Roka Akor - Chicago

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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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Denver
7 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing every single time ! Hands down one of the best places I’ve ever eaten in Chicago! 🤤🤤🤤I made a reservation for a date after having posted a review from a prior dining experience. The assistant manager went out of his way to ensure an above par dinner and experience as well as taking care of the bill for us for no reason specifically. Best service, best food, amazing ambience and by far highly recommended as one of my favorite places in all of Chicago. Thank you Roka Akor for this incredibly unique and fantastic experience I won’t forget and neither will my guest. Recommend the crispy squid, bone in ny strip or anything with the miso truffle butter and Brussel sprouts just incredible every single time. Above reproach 👌

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best!!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simplemente excelente. En mi próxima visita a Chicago sin duda alguna regresaré

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DN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was good but service was awful! Big party of 10 and very disappointing. We spent more than 1k and the waitress didn’t give a S** for our table.
It was my birthday and I was embarrassed

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fancy enough menu without being toooo crazy. Omikase menu is delicious.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful tasting experience

KM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Jennifer was outstanding! She was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

It was my boyfriend’s birthday, I bought him colognes and put them in a Nordstrom bag, he put it next to him in the restaurant. At the end of our dinner, we realized the ceiling was leaking water and it soaked the whole bag including the colognes. We were very upset and the only thing the waiter did was giving us a towel to clean up the mess. The food is always good, but the service was a disappointment.

BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Grosse Auswahl, sehr schöne Präsentation des Essens
Aufmerkssmer Service

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OT
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we are in Chicago Roka Akor is a must. Love love love this place. David or server was fantastic.

LC
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant. We had the signature tasting menu and it was fabulous. Tried a few dishes we wouldn’t usually have and was pleasantly surprised.
Service was outstanding.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in town

BK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

service was a tad slow at times, but otherwise no complaints. great all around.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Wasn’t too crowded at lunch.

GS
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived early so we could sit in the very spacious, comfortable bar area and enjoy a couple drinks, the bartender was very friendly and attentive.

We were seated promptly at our reservation time and sat at a booth along glass wall (wine cellar) where you can glimpse at all the different bottles and a nice view of the sushi bar. The inside of Roka Akor is very spacious and decorated nicely, very warm and inviting.
Our server, Christos, came by promptly and we got re-fills on our drinks. While we looked at the extensive menu, Christos offered us suggestions and gave us time to ponder what we wanted....this wasn’t our first time at Roka Akor and we always want to try something different. Since we were unsure on what to order, Christos suggested the Omakase Signature which is a, I believe, 6 course meal that the chef creates. Very glad we went with his recommendation as we ate everything from sushi to tender pieces of raw and cooked fish, to tender steak with bone marrow and a rice/mushroom dish along with Black Cod which was to die for! The dessert was outstanding, a chocolate lava type cake with assorted ice creams and fresh fruit.
This Omakase Signature was the way to go as you can try all sorts of the chefs creations, VERY VERY GOOD! Can’t say enough good things about Christos, always had a smile, very attentive without being overwhelming, he really made our dining experience enjoyable. We spent about 2 hours at Roka Akor and never felt rushed. The manager came by and thanked us for coming back, very nice.
When visiting Chicago, it’s worth a stop, you won’t be disappointed.

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Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Roka Akor used to be our go to for sushi but Sunday evening was a disappointment. The fish was tender but had no flavor. Service was good but we finished our meal for two in 43 minutes. For $200 before tip, we felt ripped off. Shame on us for going for fish on a Sunday.

P
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was amazing. The only issue we had, was the noise level. It was difficult to carry on a conversation. Would not recommend for a first date or a business meeting.

D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Omakase Decadent menu...Wow!!! Guy was a great server and attendant to our needs and wants.

E
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great waiter. He made the experience even more fun! We didn’t have a great table. My view looked into the coat closet and was right next to a servers computer.

L
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server, Casey, was knowledgeable and attentive!
Food was delicious, as always.

KF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. Great service. Highly recommend.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and attentive

SG
Chicago
92 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another excellent dining experienc at Roka Akor. All dishes were excellent and the service was absolutely outstanding. It is quite fully priced but there again these are expensive ingredients so no reason to expect a bargain. Definitely a worthwhile experience and we will visit again soon

ZO
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh and delicious food choices, excellent atmosphere, and superb service!

S
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A delightful culinary experience. Perfect food with great service and decent value.

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Naples
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il locale e’ molto bello, moderno e cool!
Il menu’ non e’ molto lungo e per questo si capisce che e’ tutto fresco e cucinato al momento.
La ragazza che ci ha servito e’ stata veramente un amore, molto preparata ed educata.
Ci tornero’!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter went above and beyond to celebrate our anniversary with a delicious complimentary dessert and a glass of champagne

AS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great food was delicious!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was awesome!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice rolls

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed with the food and service. Highly recommend!

D
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the only place we can agree to visit repeatedly! The service is always fantastic. The food is amazing. For the first time, we went for a birthday dinner & they made it extra special for my husband’s birthday

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mark did a fantastic job. 10/10 service

s
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best bone in ny strip I’ve ever had

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London
191 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Abraham, was awesome. Perfect level of attention and very helpful with the menu. Take his suggestions - spot on. The food was great. Loved the space. Romantic, chic, fun, & foodie!

KP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. Table of 5, we shared all the dishes. Ambiance was very comfortable and the music wasn’t too loud. A nice spot for any type of gathering. Service and food was quick! Will definitely be coming back.

DA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Decadent Omakase Chef's Tasting Menu was truly amazing. Each course was a delight. The sushi and sashimi were the freshest I have had and outstanding. The wasabi was real and ground at the table. There was gold leaf and other touches that impressed and enhanced the experience. Each dish was pleasing visually, and to the pallet. The service was impeccable - I wait staff knew the dishes and gave interesting histories and descriptions. Truffles were amazing. The deserts were incredible. What a night of decadent eating A +++

JS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. We love the rolls and the glazed ribs are delicious. Great wine selection too.

Thank you

PG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is a terrific place, octopus was perfectly grilled, sashimi were excellent, the vegetables were delicious and the sorbet was nice
My favorite place downtown

D
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious & beautifully presented selections !

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