Akira Back

4.7
867 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 867 people are saying
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johnz
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was good and solid but nowhere near justifying the price. The two of us spent $440 but I think the meal was worth more around $250. This is not to say it wasn’t good, just to say that it wasn’t quite worth it in terms of food. If you care about presentation and decor and think that that is worth paying the premium for then go ahead. But, if you judge what you pay for based mostly on the quality of the food then I think you’ll feel that you overpaid.

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vipDL123
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of the best in Toronto. 5 star experience, from the food to the service. Cant wait to go back!!

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vipmaggiemorrisonmusic
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived, my mom and I were greeted by a friendly and professional hostess. We were sat at a 4-top (it was an early reservation), which was greatly appreciated because we got extra room! The server was top-notch; provided excellent recommendations and attentive service. To top it all off, my mom got a Squid Game inspired dessert...we laughed and loved every moment. Thank you, Akira Back!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is on the pricer side however you get what you pay for. The service was 11/10, where the server made the experience much more enjoyable.

I managed to get a customized cocktail since I was craving something fruity. I would highly recommend the wagyu tacos, show me the roll and the waygu short rib.

At the end, the server surprised us with a dalgona candy from squid game for our anniversary which I thought was very thoughtful. I really wish I remembered her name but the care and detail this restaurant has is amazing.

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PaulinaS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a birthday it’s amazing! Great food and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

I went for my birthday. The food was super good and the other wait staff was amazing. Our server was awful? Didn’t even check on our table and We could never get a hold of her. Seemed super miserable the whole time and didn’t even do the birthday candle thing. Not that that’s a huge deal just a let down considering I saw other people got it. The hostesses acknowledged that was the occasion for us but yeah. I think it would’ve been more enjoyable if we have a different server.

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MelanieM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, absolutely delicious food and amazing culinary experience. Would 100% recommend Akira Back to all the sushi lovers out there!

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jonathan
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. From food to service. Great job for keeping it going during these tough times for the industry.

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vipDavid
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

I love Japanese food and my date travels to Japan frequently. The tai and uni were were very disappointing. The rest of our sashimi and sushi were average. The short rib was very poor. I’ve had Wagyu beef many times and this was nothing like it. I’ve had much better Japanese meals in Toronto, many at half the price. Harbord St or Etobicoke are the places to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was phenomenal. The food was fantastic. Had a really great experience.

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RemoW
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place with stylish interieur. Food is very, very good with combinations of flavors that I have not seen before!!

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ChrisH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great services. We will definitely recommend AB to our friendso

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FantineW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s really good, the food is so delicious. We really like it.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

I honestly love Akira back and the quality of food and experience they can provide and I’ve had many wonderful experiences here. But was really unimpressed by the lack lustre experience we had this evening.although I booked a few weeks ahead of time, and called to confirm we would be sat in a more central area of the bar, we were seated on the outskirts of the main room next to the kitchen door. We also had a tough time getting our servers attention most of the night - it was challenging to flag him down for questions or advice on the menu, the only time he ever was at our table was when I was we him down or if our glasses were empty to upsell us to another glass of sake. It took us 2 hours between our first drink and the ‘main’ as he never came to check

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, a great experience. One of my favourite places to come for an intimate dinner.

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chiarac
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great staff super accommodating. Food delicious, ambiance is fabulous. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute restaurant & great food! Fair prices for the quality! Would go back again.

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vipshopalula
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a party in your mouth ;-) great drinks and ambience !

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Julio
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks but too pricey. Quality of food is good, but be prepared to be scared by the bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wagyu tacos and tuna pizza are a must try.

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Steph
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fresh & delicious ! Perfect service 👌🏻Thanks!

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MMMike
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super Food. Best chicken ever had

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TomerE
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. My wife and I had a great dinner.
A bit pricey but nothing we didn’t expect.
Highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was magical ✨ : D

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MohammadS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food! Great ambiance.

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SorceML
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there on Sunday, October 3rd to celebrate my 49th birthday. The food was absolutely delicious. The presentation was beautiful. My compliments to Chef Akira Back. I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was fantastic was great and the food was great. We brought our own wine as their wine selection isn't the greatest. Their corkage fee is a bit ridiculous at $45.

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DaveT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food. Had full faith in our server, Richard, to map out our food journey…and he knocked it out of the park! Must haves: tuna mushroom pizza and the grilled Alaskan king crab. Flavours explode with both dishes. Enjoy!

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SeanS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing , plating was top notch , would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Cool spot for some sushi and steak. The crab dish is delicious. Very small and crammed. Pricey. I mentioned Anniversary, even ordered dessert no mention or anything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Too loud. Food excellent

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SabG
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Well done. Came into town for a staycation. Food was incredible. Staff could have been more personable.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with my wife to celebrate her birthday and we had an amazing time. Our service from Sean was top notch and all the food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re from out of town and we loved our dinner at Akira. The sushi is amazing, especially the “Show Me The Roll” sushi. Drinks were top tier and the service is exceptional (our waitress was the BEST waitress ever, so kind and knowledgeable). The ambiance is amazing and the decoration of the restaurant is super nice.

Overall 10/10

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Myko
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had my birthday dinner there. I had a great time. Food was delicious. The manager is very helpful. I will absolutely dine there again.

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Basasasas
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience at Akira Back, from start to finish. It’s always great. Never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is unique and very good. The service is not great and the ambiance is just ok. For the prices, the experience should be better.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst dining experience I ever encountered. They need to go over customer service with their staff, food was rushed & was not tasty as other times & other locations i’ve been across the world. Very unhappy wont be back or recommend

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torontofoodie
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Food was much better then I remembered but the service was slacking. No one refilled our water, server was hardly to be seen when we needed things, finished plates were left on the table.

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 867 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.