Roka Akor - Old Orchard

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$31 to $50
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ROKA AKOR brings an unparalleled combination of thoughtful design and contemporary Robata Japanese cuisine to four locations across the U.S., including Scottsdale, AZ, San Francisco, and Chicago and Skokie, IL. Roka Akor’s menu changes seasonally, including a rotating selection of prime-cut steaks, seafood, and vegetables with Japanese-inspired marinades and sauces, along with sushi and sashimi. The restaurant’s design features a centrally located robata grill that provides the heart of the visual experience, surrounded by contemporary 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 11:30AM - 12:00PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 2:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 2:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM
Sat 9:00PM - 10:30PM

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Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I had a reservation which they showed as cancelled. The restaurant had a fishy smell when entering. I told the hostess that I had a reservation for 4, the restaurant was almost empty but she could not find us when our guests arrived. The ribs were undercooked and barely warm. The vegetables were served after all the other courses and I had to ask if they were coming at all. The waiter was snippy. I have had good experiences at the Arizona restaurant but this Skokie experience was embarrassing.

A
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brian is the best!

BC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I loved the lunch menu. Delicious food. Attractively plated.

SB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. Waiter was very friendly and knowledgable about the menu. Gladly accommodated our requests to serve sauces on the side, etc. Would definitely return.

p
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

They have a wide range of sake and sushi options. The prices are a bit expensive, however. There are a few good "value options" on the menu, but one has to hunt for them in order to get a good value for the price.

KG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything fabulous, a bit pricey, but delicious. Drink prices ridiculous. $24 for 6 oz glass of wine, skip the wine, enjoy the food.

OT
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decidimos tener una cena especial de despedida dejando a nuestro hijo en su universidad.
Hemos comido delicioso!!! Las presentaciones y los sabores de los platos fueron de nuestro completo agrado!
De seguro volveremos.

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DH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always delicious with great tea and interesting drinks

OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roka is always amazing with great service and phenomenal food!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great everything, Brian was great like he always is

VQ
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were a bit disappointed by the food. The green salad was bit flavorless even though it had many different vegetables, avocado and soy cheese. The shishito peppers ere uneventful too. The rose wine was excellent.

F
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Need to eliminate flies from outdoor seating area. A big distraction from an otherwise pleasant dining experience.

t
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing. Completely steered us in a great direction which ultimately got us more food for less money and had a great lunch with a friend.

E
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was great! Food was great! Seat was great!

r
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, our experience was amazing, seated in Brian’s section. He is the best!

JW
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

We loved the food and the service was nice. But the restaurant is a little dirty for the price you are paying, it's not very comfortable... I guess because it's connected to a mall?

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The food was way overpriced, the place was half full and the service was confused and confusing.

l
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was slow and there were a lot of flies in the restaurant.

AV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

What didn’t go wrong. I had high expectation for this meal as many of my friends have dined here and enjoyed their meal. We ordered several appetizers and they all arrived at the same exact time. The wagyu dumplings and yellowtail appretizers were flavorless. The sushi was good, nothing mind blowing and our server spilled my soy sauce dish on the table which leaked through directly onto my leg. She didn’t even notice and it was a big mess. Didn’t say anything. At that point I was done and didn’t want to order more food and promptly asked for the check.

EN
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the premium omakase dinner and it was delicious. A lot of variety and diverse flavors. The sushi was outstanding but not enough so I’m planning to return just for sushi in a few days.

FK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great dinner.

L
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant provided the most extraordinary service I've had in years. They obviously watched our table closely, and brought various condiments and other items before we realized we wanted them. When we advised them of an allergy, they mentioned that one of the dishes we were considering ordering had the item. They kept our water classes filled. They were completely on top of everything, and exceptionally pro-active. The food and ambience were also excellent, but the service was simply incredible.

OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for lunch! Service was attentive

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. They are always eager to please and are ready to adapt if necessary.

AV
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just wish they had more options on the menu, seems a little small and pricey. Was delicious, but I always get the same thing since there aren't a lot of options.

EC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food overall was extremely good and worth the price! Sad we ordered the Alaskan King Crab but they were out. Got the lobster instead which is a little pricier, but still very good!

AR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Limited but good upscale everyday Sushi choices. Consistently good service and most dishes are reasonably priced. Limited cocktail and drinks menu. Good outdoor seating. Could use more creativity in their sushi and sashimi choices

AL
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent, as usual.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Enjoyable time. The deluxe omakaze at $98 was good value on sale. Wouldn't get for $128. Would have been better with a wine pairing option and more sushi/sashimi.

CR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food with great service ! We could not ask for anything more. Definitely would go again for dinner.

s
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and cocktails. A bit pricey

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our main course, but the dessert was disappointing. The molten lava chocolate cake was lukewarm at best and store quality in flavor. Did not match the flavor of the similar dessert at the downtown location, despite the waiters assurance.

BG
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Restaurant appeared to be understaffed for the evening. Everyone was pitching in, but the time to be served was excessive. Long delays detract from the experience.

r
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. We’re regulars because we enjoy the atmosphere, drinks and food. We always sit in Brian’s section. He’s taken the time to know us which makes the dining experience the best. We love the salad, teriyaki salmon and the most delicious hot pot with rice and mushrooms. Chocolate lava cake and assorted ice cream flavors are delicious. Round out your meal with a great cappuccino. Highly recommend this location.

OT
Chicago
132 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great sake selection and quality service from Brian. Terrific meal.

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommend black cod and lamb chop

EK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is always amazing! Server was a little forgetful- he brought soup twice. He was good otherwise.

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

Absolutely amazing! We celebrated a birthday when we were there and it couldn't have gone better. The service, ambiance, food, and dessert were impeccable. We can't wait to return!

SL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great rib eye entre and lychee martini
Would go back again

S
New York Area
339 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a lovely (inexpensive!) lunch. the food was fantastic and it was serene and lovely.

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