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Roka Akor | Chicago

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
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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, Late Night
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I truly enjoy and value fine dining. Our experience at Roka Akor was superb. Admittedly, we do not know much about the world of Japanese cuisine and sushi, but we were very happy to learn. We chose the Decadent tasting menu. Our...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 309basilr
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed 7 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

I chose the Decadent tasting menù and it was just amazing, had a Wine/sake pairing with it, the portions were generous, the quality of the food and the beverage is amazing. The service was really good, the people were really friendly and helpful. 100% worth...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MaSgaggero
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The 5 course Omakase Decadent was 3 or more foods for each course. It was so much food and great flavor each meal. If you like TRUFFLE the decadent has several truffle options. The brussel sprouts were amazing and I hate brussel sprouts. Food came...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ALinCA5512
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just enjoyed a leisurely lunch at Roos Akor. Run, don’t walk- everything was delicious - we tried two different lunch Bento Box options - both were superb. But I can’t stop thinking about the dumplings - they were extraordinary. For the quality, ambiance, and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MFChilders
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

Came here on a Friday even business supper with 2 other associates. We were seated and served quickly at a great table. We never had to ask for anything. The best thing about the service, though was our server. She clearly knew her stuff, and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dan W
Reviewed 30 January 2019 via mobile

We celebrated an anniversary at Roka in January. It’s a really nice modern Japanese steakhouse and sushi restaurant. We went on a Saturday evening and luckily we made a reservation well in advance because the place was packed. Our servers name was Pauley, he was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank The_Lankan
Reviewed 20 January 2019 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
Reviewed 9 January 2019 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 23 December 2018

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
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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
11 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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