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Roka Akor - Houston, Houston, TX

Roka Akor - Houston

4.7
4.7
1353 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 622-1774

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ce Bian

  • Catering

    Roka Akor offers party-sized options for carryout and delivery. All orders come with plates, napkins, chopsticks and serving utensils. Forks / Knives are not included. All orders must be placed with a minimum of 48-hour notice. 11:30AM is earliest available time slot for delivery. $25 Delivery / Set Up Fee within 10 Miles of Houston.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether it’s a birthday party, corporate business dinner, or a cocktail reception Roka Akor offers a culinary experience in the heart of city. Our menu features prime, American & Japanese Wagyu cuts of steaks, seafood, pristine sushi that is sure to WOW any guest!

  • Private party contact

    Kari Morris: (713) 568-7695

  • Neighborhood

    River Oaks

  • Cross street

    W. Alabama

  • Parking details

    Roka Akor offers both self and complimentary valet parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Decadent Omakase

    $145.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Omakase means to in trust in the Chef. This is a meal curated by our culinary team to give you the very best of what Roka Akor has to offer from all areas of our menu (sushi & robata grill). Be ready for this culinary experience!

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What 1,353 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    Innovative

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We have ordered drinks and appetizers. One appetizer came within the minute (which obviously was pre-made. Hot Brussels sprouts which I would have expected to be made for order). Another dumpling appetizer also appeared at least 10 minutes before our drinks. Brussels sprouts were excellent but dumplings were bland. We asked for two glasses of wine f wine and ordered more plates. We had to ask for our glasses of wine twice and finally got them towards the end of the meal. Unacceptable to wait almost 30 minutes for a simple pour… food was oK but not outstanding. Very disappointed overall
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    The food was wonderful but the wait was very long. I made a reservation two days in advance and still had to wait 45 minutes.
  3. GV

    GreatViews

    Houston

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  4. Y

    Yammer

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was looking for some tapas style, lighter meal. This place hit the spot! We got there in time for Happy Hour and all the small plates we ordered were delicious and in just the right portions. From the main menu we ordered the steak and brussel sprouts which were generously portioned and tasty. Ambiance of the restaurant was warm and comfy. 👌🏽👌🏽
  5. SA

    SamA

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Drinks and sushi are over priced with no added value. There is no enhanced flavors, presentation, or portion size beyond what any middle of the road sushi place offers.
  6. AJ

    AlbertJ

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing. Everything dish was flavorful and well done. The experience was well worth the price. I highly recommend Roka! Jessica, thank you for your great service.
  7. J

    Jules

    Jacksonville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious! First time visit— Stopped in for happy hour bites and sake, and racked up a hefty tab as we had to try everything recommended. The variety and flavors were oh-so good, prices were great, and the service was friendly. Favorites: Hamachi Serrano roll Pork Belly Pork Belly Bao Wagyu dumplings Chirashi tacos Will return!

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded 7 days agoThank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  8. EM

    ErikM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    THE BBQ RIBS ARE AMAZING AND THE SPICY MARGARITAS A MUST HAVE. WAITRESS WAS SUPERV!

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded 7 days agoThank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  9. GV

    GreatViews

    Houston

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall experience was excellent. Service was incredible. Multiple waited on us. Manager came by multiple times! Food was even better

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on January 25, 2023Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great; valet could have been quicker but amazing place
  12. NB

    NikkiB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    I suggest a reservation. The food is a bit pricey but worth it! The lamb chops are melt in your mouth tender. 8 out of 10
  13. NF

    NingF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service is not as good as before. It took a little bit longer time to wait for food.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was spectacular, overall experience was amazing!

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on January 11, 2023Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  15. RS

    RaphealSienteSe

    Houston

    285 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    285 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always great food and excellent service!
  16. SN

    StephanieN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I frequent Roka Houston( it’s our number 1 date night spot). We went on New Year day (1/1/23). We got the chef experience which consisted of a 6 course meal. The food was excellent as always. My only issue is it’s the same chef experience as before. A little disappointed about that. However, we will be back, as always because the food is always top notch.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    I felt every dish we ordered was off…the sashimi tasted Gammy and not very fresh…the octopus overcooked….Sadly the 8$ HH dumpling were better than the 210$ steak…Are waitress was excellent…
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary and NYE
  19. a

    alexd

    Houston

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Well even Roka has a bad night. The space was very tight as tables were added to a point in which servers struggled. The flow of food was much slower than normal. The food quality was good but not the accustomed. We had a kitchen error and management made an effort to repair. So if you add all this up we did not have a good night. Lesson learned next year we just stay home. Even a great restaurant like Roka falls short on new years.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food per usual
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! 11/10 recommend!

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on January 2, 2023Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  22. F

    Felicia

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the New Year's Eve special and the food and presentation was outstanding. The quality of the sashimi was excellent.

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on January 4, 2023Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  23. k

    karenc

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner for my daughter and it was amazing. The chefs sushi was amazing. They gave us complimentary desert and champagne. Loved everything! Can’t wait to go back. Our server was very nice as well.
  24. N

    Notorious

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The appetizers were delicious especially when paired with the sweet chili sauce.
  25. SD

    SanaDinFox

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience1
    Went to Roka Akor for dinner, their AC was broken. It was 90 degrees in there. 😩
  26. TL

    TrishL

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ah-mazing per usual! Service is fantastic, food and drinks are delicious! These are a must *yellow tail sashimi *lobster shrimp dumplings *robata scallops *hamachi Serrano roll *king crab truffle roll *Japanese A5 wagyu *Brussel sprouts All of their food is amazing you can’t go wrong with anything truly! This place is one of my favorites in Houston

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on December 28, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  27. K

    Karen

    Houston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in Houston!! A hidden gem. My new favorite place. Food is amazing!!

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on December 23, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the service, the ambiance…it all came together as a perfect 5-star package, a very rare combination in restaurants nowadays. Big thanks to our server Kristine who made our anniversary an amazing date. We’ll be back soon!

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on December 22, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  29. A

    Aesop

    Houston

    98 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    Excellent food and service. Horrible ambiance due to extremely loud "music." (Please don't play any music at all so that diners can converse without shouting. You are a restaurant not a concert venue.)
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    We usually like coming here but last night it was as if their kitchen vent wasn’t working. There was a smoky haze throughout the restaurant and when we got home it was as if we had been sitting in front of an outdoor fire. Everything, including our hair and clothes, smells like smoke even the morning after.
  31. JT

    JoeyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent waygu beef! Expensive but a great experience!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great restaurant!!! Food was great. A little Smokey inside but not bad. Only thing is the steak should be pre cut to smaller pieces of provide a knife and fork when ordering steak. Pork belly was unreal.
  33. MK

    MariaK

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional place. Really enjoyed the experience, food and a place itself.

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on December 15, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You get what you pay for (:
  35. M

    Malena

    Houston

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The occasion was a dinner with friends we haven’t seen in a long time. Food was superb and service outstanding, Jessica our server went above and beyond to make sure we had a lovely experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing experience in every facet! One of my favorite restaurants in Houston!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect execution in every course and drink!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef’s menu. Incredible!!!!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were very accommodating in expanding our group from 4 to 6. Dining was a very fine experience. Great service. Great food.
  40. NH

    NicolH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Adam was great! Excellent food. Super hot people.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Roka Akor - Houston using the Order Online button. Roka Akor - Houston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 622-1774.

Roka Akor - Houston is rated 4.7 stars by 1353 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Roka Akor - Houston

2929 Weslayan St, Houston, TX 77027

Additional information

  • Cross street

    W. Alabama

  • Neighborhood

    River Oaks

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Roka Akor offers both self and complimentary valet parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ce Bian

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 622-1774

  • Catering

    Roka Akor offers party-sized options for carryout and delivery. All orders come with plates, napkins, chopsticks and serving utensils. Forks / Knives are not included. All orders must be placed with a minimum of 48-hour notice. 11:30AM is earliest available time slot for delivery. $25 Delivery / Set Up Fee within 10 Miles of Houston.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether it’s a birthday party, corporate business dinner, or a cocktail reception Roka Akor offers a culinary experience in the heart of city. Our menu features prime, American & Japanese Wagyu cuts of steaks, seafood, pristine sushi that is sure to WOW any guest!

  • Private party contact

    Kari Morris: (713) 568-7695

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