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ROBATA, London,

ROBATA

4.3
4.3
1753 Reviews
£26 to £40
Japanese
  • Good for special occasions
  • Charming
  • Good for groups
Specialising in the long-standing tradition of Japanese charcoal cooking.

Head Chef Charles Lee has worked in a number of Michelin starred restaurants during his career before arriving at ROBATA. Possessing a strong command of Asian cuisines from across the globe, Chef Lee has devised a menu which shows the diversity of the country’s food, highlighting traditional cooking techniques and contemporary flavours, along with using the best of British produce.

ROBATA meaning ‘fireside’ specialises in robata grilled charcoal cooking, a Japanese tradition that was first introduced by ancient fishermen who took boxes of hot coals with them on their boats to warm their food at they gathered their day’s catch. While the cooking method has largely stayed the same, the menu is a modern interpretation of some of Japan’s most prized dishes as well as a number of ROBATA signatures sure to please Western pal

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2 people

19:00


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Japanese Speciality
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 17:00–22:00 Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00 Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:30
  • Phone number
    020 7287 5766
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Charles Lee
  • Area
    Soho
  • Cross Street
    Between Dean Street and Wardour Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Soho Leicester Square Piccadilly Circus Tottenham Court Road Oxford Circus Covent Garden
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • 5 Course Bottomless Brunch with Free Flow Prosecco

    £35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Experience a delightful selection of ROBATA’s signature dishes and bottomless free flow prosecco for 1.5h with a 5 course menu set menu. Guests are invited to enjoy a luxurious selection of nibbles, sushi and small plates including a choice of one main dish.
    5 Course Bottomless Brunch with Free Flow Prosecco photo
  • Japanese 8 Course Tasting Menu

    £60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Experience a delightful selection of ROBATA’s signature dishes with our most premium set menu. Guests are invited to enjoy a luxurious selection of nibbles, sushi and small plates including a choice of one main dish.
    Japanese 8 Course Tasting Menu photo

What 1,753 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
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

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1,753 Reviews
  1. MaxB

    Hamburg

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very much enjoyed the tasting menu which provides very good value for money and all dishes were very tasty and nicely presented - would recommend to others

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  2. NigelP

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, great service. Thank you! Made a family get together extremely enjoyable

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place, nice staff, decent food. However, need to update their OpenTable selection. Great experience overall! Thank you.

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  4. sabaA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such great food and friendly staff. Loved everything we tried, especially recommend the crab sushi.

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  5. Ed10

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was average quality but tasty. Service was attentive although food came out all at once including the appetizers and main course. Atmosphere was quite noisy.

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  6. TracyR

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Small Japanese restaurant located within the crazy, winding streets of Soho. It's loud in there, but it adds to their vibe. Service started slow with our initial waitress, but then when the rest of the staff started bringing out our drinks and food (love all of the small plate menu items), it was a foodfest and we loved it! We just kept ordering more and more and it just kept coming out so fast. Definitely recommend this place - food was fantastic.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing as always, Full of flavour! Staff super great too, the last time I went they gave me a complimentary chicken karaage. recommend it 10/10🩷

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place, great service and the food was truly memorable. Particularly recommend the scallops

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was ok, tasty. Most of the portions are small, though. Ambient is not the best, tables were a bit sticky, and we made the booking as a group of 10, but we were separated and had to sit at two tables. Although it was possible to do some table moving and connect the team, when the request was made, it was said that it cannot be done. The service was good and food came out quick.

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  10. JK12

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, pork ribs and black cod melt in your mouth!

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FAQs

ROBATA is rated 4.3 stars by 1753 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for ROBATA

56 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4UE

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between Dean Street and Wardour Street
  • Area
    Soho
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 17:00–22:00 Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00 Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Japanese Speciality
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Soho Leicester Square Piccadilly Circus Tottenham Court Road Oxford Circus Covent Garden
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Charles Lee
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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