If you frequent this blog and my other blog, you probably know who Kuya O is. If not, let me introduce him again. Kuya O was a highschool senior when I was a freshman, he was the head of the whole school, so to speak, he holds the position of Student Council Chairman. He was also the editor of our school paper to which I submitted my earliest articles as an aspiring writer. 🙂 Mostly about school events that we had actually. We never met personally in highschool but I know his name, he was that famous. 🙂
Fastforward many years later years, I learned that he is in Japan finishing his doctorate degree. He is also working at Osaka University as a researcher.
At one point, he messaged me to let me know that he is coming over for a research program…so came he did, I fetch him from the Vienna international airport and literally burdened him with his own baggage….lol. It doesn’t matter that we never talked back when we were in the same school, we chatted like we know each other from our childhood days. The kids and I enjoyed being with him, strolling around the city and eating out during his 2-month stay.
If there is one thing I admire about Kuya O, it is his nonchalant attitude about things. For one, he sipped his ramen soup at the restaurant we dined in as a real Japanese would…The locals were looking, of course, but he just went ahead and finished his bowl. It’s not only about food, there are a lot of things too that he is nonchalant about but I won’t elaborate much.
I often bring the kids to Akakiko too, especially when we get hungry while out in the city. They surely have something they like from the menu.
Akakiko is one of the many Japanese fastfood restaurants in Vienna. It’s not exactly my favorite when it comes to Japanese dishes, it just happened that we were near the place that particular Thursday morning. (Kuya O arrived a day earlier). He took me here after he got his allowance from the bank. lol. That branch was at the middle of the city and frequented by tourists. He said the prices are much lower compared to what he usually had in Japan…I bet so since the freshest ingredients for ramen and other seafood of the finest sushi grade is the best there!
Akakiko is a popular chain of restaurants in Vienna that specializes in Asian fusion cuisine, particularly Japanese and East Asian dishes. With several locations throughout the city, Akakiko offers a contemporary dining experience with a menu that caters to a wide range of tastes.
The atmosphere at Akakiko restaurants is modern and stylish, with sleek decor, dim lighting, and a comfortable seating arrangement. The ambiance is often vibrant, yet relaxed, creating a welcoming environment for diners.
Easy and Cozy
The menu at Akakiko features a diverse selection of dishes inspired by Japanese and East Asian culinary traditions. Sushi lovers will find a variety of sushi rolls, sashimi, and nigiri options, including classic choices like California rolls and salmon nigiri, as well as creative specialty rolls with unique flavor combinations.
In addition to sushi, Akakiko offers a range of hot dishes that showcase the flavors of East Asian cuisine. These include stir-fried noodles, rice bowls, tempura, teriyaki dishes, and various grilled items. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available, ensuring that there is something for everyone.
My tofu bowl was served real hot, it was good but a bit on the bland side, thanks to the soy sauce and other condiments provided. It was such a huge serving that I only ate half of it. One good thing about it is I am able to take home leftovers. The friendly Filipina server gave it to me in a plastic container at the same time asking us: “Hindi po kayo taga-dito ano?” (You’re not from here, right?) Obviously referring to Kuya O sipping his bowl.
Good Food the Kids Love
The quality of the ingredients used at Akakiko is typically high, with an emphasis on fresh seafood, vegetables, and other premium ingredients. The chefs strive to create dishes that balance flavors, textures, and visual appeal, resulting in beautifully presented plates.
Akakiko restaurants often have a well-stocked bar, offering an array of drinks to complement the dining experience. Customers can choose from a selection of Japanese sake, beers, wines, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages.
The service at Akakiko is generally attentive and friendly, with staff members knowledgeable about the menu and happy to assist with any dietary preferences or questions.
Overall, Akakiko restaurants in Vienna provide a contemporary and inviting setting to enjoy a diverse range of Asian fusion cuisine. Whether you’re a sushi enthusiast, a lover of Asian flavors, or simply seeking a unique dining experience, Akakiko offers a satisfying and enjoyable option in the Austrian capital.
Akakiko – Easy Japanese Dining
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