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ROBATA, London,

ROBATA

4.3
4.3
1729 Reviews
£26 to £40
Japanese
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 21 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

  • 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
  • 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

What 1,729 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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1,729 Reviews
  1. Rusalina

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall very happy with the experience, as except for a couple of dished, the rest we had was really, really good. We visited on a Saturday evening and it was super busy, so I attribute the not as attentive service to that. I would go back and would recommend it to others, even if just so they can try their black cod dish!

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  2. DavidT

    London

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food with impeccable service. Good value Japanese food.

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  3. Sophie

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely friendly service, food was great, good location

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  4. foodlover

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very busy, cheerful - and fairly noisy - atmosphere, but if you don't mind that, the food is great and the service absolutely charming.

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  5. PSC4321

    Surrey

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable pre theatre meal, all the small plates were very good. I’ll be back

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  6. Pebbles78

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good value. Super tasty. The ceviche and beef tataki were superb. Absolutely loved the kimchi rice too. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking. To try a a load of small plates of Japanese food.

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  7. CaroB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food in a lovely venue. Absolutely delicious and I will definitely be going back.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good value for money. Great service. Crispy duck salad disappointing - happily replaced by staff but even second serving was crisped to point of tasteless. Not up to the great standard have known before. Regardless, overall good food and experience - would always recommend a visit to Robata!

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  9. LucyM

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our meal and experience at Robata yesterday evening. The service was great and the food totally exceeded our expectations. Delicious! There was a lovely vibe in the restaurant too. Totally recommend!

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  10. namaste

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Lovely food but the noise level is quite unbearable. It is a small space and people talking are loud enough, the piped music is totally unnecessary. It doesn't help at all and actually ruins the evening. Restaurants in general should review the music policy, it detracts me from booking certain places.

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FAQs

ROBATA is rated 4.3 stars by 1729 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 21 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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