Roka Akor - Old Orchard

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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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OT
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. The sushi was fresh, the appetizers we ordered were delicious and the steak was very flavorful

OT
Chicago
149 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and service (Brian does a great job). Ube dessert should never leave the menu.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

I received my entree after my partner had finished his, with no explanation or apology..

TF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The delicious food and our Server, Root, were the highlights of this meal.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and good service

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really great meal, with great value due to the restaurant month Prix fixe menu. The service was on par and we needed more room to finish the food!

W
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roka is fantastic at all levels. It is my favorite standard and has been for awhile now.

j
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner service for our party with the Omakase tasting dinner. Multiple courses all beautifully presented. One of our party had to avoid shellfish and the chefs and wait staff was most accommodating. Highly recommend

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine’s Day. We had to wait a little because they over booked. Aside from that the food was amazing.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor sushi. Long wait. Patio setting was cold.

J
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was fabulous. The server Jovo was great, went out of his way to make sure everything was perfect. Very good cocktails.

C
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately there was a loud talker at a close table. Everyone was complaining but nobody told him how obnoxious and drunk he was.
Otherwise great and not the restaurants fault.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Was hoping for more. That kind of money you would at least expect an explanation of what you are eating. Got the Omakase Decadent and it was not worth it.

Best dish - mushroom bowl
The rest - fair
Service - Exceptional.

Left Disappointed.

r
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great wine, and outstanding, fast service. After being served, we were able to enjoy a fine meal, and each other. without being rushed or disturbed.

M
Chicago
193 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Asian food and our server Lee was great!

AB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overpriced wine list...food was just ok. Will not go back.

e
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We used to come to Roka regularly. It is not nearly as good as it used to be. The dumplings are still great. That was it. The rest of the food was fine. Not running back.

KG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our server was wonderful! A terrific dining experience.

DC
Chicago
389 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Absolutely delicious. The best service by Dan.

S
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

I went in on a weekend, they ran out of several steaks which was very disappointing for a steakhouse. Waitress was very unhelpful.

IC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My wife and I have eaten at Roka Akor several times. Unfortunately our most recent experience wasn't as good as previous ones. Our server wasn't particularly attentive, leaving us waiting to order our main courses for perhaps twenty minutes. When the food came, the presentation was nice but the flavors weren't particularly compelling. The Brussels sprouts were the exception, being just as delicious as they always are. My business colleague from Hong Kong and his wife were with us and I was somewhat embarrassed by the less than inspired flavors. They're world travelers and expected more I think, based on our assurances that the food would be good.

Compared to most restaurants Roka Akor still comes out ahead. But for the price, some of the dishes don't really stack up. Maybe we caught the chef on a bad night? I still love the ambience!

TC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing experience! We ordered the chefs tasting and wow! Lots of amazing food for an excellent price!! We will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a great night overall it was my wife’s birthday the meal courses were outstanding very tasty this is my new favorite place to come and celebrate special occasions. I’ll definitely be recommending this place to family and friends.

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Selection of food is quite poor compared to traditional sushi restuarants.
The quality and preparation of the food is horrible. For instance:
Miso Soup had a sour taste.
Salad with ginger dressing had relatively no ginger-like taste.
Dumplings with Beef were extremely acidic.
Rolls were firm, very dry, and simply did not taste fresh.
Pricing is extremely high for this quality.
Clearly, you're simply paying for the stylish decor and location.

MY
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great lunch value. Salad — miso soup-5 tiger shrimp tempura. The tempera was a little greasy,

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience here, we will be back! The NYE 5 course special was absolutely amazing!! One of the best meals I have ever had!

RA
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good, some dishes (especially the Brussel sprouts) had too much sauce on them. Overall we loved the sushi and the service was great.

F
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was ridiculously high and barely had any options. For two rolls and dumplings, I spent over $60. Not worth the money it was just sushi nothing special. I should've just made a reservation at a different sushi place. It was good food and had a good atmosphere, but not worth the money.

t
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

celebrate Christmas eve, small and intimate place. good food and ambience. good for family celebration.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Surprised by how great the food was. Will definitely be back

j
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

With the reserved table, we got seated in the main traffic flow spot. We had guests coming into the restaurant brushing up against the table, we had servers coming from the bar area brushing against our table, and a bottle neck of people coming and going. Not a great spot for a table, felt like it is there so they can cram in 4 more guests in an already crowded space.

SH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was cold.

D
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific staff, great wine selection and Billy was excellent in welcoming us to the restaurant

C
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us enjoyed a late lunch. As always, the service was spot on, fish fresh and delicious and the Ramen a surprisingly tasty addition. Overall a lovely spot to catch up over a meal.

OT
Chicago
150 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service (Brian). Consistently well executed food and attentive staff.

JM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Had a good meal. One disappointment was the beet salad. Had it there before and it was different. This time there were a couple of beets but mostly a bowl of greens. Loved the big eye tuna on crispy rice. The pork belly was a little too much fat, also a better dish previously. Used to be one of my favorites.

JB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food. Tab can grow very quickly.

JL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my two college sons to celebrate birthdays in November and the waiters were very attentive and the food was awesome.

R
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Have had several excellent dinners here in past but recent experience was exasperating. Excellent food and Omakase Chefs Tasting was very good as always. 5 pm reservation with 7:30 tix to show 5 minutes from restaurant seem like a good plan until 6:45 when only dessert was yet to be served and eaten. Never did see same when had to leave at 7:25 to make play. “Busy kitchen” seemed like lame excuse especially for dessert. $50 gift certificate and 20% off bill did little to restore the proper atmosphere for the Wednesday evening out.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

One of our family members is Muslim, so we appreciated having some Halal options. We thought the food was excellent, but the prices were over the top from our experience. $22 for a glass of Jordan Chardonnay, for example. The $19 Silverado Merlot was a skimpy pour according to the person who ordered it, and she’s an extremely light drinker. All the food prices seemed high. We even joked about what currency they would make sense in. The calamari was an exception.