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

What 2653 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our son’s 24rh birthday tonight at Roka Akor.
Always outstanding food, cocktails, & service!

TK
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Roka Akor and it was amazing. We did the Decadent for three people this five course meal did not disappoint. Everything was delicious.

RO
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In town for a conference-good Fresh, hot and delicious! Brussel sprouts were the best we’ve ever had!

JC
Berlin
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, nice service, would prefer a less noisy atmosphere

DH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent! Unfortunately I forget his name, but he was very informative and gave us great recommendations. The food was fabulous and the presentation was great. We never felt rushed and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We will definitely be back and will bring friends!

DS
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and our server, Joe, really took care of us and give us some great recommendations. Definitely try the Wagyu beef! You will not regret it!

PS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent food quality. A+

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Everything was delicious with the exception of the sushi. I would definitely say I have had better elsewhere for similar if not cheaper prices. Was not impressed by any means with the sushi.

RJ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Intended to go out for sushi. Not a lot of sushi options

MS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made the reservation for the wrong date and showed up, and the hostess was able to accommodate us. It is this kind of attention to the customer that differentiates a good experience and a great experience

TJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal and experience at Roka Akor. We had Guy as our server and he was outstanding again, always giving us the best recommendations and excellent service. This place is our go to for any celebrations/milestones. Amazing food and great drinks.

g
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great experience at Roka. The special touches they add to make your dinner great put them above other restaurants. The service from not only the server but bus boys were amazing. The service from what we requested went above and beyond. We were 7 women and everyone still can’t stop talking about our dinner at Roka Akor. Now we want to go again but to a location closer to home. We just fell in love with this restaurant. The food was phenomenal. We ordered a bunch of sides as appetizers and every one of the 5 we ordered absolutely delicious.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went above and beyond 10/10 dinner!

CR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The hostess could be a little more service oriented, otherwise was everything very good.

J
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was amazing! We will be back.

MH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food. My favorite restaurant. I have never been disappointed.

J
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a group of 5 so we shared several dishes, which was great because we got to try several sides (say yes to the brussel sprouts and the spinach!) and each had our own main course. Everything was flavorful, beautifully presented and our waiter was fabulous!

SP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. The chef picked amazing fish for the sushi portion. The creamy wasabi sauce was to die for.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party ordered the “standard” tasting menu. The “journey” through the menu was a great way to experience the many tastes available. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive without hovering. Great ambiance with great food made for an enjoyable evening. My only “less then exceptional” comment is the vibrant background noise level.

SM
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roka never disappoints! Picking it for my Fiancé’s birthday, I must admit my expectations were almost unrealistically high but Roka and their staff went above and beyond. The Management team made sure to personally greet us at the door and check in on us through out the night. Our server, Gary, was extremely attentive and personable, and the food was phenomenal. Hats off to the Steve for the fantastic beverage advice, and Ben and Billy for the hospitality.

MK
Milwaukee
31 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the best sushi! We always go there when in Chicago!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around

T
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I sat at the counter overlooking the Sushi chefs. What an asweome experience! I ordered the 5 course tasting menu and was not disappointed...a variety of proteins and vegetables. The service was stellar! I would definitely return.

TA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Octopus with Meyer lemon and squid ink aioli was hands down one of the best dishes I've ever eaten. Michelin star worthy!

FL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in the door customer service begin and was amazing all the way thru. meal was great and my favorite EEL was executed to perfection.
Manager Billy was always careful to make sure all his server were on top of the situation. he was also very knowledgeable about the wines.
Thank you all we will be back

H
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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2
Tampa
55 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful place to go and one not to be missed

KW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places to go with Friends and Clients. Outstanding!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Work dinner

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a big weekend in Chicago. It was a perfect Saturday night “1-year” anniversary kinda place!

Will definitely return.

C
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Was completely excited to see there was a Roka in Chicago! Food was great, would def go again!

JK
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for our anniversary and loved it. Our server Anthony was fantastic. We did the decadent tasting menu and enjoyed every course they served us. It’s very loud which was our only complaint but even that didn’t take away from the evening.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing server. Gary was so helpful and amazing we loved him!

JA
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, so good, great music, great service

S
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great ambience. Service was decent. Food was nice but not great. All our dishes were rushed out all together and then we didn’t see our waiter again for a half hour. It wasn’t a bad experience but it was just ok.

VR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food came out way too fast. If I am going to a "nice dinner," I do not expect to be rushed.

j
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time. Gary our server did a great job. Recommendations we so good.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time! Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and was extremely helpful!!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Just a visitor of the city, and decided on Roka Akor because it has two of my favorite things - sashimi and steak. Reservation was at 6pm for 2 on a Friday night. We were early, so we had a drink at the bar. It was still pretty empty when we sat down for dinner, but every table was full and bar packed by the time we left. We splurged and did the decadent omakase with a wagyu tasting add-on. Everything that came out had a good balance of flavors and cooked well. I appreciated minimal ingredients for each dish, which allowed the natural flavors to shine. Our server was very attentive and took time to ask us what we liked so that the omakase matched our preferences. It cost over $200 per person (including alcoholic drinks) but well worth the price. Ambiance was dim lighting and patrons were wearing anything from business to casual. The only thing I didn't like was the noise level; I prefer a quieter setting in which I don't feel like I have to yell.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The omakase was delightful; very nice variety of flavors and dishes. Some combinations of flavors really wowed me.