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The Akari gains a third Michelin star

The sublime The Akari restaurant becomes the first Japanese restaurant in the UK to achieve 3 Muchelin stars, joining a club of 3 other 3* restaurants in the UK..

So why would a property developer like Exemplar be reporting on a Japanese restaurant’s fortune? Well, because the Akari happens to be the restaurant in 10 New Burlington Street which we developed in partnership with The Crown Estate.

We certainly cannot take credit for tempting world famous chef Mitsuhiro Akari from the Ginza district of Tokyo where he also owned a 3* Michelin restaurant – that goes to a certain person at The Crown Estate who travels round the world finding fantastic new restaurateurs and retailers for their London and Regent Street portfolios. In this case, the daughter of Chef Akaris was coming to the London to study and, no doubt to the chagrin of said daughter, dad decided to follow suit!

The Exemplar team worked hard together with the Crown Estate to secure Chef Akari and to help design develop his restaurant to his extremely precise standards. And then we ate there. The problem is, after a meal at the Akari, where his Sushi Omakase simply melts in your mouth, Japanese food anywhere else just tastes bland. Good thing then that we know where to go back to!