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Robun, Bath, Bath

Robun

4.4
4.4
372 Reviews
£26 to £40
Japanese
Robun is a tribute to Japanese author Kanagaki Robun and his 1872 book Seiyō ryōritsū, which introduced Western barbecue to Japan.

Our modern-day interpretation of ‘Yakiniku’ specialises in sharing plates of beautiful robata grilled meats, seafood and vegetables fused with elements from across Asia, paired with inspired cocktails, wines and an extensive choice of Japanese whiskeys in the most inviting and sociable of settings.

Alongside our innovative selection of sashimi, salads and small bites, our fresh sushi is served in a variety of creative incarnations including soft-shell crab tempura roll with kimchi mayo and a caviar-topped Wagyu nigiri with yuzu miso truffle sauce.

Robun’s unique Japanese Afternoon Tea service brings together elements from our menu and fine Japanese teas, perfect for an elegant afternoon with friends.

Robun is the place to relax, unwind and enjoy sharing plates with friends and family. It will definitely leave you wanting more!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Japanese (Yakiniku), Sushi

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01225 614424

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Robun is a tribute to Japanese author Kanagaki Robun and his 1872 book Seiyō ryōritsū, which introduced Western barbecue to Japan. Our modern-day interpretation of ‘Yakiniku’ specialises in sharing plates of beautiful robata grilled meats, seafood and vegetables fused with elements from across Asia, paired with inspired cocktails, wines and an extensive choice of Japanese whiskeys in the most inviting and sociable of settings. Alongside our innovative selection of sashimi, salads and small bites, our fresh sushi is served in a variety of creative incarnations including soft-shell crab tempura roll with kimchi mayo and a caviar-topped Wagyu nigiri with yuzu miso truffle sauce. Robun’s unique Japanese Afternoon Tea service brings together elements from our menu and fine Japanese teas, perfect for an elegant afternoon with friends. Robun is the place to relax, unwind and enjoy sharing plates with friends and family. It will definitely leave you wanting more!

  • Private party facilities

    If you are hosting a private celebration, you can book our spacious dining room on the first floor. We will assist you in designing a fun, stress-free, and bespoke event; honouring birthdays, anniversaries, and special events with thought and exceptional service.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: 01225 614424

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Experiences

  • Japanese Afternoon Tea

    £29.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our Afternoon Tea offers a truly unique experience in the heart of Bath, swapping sandwiches for sushi and scones for bao buns. Standout dishes from our menu of yakiniku, sushi and sashimi sharing plates are beautifully presented alongside sweet treats including Miso Cake and Mochi Ice Cream. All served with a selection of traditional Japanese teas and the option of sparkling wine.

What 372 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Bath/Somerset

    Fit for Foodies

  • Bath

    Fit for Foodies

  • Bath

    Special Occasions

  • Bath

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Bath

    Most Booked

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  1. M

    Mario

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Un restaurante común y corriente una comida sin sorpresas y poco creativa, otro japonés sin sabor y sin sentido a precio de gourmet Servicio amable pero poco profesional, chicos jóvenes aparentemente estudiantes con poca experiencia y calidad en servicio
  2. P

    Paullo

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a really lovely meal and the food was mostly really good and to our liking. Staff were very friendly and helpful when we unsure of certain items and the restaurant had a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
  3. S

    Stef

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress serving us was very professional and lovely despite the air con not working and the restaurant being very hot indeed. Always a good night at Robun. Hopefully the place is here to stay for a very long time.
  4. SC

    SimonC

    Dorset

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Great food as always but inconsistent service. Found it a bit pricey - £250 for 3 people with only two alcoholic drinks and no wine. They kept having to be asked for things and no one appeared to be in charge. Some of the dishes were mis-priced and less good value. Overall very nice but they’d need to sort out the service.
  5. DW

    DavidW

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Lovely food, individual staff pleasant but as a team poor service. For example 30 minutes from arrival before drinks arrived; nibbles to have with drink arrived halfway through the main course; chips and rice ordered arrived about 30 minutes after other food. No one came over to see if we wanted more drinks. Food itself was delicious and well presented.
  6. SS

    SuzieS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    The food is amazing but even though it was very quiet on the weekday night we went, the service was extremely poor. We waited 40 minutes after ordering before chasing for the other half of our initial drinks order and it then took another 20 minutes for the drink to come - it was sake so only needed decanting and bringing over. A simple apology was given but the celebratory and indulgent feel to the evening had been tarnished. Later on the waitress cleared our plates away for one course and didn’t replenish them for the next, we struggled to get any attention from passing waitresses so I ended up taking some from the empty table next to ours so we could eat. No further drinks were offered even when glasses and a water bottle sat empty on the table, again it wasn’t easy to get attention from the waitresses. When the bill came a 12.5% ‘discretionary’ service bill was already included which came to over £25 and when the waitress asked if the bill looked ok and was I happy to pay the service charge, it was in front of my friend who I was treating as a present, and I found myself agreeing through gritted teeth! In my mind a tip is for service higher than poor and yes I could have said this but I didn’t want to blemish my friend’s special night and make her feel awkward. All in all great food but I’ll go elsewhere next time.
  7. E

    Emily

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is very good and the presentation is very attractive.
  8. SD

    SDPW

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We weren’t expecting anything as outstanding as this restaurant. We were greeted by the friendliest staff who were polite, knowledgeable and informative, explaining the menu, dealing with questions, and where they did not know the answer to some of our more unusual questions they found out the answers. There was not one dish to which I wound not give an excellent rating. Presentation was immaculate, surpassed only by the taste. Although nothing we were served was less than fabulous, outstanding dishes were the Sliders, the black cod, the sirloin and the sea bream. Even the sorbets were special. And excellent advice on Sake. Overall I would love this restaurant to be my own personal secret, however I cannot recommend it more highly.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wait staff was amazing. Everyone from the hosts to the bartender to the servers made us feel very welcome.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Overall fantastic, just took a while to get drinks but best Japanese I’ve ever had!!
  11. J

    Jess

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Another lovely visit to Robun, we’ve been as a couple 4 times now and it’s always fab.
  12. SA

    SAW06

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The quality of the food was disappointing at any price but even more so at the high end prices this restaurant charges. Service was very poor. Long wait times, items ordered that did not appear and stone cold food arrived (and sent back). We were finished off by a rowdy party of footballers seated near us who shouted the restaurant down and drove us out. I have eaten at very good Japanese restaurants in the UK and this is not one of them. Head for Roka in London!
  13. LJ

    LauraJ

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very lovely time from start to finish with attentive, friendly staff. Bento box was outstanding. Cannot fault our visit - we will be back!
  14. RM

    RachaelM

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    First time at Robun. Staff were attentive to start but this lapsed a bit when it came to paying for the bill which took a very long time. Food was okay…not bad but not great. Was hoping for a little better based on other reviews. Nice enough place and ambience but just a bit vanilla in my opinion.
  15. m

    maxd

    Bath

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Food was good albeit some of the fish hadn't been descale which was unpleasant. Service was terrible. Very slow and unattentive. A real let down to the evening and spoilt what should have been a brilliant evening.
  16. J

    Jozsa76

    London

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always 🫶🏻
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Good food, good service . Eye wateringly expensive
  18. c

    cathyr

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service .
  19. BD

    BobD

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and ambiance. Attentive staff. All good!
  20. GS

    GeorgieS

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    They had a reduced menu due to staffing issues, we were then offered an appetiser but were then charged for it, it wasn’t clear what was left on the menu we could choose and we had to ask several times. No one came to check on us throughout the meal, and we had to ask for water. Nice food, just generally a little disappointing and then quite expensive especially the wine at £12.50 for a small glass!
  21. G

    Gourmande

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Running on a very limited menu due to chef sickness which we were not informed of in advance. The food we had tasted good but was extremely over priced and not worth the cost.
  22. LH

    LisaH

    Bath

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Food was nice. Small portions, so expensive in my opinion. Service is dreadful. We decided to treat ourselves with a bottle of prosecco at £38. They served it warm! We asked for a chilled bottle or different drinks. They then proceeded to try and chill the existing one. After that the service worsened, which was a shame as the food is very nice. They offered desserts and then ignored us so we insisted they remove the service charge. We won't return. I wish we went to a sushi bar instead
  23. RD

    RebeccaD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Robun was fantastic, great food and great atmosphere. I imagine when more people find out about how great it is, it’ll be booked out every day
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was average, cost was expensive, service was efficient but cold
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience1
    We were informed on arrival that the building air conditioning had been non-functional for several days. While that normally wouldn’t have been a massive issue, it was 37C outside and hotter inside. As I was entertaining, we had no choice but to dine anyway. It was extremely uncomfortable and while the food and service was excellent as always, the temperature spoiled the evening. Robun should have advised me of the problem and allowed me to make alternate arrangements. Separately we were advised that the Wagyu we ordered was not available as a group the following day had pre-ordered all the remaking stock. So it was obviously in the kitchen but not available to us. Very poor. We love Robun and use it regularly for special occasions. So we were very disappointed last night.
  26. RF

    RussellF

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Great food and staff were very helpful. A lovely room offering something a little different.
  27. SJ

    StephanieJ

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very welcoming. Explained the dishes. My husband cannot have hot spices and the chef made his meal without hot spices.
  28. SP

    SaskiaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! We had the Salmon platter and it was some of the best salmon we’ve ever had, the price was really reasonable and the desserts are delicious!
  29. AS

    AndrewS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    A super average experience, very disappointing when half the menu is raw fish and it’s not of good quality. Wouldn’t return
  30. MS

    MySisterDolly

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our fourth visit. Food excellent. Service attentive and efficient without pestering. Worth the spend.
  31. l

    lize

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and wonderful service, Robun tasting menu was delicious and we had an amazing time Thank you
  32. JK

    JonKaye

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food fresh and full of flavour the staff we're excellent couldn't be more helpful and would definitely recommend to others will return once back in bath
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Robun was outstanding as always: food, customer service and environment
  34. J

    Jedro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have heard some great things about this restaurant from some colleagues so I thought I would take my wife and see what it is like. This is easily now my favourite place in Bath. The food and presentation is sublime. The ambience is very relaxed, nothing too noisy, and the decor is visually pleasing. When you look at the menu you can see that the chef really takes pride in the quality of ingredients used. We ordered a couple of small plates to share and then 2 large plates (wagyu steak and iberico pork ribs). By far that was the nicest meal I think we have ever had. If you are looking for a place that has some truly great food and very talented chefs then this is place to go. It’s a little bit more pricey than the other chain restaurants out there but you will understand why once you start seeing and tasting your food. I will definitely be returning here to try the other items on their menu and maybe even try their unusual but interesting take on an afternoon tea!
  35. H

    Hakster

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, as always.
  36. a

    andrewt

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with great staff, certainly worth a visit.
  37. k

    kevster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    amazing food, amazing location. The servers and staff were very prompt but not friendly
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the quality of the food and the service we received could not be faulted. We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. However we did feel that our favourite Sashimi and Nigiri set at £45 was not particularly good value anymore and whist tasty, did not appear to have the generous amount of fish this time. The conch although impressive in its presentation appeared to overflow with decor and not substance. That said it will not put us off eating here again, just alter our choices next time.
  39. SL

    StephanieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a wonderful experience at Robun, food and service was exceptional. Will absolutely be visiting again when we are next in bath
  40. BF

    BeckyF

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    After being told we were extremely early the waitress changed her attitude once she saw how much we were actually spending at the restaurant! Overall the food was lovely and atmosphere was great

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Robun is rated 4.4 stars by 372 OpenTable diners.

Robun does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 17 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Robun

4 Princes Buildings George Street, Bath, Bath BA1 2ED

Additional information

  • Area

    Bath

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Japanese (Yakiniku), Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01225 614424

  • Catering

    Robun is a tribute to Japanese author Kanagaki Robun and his 1872 book Seiyō ryōritsū, which introduced Western barbecue to Japan. Our modern-day interpretation of ‘Yakiniku’ specialises in sharing plates of beautiful robata grilled meats, seafood and vegetables fused with elements from across Asia, paired with inspired cocktails, wines and an extensive choice of Japanese whiskeys in the most inviting and sociable of settings. Alongside our innovative selection of sashimi, salads and small bites, our fresh sushi is served in a variety of creative incarnations including soft-shell crab tempura roll with kimchi mayo and a caviar-topped Wagyu nigiri with yuzu miso truffle sauce. Robun’s unique Japanese Afternoon Tea service brings together elements from our menu and fine Japanese teas, perfect for an elegant afternoon with friends. Robun is the place to relax, unwind and enjoy sharing plates with friends and family. It will definitely leave you wanting more!

  • Private party facilities

    If you are hosting a private celebration, you can book our spacious dining room on the first floor. We will assist you in designing a fun, stress-free, and bespoke event; honouring birthdays, anniversaries, and special events with thought and exceptional service.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: 01225 614424

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