Toronto, ON M5V 2G3
Named for its Michelin star–winning chef, Akira Back is a lavish Asian fusion restaurant that primarily pulls from Japanese and Korean cuisine. Back has done everything from being a professional snowboarder to opening restaurants on the Vegas strip and in New Delhi, Jakarta and Singapore. For all intents and purposes, Akira Back is a celebrity chef, so expect some of his signature dishes but look forward to the menu offerings that are unique to this spot in the 6ix, like the grilled Alaskan king crab topped with jalapeno, pickled shimeji and dynamite. Once inside the sleek space, be transported into the world of luxury dining with layers of gold detail and tactile finishes in carbon black plus a curved roof that seals in all this coolness.