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“Great service, great sushi and a few misses”

Roka Akor Scottsdale
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Ranked #22 of 1,335 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$35
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: North of Indian Bend on Scottsdale Rd
Description: Our menu features prime cut steaks, seafood, and vegetables with unique Japanese-inspired marinades and sauces, along with sushi, sashimi, tempura, and extraordinary desserts. The menu changes regularly to reflect seasonal offerings. Roka Akor Scottsdale offers the unparalleled combination of thoughtful design and contemporary Robata Japanese cuisine. 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. Roka Akor’s contemporary main dining room provides a stunning backdrop and the centrally located robata grill is the heart of the visual experience. To accommodate all guests needs, Roka Akor Scottsdale also offers a private dining room, private patio and Roka Bar. AE15color “The Best Steakhouses in all 50 States- ARIZONA” – Business Insider & Foursquare “Award of Excellence” – Wine Spectator “Best Sushi Res
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

You will notice that the reviews on this restaurant tend to be polarized, as was our experience. If I could give 3.5 stars I would but I bumped it up because the service was outstanding. We started with the butterfish tataki which was bland (marked as house specialty) and then the kimchi dumplings which were soft and salty. At that point I was ready to slow down the ordering and get out of there. When the chefs choice sushi arrived, I changed my mind. Sushi was outstanding. The hamachi Serrano chili roll was great. Other than that, rolls weren't very creative. Tempura was just ok. Go for the sushi and great service.

Thank Angie D
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Paul G, General Manager at Roka Akor Scottsdale, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear Angie,

Thank you for your feedback. We love to read that you enjoyed our Sushi as well as our service. I will share your feedback with my team so that we can continue to provide an exemplary experience. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again.

Sincerely,

Paul Gerhard | General Manager | Roka Akor
480-306-8800 | pgerhard@rokaakor.com

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

The staff is as representative of the lovely folks in the service industry of the area. But a restaurant at this price point should blow your brains out... and it's doesn't. The lamb chops were fantastic, but at $42 for 3 YES YOU READ RIGHT - 3 chops, is a joke. $29 wouldn't have horrified us. When you get 5 (smaller chops) for $18 at Flank back in MA which are just as well executed. Price point is STUPID expensive - it is not a Michelin star in NYC - sorry. The fried calamari are chewy, but not greasy. High end feel with not a true high end menu. Not going back.

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Thank Rita V
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Paul G, General Manager at Roka Akor Scottsdale, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Dear Rita,

Thank you so much for your feedback. I will take your review and discuss it with my team so that we can ensure that we are providing the best customer experience in Scottsdale.

Thank you,

Paul Gerhard | General Manager | Roka Akor
480-306-8800 | pgerhard@rokaakor.com

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Take me home tonight-
I don't want to let you go till you see the light-
It’s worth the fee for the different types and styles.

Thank Muqtada_Burzynski
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Paul G, General Manager at Roka Akor Scottsdale, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Dear Muqtada,

Thank you so much for the kind review. We love to read that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,

Paul Gerhard | General Manager | Roka Akor
480-306-8800 | pgerhard@rokaakor.com

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Sat at the raw bar on a Friday night and our waitress (Heather) was spot on with both food & wine recommendations. Courteous, attentive but not rushing or overbearing. The sushi chefs have a great time in the open kitchen, and the restaurant has a lively, upbeat vibe. Outstanding food quality. Pricing not bad for the highest level of service and ambience!

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Thank John S
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Paul G, General Manager at Roka Akor Scottsdale, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Dear John,

Thank you so much for your kind review. We love to read that you enjoyed your visit. Heather is one of our best servers and we are very pleased that you enjoyed her service. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again.

Sincerely,

Paul Gerhard | General Manager | Roka Akor
480-306-8800 | pgerhard@rokaakor.com

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

At Roma right now, food is awesome. Best waiter combo I've ever had; Wesley and Hannah were the best servers. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great night out.

Thank BWA2014
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Paul G, General Manager at Roka Akor Scottsdale, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Dear BWA2014,

Thank you for your lovely comments. We love to read that you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate you recognizing Wesley and Hannah, they are two of our best. We look forward to seeing you soon on your next visit!

Sincerely,

Paul Gerhard | General Manager | Roka Akor
480-306-8800 | pgerhard@rokaakor.com

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