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Roka Akor - San Francisco
Roka Akor - San Francisco
  • Address:
    801 Montgomery Street
    San Francisco, CA 94133
    Neighborhood:
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Cuisine:
    Japanese
    Price: $31 to $50

Roka Akor - San Francisco Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rokaakor.com/locations/san-francisco/
  • Email: SanFrancisco@rokaakor.com
  • Phone: (415) 362-8887
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: M-F 11:00am-2:30pm

    Dinner: Su-Th 5:00pm-10:00pm

    Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-11:00pm

    Happy Hour twice a day 7 days a week. In Roka Bar until 6:30pm daily and again at 9:30pm until close.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Roman Petry
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Occasional DJ performance in Roka Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jackson & Montgomery (entrance on Jackson)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and Street Parking is available
A word from Roka Akor - San Francisco
ROKA AKOR San Francisco is an exciting new addition to the vibrant luxury dining scene, a stylish prime steak, seafood and sushi restaurant that specializes in Robata "open charcoal" cuisine. Located in the heart of Jackson Square, the restaurant features a main dining room area anchored by an open-flame Robata grill, and an underground ROKA BAR, which serves handcrafted cocktails, whiskey, super-premium sake, house-infused shochu and an extensive wine list. ROKA AKOR’s menu features prime cuts of steaks, seafood, and vegetables with unique Japanese-inspired marinades and sauces, along with sushi, sashimi, tempura, and extraordinary desserts. ROKA AKOR is committed to locally sourcing as many ingredients as possible. The menu will change regularly to reflect seasonal offerings.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Diner Reviews
  • "Really great food! Service could have been better; I think the waitress was having an off night. The manager did come over and apologize. Overall, still a great night of food, friends, and sake!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is by far one of the top 5 dining experiences in my lifetime. I have been to over 50+ countries, eaten in thousands of establishments and the food has never been better. Everything virtually melted in your mouth with such a vibrant explosion of flavors it was mind blowing. The drink selection was impeccable with service that rivals anything you have experienced - the manager even visited with us three times through the experience. Can't say enough about this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I went here for a special occasion and was not let down. All of the appetizers and entrees we tried were fantastic. The service was great. Overall I was pleasantly surprised by the value for the amount of food and drink purchased."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We were here for my birthday. The food was amazing!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The restaurant has a beautiful, modern take on a Japanese teahouse in it's decor and the food is amazing. Mostly small plates to share, which means trying all of their specials is possible. They have really unique and sophisticated takes on the food so trying new things doesn't take a particularly adventurous pallet."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Delicious unique flavors. Expensive but worth it!!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Fun lively place that wasn't too loud for business and felt special."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Easily the highest quality Sushi in the City - outstanding."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Teriyaki sauce was extremely strong...salmon was good not exceptional...it seems to me that this resto is too pricey for what they really deliver...staff not attentive with our order...too noisy and too many tables, and the table for two was so small that i was uncomfortable on this table...the issue is not price but cost vs benefit."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Everything we had here was great it started off with the heirloom Beets which was a nice surprise since we though it was some fish when it first came out. The second dish was Butterfish Tataki that was also amazing. Next was the sushi portion assorted sashimi with blue fin tuna roll both of these melt in your mouth. Then we got the Corn on a cob with some curry sauce and Alaskan King crab cooked over coal with some butter it was amazing. Then came this mushroom miso soup which was good. Next they brought us a strawberry sorbet with tequila to cleanse out palate before we ate the main. Which was the Waygu beef with chinese broccoli and a truffles and rice dish this was also amazing. The dessert was last and way to much."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I live in NYC and I kept hearing about San Francisco's great dining scene. So far wasn't really impressed. But Roka Akor is different . Lovely food, interesting dishes. Not self important about the ingredients thank goodness. Tables nicely spaced and noise level reasonable so you can actually talk to the people you came out to dinner with. And I could eat a whole bowl of the soy butter grilled corn!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We did the tasting menu for Valentine's. Absolutely worth it. Will go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great sake list! Pork belly and Brussels sprouts are a must. The staff was very professional and friendly"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This place had a lot of hype that it didn't deliver on. We had the valentines day dinner (which was mostly presentation-not great food, and the thing we liked the most/made the biggest impression was the corn."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food here is great! The ingredients are top quality and prepared just as they should be. Some of my favorites are the miso cod, wagyu steak, tiger prawns, grilled scallops, grilled corn, all varieties of sashimi. There hasn't been a dessert I haven't liked. Service can be slow but otherwise a great place for a special occasion dinner or a relaxing lunch."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Purposely celebrated Valentine's Day early just to get the Decadent Omakase. Instead they felt like serving the Valentine's Day menu early to try it out. It's the same price but LESS food. If I had known earlier, I wouldn't have come and waste my time and money. The regular decadent omakase serves a large sashimi platter and large dessert platter. All we got was a tiny sashimi cake with tiny peices of sashimi. Dessert was sad- small chocolate cake with ice cream. Such an upsetting Valentine's Day dinner! Money wasted!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I enjoyed the expansive menu and would certainly come back here."
    Dined on 7/14/2013
  • "Spend my birthday there, ordered almost half of of the menu, nothing really attracts me, wouldn't go back again, both of us had a stomachache after."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Grilled cod is phenomenal. Most of the dishes were prepared to perfection with interesting and delicate flavors. They were very busy so service was a bit scattered, but staff very friendly and attentive if you ask for something. Definitely the best sushi restaurant I've been to."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great food and service! Best Japanese restaurant in the city!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "New restaurant in the neighborhood, very hip and vibrant. Food is very well prepared, kudos to the chefs. Had grilled beef fillet, grilled pork belly, and grilled black cod, all are cooked just right, tender and juicy. Best robata I've had yet! Very disappointed on the flavor infused liquor cocktails."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Roka Akor is a restaurant for tourists and expense-account business travelers. The food is good -- nothing stands out -- but for a local, there are much better values at restaurants elsewhere in the city and its environs."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "the food was wonderful, best food ever; japanese dishes were fab and the steak was out of this world. grest cocktails and wine list. desserts good too. server was excellant as well as the other wait staff/bussers. will be back many a times. already told all my friends about it"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Went for Dine About Town, Cod is out of this world good."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Our first time at Roka Akor was fantastic! We dined on a busy Saturday night with 3 couples. From the moment we sat down we knew we were in for something special. Our wonderful waitress immediately assisted us with our cocktails order and we were off and running. Over the next 3 hours we enjoyed some of the most amazing tastes and flavor imaginable. The fish was so fresh and everything we ordered (all from the suggestion of our server) were equally outstanding. We cannot wait till our next return visit very soon!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Nice pre fixe with Dine out SF. Pleasant restauarnt ambiance. Server was not miss congeniality. Will come back again. By comparison, far more interesting food than "Roy's" restaurant."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The dine about town menu for lunch was very good. To start, I had the yellow tail sashimi followed by the diced assorted sashimi on a bed of sushi rice. My 2 good friends, Steve and Dale each had the beets salad and also the yellow tail sashimi and for their main entree, both had the ribs. It was very good as I had a taste of it. We will definitely go back there to try out their dinner."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "My wife and I came here during Dine About Town, and we chose our meal from the prix fixe menu. We started with the butterfish tataki, which was perfectly seasoned and wrapped around asparagus so as not to mask the flavor of the vegetable. We also had a tuna roll which was delicious, but not too unique. For the main course, we both chose the black cod which was out of this world. We could have eaten 10 of these, although 1 was plenty of a serving. Sweet, juicy, and addictive. For dessert, we split the fruit pavlova and chocolate cake, both of which were perfectly delightful. Great ambience and superb service. Pricey, but wonderful."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "I've been here twice now. The meal proportions are perfect!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "This place is AMAZING! The food is outstanding! My friend and I tried the Dine About Town menu and the sashimi assortment. We were not sorry! Food came prepared beautifully, did not have to wait long for the food prep. But getting our bill did take about 20 minutes, not sure why. I would come back for special celebrations or if you want to treat yourself to someplace very special. Their bar is one to remember."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We had a 7:15 reservation with one in our party needing to get to a red-eye flight to the east coast. There were empty tables but we were sent to the bar to wait for almost 30 minutes (the most obvious attempt to get us to spend money in the bar I have seen in a while). Once seated it took 20 minutes to get a bottle of wine and almost an hour to get sashimi starters and several rolls for dinner - not a complicated order or anything that needed to be cooked. The dining room was so loud (made worse by the constant yelling of the kitchen team) we had to yell at each other. The food was really good, but I can't recommend this place unless you have a long time and don't mind deafening noise during dinner."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "If you buy a glass of sake downstairs at the bar you get it in a wine glass. The exact same sake is available in a glass or carafe for dinner. I asked the server how many glasses the carafe was, holding up my glass from the bar, and he informed me it was approximately 4. Then he brings out little shot glasses with the carafe and its 4 of those! Which was MAYBE 2 glasses worth of what I got downstairs, but I paid for 3.5 glasses. HUGE RIP OFF. And the service was aggressive to take your order and then the food took forever. However, once the food finally came out, it was absolutely delicious! Props to the chefs!!!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Filet mignon was wonderful, will return for sure in the near future. Will bring out of town friends for sure."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I had high hopes for Roka Akor and very happy they were met. My guest and I chose the selections on the Dine about town menu. This menu happened to have the dishes recommended by friends and bar guests. The menu was a great deal price wise, portions generous and our server was one of the most attentive, pleasant and professional servers I have had in any dining experience. Down side is the décor in the bar. Doesn't match the look or feel of the main area. Also service was poor. In over 30mins I was greeted when initially sitting down. It wasn't notice that our app didn't make it to our table until we brought it to light. Definitely didn't come off as a season professional. Our server at dinner made up for it though!! Thank you!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "My husband had dined here before and we went again with my two adult sons. The seating was not ideal as the space was very tight. After we were seated, no server came to greet us for about 15-20 minutes. We finally asked a bus boy for our server, and it took another few minutes for her to appear. During the course of the dinner, we had to use the bus boy to get our server as she was too busy to be found. We even had to ask the buy boy to take our payment after waited a long time for the server. I don't expect this experience at a restaurant like Roka Akor so I gave a 3 star for that. The food was good but not exceptional. The overall experience was fair and it is not a place that I will return to or recommend to others."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This specially priced menu was really great. The beet salad with Penko was amazing. The ribs were perfect. Other sushi items as good as any ever. But... Regular menu is Very expensive."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "top of the line sushi. i loved everything i had expect for the sliders that they forgot to bring. service was very slow for 1. being lunch service and 2. for only ordering one dish that actually needed to be cooked. if you're on a business account i would recommend. pretty expensive to pay on your own unless money is no object. a lot more affordable sushi in SF. good for a special occasion."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Such a great lunch! Went here for lunch with Dine About Town---such a wonderful experience. Highly recommend! The butterfish tataki was delicious!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "My best friend took me here and we did the omakase and it was AMAZING!! Amazing isn't the only word but if you have the means, DO IT!! My mom asked me for a memorable place to take some family that was visiting and so I brought them here. It's currently Dine About Town, which is the menu some of us chose, but since I've been here before I through in some favorites. There isn't anything bad here so good luck."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "This was our first time at Roka Akor, we were friendly received and prompt attention, we were celebrating our anniversary, the attention was great and the food outstanding. My husband was so please that before the main course he said "we need to came back again we were so happy we are definitely doing this again."
    Dined on 1/11/2014