Roka Akor - Chicago

4.8
2859 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Amazing as always.

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eiu20
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was amazing. The staff was attentive, knowledgeable, and ensured every course was prepared to perfection. I would strongly suggest the decadent, which was a 5 course meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the Japanese Wagyu was the best thing we have tasted ! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My boyfriend specifically wanted to go somewhere with Japanese A5 Waygu for his birthday. We were not disappointed. We both ordered the decadent tasting menu and then he ordered the addition 3 ounces of A5. Everything was phenomenal. The sushi cuts were so fresh and delicious, the crab was out of this world and, as expected, the A5 was melt in your mouth amazing. Dining outside in a tent isn’t wonderful, but it is what it is. Everything was spaced properly and we felt comfortable and that sanitation was top priority. We will return.

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Lulu
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The only thing I disliked was that my reservation was changed only 15 minutes prior to my time and by a whole hour. Other than that, I had a great time and loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Roka Akor service was great! Our server was very attentive.

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Taylor
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My experience here was amazing. We ordered the deluxe omakase and every course was outstanding, would definitely recommend.

In the outdoor tent, it was warm enough that I could take of my jacket in January

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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Birthday
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The domestic wagyu steak was phenomenal. Best steak I have ever had. Sushi was great also. The tent was a little cold though. So see if you can get a spot as far from the opening as possible

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Lastchancecafe
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was GREAT. Food was astounding. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The tent was pretty cold, but understandable

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vipNicole
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came to celebrate my birthday and as always the service food and drinks were fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t go wrong!! We ordered the Decadent tasting menu and it was incredible! Outside tent was comfortably warm with a coat.. safe to say we will be back soon :)

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vipJP1001
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in Chicago! We went for our wedding anniversary last Saturday. Despite being outdoors in cold December weather, they had good number of heat lamps, quick and fast service, good layout under Christmas lit trees, and still had an awesome time. The food was excellent! And the service was exceptional!

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OliviaK
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Roka Akor was a decent restaurant with overpriced food. There were times that were a little chilly when the wind blew in but overall the heaters kept the tent a moderate temperature.

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vipJulieH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best outdoor covid-friendly dining experiences we've had in the city this fall/winter. Tent was warm, but had one open side for great air flow. Food was spectacular and service was perfect. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. The service is always great. Love this place

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vipsshellik
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Roka akor did a great job with our Anni

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Need warmer heaters! We expected some top sushi and it was good but not spectacular. The main entrees like the lamb cutlets were phenomenal! Great service all around.

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vipBrianB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The staff are amazing and doing what they can despite challenging circumstances.

Mgmt - if you want to seat people in tents outside then close the flaps and have ample heaters, it was freezing.

I've eaten here many times and the food is usually very good. This meal was horrible, steak wasn't cooked properly 2x, lamb was served raw. Something was terribly off in the kitchen.

I'll be back and hopefully this was an anomaly but for the $$ I spent I was not happy.

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LMac
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overly surprised and pleased with how great everything was. Our waiter was fantastic, the food even better (except skip the asparagus). Great value, will be returning frequently

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is exceptional! I let the waiter pick out the rolls we ate and I could not be any more impressed. 10/10 would dine here everyday if I could.

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vipDining4life
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was patient and thorough. The lamb was unreal! Tequila was flowing which made everything fun for all.

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JessicaL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday at roka akor on Saturday and our server Catherine was amazing! Food of course was phenomenal as per usual. Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Celebrated our 13 year anniversary and marked it as an anniversary dinner but this was not acknowledged by the server/staff. Also made reservations, was seated right under the tent (due to Covid) but were not offered to sit elsewhere. Ambience therefore was not great. The food was delicious but was really looking forward to (finally) celebrating at a restaurant, should’ve went with another place.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Roka please consider investing in additional heating lamps during covid and Chicago winter. The outdoor temperature and limiting heating lamps over shadowed the food.

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RobynH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience dining at Roka Akor was great! The menu was impressive and the food was absolutely delicious. The ambiance in the restaurant was very energetic! The service provided by Anthony was exceptional and made the experience that much better.

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LaithA
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, great service. Any questions we had about the menu was answered in a fast and respectful way. 10/10

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vipAviS
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from the second you walk in, until the second you leave. My fiance and I went to Roka akor and each had their tasting menu. I will say for those who are looking to remain budget-friendly, their tasting menu is not the way to go, but for those who are looking for an incredible culinary adventure, their tasting menu is one you do not want to miss out on. 7 delicious courses ranging from various tataki, to refreshing melon soup with yuzu sorbet to life-changing miso-glazed cod to decadent ube panna cotta, all with delicious unique cocktails.... as I said before, if you're a culinary adventurer, you don't want to miss out on this experience.

Both my fiance and I will happily return to Roka as soon as possible!

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Tiana
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roka Akor is nothing but exceptional. Their service is superb and they are consistent across all locations. Roka Akor is one of my top 5 favorite restaurants. I would highly recommend their Wagu, King crab legs, hamachi roll and I really love their miso soup. That is just some of the things I would recommend - anything you order will be amazing.

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Korrie
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, lovely staff, amazing food. Such a good time

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CherieV
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food! Overall, a great dining experience.

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vipKevL
Salt Lake City
31 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining out in Chicago for a very long time. The service we received from Dave and Ben was terrific. We love the variety of food choices here too. We will definitely be back!

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vipRogerS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food as usual. Somewhat on the expensive side. Would appreciate if noise level could be slightly less. But overall great, always a treat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was excellent in quality, selection, and service. The place is fun with a nice vibe and you can see the vibrancy of the kitchen. The only place where I ding it a bit is that the food is more of a commercial version of robata grill rather than a pure or authentic take. That could be a reflection of our ordering. Next time will try the omakasse and update.

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RachelC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Roka in SF. Coming home to Illinois, I was very happy that there are Roka Akor's in the state. I was very excited to dine in so I immediately went to the one in Chicago. It was my first time trying their Omakase decadent experience. The chef selection of fine and rare selected premium ingredients from their menu. I was very happy with what the chef selected for us, from their tatakis to the grilled items. I am pleased that most of it were some of my favorite items from their menu. The ambiance is great and the music choice was very good (hip and modern). The service was excellent and and we were always attended. Overall, the food and service is a 5 star! I would definitely be back soon!

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vipMurph
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal! We had a lovely waitress and the outdoor seating was awesome.

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PhilR
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always—food, service, atmosphere. Scored an outside table on a gloriously warm October night in Chicago, which made it extra special! Definitely on our regular return list.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Had a really great time here. Food was amazing!!! Service was a little slow but now that I think back, they only had one waiter in one room. Sushi was sooooooo good. We went for a friends birthday and treated ourself, we’ll be back.

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Roka Akor - Chicago does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Roka Akor - Chicago is rated 4.8 stars by 2859 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.