Roka Akor - Scottsdale

4.6
2029 reviews
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Roka Akor - Scottsdale brings an unparalleled combination of thoughtful design and contemporary Robata Japanese cuisine to four locations across the U.S., including Scottsdale, AZ, San Francisco, CA, Houston, TX, Chicago and Skokie, IL.
Roka Akor’s menu changes seasonally, including a rotating selection of prime-cut 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.
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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire meal was unforgettable, from the butterfish tataki appetizer, blackened cod entree, and pot de creme for dessert. The pork belly appetizer is also a must and you can't go wrong with any of the sushi maki. We'll be back! A new favorite spot for our whole table

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Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Unfortunately our Wagyu steak was cooked on the very "raw" side. We had requested medium rare.
Upon our request it was returned and came back very slightly cooked. Upon "their" request, as well as managements, they sympathetically asked to recorrect it once again. It was too late in our dining experience and the evening to continue with waiting for the main entree.
Kudos to their attempts though.

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MP
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Too loud, slow service, nice food presentation. I won’t go back!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was good. The fish wasn’t as good As the last few times we’ve been in but everything else was delicious.

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DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service! Best service I've experienced in years. The food was outstanding.

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Phoenix
103 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Decent happy hour prices and good selection. The food is Freshes seafood you could ever get in the valley. The ambience is set for romantic date or business meeting setting. The lamb is a must try prepared simple but very delicious and tender soft

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Phoenix
50 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just amazing. Great waiter and team. Food so delicious

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bradley was the greatest server. Lobster tempura was awesome! Can't wait yo return!!!

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S
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was not very good at all. I realize that eating at the bar is different than a normal table but it wasn’t a good experience regardless. They brought our food out as separate times (we ordered a full dinner off the regular menu in addition to happy hour apps) and somehow my husband was able to get and eat his steak before my soup ever made it to the table. It came nearly a half hour later. We came here for our anniversary and won’t be back.

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CO
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great service and great food! Omakase is the best option.

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VM
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was so happy with our experience. The service was amazing and knowledgeable about their menu. Loved it!

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KS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We were seated at the sushi bar even though we weren’t eating sushi and it was freezing cold. There were vents, understandably because of the hot grills they were cooking on, that were blowing down on us. We asked to be moved and were moved around the corner of the bar to no avail. The server said he’d had others complain about how cold it was. We said forget it and walked out, followed by presumably a manager, who then said that he’d put us at a warm table. We replied that they’d had a chance to do that before and wouldn’t. We left and went to the Chart House which was superb.

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LA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love dining at Roma Akor and Wesley is always so hospitable. He knows the menu well, super friendly and gives great suggestions!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Food and service outstanding. definitely will go back

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was great

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious food and great service! Been going for years and never a disappointment! Yum!!

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New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and experience!

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KS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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MM
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter David was amazing and made my birthday/Easter celebration one to remember. The food was on point as always.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heather Did A great job!

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Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Roka Akor and our dinner on Sunday was no exception. Hubby had the giant tiger prawn and I had the guinea hen. Both were amazing. The sushi is extremely fresh and carefully prepared. It was a top notch meal. Our server Michael was very good too. He took time with us to answer our questions and was very friendly and personable.

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AB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was exceptional.

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ES
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Slow service

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AB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Expensive. Been 4 times. Consistently excellent in every way. Kobe is as good as I have had. Excellent O-Toro. Service is personal and excellent. Can't say enough good things. If you love super high end Japanese cuisine, this is a must!

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NB
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We eat here at least once a month because the food is so good. The servers are the best, very friendly and helpful.

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CP
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome evening for
Our Family!!!

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MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific Meal in a beautiful ambiance with great service

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Hostess forgot us at bar.had to remind her we were there 10mins after we should have been seated.Ordered Omakase.1st course came before I could even order wine.somm rectifies bybsending back.1st few courses flew at us.far too fast a pace.sashimi was great, although not nearly best I’ve had.tataki very good.main courses took forever to arrive.easily 15mins between courses after we had finished previous course.wegyu arrived well done and not very good.server rectified with fresh plate which was cooked perfectly, although again not even as good as the local ribeyes I’m used to let alone real wegyu I’ve had previously.dessert finally arrived; probably 20mins after final course.some might appreciate this dessert....huge.i found it comically large akin to something you might cobble together at an all u can eat buffet. Overall service was mixed: somm very good, server very friendly, hostess inept, pace completely off. Ambience: toward end of our meal staff were clearly getting ready for end of shift, moving chairs and tables and dishes and trophies of garbage thru the restaurant. Wait til my experience is over to do that work. Omakase value is not there. For the same cost we ate at Cafe Monarch the previous evening and received way better service and incredible food. Here I felt closer to PF Chang’s than to Monarch. I can’t recommend unless maybe half the cost.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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JR
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and well trained in customer service.

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Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Aside from the high prices, Roka Akor continues to deliver top quality food and service. Unusual preparations create always flavor-filled dishes, presented beautifully. We both enjoyed again the Lamb Cutlet entree, perfectly cooked and booming with great flavors. Chose a Tempura appetizer and felt the Tempura was perfect. It is one of the noisiest restaurants in town, and that's saying a lot in a town that is filled with vibrant, but noisy, restaurants. Happily we were seated in a side section that managed to buffer some of the noise. It's a great special occasion location.

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GE
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, especially the lobster tempura appetizer and the slice rib eye
Service was excellent with Wesley
5-Star experience

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M
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The Omakase dining experience was wonderful and delightful. Each dish was delicious and brought a new, tasting sensation.

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CA
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is excellent. The noise level was a tiny bit loud but we were sitting in the middle of the restaurant so that could have effected it. The service was good however they forgot an appetizer and we had to asked three times to get it. Over all an stylish ambiance with excellent food.

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KH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food here is top notch. The service was great and very attentive. It was a little loud to talk in a group but the food was what we came for and we had fun!!

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Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Large restaurant with good food. Sushi was good but expensive. Enjoyable evening

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Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

This is the first time we were disappointed at Roka Akor. Thursday nights are touted for their always wonderful $1 oysters. We arrived very early at 5:30 to indulge in our favorite Thursday special but they were already gone. Knowing that we would be there, our favorite server, Hannah, saved the last 4 us. She's very sweet. We were 4 for dinner on Thursday so 1 oyster each was a terrible disappointment.

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j
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Daniel our server did a good job taking care of us. We had a food allergy in the party and they did a good accommodating it. Food was great. Sake was great! Nice evening.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been here many times. The food is outstanding. Beautiful atmosphere but a little bit noisy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food!

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