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Roka Akor - Houston, Houston, TX

Roka Akor - Houston

4.8
4.8
1237 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 21 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

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Decadent Omakase

    USD 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 1,237 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    Steakhouse

  • Houston

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Houston

    Steakhouse

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  1. J

    Jean

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great restaurant! We had so much fun trying great dishes from their extensive menu: beef sushi, grilled squid, miso cod, Korean lamb chops. So many more dishes to try. The service was great. Our waitress was very helpful, explaining the menu and describing the items. Can’t wait to go again.
  2. NM

    NadiaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You get what you pay for here! Service was superb and food was amongst the best I’ve ever had. Literally nothing went wrong and we all ended up having a memorable birthday celebration with complimentary champagne! We will definitely be back soon!
  3. m

    miabella

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was beyond 5 star. The actual table (piece of furniture) didn't quite match the price point of the food and ambiance. It was like a wood table from a diner. To have that amazing quality and style of food and not to not have a table cloth seemed out of touch. The music was a touch loud and club like. The lights needed to be dimmed earlier in the evening. The men's bathroom my husband said was an absolute mess. But aside of those few cosmetic preferences, the food was INSANE! In particular, the rice hot pot had amazing flavor. The Miyazaki steak was like butter, to DIE FOR. The shrimp and Avocado roll was the best roll we've ever had. Will be returning for sure.
  4. l

    littlebit

    Houston

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite restaurant came for restaurant week. Food was amazing. Service perfect . This is my nee favorite restaurant . Menu and food was so delicious . It’s not all sushi ... its also asian inspired dishes Thank you!!!

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded 1 day 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. Hope to see you again soon.

  5. NQ

    NatashaQ

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous restaurant weeks experience - will def come back. The sashimi was spectacular as was dessert
  6. ND

    NDCD

    Houston

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Omakase was really good , ambiance isn’t great & service should be better for price point.
  7. D

    Dora

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! They substituted food for my friend who cannot eat raw meat! Very sweet!

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded 7 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. Hope to see you again soon.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was just perfect
  9. SK

    SinanK

    Houston

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere
  10. RS

    RaphealSienteSe

    Houston

    265 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    265 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great food, service and wine. Thanks again, Ricky for making the dinner extra special.
  11. SW

    ShawnW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Was not as good as the first time. Food was not hot. Potatoes were hard. Steak I had medium well but most of it was medium.
  12. JT

    JamesT

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A daughter and daddy date night was fabulous. The Team was outstanding from the front to the chef and then the wait staff. Definitely another trip is in order.

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on 4 August 2022Thank you James for taking the time to write a review. We love the 5 stars and can't wait for you to return. I will relay this message to the team. If you need anything please let me know. Thank you, Jeremy (General Manager)

  13. ND

    NamD

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sushi was amazing. Def will come back to try Omakase and A5 Wagyu
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit here. From just entering the restaurant, we felt welcomed immediately. The restaurant is warm and inviting, with a classy, slightly modern vibe. We all opted for the chefs selection as was definitely so thrilled that we did. Everything was truly amazing! All four of us enjoyed everything so much. We will definitely be making this restaurant one that we frequent often.
  15. EP

    EzraP

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Management and staff always attentive. Food was great, and timely prepared and served.

    Roka Akor - HoustonResponded on 4 August 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.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jessica, our server, was/is amazing! We always request her when we dine there. Overall staff service and attention is great as well. Food and drink quality are always top notch!
  17. JL

    JohnL

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent omikase tasting menu. Excellent service.
  18. E

    Eric

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Highly recommend the Omakasa tasting. Cano took great care of us and we look forward to our next visit!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Megan, our waitress, was phenomenal. Everything was cooked and made to perfection. The pork belly is a must, as is the A5 Japanese Wagyu. The managers there are amazing as well, especially Skye. We will continue to come here knowing the experience is flawless.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michelle our server was amazing and had great suggestions…her sake recommendations were on point!
  21. JU

    JUDYN

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our second time eating here and we were not disappointed. The food was fresh and tasty. I had the tataki and dumplings, and the blue fin flight.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A bit noisy (loud music) but great service and food. Pre-dinner drinks and a dessert as a birthday gift we’re a very nice touch.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious foods, great staffs and beautiful ambiance are ingredients for a wonderful evening
  24. NA

    NathanA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glad Ricky is back at Roka Houston!! ! Great food and service as always.
  25. AB

    AmberB

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful! We enjoyed the food and the wine and the service.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  27. A

    Alison

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous front start to end! Great service, sushi and steak both extremely delicious.
  28. TB

    TommyB

    Houston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and Service was excellent. The dinning area seemed a little too filled with smoke from the kitchen. Need to turn up the ventilation.
  29. TP

    TatyanaP

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AmaZing, highly recommend it! Omakase is totally worth it!
  30. a

    ashleyv

    Houston

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    We did the chef tasting menu which was great. The main downside is the amount of smoke in the restaurant. The warty we had was served on a bamboo mat in ver a smoking pot so the smoke smell only intensified when the dish was served. We left with eyes burning and reeking of smoke.
  31. A

    Anthony

    San Antonio

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Better this time since I discovered what I like. Went back for the sirloin and bone marrow. This time i tried the lobster and shrimp dumplings which were delicious. I also had the blue crab roll which was also good. Finished with the tried and true green tea soufflé. Overall a great experience.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wait staff. Food was really tasty. Very kind (brought out champagne toast for our anniversary).
  33. AH

    AndyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small portions but excellent taste and quality, service was great as well and they checked in on us frequently. Also we ordered everything at once but they did a great job of spacing it out and ensuring we had the right dishes at the right time.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The A5 wagyu kobe was something out of this world lol so delicious.... everything we got was amazing!!!
  35. BS

    BethS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful waitstaff. Wonderful food.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing vibe, service, and food!
  37. LB

    LBerry

    Houston

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another awesome evening at Roka! The drinks and food and so good and tasty! The service is always spot on! Everything we had was fresh and full of flavor!
  38. H

    Harun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parking sucks and you need a bigger sign to find the restaurant.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was by far the best restaurant I have experienced here in Houston. Delicious high quality plates, selection of cocktails and great service. We tried the Waygu-empanadas , Lamb-chops , prawn and avocado sushi roll , soft crab shell & lobster roll , one of their desserts, and everything was de-li-cious. Highly recommended.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and cocktails were excellent. I’ll definitely be back.

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

    • Waiting staff 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 1237 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 21 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

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, 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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