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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LL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent hostess and server

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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ED
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always lovely to dine at Roka Akor

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

GG
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wine
It was busy but they gave us excellent table

s
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service again and food impeccable.

J
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu is highly recommended. Service was A+. A go to place in River North.

PJ
Hampshire
35 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited whilst in Chicago and was interested to see how it compared to the London restaurants.
Food and service was excellent and great value for money. Waiter was attentive and informative but not intrusive.
Larger portions than ?London as you would expect but cheaper prices.
Overall a great night out and would highly recommend.

V
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely delightful. I sat at the counter overlooking the sushi chefs although I had a steak. Fun to watch them all interacting basically without a word being exchanged between them and interacting by instinct.
My steak was excellent and the bone marrow extremely creamy. I also had the crispy brussel sprouts which had bonito flakes on them and I was blown away by their taste.
A delightful time. The bar was also a treat in that they were happy to concoct a Corpse Reviver #2 for me. It was my birthday so they gave me a complimentary dessert accompanied by champagne which was lovely. A wonderful place. Go there.

AW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our service was amazing and the food was great too! We ordered 5 items to share between 3 people and that was pretty perfect for a lighter meal that left everyone full without being overly stuffed. Location is great, we were going to a show at the Chicago Theatre. The server got us out right on time based on our schedule to make our show.

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

Excellent food, great menu choices. Nice setting! Service was fine.

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Experience and food was outstanding. Best place I have been in Chicago so far

GL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. I keep returning to this restaurant, I never leave disappointed.

s
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service was outstanding!

T
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lunch food took 1.5hrs

W
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my meal from start to finish and the service was great!

MG
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food was fantastic. Will definitely be returning.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Sushi rolls unimpressive. Server was not very helpful or attentive. Bar stools incredibly uncomfortable. Very good roka fashion cocktail however (old fashioned).

T
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great time celebrating our anniversary. Everything that we ate was really good. We loved the mushroom rice. The maki selections were all very good and straight forward. We plan to return to try the steak.

OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food great service,well worth a visit

RM
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as usual! Been here a few time And it never disappoints. Waygu sirlion as fantastic. Waygu dumplings and shrimp dumplings were amazing. Service was excellent. Personal favorite is their wide selection of sushi. We shared the seared scallops too. All the food was very good. Definitely will be back!

v
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Lovely food but too noisy

AJ
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

5 of us tried the Omakase tasting menu. We thoroughly enjoyed each course, with many highlights. One of our party is not a "sushi person", so the chef accommodated with great success. Server, Mark, did a great job.

s
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
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 👌

RB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative, high quality sushi related cuisine

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JM
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service overall. Probably the best quality beef in town.

TD
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Funky Japenese themed quisine that was quite tasty. Good drinks in a nice environment to talk freely. Waitstaff outstanding, thoughtful and honestly helpful!

DN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
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

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful tasting experience

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