Roka Akor - Oak Brook

4.6
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672 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Roka Akor brings an innovative combination of contemporary Robata Japanese cuisine and stunning design to six locations across the U.S., including Scottsdale, San Francisco, Houston, Chicago, Skokie, and Oak Brook, 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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Sun 3:30PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 3:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 9:45PM
Fri 3:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:45PM 8:45PM - 10:15PM
Sat 3:30PM - 5:45PM 8:45PM - 10:15PM

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KR
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Japanese Manhattan! Enough said!

AK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has so much to offer!!
Insanely delicious steaks, seafood and sushi!! The biggest problem when you come to Roka is actually what to choose to eat, ‘cause literally everything is just phenomenal!
They offer 5 course chef’s tasting menu as well- journey off flavors through the entire menuuu!

OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A cool, pleasant spot that hasn't gotten too crowded yet

SE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Amazing Service!
Would absolutely visit again!

HM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service. Would definitely go back.

P
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the decadent taste menu. It is truly decadent and worth the money and time.
every dish was superb and very amble in size. The upgraded scallop dish is almost worth the money on its own.

OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service by Lee! Food and drinks were delicious!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service.

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is all wonderful quality! Great for a special birthday.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went to the restaurant last Friday for a bday celebration. We were seated immediately and our table was really nice tucked in the corner. The service was ok. We had to wait for a long time to to place an order. And some things were missing when out came and we actually had to hunt our server down etcc all in all the service wasn’t attentive. The food was really good but priced on a higher end. The ambience and the drinks were really good!

MM
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In spite of my business partner unable to join me for our meeting dinner, we still conducted our meeting over the phone while I was at the counter & enjoying my awesome food & drink served to me. Btw, LOVED the counter made out of a vertical cut of a beautiful tree! Kudos to the interior designer. Thank you to the Server, David (or was it Matt?!?) who I may not be sure of his name but his service was very accommodating. As a former global Restauranteur, I know what good staff & service and is. Thank you! - Mary Moy-Gregg

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Customer service was great!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, good ambiance

D
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic from beginning to end. We had such a great waiter! The food/drinks were delicious and we will definitely go back.

SH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience will be back soon! Great service

J
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We dine at Roka about once a month. Usually we have a great experience but this one fell below. Perhaps it was just this one time so we are hopeful our next visit will be better.

PA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Absolutely loved our server as she was amazing. While the food was good, it wasn’t as amazing as our server. Was it worth the 220.00 for two? Sigh, it was good, not great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Host seated us on a corner when there were plenty of tables available in the middle of the floor where everyone else were sitting. Server then greeted us by saying you got 10mins to order before the kitchen closes. Reservations were available all the way until 8:45 and I didn’t understand why the rush. She did the same when we tried to order desserts!!

I have been to Roka London which was my first and it was never like this. Server and host ruined our date night!

s
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Greeter didn't even say hello when checking us in. Server went over nothing about the menu. When we didn't order drinks, she didn't seem interested in us at all.

AM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was amazing and service was the best I can remember.

CL
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a fabulous meal! Ribeye was outstanding as was the black cod. Out server Nick was a great guy, very knowledgeable

TR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried Roka Akor for my parents anniversary dinner, I wanted them to try something new and get them out of their comfort zone. This was the perfect place!! It started out very well meeting our server Wade he has wonderful he explained the fantastic steak options, along with sushi my husband and I love. My mom and I did the decadent omakase, it was phenomenal. We were able to try a large variety of food and to think there is still so much more on that menu. We will definitely be back.
(Just disappointed I'm only able to post a limit of 6 pictures.)

k
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious Asian cuisine. There is a great variety from fish to meat. They have an excellent drink menu. From sake to sochu and Asian beers. Highly recommended.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I’ve been to Roka Akor in Chicago and the experience is completely different than what I experienced at Oak Brook. We had lunch here during the week and it wasn’t busy. My meal came with soup and when the waiter placed my soup on the table, he spilled some of the soup on the table. He didn’t apologize but asked if the soup spilled on my sweater and when I said no, he walked away and went to another table to serve them. He didn’t even say he was coming back to wipe the table so I had to ask another waiter passing by to clean the table. On top of that, I ordered sushi and when my meal was brought out, the waiter didn’t bring any soy sauce. I had to ask him for it. Mind you, there were only 2 other tables with guests and he wasn’t mindful at all. I expected more from their service considering this isn’t a cheap restaurant. On top of it, the sushi rice was hard. We also ordered the steak. That was delicious but expensive. IMO, this restaurant is not worth visiting.

a
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

we’ve always loved coming to roka. but we’ve had issues with the food being served super late. we ordered an appetizer and we waited almost 1.5 hrs for it. it was served right before our meal which also took almost 1hr 45 min to come. it was a good thing we were not that hungry when we came, so we did not complain.

ER
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was spectacular- we enjoyed the sea bass, the sashimi, and the tempura shrimp the most, but everything was very flavorful. The strawberry chocolate molten cake was a nice finish as well

GC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food was super average at best and was really pricey for what it was. Our waiter was fantastic!

ES
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for two at 7 pm on Feb. 15th. The restaurant was understandably very busy being Valentine's weekend but we had to wait approximately 30 minutes to be seated (we were on time). That was a little frustrating. The staff and service more than made up for the long wait. They were apologetic and very attentive without over doing it. The ambiance was nice and not too loud. We were able to have conversation without telling. We ordered the Valentine's menu for two as it offered a nice variety of dishes off their menu giving us an opportunity to try multiple dishes. The food was delicious. We enjoyed everything they served us. Everything tasted fresh. One of our favorites was the shrimp tempura, best we've had anywhere. The American Wagyu steak was phenomenal and cooked to my taste even without asking how I wanted it cooked. Btw, I like a medium cooked steak. Dessert was delicious. We highly recommend this restaurant for a nice date night. Be prepared to spend as little money, but it's worth it.

TT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First timers and not the last! Great services and food, my favorite hot plate item was the Pork Belly, my meal was the rib eye with Brussels sprouts and it was all awesome.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for dinner. Steak was really fantastic!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great

OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time going and everything was exceptional. Sam was our server and he was attentive and had great recommendations. We will be going back soon. If I had one complaint it was a small one. We were seated on a small round table that was rented out and it was a bit wobbly and pretty distracting. When I mentioned it to our server Sam, he did his best to fix it right away. Overall we had a night to remember. Thank you

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, service an food.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience at Roka Akor. The drinks, especially the blood orange margarita, were amazing. My favorite maki rolls were the dynamite scallop and the crispy tuna. I had the Chilean sea bass and it did not disappoint. We will be back for sure. Our server was great and attentive...we would not change a thing. PERFECTION!!!

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The ambiance is modern chic; the music was techno pulsating and a bit too loud. You'd think on Valentines Day it would be a bit more suited. Table service is impeccable from active busing to polite and prompt food and drink delivery. We felt welcome. Food and cocktail presentations were gorgeous and inviting. But the kitchen didn't get hot or cold just right. Ordered a Waygu steak "blue" and clarified to make certain it was understood less than rare temp. It arrived cooked to medium. It was tasty and we enjoyed the flavor, but it was not what we had ordered. Even more concerning - we ordered the Bluefin flight - three different cuts of Maguro. It arrived beautifully presented with plenty of eye appeal. But the tuna slabs were served much too cold, frozen with ice crystals within. It was a $48 disappointment which should have been the highlight of our wanderings through the menu. Advertised as a Japanese steakhouse and sushi, it missed the mark on both. At least the Sapporo draft was served at the optimal temperature to wash it all down.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews