Roka Akor - Chicago

4.7
2541 reviews
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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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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:15PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM

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D
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the only place we can agree to visit repeatedly! The service is always fantastic. The food is amazing. For the first time, we went for a birthday dinner & they made it extra special for my husband’s birthday

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mark did a fantastic job. 10/10 service

s
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best bone in ny strip I’ve ever had

OT
London
188 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Abraham, was awesome. Perfect level of attention and very helpful with the menu. Take his suggestions - spot on. The food was great. Loved the space. Romantic, chic, fun, & foodie!

KP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. Table of 5, we shared all the dishes. Ambiance was very comfortable and the music wasn’t too loud. A nice spot for any type of gathering. Service and food was quick! Will definitely be coming back.

DA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Decadent Omakase Chef's Tasting Menu was truly amazing. Each course was a delight. The sushi and sashimi were the freshest I have had and outstanding. The wasabi was real and ground at the table. There was gold leaf and other touches that impressed and enhanced the experience. Each dish was pleasing visually, and to the pallet. The service was impeccable - I wait staff knew the dishes and gave interesting histories and descriptions. Truffles were amazing. The deserts were incredible. What a night of decadent eating A +++

JS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. We love the rolls and the glazed ribs are delicious. Great wine selection too.

Thank you

PG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is a terrific place, octopus was perfectly grilled, sashimi were excellent, the vegetables were delicious and the sorbet was nice
My favorite place downtown

D
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious & beautifully presented selections !

KH
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience I have had in some time. From the hostess to the waiter to the chefs - I would give 10 stars of possible. Someone is doing something right there! Food was delicious, service was impeccable - could not have had a better dinner.

SC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food, knowledgeable and friendly staff. I couldn’t recommend this restaurant enough.

G
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, stylish
The scallop makis were amazing, fresh product, lots of varieties of wagyu
100% recommendable

MK
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Portions were very small, not enough. The ambient and service was great

KC
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Loved everything.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second visit to this great place. I was able to share this experience with my family and it lived up to my expectations, and memory. We had truly extraordinary service, and exceptional entries.

VA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent moment dans ce restaurant ! Très bons plats , service parfait ; un peu bruyant , comme souvent aux États Unis...

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. For food lovers... Only. Phantastic. If you do Not like This or that....
Coming from Germany and never missing the opportunity to enjoy Roka. Great Team. Great Chef.

CV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience, service was geeat

JA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

First time I had chicken teriyaki and it was just ok. All other bento boxes I’ve tried at lunch have been better.

TB
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Roka Akor is just outstanding!
We took the signature menu which was just excellent! The quality of the food and the presentation were really at a top-level.

Service was perfect. There is simply no negative point.

À recommander!!

JJ
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is incredibly polite and professional. A great venue for business or personal.

RS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Roka Akor, great food, great service. We eat there twice a month if not more. I highly recommend it.

ED
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Roka Akor is my top choice of restaurant in Chicago. Dine here as many times as I can.

SR
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just excellent all the way around. Food quality and service are 5 stars. Seated instantly for our 7:45 PM Saturday reservation, waiter was table side with in 2 minutes, service was fast but not hurried, food was great. The octopus grilled and the Lobster/shrimp dumplings were 5 stars. Great value too.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Got the deluxe omakase and the food was a 6/5 - phenomenal.

But for the price, was unimpressed by the takeout-quality disposable chopsticks, and the whiskey glasses provided for our sake (we were told the “little sake cups” were all being washed).

Overall, if you’re going for the food, you won’t be disappointed. But don’t expect a true Japanese-style steakhouse experience.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

The food is absolutely amazing, but we couldn't understand how we could be getting a $400 meal (and worth it, for the food) in a restaurant which is essentially a glorified sports bar. I'm super puzzled. Also the waitress kept stopping by the table to slap us on the back, figuratively, and encourage us with comments like, "you're almost there!" Definitely weird.

H
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best place for bdays! They give you free champagne toast, app, and desert with a candle!

CM
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Refined service, wonderful food and presentation. The omakase needs a directory as it was tough to remember all the items. The only negative is the expediting of the orders to the staff is overwhelming if sitting nearby. Headsets maybe?

CT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, but very loud.

RE
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Very good service and food. Would highly recommend

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

overall a good experience, a little noise but the ambience and food were very good. I recommend it!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ta lo conocíamos y nos gusta mucho y esta ves no fue la excepción

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BF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It's easy to get a seat for a business lunch. Quality of food is superb, and we really enjoyed the outdoor seating on a nice summer day.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Anthony, recommended specific dishes and drinks, which we appreciated. We ordered a number of items he recommended. Food and drinks were delicious!

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Treated wonderfully. Best dining experience my colleagues and I had this week while working in Chicago.

DV
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had sashimi, tempura, desert of the day, these were excellent! We dined twice at the restaurant in a few days time. We'll be back during our next visit to Chicago!
The service was super! Thanks !

a
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Hot in restaurant. Food and drinks were meh.

LL
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Roka Akor for a friend’s birthday. Everything was fabulous from the time we sat down until we were finished. We tried a wide variety from the menu and enjoyed everything. We will definitely return as we had an excellent evening!

JG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was incredible. Kudos to our waitress Katherine who diligently walked us through the menu. Try the pork belly appetizer and fried octopus. Both delicious. The Toro tartare was the only disappointment of the night. It seemed a bit flat and likely needed salt. Second course we shared scallop and big fin tuna sashimi along with Unami nigiri and two maki. All excellent and served at the perfect temperature. The talk of the night however were the main entrees. Our table of four shared the sirloin with bone marrow, the black cod, the mushroom rice in a pot, and our favorites of the favs, the sweet potato and lamb chops. Due to a slight and almost unnoticed delay in the timing of our second course, chef sent over a delectable assortment of dessert and fruit gratis. The “purple” dessert was not to be missed. Just ask for it by color. They’ll know what you mean even if it’s not on the menu. I know it’s hard to distinguish between all the fantastic restaurants in Chicago but put this one at the top of your list.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious, as was expected. We typically do the decadent omakase. One odd thing that we noticed was that the amount of food for a 3 person omakase was almost the same as the 2 person omakase that we’ve done in the recent past. Not sure how that works. Wine selection is pretty good and the sommelier come over to help us choose a good bottle of red to go with the second half of our meal. Water glasses were always full and waitstaff were constantly circling to clear dirty utensils and plates. Service was good. Noise level is loud enough that we found ourselves shouting at times to hold a conversation on a Friday night.

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