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What’s inside Akira Back, the Michelin-starred chef’s first Canadian restaurant?

After opening its doors to Toronto in December, Akira Back has been wowing the city with Japanese-Korean dishes in a space inspired by the chef’s mother’s art. We invited Toronto Life and BlogTO to check out the restaurant for themselves and here’s what they had to say…

Toronto Life

The Food

Photo courtesy of Renee Suen for Toronto Life

“The menu of Korean-flavoured Japanese dishes features a few of Back’s playful signature items (tuna pizza, wagyu tacos), a whole whack of fancy ingredients (foie gras, caviar, truffle paste) and more-traditional sushi, sashimi and maki. One dish exclusive to this location is Back’s quirky tribute to Canada: crispy cubes of rice topped with seared tuna and flavoured with ketchup powder, because ketchup chips.”

 

BlogTO

The Interior

“The Toronto restaurant on the second floor of the Bisha Hotel by a world-renowned chef is surprisingly personal. Exterior signage, a sophisticated ceiling design and even plates feature artwork inspired by the chef’s mother. Even getting into the restaurant is impressive thanks to an all-gold stairway.”

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