Roka Akor - Oak Brook

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Roka Akor brings an innovative combination of contemporary Robata Japanese cuisine and stunning design to six locations across the U.S., including Scottsdale, San Francisco, Houston, Chicago, Skokie, and Oak Brook, 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 3:30PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 3:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Fri 3:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:45PM 9:30PM - 10:00PM
Sat 3:30PM - 5:45PM 9:30PM - 10:00PM

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New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food. Enjoyed the meal!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We dined at Roka Akor in Oak Brook on a week night for the first time. The restaurant was smaller than we expected. Small patio seating outside by the entrance overlooking the parking lot at the Oak Brook mall. Inside, the space was a little crowded with tables close to each other with some limited seating at the bar. The noise level was above average for an upscale Japanese steakhouse but wasn’t too loud that you couldn’t have a quiet conversation at your table. The service was great and our server was very helpful and knowledgeable. The food tasted really good and fresh. I was surprised, and pleased at the variety of dishes on the menu. There were plenty of steak, seafood and side dishes to choose from. It was a good experience and we had a good time at this restaurant.

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P
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Lee is very attentive and provided excellent service.

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AZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

The sushi was dry and had no flavor. The breaded shrimp was bland. Same breading was used for calamari. Disappointed in the ambiance not too comfortable. Steak was amazing. Drinks were terrible. Had a muddled rasberry and Prosecco cocktail totally disappointed. Asked for a Mojito was told they don’t make mojito because they don’t have mint. Overall it was ok probably will not revisit

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b
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lee is a top notch waiter. His service is outstanding and we are very happy to see him each time. In general, the staff works very hard to keep service smooth. The chefs make sure the food is consistently wonderful. Repeat favorites are: Spicy fried tofu, Edamame with sea salt, Crispy prawn and chirashi maki, Bone marrow (side), Japanese mushroom rice hot pot, Ube pot de creme

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JA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wide variety of menu. Delicious food and spectacular customer service.

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ID
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

nice restaurant with good service but the food are just too general, not good enough to the cost,

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C
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lee, our server was excellent. We chose to have the chef chose our courses. Every item was great & a fun experience.

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KF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We also would visit again. The food was good, some items tasted great, and the service was good with very friendly staff with smiles on their faces.

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DG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The tasting menu was excellent, heavily weighted on the seafood. Could use more meat. I explained I was allergic to nuts but was still served the beet salad with hazelnuts in it. Desserts were also excellent. Service was excellent. The ribeye selection was cooked medium well (no pink) which was too well done for my liking.

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KJ
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

I read the reviews that weren’t flattering, but gave this place a chance, as we had a generous dinning reward to use. Server was friendly but came across a bit pretentious. He was very attentive to our needs but then spoke to use as if we were new to dinning out. It was uncomfortable.
Wine was severely over priced. Can’t get a bottle for under $50 or a glass for under $10. We ordered the dumplings for an app, which were good.
We shared sushi rolls and a rib eye with brussel sprouts. The steak and vegetable were wonderful. The sushi was average. Lacked flavor.
Overall, it was a descent night, as we are 2 parents of young kids desperate to get out. But won’t return again and wouldn’t recommend. We spent way too much for a meal in which weren’t impressed with.

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TP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the modern wooden decor and ambiance. Very comfortable and fun vibe. Lovely, attentive servers. Fantastic sushi, and wonderful green tea custard dessert on the house for my husband's birthday. I have been for lunch before and wish their Ramen was on the dinner menu. Overall, yum!

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OT
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service is always warm and inviting. The Corn and Brussels Sprout appetizers are the absolute best. Patio seating was really enjoyable

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. They welcomed us with a free appetizer since we had never been there before. One of our dishes took a long time in coming so the waiter took it off our bill. We were celebrating a birthday and they brought out a free birthday dessert to share. Wonderful Restaurant. and Staff!

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GK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, fantastic service, favorite date night spot.

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

THe appetizers and sushi were very very good- and the server started out doing great- we had a later in the evening reservation- and things were going smoothly. we ordered drinks and apps and ate before deciding on dinner. when we started to look at dinner options- the bus boy came up and asked for the menus- we insisted we were going to order more- and wanted to keep them. we were allowed to have one.
the waiter came back- seeing if we needed drinks- and we decided to order. it was about 9:30-or so, and we understood. The food came out less then anticipated. The lamb was overcooked, the ribs had little sauce and were a bit undercooked- and the fish dish was rather smaller. it felt like the food was rushed- and that the staff was in a hurry to leave for the evening. Being in the industry I understand it- but for this level of food, the area we were located, and this level of the restaurant, I didn't expect it. we did give the kitchen a pass out of karma, but i would probably suggest going early- before 8:30- or if you come at 8:30- order everything at once or go for the tasting menu

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great appetizers and strip steak. Companions enjoyed the black cod. The mashed potatoes were more like a sauce or purée. The dessert was just okay combining chocolate, banana and green tea. Would go again.

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L
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For the second time in a row I've had Sam as a server. He really is the best. Covering everything from menu introduction to wine suggestions and knowing how to pace out our meals. We will absolutely return.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu was wonderful and all of the staff was attentive and extremely knowledgeable. Despite the high price point, it still felt like great value because of the variety and volume of different plates we could try. We left properly full and already wanting to come back with friends.

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i
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always everything was perfect. Never disappointed at Roka.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was more expensive than average yet underwhelming. The steaks were not great honestly, and the sushi was nothing to write home about either. Service was good, a bit bustling but they were busy so it’s understandable. Overall atmosphere was loud although it may have been because it was crowded. Decorations were nice. Overall, I don’t regret trying this place but I don’t think we will be returning.

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t
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hard to say what was more fabulous-the food, the cocktails, or the service, Chris was a fantastic waiter-super friendly and knowledgeable. Roka Akor ROCKS!

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JR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good for groups. Salmon avovado roll ok, as was the fried squid. Black Cod, Japanese fried chicken, Hamachi rolls, brussel sprouts were great. Service was very good and good ambiance, a little loud but not as loud as other restaurants in the area.

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SM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A bit pricey, but highly recommend! A bit of the big city vibe in the Subs! The super yummy NY strip w/ truffle mayo was outstanding! The robata scallops & robata pork belly were great too. The crispy spicy tuna, hamachi, crispy squid, beef gyoza dumplings & chocolate cake were also good. I would pass on the tempura shrimp though (small & super greasy).

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C
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing as always! The level of service & attention not up to par as the Chicago location. Overall, great place.

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JG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation at 8:15pm, checked in at 7:52, confirmed with the host to get us when the table is ready. Somehow, by 8:30 we still were not contacted. I went to the host and she seemed to have forgotten. The manager and waiter were apologetic and made kind gestures to make up for the mistake. Food is always excellent and service from inside the restaurant also, outstanding. As the for the hostess part, additional training maybe necessary.

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a
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

this roka location is our favorite. its got its ups and downs. on this particular day, it took almost an hour for the food to be served and it was not very warm anymore. but the taste is always great.

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S
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Went when they opened and everything was delicious! My lychee martini was fabulous, sushi was excellent. However, last night, my lychee martini didn’t even taste like my first visit and all sushi tasted alike. Things have definitely changed. Unfortunate.

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OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere! Celebrated my.birthday with dear friends, and we had a great time.

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SG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very expensive but i did not feel that the food nor services measures up to the pricing

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E
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic. Paully was attentive and answered questions about the menu. Cocktails were wonderful. I can’t wait to go back.

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w
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The signature maki rolls were delicious. The chef’s choice sashimi was wonderful and beautiful. I will definitely come again.

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SR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Been there many times before but it keeps getting worse and worse I’ll never go back terrible Sushi and the soft shell crab supposedly in season was spoiled!! And way overpriced too!!

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D
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall the experience was great. Our server Sam was very attentive and was very good about suggestions. The only issue was being seated by a large loud group which is no fault of the restaurant but the last thing you want on a quiet relaxing evening away from your toddler is a loud group of overgrown toddlers.

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C
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an awesome experience all around. From the food to the drinks to the service it was outstanding.

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DM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, great food, great venue

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience as always. Ordered the dessert platter for a birthday, did not disappoint.

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MB
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great and over the top, but I love the service. The waiter knows my name, remembers stuff about my order, and the chef's are very friendly. It's the difference between being a friend and just a customer.

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L
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a lovely ladies lunch with my Ma recently. She was beyond thrilled at the level of service, the food and most of all the wine suggestion made by our server. We had a wonderful time.

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