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About Roka Akor - San Francisco
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.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Steakhouse, Japanese, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: M-F 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: Su-Th 5:30pm-10:00pm
Dinner: F-Sa 5:30pm-11:00pm
Happy Hour in Roka Bar 4:30-6:30pm daily.
Jackson & Montgomery (entrance on Jackson)
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking can be a challenge in our neighborhood. For convenient parking there is a lot located on Columbus St. just north of Jackson St.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for $1.00 Oysters and all night Happy Hour in Roka Bar every Sunday.
Happy Hour daily from 4:30pm-6:30pm.
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Accessible for private celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate meetings, and more, Roka Akor’s private rooms and event design planners will ensure every private party is a seamless and unforgettable dining experience. Roka Akor’s private dining options can accommodate 8 to 120 guests.
Roka Akor - San Francisco Ratings and Reviews
Loved the interior design and architecture inside Roka Akor, there's a dramatic concrete/wood entranceway and they have a gorgeous dining area that is airy with lots of wood.
Our dishes were all delicious. We both shared the tempura shrimp, which was surprisingly large at a good price. Loved the slightly spicy dipping sauce and the tempura was perfectly crispy with fresh tiger shrimp.
I ordered the Chirashi ($22) and my colleague ordered the snow crab roll. We both loved our dishes. I thought mine had generous portions of fish and it was all buttery soft on a nice bed of rice with some salmon roe.
It was difficult to get the attention of the servers, and that's one area that could've been improved in the experience, but I'd definitely give it another try in the evening.
We had an excellent dinner at this restaurant the night before and decided to return for lunch the next day. The same hostess was again, very friendly and welcoming. We were seated at the sushi bar with comfortable chairs and an opened and airy bustling kitchen. We chose from the enticing restaurant week menu. Waiter waited on us right away. I began my meal with the Mizuna Salad with grapefruit, lotus root chips, white asparagus and avocado. I enjoyed all the flavors in this salad...very refreshing and well balanced. Since Roka Akor is a steakhouse, my next course would be the New York Steak with sautéed Japanese mushrooms...well seared, cooked perfectly, char on the outside and moist on the inside...well flavored, tender and scrumptious! My husband started his meal with the Escolar Tataki with white asparagus and yuzu. The Escolar Tataki was very fresh and tasty and was a great choice. He also had the New York Steak. The lunch meal includes Miso Soup and Steamed Rice. I enjoyed their German Reisling so much the night before that I had another glass. Wait staff and servers were very helpful and efficient. They complemented each other. Good quality of food and great atmosphere led to a satisfying dining experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.
My bf and I came here during SF Restaurant Week.
While the other dishes that were part of the set menu were good, the wagyu sirloin and bone marrow stole the spotlight. We'd absolutely come back for this dish again!
Tip for next year's Restaurant Week: If you can't snag a reservation, the Restaurant Week menu is available not only in their main dining room but also in their bar/ lounge area.
Had dinner during Restaurant Week. Dinner menu is very enticing. 4 course menu for $65. Hostess at the door was very warm and friendly. Led us into a beautiful spacious well lit dining room with great atmosphere and a bustling opened kitchen. I ordered the yellowtail sashimi with shallots and poached garlic ponzu...good, but a little fishy. Yuzu miso marinated black cod wrapped in a Japanese Magnolia leaf is flavorful, flaky, and moist and beautifully presented. Next course came the Chef Choice of five piece assorted sashimi, which includes octopus, tuna, salmon and two other types of Hamachi fish and these were tasty and presented nicely. My husband had the wagyu sirloin with grilled bone marrow and spicy sweet garlic soy. The wagyu was seared well on the outside, juicy and moist on the inside and delicious; the marrow was very rich. Both of us had the warm valrhona chocolate cake with almond caramel and vanilla ice cream. The caramel was too sweet for my taste. What I favored was the glass of German Reisling (Schloss Schonborn, Kabinett, Erbacher, Marcobrunn, Rheingau, Germany 2003). It has a mild taste of sweetness and was a perfect pairing to my yuzu miso marinated black cod. Service was well-timed and attentive. Comfortable chairs, great food, bustling at times and great people watching. We had a great experience and we will be back!
Went for SF restaurant week. The sashimi, wagyu beef, and bone marrow was exceptional. It’s expensive so I would only go for special occasions but the restaurant week deal was worth it. Also, happy hour only applies to the downstairs bar, even if it’s the same drinks. Got free champagne for our anniversary.
LOVED IT AND WILL RETURN.
THAT BEING SAID, THERE WERE DRAWBACKS:
1. THE WAITER KEPT TRYING TO UPSELL - BOTH US AND TABLES AROUND US. ANNOYING AND UNNECCESSARY.
2. WAITSTAFF MIXED BEAUTIFULLY, FRESHLY GRATED HORSERADISH FOR US WITH SOY, AND ADDED TOO MUCH SOY.
3. THE SPOONS PROVIDED FOR THE SCRUMPTIOUS DESSERT WERE ALARMINGLY LARGE SOUPSPOONS AND CAUSED US TO STRETCH OUR MOUTHS UNCOMFORTABLY. WHY DOES THE RESTAURANT NOT PROVIDE SMALLER SPOONS?
I usually loved the restaurant , entertain there frequently and concerdered as a regular at the restaurant. But, this one was a great dissatisfaction! Starting with the gal who answered the phone , I was running 5 -10 min late,out of courtesy, I called, she argued and argued and insisted on changing my reservation to 6 o’clock . Later, found out this was to avoid paying 1000 OpenTable points. (This happened once before). If you cannot afford paying 1000 point you should never advertised that. The first time maybe a mistake , second time, then it is intentionally. By charging customers time to avoid paying is CHEATING and CHEAP!! Food were really salty. Even though it’s cooked by the the same crews, it’s like I was in a completely different restaurant. Worst thing of operating a restaurant is inconsistence !
As we were leaving, out of three employees at the door, no one said thanks for coming, every one had a very long face. As we just got out of the door, my guest touched the glass part of the door, the man immediately took out a cloth to wipeout her hand prints right away with a big frown on his face then gave my friend a dirty look. I am in total shock for the treatments.
I’ve spent thousands at the restaurant, usually it’s great, but, it only this time it’s REALLY BAD!!
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