Roka Akor - San Francisco

4.7
1390 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience3

I wasn’t happy with the food, I have dined there before and decided to go back but was not impressed by the quality

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SandraC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roka Akor has the best customer service and the food was so delicious.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review! We are looking forward to your next visit!

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vipJeffB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent quality of food. They have done a great job with outdoor dining.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review, Jeff! Glad you enjoyed our new patio!

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sTACEYG
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roka never disappoints, we missed visiting this place over the pandemic I’m glad the taste was still there.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thanks for your review and for visiting us! We're glad everything was satisfactory!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner, Roma had a card and free champagne and dessert

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thanks for celebrating your special occasion with us! Glad we were able to make it a special night for you given these uncertain times!

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Junior
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in SF!!!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thanks for your review, Junior! We appreciate your support!

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AlbertK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining inside in 8 months. Amazing service and everyone was VERY spaced out - felt totally safe and comfortable. My kids declared it was the best meal they’ve ever experienced.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for joining us, Albert! We are glad we could make your dining experience as comfortable and safe during these times as possible!

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vipNancy
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful outdoor table and the service was outstanding. It was a special occasion so we splurged for a $160 wagyu beef, sashimi, maki, bone marrow, wine, and dessert. This was one of the best meals of my life! ALL of the waitstaff and employees went out of their way to make the evening special for us. We will definitely be back when we are in SF!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on November 10, 2020

So glad to hear that you enjoyed our new patio setting! We are so happy you had an incredible experience with our service and enjoyed your special occasion!

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vipAndrewH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff permitted us to sit based on our preference near the window.
Wait staff were very attentive, water glasses and hot green tea were full and timing of dishes well paced out.
My companion and I ordered the fried shrimp bowl, scallops and brussel sprouts for appetizers (we both thought they were delicious)
Our entrees were the Wild Salmon and 12 oz Rib Eye steak equally delicious.
For dessert, we ordered the Japanese Strawberry Cheesecake and the Hot Chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream.
We both agree that we would return for another dining experience.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, Andrew! I'm so happy we were able to make your experience a great one! Looking forward to your next visit!

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vipDerek
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a truly memorable experience, amazing omakase tasting menu, superb service, great atmosphere

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vipLinny
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We love Roka Akor server’s are always very pleasant and helpful. They were very agreeable to doing Social distancing and that was much appreciated. Unfortunately the table that was 6 feet away from us was incredibly noisy. I don’t understand why people have to be that loud when you’re in an environment where the ones nearby are not being loud. Consideration would’ve been nice,but they were clueless. Not the restaurants fault. Food was fabulous

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ChrisC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Bad crab legs some was not cooked and tasted really bad and we told the waiter and did not take it off the bills. Don’t order seafood here as smells bad and tastes bad. Manager did not care enough to say sorry. But I will say the steak was amazing!

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Char
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chandler and the other staff were amazing. Food was excellent! I highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food top not h and Jeffery our server was very pleasant and informative and treated us as VIPs

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The server mentioned she couldn’t do a half pour of wine for me when I’ve been there before and have gotten a half pour.

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vipChrisT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. I have always had excellent service and fantastic food. I'll keep coming back!

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KrystalE
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ended up downstairs at the bar instead of upstairs in the main restaurant and the experience was incredible! Very personalized service from the staff and they were happy to take care of my existing reservation so I didn't have to pay/cancel. Food is wonderful. This is a must-visit in SFO!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service. I ate in the bar area and it was amazing

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vipMarcB
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Disappointing compared to Roka in Chicago. The food is very good but not compared to the price.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Great casual ambiance. excellent service! Food was very well prepared but a bit of a let down given all the rave reviews and high prices (due to a la carte ordering)

Sashimi app was great; chefs choice nigiri was average (and thus overpriced) Love black cod and expected melt in your mouth but it was a little too firm and bland. Didn’t care for the heavy sauce.

Others really enjoyed their steaks and mushroom hotpot (sort of like risotto)

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MichaelS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve lived in San Francisco for 40 years. This is my new favorite San Francisco restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is pricey but amazing. Highly recommend the yellowtail, the dumplings, sashimi, and filet to share family style.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambience and the food was delicious. The service was pretty good and the staff friendly. They forgot one of our orders, but besides that it was a great experience.

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AshCol
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday celebration at one of our favorite restaurant places in the city

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I celebrated our third anniversary, we loved the food, we did have to ask for a table by the window, if it’s a special ocasión of course I want the best table!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great service we're awesome, lighting in the restaurant was pretty dark. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Anthony
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a couple times and would recommend this restaurant. Great service & amazing food!

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SPoco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Experience was pleasant, service was great. Typical San Francisco Japanese steakhouse, high price sushi, well plated but lacking flare for price. Rate sashimi in Vegas better, chicken was fabulous, Mayo was overly salty and had peculiar aftertaste. Would recommend, but not a have to return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday dinner. The team gave me a sweet card and comped a tasty ice cream dessert! All of that on top of the amazing food— it was a WOW meal for sure!

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AnnetteT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely the best birthday dinner I have had in a while. The restaurant started a bit noisy but got better as folks left. Our server brought each course at the perfect time leaving enough time for conversation. we had a drink before dinner at the downstairs bar and the bartender/mixologist was amazing and informative.
so much fun and worth the price.

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Mich
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience! They timed out the dishes perfectly (didn't feel rushed or kept waiting). Would definitely come back.

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ChristopherR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is perfect for date night. The waiter gave awesome suggestions. We wanted to try everything on the menu, but our waiter definitely gave us the right choices. Will come back!

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ValiT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roka Akor does not disappoint. We went there with a large party of 12 for my birthday. Erin, the event manager, was easy to work with and made herself very available. We went with the decadent omakase, and each dish was more spectacular than the previous one. Highlights were the king crab legs with chili lime butter, sweet corn with garlic soy butter, and the wagyu filet. And then there was the gorgeous dessert platter. We had an absolutely wonderful time!

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40sSFresident
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Nice for special occasion dining, but not a good value for us normally.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had been to Roka before. The food was good. We ordered a cold appetizer, a hot appetizer, 2 meat dishes, 1 vegetable and a dessert. Personally, I would recommend the Japanese fried chicken (meat) and the roast scallops (hot appetizer). The fried chicken was more like an appetizer dish to me but the portion was quite generous for Roka. My wife like her lamb chops.

At first we were seated at the counter because we liked to seat next to one another. However we were at the side that was closer to the BBQ and it was a little smokey for us. We requested to change to a table and it was taken care of right away.

One thing that we felt very uncomfortable with was that they wanted our ID to redeem our e-gift certificate. This was the first restaurant in our experience that an ID was required for gift certificate redemption. We would think twice if they just wanted to see one but they actually took my wife's driver's license to take "some info" as part of the record of the redemption. It was nice that manager came to our table to explain the policy was to prevent fraud when the same e-gift card was redeemed twice. However with all the identity theft issues going on, Roka did not give us any guarantee that the info taken would definitively not end up into the wrong hands. Moreover the manager said the ID info would be shredded after FIVE years. Who could really make any guarantee for such a long time? Where would they be keeping all these paperwork?

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JenniferK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicous and I like the ambiance. Food presentation was fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Main dish came super late. Almost 45 mins after we got our last appetizer. Waitress did apologize but did nothing else to make up for the experience. Gonna post this on Yelp as well. Food was delicious though.

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vyan
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roka Akor will never disappoint you. I've dined here during happy hour, dinner, and the prix fixe dinner menu during SF Restaurant Week. Roka Akor's service, food, and drinks are always exceptional. Dinner can get pretty pricey, but happy hour and prix fixe menu during SF Restaurant Week are valuable deals that you cannot pass up. If you find yourself at this fine establishment, the marinated black cod, Japanese mushroom rice, any of the Japanese wagyu beef options with bone marrow, and chocolate cake are an absolute must try!

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RachelC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love love love love Roka! It never fails that’s why I keep coming back! Hosted a lot of people over from out of town, family dinner and my birthday. They have great cocktails, fine selection of wines and sake. Tried their restaurant week menu which was amazing! Will be back very soon! Highly recommend it :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic. Service can be just a tiny bit slow if you’re trying to get in and out but the food is amazing for a good price and the ambiance is great. Does get slightly loud but not too loud to have to shout.

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Roka Akor - San Francisco is rated 4.7 stars by 1390 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.