Roka Akor - Chicago

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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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Join us and Celebrate Love with a special tasting menu featuring Sushi, Steak and Seafood, our full a la carte dinner menu, drinks features and more. We will be featuring our specials all weekend long.

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What 2692 People Are Saying
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JB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time ever , and will most definitely be back . Our server Casey delivered outstanding service , with attention to detail and complete knowledge of the menu . We enjoyed all of our delicious food plated beautifully . The Snake River Wagyu melted in my mouth and my husband’s Black Cod , tasty and fresh . The appetizers . Maki Roll and Tataki were fresh , so full of flavor .. I can’t say enough . - Beautiful ambiance , outstanding service and spectacular food . A MUST in Chicago .

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter explained the menu beautifully and food was just as wonderful.

J
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dope corner spot where you can see life in downtown chicago happen. Good steak, great sushi, and my better half enjoyed her Wagyu. Pricing is a bit steep based on quality, but it was a really modernized steak house with plenty of choices.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for restaurant week with my husband and parents. The food was amazing and for an amazing price. Iv been one other time and it was excellent in both food quality and service. They are super nice and real pros.

f
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roka Akor’s dining experience was phenomenal. I am vegetarian, and they had ample delicious options for me. Further, the service was excellent! We never had to try and track down someone for water, and our server offered helpful and honest feedback for dishes to try. I would definitely recommend this for any event; we had a lovely date night!

d
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time an Roka Akor. Great food, great service, great drinks! We had the Wagyu flight for national steak month. Delicious!

M
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and amazing food. My wife had a bento lunch and I had some ramen. The shrimp tempura with sweet chile sauce was delicious.

KW
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far my favorite restaurant in Chicago. The food is outstanding, the service outstanding and the ambience entices fun.

s
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally my favorite restaurant in Chicago!! Anything I’ve tried has been absolute heaven in my mouth! Today we had the prime beef tataki and crispy squid as apps and they were fantastic. For entree we had the waygu steak and the prime bone in ny strip with miso truffle butter and on the side the Brussels. As usual the steak was cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth and the Brussels were delicious. We had the warm chocolate cake with caramel sauce, coffee ice cream and candied pecans which was the perfect end. Still miss the tea for two drink but the lychee martinis were delicious as a substitute. Everything was fantastic as usual.

d
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, per usual. Anthony was the best!

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beef tartar, chef’s sashimi selection, premium beef, maki rolls, and tempuras are just AMAZING!

L
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and food.
Excellent service

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food and service was excellent! Would definitely recommend!

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crispy squid was fried near perfection and the green tea dessert was superb!!!

C
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about the Decadent Omakase selection. Superb service as wel!

LM
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is definitely an excellent restaurant warm, friendly and outstanding food. Unique testing and definitely a return spot for our family. Everything from the service to the food was unbelievable and managers checking tables is good to see.

TB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating New Years Eve at Roka Akor Chicago is amazing and very appeasing
Excellent Top Shelf Cuisine.
One of the best restaurant experiences in the city of Chicago hands down.
Super friendly and professional service and staff
Top 5 Favorite place’s to eat in the downtown area.
If you love fresh and exotic then Roka Akor Chicago is a must experience.
Great place for any occasion or celebration
Can’t wait to comeback and enjoy their great food again
Thank you Roka Akor for being amazing every time

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as usual! Can never go wrong with Roka!

MP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I have been a big fan of Roka Akor for many years however the sushi now is only average and the ribs were very fatty and chewy.

AS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty menu, main dishes delicious, black sea bass , mushroom rice, lamb chops must have. Lichee 🍸 so good 🤩

OT
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday celebration

a
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The experience we had at Roka was just okay. The service and food was just okay. Kitchen isn’t flexible in terms of substitutions or creating something for the customer that was willing to pay more to get what was requested ... this was a deal breaker for me. No matter where we go (spending this type of money), we always found a solution in terms of food, service, etc. We were not impressed and for the money spent, over 400 for two, i would have selected another establishment that would have delivered a better overall experience.

J
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Blah. Not worth the nearly $300 price tag for the tasting menu as a repeat guest. We were there a few years ago and it was a great first experience. Our recent visit was basically the same food items served years ago. Not much of a tasting/chef menu if the food is the same. Would recommend if you’ve never been to the restaurant otherwise there are plenty of other options in Chicago.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner out after an afternoon at the theatre

SR
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing to us how Roka Akor knocks it out of the park every time. Flawless food and service. We live in Panama, we visit Chicago 1 week in summer 1 week in winter.... Roka Akor is always on our list as a don’t miss.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service

TS
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. Staff was extremely knowledgeable about the menu which helped our decision making as we don’t eat sushi often. The Japanese wagyu was also amazing.

R
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an experience! We did the signature tasting. It was great!

F
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic and personable. It was my parent's first time here and he made them feel very welcome. Everything was delicious and I was so excited to get a little birthday surprise (the "VIP dessert" haha) with a candle to blow out. We had a great time, as always. The only thing I am a little disappointed about is that this location doesn't serve the Paper Tiger cocktail. It's my favorite and I seem to only be able to get it at the suburb locations.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jennifer was fantastic

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server and support staff were exceptional

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Holiday team lunch

H
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! We did the Omakase for my fiancé’s birthday. I got the wine pairings with it as well. Everything tasted absolutely amazing. I have noted on the reservation that it was my fiancé’s birthday and we were wanting the Omakase experience and it was apparent that the restaurant read the request and made sure they addressed every part. Gary was our waiter and he was so wonderful at reading our personalities and I truly enjoyed him informing me about all the wines I was tasting. All over, a thoroughly enjoyable evening. We can’t wait to come back!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was awful. We waited forever for our drinks. Food was not bad but service ruined the experience.

OT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Got there early, service seemed slow on the uptake. Items were very good, not remarkable. 3 vegetarian children in our party. Not a tremendous range of items for them, but off menu suggestions were given. Wine selection was ok, not great. Daze race was missing absinthe flavor. Everyone makes their own version.

L
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TK
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
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 on December 4, 2019
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