Roka Akor - San Francisco

4.7
1592 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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  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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ElisaC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent - especially the sushi. Would dine here again.

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vipWilliamP
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Food, service, and drinks are always excellent.

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HeatherK
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food presentation was dramatic and the food was tasty.

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vipNicholasK
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Anniversary dinner - staff / waiter was attentive at first then shortly after I had to ask other staff for our waiter to order more food and drink. Food was delicious as well as their Sake. We had the steak and bone marrow, sushi rolls.
Atmosphere was very laid back, decor was warm and relaxing. Prices were on par and expected. Nice touch was the hand written sign for our occasion.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded a day ago

Happy Anniversary to you and thank you for celebrating with us! I'm happy to hear that the experience was overall enjoyable! We'll make sure to touch base with our staff to ensure that they are continuously checking in to offer more delightful food and beverage options! Thank you for your feedback! Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wagyu!!!! Sirloin!!! Bone Marrow!! Tartare!!

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vipStarfire
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service…I’ll be back again for sure!

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vipNo10oX
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plenty of parklet seating with heaters. The quality of the fish and the preparation remain top-notch.

Surprised at the number of choices. High quality dining with something for everyone.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded a day ago

So happy to hear that you enjoyed the patio seating and the selections on our menu! We have many previous dishes from pre-pandemic that we are hoping to slowly roll out soon! Hope to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & ambiance

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EthanR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Jeffrey was fanominal, most friendly man on the planet. And the food was stunning, including the Brut Cava they had

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on November 16, 2021

We are so happy that you had a great time with Jeff! He truly is incredible and knows his stuff! So happy to hear that you had a memorable experience with us! If you wish to request Jeff as your server in the future, you can do so in the Reservation Notes! He would be thrilled to take care of you again!

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farins
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing experience overall!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for your kind review! We take all reviews very seriously and are always striving for improvement. The pandemic has given us a lot of fun twists and turns we are not typically used to. We are planning to get some sort of cover for that door to allow ease of our staff being able to run dishes outside, while not making the main dining room too chilly. We appreciate your support during this time and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good. Only thing was it was so loud so hard to have an intimate conversation

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We will be more mindful of the volume that we can control to make it a comfortable environment for conversation. Thanks for keeping us aware! Hope to see you again soon!

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GennaS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance is perfect. We went for our anniversary, we were treated very well! Food is good and service is great!

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Carol
New England
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service charge included 24% tip and was misleadingly high

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vipJazminC
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is one of my favorite places to eat and has been for years. I know times have changed, but I wanted to share the amazing food with some coworkers and they enjoyed it SO much! Not a single bad bite!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for your kind review, Jazmine! We really appreciate your continued support during one of the hardest years for this industry. We are working on the duration of time between courses to eliminate this from happening moving forward and we will continue to work on this. Thank you again for your feedback and continued support! We're nothing without our amazing guests! See you again soon!

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carolw
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! I have been here many times and never been disappointed! Will be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants to dine in. Food and service is always top notch.

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vipChrisT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even on a Tuesday evening, Roka was busy and festive! The food was amazing, the crowd was happy and the service was excellent. Another great meal!

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KiyoM
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We have dined at Roka Akor many times, it is one of our favorite places. This year the service was a bit off. Our server was very kind, however, it seemed there was a shortage of help. We ordered a bottle of wine but no one came to refill our glasses so we had to pour our own wine. The food we ordered came out in a random sequence that didn't make sense. I had a bowl of rice come out but nothing to go with it. We still love the food and will of back.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi Kiyo, Thank you for taking the time to provide your review! We take all reviews very seriously as we are always looking for ways to improve. Your observation is correct - we are short staffed in many departments and are trying our best to bulk up for our upcoming holiday season. We appreciate you're feedback and your support during one of the hardest years for many industries. While we may be short staffed, we still strive to give all of our guests an impeccable experience. Thank you, again!

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Ella
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was a little pricey. Also there is so much service charge. For 3 people was 95.00

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FoodEater
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best (and most) food I’ve ever had in my entire life.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for your awesome review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed all the dishes and treated yourself to a good time! We are doing a Gift Card purchase special until the end of the year: With every $100 gift card purchased, you can receive a $25 voucher gift card as a gift from us! (Now until the end of the year!)

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vipJamieB
San Francisco
165 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The omakase dinner is spectacular! The service is wonderful!
One of our favorite places in SF, not to be missed!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for your awesome review! You can always request for your same server for your next visit! Hope to see you again soon!

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vipNicholaR
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my moms birthday and it was incredible. The staff was lovely, food was amazing.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for your kind review! We are so happy to hear that you all had a great time for your special occasion! Hope to see you again soon! We will be open for NYE to bring in what we can only hope will be a better year than last! Cheers!

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

ROKA NEVER DISAPPOINTS! The staff is amazing and the food is delicious 🤗

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roka Akor always impresses me. I love everything from the steak to the sushi to the veggie sides. Nothing out of the kitchen is short of excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my birthday and ordered the 5-course omakase. Our service was spectacular, and the food was unforgettably delicious.

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DanielsH
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was out of this world! The service was fantastic, couldn’t have asked for anything more from our experience.

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vipEricaR
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal, drinks and service.

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Frank
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place - bar downstairs is very quaint. Good selection of fish and wine. Unfortunately, ran out of oysters :( Prices are a bit high; but inline for the area.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on October 23, 2021

Thank you for your review, Frank! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere of the lounge and the food and drinks! Oysters are something we are trying to carry on a regular basis but they go quick! Hopefully you get a chance to have them on your next visit in!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We sat outside and had a great meal. The food was presented nicely and was flavorful.

Bar service could have been faster, but it is a hard time to staff so it’s understandable. The roka mule was almost all ice, but the second cocktail was more reasonable.

4/5

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on October 23, 2021

Thank you for your review! We take all reviews very seriously as we are always looking for ways to improve! I'm glad to hear that your meal was enjoyable! I'm sorry to hear about the delay on the beverages, but I appreciate your understanding of the difficult times this industry is in. We will address this nonetheless to ensure we can have speedy service for our thirsty guests! Thank you again for taking the time to provide your feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

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CathyN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great attention to service. Expensive. Had the Tuna Takaki - hardly any flavor. Drinks seemed to have little punch to them. Veggie items were as expected.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Eric was awesome! We ordered whatever he recommended and liked liking it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience. Seated with birthday greetings, birthday card and comp bday dessert after our awesome super good meal❤️ Our server Will was great. Request seating area granted. 5 stars! Thank you so much for the great dining experience Roka Akor!

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MichaelS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and wonderful service. What a nice anniversary

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Diane
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A little slow on the service but overall good experience!

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PatrickC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Was our anniversary and not a mention or congratulations from the staff. It’s our 3rd anniversary dinner there.

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CheS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very expensive but very worth it. Went hey with my wife for our anniversary and we are glad we did. Very memorable

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vipBianca
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect every timr

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Nailz
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The twice cooked corn is always our favorite at Roka Akor. All other dishes were terrific, too. Notable starter is the crispy rice with tuna tartare!! Wagyu sirloin with bone marrow was very tasty , too.

Service was smooth and gracious.

Music not to our taste; too loud and too thumping of a beat,enough to force a material increase in spoken volume required to have a conversation with our table mates.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for your review! We're so happy to hear that your dining experience was enjoyable and that your dishes were tasty and enjoyable as well. Thank you for your note about the music. We try and monitor it as best we can, but we will take a more proactive approach moving forward. Hope to see you again soon!

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vipMTVM
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server, Edwin was awesome! The food was fantastic. We plan to come back again soon!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on October 11, 2021

So glad to hear that you enjoyed the service and the experience as a whole! If you're ever interested in having your same server, you can request them for your next visit! (Erik, I believe it was!) We look forward to you next visit!

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Roka Akor - San Francisco is rated 4.7 stars by 1592 OpenTable diners.

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