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Seafood, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
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Reviewed 3 July 2021 via mobile

Outstanding food. Especially liked the tuna appetizer. Wide variety of sake and other drinks. Good service. Outdoor dining available. Expensive, great for a special occasion.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 13 March 2021

My wife and I had dinner last night at Roka-Akor in the heated outdoor area of the restaurant. It was our first time there as we were searching for a safe place to eat in the Covid environment. The whole time we felt safe as...the staff was well aware of the need to wear masks. The food is outstanding and the waiter, Dan, helped us successfully chose what we wanted from the menu. In addition, the drink selection is equally impressive. One of the managers, Michael, stopped by the table to see how we were faring and you could tell he is really dedicated to the success of this restaurant and the other two in the Chicagoland area. This staff is invested in giving diners first rate service and excellent food and drinks. This was truly a wonderful and unexpected dining experience that can be had, as I said, safely in this Covid environment. We look forward to returning to this really good restaurant in the near future and we will bring our friends!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

Roka Akor in Skokie Illinois provides a high quality, creative range of various Japanese foods. Standard sashimi plates, sushi and rolls are served and displayed with flair and are, unsurprisingly, fresh. However, where Roka Akor particularly shines, in my opinion, is their ability in providing...unique versions of fairly run-of-the -mill dishes. What struck me, specifically, was the intense flavor of the pork belly appetizer which literally melted in the mouth and the outstanding taste of the very generous portion of the prime rib sirloin steak cooked to perfection (rare to my taste). This was served with roasted Brussels sprouts whose slightly tart taste and crispiness nicely complemented the tenderness of the meat. The mocca ice cream that ended this extremely satisfying meal was, so to speak, the cherry on the cake. Its flavor was both intense and refreshing. Once again, presentation, texture and taste formed a winning combination. Service was relaxed but attentive. In summary, Roka Akor in Skokie is worth the detourMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

Food quality was very good however it is overpriced for what you get. No longer carries ami ebi or sweet shrimp. Good selection of Japanese whiskey. Bar service was good. Better value exists elsewhere. Environment is good for dates but if your looking for the...best sushi search elwhere.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 20 September 2019 via mobile

Dishes are delicious including their steaks. If you would like to try something different away from usual stuff at the mall, this is good place to visit. However, it is on expensive side and dishes are normal size.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 7 May 2019

While the food was tasty, it was very overpriced. If I am going to pay that kind of money, I don't expect to walk out unsatisfied and for the amount of food you received it just wasn't worth the money.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 February 2019 via mobile

Not a big place, in a mall area. Strip steak oustanding, side of corn excellent, beef appetizer excellent. Was still hungry after dinner though. No bread service. Really good food, good service. Steak was on of 5 best I have ever had. Served sliced. Not...great for large group seating is only downside.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 7 February 2019

Loved the food and atmosphere but it wasn't traditional homestyle Japanese food. Everything was a la carte - very expensive - go for a special event/date,

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 January 2019

We had 6:30 reservations for 4 on a Saturday night. Upon arriving on time, they told us "the table" was occupied, but the people should be getting up soon. At 6:45 we asked again. We were told the people had been there for over 2...hours (I guess a very early Saturday night dinner for people with nothing to do) and should be leaving soon. We then went and spoke to someone who appeared to be a manager. We explained we had theater tickets and this wasn't going very well. There was a table which was a four top which had its leaves up to seat 6 which had been empty since we arrived and we asked for it. He indicated we would be getting a table which was being set. He also told us the snow was causing everyone to be 10 minutes late. Ok, I can understand at 7:30 or 8PM things being backed-up on a Saturday due to weather, but at 6:30??? By 7 without having been seated, we left. They cancelled our Open Table reservation so we can't even review them there. Very poor management and really don't know how to run a restaurant. Due to our theater tickets and time issue, we had hamburgers which was not what was planned.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

We had the best end-of-year holiday lunch at Roka Akor. Festive ambiance, amazing service and - as usual, delicious food! We noshed on great appetizers then feasted on a platter of sushi. Our lunch ended well with sweet desserts! Thank you 👍🏻

Date of visit: December 2018
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Absolutely, I am away from the restaurant today but please feel free to reach out to me tomorrow as I will be back for the entire day.
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Hi Brian, We've addressed the issue regarding the smoke from the Robata Grill and would be more than happy to accommodate you and your guests here at Old Orchard. Please feel free to give us a call at 847-329-7650 and we'd... More
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Roka Akor - Old Orchard is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4