Roka Akor - Chicago

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2343 reviews
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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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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:15PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM

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Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I’m in Chicago I come to Roka always amazing food and service.

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T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Waitress wasn't as informed on the menu when asking questions. Some of the food was rather thrown together not finely chopped, not refined. Prices of suki were on the high side.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good. Everything was fresh and delicious! Our waiter was nice and somewhat attentive. One of our rolls didn’t co

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BL
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Roka Akor always delivers. Ben is a great gm that knows how to take care of people and Aaron is a terrific waiter. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary and everything was over-the-top. Thank you Ben, Ben and Aaron for making this a memorable evening. Cheers

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Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It’s too loud, especially sitting under the speakers. Impossible to make a conversation.

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g
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my bday there and it was perfect. Can’t say enough about the service and food- all were the best!

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BF
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour was great, love the ambiance, food melted in your mouth and very tasty, thankful for the experience during our visit to Chicago

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D
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The management and staff here never cease to amaze me! Elaine was our bartender and was very attentive and her cocktails are delicious! Also, the food is always fantastic so kudos to the Kitchen!

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r
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Omkase was delicious!

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M
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. The menu has something for everyone.

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

not worth the money and very different, maybe you have to get used to the style

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SK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great. I would eat here again

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T
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to special occasion dinner place. Food is always really good as well as service.

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m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome time, great service.

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OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 1ambience 5

Terrible service and

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BL
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent overall dining experience, with really great food and quality service.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lit! Server was nice and knew the menu and catered to items that we were looking for.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak and scotch I've ever had! Not for rookies. King of the north.

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b
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Ambiance: Seated in "back" room. Nice location. Liveley but could carry on a conversation without too much trouble. Comfortable seating - enough room and good ergonomics.
Service: Started off excellent but tailed off toward end of meal. Our server was terrific but it appeared the place might have been short staffed because we became a bit forgotten during last 30 minutes.
Food: Excellent.
Drinks: Everything fine except my pet peeve - an overpriced glass of wine (which is ok) combined with a "short" pour. Squeezing over five glasses out of a bottle is a bad idea.

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a
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I reserved for two decadent omakase for late valentines dinner with my boyfriend. We loved every course of the meal especially the japanese mushroom porridge and wagyu steak. Every food was amazing but it was a bit too salty for the taste of us two asians. The service was on point and the ambience was also great.

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m
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each and every item ordered was impeccably presented and mirrored by the taste!

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JK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great as always, the service was impeccable.

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K
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had was super fresh and we tried at least one-two items from each menu. The service was outstanding and the drinks were delicious. Definitely try their pork belly, all sashimi and sushi were melting in your mouth. Also great selection of Japanese whiskey. Definitely superior quality for the money. Will return again.

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Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Chicago and my second visit to Roka! Even better than I remembered! I love the busy vibe and the food is just sublime! Thank you for a wonderful gastronomic experience! I will be back!

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SG
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for quality sushi and sake tasting. I would highly recommend the grilled diver scallops. The taste stays with you even after leaving. Great job guys!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot wait to come back, the food was amazing and the service was phenominal. I also love the location it’s was fun, safe and the meal was just incredible.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Girls night

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HB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very knowledgeable waiter giving great recommendations. Elegant and quick servings, superb mix of tastes. Third time here and will come back again!

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EW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had a great birthday celebration. Our waiter Guy was awesome, attentive but not overbearing. He mentioned our notes of a peanut allergy right away and assured us that we would be safe eating there. He even brought out a complimentary dessert for the birthday. Very good quality and portions for the prices. Will be back again soon!

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LB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t complain, our new favorite place !!!

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S
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant, phenomenal food, excellent service!

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J
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is creative and plated beautifully. Sashimi is incredibly fresh. Service is always friendly and knowledgeable with great recommendations. Wine selection is fabulous as well!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous experience last night! Our waiter, Anthony, was outstanding. Engaging, extremely knowledgeable about the menu. Great atmosphere and would return again! Food was amazingly well done.

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a
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING!!!

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PM
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service! Food was delicious and wonderful recommendations from our waiter. The only negative was my sea bass was over cooked and dry and when I mentioned this to waiter, he immediately brought us a complimentary dessert that was out of this world delicious! Would definitely recommend!

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food there is always incredible, but our hostess really made the day special. She was amazing! Definitely hoping to have her around on our next visit.

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LB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Client dinner. Food and Service were impeccable!

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R
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day celebration. Our server was excellent!

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c
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always top notch! If there is an issue its is addressed, resolved.
Great place Great staff! Cannot wait to go back!

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SR
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was very good, the server ok. We got the booth I requested but perhaps because of being closes to the kitchen it smelled a bit.

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