Oka Kingly Court

4.5
491 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Japanese
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
Oka Robata Grill and Sushi is now open. Oka serves traditional robata Grill dishes from around Asia alongside amazing sushi combinations. Oka guarantees fresh, seasonal healthy food made to order with daily specials & great cocktails and wine.

The menu showcases a selection of homemade hosomaki, Uramaki, Nigiri, sashimi and Plates alongside an abundance of carefully chosen authentic Robata grill dishes like bulgogi beef, yakiniku rib eye steak, kimchi chicken, Mongolian lamb and miso black cod. The drinks list includes Dewazakura ‘Oka’ Sake, Japanese ‘hibiki’ whisky along with specialty cocktail menu which use ingredients like lemongrass, lychee, fresh wasabi and many more.
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London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I would recommend it to a friend that was shopping in the area.
I went with friends for lunch and was good for a lunch spot.
Tempura sofshell crab and prawns were great but the kara age chicken was BEYOND!
It had a cornflake crust and was crunchy and still moist on the inside. Defo try this if you like you kara age!
Otherwise the menu is pretty generic. Everything pretty much available in any japanese restaurant of this kinda level.

We ordered loads, there were a couple of things which were really meh (tuna tataki and the passion fruit mousse tasted funky) but they were taken off the bill straight away. The service was great. We felt looked after.

Food executed well but there is nothing on the menu that differs it from the others.
Will I go back? Possibly if I'm too lazy to look for somewhere new.

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ZW
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the cocktails were delicious. The service was friendly and attentive without ever feeling obtrusive. The ambience was great, Kingly Court is a crowded fun area with multiple restaurants, but never felt that I had to shout above the noise, or felt too crowded. All in all a perfect night out.

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service as always. Celebrated a birthday here and made us feel very special

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

- the service was very poor. The waiter told me off for ordering too much. We were sitting in the corner next to the bar & kitchen - it was loud, unpleasant, the waiter was constantly pushing us when passing by

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Unfortunately, our experience at OKA was disappointing. The food was very good. However, the service was very poor as we were being told to go within 1 hour of arriving. We had not even had coffee or dessert and our server told us he could not serve dessert because he had another reservation waiting. We were not forewarned that we had our table for only 1 hour when we arrived or when I made the booking. I hope they improve their policy!

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FD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Third time in few month and it’s always a good choice. Food is great and service always good. The time slot for a booking for 4 is a bit on the short side.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time here and the food is amazing and also the staff are really very friendly and helpful. A lovely restaurant and will always return on trips to London.

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MT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

So unexpected good, friendly staff, good service. We ordered 4 dishes such was plenty for lunch it was really tasty. Would recommend the Tataki asparagus rolls with yellow tuna, the salmon sashimi was so delicate and the bites were good too. I'll try some of the hot dishes next time I visit.

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M
London
41 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I have been to Oka a few times and the food is always excellent. Really fresh succulent sushi and the karaage chicken and tempura aubergine were both crispy and delicious. Staff very friendly and efficient. Only downside is its such a tiny space that you're really crammed in next to your neighbours which can make conversation difficult at times - you have to shout! But it's worth it for the food.

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, high quality.

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YS
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food, waiters are super friendly, but service has to be improved on a management level. I’ve received a call and agreed for a slot of 1,5hrs (dinner time, a bit tight right?). It took around 40mins for food to reach our table and when we asked for a desert (in around 20mins) waitress apologetically asked us to leave as her manager said that we had only 5mins left. Obviously we didn’t check time thinking 1,5hrs has passed. We rushed and left straight away and only then realised that it was only 1hr.
I think this is unacceptable

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M
London
24 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good sushi in Kingly Court - enjoyed our dinner.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wir können das OKA nur weiterempfehlen. Die Speisekarte ist sehr abwechslungsreich und bietet eine grosse Auswahl an Vorspeisen, Sushi, Fisch und Fleisch mit verschiedenen
Beilagen. Das Essen wird frisch zubereitet und schmeckt fantastisch. Das Personal ist sehr freundlich und gibt gerne Auskunft bei Fragen zum Essen. Das Restaurant ist klein. Eine Tischreservation ist deshalb sehr ratsam. Während unserer nächsten Londonreise werden wir ganz bestimmt wieder ins OKA essen gehen.

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SE
London
9 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Oka Kingly Court, this place has never failed to deliver great food!

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KS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite!!!!!

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ER
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

I love this restaurant a lot. Food is always at high level. However, the last dinner there was not good. We booked a table in advance to be sure that we have got a table on time, however we had to wait for 15 mins. Plus some small mistakes like they gave us starters before any drinks, did not apologize for waiting, my side dish for the main course came together with the starters

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Sushi was amazing, I liked the sashimi a lot, I think it was a really good quality.
The rolls weren't too complicated which I liked. We were served straight away, we didn't wait at all. It was a nice atmosphere and the waiters very polite. Me and my friends were looking for a good Japanese sushi restaurant since so long and we finally found it!
I will definitely suggest it.

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been a couple of times now and the food & ambiance is excellent

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RM
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The great: The food was spectacular. We ate sashimi, tuna tartare, nigiri and California rolls and all were amazing, best sushi we’ve ever had by a mile. Really can’t overstate how amazing it was. The restaurant is tiny and in this really cool courtyard off Carnaby Street.

The not so great: We were very early for our booking and had a 1 hour limit placed on our seating. Slightly annoying but was sufficient and we accept they were flexible in seating us at all. Because of this, I received an opentable email afterwards asking why we missed the booking, despite telling the staff we were utilising a booking we had. Also, there was no toilet at the restaurant, assume there was one within the courtyard, but one to be aware of for those with certain requirements.

On balance: after the fact we are only talking about how fantastic the food was. The service was decent but the food was king here.

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CC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Went for a friends birthday. We had a lovely welcome. Everything was set out lovely. Music and noise was at the perfect level. We were catered for very well. Service was brilliant and quick. Food and cocktails were absolutely delicious! Would highly recommend and will definitely be back!
Thank you so much!

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SA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Sushi was delicious and at a great price too. The tables are very close together so you don't really have any privacy, but it's a great place to pop into if you have a desire for good sushi in Central London that won't cost you the earth.
I had the soft shell crab sushi and sashimi... Yum! Wine was good value too.
Will definitely return

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NM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious Sushi, a must try if you haven't. Shame to only have 1 1/2 hour slot- I think it would be nice to have a little longer. Thanks Oka

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VD
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a perfect restaurant in kingly court.
The food it’s amazing, sushi, rolls, sashimi.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite sushi restaurants in central London. Always amazing food & service

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once you go Oka you’ll forever be addicted to it. Amazing sushi, great service and central location

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LR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant definitely fits the gap between the ultra high priced Japanese restaurants (with excellent food) and the moderately priced ones (with poor food). My wife and I spent around £50 per person on food and were not disappointed. The tuna in particular was very high quality (nicer than in the top end places, though the top end places would have fatty/semi-fatty tuna, which Oka did not).

We were served quickly and the food arrived promptly. We did not check out the drinks menu apart from the beer and sparkling water, which were sensibly priced. The menu is compact but what is there is good quality and we left full. It’s not a fancy Zuma/Roka etc. but you don’t pay anywhere near that price. It’s also a different league to the lower priced chains so not even worth mentioning those. Japanese food in general is expensive in London but at least this place gives an option for good quality tasty Japanese food without being for celebrities only.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service! I highly recommend the karaage chicken and all of the special sushi rolls

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Il posto è molto carino, all’interno di Kingly Court a Londra.
Come ristorante di cucina Giapponese ce ne sono di migliori!

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LT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great sushi as always, the karaage chicken is great!

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SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Tasty sushi and great service!

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B
Saarbrucken
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food an very kind service. They help you finding the right stuff for you.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic spot! Really enjoyed ourselves, great food, great service. Would have gave 5 stars but it is a small restaurant.

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L
Yorkshire
22 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the sushi here! And service is great. Definitely recommend

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Z
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Super nice restaurant! Found it via tripadvisor. Its a little bit of a search to find the restaurant but it is so worth it!

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KH
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A unique menu with very flavoursome food. Very attentive service. As the restaurant has a small footprint, tables are located close together.

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great little restaurant. Quick and friendly service. Delicious food and drinks!

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IW
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious as alway, with lovely staff. Will certainly be back again

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AA
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A tiny place but amazing food. You can really feel the taste of the fish and tell that it is good quality.
The special rolls are completely worth a try

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MH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing food and very kind staff! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone

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Colima
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and great value. Excellent service. Perfect location too.

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