Roka Akor - San Francisco

4.7
1567 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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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
31 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Not a good, high-value experience and the food/etc was overpriced considering. VERY disappointing.

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vipIsabellaY
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing experience at RokaAkor.
We had birthday dinner and really enjoyed our meal.
Great service, delicious food and creative drinks.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for your kind review, Isabella! We're so glad that the birthday was well spent with us! We enjoyed having you here! Hope to see you again soon!

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dsolin
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love all their delicious food and service. Can’t wait to come back soon!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed the service and food! We are slowly expanding our menu! We may have something new on our menu for your next visit! Hope to see you again soon!

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MarleneN
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the Omakase, and upgraded to the steak dish to the A5 Wagyu Beef from Miyazaki. There were 5 courses, but each course, had 2+ dishes. Everything was perfect. And the Wagyu Beef was amazing, melted like butter. Highly recommend trying the Omakase

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on October 11, 2021

We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your Omakase experience! It is a great way to explore and enjoy all aspects of our menu. We look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They include a service and SF charge totaling 25% to your bill. They should advise you of this. The waiter did not. So be mindful so you don’t double tip uneccesarily. Also, we’ve been before a food was amazing and fresh. This time not so much. They were out of the tiger shrimp tempura which was disappointing since it’s a popular dish there. And the food quality flavor and taste was not as good as it typically has been. My guess it’s not fresh. The drinks were good though and that will never disappoint.

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Sara
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Our server was great! The food was a bit salty. The 8oz wagyu filet and the crispy Brussels sprouts were too overcooked. Overall it was a good experience. I hope they improve the food quality in the future.

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michaelf
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Consumer beware! U will be charged an additional 20% on your bill WITHOUT A TIP FOR THE SERVER INCLUDED. No one told us this. Its no fun when a $400 meal becomes $800 . U HAVE BEEN WARNED!

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vipEmigra
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very amicable service. Ambience is great, well designed and well mataimes. It is pricey but it corresponds in valie

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails. Service was nice too. Amazing flavors!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on September 29, 2021

Thank you for your review! We change our cocktails seasonally! Check them out as we head into the Winter months!

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vipQueenbee
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our very first time to have dinner at Kora akor. We had the 5-course omakase which was highly recommended. The food presentation was amazing and the food was to die for. The full experience was excellent.
We Highly recommend it.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on September 29, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, Queenbee! The Omakase is definitely a great experience and a great way to explore the menu without making a lot of decisions! Next time you're in, we have a lot of great dishes that may not have been featured in your Omakase and seasonal options as well! Hope to see you again soon!

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JedE
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, food was very good and outstanding costumer service.

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JeffreyB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants! There's a reason why I always choose Roka Akor to celebrate any important dates, and that's because the food, service and ambience are top-quality. I've been here on multiple occasions to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and my engagement, and have never been disappointed. The food is prepared in a very delicious and elegant way, from fresh fish from their raw bar to rich steaks cooked to your preference. I always leave Roka feeling extremely satisfied, and I look forward to finding more reasons/occasions to head to Roka for an amazing experience.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on September 29, 2021

Thank you for your awesome review, Jeffery! Love to hear that you find our spot a great place for a celebration! If you're ever looking to host a sizeable party here, feel free to reach out! We would love to host an amazing experience for you and your friends!

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vipV15V
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Great service Great vegetarian options as well. Omakase experience was amazing.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on September 29, 2021

Thank you for your review! Glad to see that the vegetarian options were also enjoyable! We are hoping to expand our menu to offer some more great vegan/vegetarian options soon!

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PaulaK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly and attentive service. Amazing place for a celebration or party. Highly recommend the bone marrow and blackened cod.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on September 29, 2021

Thank you for your thoughtful review! So glad to hear that the service was attentive and the food was enjoyable! If you haven't had the chance to order takeout from us, we have some great deals that we only offer for carryout! Try them out next time you're feeling like staying in! Thanks for your review!

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Jason
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, but it was really weird that the 18% gratuity fee doesn’t go towards tip. We added actual tip, but baseline prices should really be raised instead of adding this confusing fine-print non-tip fee.

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GoriR
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parking was very difficult but the sushi was very fresh and delicious

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for your kind review! Sorry that you had a difficult time with parking. You can always give us a call before your reservation to ask what garages are best for our location, we have a few go-to's. Glad to hear that the fresh sushi made for a great time though! You can also request to sit at our sushi counter, for an up-close view of our chefs at work! Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in SF. It’s been 8/8 for me on blowing my mind with unique flavors. It’s expensive but worth it for nice occasions.

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Scott
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This experience was not as good as the last few times.

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heyrey
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful presentation, attentive service. One of the best dining experiences in SF.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Perfect for date night!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for your review! Happy to hear that it is a great date night destination! With our new addition of the patio and our intimate bar and lounge, we have many different great spaces for a good date night experience! Try sitting at our Robata or Sushi counter for your next date night for an up-close view of our chefs at work!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO DELICIOUS

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service!! Great food

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MartinA
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Oscar and cook Nate were outstanding. Everyone described the food as they were serving us. GM Erin came to our table to check on us. It was very pleasant experience.
We will see you soon again.

The Best
Martin Annush

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thanks for your review Martin! It was so great to chat with you! So happy to hear that Oscar and Chef Nate provided you with a memorable experience! Don't be a stranger and come back! We can hold seats at the sushi counter for you to chat up Chef Nate again! Looking forward to your return!

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Roka Akor - San Francisco is rated 4.7 stars by 1567 OpenTable diners.

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