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Roka Akor - Chicago

4.7
1969 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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Roka Akor - Chicago brings an unparalleled combination of thoughtful design and contemporary Robata Japanese cuisine to four locations across the U.S., including Scottsdale, AZ, San Francisco, Houston and two locations in the Chicagoland area. 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. 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch

Mon-Fri 11:30AM - 2:30PM

Dinner

Mon-Wed 5:00PM - 11:00PM

Thurs-Sat 5:00PM - 12:00AM
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Phone number
(312) 477-7652
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Ce Bian
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Catering
Please call us for onsite and off site catering opportunities. We cater private events from 10 - 250 guests.
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Cross street
Illinois Ave
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Parking details
Valet Parking is available on Clark St
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Public transit
Red Line – exit at Grand, one block north to Illinois
#22 Bus –exit at Grand (if coming from the North), exit at Hubbard (if coming from the South)…walk ½ block west
#36 Bus—exit at Illinois (walk 1 ½ blocks west)
#147 Bus—exit at Illinois (walk ½ block east)
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Special events & promotions
For Special Events email Erin Koss at ekoss@rokaakor.com or call 312-477-7652
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether it’s a birthday party, corporate business dinner, or a cocktail reception Roka Akor offers a trendy & culinary experience in the heart of city. Our menu features prime cuts of steaks, seafood, and vegetables with unique Japanese-inspired marinades and sauces, sure to WOW any guest!

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Open for Lunch & Dinner, take mom somewhere special to celebrate! Lunch and dinner menu available, along with featured tasting menus. Complimentary glass of champagne for moms!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Delicious sushi. You get a lot from one roll. Drinks are on point as well. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food is amazing. Our server, Faviola, was outstanding!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We celebrated my Birthday and had a wonderful meal!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was wonderful, the service was great, and the ambiance was amazing. The only things one could complain about was how loud it was in there and how small the waiting area is if you get there a little early. Other than that though, it was worth it. My girlfriend and I both got the wagyu steak and loved it.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Fantastic experience at Roka Akor. I have hesitated to visit before due to the broad menu and concern that not everything could be executed to a high standard. However last Saturday proved their team is up to the challenge. The quality of the sushi and rolls was excellent, and combined well with many of their other creative dishes. We also really enjoyed the grilled steak and lamb cutlets with Korean sauce. The wine list was thoughtfully chosen and included an impressive selection of sake by the glass and bottle. Our server Kevin was terrific - very attentive and friendly despite the place being so busy. He went out of his way to make sure we had a good time. We will be back !

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food, sat next to the window, good ambiance. Thought it was a bit unusual to see a table with many young children next to us at such a restaurant but they weren’t misbehaved or anything. Just unexpected. Think the drink menu could be a bit more ‘portable’ given the small tables.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was our second time at this restaurant. We had thoroughly enjoyed our first time and this second time was just as good! We tried a number of signature dishes including the wagu beef dumplings, the mushroom rice in hot pot and the cod. Every dish was very tasty. We would be back!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fabulous lychee martini, delicious beef and kimchee dumplings and excellent sushi rolls. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Outstanding! Some of the best sushi I’ve had. Super clean, fresh and not swimming in sauces as it doesn’t need to.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great service,love the ambiance and food was outstanding,all compliments to the managment, front and back of the house.They made our night special,it was our pleasure to dine at Roka Akor and definitely we will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great place, loved the food, service and surroundings. Would definitely recommend this place to others. The steak was phenomenal and the sushi was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Roka Akor was the first step in a lovely evening that concluded with listening to some awesome blues music at Blue Chicago just a half block away. The menu was a bit overwhelming as my date and I were newbies. But we had an excellent server (whose name I wish I could remember) who agreed to put together the meal for us. I had a delicious cocktail (2 actually) while the server sent out 4 appetizers - all amazing! The only problem - we were stuffed and were shocked to see arrive what was supposed to be our entree. We couldn't eat another bite as we were stuffed already! We sent the entree back and halted anymore food. I felt bad about wasting the dish, but even worse about the idea of having to pay for it. The server was very gracious and we were not billed for the entree. I'm sure whatever it was, was delicious, as were our four appetizers! In any case, I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this restaurant, and I will definitely return! Followed by more blues at Blue Chicago! What an awesome city we live in!!!!

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Roka was not up to its usual high level of excellence. we go here often. The black cod was a bit dull; the fried shrimp not as delicate as usual; the yuzi not as buttery as it often is.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Amazing! Our server was incredible, by far the best wine service I have ever received. We received our food very quickly especially for a party of 9, and absolutely everything was DELICIOUS.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Came a year ago and had possibly the best meal I have had in my entire life. I was so excited to come back this past weekend but was not impressed this time. We got many of the same meals and they were below average in taste! I was very disappointed this time. We also had a gift card they said was empty but we never used before, there goes $75 down the drain! Next time we are in town we won’t be going back! If I’m spending that much on a meal I expect it to be amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was great and came out quickly we were a party of 5 and all meals were excellent.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Something for everyone. Our party of 4 got a bit of everything - steak, sushi, ribs, grilled chicken. The steak is a good value compared to other steakhouses in Chicago, and the grill is a fun part of the feel.

Everything was superbly cooked. The service was really attentive. My only criticism is that it felt like a really nice bar instead of a fine dining restaurant - the service was fast but not super gracious. There wasn't a lot of room (at least for our table) so the waiters kept brushing by our chairs to reach other customers. At one point I felt a dude's beard on the top of my head as he was filling our water glasses. Still, we had a great time and the food was great.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Roka Akor is a top Japanese restaurant in Chicago I recommend it to anyone for all special occasions!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food and drinks were great! They did not disappoint one bit; the lamb and Chilean sea bass was fantastic and savory!! Towards the end a bus boy asked if we were done with our current plate. We still wanted to eat another sushi roll or so, by the time our waiter came by again he treated us to an anniversary dessert which was great but we still wanted to eat more. I felt like we were rushed out of our table.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great original cuisine, amazing sushi, lots of choices.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Ask for Faviola for the BEST service. Roka always has tremendous food, nigiri, rolls, everything. Leave it all up to the chefs and try what they recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great service

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

This was such an incredible dining experience. We will definitely be back!! It’s a bit on the pricey side so be warned but definitely worth it!

Things we loved: Seasonal Wagya, Tuna Maki, Beef and Kimchi Dumplings, and Spicy Edamame

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Awesome sushi and robatayaki! Great drinks. Bit expensive.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was awesome! Ordered the decadent omakase...a lot of food. Best sea bass we have ever had! Blows away other restaurants like this in Chicago!
Only negative is that it is very loud in the restaurant. We were seated in the back private area but still had hard time hearing each other. So if you want quiet night put...probably would choose something else. But overall...highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My wife and I went to Roka Akor for her 30th birthday and ordered their signature omakase tasting menu. We happened to be seated near another couple on a date who arrived immediately after us and ordered the decadent omakase. It was really fun to watch the courses come out in close succession. We were definitely thrilled with what we got, the highlights of which were the dramatic sashimi and dessert trays (especially the shockingly scrumptious purple sweet potato custard) and the hot courses of grilled black cod and ribeye steak. We sampled so many different subtle and bold flavors and left stuffed to the gills. As much as we loved our selections, there were definitely times when our new friends courses left me and my wife wishing we could get a sample, including a gigantic, covetable platter of lobster. Our server, Jennifer, was admittedly new the restaurant, but provided knowledgeable and skillful service such that we would never have guessed. The support staff was amazing at keeping our waters full and our plates clean. And the manager made sure to introduce himself and offer any assistance he might be able to give. Overall, the service and the food were both of the highest order. We both agreed it was one of the most memorable and exquisite meals of our lives.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Superb service. Liked each dish except the dessert. We only tested it and then rejected it. The dish should have been removed from our bill.

Overall good experience.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

What a great experience! Roka Akor has an extensive menu with something for everyone. The maki rolls were incredibly fresh and creative. The Scallops and Wagyu Dumplings are not to be missed! Though we didn’t try any of the entrees from the Robata Grill, they looked (and smelled) amazing! I was most impressed with the service; from the knowledge of our server Janelle all the way through to the management presence on the floor. I’ll definitely be back!!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The staff Amazing the food Amazing Guy the waiter Amazing did I say the food Amazing

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

This place is top notch - even recommended a friend in Houston to check out that location before I even left the place !

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

One of the best restaurants in the city. The food, service, and ambiance is always to notch. Be prepared for spirited conversations as the noise level can be pretty high.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We got the omakase and loved everything about our night. Reminded us of our time in Japan!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food was amazing! The waygu beef filet, memorable! We also had a 5 piece shashimi set, the shrimp and lobster dumplings, brussel sprouts and tempura shrimp. Tab was about $300 with drinks and w/o tip. Very busy, high volume.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Excellent food with beautiful presentation. Friendly servers. I would definitely go back or recommend this restaurant to others!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

One of Chicago's best dining experiences. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The menu options are plentiful and unique. There's something for everyone. The drink options are varied and original.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We tried almost every recommended dishes, they were amazing! I really love the black cod! So tasty! And the desserts were also delicious! Would recommended to everyone who likes Japanese food.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The food and presentation were phenomenal. Unfortunately we had a difficult time understanding one of the servers who was in charge of explaining the dishes.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My husband and I just love coming to Roca because the good is always consistent and the service is always fantastic’nn

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great sushi. Glad we were in the small back dining room. Very loud in the main room.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Overall great but on a high side (pricey). Service was great!

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