Akira Back Earns Michelin Star

Bisha brings Michelin Star Chef Akira Back to Toronto

Las Vegas chef Akira Back has been awarded one Michelin Starby the 2018 Michelin Guide Seoul for his innovative restaurant concept DOSA in Seoul, South Korea. Back is renowned for blending Japanese cuisine with Korean ingredients and flavours.

“To be recognized and awarded one Michelin Star is an amazing honour for me,” said Back. “And to be given such a prestigious honour in my hometown is truly an incredible achievement. Korean cuisine has constantly been my inspiration as I open restaurants around the world, so to receive this award here is very special.”

Back is opening an eponymous restaurant in the new Bisha Hotel Toronto later this month. It is his first restaurant in Canada.

About Bisha Hotel and Residences 

Bisha Hotel and Residences is the combined vision of the principals of two multi-award-winning firms – prominent real estate developers, Sam Herzog and Mel Pearl of Lifetime Developments, and legendary hospitality czar and trend-setter, Charles Khabouth of INK Entertainment. The 44-storey flagship property in Toronto is designed by award-winning Wallman Architects, with daring interiors by renowned Studio Munge, and will be the newest private-label Hotel and Residences brand to originate in Toronto since Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts was introduced in the 1960s. Bisha Hotel brand will offer the ultimate lifestyle destination in key cities around the world.


Written by Lori Smith for Meetings Canada