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Roka Akor - Houston, Houston, TX

Roka Akor - Houston

4.7
4.7
1315 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Roka Akor brings an innovative combination of contemporary Robata Japanese cuisine and stunning design to four locations across the U.S., including Scottsdale, San Francisco, Chicago and Skokie, IL. Roka Akor’s principle Robata Japanese cuisine is prepared on a twelve-foot robata grill that uses mesquite charcoal and almond wood with flames that can raise temperatures up to 1,900 degrees. The restaurant’s name is derived from two words: RO and KA. The meaning of the first word is hearth, a gathering place where people socialize and take in the ambience; the latter stands for a burning fire and projecting energy. In alignment with the restaurant’s name, Roka Akor’s design features a centrally located robata grill that provides the heart of the visual experience, surrounded by rich wood décor and sleek lighting. Guests are encouraged to speak with the chefs about the food to create an interactive and engaging dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 622-1774

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ce Bian

  • Catering

    Roka Akor offers party-sized options for carryout and delivery. All orders come with plates, napkins, chopsticks and serving utensils. Forks / Knives are not included. All orders must be placed with a minimum of 48-hour notice. 11:30AM is earliest available time slot for delivery. $25 Delivery / Set Up Fee within 10 Miles of Houston.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether it’s a birthday party, corporate business dinner, or a cocktail reception Roka Akor offers a culinary experience in the heart of city. Our menu features prime, American & Japanese Wagyu cuts of steaks, seafood, pristine sushi that is sure to WOW any guest!

  • Private party contact

    Kari Morris: (713) 568-7695

  • Neighborhood

    River Oaks

  • Cross street

    W. Alabama

  • Parking details

    Roka Akor offers both self and complimentary valet parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Decadent Omakase

    $145.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Omakase means to in trust in the Chef. This is a meal curated by our culinary team to give you the very best of what Roka Akor has to offer from all areas of our menu (sushi & robata grill). Be ready for this culinary experience!

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What 1,315 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. S

    Sylvinka

    Houston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so delicious! I normally don't say this, but we really liked the Brussels sprouts.
  2. GV

    GreatViews

    Houston

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is excellent, and the restaurant and wait team are well managed. I highly recommend Roka Akor!
  3. B

    Bellabayer

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roka Akour is always a great treat! Wonderful atmosphere, fabulous food and excellent + consistent service! A WINNER every time! Enjoy seating in the bar in one of the booths. Highly recommended!!!
  4. LR

    LupitaR

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and ambience! Booked last min and will be back!

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on November 23, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  5. B

    Bellabayer

    Houston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fabulous dinner and fabulous server, Jennifer. She brought our favorite saki which she’d turned us onto last time we dined. Eight pieces of nigiri sushi - double order of the king salmon!!! - and the king crab with an order of grilled corn on the side - spectacular! We topped it off with a shared chocolate molten cake…DELICIOUS through and through. We like to sit in a booth in the bar area. I do not recommend easily or lightly and my standards are high and Roka Akor is right at the top of my list!!!

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on November 19, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. I will relay this to Jennifer. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  6. j

    julietac

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Houston. The food is outstanding. Definitely, we'll be back.
  7. DP

    DanaP

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great for my sons 18th birthday. Definitely an experience.
  8. W

    Wendelynn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was Megan. Such a nice and warming person. She was very knowledgeable about the ingredients and food prepared by the chef. The recommendations she gave were spot on, and I would definitely come back. My overall experience was beautiful. Definitely a great place to have a date and enjoy yourself. It was a full house, but you could not tell. I could hear my partner speaking and we were able to still have privacy during our time there.

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on November 19, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. I will relay this to Megan. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING! We were seated in the bar area and had the pleasure of Will serving us. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and made excellent recommendations. My business associates from out of town commended me on the excellent dinner suggestion. The food is delicious, the drinks were great.
  10. JQ

    JessicaQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time at our first omakase experience. The food was exceptional as well as excellent presentation. The service was unmatched and our waiters and waitresses were all very cordial and went above and beyond in making sure it was a memorable experience. We even got a few extra goodies for celebrating a birthday with them. Will definitely be back to try the rest of their menu but 12/10 for the omakase experience

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on November 16, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food. The pacing of the meal was excellent. Multiple people checked in to make sure everything was top notch, it always was.
  12. J

    Japanese

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Quality of fish was superior but the service is worst. One waitress gave us a wrong pick up location for Uber and caused us great deal of inconvenience but she never apologized and got me talk to her manager but manager didn’t offer any compensation. Service is very slow even though the restaurant was nearly empty at the prime dinner time. We were there to celebrate Veterans Day for my husband, our wedding anniversary and my birthday but it was totally ruined by their service 🤬
  13. E

    Ekene

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roka Akor made my birthday celebration an experience to remember! The food, ambiance, servers, and drinks were amazing! I will definitely be going back!
  14. AP

    AmberP

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit and already made our next reservation! Our waitress made our experience amazing. Kristine walked us through some suggestions and all of them were tasty. Toro Foie was a great mix of flavors and we ordered a second round! Beef tataki was a suggestion and will be ordered again. Akamatsu was a very light fish and paired well with kanpachi. We enjoyed sushi first then split Snake River Farms filet with sweet corn. Dessert was tasty - yuzu cheesecake and the green tea something…both delicious and not overboard on serving size.

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on November 6, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  15. F

    Foodiespence

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. Our server Jessica is the absolute best! We love Roka Akor.

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on November 5, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. I will relay the message to Jessica. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  16. LA

    LAYA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roka is 1 of our favorite places in the city. Everything is great.
  17. CE

    CERI

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on November 4, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!!!
  19. MN

    MichaelN

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall perfect dinner for our family of 3. The whole staff were wonderful- food was amazing. We enjoyed every dish. They even brought out free desserts and free white white wines to celebrate our special occasion with our daughter.

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on October 30, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  20. RS

    RaphealSienteSe

    Houston

    279 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    279 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food, excellent wine and superior service! And as always, Thanks Rickey!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    such amazing food and staff! The GM Jeremy helped us plan out a day for our vacation and the server connected with us on a personal level. The Wagyu Dumplings were fantastic. and the lava cake was to die for. If you like sweet drinks try the Lucky Cat, overall had an amazing experience, left feeling full, and happy by the time we left.

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on October 25, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. Hope you had a great time seeing the sites. We look forward to seeing you again and I will think of more fun things to do on the next trip. Thank you, Jeremy

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omakase was great!

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on October 24, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  23. AN

    ANTS

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    As you walk in, the air is very stuffy (smoky in a sense). Had a hard time breathing for a moment. They need to look into that! Other than that, the service and food was excellent.
  24. ST

    SuperT

    Houston

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My all time favorite place in Houston. The food is amazing!

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on October 16, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  25. CC

    CarlosC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Ambience and vibe was great for a Tuesday night. Food is very good, however not incredible. Underwhelming for the price. Waitstaff was also very good, but not excellent- they hit their points of service well, but we were left unattended for several stretches of time. For the price, I’m interested in trying other high end sushi restaurants before I return.
  26. BC

    BCCHouston

    Houston

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love Roka Akor ! The bustling, high-energy (but not crazy loud) room, the friendly waitstaff, and the food all work to make for a memorable evening. RA is among the very best sushi places in Houston and the extensive offerings of cooked foods - including amazing meats cooked over live wood fire covers all the bases for everyone in your party. Worth asking for a seat at the sushi bar to watch the cutters or at the bar that looks in on the grill where they are cooking the steaks / meats. Quite a show. A delicious show. The sushi and steaks are all fantastic but for a few less obvious selections try the Charred Tomato Salad, Wagyu/Kimchi Dumplings, Glazed Babyback Pork Ribs, and Crispy Brussel Sprouts. Enjoy !!!

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on October 11, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  27. M

    Mitchy

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date night. Food was excellent. We tried a lot of small bites/shareables. Service was very attentive. Good atmosphere for a date and manager came over to visit and make sure we were enjoying our evening. Great experience.
  28. PE

    PickyEater

    Houston

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, we absolutely loved our entire dining experience, start to finish. We’re excited to return soon.

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on October 9, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come here about 2x a month for the last year. Always great and friendly service. Great food and drinks.

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on October 8, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  30. ML

    MinL

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent choice. Great food and service with nice ambience
  31. SC

    SabrinaC

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely birthday dinner with the family. Service was fantastic - discreet & attentive. Food was delicious. We had sushi, sashimi, shishito peppers, scallops, edamame, filets, salmon, sweet corn, asparagus, tempura veggies and fingerling potatoes. Everything was great, all 5 of us enjoyed everything we tasted! Tasty cocktails and nice wine list too!

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on October 5, 2022Thank you Sabrina C so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening. The “experience” is a must!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic sushi food and service. First time trying this place but will certainly be back again. Interesting location below a high rise apartments but it nevertheless was above my expectations.
  34. C

    Carl

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got together with my adult kids and decided to try this place. When we first walked in we noticed an elegance and comfy vibe. Our waitress, Kristen, was one of the best I’ve ever experienced at any restaurant. She made some on target food and drink recommendations. The entire time we were there she was everywhere, working her butt off, but always there for us right when we’d need her. The drinks were fun and flavorful. The food was beyond delish. We are going back for sure. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for great food, wonderful service and overall best experience!!!!

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on September 25, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. I will relay this to Kristen. Thank you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  35. OT

    ObichangT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great staff and great place to take your partner on a date night. The food was great, many selections to choose from.
  36. EB

    ElizabethB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jorge was awesome and the food was superb
  37. E

    Eni22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and staff was great! The crab was delicious!
  38. B

    2020Bull04

    Houston

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We reserved the Omakase experience. The food and service was amazing. Fresh selection of yummy warm and cold dishes. The dessert had a variety that anyone could enjoy. Our favorite on the desert plate was the chocolate treat and ice cream. Oh my. All of it was so good. The truffle rice and wagu hit the spot. The sushi was so flavorful. All of it was amazing. It was great to start off the birthday celebration with this lovely meal. Oh and I had the Summer Garden cocktail which has a celery flavor and I just loved it!!!

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on September 22, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

  39. IF

    InternationalFoodie

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday party celebration!
  40. AB

    AriBem

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've had Roka Akor on our "must try" list for a minute and finally visited this past Tuesday to celebrate my husband's birthday. Service was great from the moment we walked in - we were greeted with some bubbly to do a celebratory toast which I thought was a sweet extra :) The menu - while it's quite extensive, it offers a great variety of quality and creatively designed dishes. We ended up going the Omakase route in order to experience a little of everything Roka had to offer since it was our first visit. Each course was curated perfectly and the flavors were in complete harmony. I would highly recommend it! It's well worth the price tag and you will not leave hungry, as the portion grow as the courses progress. For drinks, I enjoyed the Scorched Earth (mezcal based) and my husband had the Roka Fashioned as well as their play on a Manhattan (I can't remember the name of that drink) - both which he said were great. Ambience - it's perfect for a date night or special celebration BUT at the same time, it's versatile enough to work as an after work happy hour stop. Parking - we Ubered, but I believe they offer complimentary Valet. TLDR - We had a great time and will be back! If you're unsure what to order, it's all delicious so you can't go wrong, but we enjoyed the Omakase experience!

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on September 15, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Please let me know if you need anything at Roka Akor Houston. My name is Jeremy and I am the General Manager here at the Houston location. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Jeremy

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Roka Akor - Houston using the Order Online button. Roka Akor - Houston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 622-1774.

Roka Akor - Houston is rated 4.7 stars by 1315 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Roka Akor - Houston

2929 Weslayan St, Houston, TX 77027

Additional information

  • Cross street

    W. Alabama

  • Neighborhood

    River Oaks

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Roka Akor offers both self and complimentary valet parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ce Bian

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 622-1774

  • Catering

    Roka Akor offers party-sized options for carryout and delivery. All orders come with plates, napkins, chopsticks and serving utensils. Forks / Knives are not included. All orders must be placed with a minimum of 48-hour notice. 11:30AM is earliest available time slot for delivery. $25 Delivery / Set Up Fee within 10 Miles of Houston.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether it’s a birthday party, corporate business dinner, or a cocktail reception Roka Akor offers a culinary experience in the heart of city. Our menu features prime, American & Japanese Wagyu cuts of steaks, seafood, pristine sushi that is sure to WOW any guest!

  • Private party contact

    Kari Morris: (713) 568-7695

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