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Roka Akor - Houston, Houston, TX

Roka Akor - Houston

4.8
4.8
1209 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Roka Akor brings an innovative combination of contemporary Robata Japanese cuisine and stunning design to four locations across the U.S., including Scottsdale, San Francisco, Chicago and Skokie, IL. Roka Akor’s principle Robata Japanese cuisine is prepared on a twelve-foot robata grill that uses mesquite charcoal and almond wood with flames that can raise temperatures up to 1,900 degrees. The restaurant’s name is derived from two words: RO and KA. The meaning of the first word is hearth, a gathering place where people socialize and take in the ambience; the latter stands for a burning fire and projecting energy. In alignment with the restaurant’s name, Roka Akor’s design features a centrally located robata grill that provides the heart of the visual experience, surrounded by rich wood 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

19:00


Booked 31 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 16:30–22:00

  • Phone number

    (713) 622-1774

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Ce Bian

  • Catering

    Roka Akor offers party-sized options for carryout and delivery. All orders come with plates, napkins, chopsticks and serving utensils. Forks / Knives are not included. All orders must be placed with a minimum of 48-hour notice. 11:30AM is earliest available time slot for delivery. $25 Delivery / Set Up Fee within 10 Miles of Houston.

  • 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. Our menu features prime cuts of steaks, seafood, and vegetables with unique Japanese-inspired marinades and sauces, sure to WOW any guest!

  • Private party contact

    Natalie Cauthen: (832) 689-7689

  • Area

    River Oaks

  • Cross Street

    W. Alabama

  • Parking Details

    Roka Akor offers both self and complimentary valet parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. TB

    TommyB

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and Service was excellent. The dinning area seemed a little too filled with smoke from the kitchen. Need to turn up the ventilation.
  2. TP

    TatyanaP

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AmaZing, highly recommend it! Omakase is totally worth it!
  3. a

    ashleyv

    Houston

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    We did the chef tasting menu which was great. The main downside is the amount of smoke in the restaurant. The warty we had was served on a bamboo mat in ver a smoking pot so the smoke smell only intensified when the dish was served. We left with eyes burning and reeking of smoke.
  4. A

    Anthony

    San Antonio

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Better this time since I discovered what I like. Went back for the sirloin and bone marrow. This time i tried the lobster and shrimp dumplings which were delicious. I also had the blue crab roll which was also good. Finished with the tried and true green tea soufflé. Overall a great experience.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wait staff. Food was really tasty. Very kind (brought out champagne toast for our anniversary).
  6. AH

    AndyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small portions but excellent taste and quality, service was great as well and they checked in on us frequently. Also we ordered everything at once but they did a great job of spacing it out and ensuring we had the right dishes at the right time.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The A5 wagyu kobe was something out of this world lol so delicious.... everything we got was amazing!!!
  8. BS

    BethS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful waitstaff. Wonderful food.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing vibe, service, and food!
  10. LB

    LBerry

    Houston

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another awesome evening at Roka! The drinks and food and so good and tasty! The service is always spot on! Everything we had was fresh and full of flavor!
  11. H

    Harun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parking sucks and you need a bigger sign to find the restaurant.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was by far the best restaurant I have experienced here in Houston. Delicious high quality plates, selection of cocktails and great service. We tried the Waygu-empanadas , Lamb-chops , prawn and avocado sushi roll , soft crab shell & lobster roll , one of their desserts, and everything was de-li-cious. Highly recommended.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and cocktails were excellent. I’ll definitely be back.
  14. OF

    OlgaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Our server Jessica C was the epitome of excellent service. So grateful we sat in her section.
  15. C

    Campma

    Houston

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ralph was our server. He was very good, attentive and pleasant. The food was delicious and fresh. Acadian salad was so good.
  16. RV

    RajV

    Houston

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, as always. Adam served us and was amazing. I would, time and time again, give this restaurant a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating.
  17. a

    alhindi

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I expected better. The food was good but not great. The service was bellow average. I had a new server that knew nothing of the menu and didn’t really help us with selecting.
  18. M

    Mmalluca

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great staff
  19. A

    Anthony

    San Antonio

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was fair put priced above average. Steak with bone marrow was the best dish out of what we ordered. I prefer items to be seasoned more then what was presented. The green tea soufflé was amazing and highly recommended. The Alaskan king crab leg was not worth the price. Service was friendly and decor inviting. Overall a good experience, however no wow factor for the amount paid.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a culinary treat. Not much else to say here. Excellent fish and meat selections. Will repeat every time I’m back in Houston from L.A.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and service
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went out for a nice lil date night. We wanted to try somewhere new so we came across this place thru google. Restaurant was really nice and stylish. Service was excellent from the beginning and the FOOD was amazing. We had the Sashimi Chef Selection, Lobster Miso Soup, spicy edamame, amd 4 delicious house favorite rolls. Everything was fresh and delicious. The lychee martinis were on point as well! Outstanding place.
  24. V

    Velocipede

    Houston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I know nothing about ordering sushi but fortunately there were several sampler selections of varying sizes available and our wait person was able to assure us that salmon would be included among others in the one we chose.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food!!! Always!!!!
  26. GV

    GreatViews

    Houston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food and service—top notch!
  27. TN

    TimN

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our experience as always!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Best quality sushi and Kobe in Houston.
  29. ED

    ElizabethD

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I love the ambience. The food and service was outstanding. I will be back! Oh and the music selection was great.
  30. RH

    RaymondH

    Houston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The waiter was extremely slow!!!! Customer services was terrible
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I took my fiancée here for a date and I must say we were impressed when we walked in. Servers were nice, manager checked up on us after we got our food, our server suggested things that we enjoyed. All was good for the first half. Location. It is a little hard to find if you have never been but once you walk in it has a beautiful and positive atmosphere. Rushed My fiancé does like to take her time eating as she is a slow eater and she felt like the overall pace of the whole experience was fast and she felt rushed, so much so that during our transition between main course and dessert, she was still eating her side of Brussels sprouts and it was taken away from her(I’m sure by accident)…it was all rushed which is why I’m not giving this place a perfect score. My bill was 700+ dollars so if I’m going to pay that type of money I expect flawless service and they fell a little short of our expectation. With that said, the food came out great and quickly. Things happen and no place or person is perfect but they made it right by giving my fiancée a to go box of Brussels sprouts and we appreciated that. Will we be going back? Possibly in the near future
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our food was delicious. The ambiance for a “romantic” date night was lacking, in my opinion. The espresso martini was the best I’ve ever had.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious and service was great. They brought out comp drinks to celebrate our graduates and champagne for my husband and i.
  34. F

    Foodiespence

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!!! Seriously, the BEST service and food - as always. Our server Jessica was amazing - treated us like family. And the happy hour menu is back! Hands down, our favorite restaurant in Houston - thank you to the incredible staff and chefs for allowing us to experience the magic that is Roka Akor.
  35. RV

    RajV

    Houston

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been to Roka over 15 times and never had a reason to complain. This restaurant is run at an efficiency that's par excellent.
  36. RS

    RaphealSienteSe

    Houston

    261 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    261 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great food and exceptional service. It’s great to see Ricky back as manager, he is the best and the reason we dine at Roka.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good , great service and food , would recommend
  38. SS

    SteveS

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every aspect. Very enjoyable. Great food and service.
  39. E

    Edward

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I decided to go for the Omakase menu to taste the various dishes. We were very pleasantly surprised with some of them particularly the beef. Jorge was not only a great waiter, he also provided good inside information on every dish. He also recommended a great sake for paring. Overall we very much enjoyed our evening .
  40. JT

    JamesT

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service and excellent sake recommendations. It will be a regular place for our Japanese cuisine.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

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

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Roka Akor - Houston using the Order Online button. Roka Akor - Houston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 622-1774.

Roka Akor - Houston is rated 4.8 stars by 1209 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Roka Akor - Houston

2929 Weslayan St Houston, TX 77027

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    W. Alabama

  • Area

    River Oaks

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 16:30–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Roka Akor offers both self and complimentary valet parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ce Bian

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 622-1774

  • Catering

    Roka Akor offers party-sized options for carryout and delivery. All orders come with plates, napkins, chopsticks and serving utensils. Forks / Knives are not included. All orders must be placed with a minimum of 48-hour notice. 11:30AM is earliest available time slot for delivery. $25 Delivery / Set Up Fee within 10 Miles of Houston.

  • 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. Our menu features prime cuts of steaks, seafood, and vegetables with unique Japanese-inspired marinades and sauces, sure to WOW any guest!

  • Private party contact

    Natalie Cauthen: (832) 689-7689

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