RokPrime
RokPrime

RokPrime

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rokprime.com/
  • Phone: 9492366669
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Daily at 11 AM
    Lunch & Dinner Service
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dustin Houston
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We do special events and catering throughout the year. Please call 949.236.6669 and let our Executive Chef, Dustin Houston, prepare a menu and plan that fits your needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can customize a unique menu for any event and accommodate private parties of 8 to 20 on a daily basis. We can also offer the entire facility for up to 85 people at an additional cost. Call 949.236.6669 anytime to schedule a private tour.
  • Private Party Contact: John Sickler 9492366669
  • Entertainment: Amazing live music throughout week! Call 949.236.6669 for schedules.

  • Special Events: Coming Soon

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ortega Hwy and Camino Capistrano
  • Public Transit: Steps away from the historic San Juan Capistrano Train Depot and the Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: You may park on the street (Camino Capistrano) OR directly behind the restaurant in the free public lot OR directly next to the train depot and movie theatre garage. All parking is FREE to the public.
A word from RokPrime
RokPrime is located across the street from the historic Mission in downtown San Juan Capistrano. We serve only Prime beef, chops, seafood, and poultry. All of our proteins are naturally fed and raised.
No hormones. No antibiodics.

Our steaks and seafood are cooked on an ultra hot lava Rok heated to 750 degrees and using only salts and minerals minded from the Himalayan mountains. This method of cooking the steaks creates a flavor and juciness you won't find anywhere. We deliver the best steak in Orange County.

In addition to our Prime steaks and seafood we offer a menu of signature
sandwiches and burgers, as well as from scratch soups and salads.
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RokPrime reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.6
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (8)romantic (6)neighborhood gem (5)great for outdoor dining (4)great for brunch (3)good for groups (3)fit for foodies (3)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Gone
    BobbyVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We were there on the last night it will be opened. Too bad it was our favorite steak place in the area
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RokPrime Review
    cwrjr
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Very nice décor and comfortable seating. Interesting concept with the volcanic rock presentation for the steaks, unfortunately for us the cut of the steak (wagyu flat iron) was less than prime and lacked the taste for the price charged. The pork chop was a bit over cooked and dry, although the flavoring was good.. The mac and cheese with bacon & jalapeno was a very good side dish.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it
    Bummed
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We were disappointed with the food, limited menu, lack of circulation or AC on a warm night. It was blah and a waste of a date night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing find!
    Cindy
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The food is incredible and the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great steak
    BobbyVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Lovely ambience, juicy steaks,wonderful service, will return
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it was very very nice
    kiss
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We loved the place it was so relaxtioning. It was very romantic and the food was outstanding. Would for sure go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 666 reviews are from the RokPrime reviews archive.
  • Great food, cold bread
    SDappetite
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Entree and dessert were delicious. House bread, however, was disappointingly cold. Poorly warmed: lukewarm on the outside, icey on the inside... Was it freshly baked, but then frozen? Not sure...
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cook Steak on a Rock
    JerryP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The concept is way cool and can be very tasty if the rock is hot enough and the steak is of high quality.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Innovative concept
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    At this restaurant they cook and bring your meat to the table on the rock on which it was cooked. Our server was perfect, very attentive. We were celebrating our anniversary and they had a lovely dessert for us to share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for steak enthusiasts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Roc Prime is one of the hidden gems of San Juan Capistrano. The steaks are amazing and the service impeccable. A little noisy for my taste but the decor is fun. Highly recommended for a romantic night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't do brunch
    FredS
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I had dined with my family at Thanksgiving and the food off a limited menuand service was excellent. I tried Mothers Day and the the Brunch was very dissapointing. The selection of food was minimum with 8 items and 1 meat. They did prepare an omlette for a menu when we sat down,which was a good idea, but everyones omelette arrived at different times, the carving platter was basically unattended, we had to ask for water/drinks. If i hadn't been there before I would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The volcanic rock used to cook the steak on made for one of the best dining experiences and the food literally melt in my mouth! We will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ask for Amy!
    BadTableManor
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Excellent ambiance, I wish my home were decorated like this. We didn't enjoy the bar this time, but plan on visiting it soon (go at night, when the view behind the bar onto the patio is at its finest). The food was very tasty, and Amy was extremely warm, charming, and extremely helpful. LOVE her.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Bunch
    luv2dine
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    It was nice seating outdoor patio for the Easter Bunch and the service was great. The food was good but would of like more dessert selection then the small danish offer.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so so brunch
    brunch101
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This brunch has a very small buffet for the price . The bottomless mimosa is not tasty at all.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Easter Brunch
    Peony
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We were the only ones seated on the patio, and the server was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious, with a great variety. We didn't expect steak, but there were small pieces cooked to perfection. French toast, omelettes, eggs Benedict, fruit, pastries, and breakfast meats filled the buffet. And my bottomless mimosa really was just that. Our guests were impressed. We will go back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the decor and the service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I've been to this restaurant four times. I love the decor and how they were able to create private areas for a romantic dinner. Service is always exceptional, and good food. I ordered scallops instead of beef this time and was not impressed by the presentation, maybe it's because I ordered them on the lava rock. My partner ordered the salmon prepared in the kitchen and he was pleased with it. I'll save this place for the beef and appetizers. I don't get why people take young kids to a place like this. There was a large group with very young children near us and the noise level was very annoying. Not a good place for young ones. Please let other diners enjoy a pleasant experience. No fault of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will go back for sure! It ROK'd!!!
    Nicoe
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    truly enjoyed ROK Prime. We sat on the patio and watched people as we ate. The hostess was friendly and our server was attentive. The food was great and we were happy we ordered our rib eye medium so we could use the rock to cook it a bit more if need be. It was a nice touch and fun to do. We will definitely go back. Did not go into the restaurant itself so not sure of the restrooms, etc. But our experience was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    The food was great and Amy our server was personable and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So disappointing
    Luvfood
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We live in San Juan and had some good things about Rox Prime, so we finally got a night out and wanted to try it. To start the server was totally unprepared, didn't know what was the on the menu. Forgot things we ordered, recommended the truffle fries which were so bad we sent them back (something we never do) not to mention I've never met a french fries I didn't love. We will not be returning and have already told a few friends how bad it was, I don't see it lasting long.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for a steak, and more
    FiddleDeeDeeVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We were in town for a horse show, and made a last minute reservation. The restaurant was not crowded, and we got good service. The idea of this restaurant is that they have these hot lava rocks, and they put them in a 700-plus degree oven, and then they put your steak on it and bring it all out to the table. The rock stays hot for hours, so you can put your food on it and cook it some more or just warm up things. As a person who has the "curse of the cold food," this was wonderful. We had the flat iron steak and it was divine. Lobster stack was great and lamb lollipops for apps. Bread was worth every carb. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exciting Experience!
    alemus29
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The food was great! Our server, Jennifer, was awesome. It was our first time at RokPrime and she definitely helped us enjoy our wonderful dining experience. We have found a new favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definitely a must visit!
    Luvfood
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Had a great time at Rok Prime! Amy (Adams) was an excellent server. She made our girlfriend's birthday very special by even displaying a Happy Birthday board! Very sweet! We all ordered the Waghu flat steak...absolutely delicious! Also there is a great wine selection available & very generous pours! Definitely worth the moderate pricing. Looking forward to going back very soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time experience
    rmanakaVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    The restaurant was very accommodating to a mobility challenged guest and the service was excellent! Wonderful cocktail list with unique creations. Get there early and enjoy the happy hour! The small plates were delicious! We sampled the lamb lollipops, truffled fries, lobster stack, pancetta wrapped prawn skewers, grilled artichoke, jumbo onion rings and mac n' cheese. We'd recommend any of these dishes and would order them again! We dined on the Rok ribeye medallion steak (unique presentation; tender and delicious...not slathered in butter but with unusual dipping sauces), the scallops (numerous and tender; delicious), Pan seared Miso sea bass (light and flakey; very tasty) and the Rok seared pork chop (huge but very tender and tasty!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool Experience
    LaderaDave
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Loved the decor of this restaurant...not what we expected at all. Ordered the Filet served on the hot rock, even though the reviews were a little mixed. I thought it was a great idea. I was able to basically cook the steak to the exact doneness that I was looking for. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5:45 PM
    Cydnightout
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The service was great until it was time for the check. It took a good 15 minutes to get my check once requested. The server took a quick drink order from the table behind us then went to the table on the other side of us. It was a 6 person party that were loud and took up a lot of time from the server. She just could not get away from this group. The table behind us was so mad they also walked out. They went to the front disk and another server had to come over and trake care of them. This other server also had to bring my check. Other than that the food was GREAT and was server was also great at reviewing the menu and how the rock cooking worked
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took friends for there 1st time ,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    they loved the total experience. Our server AMY did an excellent all around job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    EcanP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We met some very special long-time friends for dinner at Rok Prime. It was a very nice meal. The novelty of the lava rock cooking technique was a fun twist. The risotto could have been smoother and a little tastier. Overall, a very pleasant meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Higher expectations
    Jonny
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Went for the first time since we had a Christmas gift card. Had small filet and sea scallops, and a wedge salad. Filet, although $30, was tasteless piece of cardboard. We had ordered the steak rare, and cooked is slightly more on the table rock (novelty for RokPrime way), and even though it was med rare, the steak had no flavor. Potatoes were mediocre. Sea Scallops ($28) were overcooked. The side veg was tasty. Wedge Salad was lacking on the bacon pieces and lettuce was all core. Bread-a couple warmed up rolls from Costco. All in all we loved the interior decor, staff was friendly, but we won't be back even with a free gift certificate. Disappointing!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible Service
    Fawn
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Upon arrival, we were seated immediately. Our server was right behind us with menus and asking about drinks. After we ordered, there was a 20 minute wait before drinks were served by a different server. We then waited at least 20 more minutes for someone to take our food order. Our food was delivered right away. Then, another wait for our server to attend to us. My husband's meal was missing a side. The server questioned him three times if he was sure he did not receive the side! Finally, a different server arrived with the missing side. After our desert order, our server disappeard for at least 25 minutes before she returned. At the time of our meal, there were only one more party in the restaurant. We were there for 2 hours!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Roc Prime is a great place to dine
    Butch
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Overall, all four diners had great food and enjoyed the experience. The Wagyu skirt steak served on the rock was very tender and flavorful. The lobster stack with avocado appetizer was also a favorite. We also ordered the roasted corn side dish and it complemented the meal well. The vegetables served with the entre were a very small portion, so I would suggest another side if you are a big eater. I recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    Sandim25VIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    The beef was amazing - incredibly tender and tasty. Loved all the sauces, but it really didn't need any enhancement. Rick cooking makes for a fun experience. Wish I lived in the area to go, again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Way too expensive for the quality and portions. Very average for 5 star price and service is unbelievably bad considering, Overall very disappointed and won't be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Save by Waiter
    OpenTableManVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    The waiter took our drink orders, but forgot to enter the order. He comes back to apologize 15 minutes later - he said he was doing 'double-duty' as the waiter tonight. He brings me my wine, and proceeds to bring us an appetizer (on the house). The service was impeccable after that. The waiter 'regained' his tip. The food is a bit bland - hence the sauces to dip the food in. The cuisine is a bit 'gimmisky' - as they bring food that is 'cooked rare' to the table. You then 'cook' the meat to your liking on a 'hot round stone' that they place in front of you. It reminds me of 'Ishi-yaki' (Japanese cuisine. It literally means 'cooking on a stone'. I guess this is the Americanized version of that. I'll definitely be back to try this place again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different and delicious
    Jodey
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Rok Prime serves their steaks on your personal 'hot rock' sizzling away your steak so that you can continue to cook it to your perfection. Loved it! Also highly recommend their "Bartender's signature" chocolate martini. To die for!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unfortunately we didn't end
    ShelsterVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Unfortunately we didn't end up having dinner, and steak seems to be what they are known for, but we did have appetizers, a salad and a couple of drinks. Everything we had was above par and the service was excellent. Parking is a bit tricky though, so keep an eye for an available spot!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not exactly a steak house but not b
    BenjaminVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    For the price I would rather go to Mastro's but lunch is a good value and on a travelzoo deal its worth coming to dinner. I always end up upgrading anyways and spending more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    Roscoe
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    We had a great meal! It was fun to cook our meat on the rok. The restaurant was beautiful and the service was wonderful. The only complaint I have is that our booth had rips in the upholstery. We paid a lot for our dinner and thought that was a bit odd. Otherwise, a great restaurant. We will return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Concert Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    We had 6:30 reservations and were seated promptly. Our drink order was taken right away and we were given time to talk. My wife ordered a wedge salad and a small filet. I ordered a wedge salad and center of a ribeye. The food was very good, but a little pricey for the area. The service was excellent
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the lava
    yummy4us
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    This was our first time to RokPrime and we loved everything about the restaurant . The food, ambiance, waitress, bar tender we loved our steak coming out on lava rock. We just got back from Hawaii where lot's of lava rock is all around and it just brought us back to our trip. Thank you for a great experience absolutely delicious! We are already planning our next date to RokPrime with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.