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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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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4.7

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4.7

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4.4

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4.0

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (21)
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Worth the Drive (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Romantic (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Authentic (7)
Business Meals (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Cozy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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 7, 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 2, 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 January 1, 2018

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 23, 2017

Great food and service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 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 18, 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 17, 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 17, 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 12, 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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·Dined on December 10, 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 10, 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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 (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 6, 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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·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 26, 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 21, 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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·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 18, 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 12, 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 12, 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 9, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Among the best Japanese both for Sushi/Sashimi and cooked food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great service, delicious meal, and relaxing ambience. Look forward to a future visit.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was so good, we reminded ourselves how we use to eat before we had kids 😉 Great sushi & tasty meat from grill .
Will be back for sure.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

What bothered me was that the table was sticky. The waiter wiped the table to clean but still sticky

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The dinner was a let down from prior experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Loved the food! Service was exceptional. Staff was very polite and accommodating.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Consistently good food and outstanding service. Never disappoints.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We always enjoy our visits to Roka Akor in Old Orchard. Our server, Lee, is an excellent server and he always helps to make our experience special.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food and service were both outstanding - the beef tataki was especially delicious - and we'll definitely go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great lunch, quiet so conversation can be heard and food delicious and nice change

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