About Roka Akor - Chicago

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.

456 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch

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

Dinner

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

Thurs-Sat 5:00PM - 12:00AM

Cross Street:
Illinois Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 477-7652

Website:
http://www.rokaakor.com/locations/chicago/

Catering:
Please call us for onsite and off site catering opportunities. We cater private events from 10 - 250 guests.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is available on Clark St

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)

Executive Chef:
Chef Ce Bian

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
For Special Events email Erin Koss at ekoss@rokaakor.com or call 312-477-7652

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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!

Roka Akor - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (52)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Special Occasion (39)
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Fit for Foodies (37)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Tasting Menu (26)
Hot Spot (22)
Business Meals (21)
Romantic (20)
Authentic (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Fun (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Healthy (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Casual (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Cozy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Tapas (8)
People Watching (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vegan (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

Sky was great! We order as the spirit moves us and she was so accommodating. We will be back every time we are in town.

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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Food is strong 4.5. Great smell upon entry from wood burning grill.

Little bit of attitude from our server left us a bit perplexed, but not enough to damage the evening.

We certainly would return but we would also encourage some retraining of wait staff on the finer points of hospitality.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was amazing and so was the service, we had our appetizer come out late and our server Casey was amazing. He handled everything as a great server should. bravo!!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely amazing...the food changed my life lol. I usually go to Morton’s steakhouse, Mastro, Capital Grille, David Burke prime, Michael Jordan etc.. by far this was the best experience ever more of the Wagyu Steak OMG...(100% Crazy good.) I will recommend to any living person to try it.. add it on your bucket list. All the food was delicious.. high 10 to the Chef. Our server had good knowledge, history of the food which was great and amazing . (I would request him on my next visit) On the flip side the valet crew was horrible, when arrived my husband had to wave to them for attention because they were watching something on their phones( totally unacceptable ) they didn’t care what so ever.. I didn’t feel welcomed by them. That’s where the difference come in Vs other fine dinning restaurants. Other places I mentioned the valet guys are phenomenal, but these ones were bad. Our hostess was the lady with side hairstyle which is cute, she was great as well took her time while I was talking to her... very nice lady that business people would love to hire.. good personality.. I was showing her Iron Chef America Morimoto pictures with me. 5 STARS—🤩. LOVED IT...

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great experience service was excellent!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Dined alone and had the Decadent omakase meal. Fabulous food, too much for one person and definitely was a great deal for the price!! 10 courses from amuse bouche to dessert for $125 for a single diner is the best deal in town! Most notable dishes: toro tartare, Sushi presentation, robata sea bass and prawn, finally, American wagyu with three kinds of salt and homemade ponzu. Divine!!!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent Japanese restaurant, perfect for a special occasion or date, I definitely recommend the Miyazaki Beef!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Would have been quieter but, we were there for their Valentine's Day event. A beautiful evening, delicious food, and the ultimate dining experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The sauce they serve with the Black Cod skewers...so friggin' good. I'd order a bowl of that like soup if I wasn't certain I'd be asked to leave. All in all, great lunch, delicious food, attentive service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, even better service! Loved our server, he was very well informed about the menu and gave good suggestions.
We got the Chicken Yakitori Skewers, Prime Rib Eye, and Soft Shell Crab roll - everything was full of flavor and really delicious!! Would definitely recommend and go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful food. Great service and ambience. Food was delicious . Drinks were creative. Definitely would return

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 10, 2018

my wife and i had dinner at the bar on a saturday night. Slava and Ryan were our fantastic bartenders and skillfuly guided us through the food and wine menu. They educated us about the intricacies of the menu and entertained us with their stories about the restaurant. We loved the food and the vivacious atmosphere . This was one of the most creative menus I have seen and the food was very fresh. We will be back with friends. We hope to see Ryan and Slava again.
Thanks so much for the great time guys.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Fantastic food and great service. This is one of my all time favorite!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food and service! The open kitchen is very attractive.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Restaurant week...all good! So tasty and awesome waiter, Mark! :-)

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Nice and valuable restaurant week menu. Will come back again for the incredible food and service

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great food!great service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We are looking for the restaurant week menu. Everything is perfect!The lamb and sirlion are the best Ihave ever eaten. Ihave to say,the service is really,really,really excellent!We love here!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Good place for friends eat together but I think it’s also a good choice for date

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Sitting at the sushi bar is really interesting, and the food (sushi, beef and cod) is very delicious!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

food is amazing, light is appropriate for date.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Roka Akor is my favorite place to go for special occasions! They really know how to make you feel special and make your occasion feel just right. The food is exceptional, the service is fabulous!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

From the time you walk in until departing the service is impeccable. Server fully explained menu and the different ways to order. Maitre'd made several visits to assure everything was going well. Food was more than good and as with many Japanese restaurants the presentations were beautiful. Will definitely return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Restaurant week menu. Dinner.
First course options are no surprise.
Sirloin is too dry.
Lamb and the desserts are amazing.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful! From the service, to the food, to the drinks, to the atmosphere, even to the waiter's recommendations, this place is a true gem. We dined during restaurant week and it did not disappoint. They also offered a wine pairing, with was a nice extra surprise. The two first courses that you get with the prefixed restaurant week menu were both amazing. I would have been satisfied if the meal ended there. Our waiter recommended the cod, which my friends both ordered. I chose the steak and it was cooked perfectly (went to Morton's later in the week for RW and the steak here was so much better). Dessert was also a treat. Our waiter never hurried us either, as we sat and chatted for a while after we completed our meal. Just an overall top notch experience! Highly recommend!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Delicious and great service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I came in with a friend for restaurant week & had a wonderful time... steak was delicious as well as the wine 😊

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Not cheap, but worth every penny, one of the best of the Asian fusion places in Chicago. Not very quiet, so you can just enjoy the food, and you will.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

very good food! love it!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Very loud, very poor service, food was not plated at the same time, and one of the meals was incredibly overdone. Not worth it for the price.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I can’t appcept the quality of chopsticks. It makes me so disappointed! What’s more, You can’t imagine the waiter or waitress just put our used chisptictcks on the table,not one the bowl or plate. I feel like I am just dinning in some convient restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

great dishes

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Had a great lunch with my sister who was in town. Restaurant week brought us in to try out Roka for the first time, but the food was amazing and we will definitely be back

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food (though perhaps a tad bit overpriced for what it is - though, it is River North...)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was decent and the service was good

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was excellent. Regret not ordering more small plates to share. Too loud music was incongruous with otherwise very good upscale atmosphere

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We ordered from the restaurant week menu. Everything was perfectly done. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

excellent experience

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was delicious. Tried several dishes and all were fantastic. Service was outstanding.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Service - superb - Faviola was spectacular. Catered to me on the visit, gave plenty of attention to help me understand as this was the first visit along with a few spoils and fixed another one of my upcoming returns to this place.

Food - Had the Kobe (tajima/hyogo) - it was good as the product is quality to begin with but was cooked unevenly. Star of the dish needed the supporting cast to shine and didn’t stand out on its own which it should have been able to.

Risotto/truffle was superb - flavors on that was amazing by itself. Adding the truffle didn’t really move the needle much - maybe more of the shavings as the older ones tend to lose some of the flavor and are not as enticing (fresher ones tend to have more of that pungent awesomeness to make sure you’re aware there’s truffle in there).

The ube custard/cake... decadent is the right word. This was a pleasant and welcome surprise. Stay away if you have a weakness with desserts or any of that New Years resolution to slim down or cut down on sweets - it will definitely break that wall down to rubble with each bite. Left me with ordering a couple more (yes, 3 total)... for myself. It’s not so sweet which makes it even better, but the quantity you’ll end up wanting will blow away any limits you may have set. You’ve been thoroughly and warned.

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