About Roka Akor - Old Orchard

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.

4999 Old Orchard Ctr
Skokie, IL 60077
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:


Brunch: Sun: 11:30AM - 3:30PM
Lunch: Mon-Sat: 11:30AM - 3:30PM
Dinner: Sunday: 3:30PM - 9:30PM
Dinner: Mon-Thurs: 3:30PM - 10:00PM
Dinner Fri-Sat: 3:30PM - 11:00PM

Cross Street:
Old Orchard Ctr & Skokie Blvd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 329-7650

Website:
http://www.rokaakor.com/locations/old-orchard/

Catering:
Please Contact our restaurant for menus and pricing

Parking Details:
Public parking is available. We are located on the East side of the shopping center facing Skokie Blvd near the 2-story parking garage by Lord & Taylor and The Gap.

Executive Chef:
Boyd Cheong

Private Party Facilities:
The entire restaurant can be booked for private event or booked in our intimate enclosed patio for up to 24 guests. This room has retractable windows and blinds on all four sides of the room

Private Party Contact:
Erin Kannett: (847) 329-7650

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We feature monthly events such as Featured Chef Dinners where we invite guest chefs into our kitchens to prepare full pre-fixed dinners along with Wine and Beer Dinners hosted here at the restaurant with pairings or light bites.

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Details
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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Roka Akor - Old Orchard Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

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4.4

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3.9

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Tasting Menu (10)
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Great for Lunch (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Fun (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Cozy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

My friend and I came here for the first time. We enjoyed a number of small plates along with drinks. What a treat! Everything was delicious and meticulously prepared. We also enjoyed a crab sushi roll with the freshest of ingredients. We also enjoyed a bowl of edamame and crispy octopus. Both delicious, especially the octopus. We had no room for more, so we will be back soon!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great place , will return

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Another great meal. Great service. Love this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Everyone was so friendly! The food and presentation was excellent!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Peter along with the rest of the staff provided intuitive and top notch service. The dressing on the beet salad had an addicting zing and the salmon was perfectly cooked. Roka Akor continues to be a place you can reply on for top quality service and food!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Consistent, quality food; good service, friendly staff.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Tapas, Casual, Bar Seating, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Overall we had a great experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

As always, the food and service are exceptional. Great for a special occasion or just a really nice dinner out.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We’ve been here multiple times and we’ve never been disappointed with the food. Our server was nice, attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu.
The only disappointment was with the hostess (an Asian lady). We requested to be moved to a booth (there were several empty booths) but was told no by the hostess - with this condescending attitude. After talking to our first server, who worked it out with someone else, they were able to accommodate us.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The beef Ramen noodles and the pork belly Ramen noodles in me so soup was very tasty. We requested that the Ramen noodles be cooked a little longer so the noodles were more tender.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great food, awesome servers. Beautiful presentation. Very tentative to our needs and likes. Comfortable seating. Perfect for a special occasion. Our server Lee was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

Tags: Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Vegan, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent, accommodating service. I was very late, but still got my entree right when the rest of my party was served.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The service was very excellent. The salmon teriyaki was delicious. The chicken teriyaki was good but was a small amount. The restaurant is on the eastern perimeter of Old Orchard Shopping Mall where parking can be hard to get a space.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was probably one of the best meals I've ever had. It started with a very nice, energetic, and attentive waiter. I ordered the filet, brussel sprouts, and toro sushi and a moscow mule. Everything was "melt in your mouth" good! Bus staff were attentive with water, etc. Fantastic experience overall.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our family of 7 went to this restaurant to celebrate a family member's birthday. It was one of the few open on New Year's Day. We enjoyed our dinner. The waiter was enthusiastic and the food was good. The only disae appointment was that they offered a limited menu that day which was not noted in OpenTable. It wouldn't have been a problem other than the fact that I'm vegetarian. Chef was cooperative and he made me a special meal but, as often the case, no protein.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We’ve been coming here for New Year’s Eve dinner for four years now. The food and cocktails never disappoint. The service is also top notch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food and service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food and service consistently a cut above any restaurant in the area. Sushi is so delicious. Quality of meat and prep is perfect. Love this place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Our dining experience at Roka was truly outstanding. Service by Lee could not be any better. We started with Edamame and two Maki Rolls. Delicious. The Miso soup was very good and the salad was incredible. Very light and refreshing. The dressing was delicious. I had the Chicken Teriyaki with corn on the cob and my husband had the Tiger Prawns. We shared, so the combination was perfect. Just a outstanding meal. We will definitely be back soon.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Fabulous experience, as always! Mr Lee, our favorite waiter was excellent. Food and presentation up to the standards we have experienced before. This is our favorite meeting place!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food, good for group ordering and sharing, hip atmosphere for suburban spot.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Second visit to Roka Akor. Delicious food again. Beet salad is fantastic. Service was great. Will be back again.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Perfect break from cold winter shopping with the best ramen I have ever had. Our server, Dan, was extremely attentive and my girlfriend and I enjoyed Roka’s hospitality.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Recently took a group of business colleagues to Roko at Old Orchard. Excellent food and service. Underwhelming decor. RA is a two pronged dining experience. Half sushi restaurant. Half Japanese steakhouse.

Collective feedback from our group was the “hot” side of the menu was awesome. The lamb and beef dishes were wonderful. Sushi was pretty mundane fro. A presentation perspective though very fresh. Rolls we’re mediocre.

Great service from our Serbian waiter. Yeah, that’s right.

Would return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a reservation for 8:15pm, but were not seated until 8:45pm. While a little frustrated, the restaurant were graciously apologetic. We were offered champagne and free appetizers to make up for the wait, which was appreciated. I had steamed mussels with mushroom and onions, and I loved the broth. The servings are a bit small for the price, though. The food was delicious but not memorable. Overall, I don't think I would go back, but it wasn't bad.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always a great meal and impeccable service here. We had the Omakase tasting menu and it was terrific. Though it is definitely a lot of food. While the food is always great, the service is really great as well. The servers are very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We are never disappointed when we go to Roka. The staff is always friendly. The servers usually know what we want since we have been so many times!

Roka Old Orchard is one of our favorites.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Overpriced, average food. Service was slow. Will not be back

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great Food,Great Service, Great selections. This is my go to place when I'm in the area.
As a bonus they have home made ice cream to die for and sorbets just as creative as the food. It has a comfortable and friendly atmosphere where friends can visit while eating a variety of Japanese food.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great spot for lunch or dinner. Food was great. The staff was awesome. I would recommend Roka Akor to anyone.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

They have the same management and waiters for years. Good service and some real nice wait staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The prime steak ramen noodles were delicious. The prime steak appetitizer was very tasty.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Service and food quality never fail. We come 1,100 miles to eat here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Exceptional service and great recommendations from our waiter. All meal items well prepared and aesthetically presented.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

More expensive than Japanese restaurants I’m used to.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was very good. Nice atmosphere. Staff was very genuine and knowledgeable about the dishes. Desserts were original and tasty. Our family was there for a birthday and the staff brought out a candle and some ice cream. Very Nice done. Would recommend. The place was small and quaint but large enough to accommodate all your needs

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fantastic. The one in the City is fancier, this has less choices on the menu, but we picked very good food. The waiter was kind, very knowledgeable and the service was very fast. We had a great experience. The beef with truffle and the treat the cook sent were awesome. Tempura was so delicate and their Toro was melting in our mouth.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a great time, as always. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. The good was amazing! We'll be back again for sure.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always great! Food and service are terrific. The steak melts in your mouth and the sushi tastes very fresh.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Took clients here for dinner and had a lovely time. Maybe not best for a late group but the staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. The calamari was a favorite and I highly recommend it!

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