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Akira Back, Toronto, ON

Akira Back

4.7
4.7
1387 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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 52 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Korean, Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (437) 800-5967

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Akira Back

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Reservations Team: (855) 268-0087

  • Neighbourhood

    Entertainment District

  • Cross Street

    King Street West, Blue Jays Way

  • Parking Details

    Valet Parking is available at the Bisha Hotel for $30 per vehicle.

  • Public Transit

    King St and Blue Jays Way Streetcar

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Akira Back Valentine's Day

    $120.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Join us for a special Valentine's Day dinner, featuring a decadent 5-course set menu from Akira Back. FIRST COURSE TUNA & ZUCCHINI PIZZA micro shiso / truffle oil ROSE scottish organic salmon / leche de tigre SECOND COURSE TRUFFLE BOMB marinated shrimp / sea urchin / caviar AB WAGYU TACOS bulgogi sauce / tomato ponzu THIRD COURSE KAISEN PAPILLOTE yuzukosho butter NIGIRI SUSHI & ROLL wagyu sushi / signature roll FOURTH COURSE 48 HOUR WAGYU SHORT RIB roasted garlic glaze / onsen tamago DESSERT APPLE HARUMAKI caramelized apple / vanilla gelato PEBBLES LYCHEE MOUSSE white chocolate coating mousse / jasmine granita

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What 1,387 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Old Toronto

    Best Food

  • Old Toronto

    Hot spot

  • Old Toronto

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and exceptional service! Thank you!
  2. M

    Miguel

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Small portions but good meals. Loves the ambiance. Drinks were good.
  3. S

    Suzzy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The food is very good, highly recommend the tuna/mushroom pizza and wagyu tacos. The service is terrible its a shame.
  4. IJ

    ItalJam

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Where to start? From the time we were welcomed into Akira Back to our last bite - the experience was nothing less than 5star. As an Italian, we eat with our eyes first. The food was plated beautifully and tasted deliciously. Mama Mia!! The service was excellent. Staff were very polite and extremely knowledgeable with the menus offerings. A memorable evening with a special someone enjoying the cities finest food. Well done Akira Back. I’ll be back soon.
  5. c

    cindy

    Toronto

    119 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    119 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was great. Service was meh. Had hope something special would have taken place for my friend for her birthday but nothing. Oh well
  6. RS

    RayStevenson

    Toronto

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Way too loud. Could not hear the other guests in our party.
  7. P

    Pooja

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favourite restaurant in Toronto🥰 I always come here on special occasions, and they never mess. I’d recommend this place to any one because the service is always great and the food is amazing.
  8. N

    Nazk

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Had a great time! They did take a while to bring the drinks and to come and take the order but everything else was great!
  9. OS

    OlgaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great VIP service. See you soon‼️
  10. M

    Mike

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The tastes were incredible! As was the service - so attentive, responsive, and helpful. It was a wonderful experience. Our only "concern" was that some courses - as delicious as they were - were not very plentiful for two (the waygu tacos are devine bit, oh, so small; there could have been two more slices of the shortrib for the price). Would still go back to try more, though!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really good overall experience. Front the hostess to the waitress. Love the ambience for a casual fun date/night out after work
  12. CM

    ClaraM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect option in Downtown Toronto. The food is 10/10 and service 12/10 :)
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was incredible and so kind. Food was great. This restaurant is beautiful for taking pictures and just an overall beautiful interior design. Highly recommend.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great atmosphere, we took many recommendations from our server which were amazing. Stand out sushi roll was the protein roll, definitely don't miss it.
  15. c

    chch

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved Akira Back! Cozy environment and amazing food. Wagyu short ribs is a must-try :)
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was below average and the waitress was rude
  17. T

    Tizzymom

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Every single dish was absolutely amazing! LOVED the mushroom pizza and Wagu tacos! The prices were fair (except for high-priced, mediocre cocktails and limited, expensive wine options). Our only complaint is that when we arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation we were told by the hostess that our table was ready, but we were STERNLY WARNED that we would have a two hour limit starting from the moment that we sat down... or what??!! Would they kick us out and not bring food that we ordered? I understand the need to manage the seatings, but isn't it up to the restaurant and it's staff to manage the timing and turnover of tables? It is not up to the patron to manage the timing of their stay! However, our server (John?) was wonderful, and assured us that the time-limit was not his priority and that we shouldn't worry about it. He was engaging, attentive, and very professional--we soon (mostly) forgot about the veiled threat from the hostess. The atmosphere was really cool, and I think guests felt comfortable to "come as you are", with many clearly embracing the opportunity to "dress up" for this exclusive dining experience! There were lots of diners in their 20s and 30s, but also some families and older couples (50s). Overall, I would highly recommend for the outstanding food and excellent service! Looking forward to going again the next time we are in the city. We always stay at Le Germain hotel on Mercer, and it was a 2 minute walk to Akira Back--so convenient on a cold winter evening! Also, don't give up your plans to go here when you can't find a table online... we kept checking back and managed to get in when a cancellation came up.
  18. LR

    LisaR

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish that came out of the kitchen was superb!! It was a wonderful dining experience.
  19. JR

    JordanR

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was excellent as always
  20. R

    Rue24

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great ambiance. A dining experience you'll want to keep coming back for.
  21. JB

    JBok

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, wonderful service, and intimate ambiance. Looking forward to coming back again.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Pretty sweet employees there.
  23. AL

    AaronL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good. The service was also really good. I felt well taken care of.
  24. SG

    SydG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience! The service was great, and the food was excellent! Perfect spot for a special occasion.
  25. m

    mowat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food, better environment. got the nazo 9 box and was pleasantly surprised at the selections
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter requested we go here for her 17th birthday dinner….and it was a great idea! The food never disappoints and the service is on point! Miso cod, rock shrimp, lamb chops, seabass, show me the roll, fried rice…..uh, can’t even remember what all we ordered but it was all delicious! Thank you Akira Back!
  27. AL

    ALLENJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for dinner. That is the place we are looking for.
  28. DB

    DerinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food in there is incredible. I will definitely go there again.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My Birthday that the restaurant forgot about
  30. NA

    NifemiA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and a great ambience! Would definitely return
  31. RA

    RosyeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good vibe, good food. Good place for celebration.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So amazing, the food hits every time!
  33. B

    Bally

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular experience. Top quality food. Great service. Wonderful spot.
  34. LS

    LisaS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The mystery box was next level! A party of flavours in your mouth and visually stunning as well. Highly recommend it!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greg was our waiter . He was great to have . Last time I also had Monica she was very nice . Next time I’d go , I would pick either of their tables , they gave us a very nice dinner experience
  36. DP

    DemetriP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. It is my third time at Akira Back and I always leave with a sense of content and a need to come back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service- exceptional food!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, great experience. Service could be a little faster though.
  40. d

    danielam

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Everything from the impeccable service, perfect food and cozy, modern ambiance made this an u forgettable experience. Can't wait to go back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

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 1387 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 52 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Akira Back

80 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 2G3

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    King Street West, Blue Jays Way

  • Neighbourhood

    Entertainment District

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Korean, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Valet Parking is available at the Bisha Hotel for $30 per vehicle.

  • Public Transit

    King St and Blue Jays Way Streetcar

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Akira Back

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (437) 800-5967

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Reservations Team: (855) 268-0087

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