Roka Akor - Houston

4.7
1042 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 1042 people are saying
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JennyW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and service good. Valet a little erratic but all else was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sky was unbelievable, honestly the best waitress we’ve ever experienced. Well versed in the food and drink menu, sociable and just an absolute delight. Only thing we didn’t enjoy was the two TVs distracting us with a Cowboys game but once we informed Sky she instantly handled it and turned them off. Again she was the true highlight of the night. Well maybe the wagyu then her lol.

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BruceS
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do the chef's tasting and order the crab, it was amazing!

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HaiP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice place to dine. Open kitchen and good place to dine

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christine was amazing!!! They had a lobster special that was amazing. Also had the NY strip and some apps. Highly recommend for a date night

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vipNanette
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable all around. From the minute we walked in to when we left. Service, food- excellent

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ChrisE
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The food was expensive but not great especially the wagyu. I had better regular steak that didn't cost me 50 dollars for a small piece. We had very high hopes but they were not met. The 9 dollar 1/3 piece of corn was great but 9 dollars is excessive for a grilled 50 cent piece of corn.

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Tony
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omakase menu was absolutely worth it. Wonderful service and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving with family

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a good experience. Good was exceptional and i HIGHLY recommend the Korean Lamb chops. I will be gong there again. 👍🏾

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Kirt
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!! Was there for a business dinner and everything from the bar to table was great.

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NinuV
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've had... every item of the omakase was excellent.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, great service, beautiful restaurant. Fantastic spot for a date night or special occasion.

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JacekTx
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I've eaten in my whole life. And the cocktails are breathtaking.

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vipRaphealSienteSe
Houston
238 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service.

But we miss Ricky!

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SamuelG
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and seriously great food. We went for a date night and it was all excellent!

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AlanB
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sushi in town. Nice ambience and great service

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CesarG
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food, I mentioned we were celebrating my daughters birthday and all staff was very kind including champagned toast and dessert on the house

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vipBenjaminC
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Dining experience. I forget why we don’t go here more….

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Skh8282
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with a special
Treat since we marked it was a special occasion. Great ambience, not crowded and very pretty outdoor area with heaters

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vipDanMan
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Service and food was D-lish!!!!

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MrChris
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was ok. We will go back but not have multiple drinks. The cocktails we average not worth 18$. The wine tasted like it had been opened too long. But all in all our experience was good. We will try some different dishes and see. The sushi was the best though!

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vipReingardM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, one of the good sushi places in this town in very nice modern ambience.

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TrinaC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was me and my fiancé’s first time here. We were celebrating her birthday. The food was absolutely amazing! I definitely recommend the lobster and shrimp dumplings as an appetizer. I had the NY steak with asparagus and my fiancé had the wagu flat iron with mushrooms Absolutely delicious!!! Please please please try the Brussels sprouts. They’re bug enough to order as an appetizer.The service was impeccable. And the ambiance was just right! We will definitely be returning

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Leona
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service was not that good.

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DavidW
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service here are second to none. Staffs knowledge of the food & drinks is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to Roka for a friends birthday everything I ate was amazing. Loved the drinks, lobster miso soup, waygu rolls were great and the lamb was everything.

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vipFoodboy
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality, creative food in a beautifully designed and decorated restaurant. There are several tables and banquets in the far if you want a more lively atmosphere. The servers are very friendly and well trained. I highly recommend Roka Akor over other inner loop sushi restaurants.

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vipChicagoTransplant
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing, our whole table did the Omekase six course menu and we had a few other appetizers as well. But we had a really (really) slow start to our evening in terms of service and drinks. Fortunately, a FOH manager noticed I was looking for our server and after that we were golden. It is very expensive (it was the most expensive meal we’ve ever had in Houston), but the quality of the food and its preparation showed why.

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Spurs2015
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service !

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a GNO here! And had a great time. Fun drinks, great food, even better Company.

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BretB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Will definitely be back

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Travis
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was super good for a date night! Service was amazing and food was delicious!

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vipKedelman2
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was off the charts delicious. Great service. Only complaint was the cocktails and bar service. None of our drinks were made as requested. We should have sent them back but didn't want to seem negative on what was a celebratory night for our dinner group.

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vipElizabethH
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at a hightop in the bar area for dinner last night. Was nice but a little loud and the tables are pretty close to each other. But the food was fantastic as always .

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The restaurant provides great dishes with solid service. My issue with this restaurant is that i think it’s relatively overpriced for what you get. The markup on drinks and dishes is a bit crazy for the amount. The veggies we consumed family style were really good and in a appropriate quantity. The wagyu wontons were definitely great but I would have been fine with a pork wonton (that tastes fairly similar) at a lower price. I rate this restaurant a 4/5 because I would say you could go to RA or similar for less money; same quality, and same/more quantity. I would recommend others to come to this restaurant on a happy hour or something that makes the pricing more bearable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was my 1st visit. Parking was a pain! There was 1.valet person and he was helping someone else out so qe did not see him until aftwr we drove around looking tmfor parking. There is also contruction going on in the parking structure.

Food wise:
High quality sashimi, wagyu and cod. We like the apps we had. I would have liked a littlw more heat in spicy options.

Service: promopt and friendly.

We will go back

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vipWilliam
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible and condescending service. Sub par food. Overpriced for value received.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courteous staffs, nice ambience, delicious foods and a trip for the olfactory experience

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omakase was spectacular

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You can order delivery directly from Roka Akor - Houston using the Order Online button. Roka Akor - Houston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 622-1774.

Roka Akor - Houston is rated 4.7 stars by 1042 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.