Cocktails are inspired by cherished childhood moments and paired with seasonal summertime dishes

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WHAT: Roka Bar at Roka Akor (801 Montgomery Street) introduces the fourth theme of its cocktail omakase, a 90-minute experience with a dinner-and-a-show feel. With only five reservations per night, the cocktail omakase is conversational, inviting guests to engage with a lead bartender as the audience is educated on the ingredients behind each course.

Priced at $78 per person, Roka Bar’s latest five-course cocktail omakase now includes Japanese inspired food pairings with each course and is centered around the feeling of beloved summertime vacations. The menu seeks to capture the tastes, sights, and smells associated with such memories; transporting guests back to their childhood. The menu is as follows:

Course one

Playing in the Garden: Gin and Ginjo Sake with Lemongrass, Carrot, and Sauvignon Blanc

Food pairing: Assorted Vegan Nigiri

Course two

Day at the Beach: Rum with Mango, Passion fruit, Pineapple, Petit Grain Infused Orgeat, Junmai Daiginjo Sake, and Blood Orange “Yolk”

Food pairing: Spicy Green Papaya and Mango Salad

Course three

The Barbecue: Mezcal with Ancho Chili, Lime, Honey, and Cherrywood Smoked Peaches

Food pairing: Chicken Skewers with Robata Grilled Corn with Butter, Shichimi Pepper, Parmesan Cheese, and Lime

Course four

Summer Camp: Graham Cracker Infused Kikori Whiskey with Crème de Cacao, Graham Cracker Syrup, Rice Milk, and Mallow Root Foam

Food pairing: House Made Marshmallows, Graham Crackers, and Chocolate Served with a Bowl of Robata Coals for Guests to Roast their Own Marshmallows

Course five

Movie Night: A Two Part Cocktail – “Popcorn and Coke”

Food pairing: Popcorn Three Ways: Sea Salt and Nori, Browned Butter and Honey, and Shichimi Pepper with Lime and Tequila


WHERE:                  Roka Bar at Roka Akor, 801 Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA 94111

WHEN:                     Thursday – Saturday (Weekly), 7:30 p.m.

RESERVE:                 Reservations are limited to five seats per evening and can be made through The cocktail omakase includes food pairings and is priced at $78 per person, not including taxes and gratuity. There is no limit to the number of tickets each guest can purchase per night, and guests will be seated in a designated section at the bar counter. Guests will be charged at the time of booking and there is a 24-hour cancellation policy.

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