My Saturdays are officially booked. Roka Akor has launched a Saturday brunch that is very hard to pass up. For $35, guests can devour as much fresh Roka cuisine and bottomless mimosas as they want. Count me in!
This tantalizing new sales booster starts this Saturday, Oct. 17 and runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The all-you-can-eat special will be fashioned in a Japanese buffet featuring one of Roka’s signature dishes, butterfish tataki with white asparagus, along with steamed edamame, cured salmon with avocado salad, burnt tomato salad and fresh tofu with chile ponzu.
Roka will also serve five kinds of sushi rolls, including salmon avocado, hamachi chile and cucumber with Japanese plum.
Guests can also choose from one of four robata (Japanese grill) entrées: salmon teriyaki, mushroom sliders, grilled pork loin or grilled beef strip, all accompanied by side dishes.
Now on to dessert! Brunchers can select from either the baked green tea custard with caramelized bananas or a dish filled with raspberries and lychees on a flourless orange cake with rose petal cream.
The cost is $35 for adults; $15 for 11- to 18-year-olds and free for kids 10 and under.
Roka Akor also features an unbeatable happy hour every day from 4 to 6 p.m.
About Roka Akor: Roka Akor was awarded as one of the “Top 10 Sushi Spots” in the US by Bon Appetit. Famous for its contemporary Shochu Lounge, Roka is the place for a happening, yet hip atmosphere. Roka serves robatayaki, an open charcoal-grill cuisine cooked on the robata grill. Robata is japanese for “cooking with open flames” using bincho tan, a special charcoal from the seaside village of Wakayama. Many years ago, fisherman would grill their catch in this way, sharing the cooked delights by passing food on oars from boat to boat.
The restaurant name Roka Akor is derived from the japanese words RO and KA. RO means a place where everybody gathers to enjoy a meal with wine and sake in a sociable atmosphere. KA stands for a burning fire, heat and warmth, projecting energy and creating a welcoming buzz.
7299 N. Scottsdale Road