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Roka Akor - Houston, Houston, TX

Roka Akor - Houston

4.8
4.8
1281 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 p.m.


Booked 26 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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

    US$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 1,281 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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  1. C

    Carl

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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 3 days agoThank 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

  2. OT

    ObichangT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    ElizabethB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    Eni22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and staff was great! The crab was delicious!
  5. 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 6 days agoThank 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

  6. IF

    InternationalFoodie

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday party celebration!
  7. AB

    AriBem

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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

  8. H

    Houstonfoodie

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First visit here on a Sunday evening and was such a delight! Attentive service, beautifully plated and prepared rolls & dessert in a chic and warm dining room. Will be back!
  9. a

    alexd

    Houston

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hard to beat !!
  10. r

    riccardov

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always very good great food great service and nice atmosphere
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about ROKA Akor is a 10+! I will be a regular customer for sure..
  12. RS

    RaphealSienteSe

    Houston

    270 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    270 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lays great food and excellent service! Thanks, Ricky, for another great experience!
  13. JG

    JimmyG

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Japanese restaurant, located in the River Oaks District, with a great menu. Everything tonight was delicious. I sat at the bar and the bartender was very informative and friendly. Great experience Roma is also known for their steaks and seafood

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on September 7, 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

  14. EN

    EnriqueN

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. HRW menu did not disappoint!
  15. E

    Eppersona19

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our service was excellent and the food was delicious. Everything tasted well. Just a bit loud but besides that, it was an excellent dinner. The waitress was attentive but not overbearing. Empty dishes were not left on the table for to long and glasses remained full. Was caught off guard by the market price of the King Crab. So perhaps if something is market price, it should be mentioned what it may run. Other than that. And excellent meal and expirience.

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on September 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

  16. JA

    JAMes

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Welcoming. Attentive and timely service and food selections were superb.
  17. F

    Foodie

    Houston

    154 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an excellent Japanese restaurant. It is known as a Japanese steakhouse but we love the fish especially the cod. The sushi was great as well.
  18. s

    sthib

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We went here for restaurant week and the food was outstanding! Our favorite restaurant week restaurant this year. Only complaint is that the wine list is priced on the high side, and difficult to order. They were out of the first two wines we asked about. They recommended something off the menu, but did not know the price. We ended up with a couple of nice glasses of wine anyway to accompany our excellent meal.
  19. r

    rebeccald

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was good but not great! Good fresh sushi. Good service and vibes!
  20. TC

    TommyC

    Houston

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar once again and Eva and Will were terrific. HRW menu was fantastic and filling. Many choices. The filet was done perfectly much better than the ones we had at Georgia James last week. Just a fun atmosphere in the bar area.

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on September 4, 2022Thank you so much for the kind words Tommy C!! I will relay this to the team. There will be a spot waiting for you at the bar. Have an awesome weekend and get ready we will be starting steak month soon!! Thank you, Jeremy (General Manager)

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal. Delicious ingredients. Prompt service. Enjoyed and will return.
  22. RF

    RobinF

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend you try it! Delicious!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had 2 apps before our cocktails even came out. Our server said the bar was “backed up”, but it was 5pm & no one else was in the restaurant…so not sure what that even meant. Food was excellent.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. Michelle made perfect recommendations and was very attentive. Jonathan and Manuel also did an excellent job taking care of us and explaining food to us when delivered to the table.

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on August 29, 2022Thank you for taking the time to review Roka Akor Houston and thank you for the kind words. I will relay this to Jonathan, Manuel and Michelle. We look forward to being able to serve you again. Have a wonderful night. Thank you, Jeremy (General Manager)

  25. RP

    RebeccaP

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We love the food here! We prefer to go on week nights when it’s less busy but we went on a Friday this time and it was a lot more busy and loud with the weekend crowd. Got seated at a really small high top table which wasn’t as comfortable. Service was good and food came out quick.
  26. SP

    SPW12

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I hadn’t been here in years. I forgot how fabulous the food is. Extremely fresh and flavorful, lots of creative options to chose from.
  27. b

    boom

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    Food was great but way overpriced. Too noisy to be a nice date place IMO.
  28. EL

    ElizaLang

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time trying this place and it was such a good decision. From the toro tartare, sashimi platter, bone marry, to the wagyu flight - everything was delicious. Would definitely come back again.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always!
  30. 5

    5starr4me

    Houston

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven’t been in a few years. Wow. What a great meal, awesome service, great drinks and the food was amazing. The new tacos were a hit. Their special old fashions were perfect.
  31. HV

    HelenV

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was delicious. Presentation was beautiful. Service was attentive and professional.

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on August 26, 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. Hope to see you again soon.

  32. N

    Nikole

    Houston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is ALWAYS delicious, service exceptional, and company delightful :-)
  33. C

    pageC

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    Understood this was restaurant week. However - we waited 10 minutes past our reservation time at the bar. Two whiskwys and a ginger beer equated to 80.00. This was a separate charge as the bartender wanted the tip for the bar. Now - we were seated in the furthest back corner of a room with TWO eight tops after I specified it was an anniversary. We could barely hear and sat through OUR dinner listening the other parties cackle and SMACK their food. Our shishito peppers were so charred they were inedible. I had a snow crab sushi roll and the mushroom risotto pot. He had the rib-eye with broccolini. Two glasses of wine. 220.00 after tip. Incredibly NOT WORTH IT. Having loved Soma Sushi for years, thought this would be a level above. Absolutely not. He spoke with the waiter and expressed the extreme disappointment we had. Obligated “we’re sorry Sir” On the way out, as one manager to another, he spoke to the manager. Before he could even say anything, the manager states “I’ve comped your whole meal”. That’s not what we asked for. You could “blame”’this on a lack of people post pandemic, this wasn’t the case either. They were overloaded with waitstaff. This was just an unacceptable dining experience. We didn’t even get dessert. Instead, we drove over to Merus Grill for carrot cake. Save yourself a trip. This place isn’t worth it.
  34. B

    Bandj

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    We haven’t been to shulas in a couple years but we came back this year when a conference we attend started to be live again. The menu was very sparse compared to the past years. Not much seafood and no lobster. Server was not prepared and didn’t inform us of restaurant week menu until we had already ordered an appetizer. She was nice but not nearly as professional as we have seen in the past here. I hope things get back to the precious standard.
  35. NC

    NedaC

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had the Restaurants week menu and it was a good value! Food was delicious and service was great.
  36. TJ

    TiffanyJ

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michelle was amazing! She made great recommendations! Food was excellent! Everything was fresh and so flavorful! Definitely coming back soon!
  37. A

    Abraham

    Austin

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We got the omakaze. The sushi needs to be more elevated for the experience and price. The sashimi and nigiri did not feel unique or special. Also, The Japanese wagu chili sauce did not pair well at all with the wagu. The wagu would have been better without it
  38. JR

    JRVon

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, pricy but would definitely return. All of the plates we got were great, and were a lot we didn’t get to try
  39. CS

    CamilaS

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took the Houston restaurant week menu. Everything was amazing!

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on August 18, 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. Hope to see you again soon.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Family loves Roka Akor

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 4.8 stars by 1281 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 p.m.


Booked 26 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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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