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“Excellent High Quality Sushi Presented Beautifully”

Roka Akor -- Skokie
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Ranked #10 of 220 Restaurants in Skokie
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Old Orchard Ctr & Skokie Blvd
Description: Roka Akor is a premier Steak and Sushi restaurant; featuring Prime Steaks, Seafood,and local produce grilled to perfection over an open flame on a traditional, Japanese Robata Grill. Additionally, Bon Appetit Magazine recognized Roka Akor as one of the "Top 10 Sushi Spots" in the U.S., Praising the restaurant for our beautifully prepared sushi and sashimi platters. The adjacent Roka Bar features house made, seasonal shochu infusions and signature cocktails in contemporary, relaxed surroundings.
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Beautifully presented plates with fresh fish carefully garnished and served with unique sauces. Lovely porch-style area off dining room was available earlier in the evening. Main room was crowded and noisy.

Wine while not a generous portion, was good and served in a very large glass. We started with a beet salad consisting of generous pieces of different types of beets (golf, red, variegated) over bitter greens and scattered with toasted pistachios lightly dressed with a thick sesame sauce. We moved on to crispy fried squid served with thinly sliced small green peppers and a soy-based dipping sauce. Unfortunately, the squid was disappointingly tough and flavorless.

Our main consisted of tuna and yellowtail which was quite fresh and pretty, the scallop appetizer: two large scallops with a nice sauce, soft shell crab maki and a tuna maki. Maki portions were decent but not large with toasted rice which gave each piece a firm and crisp texture.

Overall, a wonderful although pricey experience. Prepare for small portion sizes.

Thank BSolom
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This place is so good!! Get the sushi and the steak. Everything is of the best quality. The steak is seasoned very well. The ambiance feels like a five-star restaurant. The staff are very nice.

Thank Elliott P
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We frequent Roka Akor, mostly because we are obsessed with good Ramen Noodles, and this place has some of the best we've had. They seem very trendy, but they are actually incredibly kid friendly. We have taken our 10 month old and 3 year old several times. They can prepare a kids soup portion (just broth and noodles) for $5, and they are always very attentive to whatever we may need (more chopsticks, of chopstick trainers for the kids!) Our only wish is that they served ramen on the dinner menu!

Thank Raisinany1
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is a very nice upscale place to eat sushi and some Japanese / Asian dishes.
There is not a huge selection of maki rolls but you can find your favorite. IMHO - some of simple maki rolls are overpriced but I guess presentation costs something.
Selection of wines and sakes is pretty good, as well as desserts.

Service is very friendly and polite, staff is smiley and listen to what you are asking.

Overall, it is a good place to have a date night or a small corporate party, or just relax with a family. But expect to get a check with triple digit sum :)

It is kind of a busy place so I would recommend to make a reservation ahead of arrival via call or open table site/app

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Thank FusionPhoto
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Roka Akor takes the Japanese grill to a new level. The dishes are elegant and delicious, and the staff takes the time to educate you about your choices.

Thank lennatravel
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