Roka Akor - Oak Brook

4.6
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614 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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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Join us and Celebrate Love with a special tasting menu featuring Sushi, Steak and Seafood, our full a la carte dinner menu, drinks features and more. We will be featuring our specials all weekend long.

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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 - 9:45PM
Fri 3:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:45PM 8:45PM - 10:15PM
Sat 3:30PM - 5:45PM 8:45PM - 10:15PM

What 614 People Are Saying
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NR
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Black Cod is the best - Chicago Restaurant Week tasting menu was awesome! The counter is a perfect spot to dine for a couple.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful addition to Chicago restaurant week!

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I'm a bit torn writing this review. The food was really good - the service was horrible. We were completely ignored the entire evening, had to constantly remind the staff that we were still waiting. - 20 minutes to get a Coke? We saw our waiter a total of three time. Once when we ordered, once when he brought us silverware, and then when he brought the bill. The GM stopped by the table two tables next us and was fawning over them while us and the table next to us were lucky to get our food. The couple at the table next to us had their entrees' brought out at different times (10 minutes in between) and then 1o minutes later their side dish arrived and they ordered a drink that never came. We just had to laugh. We were given the excuse that it was busy. I guess it wasn't busy for the table two down from us who got their food pronto. When we left we walked right past the GM and he looked through me like I was a ghost - maybe I am? If I'm going to spend more than $100 for a dinner for 2 I would expect better service than TGI Friday's.

D
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed and hip. A deep chill out vibe with a pleasant contrast of delicious and lively food. BTW, our waiter, Lee, was amazing!

r
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, superior service.
My bride and I had the Wagyu flight, “it’s like butter”

s
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We dined at Roka to celebrate our son’s birthday. Our waiter (PM Bartender) provided us with exceptional service and took the time to discuss the menu selections and make entree recommendations. The sushi was excellent and the entrees were good as well. We would definitely return and try the lunch menu based on the information our waiter provided us. Overall it was an enjoyable dining experience for our party of 6 celebrating our son’s birthday.

FM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was excellent, even though the waiter forgot to place one of the orders.

KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roka Akor is fantastic. We came by here for lunch and ordered the sirloin and lamb chops. The sirloin was cooked to a perfect medium rare and was served with an interesting soy butter/mushroom combo. On top of that, the service was impeccable. Our server, Carmen, was knowledgeable and helpful with guiding us through the menu and meal. Can't wait to come back!

R
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food at Roka Akor is second to none as long as you are open to try new, original foods and combinations. Sushi is outstanding, steaks are delicious. Ate here 3 dinners in a row during my last business trip and still want to go back to try something else on the menu I haven't ordered yet. Highly recommend and if you are a tea drinker then you must have their Jasmine tea blend.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic!!!

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal. The food and staff were perfect.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service.

SK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you For making my sisters birthday special! They pay great attention to detail and the service and food were 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼. Highly recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and it made the going away dinner perfect!

BG
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt was a great server explaining menu and ingredients. Sushi was so fresh. Chicken was so tender. Wine list was large and excellent choices. We will be back

AC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and Andrea - our server - was so knowledgeable and made wonderful recommendations. Highly recommended!

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was on top if everything. Food was delicious. GreT experience

BJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday lunch was perfect in every way.! Food was delish and our server was excellent. I love this place.

UW
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

NYE, we sat at the bar. We had cocktails and dinner. Steve is the best bartender/waiter.

CL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated NYE at Roka Akor! My friends had never dined there. They just loved it

F
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

They were very busy. And have eaten here and downtime many times.

Service was really spotty. Entrees came out 15 min apart and sides after. Hot food was barely warm. Overall, overpriced for the food, service and attention to experience.

d
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

BB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very pricey for what you get. Small portions. Not as good as I remember it was in the past!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Great recommendations! I think our servers name was Matt

VV
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I meet here for lunch. Their service is usually friendly and expedient. This was the first time we dined to celebrate a special occasion. We are grateful for the attentive service and for helping to make our brother's birthday all the more special. Also, we were pleasantly surprised to find ube as a dessert selection. Brought back so many childhood memories. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

MH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely dinner on Christmas Eve. The spicy tuna and salmon avocado rolls were outstanding. Glazed pork ribs and salmon were also outstanding. Roka Fashioned and Lychee Martini were very well mixed too. The outer seating area was the only slightly less than perfect aspect of the evening -- just a little crowded in that area, and the can light was way too bright in one of the seats, but overall, a great place and we will be back.

f
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Love the food and service was stellar.

b
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, and consistent too ! Nice choice on the menu and plenty of options. Food is very well cooked and presented. Portions are on the small side, which is OK with us !!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good experience.

HR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Food is always great. Restaurant seemed overwhelmed, bar was backed up, service was off. It’s better to come earlier.

j
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I was very disappointed overall with the food and experience. Highly recommend waygu beef dumplings had no flavor at all. Hanachi sushi had almost no fish in it except for 2 end pieces. Had a very strong mayonnaise flavor? Filet was pretty good, but such large pieces it was hard to eat. "Prime" ribeye was chewy and also large chunks. Spicy edamame was good. Service for those prices was unimpressive having to ask more then once for things and some dishes basically tossed in the table. Roka is way too expensive for the quality of food and service. Sitting in the bar at the back table was freezing and other customers at the bar were complaining about service as well.

D
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Sam did an amazing job of hosting our dinner and the food was spectacular

H
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and ambiance great! Dessert was also tasty!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Very good! Food was delicious

MC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The drinks were much too expensive for what they were... the food was good but a bit pricey for this place. The service was great but there was a lot of confusion when trying to use my Open Table rewards card and now I had to spend a lot of time retracing to get my $25 back! I may or may not go to this place in the near future... it was good but a bit too much $ for what it was.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews