An Update on Roka Akor, Due by Summer

Roka Akor Chicago

Last we heard, upscale sushi spot and Japanese steakhouse Roka Akor was due by spring in the former Scott Howard and Zinnia space at 500 Jackson. They're moving the address to a door around the corner and calling it 801 Montgomery, in order to avoid the "curse" that closed those other two restaurants and several others, and SF Mag now reports that they're now aiming to open by summer. Roka Akor currently has locations in Chicago and Scottsdale, Arizona — it's actually the North American off-shoot of the London-based Roka — and you can get a feeling for the menu and pricing here. Suffice it to say it's not quite Hakkasan expensive, but a twelve-ounce New York Strip with truffle aioli will run you $48, and a "decadent" omakase menu is $128 per person. [SF Mag, Earlier]