Roka Akor - Oak Brook

4.7
1005 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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vipMargieR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lamb chops were amazing!

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ALEXISR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wagyu was amazing! My fiancé really enjoyed her steak and sushi as well. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience2

When we actually got our food it was good, but the service was horrible - 1.5 hours to get main course.

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MeganD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server Tim was super informative and knew the menu like he was the chef. The food was excellent and the tasting menu was very fulfilling. We will deff be back!

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vipJeffreyR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roka is our favorite restaurant. The food is cooked to perfection. Always rare treats are to be found. Our waiter is always attentive and enthusiatically fun.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipSab640
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! I recommend a 3oz Waygu to share (up to 3 people). It’s so rich, so delicious, it’s a special treat for everyone.

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vipCrystalL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love bringing people to this location! The food is top notch and the ambience is casual and comfortable! One of my all-time lunch favorite restaurants.

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vipJulieF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!

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MaryZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service
Food was good
Very nice presentation

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TGSPartsUnknown
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is fantastic. The best dining experience that we have ever had. The freshness of the fish was outstanding. Our hostess, Brie, was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. She guided us along and gave us information on the subtle flavors of each course. We highly recommend Roka Akor.

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KristenS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!!!! Everything was so delicious and all of the stuff was extremely attentive!!! We’ll definitely return sometime soon!!!!!! 😄

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MariaB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was simply amazing! However, our server was awful, very inattentive. When I asked for Sake, he brought the most expensive bottle. I thought $40 for five ounces of Sake was ridiculous. Our server never came to check on us after our meal was delivered. It felt like we were a terrible inconvenience for him. We had to ask another person for the check. Server just never bothered with us and since it was my birthday and we were celebrating, it took the shine off my special day.

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happyhappy
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and phenomenal food. The chef's tasting menu was superb. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very high quality food. Unfortunately its priced accordingly, but still well worth it

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AngelG
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Such a great new experience. Definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Front desk ladies should have better customer service skills.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing experience!

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DiscriminatingEater
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was fabulous!

Started with the Beef Tataki (ended up ordering a second because it was so delicious) and Yellowtail Sashimi. Then had Tuna Sashimi and Snake River Farms American Wagyu Sirloin with Bone Marrow, Truffle Aioli. Finished with a dessert sampler.

We will definitely be back to sample more of Roka's cuisine!

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vipgourmandAsh
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The seating was prompt, the food was good, the ambience was a bit noisy. The menu was not exhaustive and the omakase menu option was not very clear. The attentive service deteriorated a bit as the place grew more crowded.

The mushroom pot dish was saltier than expected. Maybe offer a low salt option?

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vipDanielV
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great business dinner.
Our Server was wonderful

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite sushi place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim and Kelsey are always amazing!!!

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BarbKay
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've only been to Roka Akor once before years ago in the city, so I was happy to know that there was one in the western suburbs. We made reservations on Open Table, since its was a Friday night. Upon arrival we were greeted by a beautifully dressed hostess who helped us choose a table in the outdoor patio. Passing though the restaurant, multiple staff continued to greet us "Welcome in!" The overall ambiance beams with an upscale feel. Our server attended our table soon after we were seated. We decided to order a few drinks and a spread of small plates to share, for a lighter meal. We had the Japanese fried chicken, Hamachi roll, fried squid, Wagyu beef and kimchi dumplings, diver sea scallops, and a bowl of edamame. All were absolutely delicious. The spicy sauce paired with the fried squid and the chicken was very tasty. Hamachi roll was extremely fresh, melted in my mouth. The sea scallops were cooked to perfection and were presented very warm. My absolute favorite though were the Wagyu beef and kimchi dumplings. Lots of attention to detail with flavor pairings and presentation. The manager even visited our table to see if we were happy. Overall a beautiful experience and will definitely be back again. I highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful place, there's not a doubt in my mind we will be back. You get what you pay for, as they say!

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Faith12
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was terrible. cold, salty and sub par to say the least. Someone needs to go to the kitchen and steal the salt shaker. My Rib eye steak was cold and salty and definitely not worth the 40 dollars. I should’ve got paid to go there instead of me paying them.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service. We would definitely go back!

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Edward
New England
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly delicious all around, especially the Wagyu. Not something we could afford to eat every day, but truly an experience to remember.

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Luis
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very tasty and pretty food. Service a lil slow probably due to Covid19 situation .

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SamanthaP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and fresh! I can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was outstanding - went to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday and wanted to do something special for him (other than going to a steakhouse). We did the tasting menu and it was absolutely perfect - didn’t have to decide on the food, everything was delicious, courses were perfectly prepared & timed out, and we got to try a solid portion of the menu. Our server was knowledgeable, funny, attentive (I wish I remembered his name - I would request him again!) If you are looking for upscale, authentic Japanese in the suburbs, definitely try this spot. Highly recommend!

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KevinB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday party

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Roka!!! Every time I go the food and service are consistently on point. I special ordered a grilled veggie roll and it was amazing. We loved the beet salad, edamame and beef appetizers. Cocktails are amazing. Always one of my favorites!!

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FrankS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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EuniceS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice! Best birthday dinner that I've had in a while!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The staff were very efficient & friendly. Our server went above and beyond to make sure our party of 14 always had what we asked for or needed.

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JMabi
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love coming to Roka Akor. The food is always excellent and their service is attentive and just right. We sat in the bar area this visit because the main restaurant was full. We enjoyed the music and atmosphere, good for a casual date.

Favorite food picks: scallop appetizer, American Wagyu with the bone marrow, mushroom risotto with the shaved truffle, king crab entrée, and sashimi.

If you're hungry and willing to try a bit of everything, go for the omakase!

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vipKandaceB
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding as always.

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HadilS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great. Service was kind of slow. Assuming under staffed like everywhere else.

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vipSab640
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent as usual! I do feel that they may be a little under staffed. We had a great waiter, but he had a lot of tables to cover so service was slightly slow.

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You can order delivery directly from Roka Akor - Oak Brook using the Order Online button. Roka Akor - Oak Brook also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Roka Akor - Oak Brook also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (630) 634-7652.

Roka Akor - Oak Brook is rated 4.7 stars by 1005 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.