Yakii – Asian Tapas Bar & Restaurant Celebrates Grand Opening in the Heart of Deccan, Pune


Pune, September 2023: Yakii-Asian Tapas Bar & Restaurant, a groundbreaking culinary destination, is thrilled to announce its grand opening in the bustling heart of Deccan, Pune. The restaurant aims to redefine the city’s dining landscape by offering an unparalleled Asian gastronomic experience. Yakii is a novel culinary haven that stems from Hrishikesh Baravkar’s deep-rooted understanding of Pune’s evolving culture and burgeoning desire for Asian cuisine. The restaurant seamlessly blends tropical beachside allure with Dubai desert elegance, offering a truly global experience on native soil.

Designed by architectural visionaries Hrishikesh Baravkar and Shashank Shirole, Yakii boasts an interior palette of warm, earthy tones meticulously chosen to kindle a cozy ambiance. The restaurant harmonizes wood, steel, and bricks in an artful dance, complemented by century-old plants and trees in its sprawling open-air section. The fusion of small and large plates, alongside robata grills cooked over live heat, defines Yakii’s exceptional culinary offerings. The carefully curated drinks menu boasts a refreshing twist and a generous splash of alcohol, complementing the flavors.

Yakii takes pride in its curated menu that features a range of signature dishes and cocktails, designed to tantalize the palate and elevate the dining experience. Guests can indulge in mouth-watering options like Korean Chicken, Tori Karaage, Togarashi Hummus, Kunji Lamb and the unique KFC Chicken Truffle Oil Roll. To complement the culinary offerings, Yakii presents an exquisite cocktail menu featuring the Kuwa Sour, Kohi Press, Guava Tinkle, Yakii de la Casa and Laccha Sting. Each dish and drink have been crafted with meticulous attention to detail, promising an experience that’s as bold, contemporary, and unparalleled as Yakii itself.

“Yakii is not just a restaurant; it’s a culinary journey that transcends borders and traditions,” says Hrishikesh Baravkar, the visionary behind Yakii. “Rooted in the vibrant pulse of Pune, we’ve created a sanctuary where the exotic flavors of Asia meet the warmth of Deccan hospitality. We invite you to not just dine with us, but to become a part of our ever-evolving narrative,”

Hrishikesh Baravkar

Yakii operates from 12:30pm to 1 am and offers a 160-seater expanse spanning 6,000 sq ft. Guests are welcomed into a casual yet luxurious atmosphere, accentuated by earthy Mediterranean hues and rustic decor.

Address: Yakii, Behind Champion Sports (main road), Next to R Deccan Mall, Deccan Gymkhana, Opposite Indian Overseas Bank, Pune-411004

For inquiries, bookings or more information, contact: +91 91461 98800