Roka Akor - Houston

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$31 to $50
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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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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Omakase was expensive but Amazing!

CW
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite sushi experiences. We chose Omakase style and loved every bite!
The flavor combinations and choices set were above my expectations.

j
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We didn’t actually get to eat here so we cannot comment on the food. We were a little bit early for our 7 pm night after Valentine’s Day reservation, and they sat us at the one table that was half in front of an exit door to the patio. We saw 5 other empty 2 tops around us so asked if we could be moved to a better table. They said they were completely booked and could not accommodate us (as if we’d walked in without a reservation when I’d actually booked weeks in advance, and as if they couldn’t just switch us out with one of the other better and as of yet unassigned tables). Maybe if we’d shown up late for our reservation time we’d have gotten a better table but who knows and who cares. They clearly did not care about our business. We left and had a delicious meal, a better table, and amazing service elsewhere...

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Late Valentines and thank you dinner

LB
Houston
55 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was great!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely spectacular! Amazing food!

RV
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious

r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice ambiance and decor. Decent food. Parking is a hassle, but valet option is good

F
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente opción. Servicio de primera, con una carta amplia.
Todo muy bien y en especial la carne.

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T
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent as usual however our server this time seemed under trained and not up to task providing the type of service that matches the level of experience that I think the restaurant demands. One example is that he poured water into our glass of white wine and didn’t know what to do after. He will often disappear for several minutes while we waited for either food or to make our order.

s
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Dined for mother’s bday and post brain surgery celebration. I made sure to call and explain that the evening needed to be special as I could not attend (I reside in NYC). I was so excited for them; however my parents were extremely disappointed with the meal. Having seen the images of what was served, I am utterly disappointed...almost angry. Multiple mushroom dishes and mussels of all fine ingredients they should be serving? Toast was cold and soggy when served, shafted on black truffle (onky 3 tiny shavings?) and where was the sushi? I was charged 300+ and with an automatic 20 percent gratuity... I was appalled when my mother described the meal to me. I have sent them to plenty of restaurants like this all over and I have never heard anything this “crappy”. I do not recommend this place to anyone and I certainly will not be dining here when visiting. I never write comments or give written feedback when dining. I just discuss with whom I’m dining with and If i like, i return and if I have a bad experience, i just don’t go back. This makes me upset that what they had promised me turned up a lie. The experience, the attentiveness and service, everything my parents told me was really awful to hear. I am actually getting angry writing this.

BT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Exceptional service.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with great service. A little on the pricey side but well worth it!!

NS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

DO
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday once again at Roka!
Our party was seated immediately upon arrival and had a great time enjoying delicious food.

I got to try the Chilean seabass for the first time and although my fish was a little too salty, the fish was cooked to perfection and the carrot miso purée was fantastic! I found the charred tomatoes a pleasant surprise as it gave the bass just the right balance of acidity!

Overall, a positive dining experience; and so lovely to be able to toast to more cheer with the complimentary toast glass.

JR
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had the omakase for two. Really nice variety of items of both raw and cooked. The lobster was a standout dish! We originally thought we’d add a couple of ala carte items but it’s a good thing we didn’t as we were happily full!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great experience! Everyone enjoyed all the food & the service was just as great! Our server, Tim was so sweet, patient & thoughtful.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kristine is amazing!!!! We had a party of 10, 8 adults and 2 toddlers. Jessica was a great help as well! Food was amazing. Definitely will be back, ask for Kristine and Jessica when you stop by!

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unbelievable as usual. Omakase worth every penny.

Great service - our waiter was very knowledgeable and had impeccable table service timing.

Only blemish is the valet situation. No one was at the valet stand when we showed up. Wait took forever and backed a line of cars into the street. Turns out the valet guy was down the block chit-chatting, and just slowly strolled up after seeing the long line. Horribly unprofessional.

GV
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve—wonderful!!! Thanks

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

N
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I did the Omakase for our 2-year anniversary and enjoyed the experience. I personally would have preferred more nigiri and sashimi tasting but the overall amount of food and taste was more than enough for my wife and I. We love this restaurant and would definitely recommend to others.

RM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with an amazing variety of food and drink. It was like an amusement park of tastes, and Tony as our waiter couldn’t have been better!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great and service amazing.

LB
Houston
55 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome, you can never go wrong with Roka Akor! The food and service is the best in Houston! This visit we had the pleasure of having Freddie help us enjoy or evening, he was great! Thanks for making our evening with friends a special one!

N
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. I highly recommend the Omakase 6-Course option. We added an additional 3 oz. of Kobe to the course to get the most extremes of the restaurant’s leanest and fattest Wagyu A5. This was the most we’ve spent on a single meal, but well worth the experience and allowed us to check one more box of the bucket.

AM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic evening. All around, our dinner at here was perfectly splendid. Everything was just as we’d hoped. The food was especially good. Highly recommended destination.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I was served bad fish

OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good. A bit overpriced.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

ML
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience at Roka Akor was absolutely a wonderful and memorable experience. Our waiter knowledge of the food and wines was excellent as was his sense of urgency which is sadly and noticeably missing in the service industry these days.

Thank you to the chefs/cooks/staff and management. Bon Apetit!

M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional at the bar area. The bartender was really attentive and the food runners described the food really well! Would come back again soon!

d
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Houston. Food and service were amazing as always

GL
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Updated review: Came back to celebrate our 15th anniversary. Everything was superb and we loved our server Tim. King crab was a perfect temperature and the nigiri was very fresh. We will be back for the omakase.

T
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dining experience and our server Nick made it a very special anniversary dinner for my boyfriend and I with his excellent service by recommending dishes and constantly checking on us.

A
Houston
387 reviews