Roka Akor - Houston

4.8
475 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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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:15PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:45PM - 10:30PM

What 475 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect. That’s all I can say.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
6 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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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
9 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
14 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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AZ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Service also very good, the only issue I would say was that they could not accommodate gluten free menu at the chef’s special menu.

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K
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our dinner!

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D
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a great experience dinner here. The foods were excellent. Ambient are cozy and not too noisy.
There are a big selection on the menu. Mostly look great. So we decided to go with chief selection and we were make a right choice. There were 14 courses and we really enjoy every dishes.

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s
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing as usual, came back for the nicest chocolate cake I’ve ever had for my 19th birthday. Would definitely come back for more!

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CH
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is very good and nicely presented. Everything we had was delicious.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Chefs tasting menu was phenomenal and much more food Thanks! We expected. Service was very polite and knowledgeable. Looking forward to dine again!

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G
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this place is a must try, no complaints... i thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Alaskan king crab & prime rib were delicious! My wife enjoyed the Benito flakes on the broussel sprouts as well! Service was impeccable..

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TK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent and very attentive service. Just avoid the 'bright room' if you want a cozy meal for two. One end of the restaurant has very bright lighting, but there's plenty of room in the remainder of the restaurant. Can't praise the food highly enough, it was fresh and tasty. Make sure you book!!

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TH
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal! Everything was on point. My waiter, Sonny, gave great recommendations and was awesome.

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London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was fantastic - food, service was top notch. We thought the ambiance was a bit off. It was bright in our dining area. However we can't wait to go back!

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KV
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We went for the Chef's suggestion menu. It was so much food and so delicious, I will be back.

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

Unbelievable experience. Food and service are spectacular.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service. Ambiance was nothing extraordinary. Food was perfectly cooked.

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

Amazing experience. Delicious food, such a GREAT and knowledgeable staff!

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Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Expensive but sometimes good food is worth it.

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