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The Chef

From Seoul to the heart of Paris via the slopes of Colorado…

There is an exciting restaurant concept within the Hotel Prince de Galles and at its helm is Akira Back, an extraordinary, Michelin-starred chef. Since the early days of his career, Chef Akira has been influenced by modern Japanese food, Korean cuisine and international gastronomic flourishes- he aims to take diners on a delicious journey to discover his exciting take on global tastes in an electrifying atmosphere. 


With 21 international locations to his name already and exceptional skills recognised by the prestigious Michelin guide, Chef Akira brings his exceptional Japanese food to Europe for the very first time. 

  • Chez Akira Back Paris, le Chef met à l'honneur une cuisine japonaise moderne

    An atypical path

    Born in South Korea, Akira Back grew up in Aspen, Colorado in the United States where he fell in love with the slopes. After a bad injury put a stop to his career as a professional snowboarder, this aspiring chef decided to learn everything he could about Japanese cuisine.
  • Akira Back Paris: The Chef
    The first Restaurant

    Rise to fame

    By 2008, Akira Back chose Las Vegas for his first restaurant. Located in the heart of the Bellagio Casino & Resort, Yellowtail introduced ‘a new culinary experience where Japanese and Korean cuisine was made accessible to all. A cuisine of energy made to excite and stimulate the senses'. Named ‘Best Chef in Las Vegas the same year, this remarkable talent then became a sensation through the TV show ‘Iron Chef'.
  • Worldwide Recognition

    Signature style

    With menus that inspire the taste buds on their journey through the elegance of modern Japanese cuisine, his Korean heritage and the international tastes that have flavoured his life of travels, Chef Akira invites you to discover his truly individual signature style; playfully breaking the rules of gastronomy whilst remaining elegant and refined. With an electric atmosphere, the restaurant celebrates the roots of his culture, his exceptional culinary training and zest for life. Chef Akira aims to provide a culinary experience, loaded with passion, that leaves people emotionally connected with the flavours that made him.
  • Toronto

    Toronto, Canada

    80 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 2G3, Canada

  • Hanoï

    Hanoï, Vietnam

    JW Marriott Hanoï

    8 Đỗ Đức Dục, Mễ Trì, Nam Từ Liêm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

  • Bangkok

    Bangkok, Thailand

    Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park

    199 Soi Sukhumvit 22, Klong Ton, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

  • Seoul

    Seoul, South Korea

    97 Saemunan-ro, Dangju-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Palm Jumeirah - The Palm Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

  • Paris

    Paris, France

    Hôtel Prince de Galles, A Luxury Collection Hotel

    33 Av. George V, 75008 Paris

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