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After immense success in Las Vegas, Executive Chef Akira Back is proud to announce the opening of Yellowtail Sunset on the famed Sunset strip in West Hollywood, California in Fall 2014. Back and The Light Group are joining forces with LORE Group (Rock & Reilly’s/Pearl’s) to take over 8768 W Sunset Blvd – the former home of Mirabelle restaurant – to bring the finest modern Japanese cuisine to West Hollywood. The two story restaurant presents a spacious patio, full bar, sushi bar, and has a capacity of 160 guests.

“I’ve always been a big fan of California local ingredients so opening a restaurant in Los Angeles has been a dream of mine for a while now,” says Chef Akira Back.

Using the highest quality seasonal fish and ingredients to create his delicious culinary masterpieces, Back’s extensive menu of modern Japanese creations features innovative and delicately prepared dishes that are truly unique, poised to tantalize the taste buds of locals and tourists, alike. Chef Akira Back’s pioneering spirit brings a fresh take to inspired dishes like Tempura Alaskan King Crab and Big Eye Tuna Pizza. Other menu highlights include Lobster Carpaccio, Kobe Beef Tataki and Yellowtail Serrano.

Born in Korea and raised in Colorado, Chef Akira Back has been named “Rising Star” by Restaurant Hospitality, is a favorite of the James Beard House in New York, and lauded in Details, Bon Appetite among many other highly coveted outlets. Before opening Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge in 2008, the professional snowboarder turned chef studied under top celebrity chefs and industry leaders throughout the world, including Masaharu Morimoto and Brian Nagao. Chef Akira Back also led the kitchen as Executive Chef of Nobu Matsuhisa’s namesake restaurant in Aspen in 2003.

“We are excited to introduce our first Los Angeles based restaurant with our star chef and great partners. We look forward to making our mark on the Sunset Strip the same way we did on the Las Vegas Strip,” says Andy Masi, CEO The Light Group.

If you are looking for fine Japanese cuisine, celeb spotting, and a true Sunset Blvd experience, head over to Yellowtail Sunset – you will be glad you went.

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Yellowtail Sunset

8768 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-0366

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