The principal cuisine of ROKA comes from the Robata grill that originated from the fishermen of the northern coastal waters off Japan. These fishermen would cook the fish on the boats using different charcoals, before sharing the bounty with one another using the oars of their boats. 

The name ROKA derives from “where food and drinks are shared around the robata (Ro) and heat, warmth and an all-embracing energy surround (Ka).”

ROKA’s cosmopolitan interior delivers open kitchen dining to an unparalleled degree. The Robata Island grills take centre-stage within the restaurant. These suave kitchenettes are a staple of Japanese hibachi restaurants, enabling the chefs to prepare the food in front of the customers. The restaurants are designed, and successfully deliver, a relaxing yet elegant dining destination. Despite being located in some of the capital’s liveliest locations, the welcoming atmosphere combined with the simply spectacular spectacle of the chefs at work will transport you out of the hustle and bustle of London and into the tranquillity of a Japanese hibachi dining experience.

The ROKA story started with the opening of the Charlotte Street restaurant in 2004. The success of the first restaurant led to the subsequent opening of ROKA Canary Wharf in 2009, ROKA Mayfair in February 2014 and ROKA Aldwych later in October 2014. The ROKA experience has grown overseas, with a Dubai offering currently available and new openings coming soon in Kuwait, Mallorca and Istanbul. 

The ROKA London restaurants bring a unique style of contemporary Japanese cuisine, specifically the robatayaki cuisine to the exclusive London neighbourhoods of Mayfair, Canary Wharf and Aldwych. Located on North Audley, the Mayfair restaurant is nestled just moments away from the bustling Oxford Street.

In addition to being a popular destination for London diners, ROKA is a leading option to host business dinners in the heart of the city. Choosing between either the Non-Exclusive or Exclusive dining options, the Adzuki dining room is located at the far end of the restaurant to ensure a pleasant, private dining experience. However, to ensure you and your party can still appreciate the full atmosphere of ROKA, the dining room has two open walkways.