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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%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (42 reviews)
“omakase” (23 reviews)
“wagyu beef” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
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 441 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

The second we walked in the restaurant the staff was nice, and approachable. We were seated at our table and were immediatly helped by our lovely waiter. The food comes out in courses, but also when it's ready meaning very little wait time for each...More

Thank EGMD
Restaurant's Favourite
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

1  Thank James H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had lunch at this fancy Japanese restaurant and ordered a sushi set that consisted of flame grilled salmon, hamachi sashimi and tuna with green chili aioli, plus mizuna salad, crispy butterfish maki and wagyu dumplings. Lots of items, but each item is in small...More

Thank BWS66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having eaten at Momotaro the night before it was going to be hard to beat that, but I have to say that if I was to choose between the two, this place would probably just edge it. Its also got a great vibe, but is...More

2  Thank SJL1605
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At Roka Ankor I had the best sushi in my life so far! Sashimi and rolls were delicious. The waitress was just perfect! Everything was such harmonious: atmosphere, taste, music, ambiance. It's not the cheapest place, but it definitely worth it!

Thank Anastasia K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my son for his birthday- the staff was very nice. Sushi was very fresh- not that different than other places but it was solid, fresh and artfully presented. Had a Wagu Beef dumpling that was outstanding. Nice size pour on wine. Pretty dining room...More

Thank pickEeater13
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

The place is huge and well decorated but that's it, this is a chain and service is very impersonal, like 5 different people bringing your food and drinks, the sashimi chef selection is NOT MADE TO ORDER, And the fish looks dry and opaque, not...More

Thank Ale L
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Its fusion but still maintains the nuance taste of Japanese fare, doesn't overwhelm. Quality ingredient and great taste makes venue good money for value. The steak, sushi, cod, etc. are all decent; their truffle mushroom risotto is must try as well.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

I loved the ambiance with a happy energetic vibe. It was great. Start off with wonderful apps, sushi and drinks. The sashimi and sushi was on point with the “Toro” pieces being worth the up charge melting in our mouths. Very few pieces I did...More

Thank Bandit2118
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Pros and cons! Food was great, more than I expected from such a big place where attention to cooking didn’t seem the priority but the ambience and design. But not at all. Brave recipees, great execution, variety of tastes and good service, also attentive. Thumb...More

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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • 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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