Roka Akor - San Francisco

4.7
1457 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
ROKA AKOR brings an unparalleled combination of thoughtful design and contemporary Robata Japanese cuisine to five locations across the U.S., including Scottsdale, San Francisco, Houston, Chicago and Skokie, IL.
Roka Akor’s menu changes seasonally, including a rotating selection of wagyu 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Reservation made for "Bar" seating through OpenTable may be for our popular lounge tables located in our downstairs Roka Bar.
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This experience could not have been more perfect. Highly recommend! Our server Eric was so much fun and the manager, Barry was absolutely wonderful.

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jacsayshi
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Price and food were phenomenal! Had the omakase and sat outside. Thankfully the weather was pleasant and even got a nice treat for my birthday. Wait staff was very pleasant as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, and service were all fantastic!

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vipFoodlover
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails! One of the best restaurant in San Francisco.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the team made my mom feel special on her birthday! Great time!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food was great- ordered the omakase. Wine was pathetic.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. The ambiance was amazing, fantastic vibes. Service was on point, not only from our waiter but all parties involved. My buddy dropped his chopstick on the ground and within 3 seconds it was already replaced. Waters for our table were always full, table was constantly bussed and clean. Food was incredible as well. I was originally afraid at the prices but you get your money's worth. Servings are plentiful and some of the best food I've ever had.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for your review Robert! Glad to hear that you had a great dining experience with us! We're hoping to bring back lunch and happy hour in the near future! Looking forward to hosting you again!

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paul
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great! Food quality and presentation were excellent. The front door remains open made the inside temperature is little bit cold at evening.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to provide us your review! Glad to hear your experience was overall enjoyable! We hope that we can go back to closing our doors to provide a more comfortable environment once Covid Dining restrictions pass, hopefully very soon!

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MO76
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was wonderful, though on the pricey side. Overall great experience.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for your review! Glad to hear that our experience was enjoyable! Check us out for takeout for some really great deals on meals!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for your review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the food! Check out our Bar and Lounge sometime for some creative and delicious cocktails!

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JeffW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall an amazing meal and service, we sat outside which was warm and sheltered but next time will sit inside as it looks nice!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for your kind review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed our new patio space! Next time, check out our bar and lounge, located below our main dining room! Hope to see you again soon!

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MarkK
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great anniversary dinner there - and our server was incredibly nice!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for your review! Glad to hear you had a great anniversary celebration! We're hoping to bring back our happy hour by the end of the year! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipThomasF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Service was poor. Over rated food for the price.

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Anon
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Japanese we’ve had in a long time! Our waiter, James, was amazing.

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vipBritinger
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We went with the Omakase. We were not given a sense of how many courses there would be so it was a bit of an adventure and we weren’t sure how to pace ourselves. It was VERY loud which made it hard to hear out server explain anything, especially the 3 different types of wagyu we could upgrade the steak course to.

While service was friendly, we had many different people come to our table. In the beginning we didn’t know who our server was because 3 different people visited us in the first 5 minutes of being seated! It was confusing.

The food was good and well presented, but the experience was rushed. The courses were not spaced out enough and the staff were racing around the restaurant. A course was presented and explanations given swiftly and then they rushed off again! It made us feel like they were trying to turn the table quickly. It wasn’t relaxing. Our bill was nearly $800 for two people; my expectations were much higher. This was not an $800 experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a fan of the 18% restaurant service charge. Food excellent.

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vipTeddy
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service all excellent! Great recs from our waiter and the outside setup felt private and cozy. We loved it!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for your review, Teddy! Glad to hear that you enjoyed our newest addition to our restaurant, the patio! If you haven't yet, check out our bar and lounge for an even more cozier setting! Hope to see you again soon!

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EmilyT
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The food was delicious but there were some hiccups in the service that were not appropriate for this price point ($160/person). For example, they didn't bring us soy sauce with our sashimi platter. For the crab dish, they included forks in the dish for two people in our party who were of a different ethnicity than the rest of us. When we asked about the forks, they said forks were not supposed to be included in the plating. Also, one person in our party had a nut allergy, so they first brought us a nut free dessert, but then offered to bring us the dessert with nuts in them so we could try it. We saw later that we were charged for the nut dessert. Lastly, one of the courses took almost an hour to come out. I usually don't care much for service and normally wouldn't mind, but when everyone is paying ~$200, and the 18% tip is included in the bill, the service shouldn't be this bad.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here maybe 6-7 times over the last 7 years or so and the food and service has always been consistently great. Our server Peyton (sp?) was very attentive and pleasant all around. Bar seating downstairs actually felt more intimate which I liked.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for your thoughtful review! Glad to hear that we have maintained consistency with our food! Also happy to her that you enjoyed the lounge atmosphere! Hopefully in the summer months you'll be able to sit at our newly built patio! Hope to see you again soon!

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Luis
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The staff was super friendly and knowledge about the menu and offered great recommendations. The food was delicious, our waitress recommeded the corn - at a sushi place? We thought, it was phenomenal.

If the corn was like that, just imagine the maki rolls we had!!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on June 7, 2021

Hi Luis, Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughtful review! So glad you enjoyed the corn! It is one of our most popular dishes on our menu! We're hoping to expand our menu to pre-covid times in the near future! Hope to see you again soon!

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vipElizabethH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was excellent

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vipTheTruthIs
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Eric was fantastic. Food excellent. Bar ambiance so-so.

Problem: My iPhone camera was broken so I could not pull up menu for food or wine. I was given paper food menu and wine by the glass. I ordered a bottle of Anduluna Cellar Malbec. By the glass it was 12 dollars. Eric did not have a wine menu. So I said it's usually four times the price of a glass. He agreed. However, I was charged fifty four dollars.

It's actually stupid that they don't have paper menu backups. Everyone does not carry a cell phone. I only do when expecting business calls. And in this case my camera was broken.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeremiah our server was great! food was great! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Roka! Food was delicious & service was great! Highly recommend dining here!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 5 and sat in the side room. We ordered the 5 course prefix dinner. It was outstanding! Would definitely recommend.

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DanielD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food is good quality but many of the items are very overpriced for what they are. Service was OK but it is obvious they prioritize certain tables.

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Mariaelisa
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals my boyfriend and I have ever had - and we know good food! We had one roll of sushi, two modern nigiri and sashimi to start. Everything was super fresh and the flavors were paired beautifully. We ended with steaks and fries for good measure. Every bite was perfect from start to finish and the service highly attentive - can't ask for anything more.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on May 4, 2021

Thank you for your thoughtful review! So glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and service! We are looking to expand our menu soon for even more great options! Stay tuned!

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vipDaveB
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We loved the sushi. Didn't do any BBQ this night but good restaurant with high quality dishes. We will come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly exceptional

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently celebrated my birthday here and was extremely pleased with my experience. The waiters were attentive, personal, and efficient. I especially appreciated their accommodation of gluten-free items. I have Celiac disease and they brought gluten-free soy sauce for the whole table and advised against gluten-containing items. The drinks and food were incredibly tasty. I loved being able to see the chefs preparing food on a charcoal fire and the booth they seated my party at was super spacious. Additionally, they brought me sorbet as a sweet treat and champagne for the table. I highly recommend Roka Akor for your next special occasion or a fun night out.

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RyannG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The omakase was a wonderful experience for the palate and our server, Jeff, was very knowledgeable in walking us through the offerings as well as fun tidbits about the restaurant’s unique aspects

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thank you for your review, Ryan! Thrilled to hear that you had a great experience in the lounge with Jeff! We are hoping to expand our menu soon, hopefully we will see you in the near future!

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vipAdamK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on April 17, 2021

Thanks for the review, Adam! We're hoping to expand our menu soon! Stay tuned!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food took a very long time to come out and tasted like it had been sitting out for at least 20 min before we ate it, or perhaps had been prepped in advance several hours ago. Definitely didn’t taste freshly made. Nigiri also came out slightly warm/ took temperature which was quite concerning.

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Elena
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved it! Great sushi and appetizers. We will be back.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on April 17, 2021

Thanks for the review, Elena! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the sushi! We're looking to expand our menu in the near future! Hope to see you soon!

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vipCarlaD
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Coovid measures in place

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Sandy
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was fantastic but my review is based on service which was terrible. I don’t know if it was because we were a young crowd but service was unacceptable. When we first got there the waiter only offered tap water. I asked if we could have bottled and he said yes but it costs more and there was an awkward pause and I assured him that was okay. Second, our food came before our plates and utensils. We sat there for five minutes wondering what we were suppose to eat with. It took 10 minutes to flag our server down for just utensils and plates. On top of that, they didn’t have soy sauce or sauce plates for us. I mean what sushi restaurant doesn’t offer soy sauce for their guests? Anyways, I asked for the bill 5 different times to two different servers. I asked four times for to go boxes. Our bill was 3.4K. I expect better service especially if our gratuity of $600 was already included in the bill. Great food. Terrible service. Will not dine here again.

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sfvisitor
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family decided to eat at this restaurant because every other restaurant couldn’t seat us within 1 hour and we were hungry. It ended up being the best meal we’ve had in a long time! We ordered their ribs and they fell right off the bone, perfectly cooked. It was surprising because their ribs were better than any steakhouse! And everything else we ordered was perfect. The service was fantastic!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to post this review! We're so glad that we could accommodate your immediate needs! We consider ourselves a steakhouse that specializes in Japanese cuisine! For your next visit, check out our other steak options to get a further idea of what we offer! Hope to have you back again soon!

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AshleyP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

There was an SF charge that looked odd. Food was a little bland.

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vipdulcez
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time ever trying Omasake.. I would highly recommend it. Roka exceeds my expectation from service, atmosphere to the food. Best sashimi I've ever had. Can't wait to go back.

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Roka Akor - San Francisco is rated 4.7 stars by 1457 OpenTable diners.

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