Akira Back

4.7
926 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 926 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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AdelleP
Toronto
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing staff. Great meal served by a great waiter, Greg. 10/10 will be coming back for another date night.

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Pamparigouste
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very good diner experience.
Tasty food, a lot of interesting share options, and not that expensive for 2 people. Highly recommended.

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RobinS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We ordered 7 different sharing plates, and every single one was delicious. Service was excellent. I really can’t think of anything I’d do differently. You should definitely add this place to your list.

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DinaD
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food quality.
Beautiful atmosphere.
We loved it, definitely going back.

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Michellec
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been multiple times because it's one of few places that is consistently amazing with quality (and inventive) food and perfect service. I never have a complaint here. The dishes are small but filling and worth the price. I compare other places I've gone to where the quality and satisfaction were nowhere near the same level and yet cost more. The Wagyu tacos, Tuna pizza, pop rockin roll and short ribs are so good, I literally cannot try other things even though I'm sure everything is incredible. There's a reason the owner is a Michelin star chef.

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Elena
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was beyond amazing! The quality, interior design, music and exceptional service… We will definitely come back, it’s the best sushi we’ve ever tried and Toro Caviar looked like a piece of art. Our waiter Shawn was so great, knowledgeable and attentive. Thank you

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MariaD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner at Akira Back Toronto! Definitely order the Tuna Pizza or Mushroom Pizza, Salmon Tataki, the Pop Rockin, AB Wagyu Tacos, the Raspberry Gelato! Everything honestly is amazing, and you can't go wrong at all. Our server Greg was fantastic and so helpful. The chef took such good care of us and I'll definitely be returning for date night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal

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MarshaK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service and especially accommodating a food allergy!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Akira Back lived up to many of the expectations going into the night. The food was unique, flavourful and vibrant. The service was excellent, very knowledgeable, friendly staff.

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jvujvu
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The steak was cold

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raelenem
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. Would recommended and return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Amazing food as always. Love the ambiance. Service was poor unfortunately. Server was not friendly at all. Very short and cold. Everyone else who brought us food and drinks was friendly. Hopefully the next time i go, i do not get that same server.

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Kent
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Food delivers so slow……
The value is just ok.
Signature dishes aren’t very stunning, only moderate. I would say the best dish is the tuna pizza.

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ChristabelleM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The pop rockin and rib eye is a must try ! But everything is on point thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Pros: Food amazing, strong flavors. Beautiful place.

Cons: you are on a 2 hours timer to eat and leave, even if you spend a lot of money. Waitress not in her best mood.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food and service like always. My one issue is being given a 2 hour limit for the table. We felt rushed and spend 950 in two hours for 4 of us and then get told our time is up.....ended up going elsewhere to continue our night.

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CamillaP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great ambience, service, and especially food: tasty, well presented, and creative. A must try!

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Christina
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and service. Our server gave great recommendations. Would definitely go back !

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chamlo
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food at Akira Back was excellent and well deserves its stellar reputation. But the staff also deserve kudos. Sometimes as a table for one, you feel like an afterthought. Not at this restaurant. They offered me preferred seating and assured that I was well looked after. My server even engaged me in conversation where I revealed this dinner was a birthday gift to me; a half hour later they presented me with a birthday dessert. It's that attentiveness coupled with suburb food that makes Akira Back the best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was absolutely amazing!! I loved the food so much it was me and my friends first time and we really enjoyed ourselves. Beautiful restaurant perfect for pictures and the food was great. King crab fried rice and the “show me the roll” is a must try!!!

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Candy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The Cold Shares were my favourite part of the menu. I personally don't recommend the tuna/mushroom pizza as I felt it was the most lackluster dish in the Cold Shares. The salmon tataki is delicious.

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BobbyBouche
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing, great ambiance.

Asked for a nice table for my anniversary and they gave me the worst table possible on a very slow night.

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chickenwing
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The first thing you notice is the ambiance. It's a great spot to celebrate a special occasion! The food was excellent and the service was even better.

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EugeneY
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Awesome experience.

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vipJaZaCKS
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Flavours!! Just a great dining experience. The second you walk through the door. The walls are warm and inviting.

Food was brought out was timed to perfection.

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EdmondC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Pricey but very good food and attentive service. Definitely worth the trip.

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Sean
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything about Akira Back, perfect night out.

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LindaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Delicious and innovative Unique presentation. Excellent service. Fun atmosphere.

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MinZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience5

The waitress serving us turned up to our desk probably only twice during the whole time. Whenever we needed service, such as ordering food, asking for cheque, we had to stop someone who was walking by our desk. We had to wait very long to get any services.

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vijaya
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Mushroom Toban could have been better otherwise it was great

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SuburbiAV
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Amazing service!
Would definitely go back and recommend as a unique dining experience to others.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beat dinner always!!! Service and food is outstanding!!

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Oink
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Drinks could be better. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

A great place to have a few drinks with a date and some dish on the side. The food is some what average with a weird twist. If you are a fan of fusion foods go for it. The service was my biggest concern due to lack of lighting and a supposedly decreed dinning experience seems to be over crowded. The plating was good but wouldn’t go there for food

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

21st birthday

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ComposterLady
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As a person with multiple allergies, I felt super accommodated and safe eating here. Staff are amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome. Outstanding food.

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our evening was Superb! Food was beyond ou expectations, even better than our first visit. Our server Greg took service to the next LEVEL he made excellent recommendations and even remembered what we had for cocktails at our last visit! A definite must try!!!!!!!! And ask for Greg as your server!!!!

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viprobyncohenb
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Akira Back is the perfect mix of upscale and delicious! While the portions are on the smaller side at an elevated price point, it is not lost on anyone that you are there for the experience and the atmosphere! The food is exquisite and thoughtfully prepared by the chef and the staff, while the decor is truly a highlight of the evening. I would highly recommend any date, group gathering or if you’re in the mood for a fancy Toronto night out!

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 926 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.