Roka Akor

bar

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Positive 13

  • but the overall experience was great, but i like the happy hr @ the bar the best :-) - LINDA
  • Sushi bar layout was nice as well. - John
  • I sat at the bar to watch the chefs at work preparing a variety of impressive sushi and sashimi dishes. - Michael
  • Great wood-top bar with clean lines and modern touches inside. - Max
  • There wasn't a table immediately available so the manager led us to the beautiful bar where the chairs were all setup diagonally inviting us to take a seat. - Andrew
  • He saws the ice for your drinks from this perfectly clear block that sits directly on the bar. - William
  • oh and we love the lounge area in the bar. - Sharon
  • The bar is wonderfully comfortable when it's not too crowded. - Dave
  • We were seated at the bar area facing the expansive kitchen. - Andrew
  • Our second visit we ate at the bar; which was equally enjoyable. - Karen

Negative 8

  • I went and sat at the bar - and was not assisted until I asked THREE times if I could get a drink. - Don
  • We were also sad to hear that the "Happy hour" menu was only in the bar. - Michael
  • Very expensive and kinda loud in the bar/lounge area. - Soo Jin
  • I spent a bit of time waiting at the bar where the bartender was friendly but very obviously busy. - Ali
  • Ideally, have drinks and sushi at the bar and then head elsewhere for dinner. - Rob
  • The seating is in the bar area.. the menu is truly limited.. there are only 3 sushi rolls to choose from! - Kimberly
  • Bar and happy hour look cool though. - Sam
  • For a very large space, they don't have a lot of tables, so I would strongly recommend reservations, or plan on eating at the bar. - Debbie

service

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Positive 74

  • Ambiance: modern, chic japanese, but not tacky Service: kind and prompt Food: f...ing awesome! - Jason
  • The service is extremely good - very attentive, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. - J.
  • Great service great chefs awesome food ..blown away ! - Dave
  • Great happy hour and the customer service is perfect! - Pamela
  • Excellent food, outstanding service. - Danae
  • Service was attentive and efficient. - Bill
  • Excellent service, and excellent food! - G.
  • The service was pretty good. - Shannon
  • Great customer service the food was delicious. - Mari
  • Roka Akor is already my "Best of 2011" and currently "Best of All Time" because of the outstanding food is complemented by the outstanding service. - Darrin

Negative 8

  • Service was just ok and food was not worth the price. - Yuson
  • The food and service were good, but for the prices and what you get, I would intend to disagree. - Lisa
  • Food is okay, but the service is terrible. - Ashley
  • That makes me believe Roka think it's cool to offer up sub-par service during promotional menus, even to those not interested in the promo. - Erin
  • the service was great. - Rudy
  • Great food undone by mediocre service - too bad. - Steve
  • I don't really have any complaints about the place or the service. - Jason
  • The service was poor to say the least. - Elisabeth

restaurant

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Positive 42

  • Super trendy restaurant with cool interior decor- super chic. - candice
  • Great restaurant. - David
  • Wonderful restaurant! - Elliot
  • The restaurant has a swanky but relaxed feel, with a cool and tranquil, very minimal decor. - David
  • The best sushi...the best sushi experience...the nicest interior design of any sushi restaurant I've ever been to. - Rick
  • The decor of the restaurant was sleek, modern and eco friendly. - Sheila
  • Having read all the good reviews, we were eager to try out this posh restaurant serving high quality cuts of meat and fish. - Karen
  • The restaurant had a great vibe and atmosphere and the servers were very friendly and knowledgeable. - Rebecca
  • It was pleasantly surprising to find such a good Japanese restaurant in Scottsdale. - Kenny
  • My favorite sushi restaurant ever! - Evy

Negative 3

  • Upon entering this restaurant, we were impressed by the decor, music, and door handles. - Cliff
  • May have been an off night for the restaurant but won't know as don't plan on going back. - Maggie
  • Was told that the scallop sushi roll was "the best roll" that the restaurant makes. - Melissa

food

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Positive 86

  • Ambiance: modern, chic japanese, but not tacky Service: kind and prompt Food: f...ing awesome! - Jason
  • Great place, great ambient atmosphere, great food. - Ashley
  • Great service great chefs awesome food ..blown away ! - Dave
  • Great food, great drinks. - Chris
  • Great food and great quality. - candice
  • The food is extremely fresh, imaginative and delicious. - Andrea
  • Excellent food, outstanding service. - Danae
  • Outstanding food. - Steve
  • Excellent service, and excellent food! - G.
  • Great customer service the food was delicious. - Mari

Negative 24

  • Food was horrible!!!! - Greg
  • Over priced and not so great food, we will not be returning to this place. - Yuson
  • Service was just ok and food was not worth the price. - Yuson
  • Worst food experience I've had in long time...this is my first 1 star rating. - Kristina
  • Food review to come shortly. - Cliff
  • And I would have expected better food than what we paid for. - Jennifer
  • I have to say that I was terribly disappointed in the food...especially for the price. - Matthew
  • The overpriced wine and food was not the worst part of the experiance. - David
  • but to my surprise, the food was really .. mediocre at best. - Rudy
  • we didn't eat that much, and the food wasn't all that great. - Rudy

sushi

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Positive 52

  • Fresh delicious sushi ! - L
  • This has been my favorite sushi indulgence. - Dolores
  • The best sushi...the best sushi experience...the nicest interior design of any sushi restaurant I've ever been to. - Rick
  • Sushi bar layout was nice as well. - John
  • The Sushi bowl that came was amazingly beautiful and some of the best I've ever had. - Peggy
  • I LOVE SUSHI! - Kirstin
  • The sushi was fresh and portions were very generous. - dominick
  • Well, yes, the sushi was extremely good. - Mar
  • Sushi rolls were good. - Dan
  • The shrimp is so sweet and the sushi is superb. - Evy

Negative 21

  • it fell apart when you pickup the sushi ok, maybe their sushi is not that great. - Rudy
  • Sushi was not good and didn't taste fresh. - Yuson
  • I wish we ordered a steak and sushi and called it a night. - B
  • Too many sushi options in this town and you really don't always get what you pay for at some. - David
  • Just a more pretentious (and much more expensive) version of RA Sushi for people who don't really want to try anything different. - Jeff
  • I'm not going to say I'm a sushi expert, but I have had some pretty amazing sushi in Chicago, Honolulu, and Vegas. - Jessica
  • If I was to have sushi, I highly recommend Yasu by PV mall. - B
  • I've had sushi in Japan... and the Japanese would scoff at what was presented to us. - Kee
  • I will gladly go back to my "regular sushi joint" Sushi Broker's. - Greg
  • sushi rolls were blah. - D

black cod

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Positive 8

  • The yuzu miso marinated black cod was a fantastic piece of fish with great flavor. - Kimberly
  • Butterfish tataki, chicken yakitori, kobi beef and kimchi dumplings, black cod, vegetable sides of grilled sweet potato and sweet corn are all excellent. - M
  • We enjoyed lamb chops, black cod, teriyaki salmon, a fish grilled whole, chicken skewers with young leek and a phenomenal steak. - Camille
  • The Black Cod changed my world for the better :) - J
  • My personal favorite was the miso marinated black cod. - Jimmy
  • Other stand outs: Black cod Wagyu beef sushi (fantastic) Fillet I'm drooling just thinking about it. - Tim
  • Dining menus include traditional sushi preparations, innovative raw fish, and several cooked options - including the hands-down best miso black cod I've tasted. - Lori
  • However, my girlfriend ordered the signature marinated black cod and it was magnificent. - Aaron

Negative 0

everything

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Positive 33

  • Everything was fresh and delicious. - Susan
  • Everything was amazingly delicious, but the dynamite rolls were my absolute favorite. - Julie
  • Everything was awesome. - Josh
  • Everything was so fresh. - Carrie
  • Our waiter Eugene made everything sound tantalizing and amazing and it was even better than his description. - Alicia
  • Everything was absolutely amazing! - Yara
  • Everything we ordered was on the Happy Hour Menu and fantastic. - Rebekah
  • Presentation was incredible on everything. - Shannon
  • Everything I tasted was FABULOUS! - Judy
  • Everything is prepared in such a way as to give your palette a thrill ride to ecstasy! - LeeAnn

Negative 7

  • This place has sub-par rolls, mediocre fish quality and overpriced everything. - Ross
  • Everything tasted good and compliments to the chef but our bill with a couple drinks came out to $600!!!! - B
  • The sashimi was not especially fresh, the rolls were not memorable, and everything is overpriced. - Celeste
  • I'd go back for the steak since I'm a huge meat fan, but everything else was not worth the price. - Michael
  • Everything but the sashimi pretty much lacked flavor and character. - Kee
  • Everything seemed so delicious so I ordered the most expensive thing they had. - Michael
  • I love ponzu but it seemed to be in everything. - Melissa

happy hour

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Positive 37

  • Happy hour drink prices are pretty good. - Sharon
  • Roka Akor has the best happy hour in the Valley, and here's why: super creative and innovative Japanese (? - Ryan
  • Great happy hour and the customer service is perfect! - Pamela
  • The happy hour is awesome! - Andrea
  • Loved the happy hour menu. - Marc
  • The happy hour menu is pretty extensive. - Weinaz
  • their happy hour menu is equally delicious! - Charlotte
  • Awesome food - great happy hour. - Noah
  • This was the best happy hour I've ever experienced. - Thao
  • Very good happy hour. - Eric

Negative 5

  • We were also sad to hear that the "Happy hour" menu was only in the bar. - Michael
  • I must have looked like I had money, or looked too blonde (I'm a brunette btw), because the happy hour menu was never mentioned. - Angel
  • Even the happy hour menu was no good. - Celeste
  • And this is the "happy hour" menu? - Jeff
  • Bar and happy hour look cool though. - Sam

robata grill

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Positive 8

  • Excellent menu with exceptional grilled items from the Robata grill. - Elliot
  • Step outside into the main restaurant and you'll find a very large robata style grill with European guys pushing out beautiful, flawless grilled dishes that smell like heaven. - Evil
  • The robata grill is also fantastic. - David
  • Superb high quality of sashimi and robata grill with attentive but not pestering service by modelesque waiters. - Jeannie
  • The robata grill items are also fantastic. - J.
  • The main restaurant area is dominated by the open plan robata grill. - Yee Gan
  • They specialize in cooking the freshest produce, fish, and meat on a robata grill. - Rebecca
  • I also highly recommend the ribs from the ROBATA GRILL. - Mark

Negative 0

place

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Positive 58

  • Great place, great ambient atmosphere, great food. - Ashley
  • Wow this place was amazing. - Christian
  • This is a perfect place for a nice date/anniversary celebration! - Christine
  • Consistently impressive and a great place to take guests or have that special occasion meal. - Emily
  • very romantic and gorgeous place to eat dinner with my husband. - Jennifer
  • Yes it is expensive..but it's well worth it and a great place to celebrate something special. - Aaron
  • Roka Akor is a beautiful place, very well decorated. - Julie
  • It's a great place to hang out and enjoy great food and conversation during a Saturday happy hour. - Weinaz
  • I really love this place. - Monica
  • This place was incredible. - Elizabeth

Negative 28

  • This place sucks!! - Greg
  • Was sooo not impressed with this place. - David
  • Finally tried this place after all the hype. - Greg
  • Over priced and not so great food, we will not be returning to this place. - Yuson
  • I saw there was a groupon recently for this place and it reminded me that I had not reviewed this place on Yelp so I am here doing it. - B
  • This place has sub-par rolls, mediocre fish quality and overpriced everything. - Ross
  • but if you are planning to show how much you can spend, this place is a great place to do it. - Rudy
  • The place was pretentious as hell. - Travis
  • This place blows! - Yuson
  • this place ain't it. - Rudy

butterfish tataki

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Positive 12

  • Butterfish tataki - lovely delicate fish which possibly needed an accent like ginger. - Yee Gan
  • Butterfish tataki, chicken yakitori, kobi beef and kimchi dumplings, black cod, vegetable sides of grilled sweet potato and sweet corn are all excellent. - M
  • I love butterfish tataki. - Charlotte
  • The butterfish tataki has the perfect mix of tanginess to compliment the fish and white asparagus. - Marlene
  • The Butterfish Tataki appetizer is amazing and the scallops appetizer was the best scallops I've ever had! - J.
  • Roast duck with kimchi udon $6, Great but really spicy Butterfish Tataki with white asparagus and yuzu $9, small but full of flavor, delicious! - Dan
  • +Butterfish Tataki - delicious little piece of butterfish with white asparagus and Yuzu, we should've ordered two! - Ziyu
  • I also recommend the butterfish tataki and salmon nigiri. - John
  • Their Butterfish Tataki with white Asparagus and Yuzu is mmm good; yes chopped little poisson in my belly - Yum! - Bao
  • We also enjoyed the butterfish tataki with white asparagus and yuzu. - Chris

Negative 1

  • The one dish I really liked was the butterfish tataki with ponzu sauce. - Melissa

roka akor

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Positive 38

  • Roka Akor has the best happy hour in the Valley, and here's why: super creative and innovative Japanese (? - Ryan
  • Roka Akor is already my "Best of 2011" and currently "Best of All Time" because of the outstanding food is complemented by the outstanding service. - Darrin
  • Roka Akor will definitely wow your significant other! - Bao
  • Fortunately, Roka Akor did not disappoint. - Dan
  • Serving what seem to be impeccable service and standards, Roka Akor pays incredible homage to what Japanese cuisine is, was and will be in the distant future. - Young
  • It was delicious and a bonus for choosing Roka Akor. - Rebekah
  • Roka Akor is amazing. - Diana
  • Roka Akor is a beautiful place, very well decorated. - Julie
  • Roka Akor was simply amazing. - Carrie
  • Roka Akor is beautiful and huge. - Chris

Negative 6

  • Roka Akor got all its money it will ever be seeing from me. - B
  • Instead, I feel like we got the Roka Akor hustle. - B
  • Roka Akor is all hype and very little substance. - Rob
  • In my opinion, Roka Akor is designed for impressing someone that has little concern for proper execution. - Rob
  • I went to Roka Akor last night for a belated birthday celebration (mine) with my bosses. - Erin
  • Dear Roka Akor, I want this to be a love letter but it's not. - Angel

happy hour menu

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Positive 8

  • Loved the happy hour menu. - Marc
  • The happy hour menu is pretty extensive. - Weinaz
  • their happy hour menu is equally delicious! - Charlotte
  • Everything we ordered was on the Happy Hour Menu and fantastic. - Rebekah
  • Interesting and delicious drinks and an extensive happy hour menu with very fair prices. - Eric
  • Even if you are doing happy hour, try the hot pot on the main menu! - Pamela
  • Hit Roka for #evfn and the happy hour menu and drinks. - Chris
  • Beautiful restaurant with a great happy hour menu, 4 - 7. - Susan

Negative 4

  • We were also sad to hear that the "Happy hour" menu was only in the bar. - Michael
  • I must have looked like I had money, or looked too blonde (I'm a brunette btw), because the happy hour menu was never mentioned. - Angel
  • Even the happy hour menu was no good. - Celeste
  • And this is the "happy hour" menu? - Jeff