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“Not as good as the London site but still great.”
Review of Roka Akor

Roka Akor
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Ranked #26 of 9,882 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Illinois Ave
Transit: Red Line – exit at Grand, one block north to Illinois #22 Bus –exit at Grand (if coming from the North), exit at Hubbard (if coming from the South)…walk ½ block west #36 Bus—exit at Illinois (walk 1 ½ blocks west) #147 Bus—exit at Illinois (walk ½ block east)
Description: 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.
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Had dinner here with a friend after having been to the London location several times. It was as expected - their signature dishes were delicious and reliable. The service was excellent. Definitely the first choice for Japanese (sushi menu is limited however!)

Thank exeter95
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

Everything we had from the small plates were yummy. Highly recommend the Black Cod, Jumbo Tiger Prawn, Chicken Yakatori and Grilled Scallops...I'm salivating just typing these dishes. Service was tops as well.

Thank stepsinthesand
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

We were pleasantly greeted by the front of house, and did not wait to be seated for our reservation. There were many times someone came to the table to make sure we were happy and enjoying our selections. We made a lot of correct choices with the help of the waitress-everything was delicious and so well prepared. We ordered a variety of appetizers, entrees, sashimi, sushi rolls and sides, and were delighted by the taste and preparation of each item. our food was cooked as asked and some of the dishes were so interestingly prepared, it made the experience interesting beside yummy!

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Thank worldtravellerZG
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is the third time my wife and I have dined here. Roka has quickly become one of our favorite restaurants in the River North neighborhood. The restaurant has a sleek modern feel to it. The beautiful open Japanese Robata style grill is the center piece of the main dining room. Watching the calm, detailed preparation of grilled steaks / seafood along with sushi and sashimi adds to the experience. The quality of the food is excellent, fresh with a creative mix of flavors. The Hamachi Serrano Chili Maki roll is a must. The service is friendly, attentive but not obtrusive. The dining room noise was comfortable for both a couples evening out or dinner with a group of friends. The bar is more lively and has an intriguing list of cocktails. If you are interested in great Japanese food served in a wonderful ambience, Roka Akor is a must.

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Thank FirstClass59
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

We went to Roka Akor as quite a large party and had a set meal which contained 4 courses. Each course came as plates for sharing and all were delicious Asian fusion food. We had mixtures of fish, meat and vegetarian dishes. The restaurant is spacious and very comfortable with fascinating central area where food is prepared with huge grills and fires. Service was cheerful and very efficient. Everyone in the group was extremely impressed and we would all go again without hesitation.

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Thank William S
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