Roka Akor - Houston

4.7
491 reviews
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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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Enjoy a very special 4 course lunch menu designed to celebrate Mom featuring favorites like our Toro Tartare and Snake River Farms Wagyu Filet. $75 per person.
Full dinner menu and a la carte menu also available all day.

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:15PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:45PM - 10:30PM

What 491 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! The staff was perfect, very helpful and prompt.

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MD
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food is all I have to say. Everything was first class

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about Roka akor great sake selection and the staff is super friendly.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Next time I’ll do the Omakase

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RC
Houston
159 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always great food and wonderful service. Ricky is a great manager!

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R
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made for a great spot to enjoy a glass a wine over really great food and catch up with friends. There was a nice flow of people in the restaurant but an appropriate noise level that made it lively yet conducive for conversation. Food was great, our server was lovely and accommodating; I could actually say that for everyone there overall. Everything was priced as expected and the quality matched. Everyone left pleased across the board, a great date night spot or place to have dinner with friends. Would def recommend

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T
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Valet parking not good. Need new valet parking service

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday was great

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s
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner experience. Huge improvement over our last visit. Thank you.

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LL
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Jorge made it such a lovely and fun dining experience. He made good recommendations when we were debating amongst several items. The food, wine and ambiance were wonderful. I would definitely go back again.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and good were outstanding!

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a
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Top 5 restaurant in houston

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c
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The sushi was excellent, as was the service; however the lobster dumplings were disappointing especially considering the price

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CA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was as good as expected. Can't say anything bad.

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RH
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Service was outstanding. Only thing I didn’t like was parking!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect. That’s all I can say.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal and the service was outstanding. The whole staff worked together to make it a memorable dining experience. The food was as good as anything I’ve had in Houston. Can’t wait to return!

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PE
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good sushi. Great presentation and you don’t have to get in that galleria traffic.

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SS
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent and the service attentive. The wine list was not very approachable but there were a few value plays that could be sought out amongst some of the lesser varietals.

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MN
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best thing about Roka Akor is their happy hour menu. Happy hour is every day, including the weekend which is a plus. I have gone there for regular menu as well. You really can't go wrong with this place.

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JE
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From beginning to end, it was an amazing meal, with incredible service to match. The food was incredible, boasting a decent size menu that doesnt intimidate you with excess entries. Service was too notch, with our waiter consistantly checking in, but not to a point where it becomes bothersome. The manager of the Restuarant also came by, to ensure thst we were being taken care of. The appetizer was delicious, and the main courses that followed were beyound description. It was one of the best meals Ive ever had, and will definatley be returning.

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FD
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good place. We ate many different dishes and everything was delicious, very fresh, perfectly cooked and with a pleasant presentation.
We recommend for sure.

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KH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lots of delicious food and excellent service. Traditional japanese dining experience - sushi/sashimi very fresh. Sake was the best. Kristine our server provided free champagne to celebrate a birthday.
We ordered full rack of ribs and lamb chops to share - took half of it home.The chocolate lava cake is so delicious we ate it all even though we were all full. Definitely will visit again.

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SS
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food, although a bit pricey, comparatively. The drinks were out of sight pricey!

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K
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Fuimos al Rok Akor en San Francisco y nos gusto mucho. El de Houston nos decepciono...

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HS
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for a birthday dinner.

Was very satisfied with the combination of great food, atmosphere, and service.

Perfect mix of seafood and steaks along with a wide variety of appetizers.

The staff was super attentive throughout our time there.

Recommend the Robata grilled Octopus to start off, any of the Nigiri, and the Korean Spiced Lamb Chops.

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p
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful birthday dinner !!
Would love it if decaf coffee was offered in the evening .

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NM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

On a Monday night the music level was appropriately low; we can converse easily. Last Saturday night we had to compete with the pointlessly loud music system to be heard.

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c
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had so many friends that had gone and simply raved about this restaurant. finally made in on Saturday night. Met all of my expectations. Food was amazing! service was equally amazing as well. Restaurant was beautifully done. I am actually going back on the 29th of this month. Bringing my best friends.. I would not miss this experience - best in fine dining!

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MR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! The 6 course special we did not necessarily feel it was worth the price, but it was good! The chocolate dessert with almond Carmel in it was to die for. I will go back just for that it was so good!! Great service and atmosphere. We will be back, but will pick what we want instead of the chef special.

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CA
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did omakase for our anniversary and were taken on a delicious food journey. We ate so many wonderful dishes but the wagyu beef was unbelievably tender. Service was attentive but not in intrusive. A truly excellent dinner!

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G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a winner!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for a birthday dinner and we enjoyed the food and the atmosphere! We ordered the Lamb Chops and they were amazing! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

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TE
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely beautiful. Everything we tasted was absolutely wonderful. It was an absolute treat but be ready for a big tab. The restaurant is very expensive but the service was seamless and the food was absolutely wonderful.

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I think this may just be my new favorite restaurant in Houston. I want to go back already! The food was so delicious and I can’t get it out of my mind. Can’t wait until our next date night!

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IF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food with incredible prices at happy hour.

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m
Dallas
57 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my fave restaurants in Chicago, so I was so excited to see that a location had opened in Houston. I was not disappointed. The service was great and the food was spectacular. The only difference from the Chicago location I think was the signature cocktail menu. While I was hoping for some of the Chicago options, I will say the Houston offerings were nothing to sneeze at. The restaurant was a little slow the night we went for some reason, but I hope its not representative of how well the restaurant is doing as I will definitely be back the next time I am in Houston.

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TF
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very good and interesting experience.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a last minute work dinner with my team. Originally had a reservation for 5 but added two more last minute and they gladly took care of us. Food was amazing! All had a great time!

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E
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service continues to shine. Wine list offerings for all budget and palates.

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