Innovative, contemporary
Robata Japanese cuisine
in six locations across the country.
six locations across the US.

Roka Akor’s speciality is Robata Japanese cuisine, which is prepared on a twelve-foot robata grill. Mesquite charcoal is used to sear meats, fish and vegetables to perfection with flames that can burn up to 1,900 degrees hot.The restaurant’s name is derived from two Japanese words. “Ro” means hearth, an intimate gathering place for people to soak up warmth and ambience. “Ka” means fire and energy. In alignment with the restaurant’s name, Roka Akor’s design features a centrally located robata grill that serves as the heart of the visual experience. Rich wood décor and sleek lighting heighten the effect. Guest are encouraged to speak with the chefs about the food, creating an interactive and engaging dining experience.

Roka Akor’s menu changes seasonally and is organized into hot and cold appetizers, modern-style nigiri, premium sushi and sashimi, and items from the robata grill. We feature a rotating selection of prime-cut steaks, seafood, and vegetables with Japanese-inspired marinades and sauces. Beef is paired with tableside shaved truffles, wafu dressing, chili ginger sauce, or signature black truffle-infused aioli. All fish is served with Himalayan rock salt, a seasoning that only enhances the natural flavor of the fish. Wild Mushroom Rice Hot Pot makes a great addition to any protein, especially when accompanied with black truffle. For the more adventurous guest we recommend Omakase, a personalized tasting menu prepared with premium in-house ingredients.

Roka Bar specializes in renowned, limited edition whisky from around the globe that you simply won’t find anywhere else. Specialty cocktails are also seasonal and developed by in-house talent for each Roka Bar location, with guest favorites anchoring the list. We offer a variety of shochu, a special distilled Japanese spirit. In fact, Roka Bar puts its own twist on the drink by serving up a variety of house-made flavors, including blood orange, mango, and chili shochu.

Each restaurant is available for private dining, corporate functions, and private group bookings. San Francisco’s Roka Akor can accommodate up to 120 guests, the Scottsdale location up to 200 guests, and the Skokie and Chicago locations up to 250.

Awards for Roka Akor

  • Voted “Top 10 Sushi Spots in the United States” by Bon Appétit magazine
  • “Top 10 Steakhouses in Arizona” by Thrillist
  • “The Best Steakhouses in 50 States – Arizona” by Business Insider and Foursquare
  • “Best Sushi Restaurant in the U.S.” by Travel + Leisure
  • Michelin Guide Recommended
  • Multiple Awards of Excellence by Wine Spectator
  • “Top Newcomer” by Zagat
  • “Top 10 Steakhouses” by Crain’s Chicago Business
  • Chicago magazine’s “Hot List” for six consecutive months
  • “Best Private Dining Rooms” by Crain’s Chicago Business