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Roka Akor - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Roka Akor - Chicago

4.8
4.8
3979 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Roka Akor brings an unparalleled combination of thoughtful design and contemporary Robata Japanese cuisine to six locations across the U.S., including Scottsdale, AZ, San Francisco, Houston and three locations in the Chicagoland area. (Downtown Chicago, Old Orchard and Oakbrook, IL).

Roka Akor’s menu changes seasonally, including a rotating selection of prime-cut steaks, seafood, and vegetables with Japanese-inspired marinades and sauces, along with sushi and sashimi. We are also know for being one of the only restaurants in the United States to serve authentic Japanese Wagyu and Kobe Beef.

The restaurant’s design features a centrally located robata grill that provides the heart of the visual experience, surrounded by contemporary décor and sleek lighting. Guests are encouraged to speak with the chefs about the food to create an interactive and engaging dining experience.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Japanese, Sushi
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 477-7652
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Ce Bian
  • Catering
    Please call us for onsite and off site catering opportunities. We cater private events from 10 - 250 guests.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it’s a birthday party, corporate business dinner, or a cocktail reception Roka Akor offers a trendy & culinary experience in the heart of city. We have several private dining options for parties of 9-300. Please contact our Events Director, Erin Koss, at ekoss@rokaakor.com, for more information regarding options & pricing.
  • Private party contact
    Erin Koss: (847) 846-1076
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross street
    Clark and Illinois Ave
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking is available on Clark St
  • Public transit
    Red Line – exit at Grand, one block north to Illinois<br />#22 Bus –exit at Grand (if coming from the North), exit at Hubbard (if coming from the South)…walk ½ block west<br />#36 Bus—exit at Illinois (walk 1 ½ blocks west)<br />#147 Bus—exit at Illinois (walk ½ block east)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,979 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Steakhouse

  • Chicago

    Steakhouse

3,983 Reviews
  1. BrittanyW

    Grand Rapids

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible experience. Food was outstanding! Can’t wait to visit again!

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  2. WaranpatP

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was so excited to be back. But I’m very disappointed on food quality. My favorite otoro tartare appetizer low grade of tuna to chutoro. Plus no uni. All over was okay but not meet my expectations.

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  3. Qqqq

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, amazing service, great wine list, and maybe the best selection of Japanese whiskey in North America

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Recommend the black cod and NY strip steak. Not too busy and atmosphere was nice

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  5. Michelle

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down still continues to be #1 Japanese restaurant in Chicago.

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  6. BrookeK

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service all around, fantastic food and the it was my sons birthday and they made incredibly special!

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  7. HHSB

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined at our favorite restaurant in Chicago for my husband’s birthday and ordered the omakase as we have done for years. Food was good but not great. The chef’s choices was not up to par with their past choices. Dishes the chef chose did not showcase the delicious Asian flavors. I don’t know if there was a change in chef or it was just an off day. We may have to try another restaurant for his next birthday or at least not order the omakase so we can make our own choices in dishes we enjoy. Having recommended this as our favorite restaurant for years, we now have to find another.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the chef’s choice for 6, and the food kept coming for hours. Such a great experience with unique and delicious food.

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  9. DoraC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated a birthday and the entire team went above and beyond for my guest and I to have a great experience. Every item ordered was delicious and very much worth the value.

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  10. TreyO

    Salt Lake City

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointing decline in quality of food and service. My wife and I were here two years ago and the experience was more authentic and the food was much more savory. The decadent omikase was unfortunately mediocre sushi and average supporting dishes. The raspberry sorbet was oddly the highlight.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sushi and drinks were great! Fun and upbeat environment. They were so kind with helping us celebrate a birthday!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I usually come here every year for a solo bday dinner. The food is good (4.6 stars)but their hospitality is A1, that’s why keep coming back.

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  13. BeverlyP

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Some dishes were outstanding, and others were a little on the bland side. The food came out very quickly, so if you’re in the mood to eat good food and get out in a hurry (theater date), this is your place! Server was helpful and giving us suggestions, but we sat there for close to 10 minutes before we were acknowledged. I always appreciate it when someone else will come up to say, your server will be here in just a few more minutes. Overall experience was quite pleasant. 

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  14. AndresM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rib eye was amazing !! Ordered the dynamite sushi twice !!

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  15. Thomas

    Chicago

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, every dish was a winner. Server David was spectacular over the top server and on top of everything! We can't wait to return!

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  16. DanielV

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The omakase experience was amazing and the service very efficient!

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  17. JulianneF

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spicy scallop maki roll was amazing. Their Vino Verde wine by the glass paired perfectly with sushi.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, and our server was great..

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  19. Michelled

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my bf bday there, everything was amazing. Food was great, service was great. He even got a birthday card. Omakase Decadent menu was so good. Would reccomend it to everyone

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s not quite a speakeasy, it’s an open floor plan. Not as intimate, but nice spot.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just an incredible experience. Service was impeccable. Our food was delicious and everything was played beautifully. Can’t wait to return!

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  22. SeBz

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The tofu tempura and eggplant appetizer are amazing, but wasn't impressed with the other vegetarian options. Online their website says there's a vegetarian/vegan menu by request, but they didn't have one, just a few selections on the menu. The drinks weren't great for the price. The meat eaters at the table were more impressed with their food.

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  23. POONAMK

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, service was excellent! Sake was amazing

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super good spot to bring friends and family. Love this place.

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  25. Adam

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food, got a lot for what we paid. Paulo was an excellent and attentive server. Will definitely be back soon.

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  26. MattS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, drinks, and service are always top notch here. If they have the steak flight on their specials, get it!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    So loud in there!! Love a great upbeat vibe but the poor server had to shout and it was hard to have a conversation at a large table.

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  28. NM2013

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience dining at the restaurant. The food is very very good, service very professional, friendly and efficient.

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  29. Mrbadger66

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food ... great service ... welcoming environment ... Elizabeth Wheeland is a terrific hospitality manager.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Great service. Very dark. Needs more light.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our anniversary and they made us feel special! They brought out a special dessert on the house and wrote a card. The food was incredible! Highly recommend the lamb chops!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Springfield

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent experience! Drinks were delicious, food came out fast & absolutely every dish was perfect. MUST get the pot de creme for dessert! You won’t be disappointed!

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  33. Chris

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location. Food and service was top notch. Can’t wait to go back.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    First time ever going to Roka. It took 1 hour for our appetizers to come out and our server was extremely busy so it was always hard to get a drink. Our server was friendly and cordial and I think he just had too much on his plate. I could hear someone yelling at the chefs in the kitchen and it looked like they were all over the place which explained why everyone’s food was taking so long. Not the first time experience I was expecting and I don’t foresee a return in the future.

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  35. Sara

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I drive from Tennessee 8 hours and got a flat tire on the way just so I can come eat here. It’s my third time and It's the best food I’ve ever had and the quality of everything is amazing. I have yet to try something I don’t like. I love it.

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  36. LarryS

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The management feels that they are entitled to add a service charge based on issues encountered during that Pandemic. The restaurant is good ad the staff is customer focused. We chose four Chef’s choice tasting options with wine pairings. Everything was great until that management dictated service charge soured the experience.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter David was the absolute best! Skirt steak and lamb was amazing. Lava cake to finish 💯💯

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  38. KarlaF

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food? Delicious! Drinks? So, so. Service...it could have been better. One person in our group asked for mushrooms and it took FOREVER to get them. By the time she received her mushrooms, her steak was cold. She asked if it could be warmed up, but when it returned to her, it was even colder!!!! Turn down the music!

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  39. RileyG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Starting with the service, Gary our server was great and made great recommendations. We had a bottle of wine, 2 apps, two entrees, and two sushi rolls. Bill was only about $250 not including the tip. Every thing we ate was perfectly made. They really care about the presentation of every dish and how it is prepare and served. Absolutely incredible meal and place. 10/10 recommend.

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  40. China

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and we had an excellent waiter. I do plan to eat there again.

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Roka Akor - Chicago is rated 4.8 stars by 3979 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

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Google Map for Roka Akor - Chicago

456 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Clark and Illinois Ave
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Japanese, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking is available on Clark St
  • Public transit
    Red Line – exit at Grand, one block north to Illinois#22 Bus –exit at Grand (if coming from the North), exit at Hubbard (if coming from the South)…walk ½ block west#36 Bus—exit at Illinois (walk 1 ½ blocks west)#147 Bus—exit at Illinois (walk ½ block east)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Ce Bian
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 477-7652
  • Catering
    Please call us for onsite and off site catering opportunities. We cater private events from 10 - 250 guests.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it’s a birthday party, corporate business dinner, or a cocktail reception Roka Akor offers a trendy & culinary experience in the heart of city. We have several private dining options for parties of 9-300. Please contact our Events Director, Erin Koss, at ekoss@rokaakor.com, for more information regarding options & pricing.
  • Private party contact
    Erin Koss: (847) 846-1076
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