Akira Back

4.7
824 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Asian
Chef Akira Back opens his first Canadian namesake restaurant in Toronto’s Bisha Hotel. Drawing on inspiration from his Korean heritage and travels around the globe, chef Back has created a menu that blends modern Japanese cuisine with authentic Korean flavours. In addition to his signature dishes, Back has created new items unique for the Toronto location. Complemented by the sleek design with layers of gold detail and tactile finishes in carbon black, the unparalleled dining experience is a true statement of luxury.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 824 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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HelenT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Food is not impressive. Waygu taco can’t taste waygu. Sashimi pattern $70 not worth. Overall food taste not bad but not worth price.

JH
JohnH
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best in town hands down

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing!!! Spectacular. Highly recommend! The food is phenomenal all the flavours are fantastic and every dish is very well thought out. Worth every penny!

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Naza
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious, our servers recommendations were great!

JL
JulieL
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great. Our server was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great!

ZR
ZhanayR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

My boyfriend and I enjoyed everything about this restaurant from the unique ceiling decor to the presentation of the food! it was all fantastic, we will be back 100%

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leeamelia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

it was good ,
good food
good service
just a little bit noisy
practice social distance

CS
ChaSantos
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I LOVE Akira Back, is one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto. The crispy rice and the tuna pizza are amazing!

JB
JosephB
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and service. Beautiful decor. Excellent safety protocol.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time and it was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

The food was amazing! But service and the Manager at the restaurant was very disappointing! My husband ordered a wine that they couldn't find for 40 minutes, when the manager came to speak to us about it he said he would bring another comparable wine. That took him another 30 minutes. He was not apologetic, he was more interested in taking care of the tables of the people he knew! Very disappointing to get service like that!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, and service, we had a variety of starters and they were all amazing. The waygu fried rice is to die for and their vodka martinis are great. Was a good experience overall and I look forward to going back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food is good, service was good, as well as the ambiance.

Server was friendly and helpful, which helped us in knowing how many dishes we should order

I was expecting slices of meat in the wagyu tacos, instead it was ground which was a bit disappointing. Bigger pieces of crab meat in the fried rice would be better as well.

Overall excellent

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Unique
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

It is overly priced; but the ambiance and food is good! The service is not impressive! Very slow! Overall It is a good choice for specific occasions like birthday and anniversary!

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SUNB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved every part of the restaurant. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience celebrating our anniversary for the second year in a row!

JW
JayW
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit after "reopening" and very impressed with protocols and overall experience.

Pros:
- Delicious food as always - we shared - wagyu tacos, grilled crab, rock shrimp, sushi (maguro and fatty tuna), wagyu rice, and Brother from Another Mother roll - I'd recommend all of them - although I think we ordered too much :)
- Extensive sake menu - we tried the "Demon Slayer" on our server's recommendation - it was super-good
- Impeccable service
- Beautiful presentation


Cons:
- If anything (and this is really minor), the revamped menu had some noticeable absences (like the Pop Rock roll that I loved), but we were told that some "old" favorites might be making their way back on the menu, so... fingers crossed.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Outstanding food, and vibe! Perfect for a date!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Akira Back was a phenomenal experience. The food never disappoints!

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vipAbbieC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Food and ambience was great, staff was okay, not the friendliest.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

It was really hard to pick food that was well balanced. Tuna pizza was amazing however everything was really salty or mayo-y. Perhaps, it didn’t suit my taste. I wish the server was more helpful with suggestions. The portion sizes were either really small or big so it would have been helpful to know.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love love love this place. Highly recommend the wagyu short ribs, the king crab is to die for. Service is great and the space is aesthetically appeasing. 10/10 would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s was amazing! I am very happy to be there ❤️

AJ
AJay
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place highly recommended for the quality but value for the portions not in line with what the average person would be used to.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Best Sushi I've ever had!!! I definitely recommend Akira Back for a date night or any special occasion!!

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lowfatpork
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best nights in town. Strongly recommended for someone who wants to try fusion, new dishes.

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bent
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

good food. Sitting by the server station made the place seem a little to busy.

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Sara
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved it! Thank you for having us !!!!!

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SandyS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the pleasure of Monica being our server yesterday. She was absolutely impeccable and made our evening more enjoyable. Food and ambiance was wonderful. Can't wait to go back.

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ML53
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was great! We enjoyed the food and drinks and the service was perfect! All the staff were attentive to ensuring our time at AB was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New to Toronto and this place is definitely among my favourites already. The food is imaginative and thoughtfully constructed. The presentation is artistic - beautiful. Cocktails equally gorgeous. Service is attentive but not intrusive. Definitely worth a visit!

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AnthonyN
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful time for our anniversary Akira back was our first stop we loved the setting, the food. I had made other arrangements for our desert, so when we where brought desert saying happy anniversary we didn't order that was special. Akira back kicked off our night right.

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ProK
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, great service and wonderful food. Enjoyed a lot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Akira did not disappoint in its variety of great food and ambiance. The crispy rice, miso cod, and the brother from another mother roll were some of our favorites. The hostess was extremely friendly and accommodating, giving us a great table with a view. We would def go back here if we lived here, it was so good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, quality of food, atmosphere, staffs were all fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

12/10. Best restaurant in Toronto

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boni
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service are both very good. But the portion is small for every dish. Average $130/person after tax&tips. If you are looking for fancy food, this restaurant is highly recommended. But if you are looking for good food with competitive price, it might not be a good choice. Overall is a good place to go especially for special occasions like birthday/anniversary etc.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding!
Best restaurant I ate at in Toronto!

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Jennifer
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

The service was subpar, especially when you’re spending so much money!! Our server only had a few tables, and hardly checked up on us, refilled our water asked us if we wanted to order another cocktail… never asked us if we wanted to order dessert (which we did) then waited 25+ min to receive our bill… once we paid we complained about the service and she just made excuses and was argumentative instead of apologetic…

FAQs

Akira Back offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (437) 800-5967.

Akira Back is rated 4.7 stars by 824 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.