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aRoqa, New York, NY
aRoqa, New York, NY
aRoqa, New York, NY
aRoqa, New York, NY
aRoqa, New York, NY
Award-winning

aRoqa

4.3
4.3
726 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
Roqa [pronounced roh-kuh; an engagement ceremony in India, is a celebration of love and commitment.]

Owner and managing partner, Monica Saxena, envisioned aRoqa to be a celebration of diversity and culture, merging Indian flavors with a global palate and cocktail culture. aRoqa’s menu unites diverse flavors inspired by its name: in India, a “roka” ceremony is where friends and family come together to enjoy the engagement of a couple and celebrate by sharing a meal.

At aRoqa, Chef Manni and head mixologist Prasad have created a unique marriage of cuisine and cocktails in a chic, sophisticated setting, to create an elevated experience, focusing on small plates with Indian flavors.


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2 people

20:30


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 12:00–20:00 Lunch Mon–Wed, Fri 12:00–15:00 Brunch Sat 12:00–15:00 Happy Hour Daily 17:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    (646) 678-5471
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    South Asian/Indian, Women
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Area
    Chelsea
  • Cross Street
    Between 22nd and 23rd on 9th Ave
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • $42 Boozy Indian Brunch with Mimosas/Champagne!

    US$42.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    In India, a “roka” ceremony is where friends and family come together to enjoy the engagement of a couple and celebrate by sharing a meal. Inspired by this poetic ceremony, was born aRoqa Restaurant– an immersive culinary experience with the belief that food brings us closer. After too many months apart, you're energetically invited to join us every Saturday and Sunday with your friends and family to share in our $42 per person Boozy Brunch which includes any of our delicious brunch entrees of contemporary Indian cuisine plus 2 hours of unlimited flowing Mimosas or Champagne!

What 726 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

726 Reviews
  1. WoodsDiner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was exceptional. Exceeded our expectations.

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  2. RobertV

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Modern & delicious Indian food in a gorgeous atmosphere with excellent service. What more can you ask for? Can't wait to go back! Robert + Dina

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  3. Spwho

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was average for the price . The annoying part was the restaurant charged a credit card surcharge without mentioning .

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  4. OsmanKhan

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, excellent service, and phenomenal ambience. Love coming to aRoqa. Some of the best Indian food in NYC, I can't recommend the tikka dishes especially enough.

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  5. BJTAY

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I recently dined at Aroqa and, regrettably, found the experience underwhelming. The food, while edible, was disappointingly lackluster. It seemed as though minimal effort had been invested in its presentation, leaving much to be desired in terms of visual appeal. The overall ambiance of the restaurant was just passable – not particularly inviting, yet not entirely off-putting. While I have no desire to offend the hardworking staff or the owners, who I'm certain put in a great deal of effort, I must be candid in my feedback. The culinary experience fell short of expectations and could only be described as subpar. Honesty compels me to admit that I wouldn't choose Aroqa for a food outing again. However, in a scenario where I'm caught in inclement weather and in need of shelter, I might consider it as a refuge. My hope is that this feedback is taken constructively, as there's always room for improvement.

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  6. DonnaC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was absolutley delicious and VERY well priced. Most of the cocktails we had were more expensive than the entrees. Atmosphere had a cool vibe.

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  7. LCPomo

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good and drinks were excellent. We went vegetarian tonight and had plenty of options. Highly recommend the Chipotle Margarita as it’s a very nice blend of sweet and spicy.

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  8. CodeHammer

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Was seated near the front door. Very bad service. Poor overall.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, food and wonderful service will definitely be back!

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  10. Ravi

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and experience overall.. seems a little worn maybe some sprucing up is needed at least in the back

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food lacked authentic Indian flavor. If it wasn't overly bland, it was extremely sweet. It's indian cuisine for people who don't like Indian cuisine.

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  12. xavierm

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Buen restaurante para ir con la familia!!!! Fácil acceso con el metro desde el centro!..

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  13. AndrewP

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Naan bread should not cost $7. It should be free.

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  14. SuhailJ

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice briyani. Ghost pepper chicken not nice. Kebabs very nice. 👍🏻 stuffed paneer naan is very soft. Gulab jamun yummy.

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  15. MN212

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and mocktails are outstanding. One appetizer and 3 dishes to share is sufficient for two. Ambiance and decor is modern, enjoyable and festive. We were even offered a paper menu instead of the QR code - much preferred. Our only complaint is with respect to the service. Don’t get us wrong the service was good until the end of the our meal. Our plates were removed while we were eating our last bites and when we declined dessert we were immediately presented with the credit card reader. We still had drinks to finish. It was an unfortunate way to end a delicious meal. We will return… hopefully for a longer stay.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was awesome — great service the emerald cocktail was amazing — loved the butternut squash dish most

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  17. MarkM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was prepared for a non-traditional Indian food dining experience, but I was expecting more elevated cuisine. The food was fresh and decent, though too much was deep fried (even the Paneer in the saag paneer!). The onion kulcha was really great, though. I mean it was fine ... But not at $160 for two (with only one bottle of beer). It was ok ... Just nothing special (and only blocks from a number of traditional Indian joints). Your mileage may vary.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was terrible - all else was great.service was personalized

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  19. JustinB

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    service was weird, food was good the chicken tikka masala was too sweet

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the dishes were really tasty and service was excellent. We will definitely come again.

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  21. JigneshK

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, good ambience, but food leaves you wanting. The appetizers were good but the min course did not do justice to the art of Indian cooking.

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  22. Klmorris14

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal - really fun dinner and food presentation. Nice date atmosphere. Highly recommend!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food. Will definitely go again when I’m back in NYC.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I don’t appreciate when restaurants add the tip amount on the post tax amount. It should be pretax. The service was not great. I had to keep trying to get the waiter’s attention who was just standing by the bar. They also charge you 3% on top of your bill if you use your credit card. The food is always good at aroqa but very over priced with all these additional fees.

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  25. JadeM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sat us at a not great table when there were plenty of tables available. but other than that everything was perfect!

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  26. tomN

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed since there was a Spanish wine and chicken kofta that were not available and the chicken is a staple Indian entree. The waitress was not very helpful with choices and not ver accommodating when we wanted to mix chicken and vegetables in an entree. Otherwise it was a simple, modern atmosphere.

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  27. NicoleL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining here and it was amazing. The food and service was great. The food was delicious and playfully presented which made it a fun dining experience. The cocktails were also really yummy.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, and creative. Not cheap. Ambiance pretty good, but QR code menu is cumbersome

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  29. NYCBizTraveler

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place - elevated Indian food - friendly service, nice ambiance.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Every dish we ordered was excellent. Our waiter was friendly, courteous and gave good recommendations from the menu.

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  31. Freya

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was creative and tasty. Our server Sebastian was excellent.

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  32. llouis2000

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was tasty and well presented. Noise level is very low. Reasonable price.

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  33. MahiP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our host and server were both top-notch and accommodating. Our table was all the way in the back, and a bit dark and closed in. We requested a move and were quickly allowed to shift over to the next table. Food was delicious, and fresh.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a recommendation from a friend and was a great one. The food and service were awesome! Loved the lamb curry and naan. Our server was fabulous and was helpful about ordering the correct amount of food.

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  35. RJRJ

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The best food, the terrible service. Overall the food is soo good, but the staff needs some training. They serve like MC D

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  36. Hookalakah

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Excellent, well-seasoned Indian food. The great food is tempered somewhat by the pedestrian beer list and the spare setting of the outdoor seating. But the food is very, very good.

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  37. Jakefl04

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful evening, food was delicious, different, and priced below $200 for a meal with two drinks which is getting rarer. Date thoroughly enjoyed despite being outside her comfort zone.

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  38. Roksa

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We was in the restaurant for birthday diner and we was truly impressed. Both food and drinks selection was fabulous but the environment of the restaurant was something who will make us coming back specially from Europe just to that place. Very recommended If you go the order a rice puffs-spotless dish

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A hidden gem. Very good food and great presentation…….. superb hospitality and the owner makes it a point to check personally and also had the privilege to hear the incredible journey…. Had a great time and will be back soon…..

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  40. GuyM

    New York City

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was generally quite good, but the Coconut Kheer dessert was extraordinarily succulent. The decor and service were OK. The prices, especially for drinks were high, and… …they had the nerve of adding 3% to your total bill (including tax and tip) for using a credit card to pay! For that reason alone I would not go back, nor recommend aRoqa to a friend.

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FAQs

aRoqa does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

aRoqa is rated 4.3 stars by 726 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

20:30


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for aRoqa

206 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    Between 22nd and 23rd on 9th Ave
  • Area
    Chelsea
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 12:00–20:00 Lunch Mon–Wed, Fri 12:00–15:00 Brunch Sat 12:00–15:00 Happy Hour Daily 17:00–22:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    South Asian/Indian, Women
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
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