Food & Drink

Roka Akor

A palindrome based on the Japanese words Ro (social gathering place), and Ka (heat/warmth/fire), RA's minimalist, modern decor wraps natural wood tables and rice paper light fixtures around a massive, fire-breathing robata grill, which'll heat up ginger-/ soy-glazed baby Yukon golds, Yuzu-marinated black cod, and NY strips bathed in black truffle aioli (there's also raw fish, from flame-seared sesame salmon, to sprawling platters of sashimi kept cold by blocks of ice). To cleanse your palate/make you tolerable, they've got reams of shochu infused with the likes of Fuji apple and honeycomb, which their marketing team must have hit pretty hard before promoting their product by having a bunch of kids in a robot-guarded treehouse ruthlessly attacked by Viking-helmeted motorcycle maniacs and Andre the Giant.