Roka Akor - Chicago

4.8
3062 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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4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, our waiter had fantastic recommendations!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food, too hot in restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of food and staff’s professionalism is awesome! Had dinner at Roka Akor for a few times and so far one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago Loop.

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AbdulWahab
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Halal Steak we ever had . Highly recommended for any one searching for Halal steak. They have few halal item on menu , confirm with the Waiter first

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 love the sushi, the owner/manager great person charismatic and amiable. We had the honor of having him as our waiter he cater really we’ll definitely return.

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vipHWJohn
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dave our sever is one of the best. Friendly, helpful, cordial. Food was delivered timely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by waiter Aaron.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent👍

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service

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BrianR
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a nice time with my wife. The food and wine were very good. I would say my only disappointment was that later in the meal the service got slow and we went through two courses without getting a refill on our wine. Food was tasty and cooked the way we asked.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where do I start? The food was amazing!! The lamb chops and pork belly? OMG! The ambiance was nice and the service top notch. I will be back!

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JoeB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go there once a year for special occasions. Always have a good time and great food.

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vipSara
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. It was great talking to the manager who is an English soccer fan and our server Natasha was excellent. Our dinner sitting outside under their huge marquee was delicious. We had 4 small plates, 2 large breads and a fabulous dessert. Everything was delicious, imaginative and perfectly cooked and presented.
Great place and we will definitely return on our next visit to Chicago ❤️

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vipPatrickL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. As we sat outside noise was moderate. Ordered Omikase - fabulous!

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vipRickF
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good not great! Things were a bit off timing wise. However the staff was great the food was more hit than miss. Omasake decadent.

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Mess
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The time I spent at Roka Akor was the highlight of my Chicago visit. The food was amazing, the service A+, making me feel like I had a cozy dinner amongst my close friends.

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Mikey
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was great! Greeted as soon as we sat down. And our server was very knowledgeable about the menu.

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Blake
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We made reservations, arrived in time and were seated within 5 minutes. However, twice starters were brought to our take that we didn't order. We also noticed they are short-staffed. While the food was good, it wasn't too the satisfaction or expectation I had for the restaurant rating. I walked away feeling the need to eat again and we ordered multiple plates and sides.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal! The decadent tasting menu was superb!

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vipJay1039
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roka never disappoints! Although, I wish they’d not change their drinks menu. Food and service was perfect and the front staff were very accommodating.

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barbara
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Nigri was fabulous, the best we have had in Chicago. The wagyu beef dumplings were also incredible. We will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. Everything was better than expected. Korean Lamb chops are a must

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vipRodrigoG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and workers. Fabiola at the patio is awesome

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SabrinaS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As someone who always goes with the Omakase option at restaurants, this was one of the best I’ve ever had. Absolutely amazing food with great service and spectacular portions.

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Soniam
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time! Great Experience! Loved the Desserts!

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CHARLESS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best meal I have ever had in my life. It changed how I view food in a way.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hosts, waiter, and supporting staff were all very nice and attentive.

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ShikB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, lively place with great food and service!! Will be back on my next visit to Chicago!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

If you are looking for a Omakase experience, this is not it.
It felt like bad buffet brought to your table.Definitely not worth the $. Would never go back nor recommend.
Nothing about the meal was amazing. True Omakase is incredible, don’t be fooled.

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Noaf
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience, friendly and helpful waitstaff, they had great recommendations and gave guidance on all the food. Went here for a birthday celebration and it was a dining experience that was very worth it. Omakase - will fill you up.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in my life hands down

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience3

Food was okay.

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GabbyHH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was truly excellent and service was fantastic. Great place for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful & delicious food! And great service!
I’ve been there a few times and so far Roka akor never disappointed.

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LAgal
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the New York strip steak and got the two sides Brussels sprouts and corn.

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vipDianaD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic again. They do such a great job, definitely one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Our server was excellent also!

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Adriana
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Extremely loud, unpleasant. Food and service OK , but not outstanding. Overpriced. Will not return.

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JamesM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, high energy level, great menu, impressive server. We tried a number of things on the menu and they were all very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Arrived 30m before last call. Ordered food for 5. Food came out fresh, to perfection. Kimchi/wagyu dumplings are a treat. Lamb chops fall out of bone with chopsticks! Wagyu fillet cooked perfectly and tasty. To top the night off, excellent cocktails for the whole bunch and modern desserts. The Ube dessert is rich, creamy, must have. At the end of our experience we were joking on what was going to be our order for lunch the next day. Thats how good it was. 5 stars, might throw a Michelin in there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

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Roka Akor - Chicago is rated 4.8 stars by 3062 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.