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

What 2639 People Are Saying
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MH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

J
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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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!

OT
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
4 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.

a
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. I noted this in the reservation and everyone we interacted with was sure to wish us well. Our server, Casey, was outstanding. He made remarkable suggestions that were delightful and the complimentary tastes only elevated our experience. We’ve dined here before and came for our favorite dishes but Casey was the only server to explain the chef menu in a way that leaves wanting to return and give it a try. We were very pleased with our entire experience.

E
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service! We highly recommend the premium omakase!

s
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and always but the noise level is crushing. Customers shouting to be heard over unnecessary and irrelevant music is too much.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good but expensive.

LL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We booked here after friends told us som and er are so Happy we did. When we arrived we had to wait for the table for 25 minuters but they gave us wine while we waited and also some starters from the kitchen so we felt taken care of. We had a very Nice and attentive waiter and he helped us compose our dinner and we had the best meal during our stay in Chicago.

PL
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Some of the sushi roles seemed to be premade as the rice was a bit dry, but we got there early so that might be part of their evening routine to premake some items. Overall very good!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent hostess and server

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buen ambiente con servicio muy atento y la comida espectacular.

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ED
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely to dine at Roka Akor

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful place. The service is amazing, the food , variety, choice of wine etc. The sharing platter was perfect for our occasion. I am
Impress how organized they are. Ben Uvodich, the manager is amazing, contacted him by e-mail, quick reply, helpful and made our experience the best.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meals, we allowed our waiter Anthony to pick our meals and not only was he an entertaining addition to our meal, his choices were perfect! I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a fun night out!

KL
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food and service were amazing. Noise level was horrible. We only had 6 people at a round table and you could barely hear anyone.

FG
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your server Brian was outstanding. We put our order in his hands and it was perfect.

d
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined omakase style, choosing the "decadent" option. Everything from the service, to the wine, to the food - absolutely amazing!