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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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:15PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM

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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (52)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Special Occasion (38)
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Creative Cuisine (35)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Hot Spot (28)
Romantic (26)
Tasting Menu (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Business Meals (21)
Fun (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Authentic (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Healthy (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
People Watching (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Casual (8)
Cozy (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great Beer (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Scenic View (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service and food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

This place is amazing, I don’t think you can go wrong with any dish. The New York strip with bone marrow was to die for and the sashimi tasted so fresh. We also tried the wild mushroom and rice pot which was a great side item for sharing. Our server was wonderful as well, all the wines he recommended were very good, to the point where we went to Binnys post dinner to buy some bottles!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Awesome vibe, great food, diverse menu and good service!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great quality and service. I was brought a steak by accident by the server. I ordered a steak as well , but didn’t realize it was not mine. When the restaurant realized this, they put in on the house. Classy move!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Bday and engagement

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Aaron recommended a great Sake. Waitress was very slow and too laidback for the energy of the space.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My husband and I went out to dinner for our anniversary and had an absolutely wonderful time. The food was beyond fabulous; our waitress was knowledgeable and personable and the entire staff were wonderful! What a great experience! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

From the moment we walked in the staff made you feel very welcomed. Our server was very attentive, she helped us navigate the menu and her recommendations were spot on. We are already planning on coming back and are considering the fixed menu.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic service! Great food and very hip atmosphere. Highly recommend if in Chicago.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Took my salespeople and a customer out for dinner.. was a great experience from start to finish the food the people the location where all wonderful, will be back next time I'm in Chicago.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This is a great place! Food is great and the plates are very creative. The lunch had like a menu set which was just perfect for a weekeday lunch!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very great food, love the location! Server was on top of everything! Would def recommend to everyone!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Came to Chicago for a wedding and a show. m Wanted an exquisite place to dine before hand and several recommended Roka Akor. We are ll glad we went as the food was delightful, tasteful and more than enough portions for us. Easy to get to and centrally located.

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were sat at a small table right next to the bus boy station which was loud and extremely distracting. Our server also never said her name or welcomed us, she went straight into what can I get you for drinks. The host and our server were aware it was my boyfriends birthday so she said she would bring something out after dinner. Well she never did. The bus boy must have heard me apologize to my boyfriend for the server not bringing him anything for his birthday because as we signed the check and we’re ready to leave our server came over to us and said oh I️ have something special for him coming. It seemed as though she just forgot but the whole experience wasn’t as special as I️ wished it would have been.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service itself was fine (food and drinks came out wuickly and as ordered), but server was overly sarcastic and made unwarranted jerk comments.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Roka Akor is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago for Sushi. All of the food is delicious and presented very well. Everything they put on the plate goes very well with the dish and isn't there as a "filler".

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent menu - came for sushi but the robata grill was surprisingly good. Good drinks. Pricey if you have a good time

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

EPIC Team Epic atmosphere Wonderful food the New York Strip is amazing and the specialty drinks are wonderful as well.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We experienced great service and the food was delicious!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Overall, a great experience. The food was delicious. The one thing that bothered me was that the waitress specifically recommended the most expensive thing in each section of the menu. And some of the things we tried that she had recommended weren't as good as other things we got.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

It's our second time here and we love it, the first time we tried the omakase menu and it was amazing. Today we tried the Japanese wagyu, one of the only place in Chicago to have it and it was amazing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing service and delicious food. They went above and beyond to help us celebrate our special occasion. They gave us complimentary dessert among other things. Will definitetly go back with my husband.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wow!!! We had a fabulous time. We had the chef tasting menu Omakase Decadent. Oysters to start were smooth. The tartar, duck with truffle, crab, Chilean sea bass lobster tempura, wagyu rib eye, japanese wid rice with black truffle and premium sashimi left us in a state of euphoria. Thanks Ben and team for the best dining experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic, Happy Hour, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything was excellent as usual. Thank you.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had the chef's tasting menu which was delicious! Highly recommend this restaurant!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

There are better restaurants to visit for sashimi, nigiri and tempura. Roka is very average in this regard. Not worth a return. And I hate the "music".

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our service was impeccable! Everyone we interacted with was kind and knowledgeable about every option.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

A little pricey but well worth it. Took my wife for our anniversary, it was actually her pick and I would definitely recommend it. The food was absolutely delicious!!!!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This place is so cool and has a wide variety of fish and steak. The wine and saki menus are extensive. The dishes are very innovative and delicious. Other than being a little pricey for sush, I would highly recommend this Japanese steakhouse.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great place! Great place! Great place! Everyone was so nice and so helpful! The food was out of this world and as fresh as could be! My wife and I will definitely go back there!we loved every minute of our experience!!

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Romantic, Scenic View, Casual, Hot Spot, Cozy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, People Watching, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went for my girlfriend's birthday. She said it is her favorite spot for Japanese food in the city. Some of the stuff was outstanding and some of it was just okay. for the price of the steak I would have expected a little bit more. Ordered the Filet medium (that's the way the gf likes it and it was closer to rare) and the accompanying sauce was just okay. Got mussels and there was nothing to sop up the sauce. However, the King Crab was delicious and worth the price; the Scallops were some of the best I've ever had; and the waygu and kim chi dumplings/gyozas were fantastic and worth the trip alone. So, overall good but, for a steakhouse I would have expected the steak to at least be cooked correctly which is why they get a 4/5 from me.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

LOVE this restaurant! Consistently excellent food, service and cocktails!

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Roka Akor did a wonderful job accommodating us and making a birthday dinner very memorable and special. Will definitely return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The service, especially cocktails from the bar, was a bit slow, but the restaurant was donating 100% of its profits from the night to hurricane relief which we were more than happy to support. Some of the items to share did not have serving utensils or extra plates which made things a little challenging, but the drinks and food were very tasty.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always a solid choice. Felt weird geta once-over by front desk, like making sure we were good enough to dine there. We like Roka either way.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

This Asian restaurant is on my Top 5 list for sushi/sashimi. Their food is outstanding and their service the same. We went to celebrate my husband's birthday (we're from Montreal and know great restaurants!) - they went above & beyond. Love, love, loved it. We are telling everyone we know to go there when in Chicago! 5+ stars!

Tags: Spicy, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Outstanding experience, the service was professional, I could not have asked for a better experience here. Everytime I come here, it's a whole new experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very expensive for what you get. Not worth it. Check out the menus and the prices.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was amazing and you can share every dish. The server was friendly and knowledgeable.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Fantastic vegetarian options! Every dish vegetarian or not was creative and delicious. Servers recommendations couldn't have been more on point!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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