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Akira Back, The Colony, TX

Akira Back

4.5
4.5
106 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
The Akira Back restaurant on the waterfront of The Grandscape Development of The Colony, TX is modern Japanese cuisine with 5-star service. This innovative concept was created by Michelin Star award winning Chef Akira Back. As a former professional snowboarder, Chef Back's passion is to provide a food and beverage experience that is unique and leaves people emotionally connected with aspects of his food, personality, and life.

The Akira Back restaurant prides itself on creating innovative culinary experiences combined with a social atmosphere and elegant ambiance. The Akira Back restaurants consist of 20 locations in 9 different countries with many additional locations set to open in the next 12 months.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Korean, International

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (945) 224-0505

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We have 3 private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 16 guests. Call for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    The Colony

  • Cross street

    Located within the Grandscape Development with Nebraska Furniture Mart.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View

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What 106 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Japanese

  • Dallas Suburbs

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was very knowledgeable! And the extra staff that assisted him was great! Everything we tried was excellent!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary and had a great time. We did the omakase menu (not cheap), but it was a fun experience working with our server and the chef to design a meal we would enjoy. The tuna pizza, toro tartar, octopus, scallops, and fish in beurre bland were our favorites. Worth trying for a special night out.
  3. L

    Lindsey

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tasting menu was fantastic. Drinks phenomenal. Music was perfect- house music made for a great ambiance. Delivered every expectation.
  4. SB

    SusanB

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great ! The only issue was the music was so loud that we could not always hear the waiter and the explanation of food nor each other in our party of 5.
  5. AM

    AlexM

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The atmosphere was amazing. Our server Michael was awesome. He made the night that much better
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    This was a fantastic dining experience. Our group didn’t know what to expect and went in thinking it was the same “order your dish and eat” restaurant. Boy we’re we wrong. While you can go that route, we chose to do the tasting menu experience, and our server Michael asked us a few preference questions then he and the chef curated us a menu based on our inputs. It was incredible, even one of our party that did not like raw fish enjoyed everything. The food was fantastic, each dish building on the last. Michael was incredibly knowledgeable (as was the rest of the staff, specifically about the Sake) and we were all left feeling like we’d have a wonderful experience versus just a meal.
  7. GR

    GavinR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Slightly odd location off the highway but the restaurant was excellent, service impeccable and food delicious
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Very over priced
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the flavors miso soup and the different sushi’s and The apple desert was amazing We recommend the cow wow for kids And it is really recommended for a special ocassion All waiters and hipsters were really kind Congrats
  10. s

    sonalis

    Dallas

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We ordered pretty much everything on the menu since we were a large group Rolls could have been more creative Cold dishes and hot dishes were good Music was too loud to have any conversation
  11. MM

    MasonM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow so awesome
  12. MS

    MichaelSchroeder

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very high end sushi. Service is great and prompt. My 2nd time there.
  13. WK

    WillK

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Where do I begin? From the moment we walked in, this place amazed us. The greeting to immediate seating with reservation. Then, our waiter was amazing and gave us great recommendations. We had the Greatest Hits, which was $125/person. It was an 8-course dining experience. There is also a more expensive version ($200/person) that features an 11-course off-menu experience. But this was a fabulous choice all around. The food is exquisite and cooked to perfection. Our waiter even provided drink recommendations all the way down to Japanese whiskey pairings with our meals. Overall great recommendation and I would give 100/10 for the experience. I would book this place at least a couple of weeks in advance because this place is about to be HOT!
  14. h

    happydiner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing way to celebrate a special birthday. Everything was top notch!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had dinner at Akira Back for the first time last night and we truly enjoyed ourselves. The ambiance, service and food were all amazing. Since it was our first time our server Jessica said she would take care of us and have chef create a menu for us to enjoy. We had his famous Tuna pizza with caviar on top which tasted amazing! We also had the yellowtail Serrano which had great flavor as well. The black cod melted in your mouth! We got the wagyu where we cooked it on a hot rock and it came with three different sauces. The wasabi butter one was our favorite to dip the meat in. The dish was so fun cooking table side. We finished with a hot mess roll and again loved it! Especially the sauce it was spicy. We got the cigar and apple dessert. They put a candle and had a cute happy birthday sign because we were celebrating my husbands birthday! We loved both desserts. They have an amazing Japanese whiskey menu. My husband got a flight and I enjoyed the cucumber martini. Overall great experience and I’ll definitely be back to try more dishes and drinks again soon.
  16. HB

    HeatherB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience surpassed any expectation we had. Amazing staff, the manager Shane is lovely. The artwork is incredible. Every element was perfect. You must go. And then go again and again.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food great service.
  18. TM

    TinaM

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the seasonal tasting menu from start to finish. 💗💗 Incredible service from Josiah and his team. Yuzu Gimlet and Lychee Elderflower were our favorite cocktails. Can’t wait to return!
  19. ND

    NeverDisappoints

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love loved it. Great food and service. Will become a regular place we eat at!!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service! Great atmosphere.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, best sushi I have had hands down
  22. TJ

    TravisJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very knowledgeable and passionate about the food with perfect recommendations. Everything they recommended was great and the best Japanese/sushi I have ever experienced. Although a little pricey, the quality more than made up for the cost. We sat at the bar and really felt like we were the only ones there even though the restaurant was semi full. The bar staff was great and I look forward to going back and trying more unique offerings!
  23. s

    sap3008

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great way to celebrate a special occasion! Food was excellent.
  24. JD

    JonD

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Whatever praises have been given for Akira Back, it is better! Amazing.
  25. MT

    MTE10

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best restaurants in DFW. Incredible unique flavors, and impeccable service. Worthy of a Michelin star if Dallas had a guide.
  26. AP

    AshP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even though we had reservations, we had to wait 15 minutes since inside dining is smaller than expected. Once seated, food and drinks were great and we had an amazing server who was very knowledgeable and passionate about everything. Will definitely be back. Also, try the Old Fashioned with one of the Coffee Grain Whiskey. It is amazing.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just want to say that the experience we had was 10 out 10 AMAZING. I am a GM of a very high end restaurant in Dallas and the service we received was one that I have not got to experience in a while. Michael was our server and he created such a memorable experience for us. His knowledge not only of the entire food menu, but the spirits list was unbelievable. There was not a single piece of food left on any plate, or even a sip left for our cocktails. The host greeted us so friendly, and also the food runner described everything beautifully when he delivered our food. We always here the negative and rarely the goos. The flavor profiles of each dish were so well put together, nothing was over powering. Everything tasted fresh, the presentations were absolutely beautiful! Akira Back this was my first experience dining at one of your concepts, and I will definitely be back. Congratulations on such an amazing establishment, with an amazing team!
  28. K

    Katrinav

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Over priced but food was good
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Absolutely enjoy our time.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    This was nothing special. The grilled octopus was good but extremely salty. The rest was just fair. We were at the sushi bar, where the design does not allow you to see any sushi-making action. However, we got a clear view into the kitchen area. Probably not the best to be seeing all that. Service was ok if a little overbearing. Overall, annoyed I spent that much for grocery store level sushi.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience5
    Grwat Service by Jonathan on the bar. Chef Manager giving edamame siganture dish. Jessica Manger and Michelle on the front were awesome and great customer service.
  32. TM

    TMTM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We visited Akira Back for my husband's birthday. We spent over $300, each getting the chef's tasting course. It was a disappointment; we spent the ride home recounting other amazing food memories we'd had in DFW for much less $$! Yes, the food quantity was tiny, and moreover, none of the dishes really blew us away. We went because we heard it could be a good sushi experience, but no. Every time a guest enters, the receptionist yell and the chefs yell back. I think it's supposed to be a novelty, but it's disruptive to the dining experience.
  33. CK

    ChrisK

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food quality was outstanding, the cocktails were well crafted, and the service was good (other than the constant upsell for drinks between the very long wait times between courses). The tasting menu was of the quality we expected, but the portions were too small. It was the first time in a long time I left a tasting menu feeling hungry afterwards. For the price and portion size, an additional 2-3 courses would be appropriate. Hopefully they take this feedback under consideration or AB will be a short lived experience in Grandscape.
  34. CG

    CinzandGreh

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Our server made several mistakes. I ordered two drinks during dinner and the last one came just as we were paying the check. I no longer even wanted it. I think / hope that he was in training because if not, he needs to go back for more training.
  35. M

    Mari

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Michelin star chef drew us there but we will not be returning. 1. Food is overpriced. They charged even for a side of eel sauce. Who does that?! 2. Food took more than 30 mins to come out 3. Drinks on the rocks (no mix) took 20 mins 4. The tight-jacket manager with the mow-hawk made us uncomfortable with the way he was repremanding a waiter who made a mistake- right in the dining room
  36. ST

    SimonT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Food is the epitome of "okay" --not bad but not particularly inventive or unique either, even for the area. Service is still going through teething pains with servers-in-training adding to the already crowded space. Ambience is the biggest disappointment given the brand new "waterfront" build with the attractive mural in front. Biggest issue is overcrowding with far too many tables in a surprisingly small space. The result: conversations spilling over from other tables and servers and servers-in-training constantly brushing by as they try to navigate their way around the room. All of which is exacerbated by pumping lounge music bouncing off hard surfaces all around making it difficult to hear the servers if not directly next to them. Perhaps the crowding will be alleviated when the weather cools and more guests opt for outdoor seating, but management definitely needs to work on the flow and feel of the space even if it means sacrificing capacity.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service. Super creative and very tasty meals. Cocktails or incredible. Wiring of whiskey and sake. Made me and my family feel very welcome and overall a wonderful experience. Will be back to try the whole menu.
  38. NL

    NavL

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was nice for the experience but nothing was really outstanding. The price for Nazo9 box was a bit confusing for all of us.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Way too expensive for what it is…lots of good sushi places in this metroplex and there wasn’t really anything super special about Akira
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the chefs menu and it was amazing! Our server was new but he did an excellent job!

    Akira BackResponded on July 11, 2022We are happy you enjoyed your experience with us at Akira Back! We hope to see you again soon!

FAQs

Akira Back is rated 4.5 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Akira Back

5765 Grandscape Blvd, The Colony, TX 75056

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located within the Grandscape Development with Nebraska Furniture Mart.

  • Neighborhood

    The Colony

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Korean, International

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View

  • Phone number

    (945) 224-0505

  • Private party facilities

    We have 3 private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 16 guests. Call for more information.

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