Roka Akor - Houston

4.8
788 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 788 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Anniversary dinner

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FoodieV
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and modern restaurant. Food was fresh and excellent! Service was great too. Definitely going back with friends. Not your usual sushi restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I always had a great experience with Roka Akor but one thing I wasn’t happy with is the host giving us a hard time sitting at the bar which another party was late for there reservation and we were early for our reservation at the bar she even tell us we can start order some drinks at hight top table and she will move us to the bar after 7-8 minutes if another party still late but after we were sitting at hight top for 8 minutes she still didn’t come to us tell us anything so the bartender was working hard for us went to the host 3 times she still confirmed another party is on the way which was late almost 30 minutes.
Finally after 27minutes later we got seated at the bar.
Thanks to our friends for helping.
You guys always kind and taking care of us.
See you guys soon at the bar.

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DMiller
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was exceptional thus making the great food and experience all that much better!!

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anitz99
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience celebrating my wedding anniversary at Roka Akor

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Magical
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience overall. Good food with a nice atmosphere, totally worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks!

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vipLBerry
Houston
55 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Roka! The Food, Service, Atmosphere are always spot on. It is a great place for everyone, as they have steaks, seafood, and sushi!
I highly recommend it!

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Katarina
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi and extra excellent service. Our favorite weekly restaurant!

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vipEatoutalot
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great to see service and food quality have sustained through COVID. Some of best fresh/raw fish preparation in town. Love the quality of the wagyu as well. Bravo

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for an early Sunday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered “decadent omakase” 6 course meal for two, chef choice and we also ordered wine pairings to compliment meal. All plates were delicious and cooked to perfection. Fresh sushi, buttery scallops, melt in ur mouth olive fed wagu steak and delicious desserts. It was an excellent experience. Looking forward to coming back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and quality of food was superb, as always!

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CourtneyD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fabulous, great food and atmosphere. Enjoyed our dinner and will definitely be returning.

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CalebA
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ate was outstanding and our server Jessica was also amazing. Great first experience and will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

If was amazing just overly priced.

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MattM
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing date night. We did the Decadent Omakase and highly recommend it. Everything was delicious.

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BrentS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable per usual. Thank you for making such a special evening even more special.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I can’t believe I’ve never been here. The food was amazing, the server was swamped, so I gave 4 instead of 5. My biggest issue was the tiny writhing on the menu and the lack of light to see it. But then again, the dim lighting was nice for conversation and ambiance. I’ll say this, I wouldn’t care of the service or ambiance was awful, I’m going back because of the food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jorge was wonderful. It was our first time. He suggested the omekazi. We had an excellent dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went for wife’s birthday and had a great time. Our waiter, David, gave us outstanding recommendations and was very attentive without being bothersome. We had crab legs and lamb chops which were both great, and to be honest the crab legs were the best we’ve ever had!

Only negative is that the seating areas differ greatly and you’ll have much deferent experiences depending or where you get seated. At first they sat us in a little both right across from where they were setting up the to-go orders and it was less than ideal. We asked to be moved to better seats which they did and it’s was a huge improvement! Also, go after sunset because it’s feels completely different during the daylight.

Our waiter was amazing, the food was great and we highly recommend going here!

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vipMJFtx
Houston
124 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was tasty and loved the set up. Service left a lot to be desired. Long periods of no attention despite a restaurant not even half full.

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vipHGOE
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always outstanding, much better than Nobu and at same level of Zuma. Rice pot with truffle always great, this time was not the best but still outstanding. David our server was courteous and very attentive.

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RebeccaD
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Roka to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary. This was our first time at a restaurant since March. The food and service never disappoints, but this time we were even more impressed by the attention to safety, cleanliness and social distancing. Maxine (Max) was an absolute gem. This was definitely worth the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I’ve been to Roka before having eaten the Omakase. There wasn’t a lot of bang for the bucks this time. I would put this on par with many nice sushi places but it’s not even on my top 5 anymore. Why would they service lamb chops on the Omakase and not let people select between another meat? All I was told was difference between the 2 Omakase’s was the meat selection was either American waygu vs Japanese! Nobody said lamb chops which was super gamey! Plenty of other places to eat with a cheaper price point.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I would definitely go back again.

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PeaceL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was simply delicious. Very nice atmosphere! I enjoyed having dinner. I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Best meal iv ever had! Can’t wait to rerun!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and service was top notch. We felt very safe as the restaurant is very clearly taking COVID safety measures very seriously.

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FredrickR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Ambiance could be more upscale. Valet attendant was rude and could not be bothered with servicing our car. In fact, he said " you really want Valet service?".. So we self parked and that was a big turn-off for a first impression.

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Shelbi
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place! Beautiful presentation of food and good drinks! We loved the ambience! Perfect for a date night!

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vipCyRNgourmandie
London
22 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Touch bright to the west end of the restaurant at 6PM.

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StewartZ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great experience at Roka Akor! Great food, cocktails, and service.

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Melodyanne1
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Roka a few times in the past but we went in August for our anniversary and everything was so amazing! Perfect actually. So we decided to bring our older kids there to try everything. It was again amazing. From the drinks to the Kobe steak to the toro. The toro was better for our anniversary but it was still very good when we brought the kids. Actually the filet was even better than the Kobe this time. Our son had the lamb and said it was also great! We will be back for sure! Thank you for another amazing experience!

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vipsm28185
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very good, but the service we received by David was what put this experience over the top. David could not have possibly been more helpful and friendly throughout our time in the restaurant. From constantly checking in on us to providing spot on suggestions about what to order, David was on top of it all. No one from our party had a lot of experience with nigiri and sashimi, but David managed to take our preferences and turn them into the perfect set of suggestions. Based on all of that, coupled with the quality of the food, I can confidently say we will be coming back (and hopefully get to dine with David again!).

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OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great and the restaurant has a great atmosphere. Food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently fantastic food, drinks and service! Always enjoy our dinners here. Highly recommend this place for a unique, high quality sushi/Japanese dinner.

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vipShitan
Mexico City
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo estuvo delicioso!!! El mejor restaurante japonés de Houston

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ShuneB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and everything was excellent!!!

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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 4.8 stars by 788 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.