BY CHARLOTTE MILLER
San Francisco is home to many top restaurants making it a major mecca for foodies. With new restaurants popping up all over town, finding one that really stands out is a challenge. The San Francisco counterpart to award-winning London restaurant Roka Akor breathes new life into culinary fabric of San Francisco. Nestled into the charming neighborhood of Jackson Square, Roka Akor specializes in contemporary Robatayaki Japaense cuisine. The restaurant decor is modern and thoughtful providing the perfect setting to enjoy Chef Roman Petry's decadent menu which includes sushi, seafood, and steak.
Sit at the sushi bar to get the sous chef's top recommendations. Start with the wagyu beef and kimchi dumplings for an appetizer followed by the robata grilled berskire pork belly with golden beets that melts in your mouth. Move onto your favorite sashimi and you will understand why Bon Apetit named Roka Akor one of the top 10 sushi spots in the United States.
Next, order the roasted king crab with chili lime butter and fresh cucumber for one of the best crabs you will ever eat. End your meal on a sweet note and order the warm chocolate cake with caramelized white chocolate and burnt orange ice cream. Roka Akor is a much welcomed fresh take on Japanese cuisine and is on our list of SF restaurant favorites.
801 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94133