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Salt & the Cellar by Akira Back, Kissimmee, FL

Salt & the Cellar by Akira Back

4.8
4.8
158 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean
Orlando, we cannot wait to share this culinary experience with you! Salt & The Cellar by Akira Back
An Innovative Mediterranean Asian restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & Sunday afternoon tea service. Located on the main level of Orlando’s ultra elevated ette hotel. The dining space spills out onto a verdant courtyard featuring a linear fountain and fragrant herb garden where guests may enjoy delicacies and indulge in our exclusive dining experience. We ask that guests adhere to a Smart Elegant dress code for adults & kids. Casual attire such as loungewear, jeans, shorts, t-shirts, baseball caps, tennis shoes, running shoes & flip-flops are not permitted.
***** A Wellness-focused restaurant - while we do not menu alcoholic beverages, we have a top notch, high quality Mocktail menu. However, we understand that everyone dines differently, and that is why we have “Bring Your Own” — giving you the freedom to bring your own favorite libation with you with no added corkage fee.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Fusion / Eclectic, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Afternoon Tea Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 288-1919

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Akira Back

  • Neighborhood

    Kissimmee

  • Cross street

    Sherberth Rd and Black Lake Rd. Minutes South of Disney's Animal Kingdom.

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Entertainment, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    $65.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    On the hunt for the best Afternoon Tea this side of London? Step into our Missoni-lined garden escape and sate your appetite with delightful plates and our extensive list of teas by Mariage Frères, curators of the most sought-after and flavorful teas in the world. Please let us know if there are any kids 13 and under in your party In order to provide you with the best experience, please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.
  • Come and Try Award Winning Mixology Program

    Multiple dates available
    Come and try our award-winning, non-alcoholic, mixology program during lunch. Try Chef lunch Specials such as the Akira Back Sushi Burrito, exquisite Shrimp Tempura, Kanikama Crab, Spicy Tuna, Asparagus, Avocado, and Cucumber Salad, or our Signature Salt & The Cellar Burger, 8 oz of delicious Australian Wagyu with Caramelized Onion, Truffle Aioli and Togarashi Fries Every day from 11 am to 2 pm

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What 158 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pros: - Good food - Great experience - Nice ambiance - excellent service - you are welcome to bring your own alcohol. (they won’t charge for anything extra) Cons: - Small Menu - pricey
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! This place was amazing!!! Although they don’t serve alcohol, they welcome BYO and don’t charge a corkage fee, so we brought a bottle. However, their mocktails are incredibly creative, beautiful and delicious. The food was absolutely delicious. Everything is designed to be shared family style so you get to try a lot of things on the menu. We had tacos, tuna pizza, wagyu steak, mushrooms, kimchi brussel sprouts and fried rice. There was not a bad (or average) dish among them. Dessert was a chocolate cigar and a tofu cheesecake that was phenomenal. The decor was very zen with some techno music playing over the speakers giving it a trendy, metropolitan vibe. The service (our server was VJ) was second to none. You need an amazing server to help artfully explain the menu and concept, and did an amazing job. It was pricey, but this is a high-end, unique dining experience, so I had no problem with the bill. We will most definitely be back.
  3. KH

    KhrystiH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful dining area and ambiance. The afternoon tea was exquisite- each course complimented the tea perfectly. The tea was luxurious- definitely a relaxing and elegant Sunday.
  4. KS

    KareemS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I'm not one to leave negative reviews but our experience was so comically terrible I have no choice. First off the hotel and the restaurant have a nice ambiance however the service was the worst I have encountered in Orlando. Upon being seated it took over 30 minutes for the waitress to come to our table. The waitress only came after I had to complain to the manager. The sides and main courses came out for everyone in my party except me. There was no explanation as to why my food was not prepared. I was sitting like a fool for 20 minutes while my party enjoyed their dinner. After 20 minutes with no food and no explanation I had to hunt the manager down again. Apparently the temperature of my steak was not correct and it had to me remade. Fine. The manager apologizes and tells me it will be ready in 2 minutes. 15 minutes later they come to me and say the temperature was messed up again. At this point my party had finished dinner. Finally my steak came. The temperature was still not correct, but I was hungry at this point so I ate it. Their solution to "make it up to us" was to bring dessert to the table while I was in the middle of my meal to ensure I would not be able to enjoy it. By the time I finish my meal the dessert was melted. Finally they had the audacity to charge me for my main course. Please don't waste your time here. There are plenty of restaurants in Orlando that offer the same quality with a better price point and service that actually treats their patrons with respect. They charge the price of a Michelin star restaurant however offer you service much worse than your local IHOP. (This is not meant as a slight to IHOP as I have never had a bad experience there).
  5. B

    Britizen

    Orlando

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and what a fantastic experience! Everything we had was incredible! The food presentation rivaled the taste. The fried rice with wagyu was the best I’ve ever had.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paul was a wonderful server!
  7. TO

    TOGOrlando

    Orlando

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here and the food was even more amazing this time. Tried a non- alcoholic drink and it was delicious and creative. Love that they allow you to bring your own wine as well. The Akira Back Pizza is worth every penny. cod was delicious- will be back!!!
  8. t

    tome

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to several Akira Back restaurants in other cities and he never disappoints. Great to see a restaurant of this caliber in the Orlando area.
  9. DB

    DavidB

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the valet to our amazing desert everything was 2nd to none. The non alcoholic infused drinks were an experience in themselves. The Michelin chef did not disappoint and our server made the whole evening exquisite. We will be back!
  10. T

    Tony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend this restaurant. The food was excellent, service was great and the ambiance was perfect.
  11. BC

    BCer

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There are no words to describe the deliciousness of the menu. Everything was amazing! The mocktails were on point and very complimentary to the menu. I highly recommend as it’s definitely a hidden gem!
  12. BS

    BrittnyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Kimchi Brussels were the best thing of the evening and a total surprise of flavoring! My husband really enjoyed his chicken very much. The side rice was really good. My steak was filet it was good but next time i’ll try another type of steak. No alcohol restaurant but we order the coconut cocktail and it was amazing! The best service I ever had at a restaurant in my life. 5:30 reservations was excellent because we were the only customers for an hour. It was my bday and they had a wonderful dessert surprise from the chef! My husband made a wonderful choice! We decided to stay the night and had breakfast in the morning.
  13. MD

    MrDutch

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Today was my wife her birthday and the only important part was to make my wife happy. She was indeed very happy. The chef and the mixologists were very knowledgeable and they made the experience amazing. Thank you for a beautiful lunch.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance, stellar service and accommodating!!
  15. J

    Jtstao

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall an excellent place, wonderful hotel. But in the wrong location
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience with wonderful food and great atmosphere
  17. DD

    DawnD

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I really enjoyed our experience at this restaurant! The cuisine offers top-notch presentation, culinary concepts, and of course, flavor. Kudos to the chef! The ambience was very chic and inviting. This restaurant (which is located in the lobby of Etta hotel) offers a refreshing level of luxury and posh flair in the Kissimmee area. Will definitely be coming back for dinner, Sunday afternoon tea, and a staycation.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most incredible dining experiences I’ve had in a long time! Definitely a must go!
  19. SL

    StevenL

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our exceptional waiter VJ was so accommodating to our every need including sensitivity to my food allergies. The food was delicious and the experience was terrific! All the staff was so friendly and welcoming and made our dining experience second to none!
  20. MB

    MatthewB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good service was excellent. Server Paul was wonderful!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional experience!! Gabriel and Dino were Amazing
  22. RP

    RusselP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you so much for such an Amazing experience. Another big thank you for our waiter Paul. Will definitely see you soon
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my third time back at this beautiful place. That should say how much I love it there. From the amazing Valet George who makes you feel so welcomed before you enter the hotel, to every person who greets you and takes great care to make sure you have a wonderful time. The food is amazing. The mocktails are such an experience. I've been for afternoon tea and dinner. I can't wait to go back.
  24. I

    Ivette

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I could give a 6 star, I would do that. Great food, ambience and customer service. Dr. G
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I had the Afternoon tea experience, the 1st course was traditional but Chef’s spin on the traditional tea sandwiches. Some of the flavor combinations were unique but didn’t go well together in my OPINION. The scones were a great take on a traditional scone. I liked the sweetness in them and the jams to accommodate were amazing. The third course. The desserts and pastries were just ok. I hate to say that because they looked absolutely beautiful but taste was just… ok. Overall dining atmosphere was amazing and beautiful. The tea was some of the best tea I’ve had and service was fantastic as well. I’ve had many afternoon tea experiences and this was up there with some of the top and the food was mid grade with taste but top with presentation and look.
  26. NY

    NYtransplant

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was by far one of the BEST dining experiences I have ever had. From checking in at the front desk with the incredible manager to VJ our server. Everything was perfect!!! I highly recommend this restaurant for any and every occasion.
  27. MF

    MonicaF

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous experience. The food was amazing. We even ordered the tuna pizza a second time! Our server Paul was very attentive and passionate about his job. The manager Gino was very accommodating, welcoming and hospitable. Highly recommend this restaurant, and we will definitely be back!
  28. GO

    GregoryO

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best gourmet restaurant of Orlando. No place in Orlando with better service. All the waiter’s are excellent but if you ask for Paul you can’t go wrong. He was great. This needs to be a Michelin restaurant. I cannot give more accolades. It it well worth the experience
  29. c

    clementinem

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic all around - attentive staff and the food is amazing - service was equally so
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super enjoyable. Service was exceptional!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place to visit and outstanding service, the food was great. I recommend the Tuna Pizza.
  32. MC

    MCPFL

    Naples

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There are a lot of restaurants that offer great food, but at Salt & the Cellar, the whole experience is superb. The staff is welcoming, polite, knowledgeable and 100% committed to making the experience unforgettable. The food is special, not just because of its quality and flavor, but because the presentation is unique. They do not offer alcoholic beverages but they would allow customers to bring their own bottles and will not charge a corking fee, but one would be missing the overall experience without trying any of the Mocktails, which are prepared and presented exquisitely. I wish I could properly explain how spectacular the overall experience was!
  33. K

    Kevin

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed our first visit. Unique dishes and drinks, coupled with excellent service.
  34. BC

    BruceC

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When you visit Orlando this is one restaurant you do not want to miss. Fantastic service, great food, awesome presentation friendly warm atmosphere. Also, check out the ette hotel brand new modern you will love it.......
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing hotel & tea service! The attention to detail is exquisite. The owner of the hotel made it a point to engage us in a”conversation & provided of a tour this incredible boutique hotel. 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Can’t wait to go back for dinner & experience the spa services. Unexpected gem in the WDW tourist area. A MUST see!!!
  36. AG

    AprilG

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So lovely … hotel is gorgeous and restaurant beautifully decorated… food was amazing :)
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just phenomenal. Everything from Service, Drinks, food was top notch.
  38. AM

    AnaM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a nice surprise! The restaurant is located in a beautiful hotel although it’s off 192. The ambience is great the waiters are attentive the food was delicious . They do not serve alcohol at all but you can bring yours and they will serve at no extra change .we tried one of the mocktails and loved it .
  39. GF

    GourmetFoodie

    New York Area

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another wonderful experience. This is a definite must visit restaurant for any foodie in Central Florida
  40. O

    Orlandok

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious! The tuna pizza was incredible amazing!!! The wagyu tacos were good and pretty spicy. The portions are small so keep that in mind. The Cod was so delicious, as well as the fried rice with wagyu. The fillet mignon was pretty good too. The mocktails are cool but overpriced in my opinion. No alcohol beverages served. Only the wine you bring for corkage; which is nice because at least there are options. We went for the chocolate cake with nutella and banana foam, I really liked it however it would have been warmer I liked it better only the plating of the desert was a not up to standard like the rest of the meals. I thought it was a little bit disappointing when I saw it. The service was impeccable. Another improvement they could have is the outside tables by the lobby, they don’t feel like part of the restaurant. And the staff’s uniform is a tacky. They could have something more elegant for dinner.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Salt & the Cellar by Akira Back is rated 4.8 stars by 158 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Salt & the Cellar by Akira Back

3001 Sherbeth Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34747

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sherberth Rd and Black Lake Rd. Minutes South of Disney's Animal Kingdom.

  • Neighborhood

    Kissimmee

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Afternoon Tea Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Fusion / Eclectic, Asian

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Akira Back

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Entertainment, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

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