Akira Back

4.7
257 reviews
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  • Good for a Date
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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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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience from the service to the presentation and taste of the food. Highly, highly recommend.

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M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was an enjoyable experience where we had the set 5 course meal. Service was great and were very attentive, although a few servers mumbled through the description of each course making it difficult to understand. Overall satisfied but not sure if I would come back.

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

Everything is fantastic

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

First time here. Loved it! Would definitely repeat this decision. Tried a number of items off the menu and would recommend sharing plates.

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

Great food and service

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S
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food were delicious!

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AL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Atmosphere was perfect If you want to I impressed your date

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O
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Main course portions were ridiculously small

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AC
Naples
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was simply delicious. Everything we tried we LOVED. Unique dishes that will never disappoint. Beautiful ambiance as well!

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BZ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great vibe. However, it may be due to the fact that it was Valentine’s Day, food didn’t seem like they were made fresh. And most of it taste a bit salty.

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TB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

thought it was great and highly recommended for wonderful food

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CB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Excellent meal - great atmosphere - one of the best sushi restaurants in Toronto. Wish the service would have been a little better - felt a big ignored.

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C
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a gastronomic delight! Flavours were varied and went from delicate through to striking. Fish was the freshest we have had in Toronto. We shared a seaweed salad, miso soup, tuna and mushroom pizza, salmon tataki, wagyu tacos, truffle bombe croquettes, Rib eye and asparagus. The only item that I would change is the croquettes....next time it will be a roll of some kind. Presentation and service were exemplary. Thanks for a delicious meal.

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TT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is absolutely delicious, everything arrived accordingly. Service was great as always! Thanks Akira Back team!

(Tuna Pizza + Hot Mess for the win!)

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B
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Was really disappointed that we saw a table receive a surprise for their birthday and not for my table. I had to call my waiter several times until he arrives to my table.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at AkiraBack. The food was to die for. The variety of tastes was so good. Will definitely be going back more.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice. Excellent service. Delicious food. Staff were very attentive to a food allergy in the group.

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B
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I went for dinner on a Thursday evening . The place was pretty empty. Service was exception the food was ok, I didn’t feel like it was fresh and a few of the dish came out room temperature.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great venue, with even better food and staff!!!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AMAZING!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Very very good

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VH
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best Japanese restaurant in Toronto! The fish are so fresh that I felt like I was in Tokyo!

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NN
London
22 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Overpriced sushi restaurant. Flavors and techniques are not innovative or unique enough to warrant the high prices. Akira Back may well have a Michelin star, but it's not for this restaurant.

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TB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Open table said I didn’t arrive
We were ther

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We loved the restaurant and the food! Our server was attentive and gave us lovely suggestions. We enjoyed the tuna pizza, crispy rice, wagyu beef tacos, brother from another mother and matcha mousse. The hot mess roll was a miss for us. Overall 8/10.

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Naples
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent Tuna and mushroom pizza with truffle oil! Just Devine. Best thing on the menu.
Sushi was quite good too. Great sharing plates and ambience.

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LM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Great experience. The setting is amazing.
Food is good, wine is good, value/quality good.
But i felt the service was a bit off, they are quite stern and would take our dishes without asking us if we were done i felt like in a fast food lol.

The place was a bit crowded and very noisy, kinda annoying when on a date.

I wish there were less tables and some less energetic music to make the experience more intimate, especially with such nice deco !

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B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and how pleasing the interior looked. Service was amazing. Food was amazing. Would definitely go again.

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OT
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience ! The food was exceptional. Salmon Tarandino, wagyu beef tacos and short ribs were our favourites.

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GL
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing everything! Food perfect and selections by our waiter outstanding...suggest that you simply ask their knowledgeable staff “bring us food” and I can’t wait to go back

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E
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised, but more so mind blown. What a treat. The food was of highest quality, the space brought me to an underground tunnel in a different part of the world, and we were pampered. We left our meal choices to our server and each course was exquisite. Best in the city. It’s an experience. Thanks Akira Back.

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S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

We have dined at many of the Iconk Group Restaurants in the past. Our two favorites are at Patria and Byblos. We have dined at these two on dozens of occaisions. We also have eaten at Westlodge and Figo. We also stayed at the Bisha Hotel for New Years Eve and ate at Kost. Needless to say, we have had good experiences at Iconink Restaurants. Akira Back was most disappointing. Service was spotty and rushed.
Items were missed by our waitress to the point where the Assistant Manager took over. The 48 hour beef
lacked flavor. We will continue to frequent Iconink Restaurants. Akira Back has great potential.
Maybe ours was a bad night at the restaurant.

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YU
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

We had 6 Omakase last night. Food and presentation are exquisite however the servers need training. The dishes were timely and well explained however after that it was like we were in a fast food lane. The last morsel fr each dish barely reached our mouth..when the dish was whipped away. Thats disgusting! I had to put my hand out to stop them fr taking my sashimi plate twice! as i had not eaten the sea weeds or had times to admire the frozen block. Maybe they need to replace the sashimi n present it to another customer before the block melts...my friends laughed. No .. we did not enjoy cos of the service

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SC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent spot for a high end sushi experience. Don't need to be a sake connoisseur, just ask they will educate you. Will definitely be back soon.

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WI
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was very good, especially the meat options such as wagyu tacos and toban filet mignon. Graham, our server, was the best. Ambiance and decor is sexy. A very nice night out.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and atmosphere are amazing. Service is excellent. Every dish we had was delicious and creatively prepared.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was a lovely Experience eating at this restaurant. It was our first time, and the hostess and servers were extremely helpful and welcoming. One in our party was a vegetarian and there were a number of options that were provided. The mushroom pizza was absolutely the highlight, the drinks were awesome and the desert lovely. The price point was definitely on the high side.

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NM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was truly the best I’ve ever had, very good energy there!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and food. Our server Tess made our night

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service were second to none! A must go if you are in Toronto.

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