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Akira Back, Toronto, ON

Akira Back

4.7
4.7
1257 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

8:30 PM


Booked 59 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

    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 1,257 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Old Toronto

    Best Food

  • Old Toronto

    Romantic

  • Old Toronto

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  1. a

    anbbbbb

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Food was great however cocktails were actually horrible. Service was “ok”, feel like our server hated every second of being there which feels annoying.
  2. H

    Hindle

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was incredible as it should be for a restaurant of this calibre but very impressed with the presentation. It took over 30 minutes to get our first drink which was a bit shocking, poor service to start for sure. The restaurant is beautiful but in need of a bathroom attendant because the conditions in there were equivalent to a dirty college pub. I mean, so nasty that I waited til I got to a friends to go after seeing the situation the first time. I’d go back for the food and the venue but they need a manager to take the place a bit more seriously…
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Our server Monica was rude and inattentive. Everything we asked for seemed to be an bother to her. We are regulars at Akira and this was the first time the service was below par. She came over right before the bill came and tried to make small talk with our table as if that was going to make us tip her more. Definitely would recommend talking to her about her attitude. We were also there for a birthday which made the experience even worse.
  4. BB

    BBerny

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Possibly the best meal I’ve had in Toronto
  5. CA

    CarolA

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a beautiful restaurant presenting very creative food by well informed, friendly staff. Absolutely delicious.
  6. JL

    JordanL

    Toronto

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food - highly recommend the whitefish carpaccio and the hot mess sushi roll! Will definitely be back :)
  7. MM

    MehrabM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent place to go. Was there for my wife's birthday and she couldn't have been happier. The food is amazing and the unique drinks are a delight. Friendly and attentive staff made the whole experience that much better. Highly recommend it, and will certainly return.
  8. GM

    GregM

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and service along with amazing ambience We go here 1 to 2x a week …… one of the best restaurants in Toronto
  9. AM

    AnilM

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible! Each dish that we ordered, we were blown away with. The Jidori Chicken was exceptionally excellent. Also, a special shoutout to our server Shaun/Sean who provided excellent service throughout our entire dining experience!! Knowledge and provided amazing recommendations.
  10. NP

    NataliaP

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Food is amazing. Unfortunately service is not as good. We were not served in time, waiter was not around, we didn’t get water consistently. I have been a frequent client and this experience was bad compared to previous.
  11. DN

    DanielN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely unbelievable service, it was my girlfriends birthday and the waiter made sure our night was amazing.
  12. LK

    LaraK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!! Presentation, flavourful taste!! I’ll be back and tell all my friends
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Engagement
  14. KD

    KenD

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food was absolutely excellent. Very good service. Only issue was the noise level
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overpriced but not bad
  16. TS

    TatianaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and overall experience was incredible. A fantastic place to visit for its design and cuisine. Highly recommended.
  17. WP

    WillP

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and service. Our only minor complaint is the noise level, but it is part of the bisha hotel where they pump bass driven house music everywhere, so I guess it's not surprising.
  18. K

    Kate

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this was the best food i've had in Toronto. Cannot stop raving about my experience to everyone I know!! Expensive but so worth it for a nice night out.
  19. NS

    NimeshS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable meal!! Best high end Japanese meal I’ve had outside of Japan!
  20. VR

    VanessaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every way!!! Menu was delicious! Service was impeccable.
  21. A

    Alex

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed it highly recommend
  22. M

    Meggie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food in Akira Back is amazing! Me and my friend went there to celebrate my birthday, love it
  23. WA

    WilbertA

    Toronto

    53 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience4
    Food was great, service was lackluster. What killed the entire vibe, was the rat than ran across the floor from the hostess stand through the main dining room. The hostess and manager knew of the ingestion, and acted like it wasn’t a big deal. The manager said that our kitchen is impeccable and cleaned to the highest standard. Saying this, doesn’t make any paying customer feel as if this problem has been taken care of. Moving forward, the wife and I will find another business to patronize!!!
  24. TM

    ThomasM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Best dinner experience we had in Toronto so far - amazing food!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Place is very loud and you can’t hear the person across from you, food is good but a little on the pricy side for the quality
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  27. ZZ

    ZixuZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food is pretty good. The only nit is truffle oil on the pizza. Personally I feel the truffle oil is totally different than the real truffle and taste not very real. It would be better to just put other type of condiments rather than truffle oil. Overall everything is very great!
  28. k

    klustado

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food, aesthetics and vibes. definitely worth it, and many photo ops
  29. z

    zedsdead

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and service. Food was was bland at best. Aside from stand outs like the tuna pizza and cod, many of the dishes such as wagyu fried rice, wagyu tacos or the various rolls could be made at home better (tacos) or had for less at any Scarborough Hakka restaurant (fried rice) or Markham all you can eat (sushi) restaurant. If you are looking for a vibrant bar/tapas experience, staples of Toronto such as bar raval or bar chef are much better.
  30. MS

    MattS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    came for a date/birthday dinner with my girlfriend. the staff were all very friendly and welcoming, and the service was fantastic. the beef tartare tasted amazing, as did the jidori chicken and the pop rockin sushi! the vibe of the restaurant was great and the interior design was beautiful. highly recommend checking this spot out.
  31. DN

    DeborahN

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food served in innovative and creative ways. Service is attentive but not intrusive. Loved everything and will definitely be back. While they do serve outstanding sushi and sashimi, this is light years from any kind of pedestrian sushi bar. The food is Asian fusion.
  32. K

    Kippie

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Pretty good food and ambience! Can try!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing customer service! We loved everything about our outing. The staff remembered we were celebrating an anniversary without me reminding them and brought a delicious treat. Wagyu tacos + raspberry sorbet were my absolute favourite!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Rushed us through dinner
  35. VH

    VeeH

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought our friend who is visiting from San Francisco here and Akira Back did not disappoint!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our family had a beautiful experience at Akira. It was a celebration dinner for our son heading off to University. Thanks for making it so special.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great place! The food was delicious and our server John was very nice too. Will definitely be back
  38. T

    Tahia

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious and so flavourful! A little pricey but definitely worth it!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Didn’t get birthday treatment even tho it was listed.
  40. GN

    GNDB86

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic! Love the tuna/mushroom pizza. It’s a must for every visit. Staff was great, find the music a bit to loud for the atmosphere. Overall great place and will definitely return.

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 1257 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 59 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

    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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