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Roka Akor | Chicago

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

Menu

STARTERS
$5.0
Edamame
with Sea Salt
$5.5
White Miso Soup
with Wild Mushrooms
$17.0
Lobster and Shrimp Dumplings
$11.0
Wagyu Beef and Kimchi Dumplings**
with Soy Vinaigrette
$13.0
Escolar Tataki* **
with Shiso and Yuzu Shallot Dressing
$22.0
Beef Tataki* **
with Fresh Shaved Truffle, Truffle Jus and Pickled Daikon
$18.0
Tuna Tataki*
with Caramelized Red Onions and Apple Mustard Dressing
$8.5
Robata Grilled Japanese Shishito Peppers
with Ponzu and Bonito Flakes
$18.0
Yellowtail Sashimi
with Shallots and Poached Garlic Ponzu
$10.5
Crispy Squid
with Chili and Lime
ROKA BENTO STYLE LUNCH
With Mizuna Salad, Crispy Butterfish Maki and Wagyu Dumplings
$24.0
Sushi Set*
with Flame Seared Salmon Nigiri, Hamachi Sashimi, Tuna with Green Chili Aioli
$19.0
Maki Set
with Salmon Maki, Tuna Temaki Hand Roll
Traditional $20.0
Modern $24.0
Nigiri Set
6 pcs
$19.0
Chirashi "Diced Sashimi"* **
with Cucumber, Avocado and Salmon Roe
$16.0
Chicken Teriyaki
with Mushrooms and Tokyo Turnips
2 Cutlets $18.0
Lamb Cutlets
with Korean Spices
$20.0
Robata Grilled Salmon Teriyaki* **
with Pickled Cucumbers
$24.0
Grilled Prime Skirt Steak*
with Sweet Garlic Soy
$18.0
Yuzu Miso Marinated Black Cod Skewers
$18.0
Robata Grilled Vegetables
with Wafu Dressing, Sweet Soy
SASHIMI
$24.0
3 Kind- Chef's Selection*
$36.0
5 Kind- Chef's Selection*
$48.0
7 Kind- Chef's Selection
MAKI ROLLS
$13.0
Hamachi Serrano Chili*
$18.0
Dynamite Scallop* **
$12.0
Crispy Spicy Tuna*
$18.0
Crispy Prawn and Chirashi*
$22.0
Seared Salmon Maki*
$12.0
Crispy Prawn Maki*
$13.0
California*
$12.0
Salmon and Avocado*
$12.0
Tuna and Green Chili Aioli*
$14.0
Soft Shell Crab
COCKTAILS
$11
Lychee Bellini
Soho Lychee, Sparkling
Blood Orange Margarita
Cimarron Blanco Tequila, Pür Likör Spice Blood Orange, Blood Orange Bitters, Lime, Chili-Salt Rim
Toki Highball
Toki Whisky, Fever Tree Club Soda, Grapefruit. Suntory Whiskey Toki
ROKA Palmer
Sparrow Lanka Iced Tea, Yamayuzu Mountain Citrus
MOCKTAILS
$6
Jasmine Yuzu Palmer
Yuzu, Jasmine Green Tea, Honey
Raspberry Mule
Fresh Lime, Raspberry Syrup, Ginger Beer
White Peach Margarita
Blood Orange Bitters, Orange, Fresh Lime, White Peach Infused Agave
REGIONAL BREWERY FEATURE
Rotating Selection – Ask your Server for Details
$8.0
Three Floyds Brewing Co. Munster, Indiana
Founded in 1996, Three Floyds is one of the most recognized and sought after Microbreweries in the nation. In 2011, an article in the Washington Post said that Three Floyds "has won over the beer geek elite," and "has been making the best beers on the planet for four of the past five years"
FEATURED RED & WHITE WINES
Rotating Selection – Ask your Server for Details
1/2 Glass $5.0
Glass $9.0
Bottle $33.0
Featured Red & White Wines
COFFEE
$6
Specialty Coffee
Espresso
Cappuccino
Latte by Sparrow
Chicago
RISHI TEAS
Ginger Peach
Exotic + Fruity
Jasmine
Fragrant + Enchanting
Earl Grey
Classic + Bergamot
Tangerine Ginger
Caffeine-Free, Juicy & Hibiscus
Sponsored by: Roka Akor | Chicago

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Amazing Food
1. Amazing Food
"Everything we ordered was mouth watering delicious"
Laxpride723
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2. Incredible Service
2. Incredible Service
"Our dining experience was perfect for everyone"
ellegarreau
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3. Great Atmosphere
3. Great Atmosphere
"This is probably one of the best restaurants in downtown Chicago."
Andreas M
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About
Roka Akor is the second location a highly regarded Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Japanese steakhouse and sushi bar, ranked among Bon Appetit magazine's top 10 sushi restaurants in the country in 2009. Meats, fish and vegetables are grilled over oak charcoal on a robata-style grill. Sit at the sushi bar to chat with the chefs as the slice and assemble sashimi platters and maki with fish that's flown in daily. Besides sizzling steaks and contemporary sushi served the dining room, a bar area features shochu and sake cocktails.
PRICE RANGE
US$0
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Reviews (543)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome!! Delicious food, great service! The restaurant is super cool, the thing that bothered me was the “smell”, we arrived at home with our jackets and hair were smelling the food (thats why i am not giving 5 stars)... a little bit expensive but overall...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JenyPoss
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had an amazing meal tonight at one of the top Japanese restaurants in Chicago. This is much more than a sushi place (although the sushi is amazing) the food is a wonderful delight for your tongue. While not cheap it is...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank jameshQ1278XF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Roka Akor has a restaurant with open and modern ambiance. We ordered dumplings, sushi, a steak and grilled fish. Everything was prepared beautifully. Very colorful. Our wait staff was attentive. Very relaxed dinner. Our cocktails were unique and great. I had a special one with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have ate at many high end Restaurants in Chicago and I got to Say Roka is one of the Best. The Atmosphere is Electric, the Food is very Edgy, Creative and Delicious ! The servers are some of the friendliest and most attentive servers...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GaryC958
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Wanted Sushi and definitely picked the right spot. You name it we had it. Toro, Ahi, sea bass, oysters, and even wagyu beef. The fresh water eel and ahi roll was amazing. The service was impeccable. Guy was our server and was very helpful and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 468gregd
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Three business friends went here for dinner. We went early to beat the crowd that later filled the place with bustle and noise. We had the recommended sake and since we prefer the warm kind, they chose one that was excellent warm. Not microwaved, but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wind4surf
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Great dinner experience with food presented in its art form, taking into consideration every detail. Once you start tasting, it overrides the visual impression. We started with suchi, chcken skewers and beef dumplings that were already special. Black cod was an experience on its own....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank beyazyurek
Reviewed 13 November 2018

The food is really good. However, it is not worth the price. We didn't try their steaks though (their special). Staff was really great.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank antperazzo
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Great atmosphere, food presentation, cocktails. The food itself is good though not special. It's loud and a bit over priced. We had fun - I'd go back, but plan to try other places first.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 482JamesS482
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

We are a party of 4 and everyone had something different, so we sampled quite a bit, all of which was exceptional. Service was great as well.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 286garrya
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EmilyB569
8 August 2018|
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Response from Pjverlinden | Reviewed this property |
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Stephen M
9 January 2016|
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Response from Ben U | Property representative |
Thank you for reaching out. I would be happy to answer your question. I'd have to say an average with beverage would be between $85-$100/pp depending on what you would like to do. Of course you can make it whatever you... More
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06BB
10 February 2015|
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Response from Erin K | Property representative |
Hi, We are very very sorry for the late response. Yes, it is true our restaurant can get noisy but not to the point of no conversations. On a Friday or Saturday evening, we suggest requesting a booth for the back of our... More
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