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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.
Skokie, IL 60077
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
Old Orchard Ctr & Skokie Blvd
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please Contact our restaurant for menus and pricing
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.
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
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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Roka Akor - Old Orchard Ratings and Reviews
We had lunch at Roka for something different. My husband loves sushi and Roka is his favorite. Our service was outstanding and it’s always outstanding at Roka. The restaurant is perfect. I love the music. Very relaxing and romantic. We started with the Edamame with sea salt followed by Miso soup and the best tasting salad with wasabi ginger dressing. Light and fresh. I had the Chicken Teriyaki with Broccoli Bento Box. My husband had two Maki rolls and sushi. The food is top quality and you have to pay for it. It’s well worth it.
My friend and I had a nice lunch. I was attracted to the restaurant for a couple of reasons. 1. it is a relatively new place and I like to try new restaurants. 2. it was rated by Bon Appetit as one the best places for sushi. I was expecting a lot. Lovely décor, welcoming staff and off to a good start. The lunch menu had some nice options but no description of the sushi rolls. I would have asked the waiter to describe them but I really could not understand a thing he said. So, I ordered a sashimi bento box. Fish was very fresh and beautifully presented. I have no idea what was in the box with the salmon and tuna. Oh and they do not have brown rice, white only which in my mind is not keeping up with the times. The server tried very hard - described the sushi when serving, water glasses always filled, checked in to make sure we were doing well. I listened carefully to no avail. Perhaps we should have asked for another server but did not want to cause a stir as he was trying to do a good job.
My husband and I celebrated my birthday here. He said the blackened cod was the best he'd ever had (and I second that!), and my sushi was awesome. The staff was very attentive and always available, but never hovering. It was a wonderful experience at a restaurant we've passed by a million times and finally had the occasion to visit.
One of my favorite places to enjoy a business lunch. Service is unmatchable and the same can be said about the food. Their bento style lunches have great value and the staff's passion is electrifying. Perfect place to impress a business partner in a casual upscale setting.
I always treat my Niece and Nephew to dinner here when I visit Chicago. They love the Sushi and I love the half rack of Ribs. Also order the grilled corn. Their menu items are pricy - I won't lie - but it is totally worth it. The servers are fabulous and the food is amazing. There are also mixed drink specials that are very unique and worth a try.
We ended up celebrating my birthday with an "adults only" family dinner on Labor Day. We tried about 10 restaurants that were all closed on Labor Day. We picked Roka Akor because it was open. We were thoroughly surprised by the quality of the food and service. Usually mall restaurants are mediocre, but not this one. We'd go there again for a casual dinner or family celebration. Our waiter, Peter, was totally delightful, and I appreciated the birthday dessert.
Jennifer (day mgr.) was very gracious and energetic. The food was great(I am an avid fisherman and cook) and sushi was fresh. We chose sushi and ribeye steak. Both were delicious and the side of brussel sprouts will convert you if you have any fears. Our server Jovo was there when we needed him and was very professional. I will return to try more of the items on the menu.
It was quite the pleasant surprise. I laughed at myself at thinking how many times we have walked by this place without ever considering it. BTW. That rib eye steak was florentined (sliced) so we enjoyed it with our chopsticks. Also, the signature sake/gin cocktail is a must!!!
Thanks, Jennifer and Jovo for a great meal.
Our team at work decided to try Roka Akor based on a recommendation one of us had. We were able to get a table for 6 without issues.
The food was very good, a good mix of ramen, sushi, bento box, or grill options. One of our team is vegitarian and they had a lot of options for her as well. The food was prepared quickly during lunch and everything tasted great. The service was also on point. The server was very attentive, they kept all refills coming without the need to ask.
I plan to try this restaurant for dinner soon.
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