Akira Back

4.7
200 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Asian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Together with ICONINK, 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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Korean, Japanese
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Hours of Operation
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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(437) 800-5967
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Akira Back
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Cross Street
King Street West & Blue Jays Way
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Experience Chef Akira Back’s favorite dishes to welcome in the new year. We’re celebrating with an exclusive menu, sake + wine pairings.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 200 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Toronto
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time in, the shrimp sushi and crispy tuna(with seaweed on top) , also the toro sashimi are the must haves! We tried to leave room for dessert but was too full. Gotta save it for the next time.
Definitely will return !

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Had a spot at the bar as the dining room was full. The girl that served us who was also the bartender, I forgot her name, but she had a medium length blonde hair- she was very rude, uninterested in serving us, acted like we were bothering her when asking for another drink ( our drinks sat empty).... she literally ruined our date- the food itself was great, as was the ambience but her lack of customer service has made me never go back- shame!

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food never disappoints.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Noise level can be overwhelming.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time visiting Akira Back. Service and food was fantastic! Would definitely return

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service is amazing.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding in every way.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Fushion is a combination of the best of different cultures, or it is about the combination of the bad of different cultures?

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TB
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was delicious. Our server was spot-on and very attentive. He knew the menu. I expected more from the ambience and decor. Not great acoustics. Very loud and muffled.

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S
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food great service

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals, service was amazing, food was beyond delicious and the vibe was sexy and dark. Loved everything about this spot.

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TG
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pricey place, but worth it. I had the seaweed salad and the waiter kindly recommended the mushroom roll with truffle (made vegan) and it was delicious! My friend got the crab and wagyu beef tacos and loved it. Portion sizes are relatively small, but would be good to order a couple of things and share. Highly recommend!

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Abit dark. ............................................................,,,,,,....,.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They customized an entire menu and dishes for two vegans! Absolutely amazing experience our server was 5 star service! Love it and definitely coming back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

will highly

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unbelievable food and excellent service. Everyone at the dinner can’t stop talking about how great the food was

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Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The staff ( host/hostess) were attentive so most the stars are for them. The place is too dark and super loud. The table arrangements are odd. Cocktails are average...nothing special. The tempura was super greasy. I'd never seen tempura that greasy before. The batter was also too thick. It was take-out quality if not worse. I was expecting a lighter/airy tempura for a place like this. We got a sushi rolls and that was good but there are better ones in the city. Ordered the black sesame cheesecake and I appreciate the minimal/ avant garde effort but it needs more improvement in both taste and presentation. It looked like they picked up cake crumbles (that didn't have any sesame taste) from left overs and threw it on the plate. The cheese squares had the sesame taste but nothing special. I wouldn't try it again even for free.

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D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Atmosphere is amazing. Food was Okay. $500+ bill but wasn't full.

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P
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

I will definitely return as the overall experience was very good. Be ready to open your wallet as the food is amazing but portions and bites are for the most part just that “bites” and the smallest appetite would need multiple dishes for a meal but choosing a favorite from the night is impossible it was all that good! Servers where super friendly and helpful but steps of service made it a bit disjointed would be my only criticism but the more than made up for long waits and confusion by just being so nice. For a great night at a really chic scene spot, you can’t go wrong!

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JB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Had the Brother from another Mother sushi and Waygu tacos. It’s the first time sushi ever made me cry. Something incredible happened.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great njght

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RK
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I don’t eat seafood or beef but they had loads of options for me! Try the crispy pork sushi and lamb! And the kim chi bacon fried rice.

One thing that did upset me was that I specified it was my boyfriends birthday many times. On the phone, via email, in person. And nothing was done. It would have been nice to acknowledge it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is amazing! Esp the pizza. Really like this place.

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a
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service. And really good food. Overall we had a great time and enjoyed our night

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Underwhelming Omakase menu. Expected more. Great ambiance and service.

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DG
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Place is one of Toronto 's top luxury resto without a doubt .

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Experience. Amazing food.

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L
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had a great experience at Akira ! Everything we had was good but the tuna pizza and black cod are to die for !! Drinks came a little slow but our server was excellent and apologetic. Dessert was great as well with beautiful presentation.

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D
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food! Josh served us and he was great! He went above and beyond to make our experience memorable!

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BR
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was simply amazing. Sat at the sushi counter and you could see all chefs took pride in what they were doing. Even pastry chef. I’d fly back to Toronto just to eat here.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

The food was amazing!

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

The food was unremarkable. Kid of blah. Given the high prices - it was an especially poor value. The desert was a joke - it was tiny - the size of amuse-bouche or something that should come free with a coffee.
No one has asked us at the end if the meal was good- if they did I'd have complained about the desert.
Don't waste your money - choose Miku instead (it is truly exceptional)

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R
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just Always Fabulous...crazy fresh sashimi; want to marry the Miso Black Cod...the Spicy miso soup is everything, waygu beef taco...tuna pizza...and on....
Worth every penny for the consistent quality of the food and the service, fabulous by GRAHAM, he made the night so much fun. Thank you from the host to Graham to the chef and and servers.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Waiter was amazing! Great service.

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JT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

All the water glasses at the table were dirty. Not as in water spots dirty but literally grime on the glass and slight sticky feeling when holding dirty! No apologies when we asked them to replace. Twice food was brought to our table which we did not order. No apologies. The second time it happened the first server simply swooped in grabbed the plate from the second server bringing the wrong plate and turned around to serve the two dishes to the neighboring table with no word of apology and no interaction with our table simply leaving us, and the second server startled and awkward. Lastly! There was gooey gum under the table that ended up sticking to the knee of my pants!!! The server seemingly uncaring simply saying "some people!" came off uncaring and unsurprised. For a restaurant that boasts its Michelin star chef, they should be highly embarrassed at the level of service and quality of the environment.

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DK
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderfull Japanese food. One of my best :) Each dish was a suprise.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was absolutely phenomenal. We ordered 5 dishes and every single one was a 10. The service was also amazing

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S
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Interior definitely helped with the ambiance and food tasted as good as it looks! Presentation and taste did not disappoint! World class experience! I highly recommend as it is moderately priced and service has been exceptional!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Experienced other Akira Back restaurants in the past, and it never disappoints!
I am in Toronto for business and was alone for dinner. Service was impeccable and never felt like I was by myself. Friendly staff!

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MJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

very creative and tasty sushi, definitely coming back

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