Roka Akor - Houston

4.7
554 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

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Houston
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Food was good. Def recommend the Alaskan Crab dish and the Tempura Tofu. The rose cucumber lemonade is AMAZING!!

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y
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing food, drinks and service. ill be back

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m
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely amazing!!!! Staff was so accommodating and really added to the experience!

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Austin
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my top five meals ever. We did the omakase for $128 per person. It sounds steep, but after having it, I’d probably pay double for it again. It had sushi galore, king crab legs, amazing waygu beef and more. It’s a must stop next time I’m in Houston.

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CC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was amazing food was ok

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CF
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friends in town

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We ordered from the menu provided by the waitress. Waitress came back to inform that they did no longer have 3 of our choices. We changed our order. The hostess later approached to tell us that what we ordered was available only for dinner - the menu did not indicate anything to that regard and neither did the waitress. One order of chicken took a loooong time to arrive and it did not taste good. The hostess sent two appetizers on the house, but that still did not make our experience a good one. We had to get up twice to get utensils ourselves and to take the bill back with the credit card because no one would approach the table. The place was dead at 2pm. Will never go back.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh fish, beautiful presentation and friendly and attentive wait staff.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great!!!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food!

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1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time visiting this restaurant. Ambiance, quality of food, service, price were all 5 stars! The complimentary champagne and dessert were a great way to start off my birthday weekend!

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LB
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places in Houston. The whole experience is always top notch. The food is so good and the service is spot on. If you like a cocktail I highly recommend starting at the bar, they are truly talented in making great drinks!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Fred is a great host, and recommend some incredible drinks.

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DR
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Increíble place, increíble food and great ambience. The staff is very good

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MF
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son’s 21st Birthday. Food and service were excellent!

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MP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience- I especially loved the chili martini and corn on cob!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Be prepared to spend some money, but the food was incredible. My husband and I went for our anniversary and ordered the chef's choice 6 course meal. It was small portions, but PLENTY of food by the end. The Spanish Mackerel was the best nigiri!

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R
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been looking for an excuse to take the trek across town to try it out. Even with horrible Houston traffic, it was well-worth the drive. Our server Jessica was fantastic. We have a couple of dietary restrictions, and she worked with us to insure we had no issues with any of the menu items.

We are adventurous eaters, as well as our 3 young girls. We sampled 6 different appetizers and they were all delicious. We had both the tuna and steak Tataki, Uni Chicharrones, Robata Grilled Octopus, Lobster and Shrimp Dumplings and Crispy Squid.

Our dinner was a mix of sushi and steak. I had the Prime Ribeye and my youngest had the Wagyu flat iron. They were both outstanding. I don't remember all the sushi choices, but they were all well above par.

We plan to come back again, possibly with some other couples and share our new-found love of Roka Akor.

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TC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasent and accommodating service. With great care in the guest experience. The food was a delight for the senses

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G
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is fresh and unique. Great food and service.

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

This was my husband’s 60th birthday and it was a party of 4. I am not a sushi person but the rest of our party is and they are still raving about all the dishes we were served. Maxine was awesome and so helpful and most of all fun! Will go back again soon.

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U
Houston
80 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was very good. Had to take off some points for delay/long pause in the middle omakase service because the sushi chefs were overwhelmed by a very busy night. Also part of the omakase included the raw bonito fish which was too fishy and chewy. I wish they had served some uni instead (which is commonly served in their original shells in other restaurants’ omakase we’ve experienced).

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TG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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F
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal

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FA
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed food, wine, and friendly waiters. The room is superb and noise not as bas as in other Houston restaurants. Sushis are made of first quality seafood, black cod is outstanding, and dai ginjo sake excellent. The bottle of Kistler was a good match to the food. The price tag was not cheap but not unreasonable.

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HW
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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C
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Manager, Monica, was fabulous. She was incredibly attentive and went to great lengths to ensure everything was perfect for our meal. All other staff were also great. It was a great meal served by and supported by a great all around staff and management team.

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RL
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First off, we were running late to our reservation and the friendly hostess reassured me it wasn’t an issue and changed our reservation time to accommodate our group. Second, the food was absolutely divine. Last but certainly not least, our server Jorge, was fantastic. He was welcoming, helpful, and treated us to a glass of champagne to celebrate the bride to be. I will absolutely be returning to Roka Akor in the near future.

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RS
Houston
175 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and excellent service. The snake river filet was amazing. Thanks, Ricky!

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

Went for a date night. The food was excellent but over priced. My wife and I each had 1 drink and dinner left full but not overly. Total bill was around $300.

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h
Houston
383 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service, well worth several return visits!

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P
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fantastic! beautiful presentations. Our server Adam was top notch. Monica, manager, makes certain every detail is perfect to enhance your dining experience. Great neighbourhood find.

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C
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good restaurant with good food and a big menu. From my perspective the food is overpriced. Some of the portions are rather homeopathic and cost more than $20. A great experience in general but very expensive.

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r
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Relaxing with great service. Shouts out to John our waiter.

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RA
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second time visiting and it did not disappoint. Very clean, trendy spot with great service, and an excellent menu. Be prepared to spend a pretty penny, but definitely worth it! The pictures in my review are self explanatory. The food looks amazing and it tastes 100x better. We started with the grilled pork belly. It was so fatty and flavorful. We had the chef choice- sashimi next. This is where the chef chooses the fish to serve. We have 7 different types of fish. Each extremely fresh. We followed up with both the soft shell crab maki and the hamachi. The flavors excellent. We also had the A5/10 Japanese Wagyu Beef Gunkan. It was amazing. So flavorful. OMG. We will visit again. Highly recommended if you are willing to try new things!

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RK
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience and service was excellent! Tried Roka Mule which was yummy. Sushi tasted great.

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There service was outstanding! We went to celebrate our anniversary and I’m glad that we choice to go to Roka. Very knowledge on menu and drinks. Great atmosphere and music. Definitely going back.

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D
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding. Very diverse menu with unique items. Pricey.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing

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San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef tasting menu for two was a culinary experience that was memorable for my wife’s birthday! We left the restaurant full and happy with the variety of food from the restaurant. Service was great and the caliber of food was excellent.

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