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Akira Back, Toronto, ON

Akira Back

4.5
4.5
1730 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

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • 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: (437) 800-5967
  • 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

What 1,730 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,730 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service, outstanding food, world class presentation.

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  2. ZamirS

    Toronto

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    George was fantastic. Attentive, knowledgable and helpful. Food was incredible we enjoyed everything. I would definitely recommend coming here to anyone who loves food and atmosphere

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Service. The food was very tasty and creative.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great as usual. Our server Greg was very helpful and nice. Would be back again :)

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  5. CamilleM

    Toronto

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exceptional, each course better than the last! It’s really delicious.

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  6. FrankG

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Not the usual good service. Must have been because it was a Saturday night, I didn’t know who our server was half the time, very chaotic. The Miso Black Cod was great as usual, but the Wagyu tacos were very average.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, cool atmosphere. But weird experience. While reading the menu, server comes over and just rips it out of our hands. I get he wanted to give the overview of the menu but was literally reading it and he pulled it right from me. Then the server comes over and gives us a coat check ticket when we didn’t check our coats. They also brought out all the food so fast, like 10min after ordering and brought all the appetizers at the same time. Did not space out the menu. Also while my wife it eating her sushi with like 3 pieces left comes and just takes the rest of the sushi picks it up and almost walks away and we had to say we are not done yet. Then because the food came so fast we were done in like 35min so we were just sitting and talking trying to extend the night but then the server tells us there is a table time limit and we need to leave. Weird weird experience.

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  8. Tima

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Willow was amazing she was such a sweet server and recommend many things on the menu and she was so personable!! Loved the food as well, it was a bit loud when we arrived but cute spot

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We weren’t happy with the service. For such restaurant we expected a way better service. Over all experience was nice.

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  10. MurphyR

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is great but the portions are fairly small for what you’re paying, kind crab fried rice could’ve had more pieces of actually crab

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience, foods are great, service is outstanding, and the environment is amazing

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor experience. Reserved for a milestone birthday. We arrived on time and after 70 minutes with our mains still on our plates we were told we had to leave as the next reservation had arrived. I have never been so disappointed in service at a restaurant, let alone one of this calibre. Would not recommend.

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  13. Matthew

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Horrible service from Akira Back. The food itself is good, and the drinks are too. However, the service is subpar. After ordering 600$ worth of drinks and food, our waitress asked if we wanted another round of drinks. After hesitating (we weren't sure if we wanted to stay at this restaurant or try another venue), we decided to order another round of drinks (all priced at 25$). The waitress delivered our drinks, and 2 minutes later (while we hadn't even finished our previous drinks), she told us that another reservation just showed up, and to 'do what you want with that information'. We had just ordered drinks, so obviously we stayed a little longer to enjoy them. Five minutes later, the waitress once again showed up, insisting that the reservation was waiting for our table, but that we could still enjoy our drinks. After another five minutes, the manager showed up and straight up asked us to leave. I told her that it is completely unacceptable to ask customers to leave after they spent more than 600$ on food and drinks. I also mentioned that the waitress should never have asked us if we wanted to order another round of drinks if another reservation was waiting for our table. Of course, she only mentioned the reservation part once we had paid and tipped her 20%. It really is a shame because the food was great, but the service was horrible. You don't feel like a customer in this restaurant, but rather number just there to boost their sales.

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  14. Pooja

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m so sad I’ve been coming here for the past three years for my birthday and it’s gone downhill. I booked for 10pm and it felt as though our server was rushing us to put our order in, our food came out so fast all at once and cold so we had to send back many items to be remade hot. I’ve never had to do this in the three years I’ve been coming here. I’m so upset that it felt rushed and it’s odd that the birthday dessert is no longer complimentary according to the service there, it use to be free. I think this is my last time coming to this place. Like it’s pretty odd I had to ask them to write happy birthday on the dessert, most subpar restaurants even do that and for a high end place not to anymore is confusing.

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  15. nelson

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Atmosphere was nice. Our waitress was great. Could've done a better job of keeping our table tidy. Constantly asking to remove empty plates and glasses. But otherwise 5 stars everywhere else. Will come back

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Akira! My fav restaurant in Toronto. The wagyu tacos never disappoint!

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  17. Mack1

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Glamorous atmosphere. Lovely bar to have a full dinner. Nice for singles. Chic menu.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Akira Back is a must for me everytime I come to Toronto. Amazing food, lovely setting.

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  19. MyaO

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    came here for my sisters birthday and it was amazing! great food, great prices, and amazing staff. such pretty decorations. it was pretty noisy but we came on a saturday night. The size portions were okay, but i felt the fried rice could’ve been more. Wish they had halal options, i couldn’t try their meats, but their pescatarian options were good. Overall great experience, definitely coming back!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Haven’t been to akira in a couple yrs but the food was just as good as it’s always been if not better

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  21. SuzFox

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful restaurant. The food was delicious. BUT, if you want to have a meaningful conversation, it might not be your place! Very loud between the music and the other guests.

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  22. Bdaybash

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good time here, food is tasty and well priced, service phenomenal

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was so noice!! PPL speak so loudly. If you wanna have a date I wouldn’t recommend because you can’t even talk to your partner 😅😅you can’t even hear what does he say. Anyways overall is good.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    At Akira Back, Toronto, during a busy conference week, my party of four experienced a blend of culinary highs and service lows. With reservations amidst a flood of walk-ins, we were primed for an evening of gastronomic exploration. The menu impressed, from the inventive tacos and light, crispy corn tempura to the playful Pop Rockin’ roll and comforting Jidori chicken. Each dish showcased culinary creativity, except the crispy octopus, which was somewhat bland. Service was strained, likely due to being understaffed. Our server was pleasant but overwhelmed, leading to delays and extended periods with dirty plates at our table. This seemed a result of unexpected walk-in traffic during the conference, a planning oversight. This evening highlighted the balance needed between kitchen excellence and service efficiency. While Akira Back’s dishes are commendable, service fell short, underscoring the importance of adequate staffing, especially during known busy periods. Management could improve future experiences by anticipating local events and adjusting staffing accordingly. This foresight could ensure both reservation and walk-in guests receive attentive service, aligning with the restaurant’s high culinary standards. Despite these issues, Akira Back’s innovative dishes make it a worthy visit in Toronto. Constructive feedback may help align service with its gastronomic achievements, enhancing the dining experience for all.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Incredible food. Hard to know where to start. Incredible. Sushi, rice, cucumber salad, cod. Fair alcohol prices. Fair food prices. Great sequence of delivery. Excellent service. It’s certainly loud and I think we may even have been in a quiet corner…on a Tuesday night. Still, I’d gladly return any time.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We go here for all special family occasions and food and the experience is always top notch. After having a small issue this time the manager handled it so well. They turned a small issue into the most over the top pleasant surprise. Thank you Akira Back for never disappointing!

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  27. Carlos

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was made well. Very small portions but great. Pictures of the food online do make it look bigger than what it actually is. Overall decent experience. Chicken and beef was cooked to perfection. Overpriced in my opinion.

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  28. SajM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go here very often. Great food and great service.

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  29. Yeet

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Hot foods were served before cold foods. They forgot to give us wasabi for our sashimi. Bathrooms were dirty.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining experience was great , everything is very delicious, the tacos the pizza and the ribeye was my favorites!

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  31. Eddie

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was outstanding - the specials that everyone mentions - ditto. The quality and presentation was excellent. Will be a regular at this restaurant now.

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  32. Jennie

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst customer services EVER. I haven't finished my dishes and the lady was going take the dishes. She touched my chopsticks and was asking me to get another one. Of couse she has to bring NEW ONE. Quality of the restaurant are not match with the Hotel.

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  33. jayare1000

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent menu - some very different / good options

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  34. bent

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The apps and main we very good. The desserts not so.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tous les plats étaient très savoureux! Tacos, crabe, pizza, ocotopus… on a tout partagé à 4 et tous les plats nous ont vraiment beaucoup plu

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Way over priced, there’s better sushi in Markham. But still good

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  37. KathyB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and i went on a dinner date, it was perfect. We were able to have great conversation and the ambiance was beautiful. The food presentation and taste were exceptional.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Where are you? Tacos were great as were we see bass, however ceviche was so so and shishieto speppers were not fresh

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  39. Justin

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time, every dish we had was made with attention to detail and precision. Food was amazing so we’ll definitely be back

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food. Order the Tuna Pizza, you will not regret it!!

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FAQs

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

Akira Back is rated 4.5 stars by 1730 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Akira Back

80 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 2G3

Dining areas

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
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • 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: (437) 800-5967
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