Restaurant designer and BBQ news are hot topics on What’s Eric Eating podcast

July 7, 2017 | CultureMap Houston In the restaurant of the week segment, they discuss the separate visits they made to Roka Akor, the recently opened Japanese steakhouse near River Oaks, and Sandler describes his first impressions of 85°C Bakery Cafe, the Taiwanese bakery in Chinatown that’s already long lines. Read More


Houston’s Best New Restaurants for the Weekend

July 6, 2017 | Houston Press The weekend is here, and in Houston that means even more brand-new eateries for your busy dining schedule. With the start of July comes a couple of highly anticipated openings in H-Town. Read More


Turning Tables: Team Behind New York’s Rebelle Opens Restaurant in Philadelphia

July 6, 2017 | Wine Spectator Roka Akor, the popular Japanese steak house and sushi restaurant, opened a new Houston location June 26. Read More


The Hottest Restaurants in Houston Right Now, July 2017

July 5, 2017 | Eater Houston Where to dine tonight, tomorrow, this weekend Read More


Ambitious New Sushi and Steak Restaurant Makes a Dramatic Houston Debut

6/27/17 | PaperCity Magazine A luxury high-rise building may not be a typical venue for a new Houston restaurant, but for upscale steak and sushi concept Roka Akor, 2929 Weslayan’s high-in-the-sky digs provided yet another angle for its posh Japanese concept to stand … Read More


10 Most Exciting New Restaurants in Houston

June 26, 2017 | Modern Luxury ROKA AKOR
Another Michelin-recommended concept, this time out of Scottsdale, Ariz., arrives in Houston with new Japanese steakhouse Roka Akor. Located on the ground floor of 2929 Weslayan, the city’s tallest residential tower, the 6,500-square-foot space has just opened its doors. Prime Japanese wagyu beef is the star here, while other popular choices from the robata grill include miso-marinated black cod and beef tataki with truffle jus. At the sleek bar, sushi chefs roll exotic fish flown in daily and serve it alongside fresh-grated wasabi—quite different from the familiar green counterpart—and Himalayan rock salt. For a little of everything, try the chef’s omakase. 2929 Weslayan St., 713.622.1777 Read More


Step Inside Roka Akor, Houston’s Sleek New Japanese Steak & Sushi Destination

6/26/17 | Eater Houston by Ellie Sharp Your new favorite spot for imported beef and housemade shochu Modern vibes meet tradition at Roka Akor, Houston’s hottest new Japanese steakhouse. The Michelin-recommended restaurant opened the doors on June 26 in Space … Read More


Preview: Roka Akor, A Nationally Acclaimed Sushi and Robata Steakhouse, Opens in Houston Today

6/26/17 | HoustonPress It’s been a banner year for the Houston restaurant scene, and it’s not stopping anytime soon. Just when we thought that we’d seen it all, a new restaurant comes along that’s ready to take Houston by storm. … Read More


Roka Akor opens at 2929 Weslayan St.

6/24/17 | Discover Houston Roka Akor is opening their doors this Monday, June 26th! For those who aren’t familiar, Roka Akor is an award-winning Japanese Fine Dining Restaurant that specializes in Steak, Seafood, and Sushi. The name of the restaurant is … Read More


First look: Roka Akor

June 23, 2017 | Houston Chronicle By Greg Morago Houston isn’t at a loss for fine, contemporary steakhouses. Nor for upscale sushi dens. But both those concepts under one gleaming roof? Now that’s unique. That’s Roka Akor. The Japanese sushi … Read More