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Akira Back, Toronto, ON

Akira Back

4.7
4.7
1142 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Korean, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (437) 800-5967

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Akira Back

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Reservations Team: (855) 268-0087

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Entertainment District

  • Cross street

    King Street West, Blue Jays Way

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is available at the Bisha Hotel for $30 per vehicle.

  • Public transit

    King St and Blue Jays Way Streetcar

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,142 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. KC

    KathyC

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, service & ambience
  2. S

    Sarah

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening great service and delicious food!
  3. SC

    SarahC

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    I wanted to feel like Akira Back lived up to the hype but overall it was okay. There were elements I really enjoyed like parts of the Crispy Rice Cold share. The flavours were on point but the crispy rice itself was a bit too sticky for my liking. The Sea Bass however was everything I expected and more. It was cooked to perfection and flavour elements hit the spot. The rolls were just okay. It was comparable to a good sushi bar offering. The accompanying side crab fried rice, while had great taste did not really highlight the crab which I was really looking forward to. The cook was great though with crispy bits of rice in it. Exactly how I like my fried rice. Overall, I would say Akira Back has perfected the technique of cooking (short ribs were melt in your mouth tender) but some of the flavour components good be upped a notch. Ambience was great. It wasn’t too loud or too dull. The design of the place was carefully thought of. Love the mural on the ceiling. I was afraid it would err on pretentious given the location but it was actually a comfortable, welcoming feel. Service could be better though. Started of a bit slow. There were 3 waiters tending to one table while we were waiting to get our orders placed. Will most likely come back to try other things on the menu after I’ve tried other restaurants on my list.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent! Cool decor and vibe! Would definitely go back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Perfect for my boyfriends birthday dinner
  6. A

    sergeA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We've been here a few times, usually special occasion as its a bit pricey for a mid week dinner...but the food is excellent with some of the best sushi/sashimi we've eaten.
  7. BH

    BenH

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food. Definitely don’t go there for a value experience but great ambiance and definitely justifies the price.
  8. AB

    AyeshaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    The ambience was very relaxed and not too loud. The drinks were unique — flavour and ingredients I hadn't heard of before, and they were flavourful. The food was tasty too, the only issue I had was that they were small portions so my friends and I weren't really full by the time we were leaving. But I still enjoyed my time there — bathrooms are quite fancy!
  9. GA

    GabbyAllen

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Service was very slow. We waited 15 mins to even be asked if we want water. The food came quickly but we waited for a dither 10 mins for our drinks after receiving our first dish. We had two glasses of wine so nothing elaborate so no excuse for the delay. The server however when we did speak with him was lovely. Food was beautiful though.
  10. LD

    LyndaD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always very good, just abit dark, food was great, server good
  11. L

    Lauren

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will come back in near future! Food is delicious and beautifully presented
  12. C

    Chris

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful entrees and appetizers. Food came quickly. Service was efficient. Not a great wine list.
  13. TO

    TOPSZN

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic restaurant. We visited Akira Back for our 10 year anniversary and it did not disappoint. From the food. To the service. To the greeting staff. We had a remarkable evening with some of the most delicious Japanese food we have ever had. Obviously due to the price point (worth ever penny) this is not an every day restaurant. But we know where we will be spending our special occasions from now on. Bravo Akira Back.
  14. s

    smarkov

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We returned to Akira back for the the first time since the pandemic and it is not the same experience unfortunately. Our reservation was at 5 pm the start of the shift. We immediately noticed that the floors were not clean and neither were several of the seats in the dining area. The staff were talking to each-other during the service seemingly unbothered by the lack of cleanliness in the seating area. The sushi tasted fishy - it did not taste fresh. We only had one piece of the brother from another mother because of this and when we mentioned that it tasted and smelled fishy the waitress didn’t comment or care. We didn’t complain and paid our bill which was quite high given the fact we barely ate the food. It’s sad what a toll the pandemic has taken on this restaurant, the quality of the food, and the staff.
  15. B

    Beleeve

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    The food was amazing but the service wasn’t really up to par for such an expensive restaurant. I guess it depends on who your server is though. It was also super noisy I could barely hear the person in front of me talk. Would totally recommend though, the food is too good to miss out on.
  16. JS

    JoshS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Was very very loud. Could not hear the staff or my date. Food was ok, we sent one dish back because it smelled very bad.
  17. D

    Dg416

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, Food and service. Would highly recommend
  18. JV

    JustineV

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance for professionals or group events - no children - great service.
  19. CA

    CristinaA

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing bites! All the flavours were delicious and was a perfect sharing menu!
  20. DC

    DenisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Akira Back is a first class restaurant. It has good vibes, good to bring friends, family, dates for a relaxing time and good food or business potential business meetings for a good time. Food was amazing, service was great as well. Akira Back is marked down on my list for a return to celebrate milestones with friends and family.
  21. JL

    JustinL

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is outstanding!! Everything we ordered on the menu is good. It's on the pricey side but it is hands down one of the best restaurants in Toronto!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and excellent service
  23. t

    toetoe

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good for value.
  24. R

    Rickie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing time at Akira Back - food was some of the best we've ever had. The food was fresh, savoury, and extremely flavourful. I would recommend to anyone and would definitely come back.
  25. JL

    JenniferL

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Too loud for conversation. Not sure what our waitress said most of the time. More of a nightclub vibe
  26. m

    mikefer

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent spot for quality Japanese cuisine. Good energy, great service, food was excellent.
  27. SR

    StephanieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was way beyond my expectations. Everything was perfect. One of the best meals I have eaten in my entire life.
  28. C

    Chef

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing from start to finish! 👏 We'll most definitely be back.
  29. ML

    MariaL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, attentive staff, and oh-so-delicious food!
  30. N

    Natty

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the Top Restaurants in Toronto. Great ambiance, helpful staff and delicious food.
  31. T

    Thar

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing selection of food! Very fancy restaurant with exceptional service!!! It is pricey but worth it as the food has unique taste to it. Would come here again just for the food and ambiance.
  32. E

    Efua

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers were friendly and the food was really good
  33. RC

    RoCo

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Atilio is a gem! Greeted us at the door with a smile. Will definitely be back!
  34. P

    Pastaliscous

    Naples

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    O complaints bc this was a memorable exp for our pallets! Service matched the chef’s expertise.
  35. AW

    AlyssaW

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Food was great, but portions were small. Seemed like the price point was inflated for what you're getting compared to other high end Japanese restaurants. That said there were some cool things on the menu that I would probably go back for.
  36. TK

    ThomasK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute favourite restaurant in Toronto. The service and food is outstanding. The wait time between dishes is perfect you never feel like your waiting too long. Will definitely keep continuing to come back. Best restaurant in Toronto by far! Highly recommend!
  37. NM

    NadiaMian

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab cocktails and food, would not recommend dessert.
  38. SM

    SusanM

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good. Many dishes were a little spicy . We shared everything and had the Pizza (excellent), Rock shrimp (spicy but delicous), yellowtail (it's raw..fantastic my fav), black cod, sea bass, crispy rice with seared tuna on top, octopus. All these were apps. For main, the three of us shared the rib eye and a chicken dish with a side of asparagus and rice. The chicken was bland and the only thing I didn't like. Dessert was also very good - we shared some lychee mouse and an apply caramel dessert. Cocktails were very good as well. A very nice evening. It is a bit loud in the restaurant and a little dark.
  39. F

    Foodie143

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We came here for our daughter's birthday. Service was great and the food was excellent as always too. The reason for the 4 stars is that the server didn't tell us the price of the second bottle of sake which ended up being a smaller bottle but more expensive. I wish he would have mentioned that or recommended something more reasonable. Our bill was ridiculously high when we received it.
  40. TB

    ThresaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I definitely enjoyed my 35th birthday at the restaurant. Complimentary champagne throughout the night, and whenever a new guest showed up to the table the server would immediately have an extra glass of champagne for them(the server made a great impression). Unfortunately I cannot remember the server's name but I do remember Natalie who was great with suggestions for food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

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 1142 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today
Google Map for Akira Back

80 Blue Jays Way Toronto, ON M5V 2G3

Additional information

  • Cross street

    King Street West, Blue Jays Way

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Entertainment District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Korean, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is available at the Bisha Hotel for $30 per vehicle.

  • Public transit

    King St and Blue Jays Way Streetcar

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Akira Back

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (437) 800-5967

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Reservations Team: (855) 268-0087

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