Roka Akor - San Francisco

4.7
1435 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
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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vipTheTruthIs
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Eric was fantastic. Food excellent. Bar ambiance so-so.

Problem: My iPhone camera was broken so I could not pull up menu for food or wine. I was given paper food menu and wine by the glass. I ordered a bottle of Anduluna Cellar Malbec. By the glass it was 12 dollars. Eric did not have a wine menu. So I said it's usually four times the price of a glass. He agreed. However, I was charged fifty four dollars.

It's actually stupid that they don't have paper menu backups. Everyone does not carry a cell phone. I only do when expecting business calls. And in this case my camera was broken.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeremiah our server was great! food was great! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Roka! Food was delicious & service was great! Highly recommend dining here!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 5 and sat in the side room. We ordered the 5 course prefix dinner. It was outstanding! Would definitely recommend.

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DanielD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food is good quality but many of the items are very overpriced for what they are. Service was OK but it is obvious they prioritize certain tables.

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Mariaelisa
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals my boyfriend and I have ever had - and we know good food! We had one roll of sushi, two modern nigiri and sashimi to start. Everything was super fresh and the flavors were paired beautifully. We ended with steaks and fries for good measure. Every bite was perfect from start to finish and the service highly attentive - can't ask for anything more.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on May 4, 2021

Thank you for your thoughtful review! So glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and service! We are looking to expand our menu soon for even more great options! Stay tuned!

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vipDaveB
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We loved the sushi. Didn't do any BBQ this night but good restaurant with high quality dishes. We will come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly exceptional

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently celebrated my birthday here and was extremely pleased with my experience. The waiters were attentive, personal, and efficient. I especially appreciated their accommodation of gluten-free items. I have Celiac disease and they brought gluten-free soy sauce for the whole table and advised against gluten-containing items. The drinks and food were incredibly tasty. I loved being able to see the chefs preparing food on a charcoal fire and the booth they seated my party at was super spacious. Additionally, they brought me sorbet as a sweet treat and champagne for the table. I highly recommend Roka Akor for your next special occasion or a fun night out.

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RyannG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The omakase was a wonderful experience for the palate and our server, Jeff, was very knowledgeable in walking us through the offerings as well as fun tidbits about the restaurant’s unique aspects

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thank you for your review, Ryan! Thrilled to hear that you had a great experience in the lounge with Jeff! We are hoping to expand our menu soon, hopefully we will see you in the near future!

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vipAdamK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on April 17, 2021

Thanks for the review, Adam! We're hoping to expand our menu soon! Stay tuned!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food took a very long time to come out and tasted like it had been sitting out for at least 20 min before we ate it, or perhaps had been prepped in advance several hours ago. Definitely didn’t taste freshly made. Nigiri also came out slightly warm/ took temperature which was quite concerning.

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Elena
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved it! Great sushi and appetizers. We will be back.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on April 17, 2021

Thanks for the review, Elena! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the sushi! We're looking to expand our menu in the near future! Hope to see you soon!

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vipCarlaD
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Coovid measures in place

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Sandy
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was fantastic but my review is based on service which was terrible. I don’t know if it was because we were a young crowd but service was unacceptable. When we first got there the waiter only offered tap water. I asked if we could have bottled and he said yes but it costs more and there was an awkward pause and I assured him that was okay. Second, our food came before our plates and utensils. We sat there for five minutes wondering what we were suppose to eat with. It took 10 minutes to flag our server down for just utensils and plates. On top of that, they didn’t have soy sauce or sauce plates for us. I mean what sushi restaurant doesn’t offer soy sauce for their guests? Anyways, I asked for the bill 5 different times to two different servers. I asked four times for to go boxes. Our bill was 3.4K. I expect better service especially if our gratuity of $600 was already included in the bill. Great food. Terrible service. Will not dine here again.

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sfvisitor
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family decided to eat at this restaurant because every other restaurant couldn’t seat us within 1 hour and we were hungry. It ended up being the best meal we’ve had in a long time! We ordered their ribs and they fell right off the bone, perfectly cooked. It was surprising because their ribs were better than any steakhouse! And everything else we ordered was perfect. The service was fantastic!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to post this review! We're so glad that we could accommodate your immediate needs! We consider ourselves a steakhouse that specializes in Japanese cuisine! For your next visit, check out our other steak options to get a further idea of what we offer! Hope to have you back again soon!

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AshleyP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

There was an SF charge that looked odd. Food was a little bland.

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vipdulcez
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time ever trying Omasake.. I would highly recommend it. Roka exceeds my expectation from service, atmosphere to the food. Best sashimi I've ever had. Can't wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The outdoor ambiance was really nice. I really enjoyed the ginger broccoli. The sushi was also very tasty and fresh. I’d definitely be willing to go back on a night that’s a little less crowded.

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Gayani
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service. So fun. Will come again for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for birthdays or any other special occasions

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always love Roka! Good food, service was a little slow.. but they were busy so understandable.

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vipNina
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I had an outrageously horrible experience at this restaurant. The service was absolutely terrible and the waiter would not communicate with me at all, mixed up my order.
I thought this is the highly rated restaurant, but they use low quality ingredients like imitation crab meat for their rolls😱

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vipMichaelS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were finally sited inside although the limit 4 at this moment.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

When went last night in a party of 4 and the food was as always amazing. Everything was great.

The only thing we did not like is that not at least one thing like maybe the 2 desserts were not comped. The bill came out to $1200 for 4 people and we were celebrating 2 birthdays. I know we should have not expected anything free but it seems a bit crazy.

Also there were still tables there seated and the waiter told us that they have a curfew. He did not say it in a rude way but we were leaving the fact that we left and they still had people seated disturbed our party. It left a bad taste to our experience. Love the place but because of these reasons will not be returning.

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Houdini
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants, and the best place for surf & turf (sushi & steak). Make sure you get at least one of their steaks, they cook it on an open wood fire robata grill.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday. The waygu beef was delicious. It was perfectly prepared and seasoned. I would definitely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was on point and service was very attentive and exceptional.

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vipArpitaN
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant ever. No argument there 💕

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I’ve been to the Chicago and Old Orchard location and I’m always very pleased with the food and service! Staff in San Francisco are nice and very attentive! Our waiter I think he’s name is Oscar is wonderful! Tanner is also delightful!

Will definitely come back for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Extremely overpriced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining spot! Good music and lights clean and friendly staff

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esthefoodie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was great. However, one of the other servers who came to deliver some of the food asked us to put on masks while we were literally were eating. I’m not sure if it was just us, but he made the experience awkward.

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vipKathrynM
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Outdoor is tough but the food was incredible

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vipDENNIS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was outdoor dining with a very nice setup.
There were plastic sheets to protect against the wind and heaters. It was a very comfortable experience.
Food was good and service was excellent.

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TasteGod
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The sushi’s rolls sucked really bad. It’s equivalent or maybe even worst than grab and go sushi’s. Only thing that was above good was the bone marrow. Didn’t try the steaks but I don’t think I will be back...

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vipJeepzone
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful. Sat outside and they had heaters very comfortable. The food was great. The waiter was A+

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Due to COVID, it was outside seating. As usual, the food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in Roka Akor, and this cozy outdoor seating left the best impressions! Hospitable hosts, The Valentines Day Set Menu food is extremely delicious,beautiful presentation. The service we received was so amazing and we will definitely be back again.

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Roka Akor - San Francisco is rated 4.7 stars by 1435 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.