Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi
Surely you can get some of the finest sushi in the city at Roka Akor, but who knows? On a chilly day you may feel like ingesting something warm and wonderful prepared on a twelve-foot robata grill... Read More
Surely you can get some of the finest sushi in the city at Roka Akor, but who knows? On a chilly day you may feel like ingesting something warm and wonderful prepared on a twelve-foot robata grill that uses mesquite charcoal for a fabulous smoke. Roka's menu changes seasonally, including steaks, seafood, vegetables, sushi and sashimi. Exceptional starters include robata grilled scallops or Japanese Shishito peppers (watch the bonito flakes shimmy atop the hot peppers); lovely Wagyu beef and kimchi dumplings; and elegant Yellowtail sashimi. The Bento style lunch is a satisfying option offering hot or cold items from a maki set to not-to-be-missed lamb cutlets you hold via the bone and dip into a perky Korean sauce. The Bento lunch comes with with Mizuna Salad, Crispy Butterfish Maki and Wagyu Dumplings, so it's simultaneously filling and light. Enjoy lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 2:30pm.
- Lunch: "The sake menu is encyclopedic with options ranging from light to full bodied. Try Yamayuza/Mountain Citrus (like a Japanese limoncello)."
- Best for Lunch Because: A Bento style lunch is quick, filling, flavorful and heathy and Roka Akor offers some of the best grilled and raw dishes in Chicago.