About Roka Akor - Scottsdale

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.

7299 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Dinner: Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
Happy Hour: Daily 4:30-7:00pm

Cross Street:
North of Indian Bend on Scottsdale Rd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 306-8800

Website:
http://rokaakor.com/scottsdale/

Catering:
Please contact Kari Morris at 480-306-8800 to book your next event.

Parking Details:
Roka Akor offers self parking as well as complimentary valet on Friday and Saturday.

Executive Chef:
Tyson Tellez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Roka Akor rolls out another Top Rated Happy Hour for martini lovers and foodies. Come and enjoy half off all Premium Gin and Vodka Martini's as well as a variety of Roka Akor Signature Shochu Infusions and Cocktails. To complement cocktail hour, Executive Chef Tyson Tellez has put together a bar menu covering all of Roka's signature dishes, plus a few additions at a discounted price. Doors open daily at 4:30PM!

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Roka Akor will be open on Christmas Eve from 4:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. In addition to our normal offerings, we will have seasonal ala carte specials consisting of Roasted Kabocha Soup, Smoked Duck Tataki, Winter Vegetable Hot Pot, Beef Short Ribs, and Ube Custard for dessert.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Roka Akor will be closed on Christmas Day.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us for 2018 New Year's Eve "Night at the Masquerade". In addition to our ala carte menu, we will be offering a 5:00 p.m. seating, set menu for $78. 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. seatings will feature a set menu for $128 that includes a complimentary glass of Piper Heidsieck Champagne.

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Private Dining

Adjacent to the main dining room, our two private dining rooms are available for seating parties up to 20 guests.

Roka Akor - Scottsdale Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
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Good for a Date (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Romantic (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Healthy (7)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (4)
Casual (3)
Cozy (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Saskatoon)·Dined 4 days ago

Really enjoyed the food again and I loved the atmosphere
John our server was funny and engaging

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

Second time at Roka - we loved our first visit Nd thought this trip was just ok.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

This was an interesting place. Think of an extremely high end Benihana that doesn’t have the Teppanyaki tables. Great steaks and food, with sushi. We sat at the bar. It was a bit spendy for two people ($500) but good none-the-less. I think it would be great for a couple who wants sushi and the other wants steak.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

From the moment we sat down our waiter Caleb tried to up-sell us on every item...before we could even order a drink he was selling us the chef's tasting menu and special apps, even neglecting the specials for the evening. Once we ordered our main course - Caleb up-selling items like a $28 mushroom side - our food arrived at random and incorrectly. We were not told food would be served as prepared. Our incorrect seasonable vegetable tempura order only arrived as prawns and should have had veggies and fish, the veggies/fish came after everyone else was done with their main course. The maitre d' did give our table a lovely dessert display, but with so many issues, we have no urge to return. So disappointing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

For our last dinner in Scottsdale, we chose Roka Akor. We’ve heard great things about this place...especially their happy hour menu. As soon as we sat down at their lounge, we were greeted by a cute bartender named Leigh that congratulated us on our anniversary. She had some recommendations for us...so we went a little crazy and order drinks and 8 dishes to try on their HH menu. My favorites were the shishito peppers and the hamachi rolls. Their yakitoris were good too. But I think what made our meal even better was how sweet Leigh was and how the chef created a little dessert fruit plate for us that made our last impressions of Scottsdale so great!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

One of our favorite places to take out of town guests. Incredible flavors and best staff

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Beef was amazing but the sushi was average at best especially given the price. Service was terrific with kaleb one of the better servers we have had. overall experience could have been better if the sushi was any good but for $50 for a couple of pieces of sushi I expect it to be amazing.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This is really an excellent restaurant has a excellent menu with good specials. It also has fantastic Japanese beef. Excellent service excellent drinks around great dining experience

Tags: Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Healthy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Dinner with friends! Awesome food service and experience!!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food was on point and service excellent. Danny was excellent

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Omakase was amazing. Chef treated us to an absolute treat. Service was good. The ambiance was a slight turn off due to the loud music, which made having a conversation very difficult. Overall it was a good experience and would recommend to foodies looking for a good tasting menu in Scottsdale.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Justin is a great manager.
Exceptional service by Olivia

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I have been to this restaurant quite a few times and always enjoyed the Omakase menu. I must say the experience I had this past Sunday was a bit disappointing. The raw fish that was served was definitely way off, from freshness to taste, compared to past experiences with the restaurant.

I hope this was just a one-time miss, perhaps on a slow Sunday; however, for the price being charged for the Omakase menu, one would expect the chef will serve the best and freshest ingredients in any given day.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great food. A little pricey....Disappointed they out of Branzino and Brussels Sprouts @7:15pm.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Roka Akor is our favorite restaurant in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. We eat there every single time we come out to Scottsdale and it is always fabulous.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Resturant manager Paul took great care of us for our special occasion and of course Chef Jason never disappoints. The best experience in Town.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Its okay, the service could be better, a very large place and only two tables for dinner.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Waiter touched me too much to the point of driving me crazy

Changed drinks to use cheaper ingredients recently
Changed wasabi too

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 27, 2017

1st time we went loved it! Good food, great value with Scottsdale Dining Card, quiet enough to hear each other. This time they would not let us use our card on more than half the entrees that are marked Market. Last time they did allow. So value for us was bad. Noise was so bad we could not hear the person next to us.

Not for us.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The new General manager Paul is outstanding. Caleb as a server was also outstanding.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Fantastic sushi spot in Scottsdale! Great off the menu offerings-just ask!! Staff is fantastic and knows the menu very well. Will stop in again next time I'm in town.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tapas, Bar Seating, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very good sushi. Creative options. Great beef options too. Good selection of cocktails, wine and sake. Hostess very friendly. Wait staff great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Tasting menu was plentiful with a lot of different flavors!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Unbelievable tasting menu, service was spectacular, great variety

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great sushi! Everything from the grill is good.

Terrific Happy Hour.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 29, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in town!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My first visit. Great selection on the menu. Loved my Chilean Sea bass. Not offered on a lot of menus. Service was excellent, if our server was busy there were others to make sure everything was good. Seemed to be a strong support/team mentality towards customer service. Nice, clean atmosphere with a "trendy" LA style vibe. Will definitely come back . . .

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This is our favorite Japanese steakhouse. We love the quality of food and it’s presentation. They have excellent service and has vibrant atmosphere. I love the location. Overall, this a great place to take your special friends and family for a celebration or a memorable dinner. I love their omakase style dining. It’s well worth it for the reasonable price.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wonderful experience! Amazing staff

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Walked in early for our reservation but got seated right away. Oysters & sushi, Steak tataki appetizer was great.
Steak & Branzino great. I ordered the crab leg entree It was terrible. Small amount Crab was cut up in a pool of butter not even in the shell for &70.00. Wife had had a upset stomach the next day from something she ate. FYI she drank water.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

A very chic, yet casual Japanese restaurant. Outstanding sashimi as well as miso cod, amazing pork belly. Excellent selection of sake. Certainly the best Japanese in he greater Phoenix area.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

My son and I went during restaurant week for his 33'rd birthday. Food was fantastic and our waiter John was great! We will go back and check out the rest of the menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We had a wonderful meal! The sushi and miso black cod were amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was excellent! It just so happened to be restaurant week, which allowed us to try a variety of flavors, perfect for our first visit. The black cod was wonderfully cooked and the presentation was beautiful.

We are excited to come again and try additional menu items.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

This was our 1st visit and we decided to take advantage of restaurant week to give Roka Akor a try. We sat at the cooking area and were taken care of very well by the chef. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we returned the next night to treat a friend for dinner. We definitely plan to come back again soon. Thanks!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Seasonal, Cozy, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We lived in Japan for 10 years so we expected typical American Japanese food but this was exceptional and unique. There are many items available that do not include raw fish so we think it is appropriate for anyone whether they like sushi or not. If you do like sushi it is excellent quality. We have never had better in Arizona.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had an amazing dining experience!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Awesome experience!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 8, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Scottsdale! Always good food and service!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Pleasant atmosphere and unique menu. Everything we had was delicious and definitely not something available anywhere else we've found. Be aware that nothing here is cheap, but it IS worth the cost.

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