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- 72%Business Travelers
- 63%Nightlife Lovers
- 63%Local Culture
Member Reviews (4)
- Roka AkorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Mar 06, 2014
This year Dine About Town, my top choice was Roka Akor. I wanted to see what the fuss was all about.
Initially reservation was only for two people and somehow it turned into five people. We were very fortunate that they were able to accommodate us at bar area with very loud music.
We started off with a few round of concoctions to quench our thirst. They had an extensive list of cocktails and drinks so you'll definitely find something you'll like. I personally liked the drunken monk (asian pear gave it a nice twist).
We than ordered from the following DAT menu:
- Butterfish Tataki = white asparagus and yuzu sauce. The fish was fresh and the sauce was amazing.
- Hamachi Serrano Chili Roll = very filling and simple roll.
- Yuzu Miso Marinated Black Cod = perfectly cooked black cod that melt in your mouth. The sauce was excellent.
- Prime Beef Filet = sliced into thin pieces dipped in chili ginger sauce was very filling. Great portion too!
- Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake= with sightglass espresso ice cream. One of the better choices for dessert.
- Fresh Berry Pavlova = fresh strawberry and blackberry. I took fruits to eat with the chocolate cake. umm umm umm!
It was a lovely dinner evening with great company, great food, and great ambiance. Will be back to try their Omakase. Cheers!
- Roka AkorFeb 13, 2014
This review is for the downstairs bar. I work 3 blocks from Roka and would come with colleagues for the Happy Hour specials. $5 wine and sake and $8 cocktails. The Bar food is divine. Very subtle but harmonious combinations of favors.
I will definitely come back for dinner upstairs.Recommended for:Foodies
- Roka AkorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5First to ReviewJul 29, 2013
Every now and then, I get really excited about a new restaurant opening in SF and Roka Akor was definitely one of them. I was able to try it out on its third night of opening and I can say that the anticipation was well worth it. In fact, my expectations were blown away. I had expected a few glitches since they had just opened, but everything from the food, service and ambiance was perfect.
The restaurant specializes in contemporary Robatayaki Japanese cuisine. We ordered almost all of the dishes on the menu that were labeled with "Roka Akor" in red and they were all fantastic. My personal favorites were the Yuzu Miso Marinated Black Cod wrapped in a Japanese Magnolia Leaf, Japanese Mushroom Rice Hot Pot with freshly shaved Black Truffle, Butterfish Tataki with White Asparagus and Yuzu, and Beef Tataki with Shaved Black Truffle and Truffle Jus. Their dessert platter for two was also amazing. We loved the Baked Green Tea Custard and ROKA Pop Rocks with Gianduja, Raspberries and Buttermilk Lime Sorbet.
The restaurant is perfect for special occasions or when you just want to splurge on an incredible meal. The sexy dimly lit downstairs bar is perfect for intimate dates or group parties. Definitely one of my top restaurants in all of the Bay Area!
- Roka AkorMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Jul 03, 2013
Best new restaurant in SF!
Walking into the incredible dinning area and being greeted by their friendly knowledgable staff sets the mood for what will be one of the best meals of your life.
The food was indescribably amazing. Having them shave fresh truffle onto our rice was a unique and unforgettable experience.
As you walk downstairs - the beautiful decor flows into a large, more relaxed bar/lounge. Watching the bartenders work with such passion emphasizes the level of perfect this place offers. The wall of specialty "home brew soju" adds an authentic touch.
The GM Kiet was professional and accommodating all at the same time. He made sure to personally give us an into to Roka and ask how we enjoyed our meal. Kiet also gave me my own personal tour of the restaurant. I can't wait to come back to Roka Akor as much as possible.