"Night With Nobuo" Omakase Dinner Last Night at Roka Akor in Scottsdale (VIDEO)

Chefs Nobuo Fukuda and German Sega prepared dinner Monday night for a limited number of guests.
Chefs Nobuo Fukuda and German Sega prepared dinner Monday night for a limited number of guests.
Adam Benavides

Monday night at Roka Akor in Scottsdale, James Bread Award-winning chef Nobuo Fukuda and Roka Akor executive chef German Sega prepared an omakase dinner for guests on the restaurant's impressive robata grill.

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Chef Nobuo Fukuda
Chef Nobuo Fukuda
Adam Benavides

The one-night-only event featured dishes cooked, at the chef's discretion, on the restaurant's giant charcoal grill. The robata serves as the restaurant's centerpiece and inspired the eatery's name. "Roka" is a combination of two Japanese words: "ro," which means a gathering place for eating and drinking and "ka," which means heat or fire. The restaurant's full name "Roka Akor" is a palindrome meant to capture that the literal heat of the grill is reflected back by the warmth of restaurant's diners.

The event wasn't the first time these two chefs had shared a culinary stage. After Sega left one of his first food and beverage jobs, at Cowboy Ciao in Old Town, he headed to the now-defunct Sea Saw, where he worked under Fukuda and perfected the art of the ambitious, 10-course omakase-style dinners for which the chef and restaurant were known.

When Fukuda closed Sea Saw and opened his currrent spot in downtown's Heritage Square, Nobuo at Teeter House, he eventually stopped the omakase dinners. But Monday night, diners got a glimpse of what these two chefs can really do.

Night with Nobuo from Voice Media Group on Vimeo.

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Nobuo at Teeter House

622 E. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Roka Akor

7299 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253


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