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!

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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (25)
Special Occasion (24)
Good for a Date (20)
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Authentic (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Hot Spot (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Romantic (15)
Tasting Menu (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Fun (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Good for Groups (7)
Healthy (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
People Watching (5)
Tapas (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Spicy (4)
Casual (3)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Cozy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was delicious. The butterfish appetizer was beautiful and yummy. The miso cod was tender and delicious. The vegetable tempura was beautifully presented and a nice assortment. We had the green tea tart with green tea ice cream which was okay. Probably wouldn't order that again. Would definitely get the first three dishes again. Service was excellent!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

The food is some of the best in town. The misconception is that it is a Sushi place.
Oh they have ok sushi and sashimi, but other dishes steal the show.
Check it out.

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

It gets better each time!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

We went to Roka Akor after receiving a gift card. What a wonderful experience!

Not being a japanese steakhouse expert, the menu looked pretty...foreign. We were as a bit of a loss on what to order. Our server was excellent, and asked what our budget was and said he would just order a good cross section of food to try.

Course 1: Butterfish Tataki with white asparagus and yuzu
Course 2: Hamachi (yellowtail) serrano chili roll
Course 3: Pork belly with marinated gold beets and maple verjus
Course 4: Prime beef kimchi dumplings
Main courses: Yuzu miso marinated Black cod with pickled red onion and 8oz filet minon with chili ginger sauce

To say we left satisfied is an understatement. This place deserves the award of best AZ steakhouse.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Went for Valentine's Day dinner after 8pm. It's a large space with a sushi bar, robota grill, drinks bar and seating. The robata/sushi bar is fun. There was actually a long queue of about 10 people waiting for tables in a line at reception. Hostess said to wait for the table. Told them I would wait and order a drink at the drinks bar. I think the staff were stressed from the Valentine's rush. Why people line up at a fine restaurant I'll never understand; it's more common to suggest to customers waiting for their table to go to the drinks bar and have a drink. Our waiter was really nice, enthusiastic and made great suggestions. I did not have the tasting menu, The sushi bar (because it was a special menu night for Valentine's) only offered portions of "chef's choice" of nigiri or sashimi (did they mean omakase?) so can't comment on the sushi bar. They offered some beautiful oysters arranged in a bowl. The sashimi was good and nicely arranged, too. Must say the robata items like the steak and tiger shrimp are excellent. You have to try the robata grill items. And fabulous deserts. The Valrhona chocolate cake is fantastic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

Ordered the Valentines set menu. Very uneven service. They forgot our main course (the beef) and when it finally arrived it was bloody rare. Very disappointing.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

Best time to come is happy hour! The bar staff make great company along with giving great menu advice.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great service, great food. First time here, we loved it!! The tuna flight was awesome.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We were right on time for our reservation and had to wait on a Tuesday. There are some crazy expensive options and the place is very loud.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Came in for 2 birthdays...never acknowledged it...even though they asked at reservation...Forgot to bring 2 of our sides dishes and when we asked for them we got them about 12 minutes later… we had already finished our entrées… They did take one of them off the bill only when we asked… And really no attempt to make up for it… This is a high-end place so you expect high and service… It was only meh

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Poor service. Food came out slowly and irregularly. Not recommended...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The sushi was the best I've had in Arizona. Other things were good. Decor is tacky, but the bar is very cool looking. The host ignored us for the first 5 mins after we arrived and he immediately walked past us and picked up the phone and did a 5 minute phone call before asking us for our reservation. There was also a massive group, it looked like a business dinner. Probably 30 people who were incredibly drunk and loud. I don't think that's typical.

The waiter was great, bartender was great, food was very, very good. The chefs nigiri selection was amazing. And it wasn't as expensive as I had been told. $190 for 2 people. I was expecting Nobu prices.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The second time I've been to Roka Akor-Scottsdale, and it was a good as the first. We went for sushi, and the sushi here is the very best. Several cuts of Bluefin Tuna were excellent, and the Japanese Uni was superb. Everything was super-fresh and well prepared. My only "negative" comment would be that the overall selection of sushi is somewhat limited, but on the other hand, they are not selling themselves as a sushi only restaurant. The atmosphere is nice, and our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable and the overall quality of service was excellent. I will definitely be going again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Nos gusta todo el concepto, sobretodo los platillos , sobresalen en sabor y con presentación impecable. La atención es muy profesional. Cada vez que viajamos a Phoenix, vamos a cenar ahí.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food! Excellent service!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was amazing. Lee the bartender was outstanding.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very good, but spendy. Get ready for a $400-$500 dinner.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It is a very posh , upscale restaurant with unique menu . Food good but very small potions and I left hungry . The service and ambiance was five star but for what you get versus the price then a mediocre value grade

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and service! Noise level high, hard to carry on a conversation.

Made a reservation on Open Table two days before. When we arrived, the host said our dinner would be served at the bar. We said no and then they said they would seat us on the patio. We said no, we requested a table inside. Then they told us that it was a Friday night and they were busy??? We were about to ask for the manager when they miraculously found us a table in the dining room. Very disappointing on first time visit.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 2, 2018

very good restaurant, we come here all the time. its better in the summer when its less crowed.
there was a mix up with our food and waited over an hour and half. had trouble getting the wait staff or managements attention. kinda ruined our evening but the manager did come over and comp the meal which was nice. food is good. this usually does not happen at this restaurant but just aggravating after a long week where you just want to relax and have a good time.
it was not fun.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Place was busy so service was a little slow. Way louder than I remember it ever being. Food great as usual.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 2, 2018

One of our favorites in town. Some great items on the menu. Sushi is Not one of them!
We love the Pork Belly (best around) the dumplings, lamb Chops and the great tasty Steaks.
It's expensive but worth the splurge.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Disappointed. Very ordinary sushi. Our waiter was great. Probably won’t go back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 2, 2018

As always, the food was delicious and beautifully presented. The server was marvelous.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Everything was excellent except for the waiter. Too much talk and unexpected lack of professionalism.

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vip
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great meal as always. Patio seating fantastic at sunset. Sarah is excellent server - she's been there 6 years. Brad newer but knows the menu very well too

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Food was good, but grossly overpriced for the quality. Limited menu and wine list. Service was good, but they wouldn’t leave me alone to eat. I had no less than six people hovering. There is many options that give better and more for less and a better overall experience. Don’t recommend strongly.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Best sushi I've ever had. Waiter was very helpful in ordering.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Appetizer selection for everyone. Pork belly was amazing. Excellent drinks and happy hour selections. Dinner was unique and quite tasty. Everyone at our table was pleased with the food. Seabass & rib-eye to melt in your mouth. The lobster was done tempura-style, which was a very pleasant update over the normal broiled or boiled. Worth it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Casual, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Fun, Healthy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Birthday celebration

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

great food, great service! Best sushi ever.....Highly recommend this resturant

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Did the tasting menu with friends. Apps were great and sushi was very good. The entrées for mediocre at best Steak was nothing special and neither was the tuna Collar. With an 800 dollar bill with drinks for 4 I was not impressed

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The food did not meet the expectations but was quite overpriced. The soup was very salty. Did not enjoy the dinner and will not consider coming back.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We had the Madagascar prawn, brussel sprouts, and waygu steak. All were excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food here is outstanding. Atmosphere is casual, which is popular these days. Although we had a fairly quiet table in a back corner, due to the fact that it was Sunday night and early (6:45) so not full at all, it would be horrendously noisy if the restaurant was full. Prices are pretty typical for Scottsdale, which means very high anywhere else. Go if you have deep pockets and don't mind having to shout at each other across the table.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Good food, fish was of good quality, served at the right temperatures, with the right accompaniments, but this place is WAY overpriced. I would go so far as to say that every item on the menu was 100% more expensive than they should have been. Oysters for $5.00 each? 6 thick slices of sweet potato for $9.00? Really? Never have I seen that, and I live in San Francisco.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The freshest sushi in Scottsdale. My husband and I always get the sashimi and rolls, however, the beef is some of the best we’ve ever had. The service is exceptional, and the happy hour is one of the best in town!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was awesome service was even better. Highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We went to RA 4 about 4 years ago and were blown away. The quality of the food, the extraordinary presentation, the sake pairing, the knowledge and the explanation of each dish and the sake pairing and the service was worth every dollar of the chef's tasting.

This time the service was nothing compared to 4 years ago, 3 out of 4 in the party had there drinks and my wife waited 30 mins.!! (after we reminded the server) before she got her first drink. We sad at the bar in the front and they always left the door open after guests entered, so it quiet fresh.

The so called Wagju beef tasted like liver, agreed by all 4 in the party. The waiter replaced it with the prime New York strip, which was many times better. - A big price tag for a not so extraordinary culinary experience.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food, fun place. Professional and friendly staff. Highly recommend!!

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