Akira Back

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563 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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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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What 563 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarolineM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant, amazing food & amazing Service. Our waitress Elizabeth was the best. She knew the menu well. Made great suggestions. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, highly recommend!

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vipYumYum
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Mostly personal preference - every dish we ordered overwhelmed me with the taste of mayo :(. I much prefer the fresh taste of the fish which was always overpowered by the mayo.

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annan
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I received the best service one can ask for! and one of the most tasty restaurants in Toronto! Highly Recommend!

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AlexB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just Awesome! Will go back many times and would recommend the restaurant many times more.

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Britt
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had an amazing date night at Akira Back. Incredible atmosphere, very tasty food, and our server was very knowledgeable on the menu and funny! My boyfriend and I don’t usually do date nights at places like Akira Back downtown, but Our experience that night was worth every dime. After dinner we went to the rooftop bar called Kost, and the manager Elijah was welcoming, friendly and made it a fabulous experience for us. Highly recommend!!

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BenS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great party place and food was perfect

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Jasmine
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vibe is awesome. Our server was fantastic. Food is incredible. Loved the tuna pizza, crispy rice, wagyu tacos, and magic mushroom roll. SO good.

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vipSangalhos
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food is excellent. We had the chef tasting menu and it was prepared to perfection.
The noise level is a little bit loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Did not like Omakase at all.

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vipStevenG
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wow, we really loved the food and service here. We are big fans of omakase, and this place has a really interesting menu.
We did the omakase with the wine/saki pairing, and thoroughly enjoyed all. Service was fast, pleasant and efficient, and the decor was pretty cool too.
Will DEF be back for more...

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vipnatalies
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food is delicious but I for the value I always leave hungry.

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vipkostasg
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic!

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CarmenV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous design, hidden gem. Delicious food and presentation. Pricey but memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mini tacos are great!

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vipDeedee
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing! The wagyu tacos are to die for!!!

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StaceyC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent food. Amazing service - some of the best we’ve experienced. The noise level was really loud and difficult to hear the servers and other diners. Overall I would highly recommend eating here

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good was incredible and our server was super informative. Highly recommend and definitely returning.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Skip the wagyu tacos, but everything else is amazing.

The saketinni is amazing for cocktails.

Both scallop dishes are ridiculously delicious, the tuna pizza is awesome, but the best dish is the wagyu - don. So good!

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RichardD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and a spectacular staff. Best restaurant in Toronto.

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JeannineR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday - amazing service, amazing food. Wonderful atmosphere. Overall a great memorable experience

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Not a great front of house experience , once we were seated everything was okay

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vipAnthonyI
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience and excellent food. The starters were fantastic. We had a taste of many salads and hot share. The sea weed salad was exceptional. A must try! The sushi, rolls and sashimi were great but note that they are small portions. My ribeye was incredible and everyone else thought their main was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the most wonderful meal with a great server, would definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

My girlfriend and I had dinner here on Valentines Day. The restaurant had a fixed 6 course menu. The standouts were the bass and wagyu beef. I was disappointed with the portion sizes. I think the issue was the fixed menu. Typically I would just order more to compensate but didn’t have the option because of the Valentines Day menu. I understand that it’s a busy night for the restaurant but it felt too much like an assembly line. Everyone did their job but no one went above and beyond to make it a great experience. Overall, Akira Back was okay. There are better options in the city.

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StacieM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience , we all enjoyed the food , the service and the decor / atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant !!

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Jennie
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Decor and ambience is pleasing.
Brother from Another Mother & Show Me the Roll were delicious and perfect for sharing. The Jidoori Chicken is to die for.
Service was nothing special, below from what I expected. Our server seemed to be under the influence and was not very friendly. Food runners were the most pleasant and friendly.
Found an insect crawling on one of our rolls, issue was fixed by bringing out a fresh one.
Will continue to come back for the beautiful food.

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tristani
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Honestly one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in a long time, thanks for making her birthday so special

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was top notch!
Food was great my favourite was there fried rice dishes.
The only not so good thing was how long it took to receive some of our food... we ordered 2 of their signature rolls and it took not even exaggerating 1/2 an hr to receive each one.. which is in total 1 hr!

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Kate
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have recently moved to Toronto and I’m super glad I found this place. As an asian and as a fine dining lover, I really enjoyed the experience of such exquisite food. My favs were tuna & mushroom pizza and Wagyu taco 😍

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vipFeliks
Montreal
33 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very very good!

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AvaS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely excellent experience! Amazing food and service! Great atmosphere! Strongly recommend this restaurant!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Awesome way to celebrate a birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful time. The food was excellent. So delicious and beautifully presented. We will definitely be back again.

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JamesK
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such great food in terms of taste and texture. Amazing service too. Great ambience and decoration.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a very awesome experience to enjoy in Akira Back!!!

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AndreaM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

By far my favorite restaurant in Toronto!
Unique tasting experience and amazing ambiance.

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JustinL
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service are outstanding! Everything on the menu is delicious!

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GeorgioK
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server Mackenzie was amazing the food was flavorful and tasty the pearl morisette Chardonnay was liquid gold loved it we will be back.

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Akira Back is rated 4.7 stars by 563 OpenTable diners.

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