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

What 638 People Are Saying
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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
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nigiri tasted less fresh than normal. King crab dish was lukewarm. Atmosphere was darker than usual and difficult to see food. Service was average. Flat iron steak, however, was perfect. We've dined several times at Roka Akor and this was my least favorite experience.

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
371 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love coming here. The food is creative and so well prepared. The service is equal to the food- great place!

RD
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roka Akor never disappoints. Vicky was an excellent server and as usual, our experience exceeded our expectations.

OT
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was FANTASTIC! The food was top notch and the restaurant itself is super hip. We had an incredible evening!!

MH
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was excellent and the food service was quick. The food was delicious!

g
Houston
95 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you go there sit in the bar area or sit at the bar. We sat at the bar and Nahum And Maxine took great care of us. The grilled octopus was wonderful and the lamb chops and steak were yummy. One of my new favorite places to go to.

K
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best cuisine in Houston. Very creative and full of flavors. Will be going back soon. Brandon was an excellent waiter.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I mentioned it was my husband’s birthday but did nothing

AK
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding and best in class food, service, and overall dining experience, but..... PRICEY!!

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at Roka. Our waiter was awesome and the managers came to check on us several times. The food was amazing and the chocolate cake is soooooo good.

TL
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Omakase was better in both quality, presentation, and value than Nobu. The staff was knowledgeable regarding the food and drinks. Our waiter was able to answer specific questions regarding the food served and not superficial generic answers.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, exceeded our expectations by far. Can’t wait to go again.

EC
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, fantastic service, we celebrated a birthday and they make the birthday person feel very special!

UH
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!
Will return for next celebration

MD
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Izzy was a fantastic waiter. Best need we have ever had. Sushi is above average but the beef, desert, tomato salad and Brussel sprouts were incredible. Highly recommend.

RS
Houston
189 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and excellent service. Awesome wine list too. Ask for Ricky, the manger.

N
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered a huge variety of dishes. Everything was exceptional, except for the ribeye steak, which was fairly average. Looking back, we should've just splurged and gotten the wagyu, then I'm sure our meal would've been phenomenal. The service was fantastic.

AK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would say the dishes are Ok, but they lack umami.

JC
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! Nick whom served us was great and made great recommendations. We will be coming back.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful omakase dinner, celebrating a special occasion. They made it extra special and the service was excellent! Highly recommend!!

d
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Vicky and her team. We tried several apps and a hamachi serrano roll, and chefs choice sushi and sashimi and desserts. Everything was prepared and presented wonderfully and the taste was on point. We cant wait to return.

KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wag you/Kobe beef the way it should be done. Highly recommended.

DO
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I had my first unpleasant dining experience today. I went for the business set lunch and everything was going well initially. My soup and salad came out fast and then it got to the main and things took a turn for worse.
I sat and waited too long for the salmon to come out and when it did it was cold. During this time, I watched ad my waiter catered to everyone he was assigned to. And never once coming by to check on me or the status of my food.
When I did get my food, it was dropped off and again I didn’t see the waiter again until 15 mins or so after receiving my cold salmon. I ate my food as was because no one came by to ask if everything was okay.
I had been coughing so when I first got seated and the waiter asked what I’d like to drink I asked for water no ice. The cup he brought me had food stains in it so I could t even drink the water and because barely came to check on me, I didn’t get a water refill nor was I offered a different cup because I was never afforded the opportunity to voice my thoughts.

This experiment is very shocking to me. I have always held the service here as a standard others could abide but after today... I am not sure. Truly disappointed.

A
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. When the manager comes over to ensure all is well and then carries a friendly conversation regarding your experience, the food, the dessert, coming back and more, it can’t get any better! This was oke is the best experiences I’ve had at a restaurant period! Try the tuna tartare and get the rice risotto! Wow!!!!! Thank you Monica!!

RS
Houston
189 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food in a wonderful restaurant. The service was exceptional tonight with service by Christine. Ty!

l
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner to celebrate husband's birthday. Mix of foods that were appreciated by all.

BL
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time there, we both ordered the Chef’s Choice. Super happy with that selection. The Brussels sprouts, pork belly, and Japanese Wagyu were second to none.

Wine has a crazy makeup there. I get a markup, but damn. Their opus was 3 times what retail price is, and other nice bottles around the same. Did not have Caymus.

Service was great, and the staff weren’t robots.

Overall very happy and will return.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and our server was very attentive. I will have to return the next time I’m in Houston.
Make sure you get the beef appetizer. Yum!

b
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Brandon was wonderful as were the managers. Very accommodating. Will be back

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal and a great time celebrating our daughter’s birthday. Chose the “Chef’s Selection” (which we highly recommend!) and every dish was amazing!!! One if our favorite restaurants!!

L
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful

RS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Too expensive for the quality received. Poor ambience.

J
Central Texas
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went on our anniversary. Food was delicious and service was outstanding.

S
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I’ve been to Roka several times and unfortunately this last visit was disappointing...not sure if I’ll be returning.

e
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great sushi & fabulous service!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roka is always a fantastic go-to for Sushi, Seafood and a unique Steak experience. Freddie was our waiter and he is incredible! He is knowledgable, attentive and has the best recommendations for the perfect Sake to pair with whatever you are eating. I highly recommend Roka for your next Sushi dinner!

KS
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The Restaurant gives you a very nice ambience, they present well, albeit it is expensive and you get very little for your money. when you spend $ 100 per person you need to feel that they give you value. when the sashimi is so thin that you can see holes in the peace's it's because they are stingy.