Are you a sushi and sashimi fanatic? Do you dream about those tasty little morsels of fresh, raw fish and vegetables? If you cannot get enough of these Japanese staples, head to Scottsdale’s Roka Akor. In both décor and cuisine, this upscale restaurant is the perfect combination of contemporary and traditional. The innovative approach behind each menu item sets Roka Akor apart from similar restaurants.
When it comes to elevating conventional sashimi and sushi dishes, no one can come close to the culinary wizards at Roka Akor. They use a special grilling technique called robatayaki, which essentially sears in flavors and preserves moisture. This style of cooking allows chefs to create visually impressive masterpieces with explosive flavors that practically melt in the mouth.
In addition to traditional items such as the classic California roll and tuna belly sashimi, you’ll find many unique dishes on the extensive menu. From the spicy hamachi serrano chili roll to the sea urchin nigiri, there is a wide assortment of flavors. You can even choose the chef’s sashimi selection, which features several different flavor and texture options for you to sample.
If you’re in the mood for something other than sushi, there are quite a few mouth-watering selections, including seasonal items. Scallops and yuzu shiso with wasabi, Korean-spiced lamb cutlets and prime beef tataki with truffle jus are among the more scrumptious highlights. The restaurant’s signature Japanese-based sauces and marinades boost the yum factor.
One of the best features of this elegant restaurant is the bar. Rich wood tones and indirect light give this semi-secluded nook a sense of sophistication. While enjoying the ambiance, you can sample some of the most gratifying sakes and adult beverages available. Happy hour is typically 4-6 p.m., but all-night happy hours occur occasionally. To keep up with the all-nighter schedule and the latest culinary news, follow Roka Akor on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RokaAkorAZ.
This high-class restaurant has a beautifully simplistic atmosphere, friendly staff and unforgettable cuisine. It’s also centrally located and easy to get to. For those staying at Thunderbird Suites, it’s just 12 minutes away by car, but you can also request shuttle service to and from the restaurant. Whether you want to nibble on sushi and rice, devour a plate of pork ribs or share some cocktails with friends, you won’t be disappointed with Roka Akor.
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