Owner and Chef Akira Hirose has created an exquisite menu Featuring the tastes
of French and Japanese cuisine In this casual , but elegant atmosphere,
one can experience unique fine dining with an international flair.
Chef Akira was born in Kyoto, Japan and later moved to France where he studied
under the world renowned Chef Joel Robuchon. Practicing his culinary skills,
Akira worked at Maxim's in Paris and went on to study the fine art of pastries
at Ecole de Lenotre.
After working in France for eight years, Chef Akira came to Los Angeles and joined
the kitchen staff of l'Orangerie. After two years in Los Angeles, he headed back to
Japan to open his own restaurant, Azay Le Rideau, which became one of the top
50 French restaurant in all Japan.
> Voted chef of the Year 1998 by Southern California French Chef Association.
> Maison Akira Rated top 40 restaurants by Zagat 2005
> Maison Akira Rated top 30 best services by Zagat 2005
> Voted Best Champagne Brunch by the Pasadena Weekly