Roka Akor - San Francisco

4.7
1634 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Nestled in the heart of San Francisco’s Jackson Square (on the north side of the Financial District), Roka Akor is modern in approach, Japanese in spirit, and features a contemporary, chef-driven menu with dishes meant to be shared. Menu highlights include exquisite cuts of prime steak, rare Wagyu from various regions of Japan, grilled seafood, and sushi. Roka’s signature robata grill creates an experience you won’t find in any other steakhouse. Our cuisine is complemented by signature cocktails, wine, sake, and an extensive and award-winning list of fine whiskies. Roka Akor San Francisco offers a beautiful setting with its timeless design featuring earthy, natural elements in a contemporary yet comfortable setting. Our thoughtful dining space provides the right backdrop for any occasion. Our large, energetic dining room offers a full view of our signature robata grill, exclusive counter seating allows guests to interact with the chefs. Roka Bar is a sleek basement lounge where you can host a happy hour or indulge in a night cap. A private dining room is available for business dinners or special occasions, and all or part of the sleek Roka Bar may be utilized, as well.
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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday with their Omakase option and it was the best experience ever. They really accommodate you and take care of you. The ambience, service, and flavor quality is top notch. The only downside is how painfully full I was after the 7-courses between just 2 people. I feel like the omakase was meant for 3+ people but regardless it was such a great event. Would love to go again and try other things off the menu. This place won’t disappoint!!!

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vipTrish
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was great but sushi was just okay. Maybe we just caught them on an off night.

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AnabelleT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time in this restaurant but we already read about the favorite dishes that everyone orders and we find their food especially the wagyu beef with bone marrow…really it is delicious. Their seafood is so fresh and sauces compliment the dish, presentation is the best and very attentive server and all of them know their dishes when they served them to you. It was my birthday and really the best experience. Plus they observe protocols for infection control. And that is a plus for me.

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vipgeewhiz
San Francisco
113 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food (even for a non-sushi person like me) with amazing flavor and beautifully presented. Excellent, friendly service.

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Happyhourladies
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Beautiful place and great service. Unfortunately the happy hour is no longer offered. A website update would be very beneficial to keep the place to its highest standards.

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Michelle
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was phenomenal. Provided excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience! From service to quality of food—The best and perfection! Thank you Roka Akor for making our anniversary amazing! We will definitely be back! ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from our server James wasn’t there however our experience was great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was melt in your mouth amazing. Our server Erik was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu, cocktails and wine.

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vipBruceW
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jeff was very knowledgeable with the wine pairings and the food. Extremely willing to help and all the stuff is very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was great from our consultants James he always takes great care of me personally or when with my family. Great hospitality from James as well as the young lady who poured our ice waters. - De’Maraie

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dinner with my fiance for New Year's Eve and so grateful for wonderful staff and management

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Food as always amazing! We were seated by the back door, which is held open with a patio heater. Needless to say my beautiful bride was so cold she ate dinner with her coat on. We traded places, and I then had to put my coat on because of the draft that blew through the door anytime a server walked in or out. Recommend not to sit there, ask to be seated somewhere else immediately.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect New Year’s Eve dinner to ring in the 2022 new year, particularly as I am of Japanese descent and wanted Japanese cuisine to celebrate Oshogatsu. Our 1st time there…way overdue…Ordered robata scallops, pork belly, corn, asparagus, ribeye, sirloin with bone marrow and french fries. All perfect and most delicious. Photo booth in lower bar area. Looking forward for our next special dinner there.

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vipKichan
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My BF & I enjoyed dining at the bar ( downstairs.)
It was very spacious and comfortable - felt a little bit cold .
We ordered the New Year’s Eve special menu.
Foods & service were excellent and price was reasonable for what you get.

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vipMichaelO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were lucky enough to catch a reservation, here, after our original reservation was canceled due to a covid outbreak. Fortunately, this place surpassed all of our original expectations for a birthday dinner out!
The food was beautifully-presented, but was also super tasty. Too often, you get one or the other, but Roka nailed both! The apps were amazing (sashimi tacos and beef & kimchi dumplings) and the sushi was off the charts - really great fish and some amazing taste combinations. We had the ribeye to top everything off and it was perfectly cooked and seasoned.
Can't leave this review without talking about the attentive and professional staff, and especially our server Artem, who was charming, knowledgable on point!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our 8 year old and we’re treated so well for a very special holiday family night. The servers were wonderful and the food incredible. The salmon belly is as our favorite.

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vipBlaineS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

$600.00 for four is steep. Thank you for complimentary desserts. Steak was very small for the price. Thank you all for making my retirement dinner special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the tasting menu and it was sublime. Well worth doing to try a little bit of everything

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vipKimberfest
Sacramento
30 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Rok was outstanding from start to finish. The ambience of the restaurant is breathtaking. The service was excellent. But the food! Omg the food! So, so delicious. The Black cod wrapped in a leaf and grilled is one of the best dishes I have ever had! Loved it. We will definitely be back!

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JosephZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waiter really didn't have much knowledge of the Japanese sake. They should bring sommeliers or qualified people to the table to facilitate selection. Portion sizes
were small except for the fried chicken. Food in general was good, not fantastic.
For the prices they are charging, bringing IPA's in cans to the table for self service is such a turnoff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very pleasant experience. Definitely recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

We ordered two steak dishes, one of them was fine, the other one not so much. My husband’s steak is not bad, not very impressive but decent. I ordered a steak for medium, and when I first got the steak, it was cut into huge pieces, and they don’t have a steak knife. I was struggling to eat it. The server was nice enough to cut them into smaller pieces. Then I realized it was too rare. I’m not an expert on steaks but that’s definitely not medium, more like rare in the center. I can’t really eat it. The server is very nice and remade it for me, but it was still kind of dry, not very good. The restaurant is not cheap and we’re expecting better food. The environment is nice and servers are nice, but the food is kind of disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration dinner on Christmas Eve. Service and food were top notch. We had omalase and a few ala carte dishes, hence was able to enjoy the widest selection of food on the menu. Will definitely visit again.

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NicholeB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were wonderful! Staff was knowable of menu items and made great suggestions. Multiple staff member assisted with our party of 5. Will defiantly visit ROKA again!

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FrancineZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience!

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vipMarkM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THIS IS A FOODIE Restaurant!! Best Lamb chops in SF hands down!
Lobster 🦞 & Fish 🐟 were excellent as well! Lots of reviews a couple of months ago & more about bad service
They must have addressed this b’cuz service was also excellent! Also saw a lot of reviews of overcooked foods & slow service. My suggestion would be to go B 4 they get real busy like I did,
At 5pm then there won’t be any problems! THIS IS A TOP TEN
RESTAURANT IN SF!! A MUST TRY!!!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you for your outstanding review, Mark! We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! I am also a huge fan of our Lamb Chops! So underrated! Thank you for noticing our attention to some of our shortcomings from earlier this year. We hope that we have taken the necessary steps to combat these issues and it certainly seems we've made an improvement based on your review! We look forward to having you back in with us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and took note of the special celebration with on the house sparkling wine for everyone and macaroons for dessert

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vipNancyS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, everything was outstanding!

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RalphP
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome food and service; would come back here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time dining at the bar. Loved our waiter..he was attentive and super friendly. 95% of the food was superb. The only reason I gave 4 stars overall is bc it was super expensive. It was a very special treat.

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rosie
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

the food here is cooked to perfection. best meal out in a long time.
incredible vegetable options. we got
delicious cocktails and then ordered:
the corn, asparagus, shishito peppers, fried tofu, crispy fried chicken and the salmon entree. was totally enough for 3 people. delicious!!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you for your review, Rosie! Glad to hear that our side options were enjoyable and made for a well rounded experience! Can't wait to have you in again!

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vipBruceW
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omakase was very good, lots of food and the value was great. Service was too notch. Looking forward to going back!

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JimH
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on December 14, 2021

Thanks Jim! You can also find some of our offerings for takeout/delivery, and some special offerings we only have online! Check us out on Tock, Toast, DoorDash or Uber Eats!

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vipAG87
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place was awesome! The food was delicious and very unique. I would consider myself a sushi connoisseur and this place definitely meets the mark for Omakase. My only feedback is that the service was a little TOO attentive and I felt like we were being rushed through each dish, in fact one server was about to take a plate that still had food on it until I stopped her. This is the only negative feedback I have for the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great ambience, delicious drinks and food!

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vipRuth
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant outside dining, (which was probably why the noise level was not bad.) Food combined imaginative and unusual flavors, and visuals too. Service was not only exquisitely efficient, but very friendly and fun. I would definitely g there again and again.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on December 14, 2021

Thank you for your awesome review, Ruth! So glad to hear that you enjoyed our patio seating and that Erik provided friendly and fun service for you! You can always request him for your next visit and we would happily pair you with him if he's in! Looking forward to seeing you again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my boyfriends birthday and it was spectacular 😍

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our Roka Akor experience!!! We were all celebrating our birthdays and felt very celebrated. The food was delicious, the presentations were flawless, and the staff were attentive and kind! Highly recommend!

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Roka Akor - San Francisco is rated 4.7 stars by 1634 OpenTable diners.

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