Izakaya/Happy Hour at Roka Akor in Scottsdale

From Wikipedia: an izakaya (居酒屋?) is a type of Japanese drinking establishment which also serves food to accompany the drinks. Izakaya food is usually more substantial than tapas or mezze. Many items are designed to be shared. The name "izakaya" is a compound word consisting of "i" (to sit) and "sakaya" (sake shop), showing that izakaya originate from sake shops that allowed customers to sit at the premises to drink.

Note that while we are going during Happy Hour which features an izakaya menu, Roka Akor is not merely an izakaya. It is a fine dining restaurant specializing in sushi and robata grill which also features a shochu lounge. The restaurant offers Tuesday tastings (complimentary wine or sake), a kaiseki menu that changes monthly, an omakase menu (chef's choice), a Sushi Master Class (I have taken it and it was great), and on and on. You can check out the full menu at www.rokaakor.com. The Izakaya/Happy Hour menu is below. 

IZAKAYA MENU
DAILY FROM 5PM TO CLOSE

SMALL JAPANESE BAR SNACKS and SUSHI/SASHIMI

Steamed Edamame with Sea Salt (V) $2.5
*“Chibi” Burger (3oz) with Homemade Sesame Bun 3 Cremini Mushroom Burger with Wasabi Aioli (V) $3
*ROKA AKOR Hamachi Serrano Chili Roll (5pcs) $5
*Salmon Avocado Roll (5pcs) $5
Kobe Beef and Kimchi Dumpling (3pc) $5
Fried Soft Shell Crab Sandwich with Mizuna $5
*ROKA AKOR Butterfish Tataki with White Asparagus
and Yuzu (3pcs) $5
Sweet Corn Tempura
*Sashimi Salad with Chili and Soy $6
Roast Duck with Kimchi Udon $6


ROBATA GRILL (charcoal grilled meat and vegetable dishes)
Zucchini with Miso Mustard $2
Cremini Mushroom with Soy Garlic Butter $2
Sweet Potato with Ginger Teriyaki $2
Grilled Asparagus with Sweet Soy and Sesame $2
Shishito Peppers with Ponzu and Bonito Flakes $5
Black Cod Skewer with Yuzu Miso $5
Beef Yakiniku Skewer with Sweet Garlic Glaze $5

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  • Kenton

    Great photos & eval, Tanya! I do really like this place, and now I'm really sorry I missed it! C'mon, duck & kimchee?

    June 7, 2011

  • Abigail

    We had a great time and met some great people. This is the first time my husband and I go to something like this and we really enjoy it. Tanya, you're a great host. Thank yoU!

    March 7, 2011

  • Tanya "MakiMom" L.

    Awesome group and awesome food! As usual, Roka Akor rocked with its delicious sushi and robata grill. I tried some new things: the roast duck with kimchi udon, the blackened cod, and the softshell crab sandwich and all were delicious! My standards - the butterfish tataki and hamachi chili roll - were great as well. If you were not able to make it, I encourage you to stop by Roka Akor and try the cuisine. You won't be disappointed! Oh, and the company was fabulous too. We had a great group of fun folks. I am looking forward to meeting up with all of you again.

    March 6, 2011

  • KARI

    Very nice decor and great company. This is the best sushi group ever.

    March 5, 2011

  • Christy A.

    Cannot make it tonite, sorry!!

    March 4, 2011

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