Roka Akor - Houston

4.8
816 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 816 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
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 2 days ago
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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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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TammyN
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love sushi like I do, you need to check out this place!!! I always get the foie gras with otoro to end with & it is like heaven in your mouth! The servers and waiters are always so nice & love to give you the best experience! Definitely my favorite sushi restaurant in Houston!

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KentV
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic as usual. This place never disappoints, we always celebrate here and we always have a wonderful time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Zealand
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was super! Server Nick was annoying with zero empathy for atmosphere. Permanently interrupted the conversation with me and my husband

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and my son had a nice birthday celebration.

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viphoustonfoodie
Houston
402 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, people at adjoining table were too loud and boisterous for my comfort.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Anniversary dinner

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FoodieV
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
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
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
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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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My husband and I made reservations at Roma Akor for our date night after looking for a nice restaurant in town with a chef’s tasting option. The overall experience was good but I don’t think it lived up to our expectations. The food was good but not exceptional which for the price it should have been and the website listed the dress code as much more elegant than it was, my husband and I both felt pretty overdressed when a family walked in with their kids in sweat pants.

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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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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
8 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
6 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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Roka Akor - Houston is rated 4.8 stars by 816 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.