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

Ellie Sharp/EHOU

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 City on the ground floor of luxury high rise 2929 Weslayan. The building occupies a sprawling space decorated in sleek woods, glass, and metal finishes, while a rustic robata grill serves as the dining room’s focal point. Two counters — one for sushi, another with a clear view of the custom charcoal grill — offer diners a show while they eat, plus interaction with Roka Akor’s chefs.

As expected, the menu at Roka Akor revolves around the fanciest beef, including a stable of pricey offerings imported from Japan, like certified Kobe from Tajima, certified Miyazaki from Kyusho Island, and certified Shiga from Hokkaido. Japanese Wagyu raised in Texas and USDA Prime beef will also be on offer, along with fish flown in daily. As far as booze is concerned, look forward to the restaurant’s own housemade shochu flavored with mango and blood orange, a lengthy wine and sake list, and cocktails like the Wakoucha, mixed with Gin, Averna, yuzu, Russian tea syrup, and guava.

Roka Akor is now open for lunch and dinner at 2929 Weslayan. Before making a reservation, step inside the new Japanese hotspot courtesy of Eater photographer Ellie Sharp.