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Akira Back

4.7
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675 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 675 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LaurieS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had an outdoor patio and lots of heaters and spacing between the tables. The food was amazing and we felt safe. Will def go back Next month.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent

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DaavidO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The staff was very nice although I stated on my booking it was a a special occasion but still they didn’t remember. I liked the food. I also feel like there should be a waiter that’s a look out to see if there’s anyone that needs attendance. I had to raise my hand a couple times to get the attention of a staff.

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NadineD
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our server Josh was the best server we ever had. outstanding' 10 stars to Josh!!!! he made our first visit a really amazing unforgettable evening.

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GlenM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is outstanding. Service was good but has been better in the past. This is our thiord time. It would be good if they changed the menu up a bit.

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ElinaG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!! Our server, Josh, was very friendly and helpful with suggestions.

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ClaireY
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food is too salty, the only one that is fair for the price is the tuna pizza. And the portion is too small. Not worthy at all. The service is just okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Hands down best restaurant in the city !!

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vipKaye
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! I go at least once a month or every time I am in town. I always recommend this place for friends to try!!

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NelsonC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

RUDE + TERRIBLE experience
1. Told to come early for reservation
2. The was made to wait 30min
3. Rushed out meals then kicked up before finishing

Front door male manager (tall, glasses, grey hair, Spanish accent) was rude and provided terrible service in seating, trying to seat group of 5 at table for3,
then tried to seat at a table for 4

no apologies for their reservation errors, kicked us out in the end before meal was complete. Spent $1100+ for 5 ppl upsold a lot then kicked our group out

would NOT recommend

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JuliaW
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing dining experience at Akira - staff and food are excellent!

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seanm
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Pros:
All the Instagram models eat here, so I thought i'd give it a try. Beautiful restaurant, with friendly staff. We pushed back the reservation an hour on a Wednesday night and were still accommodated.

Cons:
Service was okay, but could've been better for the price you're paying. My water cup was often empty and I would have to refill my own sake glass too.

My acquaintance was vegetarian and asked for a custom veggie plate but was told they cant do that. Most high end restaurants will accommodate, especially if the chef is Michelin starred.

The main reason I am giving a 1 star review is because I was expecting to have sushi rolls but the "master roller" had a "family emergency". Apparently the other sous chefs can make Michelin star food but cant roll sushi? We requested table side sushi that we would roll ourselves, but that was not accommodated. After expressing my dissatisfaction in coming to a Japanese restaurant with no sushi, I told my waitress I was not warned by telephone. She did not compensate me in anyway, not even a free desert! Lets see how they do in 2022 when Nobu opens across the street.

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Dawn
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Ambiance was amazing. Service was amazing. I have nothing bad to say!

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KathyC
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is top quality, beautiful ombience and professional service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex is great! He helps make Akira Back one of the best spots in the city.

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TheresaS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the dining experience! On the expensive side.

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JingZ
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food service and environment are not as good as other diners review. My friend and I were disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Disappointed. Two pieces of fish BONE in the sashimi

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AdrianaM
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect! One of my favorite restaurants in Toronto!

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Toronto84
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food quality, accommodation for a food issue in advance, atmosphere is great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fifth time at Akira Back and this restaurant just keeps getting better and better. Food was exceptional, each dish was unique and flavourful. Service was wonderful. I will be back soon!

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ShandelD
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , amazing service , very nice people , my waiter would give me the history on what I was ordering , overall amazing food! Definitely will be coming back , My fav was the Truffle pizza :).

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FrankH
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food are overall good, however there are two things really annoyed me: 1. During COVID-19 time, every table should keep social distancing, however, we are not the only table having other customers sitting next to us, which made me insecure. 2. Waiters asked so many times if they can take the plates even we didn’t finish the food. During our meal, we have been asked at least 5 times if they can take the plate, which made us feel like eating fast food, moreover, we ordered a 48-hours slow cook wagyu(which has 3 pieces), when there is still one piece left in the plate, a waiter came and ask if he can take the plate.
Food are excellent, but service and environment (social distance) need a lot improvement.

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vipHeadWithSoul
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place really was outstanding. From the service, our waiter was a white male that is moving to the UK soon, sorry I can't remember the name but just first class. The food was so delicious that we keep talking about it everytime we want to make a rest somewhere we're like, lets go back to Akira! The pizza sushi a MUST!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard was amazing.

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DonaL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent restaurant has become one of my favorites, food and service was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, small portions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for dinner with a friend. Took like 15 mins to get our table. The food was incredible and the staff was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Everything was excellent which is why I keep going back.

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MatthewM
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. I would love to go back the next time I’m in town

MR
vipMaximeR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Food by Chef Kim and excellent Service - Well done

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MCheung88
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A very good and sophisticated japanese fusion dishes in Toronto area. Very good service and tasteful meals.

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vipRajA
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and drinks. Our waiter was awesome!

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MarcinF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great service , great atmosphere . A highly recommended

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Pdub
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Akira just what the doctor ordered for a night out, as in the new environment they are less frequent, you want it perfect, they deliver. Amazing spot with incredible food , top notch service what else can you ask for?

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vipAngelina
36 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we were greeted downstairs, great experience, great waitstaff, the food cabe our in perfect timing, and was delish!
Looking forward to returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning restaurant. Inventive and flavorful food. Music was very loud - couldn’t hear each other across the table. Meant everyone was shouting at their tables - I couldn’t shout loud enough to be heard. Was there for a milestone birthday - would have been nice to have a special touch to acknowledge this (eg bday candle or an amuse-bouche). Overall lovely and look forward to going back. <3

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KemiO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. The portions were small but the taste made up for it.

The music was a little too loud. It was hard to have a conversation

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deepblue
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for our 1 year anniversary. Food was great and the restaurant gave us a complimentary dessert for our celebration. Every dish we ordered was phenomenal!
Highly recommended

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NoelF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Tacked on 20% gratuity for a party of two with no warning. Way overpriced for what they offer.

FAQs

Akira Back offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (437) 800-5967.

Akira Back is rated 4.7 stars by 675 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 bookings at the moment.