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Roka Akor

456 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654-4517
+1 312-477-7652
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (34 reviews)
“omakase” (24 reviews)
“wagyu beef” (20 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
456 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654-4517
Neighbourhood: Near North Side
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would not class this restaurant Japanese it's American trying to be Japanese was average and lots of seats.. we had a good waitress polite helpful but I would not come here again

Thank TraceyShades
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sushi that is extremely fresh along side traditional Japanese dishes. Recommend Tiger Prawn App, Felix sashimi on ice, lobster roll, waygu dumplings. Best way to experience is "family style" sharing a variety of dishes over a number of courses. Great bar with largest saki menu...More

Thank RpII
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most exquisite sushi and steak done to perfection. Had a large group and one with seafood allergies and this place really knew how to do everything really well. The wine list was extensive and the waiter really knew how to pair. Must Haves: Deluxe Sashimi...More

Thank jamasiangal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Needed a quick bite so I went and got the Tuna 4 Ways roll to go. Very good quality and great flavor. 4 different kinds of tuna with spicy tuna & cucumber inside and a tina bit of mango sauce on top. Num num.

Thank coreye30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Imaginative & creative food in a chilled environment. Service was impeccable & everything how & when we wanted it. Loved watching the kitchen staff who are clearly passionate. The other half said it puts Sushi Samba in London to shame. We had sashimi, cold plates,...More

Thank flo5777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is always good and the atmosphere is alway fun. The prices are a little high but still worth going.

Thank raftiny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome spot in downtown Chicago. Nigiri was super fresh. Sushi rolls were creative. Filet and Hibachi Chicken were delicious. Would absolutely return.

Thank Justin M
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Fresh fish, interesting rolls and delicious small dishes. Didn't get a chance to try the omasake but everything ordered was fantastic. Servers were knowledgeable and very attentive and the atmosphere was swanky for sure. Definitely on the list for a return visit the next time...More

Thank smushie
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent excellent! Me and my wife tried a bit of everything, and a few drinks. Nothing was a let down. The prime rib steak was beyond amazing, the sushi is top notch. This is a must dine place if your in Chicago. Staff is excellent,...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is a top notch Sushi and steak house. The sushi may have been the freshest and best prepared I have in ages. It's not inexpensive but the Bento boxes for lunch are a very lot of good for a very fair price. This is...More

Thank Ross S
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Stephen M
I'm thinking of eating at Roka for a birthday dinner. The reviews are great and the food looks delicious but I'm having a hard time gauging the price. What can I expect to pay for a group of 4? (not Omakase)
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
Various reviews have mentioned that it is noisy in the restaurant. I will have a party of 7 for a milestone birthday. Would you recommend this location or Skokie? Is it to noisy to carry on a conversation without yelling? Is parking a problem?
11 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
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 456 North Clark Street, 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
  • E-mail
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.