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Roka Akor | Chicago
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Ranked #39 of 10,184 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 50 - USD 50
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Illinois Ave
Transit: Red Line – exit at Grand, one block north to Illinois #22 Bus –exit at Grand (if coming from the North), exit at Hubbard (if coming from the South)…walk ½ block west #36 Bus—exit at Illinois (walk 1 ½ blocks west) #147 Bus—exit at Illinois (walk ½ block east)
Description: Roka Akor is the second location a highly regarded Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Japanese steakhouse and sushi bar, ranked among Bon Appetit magazine's top 10 sushi restaurants in the country in 2009. Meats, fish and vegetables are grilled over oak charcoal on a robata-style grill. Sit at the sushi bar to chat with the chefs as the slice and assemble sashimi platters and maki with fish that's flown in daily. Besides sizzling steaks and contemporary sushi served the dining room, a bar area features shochu and sake cocktails.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Reception at the beginning: pleasent,
Seating, pleasent, service, food and quality, wine list, could not or barely be better!!
Leaving the restaurant, disaster; no help with the coats, blunt with the help of getting a taxi, receptionists too concerned with themselves and their overweight bodies! A total let down after having spent over 400.00$ for food and beverage: employees that have no clue of what is happening inside the restaurant and what it takes to attract customers: wrong persons for the job!

Thank Martin H. J
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Ben U, Manager at Roka Akor | Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Our team is very sorry that your experience left you feeling this way. My name in Benjamin and I am a manager at Roka Akor, we spoke on the evening you dined and you also interacted with my partner Billy. Our main concern is making things right with you and your dining partner and ultimately winning you back with a return visit so we can show you that all members of our team are committed to the guest experience. If you are interested in giving us an opportunity to win you back or even if you have friends or family in the area please email me at bmeyer@rokaakor.com for reservations. I hope that you take away from this a feeling that we had full intention of providing the utmost of guest experiences but we merely fell short. We welcome all feedback and we are grateful for yours. We work very hard to provide genuine hospitality to every guest. I sincerely apologize that we dropped the ball on this occasion and I hope to have the chance to win you back. Thank you!

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Following recommendations from Trip Advisor we went to Roka Akor for sushi and we were not disappointed. The food, the service and the ambiance all combined to provide the best dining experience we have had in Chicago in a long time. Their signature rolls and dumplings were out of this world and our waitress and Matt, the manager, truly provided exceptional service. Highly recommend!

Thank Gene6591
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Pros:

Great for business dinners
Delicious food
Delicious drinks (recommend Roka Fashioned)
Awesome wait staff
Awesome busing staff
Friendly staff all around
Great ambiance
Great selection

Cons:
Price. It was $359 for 3 of us, but we did order several cocktails. Very pricey but we still felt it was worth it

Thank Marie N
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

As soon as we sat down we started ordering courses- and we really enjoyed ourselves. The sashimi grade selections were so fresh and delicious; dumplings, tempura, ribs, corn, Brussels sprouts, I can go on! They worked with us so each in our party of 4 had a taste of each of the items we shared. We also had 3 entrees between us- the home run was the NY Strip

The wait staff was well trained and attentive and they have an attractive wine list.
Well done.

Thank DavefromNJ
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Great & knowledgeable service.
Fantastic food! So tasty, perfect temps.
We had the Tuna Tataki, Manila Clams, Wagyu Gyoza.
If you haven't tried you you have to try it. All were terrific.

The food is a little pricey. Wine prices are pretty high as well but we felt it was worth it.

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