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Roka Akor - Old Orchard

4.6
697 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Japanese, Sushi
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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
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Phone number
(847) 329-7650
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Boyd Cheong
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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
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Private party contact
Erin Kannett: (847) 329-7650
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Catering
Please Contact our restaurant for menus and pricing
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Old Orchard Ctr & Skokie Blvd
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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.
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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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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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

May 11th through May 13
Roka Akor Old Orchard has created a prefix lunch and dinner menu that are sure to make Mom feel special and appreciated! Let her sit back and relax as Chef and our team cook the freshest seafood and cuts. A la carte lunch menu is not available 05/13/18.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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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

What 697 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.3
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3.9
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Have been to the downtown location. This one compares nicely, possibly even more enjoyable. Smaller space is intimate, not loud, can have a friendly conversation. Relaxing not rushed. The food was amazing! I think maybe smaller menu? But still many many delicious options in both sushi and grilled food. Great and varied wine list and fantastic cocktails. Service was prompt, professional and really great. Not inexpensive but a really good addition to the area for sophisticated eating. Our entire party loved it and will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Exceptional service!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The calamari was some of the best I've had. We ordered the bone in strip steak medium rare and it came out precut and it was fantastic - very tasty. My son had the pork ribs and he absolutely loved them - he's very picky - but these were fall off the bone and he kept on saying how great that was. Very good overall, would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Outstanding

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Very nice staff and tasty food but very expensive if you go the tapas route. Much better value for lunch

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food is as good as usual. My server, Lee, is excellent as always.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent service and knowledgeable waiter. I left notes in my reservation that we were celebrating and the restaurant communicated that to our waiter. I would highly recommend for any occasion and will return. Wine list was broad and food nicely presented.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Lee amazing server

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great service, accommodated some of the party being very late wonderfully.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Variety and artfulness of the food was incredible. And our waiter explaining each dish was very helpful. No a cookie cutter sushi place.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

This place never disappoints! Service is excellent, food is superb all around great place!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Lee was our server and immediately knew it was going to be a great evening. He helped us with a beautiful Pinot Noir, even explained the tannin levels on the label. He recommended the waygu sirloin with charred marrow and was delicious. My wife had Japanese skirt steak with a yummy dipping sauce. We had two mushroom dishes, crimini mushrooms and a mishroom and rice dish served in a little black cast iron pot. Pre dinner cocktails were very good and he surprised us with a coconut sorbet and two apertifs since it was our anniversary. For appetizers we had prime beef dumplings, very tender and crispy squid. Its always nice to be personable with the server, the chef makes the meal but good service makes the experience memorable for the guests. Roka is expensive but worth it - food is always consistent, prepared well with good flavor.

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Entrees were very disappointing and over priced.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Very nice place with delicious meals

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2.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Food is typically good but it was an off night. Too bad and it’s expensive.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

I tried the banana ice cream and chocolate cake and it was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had the tasting menu & our waiter, Lee, was outstanding & so knowledgeable with the menu selection.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food and great service.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Roka has been my in my top 5 favorite restaurants list since the first time I went there! Still holds a high spot on that list, never a bad meal, server or over all experience from this place!!!

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Have been a fan of the downtown location for years. The Old Orchard location also serves wonderful, fresh seafood and has something for everyone. The fish is always fresh and beautifully prepared and presented. Highly recommend the black cod with miso. Our non-fish eating friends said their steaks were perfectly prepared. That said, from start to finish, service at the Old Orchard location was very slow. Had to twice request our drinks and the entrees for the table did not arrive at the same time. (The service at their downtown location is much better.)

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

MAKE RESERVATIONS! We had a party of 8 so I made reservations 2 weeks in advance. Being the party organizer I arrived a few minutes before our 6 pm appointment. People walking in before and after were told the next available table was at 8:30.

The ambiance is nice, nothing too special. Noise was a bit loud if you are trying to catch up with friends/ family. There was a pretty consistent "din" that was not related to any individual party or the kitchen.

The service was extremely knowledgeable and gracious. However, nearly 40 minutes elapsed between delivering appetizers and returning to take our entree order, and that was only after I flagged our waiter down. Not the end of the world as we had no other plans, but a bit of an annoyance.

The food was excellent! Two of our dining partners are jaded Sushi connoisseurs and they were very happy. I will add though, that I ordered the Chefs choice Sashimi and was presented with tuna, salmon and sea bass. They were fantastic, but I would expect the Chef to be a little more adventurous, or at least to offer something more than just the staples.

We also had two vegetarians with us who were pleased with what they ordered.

Get the Brussels Sprouts!

I had the "Honor and Glory" and was so happy with it I had 2 more! Really fantastic!

Eating and drinking here is not for the cost conscious.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great food
Great service

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Service was impeccable. Good was okay, but nothing too great for the price points. Had the crispy squid, beet salad, and a lunch special that had salmon avocado mami, spicy tuna maki, and a salmon and yellowtail nigiri.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Food was very God’s and service was quite attentive. Pretty pricey for what you get.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

I made reservations for my birthday. Upon entering the restaurant.. I expected a bigger restaurant but I noticed it was quite small . They are known for their presentation of their plates . They definitely delivered on that and service! I enjoyed my ribeye and it was cooked just right . It was nice to try roka but I definitely like blufish better . It’s just a little pricey at roka . You have to order all the sides separately so it’ll add up!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

5 of us got the chef’s tasting menu and it was fantastic. So much food and excellent choices!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Must try the brussel sprouts. Yum!

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

They diced up my Filet Mignon rather than serving it whole so I returned it. Also, the men's restroom was in desperate need of service.

Overall, I would return hoping for absence of these issues (cleanliness more important than diced food)

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

We had the porkbelly Ramen noodles. It was very good. The porkbelly was very tender. We requested that the Ramen noodle be cooked a little longer so it would be more tender.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Hats off to our server Peter who was very friendly and helpful

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Always consistent.
If you go, ask for Lee. Best table service you can get. He makes the experience for us.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

As a first time visitor, we tried a number of options and shared them at our table. The mussels appetizer was scrumptious with enough broth to sop up with the accompanying toast. The sushi rolls were creative and delicious, but a bit pricey. The tempura prawns were big sized but a little greasy. All in all, we enjoyed the meal. We sat is a heated patio area that was warm and quiet, facilitating good conversation. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

AS always, we thoroughly enjoyed our Roka Akor dining experience. Our server, Lee, gave us several excellent food recommendations and we were pleased with everything we ordered.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was outstanding and the service was great. I cannot recall the last time i had a meal this great. The filet is the best prepared piece of meat i have ever eaten.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food is great, ambience is good, but tables are to close each other and service after order is placed is too slow getting the food on the table.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Great place , will return

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Another great meal. Great service. Love this place.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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