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“One of the Best Dining Experiences Ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of ROK bistro

ROK bistro
Ranked #12 of 377 Restaurants in Sunnyvale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Evelyn
Transit: Caltrain Sunnyvale station
Description: Located on Historic Murphy Ave. in downtown Sunnyvale, Rok, Stone-Age Fondue & Steakhouse is a truly unique dining experience. Our signature specialty is called Hot Rok. Premium entrees are delivered to your table seared and sizzling on hot volcanic Roks. Diners bask in the aroma as their entrees cook right before their eyes. Every bite is hot, juicy, and delicious, ready to be enjoyed as is or dipped in a variety of our specially-created dipping sauces. We also offer the best part of fondue...cheese appetizer fondues and chocolate dessert fondues. If you combine Hot Rok with fondue in a pot (we call it the Rok n Pot) we guarantee a wonderful evening of dining enjoyment. Our full bar features fruit-infused vodkas and a wine list that offers many varietals by the glass. If coming just for the Rok, you can be in and out in an hour. If enjoying the Rok n Pot, you should plan on approx. 2 hours. Please join us for the ultimate evening of dining enlightenment.
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“One of the Best Dining Experiences Ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2010

Rok Bistro is located on Murphy Street in Sunnyvale, CA. on a nice quiet street with many other restuarants. A lot of them have outdoor seating which gives the area a very nice ambiance.
The Rok Bistro concept began when the owner was visiting Zimbabwe and had a meal that was served on a hot rock. He thought the concept was so interesting that he found a source for these volcanic rocks in China and started marketing them as a way to cook. He also opened Rok Bistro which features a wonderful selection of certified Angus beef, seafood, vegatables, and buffalo served in the hot rock. I had the buffalo and it was a perfect cut of meat. The rocks are heated in an oven overnight to 700 degrees. The food is served on the rock and cooks at your table. Cut off a bite size piece and cook it to your own taste right on the rock.
We also had parmesian cheese fondue as an appetizer which was prepared right at the table by our waiter. It was excellent!
The owner, Steve, came over to our table after we expressed a lot of curiosity about the concept to our waiter. He was a great guy and spent about 15 minutes telling us how he the concept evolved from that original trip to Africa.
I highly recommend Rok Bistro for its ambiance, lovely decor, great food and really great service.

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“Fondue and steak (meat on a volcanic rock) - yum!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2009

Fondue and steak (meat on a volcanic rock) - yum!

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