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.
ROKA Mayfair Address: 30 N Audley St, London W1K 6ZF
ROKA Mayfair Opening Hours:
- Monday 12 - 10.30pm
- Tuesday 12 - 10.30pm
- Wednesday 12 - 10.30pm
- Thursday 12 - 10.30pm
- Friday 12 - 10.30pm
- Saturday 12 - 10.30pm
- Sunday 12 - 10.30pm
ROKA Mayfair is located on North Audley Street, just moments away from the hustle and bustle of the Oxford Street shopping hub. The restaurant delivers the unique style of contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine and the exquisite interior design to the exclusive London neighbourhood.
ROKA Mayfair Menu
The ROKA Mayfair menu is centred around the robata grill that so defines the ROKA experience. The menu is split into five main categories:
- Snacks, Salad and Tempura
- Sushi and Sashimi
- Tasting Menu
Our favourite snacks and starters include the pirikara edamame, gindara to kani no gyoza and maguro no tataki. From the tempura menu, the kuruma-ebi is a must-try for prawn lovers. The sushi and sashimi menu includes maki rolls (temaki on request), sashimi-nigri and the ROKA signature sushi tokusen.
The robata menu is split into three main sections; seafood, vegetables and meat. If you are looking to experience the best that ROKA Mayfair has to offer, the tokujou wagyu to kinoko no tsukemono is simply divine.
ROKA Mayfair’s tasting menu has two main options, the kisetsu no kaiseki seasonal tasting menu, as well as the premium tasting menu named the kenenbi kosu. Both tasting menus require a minimum of two hours due to the diversity and breadth of courses on display, and thus are not available to order for the last seating. These tasting menus are served for a minimum of two people.
View ROKA Mayfair Menu
ROKA Canary Wharf
ROKA Canary Wharf Address: Canary Wharf Shopping Centre, 4 Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square, London, E14 5FW
ROKA Canary Wharf Opening Hours:
- Monday 12 - 3.30, 5.30 - 11pm
- Tuesday 12 - 3.30, 5.30 - 11pm
- Wednesday 12 - 3.30, 5.30 - 11pm
- Thursday 12 - 3.30, 5.30 - 11pm
- Friday 12 - 3.30, 5.30 - 11pm
- Saturday 11.30am - 3.30, 5.30 - 11pm
- Sunday 11.30am - 8pm
The ROKA Canary Wharf restaurant is located within the Canary Wharf Shopping Centre, overlooking Canada Square and the backdrop of Canary Wharf’s dramatic city skyline. As with all ROKA restaurants, the Canary Wharf diner serves contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine.
ROKA Canary Wharf Menu
In addition to the menu present in other ROKA restaurants, ROKA Canary Wharf offers a specific weekday lunch menu and weekend brunch menu. The ROKA Canary Wharf lunch menu is available from Monday - Friday 12pm to 3.30pm, excluding bank holidays, whilst the weekend brunch menu is available Saturday from 11.30am - 4pm and Sunday from 11.30am until close.
At time of writing, the ROKA Canary Wharf weekday lunch menu was £36 per person or £46 per person for the premium menu. The menu includes shiro miso, gyunika no gyoza, sashimi, piripiri maguro maki, kuruma-ebi, one dish from the robata and dessert. Please note, all menus are subject to change in content and price; for the most up to date information please visit the ROKA website.
ROKA Charlotte Street
ROKA Charlotte Street Address: 37 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 1RR
ROKA Charlotte Street Opening Hours:
- Monday 12 - 3.30pm, 5.30 - 11pm
- Tuesday 12 - 3.30pm, 5.30 - 11pm
- Wednesday 12 - 3.30pm, 5.30 - 11pm
- Thursday 12 - 3.30pm, 5.30 - 11pm
- Friday 12 - 3.30pm, 5.30 - 11pm
- Saturday 12 - 11pm
- Sunday 12 - 11pm
ROKA Charlotte street is dominated by the central robata grill, with the fish, poultry, meat and vegetables prepared in full view of the diners at the surrounding counters and tables. During warm weather, the glass walls of ROKA Charlotte Street open onto the street outside to create a semi-alfresco ambience throughout.
ROKA Aldwych Address: 71 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4HN
ROKA Aldwych Opening Hours:
- Monday Closed
- Tuesday Closed
- Wednesday 12 - 3pm, 5.30 - 10.30pm
- Thursday 12 - 3pm, 5.30 - 10.30pm
- Friday 12 - 3pm, 5.30 - 10.30pm
- Saturday 11.30 - 3.30, 5.30 - 10.30pm
- Sunday 11.30 - 3.30, 5.30 - 10.30pm
Located a stones throw away from the Strand and just moments away from Covent Garden, ROKA Aldwych is the fourth location of ROKA to open within London. In addition to the contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine found at other ROKA restaurants, ROKA Aldwych offers a pre-theatre menu.
Does ROKA have a dress code?
There is no specific dress code at any of the ROKA restaurants, however we would recommend wearing smart casual / casual chic. In our experience, the majority of diners are wearing either business, business casual, smart or smart casual outfits.