Roka Akor - Chicago

4.7
2380 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

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Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful! Staff was very helpful on choice! Definelty will be back.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anthony is awesome!! Excellent meal!

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TJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall a great experience. Great service and the food was top notch. Guy was our server and he was great. It was our first time there and he explained everything and recommended a perfect meal.

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

The food came out very quickly and the servers were attentive!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Food was fine if overpriced. Wine prices were inflated more than typical for the city. Our server was very bad; didn’t know the menu which almost led to someone in our party eating something they were allergic too. The restaurant let a table next to us get extremely drunk. To the point that one of the guests fell out of their chair and passed out. They were not asked to leave. She eventually got sick on herself in the middle of the restaurant. The response from our server was “Never a dull moment, lol, how about desert?” Unacceptable for a place attempting to be high end. Will not be returning.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, but expensive for what you get. Try the wag you beef and kimchi dumplings! Yum.

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KA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious!! The lamb chops were the best I’ve ever had anywhere! Definitely my Top favorite restaurant!

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FD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable. It was my hubby's birthday and the staff made him feel extremely special. The food was DELICIOUS!!! This restaurant is definitely a 10+. We would definitely dine here again.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fined for the second time and our experience was again wonderful. The hospitality at the restaurant was amazing, our server Jenifer was wonderful! Great selection of drinks, aka Japanese whiskey for my whiskey drinkers. Delicious sushi and desserts

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s
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Traditional sushi is not really traditional, but okay.

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LS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great nigiri sushi, comparable to sushi restaurants in Japan.

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r
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my absolute Chicago favorites, maybe in fact my favorite. Food is just outstanding, if you like steak, well truffle butter, you know what I mean. Besides that a wide range of terrific Japanese choices... everything is modern, very far from your neighborhood sushi place. Cool, airy interior. professional and friendly service.

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SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Waiter was great, expected bus service to be a little more “polished”. Waygu nigiri was awesome as was the pork belly. Sushi rolls had a weird seasoning on them. Individual sushi was was as expected.

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EP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great, my colleague and I enjoyed a delicious meal. We tried multiple rolls, appetizer and beverages and it was all outstanding. Service was excellent and we had a very nice visit here. Cannot wait to come back and try some more of the sushi.

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m
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and beautiful preparation:)

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JR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roka Akor is also terrific! The food and service is fabulous and the ambiance is lovely. One of my top go-spot to meet friends for lunch, drinks or dinner.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Celebrating my wife’s Birthday. Food was amazing and service was excellent. Definitely one of my favorite places!

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ND
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We are relatively frequent visitors to Roka Akor and always go with the decadent tasting menu. They do seem to have reduced the number of courses compared to what we remember from previous visits. While the food is top quality, the evening was marred by over-enthusiastic wait staff clearing the table too quickly - at one point they started to take the food away before my wife had finished and when we made a comment, instead of moving away and returning later, he stood there until she took the last piece and then immediately removed the plate. Overall for the price you pay for the tasting menu it was far too rushed and not what we would have expected from such a restaurant.

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LY
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I went early and I am so glad we did. We had an amazing experience. The food was spectacular, but the staff is what made our night truly special. We sampled a variety of different menu items along with some of the signature cocktails.

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LF
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and wonderful service! Great experience and all we could ask for.

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DC
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The freshest fish, taste apps, perfect edemame combined with good service. What more could you ask for?

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ED
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a dining pleasure. The food is awesome. I recommend to anyone

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KK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Server and the rest of the wait staff were phenomenal. The restaurant looked great, but was extremely loud.

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, & great service. Overall 5 star good time...

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M
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was bustling about, packed house on Saturday night. Lively ambiance and generous portions. 11/10 would bang again.

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KF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sushi was fresh, wait staff and management were very friendly,

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SP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for dinner / and a night out. Although it is a chain is doesn't feel like it.

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SP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!! Was not planning on having steak but was persuaded instead of stopping at our shareable sushi!!! The Waugh filet was one of the most amazing things I have ever eaten!!! Especially dipped in the truffle aioli!!!

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JO
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fish was high quality and fresh. Service was great.

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l
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and fantastic service.... our waiter went above and beyond!

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KC
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome time with family and friends. Best filet!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casey was awesome. Keep up the great work. Thank you.

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TM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food especially the sushi was outstanding. We all also loved the vegetable sides especially the Brussel Sprouts. Our service made excellent recommendations throughout the evening. In addition, the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc was greatly appreciated...

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I’m in Chicago I come to Roka always amazing food and service.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Waitress wasn't as informed on the menu when asking questions. Some of the food was rather thrown together not finely chopped, not refined. Prices of suki were on the high side.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good. Everything was fresh and delicious! Our waiter was nice and somewhat attentive. One of our rolls didn’t co

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BL
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Roka Akor always delivers. Ben is a great gm that knows how to take care of people and Aaron is a terrific waiter. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary and everything was over-the-top. Thank you Ben, Ben and Aaron for making this a memorable evening. Cheers

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

This is a fine restaurant. However the seating given was tight ab the edge of a corner. The table next to us was literally 2 feet away. There was no privacy. I should have asked to be reseated given that my date was quite uncomfortable. We also felt a bit rushed. The food was excellent and service wonderful. Given previous better situation will repeat

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It’s too loud, especially sitting under the speakers. Impossible to make a conversation.

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g
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my bday there and it was perfect. Can’t say enough about the service and food- all were the best!

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