Roka Akor - Houston

4.8
835 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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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
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
What 835 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roka Akor was fantastic as usual!

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RoyM
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice experience and great food service was impeccable

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Jasmine
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Great food. Strong sake. Overall wonderful.

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bbb20
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Nice place, but too expensive for the food, both in quality and quantity.
And they can not personalize the dishes, as even paying high, we have to share few of the plates in the course.

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EstefaniA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Atmosphere was great, service was great. Came here for Valentine’s and they were out of lamb, which was one of the only reasons we were dining there. So disappointing and I’m not sure if we’ll be returning for this reason.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful place. Amazing service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious this place is definitely on our list to visit again. Awesome Valentine night experience

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TrentS
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Undeniably the best food in Houston. I will continue to frequent your restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent! Service was a bit slow, especially when it came to ordering drinks. The food was great but the restaurant felt a little understaffed.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience

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vipColleenM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did sushi and everything was delicious, loved the roll combinations. Cool space, noise level was good, had no trouble having a conversation. Will be back!

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houstonhottie
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was hit or miss flavor wise, but the service was great, and my table was ready upon arrival. Will be back for sushi

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Well presented food, fresh and delicious.
The waitress Jessica was helpful and provided us an excellent service which made our dinner time very pleasant.

The ambiance lacked a bit of lighting around our seated table and the noise level was very uncomfortably disturbing to enjoy a conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I dine here very regularly. It’s usually really amazing. The kitchen has an off night. Very unusual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance!

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vipstevew
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Atmosphere, amazing service and phenomenal food! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipnathanielb
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

we go here a lot. will go back in the future, i am sure

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. Jessica was attentive and got our food and drinks out perfectly and quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our first time at Roca and Jessica was our waitress. She was friendly, knowledgeable of the menu and put me in the perfect whiskey. Scallops, dumplings and sushi rolls... everything was very fresh and well prepared.

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NelsonV
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service , great food. Good place for anniversaries, birthdays.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit. We went with the Omakase to get a taste of everything! We were delighted and stuffed when it was over. The Wagyu beef was the highlight and the decadent chocolate lava cake dessert was deliciously memorable. Yum! We will return.

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Paige
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuna flight is a MUST HAVE!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were Amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always best!!!

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Mediterraneanflair
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at this spot and it was great! Service was stellar, it’s beautiful, food was delicious and reasonably priced & there is complimentary valet. Made for a great date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious 😋

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE at Roka was AMAZING!!! The staff more than took care of us, and was very attentive. Great food, great craft drinks. HIGHLY recommend.

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RebeccaD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad experience at Roka Akor and this time was no different! Sky was an amazing server, the drinks were delicious and as always the food was beyond amazing. We tried the Gunkan for the first time and were blown away!

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viptexanchef
Houston
55 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Very good //NYE menu although stated that they weren't serving it that night!

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vipVictoriaL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my hubby & we both really enjoyed this place. It was his first time there in my fifth time so I wanted him to get the full on experience. We booked on a Sunday at 6 PM so it was fairly quiet but the staff was amazing and the food was spectacular. Can’t wait to dine there again. 😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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MrSushi
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We had Christmas eve dinner and we had two omakase (5 course) and one steak. For the omakase, 1st course appetizer was excellent (one piece fish and one piece beef), second appetizer was tempura small shrimp (bad taste, small shrimps seem cheap), third course was sushi cut role (fair) and 2 piece nigiri sushi (good), main dish Alaskan King crab was perfect (fresh and tasty), and the last course lamb was bad (bland, no taste, sauce tasted store-bought). Dessert combo plate was excellent (fresh, homemade). The Wagyu steak was so-so. Had 4 cocktails all were excellent. Service was below par for the caliber of the restaurant, I had to ask for steak and knife for my lamb, they brought out wrong dish and had to take it back, etc. Overall, they need to up their game if they are going to charge same price as the big players (MF, Uchi). Overall, it was an average meal for me but at a higher price than expected.

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ReaganR
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing food great service and fantastic area would definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing! Everything we ordered were very tasty and scrumptious! Service was good but, I think it can do better by paying a little more attention to small details like maybe checking waters on the table without having to ask and wait? Phone etiquette of the hostess was great! Very professional compared to Steak48.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service & friendly staff . The food is to die for . Wanted to try everything they had ! Will definitely be going back!

Lobster and Shrimo Dumplings
Chili Ginger Edamame
Wagyu Filet with chili ginger sauce
Korean Lamb Chops
Sushi is also amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Our daughter loves Roka and this is the second year in a row we celebrate her b’day there. Everything was very good as usual and we certainly will be back as soon as the pandemic is over.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Reserved Bar, not available when arrived. Given to walk in who came in front of us. We were on time. Frustrating.

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Tasty
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chiefs selection was extremely delicious along with the Wagyu dumplings, shrimp tempura and chicken! We are definitely going back again to try the rest of the menu.

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StefanS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. My favorite place in Houston. I never write reviews but I had to so this one only because they are amazing. Everyone should check it out

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Roka Akor - Houston is rated 4.8 stars by 835 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.