Roka Akor - Chicago

4.8
2263 reviews
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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 2263 People Are Saying
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Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unreal service and food!!

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New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant meal I’ve had in several years! Great experience

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

Very good food. Same with service

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, and we tried 8 different items, all outstanding! Service , by Mark, was exceptional. I noticed that even when two large parties were sat for Mark to serve, his pace went up rather than our service level going down and yet Mark never looked 'hurried or rushed'. We will be back.

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AL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for my birthday with a few friends. Sizable selection of wine, sake, and other alcohols. Started with the scallops and yakitori as appetizers. Scallops were spectacular, yakitori was good but nothing out of the ordinary. Had the maki roll and the filet as my main, both great. The desert platter for 3 was also top notch. The music also really stood out to me. As an electronic-music head, loved the house music that played throughout the course of our stay. The decor and overall ambiance was very good in general. Very energetic.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. The manager Billy was very friendly and accommodating.

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Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It's a good restaurant, but it's a chain and has a chain feel to it. Food was good, but with so many great restaurants in Chicago it would be tough to go here twice. If you want a guaranteed good food spot, go here, but if you want a great spot or want to try something different, pick from many of the non-chain places in Chicago.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic.

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1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special and unique courses, we did the tasting menu during the New Years special and it was incredible:)

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came bear for New Year’s Eve. Did the tasting menu it was really great!

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MW
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food in an beautiful restaurant. We took our 16 and 12 year old daughters who loved it as well though this is more of a date and adult restaurant. Service was excellent and the food exceeded expectations. We will definitely be coming back.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable and the food was outstanding! Not an inexpensive meal… But definitely worth it. We ordered a wide variety of items and everything was excellent.

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Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! The mushroom rice is out of this planet! Delicious!

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KK
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food.Awesome everything. Our waiter Anthony was not only well versed in the food but treated our entire table, some were kids, with enthusiasm and made them feel special. It was the first time our kids experienced a place such as this and they loved him and the food. I would recomend for any occasion and a must for every Chicago trip!5 stars all around!

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CN
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was unreal - fresh, creative, outstanding flavours. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable about everything on the menu and provided great service. The atmosphere of the restaurant was fantastic.

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Cleveland
28 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Part of a small chain, this is a good place for sushi/sashimi but also for meat. Centrally located and excellent service. A little pricy but worth it.

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TA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roka Never Disappoints!! The food and service is always amazing!

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal!

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing meal. Sushi was amazing, all 5 different rolls, all different all outstanding.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Japanese steak can get pricey otherwise excellent all around restaurent

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We did the decadent tasting menu. The food was great and the serving sizes were more than enough for two. While it's only 5 courses, each course has several parts which make it feel more like 7-9 courses. The dessert course alone had 4 different desserts. Service was good, not the best ever, but definitely good. Drinks were strong and flavorful and balanced. It was a great meal.

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Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Christmas tasting menu

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DP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very quite, staff was very knowledgable, polite. Food was amazing

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great Christmas Eve dining experience. Food was amazing and service was impeccable. Shout out to Gary our server for the outstanding sevice.

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1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really good food, and over all the night was affordable. Spent about $250 on a date for two. We ordered two apps, two entrees, a maki roll, and 6 cocktails.
The ambiance is great, and the service was on point as well. Gang

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2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Loved Loved Roka. Tried new things with their small plate format. The food and service was outstanding !

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beat dining experience ever.

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DK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A+, very good Plac to eat , outstanding service like always, must go place, need many more like that one in Chicago

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1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! The waiter is very kind. Food is delicious.

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London
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch special is amazing. Lots of great food. The sake pour was very skimpy, maybe two sips for $17 but delicious. Definitely not worth it to order by the glass- get the carafe or bottle.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal at Roka Akor last night. Food was exceptional, as it always has been, and the service was excellent. Aaron is a superstar!

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large party of 9 -5 of which we kids. The food was amazing and our waiter was so accommodating for the kids. This was probably the best sushi restaurant I have been to. Did not disappoint!!!

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Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 15 year-old sushi fanatic and husband went to Roka Akor last weekend. I asked my son what he thought of it, and he said it was amazing (a word not usually heard from him as he lives through his unenthusiastic teenage attitude phase.) I asked how it compared to a local sushi chain in the area that he loves, and he told me it was unfair to put them in the same category since Roka Akor was simply an experience the other couldn't begin to compete against.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very beautiful and tasty sushi. Had a great experience. Loved every minute. Just wish we had a table near the window. That seemed like the best spot and more romantic.

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LP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Always good but this waiter wasn’t a great listener.

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Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and amazing food! Go for one of the tasting menus, we did! Amazing

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c
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome.The servers and manager were helpful.

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1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant, perfect service, fine food.
Only the noice in the restaurant was terrible.

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Cancun
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente comida! Todo delicioso y las recomendaciones del mesero fueron realmente te buenas.
Quisiera regresar a probar todo lo que tienen.

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