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Akira Back, The Colony, TX

Akira Back

4.2
4.2
23 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese

The Akira Back restaurant on the waterfront of The Grandscape Development of The Colony, TX is modern Japanese cuisine with 5-star service. This innovative concept was created by Michelin Star award winning Chef Akira Back. As a former professional snowboarder, Chef Back's passion is to provide a food and beverage experience that is unique and leaves people emotionally connected with aspects of his food, personality, and life.

The Akira Back restaurant prides itself on creating innovative culinary experiences combined with a social atmosphere and elegant ambiance. The Akira Back restaurants consist of 20 locations in 9 different countries with many additional locations set to open in the next 12 months.

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Booked 18 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Korean, International

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (945) 224-0505

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    The Colony

  • Cross street

    Located within the Grandscape Development with Nebraska Furniture Mart.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View

Menu

Cold

  • Ab Tuna Pizza$25.00

    umami aioli / micro shiso / white truffle oil

    • Jeju Domi$23.00

      marinated masago / red sorrel / chojang

      • Salmon Tiradito$23.00

        grilled peach / yuzu lemon / cilantro oil

        • Ab Tataki$25.00

          kizami wasabi /onion / karashi su miso

          • Hokkaido Scallop Kiwi$25.00

            onion salsa / shiso / truffle / yuzu soy

            • Yellowtail Serrano$25.00

              serrano salsa / garlic / cilantro / citrus soy

              • Toro Caviar$42.00

                serrano / cilantro / caviar / gochujang miso

                • Whitefish Crudo$25.00

                  crispy onion / serrano / shiso / nanbanzu

                  Ab Tartar

                  • Toro / Yellowtail

                    ossetra caviar / wasabi soy / brioche / chef's selection of 9 different accompaniments

                    • Toro$40.00
                    • Yellowtail$30.00

                  New Style Carpaccio

                  • Salmon / Whitefish / Octopus$26.00

                    hot sesame & olive oil / yuzu soy / serrano / garlic / ginger / chives / parmesan cheese

                    Nazo 9

                    • Chef's Signature Mystery Box

                      Unveiled tableside. While supplies last. Minimum 2 guests

                      • per person$65.00

                    Hot

                    • Ab Taco$22.00

                      wagyu bulgogi / roasted tomato ponzu

                      • Eggplant Miso$12.00

                        sesame / chives / mozzarella / den miso

                        • Miso Black Cod$35.00

                          sake foam / shishito / den miso

                          • Rock Shrimp Tempura$24.00

                            mixed greens / chives / gochujang aioli

                            • Grilled Octopus$25.00

                              potato foam / salsa verde / chipotle sauce

                              • Edamame$7.00

                                sea salt or kimchi butter

                                • Texas Wagyu Ribeye$85.00

                                  10 oz. texas wagyu / kizami wasabi

                                  • Texas Wagyu Short Rib$48.00

                                    potato / carrot / quail egg / braising jus

                                    Japanese A5 Wagyu

                                    • Flambé

                                      truffle ponzu / flamed with brandy tableside

                                      • MP
                                    • Smoked Tataki

                                      smoked ponzu / garlic / spicy daikon

                                      • MP

                                    Signature Rolls

                                    • Cow-Wow Roll$25.00

                                      braised short rib / asian slaw

                                      • Perfect Storm$23.00

                                        shrimp tempura / spicy tuna / salmon belly aburi / cucumber / mango salsa / chipotle mayo

                                        • Protein Roll$22.00

                                          tuna / salmon / yellowtail / crab / shiso / asparagus / soy paper / dynamite sauce / karashi su miso

                                          • Hot Mess$22.00

                                            crab tempura / sashimi poke / avocado / soy paper / seaweed / spicy ponzu aioli

                                            • Blacked Out$22.00

                                              blackened salmon / spicy crab mix / asparagus / avocado / sliced lemon

                                              • Brother From Another Mother$28.00

                                                unagi kabayaki / anago tempura / cucumber / foie gras torchon / kaiware / togarashi / sesame dressing / eel sauce

                                                • Pop Rockin'$18.00

                                                  snow crab / avocado / salmon / pop rock candy

                                                  • Baked Crab Hand Roll$20.00

                                                    snow crab / negi / sesame seeds / soy paper / dynamite sauce

                                                    Nigiri / Sashimi

                                                    • Tuna Belly

                                                      toro

                                                      • MP
                                                    • Tuna$12.00

                                                      maguro

                                                      • Salmon$9.00

                                                        sake

                                                        • Red Snapper$10.00

                                                          tai

                                                          • Halibut$10.00

                                                            hirame

                                                            • Yellowtail$9.00

                                                              hamachi

                                                              • Striped Jack$12.00

                                                                shima aji

                                                                • Salmon Roe$10.00

                                                                  ikura

                                                                  • Sea Urchin

                                                                    uni

                                                                    • MP
                                                                  • Scallop$12.00

                                                                    hotate

                                                                    • Spot Prawn$18.00

                                                                      botan ebi

                                                                      • Amberjack$10.00

                                                                        kanpachi

                                                                        • Fresh Water Eel$12.00

                                                                          unagi

                                                                          • Sea Eel$14.00

                                                                            anago

                                                                            • Egg Omelette$8.00

                                                                              tamago

                                                                              Sushi / Sashimi Platters

                                                                              • Sashimi$38.00

                                                                                7 pieces of chef's selected sashimi

                                                                                • Sushi$38.00

                                                                                  7 pieces of chef's selected nigiri plus a spicy tuna roll

                                                                                  • Chef Akira's Sampler$79.00

                                                                                    14 pieces of chef's selected sashimi and nigiri plus one of Chef Akira's signature rolls

                                                                                    Salad

                                                                                    • Cucumber Sunomono$7.00

                                                                                      toasted sesame seeds / amazu

                                                                                      • House Salad$12.00

                                                                                        mixed greens / balsamic ginger soy dressing

                                                                                        • Tataki Salad$22.00

                                                                                          tuna & salmon / mixed greens / tomato / beets / balsamic ginger soy dressing

                                                                                          • Seaweed Salad$8.00

                                                                                            tosaka / hiyashi wakame / tosazu dressing

                                                                                            Soup

                                                                                            • Miso$7.00

                                                                                              seaweed / tofu / negi

                                                                                              • Spicy Miso$9.00

                                                                                                king crab / negi / seaweed

                                                                                                Sides

                                                                                                • Mixed Mushrooms$12.00

                                                                                                  shiitake / oyster / shimeji / yuzu soy

                                                                                                  • Brussel Sprouts$22.00

                                                                                                    rice puffs / kimchi glaze

                                                                                                    Dessert

                                                                                                    • Ab Cigar$12.00

                                                                                                      lucuma mousse / chocolate brownie / cocoa nibs

                                                                                                      • Assorted Mochi Ice Cream$11.00

                                                                                                        Last updated: May 21, 2022

                                                                                                        What 23 people are saying

                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                        4.2
                                                                                                        4.2 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                        • 4.4Food
                                                                                                        • 4.2Service
                                                                                                        • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                        • 3.6Value

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                                                                                                        1. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                          The food was great. Drinks were great. I think everything we experienced that were negative such as late drinks/ forgotten food were all just growing pains of a new restaurant. With that being said, the manager and our server went out of their way to correct any errors that happened, and we were very appreciate. They accommodated a large group. I would go back! It was also my husband’s birthday, and they had a very nice and delicious dessert.

                                                                                                        2. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Dallas

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Everything was spectacular. Worth the expensive prices for a special occasion.

                                                                                                        3. DA

                                                                                                          DeanA

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                          overall2food2service5ambience4

                                                                                                          We ordered the mystery box for two. We didn't feel the value was there, $7+/piece for a total of 9 pieces, and mind you, not every item in the box was fish. Once we're seated, the staff was attentive.

                                                                                                        4. C

                                                                                                          Chicanoechick

                                                                                                          Dallas

                                                                                                          63 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          63 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                          We now consider this one of the best high end Japanese restaurant in the DFW. We had 8 dishes plus dessert and everything was well curated by our server Jessica. Well done!

                                                                                                        5. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                          The food was phenomenal. It’s difficult to get genuinely fresh seafood products in this area, but everything here was! We were so pleased and will definitely be back.

                                                                                                        6. GK

                                                                                                          GraceK

                                                                                                          Dallas

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                          overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                          The food was good and fresh. However, everything was overpriced for the type of dishes and quality of the food, service was not good to considered a $$$$ restaurant. The black cod was way undercooked. The ambience was not good either, too loud. I heard of the michellin star chef so I came but was disappointed for a check $400 included tips for 2 people and without desserts. Won't come back. Sorry!

                                                                                                        7. MB

                                                                                                          MelissaB

                                                                                                          Dallas

                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                          We celebrated the 28th anniversary of our first date and we couldn’t have chosen a better spot. Akira Back was amazing! The service was fantastic and the food was absolutely perfect. We started with the Nazo 9 and each dish was wonderfully crafted and delicious!

                                                                                                        8. P

                                                                                                          Peple

                                                                                                          Dallas

                                                                                                          35 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          35 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Lovely presentation and good quality food. We ordered the Nazo 9, which was superb! Also go the AB Chef sushi tasting and that was really good as well. Dessert was meh (chocolate cigar). It's nice having a sushi restaurant of that caliber closer to us, normally we need to drive all the way to Dallas for something like this. Will go back.

                                                                                                        9. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Las Vegas

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Amazing food!!

                                                                                                        10. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Dallas

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                          overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                          Food was great, service was great until it got busy (our reservation was 5:30 and we left at 8) our sever was super personable and amazing, however it became clear once the restaurant started to fill that each server had too many tables. I hate to ding him individually on that—as he was clearly doing his best! All in all, based on food and experience for the most part, I’ll likely be back!

                                                                                                        11. TB

                                                                                                          TammieB

                                                                                                          Dallas

                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          The food and service was awesome! The ambiance was romantic. Excellent choice!

                                                                                                        12. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Dallas

                                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                          overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                                                          The fish is good quality. Flavor profiles are repetitive and nothing special or amazingly explosive in your mouth. Price is absolutely not matching of the dishes. Will not be back. Not worth it.

                                                                                                        13. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Dallas

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          No need to drive to Dallas for great Sushi anymore. The quality and taste of the food and drinks are great. They will bring more of the better quality fish and Sake in the near future. For now the food and ambiance are great.

                                                                                                        14. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Dallas

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Amazing quality sushi that this area of North Dallas has been needing. Beautiful restaurant and super friendly staff, we will be back for sure.

                                                                                                        15. j

                                                                                                          jagron

                                                                                                          Dallas

                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                          overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                          Food and ambience were absolutely outstanding. Great new restaurant. Service understandably will improve, it’s brand new. Value still needs some work. We tried the Chefs sampler and the food was amazing, but the price is out of alignment with what we got. Too many items were off the normal menu, I believe only one item was special/off menu. So for the two of us. It might have been more economical to get 5 or 6 full size versions for the same cost as the chef sampler. I think if they can get some of that right it will get the value balance right. But the food, preparation, and presentation were all top notch. We will definitely be back, we will just order differently next time.

                                                                                                        16. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Las Vegas

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          We decided to do the dining experience rather than trying to figure out the menu. Our server chose our entire meal including drinks. Everything was customizable. We told him our likes, dislikes, and allergens. Luke, our server, did an amazing job!!

                                                                                                        17. JW

                                                                                                          JessicaW

                                                                                                          Dallas

                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          This has now become my go to for sushi. Third time visiting since they opened three weeks ago. Great staff, ambiance, thoughtful presentation and close to home.

                                                                                                        18. AN

                                                                                                          AmyN

                                                                                                          Dallas

                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Such a great experience! This is not your average sushi place. Carefully crafted cocktails, great choices of hot and cold dishes. Can’t wait to go back!

                                                                                                        19. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          My husband and I love sushi and we’re super excited to try this new restaurant out. We sat outside on the patio where we got to enjoy a lovely dinner, beautiful sunset and nice little lake to look at. We tried the famous truffle tuna pizza which was amazing! We also had the yellowtail Serrano, rock shrimp with a spicy aioli, nigiri and the perfect storm sushi roll. All the fish was fresh and had great flavor. We also got the cigar dessert and there special which tasted like apple churros with ice cream. If you get the special dessert ask for an extra scoop of ice cream because it’s soooo good! We had a coconut margarita and a cactus cooler cocktail which were also fun and tasty. Our server Josiah was very nice and attentive. Plus the staff did a great job of explaining all the dishes when they brought them to our table. Overall great experience and will be back again to try more!

                                                                                                        20. TM

                                                                                                          TheM27

                                                                                                          Las Vegas

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Some of the best sushi I’ve ever had. So glad I don’t have to drive downtown to get high end sushi now. I’ll be back here often. Perfect date night ambience.

                                                                                                        21. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Orlando

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                          Non existent service. We waited over 20 minutes and no one served our table. Literally not even a “hello, welcome”

                                                                                                        22. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Dallas

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                          Only their 2nd day open, so the few little kinks will be worked out with staffing and time. Service was good but slower than ideal. That said, Akira Back provides a unique and delicious experience for those of us who dig Japanese food, with a Korean twist! Cocktails, sake and wine choices all looked great, but the Cactus Cooler is my favorite so far! The Wagyu ribeye was very good, and the crab hand rolls were the best thing my husband and I have eaten in a long time. We will definitely be back to try more of AB’s extraordinary options!

                                                                                                        23. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Dallas

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience5

                                                                                                          We were very excited to try this place given the buzz and the fact that we had reason to celebrate, as we were getting married the next day. The night started off great; we were seated quickly after the hostess identified our reservation. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse shortly after - we placed our order for drinks and food but sat for 45 minutes, receiving nothing but warm water. So we finally gave up and just left. Each menu item costs between $25-$50 and it’s recommended that, for two people, you order 5-6 items. So this was going to be a pricey dinner - if it had been more affordable I would have waited it out but I couldn’t stomach paying $300-$400 for the level of service we were getting. I hope to go back at some point, maybe after they work out some of the kinks that come with opening a new restaurant. If the experience is better at that point, I’ll gladly change this review. Still excited about it but this was a real bummer.

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                                                                                                        Akira Back is rated 4.2 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                        Booked 18 times today
                                                                                                        Google Map for Akira Back

                                                                                                        5765 Grandscape Blvd The Colony, TX 75056

                                                                                                        Dining areas

                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                        • Cross street

                                                                                                          Located within the Grandscape Development with Nebraska Furniture Mart.

                                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                                          The Colony

                                                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                                                          Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                          Japanese, Korean, International

                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                          Fine Dining

                                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                                          Smart Casual

                                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                                          Private Lot

                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                          Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View

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