When we discover a super delicious restaurant, we tend to stick to it. Welcome to the world of Roka where the Japanese robatayaki (open charcoal-grill) cuisine is out of this world. So when in London, head to Roka Restaurant on 37 Charlotte Street W1 and experience it yourself.
Like sister-restaurant Zuma, Roka gets a lot of love in London and has become an international player in the restaurant scene. Open for lunch and dinner, we can’t get enough of their sublime sushi & sashimi, snacks, salads, soups, robata & Roka dishes and other culinary delights from their menu.
With a wooden theme and floor to ceiling windows, Roka looks like a sleek sake den, but it’s the food you’ll come back for. The main focal point of the restaurant is a central dining counter and open robata grill where a real gastro theatre takes place. Roka Restaurant is also ideal for the summer when you can savour food outside and they create a semi-alfresco restaurant. The general atmosphere is buzzing which makes it the perfect place to grab a seat and dine alone.
Start your evening at the Shochu Lounge – a sexy drinking hotspot beneath Roka -, followed by dinner upstairs. A must-try is the Tokujo premium tasting menu which includes dishes like tuna with caviar and ginger, prawn with yuzu mayonaise, seared beef & black truffle dressing and lamb cutlets with Korean spices plus a Roka dessert platter.
Without a doubt, Roka Restaurant is a feast for the senses and should be on every foodie’s to-do list.