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Roka Akor - Houston

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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Roka Akor brings an innovative combination of contemporary Robata Japanese cuisine and stunning design to four locations across the U.S., including Scottsdale, San Francisco, Chicago and Skokie, IL. Roka Akor’s principle Robata Japanese cuisine is prepared on a twelve-foot robata grill that uses mesquite charcoal and almond wood with flames that can raise temperatures up to 1,900 degrees. The restaurant’s name is derived from two words: RO and KA. The meaning of the first word is hearth, a gathering place where people socialize and take in the ambience; the latter stands for a burning fire and projecting energy. In alignment with the restaurant’s name, Roka Akor’s design features a centrally located robata grill that provides the heart of the visual experience, surrounded by rich wood 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went for wife’s birthday and had a great time. Our waiter, David, gave us outstanding recommendations and was very attentive without being bothersome. We had crab legs and lamb chops which were both great, and to be honest the crab legs were the best we’ve ever had!

Only negative is that the seating areas differ greatly and you’ll have much deferent experiences depending or where you get seated. At first they sat us in a little both right across from where they were setting up the to-go orders and it was less than ideal. We asked to be moved to better seats which they did and it’s was a huge improvement! Also, go after sunset because it’s feels completely different during the daylight.

Our waiter was amazing, the food was great and we highly recommend going here!

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vipMJFtx
Houston
124 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was tasty and loved the set up. Service left a lot to be desired. Long periods of no attention despite a restaurant not even half full.

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vipHGOE
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always outstanding, much better than Nobu and at same level of Zuma. Rice pot with truffle always great, this time was not the best but still outstanding. David our server was courteous and very attentive.

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RebeccaD
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Roka to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary. This was our first time at a restaurant since March. The food and service never disappoints, but this time we were even more impressed by the attention to safety, cleanliness and social distancing. Maxine (Max) was an absolute gem. This was definitely worth the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I’ve been to Roka before having eaten the Omakase. There wasn’t a lot of bang for the bucks this time. I would put this on par with many nice sushi places but it’s not even on my top 5 anymore. Why would they service lamb chops on the Omakase and not let people select between another meat? All I was told was difference between the 2 Omakase’s was the meat selection was either American waygu vs Japanese! Nobody said lamb chops which was super gamey! Plenty of other places to eat with a cheaper price point.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I would definitely go back again.

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PeaceL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was simply delicious. Very nice atmosphere! I enjoyed having dinner. I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Best meal iv ever had! Can’t wait to rerun!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and service was top notch. We felt very safe as the restaurant is very clearly taking COVID safety measures very seriously.

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FredrickR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Ambiance could be more upscale. Valet attendant was rude and could not be bothered with servicing our car. In fact, he said " you really want Valet service?".. So we self parked and that was a big turn-off for a first impression.

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Shelbi
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place! Beautiful presentation of food and good drinks! We loved the ambience! Perfect for a date night!

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vipCyRNgourmandie
London
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Touch bright to the west end of the restaurant at 6PM.

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StewartZ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great experience at Roka Akor! Great food, cocktails, and service.

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Melodyanne1
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Roka a few times in the past but we went in August for our anniversary and everything was so amazing! Perfect actually. So we decided to bring our older kids there to try everything. It was again amazing. From the drinks to the Kobe steak to the toro. The toro was better for our anniversary but it was still very good when we brought the kids. Actually the filet was even better than the Kobe this time. Our son had the lamb and said it was also great! We will be back for sure! Thank you for another amazing experience!

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vipsm28185
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very good, but the service we received by David was what put this experience over the top. David could not have possibly been more helpful and friendly throughout our time in the restaurant. From constantly checking in on us to providing spot on suggestions about what to order, David was on top of it all. No one from our party had a lot of experience with nigiri and sashimi, but David managed to take our preferences and turn them into the perfect set of suggestions. Based on all of that, coupled with the quality of the food, I can confidently say we will be coming back (and hopefully get to dine with David again!).

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OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great and the restaurant has a great atmosphere. Food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently fantastic food, drinks and service! Always enjoy our dinners here. Highly recommend this place for a unique, high quality sushi/Japanese dinner.

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vipShitan
Mexico City
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo estuvo delicioso!!! El mejor restaurante japonés de Houston

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ShuneB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and everything was excellent!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had so much fun at ROKA AKOR. I’ve been here a couple times and it’s wonderful! Great food, service and drinks. Definitely one of my favorites! Cheers!

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claireg
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

ROKA is an upscale restaurant with great sushi BUT the last couple of times I've been there for dinner the clientele seems to be leaning towards an element that is difficult to describe politely. Suffice it to say, when I go out and spend $$'s at a nice restaurant I don't want to feel like I'm surrounded by 'Characters of the night'

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KingsleyD
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Definitely pricey, but absolutely worth it.!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Omakasi was amazing

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vipMonica
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the Omakase for the first time and each course was outstanding in both taste and presentation !
It was an amazing dining experience and Ricky was very welcoming with special attention and our server Nick was exceptional!!!
I have been spreading the word ..

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service. Nick was excellent as was the entire staff.
Very conscientious as it related to Covid precautions. Wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! New fave. Outstanding fare. Everything we ate was a 10! Wow!!!

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GloriaD
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.. Sushi is delicious. Must try the bone marrow it is awesome

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MelissaG
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, beautiful setting, food was stunning & tasted great! Sake was so yummy! The mixed drinks we had were very good. Everything was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my 40th birthday. Our server was attentive and very nice. The food was delicious! A thoughtful added touch to the evening was that Roka Akor treated us each to a glass of bubbles after dinner was over!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Nice restaurant and food was delicious. Service was a little sluggish. Talk with the General Manager briefly, Ryan, who completely smoothed things over.. Extremely nice gentleman. Would recommend to others.

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KentV
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always, bartenders are awesome

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Priydeb
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent omakase with fresh fish, variety of dishes, and tons of food for the amount paid. I would pass on drinks though, as they were not as impressive.

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vipUmame
Houston
90 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Cocktails are great. Food is excellent especially the raw fish. Service is attentive as always and now also safe. Would definitely return again.

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MichaelH
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Great food and drink and professional staff.

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Josh
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was unbelievable, we loved it.

The King Crab Truffle is the best sushi roll I've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and atmosphere. We had an excellent time

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant, the King Crab Legs are delicious. The shrimp tempura is really good too. The sauces that are given for each dish are amazing! The pork belly melts in your mouth and that corn OMG! Love, love, love!

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nathanielb
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are definitely going back here. Loved it, a lot

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Myeeka
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Def in my top three sushi spots in Houston for sushi quality and options. Service was also great yet again.

And if you’re looking for somewhere clean and taking the proper precautions during pandemic. This is it. One of the only restaurants I actually feel safe at.

See you guys soon!

FAQs

Roka Akor - Houston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 622-1774.

Roka Akor - Houston is rated 4.8 stars by 770 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.