Roka Akor - San Francisco

4.7
1412 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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4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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Sandy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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!

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AshleyP
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
2 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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 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
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for birthdays or any other special occasions

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OpenTable Diner
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
1 review
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
6 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
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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 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
6 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
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Outdoor is tough but the food was incredible

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esthefoodie
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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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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RaulD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overpriced items/sashimi , you can get the same quality at Trader Joe’s

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vipChrisK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job of translating their menu to be outdoor dining friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food there. It’s my favorite restaurant in all SF.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and service! Every dish was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
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

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on November 30, 2020

Hello and thank you for your feedback. We want to ensure that we take all of our customers feedback into consideration. Was there anything in particular that you had that you were unsatisfied with? I hope that we can address this and make your next experience with us flawless! Thank you again for dining with us and your review, I hope to hear back from you!

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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.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on November 23, 2020

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 on November 23, 2020

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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Roka Akor - San Francisco is rated 4.7 stars by 1412 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.