Rakkan is Japanese for optimism. This is a very fitting name for this top restaurant in Athens, which represents Japanese fusion cuisine, as after dining here on the chef's exquisite creations you are certain to feel optimistic.
With minimal style, this restaurant in Kifissia, is dominated by simplicity. Here, the design team shined by creating an impressive construction from wooden cubes (do not try to count them as they reach the 9,900!), which can be easily likened to a vast reverse stylish maquette. During the summer, the outdoor area is the protagonist here with its impressive atrium being "dressed" with a lounge mood –comfortable sofas, dim lighting, excellent acoustics– and welcomes you in a renewed environment with the minimalism of the cubes grabbing your attention.
Combining creative, fusion cuisine with techniques and recipes from Europe and Japan, creating a new, "euroriental" approach, the award-winning chef Naruse Fumiaki in collaboration with the Chef de cuisine Giannis Simotas present new signature dishes.
The restaurant's renewed card includes proposals, such as the Raspberry goat cheese salad with nuts, raspberry dressing, chevre cheese and tomato jam, the Black Angus Mini Buns burgers with ranchera sauce, kimchi cabbage, aged cheddar cheese and steam bread, and the Black Cod Fish & Chips with Alaska cod, Peruvian chips and broccoli tarama mousse!
Finally, the excellent signature cocktails, which are inspired by the land of the rising sun, made by the bar manager Apostolos Tsatsiras have become a favourite choice.