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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Roka Akor and Toast To Love with a glass of champagne. In addition to a la carte options, we will offer a four-course tasting menu features signature appetizers, platter of sashimi, classic robata dishes, and a decadent dessert!

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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

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (23)
Fit for Foodies (16)
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Romantic (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Hot Spot (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Authentic (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Business Meals (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Healthy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Spicy (4)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (3)
Casual (3)
Cozy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Seasonal (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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 14, 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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·Dined on January 11, 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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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on January 8, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 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 7, 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 7, 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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·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was too loud to talk - could only converse with those right beside us, not even across the table of 4. While food was good, seemed overpriced for what we got. Even though Japanese is always a bit expensive, this seemed extraordinarily so.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great Food. Liked the variety of the menu. They served quality ingredients that tasted great. The presentation of the food is as good as it gets. Our server was fast talking know it all who needed to be told a couple of times to get our drinks! We were not impressed. Take the service out of the equation and this restaurant was worth the trip!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Really good food. Awesome service. A little pricy.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food and service were excellent. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Montana)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This place was absolutely terrible! Everything that could have gone wrong did! I would absolutely not recommend this place not will we ever return. They messed up our entire order, service was incredibly slow and forgetful, and the some of the fish was very fishy tasting. It is outrageously expensive which we knew going in, but expected Nobu quality. What we got was one of the worst dining experience we have ever had. There are so many incredible place to go in Scottsdale... do yourself a favor and skip this one!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We dined to celebrate our sons 28th birthday . He s been to your restaurant in Chicago and highly recommended

While the restaurant itself and the good was delightful ; our experience with ordering put a real damper on the event . 80 % of every item we mentioned to order from drinks to food ... our server would talk us into a different ( and much more expensive ) item . I can understand a suggestion , but he was over and above with Everything , saying “ I wouldn’t recommend that but ... “ We even had too much food with all the sides he insisted on .
We personally will never return , and wouldn’t recommend to any friends or colleagues.

What a disappointment !

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Experienced Omakasse for the second time at Roka Akor in Scottsdale... and once again, it was phenomenal! Imagine the chef giving you a tour de force meal with 8-10 courses of hers/his best and most tasty creations. Incredibly tasty, fresh, and healthy... and delivered with style and flair. Roka has a cool and very lively ambience, and great bar area. Finally, our server was great, and the pacing was just perfect for us.

Absolutely one of my favorite spots in the country.

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Spicy, Authentic, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Danny was a great waiter and the food was amazing. Great experience and we will be back. Pork belly, cod, sashimi, filet and maki rolls were memorable.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Never disappoints

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We made reservation through open table got there on time and they said they were sorry but they didn't have reservation ready for us we would need to wait 20 minutes. 30 minutes later we were seated at a table that had been open the whole time, and did not get drinks for another half hour and food starting half hour after that. We we're double charged for a drink, overall bad disappointing experience. It was my son's 16th birthday and we literally stopped for wings on the way home because he was still hungry. We should have left as soon as they didn't hold the reservation, which is what we will do next time, we still tipped 15% but will not be returning.....

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Service was horrible.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 28, 2017

7:15 reservations, wast even spoken to until I approached them at 7:55, ended up eating at the bar. No longer serve local Arizona Grass Raised Beef, switched to Nieman which uses GMO in their grains. Had sashimi, very mediocre for the price.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Usually we love Roka (and go consistently during our annual winter visit) but our experience was so disappointing, we will not return. Our party of 6 showed up early for our 7 pm reservation. We were told there would be a short wait. At 7:30, when we inquired, we were told by the hostess that another party had taken our table bc “they were unhappy.” When we told the hostess that we were now unhappy, we were reassured that we would be “taken care of.” At 8 pm, we were seated at a table by the door that was made freezing cold by the constant opening of the door. We complained and were moved again. No manager came by to apologize. They did not offer anything - even a gesture - to accommodate our inconvenience. There are too many other great restaurants in AZ and Roka is too expensive to justify this treatment. They simply didn’t seem to care.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was beautiful and cooked amazingly. Loved watching the chefs at the sushi bar. Our server gambi was allover the floor but was still attentive to us. Beautiful ambience makes it feel like time stalled outside the store.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Greatest meal I have had.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This is the second time we went there for a birthday, except for a happy birthday when you are seated, no cake, card or anything special on your birthday like Flemings does. Would not go back for a birthday.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always love be going here. Wonderful food and service. Love their happy hour.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Have been here about a 6-7 times and this time the service was was below. We almost had to bus the table after asking them to clear appetizer plates twice. Also looks like menu changed and they no longer provide fresh wasabi with the Tuna flight.

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 (Saskatoon)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 6, 2017

It was Niiice!! (Borat Voice)

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Justin is a great manager.
Exceptional service by Olivia

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