Roka Akor Refreshes its menu with fall-centric sushi

Light and fresh, sushi is a classic summertime staple. But with a host of fall flavors showcased in creative sushi rolls and warming Japanese-inspired dishes from executive chef Brett Vibber, Roka Akor is still the place to eat this autumn. … Read More

GE Monogram “Kitchens in Paradise” Challenge

July 10, 2013–The GE Monogram Design Center hosted an evening of cooking demonstrations to celebrate its grand opening. Guests dined on delectable dishes by chefs Paul Virant of Perennial Virant, Brett Vibber of Roka Akor, and Jared Van Camp of … Read More

Roka Akor Opens at Old Orchard

With locations in Chicago, San Francisco and Scottsdale, Ariz., Roka Akor mixes sushi with meats grilled in an open kitchen that makes the entire space smell delicious. The plates of lamb chops, skewers of mushrooms in soy garlic butter and … Read More

Summertime, When the Menu’s Easy

We know it’s occurred to you. On your way to the gym, the only thing you can think is: “I’m too tired to go the gym, this could be a big mistake.” But then leaving the gym, all you can think … Read More

German Sega of Roka Akor on Working with Peter Kasperski and How He Defines a "Foodie"

German Sega Roka Akor 7299 North Scottsdale Road This is part one of our interview with German Sega, the newly appointed executive chef of Roka Akor in Scottsdale. Today, he dishes about the long road from culinary school to … Read More

Interview with Executive Chef German Sega for Roka Akor Scottsdale

Highlights from Night with Nobuo Roka Scottsdale

The one-night-only event featured dishes cooked, at the chef’s discretion, on the restaurant’s giant charcoal grill. The robata serves as the restaurant’s centerpiece and inspired the eatery’s name. “Roka” is a combination of two Japanese words: “ro,” which means a … Read More

Roka Akor San Francisco in the news!

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Roka Akor Scottsdale: happy hour report card

The Spot: Roka Akor The Hours: Happy Hour is offered 4:30 p.m. until close through the end of August. The Interior: We’ve stopped by Roka Akor’s happy hour before, but were so excited that they’ve extended deals until close during the summer … Read More

Food Shots and Menus for Roka Akor, Opening Thursday

Carolyn Alburger | Photo: Carolyn Alburger | June 26, 2013 A preview of Jackson Square’s new Japanese restaurant and bar. Mendocino uni with lime and chicharrones. (1 of 11) Butterfish tatatki with white asparagus and yuzu, a signature dish at … Read More