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Salt & the Cellar by Akira Back, Kissimmee, FL

Salt & the Cellar by Akira Back

4.8
4.8
533 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean
An Innovative Mediterranean Asian restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & Sunday afternoon tea service. Located on the main level of Orlando’s ultra elevated ette hotel. The dining space spills out onto a verdant courtyard featuring a linear fountain and fragrant herb garden where guests may enjoy delicacies and indulge in our exclusive dining experience. We ask that guests adhere to a Smart Elegant dress code for adults & kids. Casual attire such as loungewear, jeans, shorts, t-shirts, baseball caps, tennis shoes, running shoes & flip-flops are not permitted.
***** A Wellness-focused restaurant - while we do not menu alcoholic beverages, we have a top notch, high quality Mocktail menu. However, we understand that everyone dines differently, and that is why we have “Bring Your Own” — giving you the freedom to bring your own favorite libation with you with no added corkage fee.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Fusion / Eclectic, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Afternoon Tea Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (407) 288-1919
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Akira Back
  • Neighborhood
    Kissimmee
  • Cross street
    Sherberth Rd and Black Lake Rd. Minutes South of Disney's Animal Kingdom.
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    $65.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Step into our Missoni-lined garden escape and sate your appetite with delightful plates and our extensive list of teas by Mariage Frères, curators of the most sought-after and flavorful teas in the world.
    Afternoon Tea Photo
  • Easter Afternoon Tea

    $85.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    On the hunt for the best Easter Afternoon Tea this side of London? Step into our Missoni-lined garden escape and sate your appetite with delightful plates and our extensive list of teas by Mariage Frères, curators of the most sought-after and flavorful teas in the world.
    Easter Afternoon Tea Photo

What 533 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Orlando

    Innovative

  • Orlando

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

533 Reviews
  1. MarisaD

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for high tea on Sunday. It was an amazing experience. The service was wonderful from the moment you walk in. Every single person we came across was full of hospitality and a warm smile. The attention to detail in the space from the architecture to table setting to the quality of food and more. I would highly recommend making this an experience to attend.

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  2. Jess

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very beautiful/ clean restaurant in a chic hotel. We did afternoon tea, loved the experience, presentation and plating was adorable. Pastries/dessert were delicious. The selecting of the teas process was unique. The service was on par, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The live musician (pianist) was a bonus. I'd come again for another birthday party splurge or girls fun day out. Look forward to trying the mock tails.

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  3. TB1249

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food. Awesome experience. Only complaint would be the restaurant promotes a “healthy lifestyle” and serves ZERO alcohol. Wish I had known in advance. Meals are are the higher side for price so prepare yourself, but that said, the food was absolutely delicious and full of flavor.

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  4. TaylorM

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most flavorful delicious food and mocktails ever!!! Expensive but worth it!!

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  5. LaurenL

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was such a treat!! The food was outstanding! We brought our kids, and they loved it too. My boys don't normally like the kids menu, but this one had unique items that were really great too. The mocktails were a hit, and my husband and I brought alcohol to enjoy. They welcome it! Paul, our waiter, was fabulous. All of the staff was! Highly recommend.

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  6. Kimberly

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was impeccable and sweet. We were celebrating a late Valentine’s dinner and she made sure we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves.

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  7. EbonyO

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was by far were the best experiences I had the motels are another experience on top of themselves. I really enjoyed the afternoon tea food was delicious can’t wait to return.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant, everything was amazing! 5 stars

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  9. Lauren

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire tea experience was great! The service was excellent.

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  10. williamr

    Charlotte

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really, really good food. Also very nice that no alcohol. Great mock tails

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  11. LowFlavorHighPrice

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant is overrated and overly expensive for what you get. We tried the tuna sushi pizza as an appetizer, which was very good. The Wagyu tacos had no flavor. They don’t serve alcohol, which we knew so we got one of their mock tails, which was their Valentine special, and was very good but not worth the price of $22 a cocktail. We got the New York strip to share, which was very tasty and a side of the kimchi brussels sprouts, mushrooms and potatoes. The steak and the kimchi brussels sprouts were the stars. The mushrooms had no flavor and neither did the potatoes. For two people at a price tag of about $280 because they include gratuity I would say definitively that this meal is not worth it and we will not return.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall Over Priced. I don’t think I will be back

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  13. DavidV

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very different experience from other Akira Back restaurants but if you want high quality food and service in a quiet setting, this place is perfect.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent valentines special experience by Akira Back. Don’t miss out!! It’s going on now through Saturday. I highly recommend it.

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  15. JustinS

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for lunch. It was outstanding. You pay for what you get. Great food, service, mocktails, and the atmosphere is great. It was over $200 for the 2 of us but we had everything on the menu.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to a true 10/10 restaurant. No complaints

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  17. KarimKAD

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girl friend and I love this place we have been there a few times the service and food is excellent we love the presentation also the no cork fee on wine is very appreciated I even bring my family and they had a great time on the outdoors

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the place, the delicious food. We were served by Paul and it was very special, the owner was super dear. In general the attention is very cordial. definitely 100/100 for this place.

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  19. clementinem

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic savors and great service, presentation also amazing

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  20. BernettaJ

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience. We enjoyed the atmosphere, food, and drinks. Please note that their location is an alcohol-free environment. You can bring your own. :)

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a wonderful experience as it is every time we visit. The attentive service, beautiful atmosphere and unique presentation of the food and the quality and deliciousness of the food is unparalleled.

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  22. davidf

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    So dissatisfied with this. Stayed here and it was fantastic last year. We came back for dinner and couldn't believe we were in the same place. Starters were ok. New York strip at $68 was just terrible It was so tough and fatty you couldn't even eat it. I sent it back and the reason for the awful quality was that "every 15th or so cow that is slaughtered the meat becomes gamey and tough ". What on earth is that ? Just jaw dropping. No alcohol and the bill with my New York strip removed was $600 for 5 of us including nearly $100 service for the man who made that ridiculous story up. Don't bother , it's fallen off a cliff. Terrible.

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  23. JoinOrlando

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved this restaurant… the many drinks… Into the Woods, Taurus in Retrograde, and Moon Child. And everything we tried from the AB Wagyu Tacos (heaven!) and Spinach Oshitashi to entrees and sides… Chilean Sea Bass, Jidori Chicken, Togarashi Fries, Vegetable Fried Rice… and, of course, dessert— AB Chocolate in a Cup and Yuzu Curd. Extraordinary attention to every detail on service, food and beverage quality, presentation and flavor profiles— overall wow factor off the charts! Thank you, Paul who so beautifully guided us throughout our menu selections and took such amazing care of us all night, Marcel for the stunning taste and libations in action, and Joshua for added conversation, hints on the menu and tips from the kitchen. What an experience. What a night. Thank you to the entire team. (Standing ovation)

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  24. AimeeD

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING!! I went here for a fancy birthday dinner and everyone absolutely loved it. The waitress was so sweet friendly and informative. They explained absolutely everything and were very patient with us. The food was so delicious and the mock tails are TO DIE FOR! 10/10

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow wow wow. The best dining experience I have had in Orlando. Highly recommended, without a doubt a culinary tour the force. Of course, it is pricey. We will be back. 

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good ambiance , staff & menu. Almost everything delish!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Know before you go: They don’t serve alcohol but you can BYOB no corking fee! The drinks they have are GORGEOUS but all virgin cocktails. Get the ahi pizza, one of the best dishes I ever had!

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  28. Diners

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding and unique experience like no other in Orlando!

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  29. stefanyd

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience and amazing food and service!!

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  30. FUBAR

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible overall experience. Food was excellent. Service was top-notch. Mocktails were very good, with one or two missed in my group, but the presentation of each was amazing. Def not cheap, but the overall experience was worth it. 5 stars.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Mediterranean and Asian fusion dishes are innovative and prepared by Executive Chef Akira Back. The ambience includes a beautiful courtyard with a linear fountain and a fragrant herb garden, providing a lovely setting for a meal. The restaurant also maintains a wellness-focused approach, offering a high-quality mocktail menu. The elegant dress code and the no-corkage-fee "Bring Your Own" policy contribute to a sophisticated and relaxed dining environment. Overall, it appears that Salt & the Cellar offers a high-end dining experience with great attention to detail in cuisine and ambiance.

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  32. ShannonY

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this place was absolutely perfect! I’ve throughly enjoyed everything from the food and we had the best waiter ever!

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  33. BarbaraD

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for Afternoon Tea and everything was delicious and the service was impeccable. Each person gets 4 different finger sandwiches, 1 scone with accompaniments, 5 pastries made in house and 1 selection of tea. Everyone left full. They have a wide selection of black, green, blue and herbal teas. Great time spent accompanied by beautifully played piano music. Would definitely recommend.

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  34. MarlaV

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Emily attended us and was so thorough explaing the drinks and answered all of our questions! She was great, the food was great, the non-alcoholic drinks were amazing and such an experience. Definitely recommend!

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  35. SimoneM

    Panama

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I celebrated my 50th birthday at Salt & the Cellar by Akira Back , enticed by its captivating ambiance and promising menu. The restaurant truly boasts a beautiful setting and serves exceptional food. Their mocktails also stand out as an exceptional experience, enhancing the overall dining journey. However, a notable oversight marred an otherwise impeccable evening. Despite being asked about allergies during the booking process, emphasizing my egg allergy, the restaurant did not accommodate this crucial detail for dessert. Consequently, I was limited to sherbet as my only dessert option on a milestone birthday celebration. WhileSalt & the Cellar by Akira Back offers an impressive culinary experience, there was a missed opportunity to showcase the personalized touch they seemingly aim to provide. Such oversights, especially after prior communication, leave a lasting impression and detract from an otherwise delightful dining experience.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience! The attention to detail is extraordinary. Our server, Paul was phenomenal. The table side drink presentation alone is worth a visit.

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  37. Laura

    Orlando

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and even better presentation. The mocktail selection and presentation was amazing. Sea bass melted in your mouth and the filet was fabulous. Perola was our server and she explained each dish and drink in perfect detail. The restaurant is a little pricey, but well worth it for a special occasion dinner. We will definitely return.

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  38. ThomasK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When you are looking for next level tastes and service, Salt & the Cellar by Akira Back is not to be missed.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had afternoon tea here on Christmas Day, and it was phenomenal. The service team was knowledgeable and attentive, and the teas, sandwiches, and pastries were all out of this world. We’ll definitely be back!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and food was great, the servers are the best I have ever seen

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Salt & the Cellar by Akira Back is rated 4.8 stars by 533 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Salt & the Cellar by Akira Back

3001 Sherbeth Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34747

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Sherberth Rd and Black Lake Rd. Minutes South of Disney's Animal Kingdom.
  • Neighborhood
    Kissimmee
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Afternoon Tea Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Fusion / Eclectic, Asian
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Akira Back
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access
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