Roka Akor

2 ratings
$$ • Japanese Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Soy Sauce, Sushi
2929 Weslayan St
Houston, TX 77027

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Symptomatic Celiac

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Staff and chef were extremely knowledgeable about gluten free options. I got the chicken teriyaki with no teriyaki and sub the baby carrots (cooked in butter with wheat) for the broccoli that was gf. The broccolini and finger link potatoes are both delicious and gluten free. For desserts they have this incredible matcha mochi pudding with caramelized bananas and also a variety of sorbets and ice-creams They also have gf soy sauce available. Only gf sauces they had were truffle aioli and the gf soy sauce. Also really good “roka” mule!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

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Very knowledgeable about preparing items gluten free. Will make sauce substitutions or advise if item cannot be made gluten free. Lots of options can be gluten free. Highly recommend for sushi.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Soy Sauce
  • Sushi

Categories

  • Asian
  • Dinner
  • Japanese
  • Restaurant

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Celiac

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very attentive staff, there are no markings but everything is made by hand so they adjust anything that you need. i have gluten, dairy, and egg allergy and i was not sick at all and was able to even try things that the rest of the table ordered and the waiter confirmed the ingredients in every dish he brought.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Symptomatic Celiac

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We went on NYE and they had the regular menu, but also a special tasting menu, which we got. They were able to change a few small things in the tasting menu and it was absolutely delicious. My wife and I were blown away. The service was also spectacular. Our waitress(Donna) was attentive and gave great recommendations, and used plates were quickly replaced. On the tasting menu, we had some sashimi, some broiled lobster, some wagyu beef, and a bunch of other thing including delicious desert. Sauces were amazing. While not inexpensive, it was worth every penny. I did have slight reaction next morning, that was likely from dinner, so updated review to 4 star safety. Still worth it.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Fantastic experience. I mentioned to the waiter I have Celiac Disease and he immediately responded with “so we have to ensure no cross contamination, correct”. I, of course, said yes. He said not to worry and that I would be taken care of. He said most of the menu can be safe for me and he would advise me if I selected something that couldn’t. We had the omakase and wow, it was delicious. The chef had only to make one substitution for me. FYI, they use gluten free soy and ponzu sauce.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Reservations recommended

Overall Rating

Review


Definitely felt safe eating here. When they called to confirm our reservation, they asked about allergies, so they made note and said our server would be informed. True to their promise, the server was very knowledgeable and gave me specific instructions about what I could and could not have, being specific about cross contact points to avoid. They even modified one of the sushi items on the menu so I could share it with the table. Our table did order one item that was not safe for me, and the waiter reminded me as he brought it out that this was the one thing I could not have. Highly recommend.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


Server was very knowledgeable and told us about the precautions taken to avoid cross contact. He also explained menu and how we could make certain things gluten free. Order the scallop roll and prepare to be amazed!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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