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!View Private Dining Details
Open for Lunch & Dinner, take mom somewhere special to celebrate! Lunch and dinner menu available, along with featured tasting menus. Complimentary glass of champagne for moms!
Sunday, May 13, 2018
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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:15PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM
Attentive server with excellent recommendations. Food was spectacular-love this place!
I’ve been to much better places for sushi, although the top sirloin was fantastic. Overall, a bleh experience and won’t be coming back.
From the service to drinks and the meal, it was phenomenal all around.
I booked this restaurant for my birthday. It was my second time coming here but all of my guests first time. They absolutely loved this place! Always great service and the food never disappoints! I will always recommend this place no matter the occasion.
Service was outstanding.
Delicious sushi. You get a lot from one roll. Drinks are on point as well. Highly recommend
Had never been to Roka Akor before. I was pleasantly surprised by the food and atmosphere. I would definitely refer friends.
The food is amazing. Our server, Faviola, was outstanding!
We celebrated my Birthday and had a wonderful meal!
The food was wonderful, the service was great, and the ambiance was amazing. The only things one could complain about was how loud it was in there and how small the waiting area is if you get there a little early. Other than that though, it was worth it. My girlfriend and I both got the wagyu steak and loved it.
Fantastic experience at Roka Akor. I have hesitated to visit before due to the broad menu and concern that not everything could be executed to a high standard. However last Saturday proved their team is up to the challenge. The quality of the sushi and rolls was excellent, and combined well with many of their other creative dishes. We also really enjoyed the grilled steak and lamb cutlets with Korean sauce. The wine list was thoughtfully chosen and included an impressive selection of sake by the glass and bottle. Our server Kevin was terrific - very attentive and friendly despite the place being so busy. He went out of his way to make sure we had a good time. We will be back !
Great food, sat next to the window, good ambiance. Thought it was a bit unusual to see a table with many young children next to us at such a restaurant but they weren’t misbehaved or anything. Just unexpected. Think the drink menu could be a bit more ‘portable’ given the small tables.
Sushi was phenomenal. Steak was almost rare when we asked for medium, might’ve been an honest mistake. Overall everything was great and we’ll be back for sure.
This was our second time at this restaurant. We had thoroughly enjoyed our first time and this second time was just as good! We tried a number of signature dishes including the wagu beef dumplings, the mushroom rice in hot pot and the cod. Every dish was very tasty. We would be back!
Fabulous lychee martini, delicious beef and kimchee dumplings and excellent sushi rolls. Highly recommend.
Outstanding! Some of the best sushi I’ve had. Super clean, fresh and not swimming in sauces as it doesn’t need to.
Great service,love the ambiance and food was outstanding,all compliments to the managment, front and back of the house.They made our night special,it was our pleasure to dine at Roka Akor and definitely we will be back.
Great place, loved the food, service and surroundings. Would definitely recommend this place to others. The steak was phenomenal and the sushi was delicious.
Roka Akor was the first step in a lovely evening that concluded with listening to some awesome blues music at Blue Chicago just a half block away. The menu was a bit overwhelming as my date and I were newbies. But we had an excellent server (whose name I wish I could remember) who agreed to put together the meal for us. I had a delicious cocktail (2 actually) while the server sent out 4 appetizers - all amazing! The only problem - we were stuffed and were shocked to see arrive what was supposed to be our entree. We couldn't eat another bite as we were stuffed already! We sent the entree back and halted anymore food. I felt bad about wasting the dish, but even worse about the idea of having to pay for it. The server was very gracious and we were not billed for the entree. I'm sure whatever it was, was delicious, as were our four appetizers! In any case, I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this restaurant, and I will definitely return! Followed by more blues at Blue Chicago! What an awesome city we live in!!!!
Roka was not up to its usual high level of excellence. we go here often. The black cod was a bit dull; the fried shrimp not as delicate as usual; the yuzi not as buttery as it often is.
Amazing! Our server was incredible, by far the best wine service I have ever received. We received our food very quickly especially for a party of 9, and absolutely everything was DELICIOUS.
Came a year ago and had possibly the best meal I have had in my entire life. I was so excited to come back this past weekend but was not impressed this time. We got many of the same meals and they were below average in taste! I was very disappointed this time. We also had a gift card they said was empty but we never used before, there goes $75 down the drain! Next time we are in town we won’t be going back! If I’m spending that much on a meal I expect it to be amazing!
Food was great and came out quickly we were a party of 5 and all meals were excellent.
Something for everyone. Our party of 4 got a bit of everything - steak, sushi, ribs, grilled chicken. The steak is a good value compared to other steakhouses in Chicago, and the grill is a fun part of the feel.
Everything was superbly cooked. The service was really attentive. My only criticism is that it felt like a really nice bar instead of a fine dining restaurant - the service was fast but not super gracious. There wasn't a lot of room (at least for our table) so the waiters kept brushing by our chairs to reach other customers. At one point I felt a dude's beard on the top of my head as he was filling our water glasses. Still, we had a great time and the food was great.
Roka Akor is a top Japanese restaurant in Chicago I recommend it to anyone for all special occasions!
The food and drinks were great! They did not disappoint one bit; the lamb and Chilean sea bass was fantastic and savory!! Towards the end a bus boy asked if we were done with our current plate. We still wanted to eat another sushi roll or so, by the time our waiter came by again he treated us to an anniversary dessert which was great but we still wanted to eat more. I felt like we were rushed out of our table.
Great original cuisine, amazing sushi, lots of choices.
Ask for Faviola for the BEST service. Roka always has tremendous food, nigiri, rolls, everything. Leave it all up to the chefs and try what they recommend.
This was such an incredible dining experience. We will definitely be back!! It’s a bit on the pricey side so be warned but definitely worth it!
Things we loved: Seasonal Wagya, Tuna Maki, Beef and Kimchi Dumplings, and Spicy Edamame
Awesome sushi and robatayaki! Great drinks. Bit expensive.
Food was awesome! Ordered the decadent omakase...a lot of food. Best sea bass we have ever had! Blows away other restaurants like this in Chicago!
Only negative is that it is very loud in the restaurant. We were seated in the back private area but still had hard time hearing each other. So if you want quiet night put...probably would choose something else. But overall...highly recommended!
My wife and I went to Roka Akor for her 30th birthday and ordered their signature omakase tasting menu. We happened to be seated near another couple on a date who arrived immediately after us and ordered the decadent omakase. It was really fun to watch the courses come out in close succession. We were definitely thrilled with what we got, the highlights of which were the dramatic sashimi and dessert trays (especially the shockingly scrumptious purple sweet potato custard) and the hot courses of grilled black cod and ribeye steak. We sampled so many different subtle and bold flavors and left stuffed to the gills. As much as we loved our selections, there were definitely times when our new friends courses left me and my wife wishing we could get a sample, including a gigantic, covetable platter of lobster. Our server, Jennifer, was admittedly new the restaurant, but provided knowledgeable and skillful service such that we would never have guessed. The support staff was amazing at keeping our waters full and our plates clean. And the manager made sure to introduce himself and offer any assistance he might be able to give. Overall, the service and the food were both of the highest order. We both agreed it was one of the most memorable and exquisite meals of our lives.
Superb service. Liked each dish except the dessert. We only tested it and then rejected it. The dish should have been removed from our bill.
Overall good experience.
What a great experience! Roka Akor has an extensive menu with something for everyone. The maki rolls were incredibly fresh and creative. The Scallops and Wagyu Dumplings are not to be missed! Though we didn’t try any of the entrees from the Robata Grill, they looked (and smelled) amazing! I was most impressed with the service; from the knowledge of our server Janelle all the way through to the management presence on the floor. I’ll definitely be back!!
The staff Amazing the food Amazing Guy the waiter Amazing did I say the food Amazing
This place is top notch - even recommended a friend in Houston to check out that location before I even left the place !
One of the best restaurants in the city. The food, service, and ambiance is always to notch. Be prepared for spirited conversations as the noise level can be pretty high.
We got the omakase and loved everything about our night. Reminded us of our time in Japan!