May 11, 2017 | Wine Spectator
Japanese steak house Roka Akor from JNK Concepts is expected to debut its first Texas location in Houston next month at 2929 Weslayan St. The new outpost joins a group that includes Award of Excellence–winning locations in Chicago, Scottsdale, Ariz., and San Francisco, all known for their sushi, steak and seafood dishes that highlight the traditional robata technique of Japanese grilling. The Houston restaurant will open with a robust beverage selection, engineered by company beverage director Rob Holder and expected to feature around 200 wine labels, predominantly from California and France, plus over 60 sakes. A selection of seasonally changing cocktails will highlight sochu, a Japanese distilled spirit, infused with house-made flavor concoctions.—V.S.