Monday, March 11, 2013

Roka Akor Scottsdale: Prepare to be Amazed

By: The Food Hunter

I recently had the opportunity to dine at Roka Akor, a Japanese steak and sushi restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona. Chef Jason created a multi-course dinner, for a friend and I, showcasing some of his best menu items. The visual presentation alone was enough to swoon over.  Add that to the quality and taste of the food and it is nothing short of amazing.

We ate for hours....literally.  Plate after plate of the most innovative and exotic Japanese food prepared before our very eyes.  The main dining area showcases a 25 foot robata charcoal grill; where the meats, fish and veggies are cooked in view of the diners.  It was interesting to watch the food preparation taking place and be able to chat with the chef.

Some highlights of our meal:

Not just any old brussels sprouts...these are grilled crispy with a house made Japanese mustard.  Bonito is dried and smoked fish shaved into thin pieces that resemble wood shavings.

We were told the lamb chops are from Australia and marinated for 24 hours in Korean spices. It had to be the most tender and tasty lamb chop I've ever eaten.

Thinly sliced scallops in a citrus dressing just melted in your mouth.

Grilled Kurobuta pork belly.

The finale was a dessert tower of 3 varieties of ice cream...fresh fruit and a white chocolate brownie served on a bowl of ice.

I can't say enough about the food at Roka Akor, everything we sampled was delicious.  So good that I'm already making plans for a return visit.

Roka Akor
7299 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(480) 306-8800

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