Subway: Red to Grand (312) 477-7652 rokaakor.com41.890554 -87.631373 111 W Illinois St (between LaSalle Dr and Clark St) River North, Chicago
Brunch (Sun), Lunch (Mon–Fri), DinnerAverage main course: $38
This Phoenix import turns the traditional steakhouse on its side with an Asian slant, a sexed-up crowd and a menu bookended by sushi and Wagyu grilled over Japanese binchotan charcoal. Sushi is fine, but you can get that anywhere. Focus instead on signatures: grilled chicken wings with salt and lime for doctoring, charred tomatoes and eggplant in soy vinaigrette, crispy miso-glazed rice cake studded with mushrooms. Like the stellar shochu and sake selection, Wagyu offerings are costly, but they do deliver.