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Roka Akor - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Roka Akor - Chicago

4.8
4.8
3890 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Roka Akor brings an unparalleled combination of thoughtful design and contemporary Robata Japanese cuisine to six locations across the U.S., including Scottsdale, AZ, San Francisco, Houston and three locations in the Chicagoland area. (Downtown Chicago, Old Orchard and Oakbrook, 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. We are also know for being one of the only restaurants in the United States to serve authentic Japanese Wagyu and Kobe Beef.

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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Japanese, Sushi
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 477-7652
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Ce Bian
  • Catering
    Please call us for onsite and off site catering opportunities. We cater private events from 10 - 250 guests.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it’s a birthday party, corporate business dinner, or a cocktail reception Roka Akor offers a trendy & culinary experience in the heart of city. We have several private dining options for parties of 9-300. Please contact our Events Director, Erin Koss, at ekoss@rokaakor.com, for more information regarding options & pricing.
  • Private party contact
    Erin Koss: (847) 846-1076
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross street
    Clark and Illinois Ave
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking is available on Clark St
  • Public transit
    Red Line – exit at Grand, one block north to Illinois<br />#22 Bus –exit at Grand (if coming from the North), exit at Hubbard (if coming from the South)…walk ½ block west<br />#36 Bus—exit at Illinois (walk 1 ½ blocks west)<br />#147 Bus—exit at Illinois (walk ½ block east)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,890 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago

    Steakhouse

3,890 Reviews
  1. Mrbadger66

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food ... great service ... welcoming environment ... Elizabeth Wheeland is a terrific hospitality manager.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Great service. Very dark. Needs more light.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our anniversary and they made us feel special! They brought out a special dessert on the house and wrote a card. The food was incredible! Highly recommend the lamb chops!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Springfield

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent experience! Drinks were delicious, food came out fast & absolutely every dish was perfect. MUST get the pot de creme for dessert! You won’t be disappointed!

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  5. Chris

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location. Food and service was top notch. Can’t wait to go back.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    First time ever going to Roka. It took 1 hour for our appetizers to come out and our server was extremely busy so it was always hard to get a drink. Our server was friendly and cordial and I think he just had too much on his plate. I could hear someone yelling at the chefs in the kitchen and it looked like they were all over the place which explained why everyone’s food was taking so long. Not the first time experience I was expecting and I don’t foresee a return in the future.

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  7. Sara

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I drive from Tennessee 8 hours and got a flat tire on the way just so I can come eat here. It’s my third time and It's the best food I’ve ever had and the quality of everything is amazing. I have yet to try something I don’t like. I love it.

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  8. LarryS

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The management feels that they are entitled to add a service charge based on issues encountered during that Pandemic. The restaurant is good ad the staff is customer focused. We chose four Chef’s choice tasting options with wine pairings. Everything was great until that management dictated service charge soured the experience.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter David was the absolute best! Skirt steak and lamb was amazing. Lava cake to finish 💯💯

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  10. KarlaF

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food? Delicious! Drinks? So, so. Service...it could have been better. One person in our group asked for mushrooms and it took FOREVER to get them. By the time she received her mushrooms, her steak was cold. She asked if it could be warmed up, but when it returned to her, it was even colder!!!! Turn down the music!

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  11. RileyG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Starting with the service, Gary our server was great and made great recommendations. We had a bottle of wine, 2 apps, two entrees, and two sushi rolls. Bill was only about $250 not including the tip. Every thing we ate was perfectly made. They really care about the presentation of every dish and how it is prepare and served. Absolutely incredible meal and place. 10/10 recommend.

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  12. China

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and we had an excellent waiter. I do plan to eat there again.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Roma Akor has delicious food, especially their Valentine's Day special menu. It was really tasty! The service was okay, but it was a bit noisy.

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  14. JoshC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time here for valentines day. We got almost every single hot app and a few different sushi rolls to split. Everything tasted fantastic, we will be returning in the future!

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  15. kemenelas

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I loved it. The food was great and the service was amazing.

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  16. MichaelP

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and cool vibe. Food is delicious and the small plates make for a fun experience

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  17. PepeGman

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great armosphere, flawless seevcie, excellent recomendations and fantastic attitude towards special requests. Warm welcoming experience

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  18. PaulN

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience. It was a birthday dinner which unusually I had marked on the booking as an option for the reservation. The table had a lovely handwritten birthday greeting for my partner along with several other complimentary touches through the evening. Very thoughtful, and a lesson to other venues on how small things can hit a home run off the bat. Food, wine, service - outstanding. A great evening, thank you!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was pretty poor, from fish quality to individual plates, they have gone downhill.

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  20. Jake

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and service, would recommend to anyone looking for a date spot, or visiting downtown chicago.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining and Roka and I will absolutely be back. The food was delicious and so beautifully prepared. The service was attentive and quick. The ambiance was perfect for our date night. 10 out of 10 recommend

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  22. Andrew

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was absolutely wonderful. Aaron and the crew provided top notch service. I recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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  23. Bryan

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual the food and service made for a wonderful dining experience.

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  24. SUZYT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No one does Chicago Restaurant Week better than Roka Akor. Generous portions, exquisite options, tasteful pairings and an amazing value! Our server, Yura, made the night an incredible experience with her knowledge, humor, charm and attention to detail.

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  25. Autumn

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Daniel was amazing. I randomly saw this restaurant on Instagram from an influencer. I had an amazing time with my friends for my Birthday. Excellent sushi, lamb and everything else "chef kiss"!!! I definitely will be back! No complaints and everyone on the staff was friendly!

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  26. AlinaD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic! The food was delicious! We will be back

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  27. AdamA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place no cap. Like on me, gang. Bussin.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything here was delicious! My husband and I came here during restaurant week and we loved every single thing we had. Our waitress mentioned that the portions were small and recommended for us to get an appetizer/maki. We did as she recommended and we got the seared salmon roll. It was delicious but we didn’t think we needed it, the amount of food that came with the restaurant week menu was sufficient. We had the following: Serrano chili maki - delicious and just the right amount of spicy. Wagyu beef dumplings - melt in your mouth delicious. We had 2 other appetizers but I can’t remember their names. One of them was a white fish that was so good, perfectly seasoned and melted right in your mouth. For our entrees, he had the wagyu steak and I had the black cod. In my eyes, the cod was the clear winner. Probably the best cod I’ve ever had in my life. For dessert we had a lava cake with ice cream and chocolate pearls, also delicious. For drinks I had the Roka Fashioned, so so so so good! My husband had a mezcal drink that was delicious. Overall, highly recommend this restaurant. The food, drinks and service were top notch!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Above and beyond experience. Our waiter was very attentive, the food was superb,y family was in awe. Can’t wait for our next trip to Roka!

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  30. joel

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasantly surprised by the loveliness of Roka, I was expecting something good but was left with something incredible, I will definitely be coming back soon.

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  31. AnnelizeM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to Roka Akor during Chicago restaurant week. The food was delicious and enjoyed the wine pairing with the meal. First course and deserts where the highlights. Only reason I can't give 5 stars is that the entree was delivered without silverwear. We had to find a server for that

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  32. MichelleA

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service and the sushi was delicious! Was a little surprised about the $6.99 processing fee was added onto the bill. Not sure what that was for unless they’re now charging to use a credit card?

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  33. Biso

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came here for the first time during restaurant week and was blown away. The chic ambiance alone made me want to come back, but the first bite of food (the wagyu kimchi dumplings) cemented it for me. Spectacular food and flavor combinations, the service at every point was great, even my three year old nephew enjoyed the food. Well worth the cost and I'm excited to return in the future. I ordered the wagyu sirloin, which was very decadent with the truffle aoli. My guest had the miso cod and the presentation was so picturesque. After tasting it, I would have definitely gone for that over the sirloin; my guest remarked that it was the best cod she's ever had. The lava cake was also incredible. Truly a 10/10 restaurant experience.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for restaurant week and got all of the add ons. It was an incredible menu for the price and everything was outstanding! A great mix of meats and seafood. Staff was all wonderful from the hostesses when we walked in, to our very personable server David. We went for my fiancè's birthday and everyone had a wonderful time.

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  35. KevinMcN

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing gyoza, fresh and delicious sashimi, good value ... highly recommend

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  36. MelissaQ

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant week menu with beverage pairing was awesome!

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  37. DanS

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh my goodness. I booked a reservation as I saw them as a good sushi restaurant and it was better then I could imagine. The sushi was top shelf and delicious. The surprise was how amazing their grill master was with lamb, skirt steak, pork belly, etc. We tried a number of menu items and every one of them was meat candy. I will be back on my next visit. Book a reservation as you won’t be disappointed. Service was terrific also. It was a completely full house as there was a big convention in town. The items we ordered came out like clockwork. Great job!

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  38. KobieR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, the service, the ambience, everything was outstanding. This restaurant is head and shoulders above most dining options.

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  39. ClaireF

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service. Always a pleasure to dine here

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  40. Prose

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for restaurant week and had a wonderful time! The food was great, the service was amazing and the ambiance is beautiful. Definitely recommend!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Roka Akor - Chicago using the Order Online button.

Roka Akor - Chicago is rated 4.8 stars by 3890 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Roka Akor - Chicago

456 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Clark and Illinois Ave
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Japanese, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking is available on Clark St
  • Public transit
    Red Line – exit at Grand, one block north to Illinois#22 Bus –exit at Grand (if coming from the North), exit at Hubbard (if coming from the South)…walk ½ block west#36 Bus—exit at Illinois (walk 1 ½ blocks west)#147 Bus—exit at Illinois (walk ½ block east)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Ce Bian
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 477-7652
  • Catering
    Please call us for onsite and off site catering opportunities. We cater private events from 10 - 250 guests.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it’s a birthday party, corporate business dinner, or a cocktail reception Roka Akor offers a trendy & culinary experience in the heart of city. We have several private dining options for parties of 9-300. Please contact our Events Director, Erin Koss, at ekoss@rokaakor.com, for more information regarding options & pricing.
  • Private party contact
    Erin Koss: (847) 846-1076
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