Akira Back

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CAN$51 and over
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Asian
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.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Happy New Year! Celebrate the year 2020 with Akira Back Toronto. We are now accepting reservations for our speciality $150 Prix Fixe Menu and $75 Wine & Sake Pairing (optional). Your booking will include complimentary glass of bubbly and New Year's Eve party favours.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 474 People Are Saying
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KV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing experience . Josh our server very friendly and knowledgable of the menu and history of Akira Back . We met Sous chef Kim and answered all of our questions about the menu.
The attention to every detail with table maintenance was spot on and the food was well presented and simple . The food was delicious and fresh.
We will definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends .
Thanks again for a memorable experience.
Kevin and Andrea

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth trying and will come back

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, a truly amazing dinning experience.

P
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated birthday here, the food was amazing. I like to come again to try other selections.

YY
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

everything was great,, i will visit again and again...

AC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting dishes, nicely decorated restaurant with good services.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great just like always

L
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends.

t
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience3

We had made a reservation for 8 people at 7:30pm two weeks prior. When we arrived, the table was only made up for 6 and as a result the restaurant had to squeeze two more chairs on a very small table that meant we were almost sitting on top of one another. It took almost 45 mins to place an order for our appetizers and despite ordering our drinks straight away it took almost 20 mins for them to arrive. By the time our first appetizers arrived it had been almost and hour and a half after we arrived. Recognizing the delays and the how busy the restaurant was we also put an order in for our main course just after the appetizer order. We hadn't finished the appetizers before the main courses arrived so everything was piled up on the table - we had to go looking for a server to ask them to remove some of the empty plates. The food was delicious although the portion sizes were meagre given the prices of the dishes. We were over an hour and a half late for meeting friends so we decided to skip coffee etc. We did complain to the manager about the terrible service and to be fair he did compensate us for the wine on our bill.

I had heard so many good things about this restaurant so I was looking forward to celebrating our birthdays there as well as determining whether it was good enough to take some important clients there to dinner in the next few weeks - I must say that I left very disappointed at our overall experience even though the food was absolutely delicious.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Ordered the tasting menu with wine/sake pairings. I’ve tried many omakase and tasting menus around the city and abroad and this was underwhelming. Standout dishes were the short rib tacos and the fried fish. Lobster was dry and chewy. The drink pairings were minuscule and was left with no drinks in between dishes, other restaurants always top it up. Will not be going back to Back.

KN
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere, with exceptional service

JL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great for a special occasion. A little on the pricey side but totally worth it.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very good!!

P
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trendy and subtle at the same time, the food is amazing , the service is tremendous and it is the perfect spot for a special night out celebration or just a classy dressy evening with your friends. Every item we shared seemed to get better and our server guided us through the menu perfectly. It comes at a cost for sure but the quality of food with the experience left me more than satisfied and looking forward to my next visit!

OD
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Oh my god Akira Back had some of the most delicious dishes I’ve ever put in my mouth! The Tuna/Mushroom pizza is their signature dish and what stood out the most for us too. I found the truffle bombs tasted better deconstructed than having everything in one bite, but otherwise all of the seafood was super fresh and would love to come back here for a special occasion. Our bill for 2 people came out to over $120 so it is definitely more for a special occasion, but it was well worth it!

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really good experience.
we tried omakase which is perfect.

ST
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Try using some real truffle instead of that synthetic flavouring in that truffle paste and oil. Very overpowering and gross. Also paying $62 for 4 tiny pieces of the most flavourless toro I’ve ever tasted is outrageous. If you’re charging those prices you better get some better ingredients. The only redeeming quality of the night was the service which was amazing.

k
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Only issue is the dress code, states business casual and then you a see a bunch of millennials wearing track pants and running shoes etc. Which kind of brings the experience down a notch. Please respect the dress code or enforce it if you advertise it!!!

FS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional. Service was superb. Who cares about the rest.

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best sushi i have ever eaten in my life
waiter was very knowledgable about where the fish came from

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded my expectations! Every course that came out was better than the one before. We went with the server recommendations and they were perfect!

SS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our wedding anniversary plus birthday date night and chose the tasting menu over some cocktails. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff was very friendly, attentive and professional. Chic downtown vibe in decor and music. We will definitely return!

CA
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

I love the food quality and flavor but the portion is way too small with the given price. Service is good and reservation is easy.

D
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff were fantastic

T
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sushi in Toronto hands down!
Food is always exciting and different BUT on point

LP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend this restaurant to anybody interested in unique food creations, beautiful presentation and exceptional service.

R
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good and only a couple of outstanding dishes and we ordered many - the hamachi appetizer was excellent as was the Unami which was actually outstanding . Salmon sashimi was delicious. Overall it was all very nice very tasty- was it unbelievable amazing ?no .was it very good absolutely. I would definitely go again to dine there

OT
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Way way overpriced for the portion size and quality of the food. Food was over-salted and the quality was mediocre. Lots of service people milling around but the service was not especially attentive.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cumpleaños

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AK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a birthday, was very impressed with the food! Really good quality, smaller portions but worth it.

WY
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It’s a bit too dark and the noise level was pretty high that night.

A
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good and service was very courteous. Will definately return.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Love the food here. The mushroom pizza & wagyu taco are my all time fav. AB is one of the best restaurants in Toronto!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graham our server was amazing!! One of the best experiences

C
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Wonderful spot for a birthday dinner- very cool decor, ambiance and great service - the truffle bombs are a must!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service - the price is worth the food. Quiet and romantic. Definitely going again!!
Got the:
Wagyu tacos
Rock shrimp
Kimchi Bacon fried rice
Hot mess (rolls)
Show me the roll (rolls)

Chocolate in a cup to top it off.
Happy with every choice.

Thanks Akira!

RU
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and great food!

B
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Would 10/10 recommend. The restaurant is beautifully designed. Service was excellent. Food was excellent. Overall, creating a lovely and memorable experience. Definitely coming back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Nice restaurant, but food quality isn’t as good as expected.