Roka Akor - San Francisco
Roka Akor - San Francisco

Roka Akor - San Francisco

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


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

    Dinner: Su-Th 5:30pm-10:00pm

    Dinner: F-Sa 5:30pm-11:00pm

    Happy Hour 7 days a week.
    In Roka Bar 4:30pm-6:30pm daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Steakhouse, Japanese
  • 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
  • Special Events: Join us for $1.00 Oysters in Roka Bar every Sunday

    Happy Hour daily from 4:30pm-6:30pm and again at 9:30pm to close.

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Roka Akor - San Francisco reviews from OpenTable diners
176 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (112)special occasion (95)good for groups (72)hot spot (67)neighborhood gem (41)vibrant bar scene (40)romantic (40)great for lunch (33)notable wine list (20)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Best food in the city
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I love this place!! My new go-to restaurant in San Francisco
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous experience
    EricINnaples
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The ambiance was wonderful, but the food and service were the stars. One of the best restaurants I have experienced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Indifferent service ethic, slow food delivery, loud and unaccommodating in every way. Some types of awfulness defy description. Suffice to say they really don't care about you. Avoid.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Loved my meal, ambiance was excellent and fantastic service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FRESH FISH!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We are purists - fish was amazing... Sake list was great, and server suggested a sake that was absolutely amazing. and we are picky!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extravagant
    DrewPaikVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I'd say that there's not much to complain about Roka other than the prices. The food is decent, but not extraordinary. The decor and service are very nice, but you definitely end up paying for it. A word for for the wise: portions are difficult to predict, so it's very easy to over-order, making an expensive meal even more so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing for lunch/dinner/drinks!!!
    JRthewinoVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    What a find! The bar and lounge is amazingly intimate with an awesome vibe and great cocktails. The food is just spot on and the staff is amazingly hospitable. I loved the chateau pegau Syrah. What a steal! I met the GM, Leilani, a few times now...ask for her and she will quickly make friends and be sure you have a great experience. So lucky to have found this place. I'll continue to be there constantly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi/Sashimi!
    blovesfood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our first time at Roka Akor. We ordered a selection of sushi rolls and sashimi - the tuna was the best! First time I tried sea urchin, and it was exquisite! The Japanese beef is amazing and melts in your mouth - worth the price. Black cod was very flavorful and highly recommended. We ordered too much food for the table, but everything was delicious. My husband also enjoyed the Saketini (gin and sake). The prices are reasonable and the service was very attentive. The place is a little bit on the noisy side, but didn't bother us too much as we had a window seat and was away from other tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting...once
    kimax2
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Eclectic sushi and unique grill, efficient service tilting towards promoting items possibly not worth having, particularly at the price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a hit
    LLSSVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Really enjoyed our time here. We even bought our 6 week old baby and we were given an extra chair to put her car seat on. Of course, we were ready to hop out if baby started crying, but she never did. The restaurant has a wide open dining room and little textile, so it gets a bit loud during dinner. But that was perfect to blend the little noises our baby made.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joke
    Joke
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Service was amazing. Imagine the worst service....And epic prices. Enjoy.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Does not disappoint
    kaffeinadikt
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had an amazing meal at Roka SF, or food experience, as my husband calls it. From the moment we walked in the door, service was top notch. We enjoy sushi so try a variety of items from the menu but if someone was not a sushi fan, there are many wonderful items to choose from. We actually first discovered Roka in Chicago when looking for a nontraditional steak house. It was a fantastic meal there so we knew we had to go when travelling in SF. Once again, roka did not let us down and was a wonderful evening. Our faves: butterfish tataki, wagyu and kimchi dumplings, sweet corn Also delicious: beef tataki, pork belly, chef's choice sashimi, and the steaks were cooked to a perfect med-rare. Make your reservation now!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Experience
    Jinnie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our friend recommended trying this restaurant. Upon arriving we were greeted immediately, she was very kind. About 5 minutes later we were seated by the window. He had the view of the window and I had the view of the open kitchen. I enjoyed everything very much, but he had a hard time having to turn around to see what I was talking about. The food was good, but I wouldn't say it is unique. We were a little disappointed with the Toro since it had a thick strip of muscle right through the middle. The scallop with Truffle was my favorite and recommendation. The steak was hard on the outside so I cut mine and ate the inside which was fabulous. The chocolate cake with ice cream was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing steak and seafood!
    SmileVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were blown away by the food at Roka. Each item we ordered was so super delicious. We started with the toro tartar, wagyu tartar, scallop with truffle, and sea urchin cold appetizers. We had the wagyu flat iron steak and the prime ribeye. The quality of the beef was one of the best in the city and they cooked it to a perfect medium rare. Can't wait to go back and try some of their other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wagyu Wonderland
    Godot
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Get the Omakase and share it with a special person. Avoid the "isle of despair" mixed drink.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exciting Food
    ParadiseVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    All i can say is WOW! The group wanted sushi so i took a shot at this place it is amazing. Fresh fish prepared as you never have had it before and all the wonderful flavors you can imagine and some you can't.....
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic as always
    1bartenderVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    this is my favorite restaurant in sf. food is always he best, atmosphere is fabulous, staff are very wonderful, drinks, wine/champagne list is great. love this place and will be back soon.t
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Japanese Restaurant
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Delicious Food served in beautiful way in a very attractive restaurant. One of the best restaurants in SF. Many Japanese dishes (steak, BBQ meats and vegetables) that you don't often find in America. Truly delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was good -- not inexpensive but high quality. Service was quite bad.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definitely splurge-worthy
    DennyA
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We don't spring for pricey meals often, but last night my husband and I went for the $128 (per person!) omakase menu--and weren't disappointed one bit. Everything, from the menu choices to the prep and presentation, was top notch. My husband doesn't normally like sea urchin, but the way it was served here -- with a squeeze of lime on top of (pork?) crisps -- he couldn't get enough. The sashimi platter was divine, as was the perfectly grilled wagyu beef, accompanied by corn on the cob quarters grilled in a buttery soy sauce. The dessert platter was over the top -- seriously, enough for four people. And these are just the highlights--no room here for a complete accounting. Ask for a corner table to minimize noise, and definitely go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly Satisfied
    jaygatsby
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I though this place was going to be just all about the ambience, but boy was I surprised. The fish was fresh, Uni was super fresh and some of the best I've tasted in awhile. The rib eye was cooked rare to perfection. I can only say that the mushroom rice could've been better - it was overpowered by the ginger and you couldn't taste the mushroom or truffle. Other than that, the dining experience was fantastic. I'd definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place but terrible acoustics
    SmartyartblastVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had the tasting menu. It was very good and worth the splurge. But unfortunately the restaurant has concrete floors and hard surfaces everywhere which translates to deafening noise.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    carlotina
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Amazing food, spectacular service. Will come back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Have been here a half dozen times and the food is just superbly prepared with a wide variety of options from sushi to grilled dishes from a Kobata grille. We had a party of 8 so we had the luxury of choosing a variety of dishes to be shared in a communal setting. Dishes to try include skirt steak, tuna roll, short ribs and definitely the sea bass wrapped in a Leaf. Jury still out on the Madagasgar shrimp and Japenese hot pot rice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent place!
    Luvsushi
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Liked everything we ordered. 2 rolls in particular we would order each time we come here: hamachi with Serrano chili and salmon avocado! We sat at the bar so got to watch the chefs make the sushi--true art form! The wait staff were friendly and helpful as well. Great job everyone!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SusanMac
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We had a 5:30PM reservation on a Monday so it was relatively quiet through most of our meal, but by 7:30 the place was hopping. Excellent and friendly service. We ordered the Omikase for 2. Our waiter was very knowledgable about the menu and wine pairings. We've been to the Scottsdale and London restaurants and found this one similar to London with the bar downstairs. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good overall
    MollyVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We had a wonderful lunch, the food was good, our server Jesse was attentive, very cordial and polite. However on the expensive side
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was excellent and the portions surprisingly generous. The lunch combinations are a particularly good deal. Service was geat. Only small complaint - the back cod miso skewers were a little sweet and texture was a bit soft for my taste. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service!
    SamanSimVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    One of the highly recommended restaurant for great menu, delicious foods, friendly and attentive servers. Overall service was outstanding and very accommodating. Will definitely come back with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service
    WlamirVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Terrible service. Horrible ! Stayed more than 15 minutes without anyone coming to the table. Service is not compatible with the food and placê.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Totally worth it!
    ShalynVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Absolutely great experience. We came in only for happy hour but had 5 of the happy hour appetizers and each delicious! Thanks so much. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Went out with family to celebrate our daughters 10th year birthday. Shared different sushi appetizers and entrees. Everything tasted great and was delicatly presented. Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    LetsKW
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great restaurant for all lovers of Japanese cuisine. Killer hot and cold apps. Special props to beef tataki with shaved black truffle and truffle jus. Hot apps were all standouts. Sushi both rolls and nigiri hold their own. Steaks also stood out especially sirloin strip served with bone marrow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time, exceptional visit
    Foodiesf65VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This is possibly the best all around higher end japanese dining experience in the City of San Francisco. From the impeccable service to the exceptional course, one after another, we loved our dinner at Roka Akor. Everything was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food Selection
    MedsReviewsFood
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We ordered the Crispy Fried Calamari, Soft Shell crab roll with Kim Chee, Crispy Fried Brussel Sprouts, Prime Filet and Madagascar Tiger Prawn and Chocolate lava cake for dessert. everything was EXCELLENT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved!!!!
    ndg40
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Loved this place. Can't wait to go back ... Food was amazing. The service was impeccable. Pricey so more of special night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I don't know what this box is for.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Interesting food well prepared but on my visit the service was poor. It took 10 minutes for our waitress to come to our table and the servers were not well versed on the contents and preparation of the food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    SDA1VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We dined here on a recent vacation. The noise level is so loud that you can't hear the person across the table. Sushi was very good. Dinners and vegetable dishes were well prepared but very rich. I ordered a cocktail that didn't arrive until we had finished our meal. Staff was friendly. Given all the amazing restaurants in SF, I wouldn't return to this one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Front staff has PROBLEMS
    akorfailVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Standed in the front for over 30 mins, even though we were early for our reservation. Front staff needs more training in hospitality. They obviously could care less and it shows.
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  • Best sushi
    AmyP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Such good sushi and deep sake menu; attentive wait staff, although they tended to clear the dishes rather fast. Comfortable large seats. Other tables that apparently ordered greater quantities of sushi were served centerpiece arrangements of sushi that looked like artwork. Wish we had had a better explanation from our server as to how to order so as to receive the nice centerpiece rather than the standard sushi board. Also, all of the waiters, bus people and sommelier were male and all of the people in the kitchen were male on the night we attended. Besides the female hostesses, does this place employ women?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic