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Roka Akor | Chicago

456 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4517
+1 312-477-7652
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (45 reviews)
“omakase” (25 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
456 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4517
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Roka Akor | Chicago
1. Amazing Food
"Everything we ordered was mouth watering delicious"
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2. Incredible Service
"Our dining experience was perfect for everyone"
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3. Great Atmosphere
"This is probably one of the best restaurants in downtown Chicago."
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1 - 10 of 466 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three business friends went here for dinner. We went early to beat the crowd that later filled the place with bustle and noise. We had the recommended sake and since we prefer the warm kind, they chose one that was excellent warm. Not microwaved, but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wind4surf
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had an amazing meal tonight at one of the top Japanese restaurants in Chicago. This is much more than a sushi place (although the sushi is amazing) the food is a wonderful delight for your tongue. While not cheap it is...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank jameshQ1278XF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great dinner experience with food presented in its art form, taking into consideration every detail. Once you start tasting, it overrides the visual impression. We started with suchi, chcken skewers and beef dumplings that were already special. Black cod was an experience on its own....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank beyazyurek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is really good. However, it is not worth the price. We didn't try their steaks though (their special). Staff was really great.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank antperazzo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, food presentation, cocktails. The food itself is good though not special. It's loud and a bit over priced. We had fun - I'd go back, but plan to try other places first.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 482JamesS482
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are a party of 4 and everyone had something different, so we sampled quite a bit, all of which was exceptional. Service was great as well.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 286garrya
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Loved the restaurant a little expensive Our waitress was Very well versed on the menu The lamb was the best thjng on the menu we also hAd the wagu sirloin 6 oz excellent but only needed 4 oz very rich Would defiantly go back

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 12mindy34
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent restaurant if you cant decide between steaks or sushi We had the Japanese Kobe steak. Expensive but melt in your mouth. Our waitress was super helpful and friendly. A little loud but everything we ordered was just perfect Miso cod. And skirt steak. Perfect

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank finnset
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

The food was fresh and very tasty. The service was excellent. It is very noisy, so go early if you don’t like crowds and noise. We went at 6:30; would do 5:30 next time.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank FestBT
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Good restaurant, good service, quite expensive but good food. Sushi is very good and another good options in the menu. Nice place to visit with friends or partner.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Carlos C
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Questions & Answers
8 August 2018|
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Response from Pjverlinden | Reviewed this property |
Of course!
Stephen M
9 January 2016|
Response from Ben U | Property representative |
Thank you for reaching out. I would be happy to answer your question. I'd have to say an average with beverage would be between $85-$100/pp depending on what you would like to do. Of course you can make it whatever you... More
10 February 2015|
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Response from Erin K | Property representative |
Hi, We are very very sorry for the late response. Yes, it is true our restaurant can get noisy but not to the point of no conversations. On a Friday or Saturday evening, we suggest requesting a booth for the back of our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 456 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4517
    (Illinois Ave)
  • Public Transportation: 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)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > River North
  • Neighbourhood: River North
  • Phone Number: +1 312-477-7652
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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.
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