ROKA - Charlotte Street

4.7
182 reviews
£41 and over
Japanese
ROKA Charlotte Street serves contemporary japanese robatayaki cuisine in striking yet informal surrounding in the heart of London’s media district.

Dominated by the centrally located robata grill, fish, poultry, meat and vegetables are prepared in full view of diners at the surrounding counter and tables. In warm weather the glass walls open onto the street outside creating a semi-alfresco ambience throughout. During summer, outside tables are available for dining.

The Shochu Lounge is the bar and lounge area beneath ROKA charlotte street. The award winning Shochu takes its name from Japan’s other national drink - Shochu. Known for serving traditional and contemporary cocktails as well as homemade tonics in this intimate basement lounge bar where guests can also enjoy ROKA dishes from the kitchen.
Please note Shochu Lounge is open Friday and Saturday only for dinner service.
Shochu lounge operates an over 21 years old policy.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 182 People Are Saying
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Henrik
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Roka used to be such a favourite. We came to have a special occasion yesterday and maybe because of previous bookings or high expectations we were just a bit disappointed. The food was good, sometimes excellent. But it used to be all excellent. The service was ok but not stellar. The sommelier was best. But the others a bit inattentive. One spilled soya on my daughters plate and beyond and didn’t clean up. We were out of tap water for at least half the meal with no one noticing. It just felt a bit tired. Compared to Hakkasan where we ate a few weeks ago it was miles apart. For this price tag (premium tasting menu) we were expecting more. Unsure if we’ll come back, sadly.

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thekernowian10
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Social distance tables, good pacing of the dishes. Grilled scallop is good

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vipPaulS
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All good, as usual. Despite the corona restrictions, the restaurant remains welcoming and the service, friendly and efficient.

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DavidM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. The reception staff are unwelcoming and more concerned about how fast you need to depart the restaurant.
This is a top top restaurant let down by the greeting on arrival. We spent around £160 per head. Spending that sort of money you would like like to think the reception staff valued you more.

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Pobble
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab as ever

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vippenelope
London
21 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and go here regularly, definitely worth a visit

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vipLindaC
London
11 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Roka to celebrate our daughter’s birthday. The food was outstanding as was the service. We were looked after so well and felt very safe in these difficult times. Amazing food and amazing evening- highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Whilst the special occasion wasn’t acknowledged the service was very good and food excellent.

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Iggy
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday so went for the premium tasting menu.
Not cheap but lots of food for the money and top top quality ingredients. Course after course of mind blowing tastes and textures. Broccoli dish should be exchanged for the asparagus dish on the normal tasting menu which is far superior in my view. Proper Wagu obviously top notch but it was wasted on me compared to the incredible miso black cod better than anywhere I’ve had (including Nobu).
Just stunning. Everything else was a complete delight.
Staff are super friendly, informative and helpful.
Tables and counter seats are socially distanced.
It’s super clean, super efficient and just super to spend a long long lunch.
Added bonus was watching our neighbour, the mighty England Forward James Haskell power through a tasting menu for two on his own.
Great day out. Thank you again Roka.

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bonviveur
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and service as always. All staff wore masks as required but not always the guests when walking around. Also there was no attempt to ensure distancing when guests entered the restaurant. This really needs to be liked at!

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vipDiner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was excellent however service was slow.
They also couldn’t find our reservation at front desk and weren’t very accommodating at the beginning.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely beautiful as always! Staff were friendly as usual too!

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vipPaulR
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant evening. The staff couldn’t have been better, attentive at the right time but not over insistent or in your face. Social distancing worked well in the confines of a busy restaurant. Food up to scratch as usual. And when we wanted another drink after the meal there was no problem finding us a table outside under a heater. All in all a fine time was had by both of us.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On arrival we were shown safely to our table with our hand sanitiser in place. The servers all had face masks & everything was very clean & we all felt very safe whilst ordering, receiving & eating the delicious food. The drinks service was equally as good & overall we had an excellent meal.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food and great surroundings. Sashimi amazing and highly recommend the aubergine dish

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AkosuaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very attentive and the food was great

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vipAndrewYGT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was incredible. The experience was faultless.

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EVLYNG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious Food. Great service. With a lovely vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very high quality ingredients, expertly presented and prepared. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

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vipCallumT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, went for a 30th birthday and they arranged for a dessert platter to celebrate which was amazing !

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RoysanR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special shout out to Christine who always makes Roka feel like a home from home for us.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Sushi was phenomenal, downstairs looked like a nicer atmosphere, upstairs was fairly plain but very busy. Probably needed more servers for the amount of guests. Overall enjoyed it. Want to try more of the menu!

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ChrisB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five of us had a terrific 30th birthday celebration on Saturday evening. Dennis (the Menace) was so helpful in guiding us through the menu. All the food was first class and the wine was also just right. Nice celebratory touch with the dessert as well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience2

The service was so bad, no attention to when we had finished eating or needed more drinks whenever we ordered a We had to chase each round of drinks by 25 mins we even had to wait for the bill for 20 mins. One waiter even said I don’t think you have ordered good things.

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Radge
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great sushi, great service and the chef's go WAHEYYY together when one of them makes a joke.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Really bad sushi !

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LucyW
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another delicious meal at Charlotte street Roka!

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JamesB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was amazing.

I wished I hadn’t selected the Premium tasting menu though. It felt like we were upsold after picking a couple of the signature dishes with a well-rehearsed spiel. And then once we had selected that option it felt like they were trying to get through the dishes and us out the door as quickly as possible.

If I visit again i will stick the al la carte menu.

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Neeks
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! Fabulous service and always a pleasure

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joshr
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've been before and would come again. Food was presented well and tasted delicious. Staff very helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It felt more like a cafe experience more than it used to

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AlessandraR
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Amazing food, pleasant ambiance if you’re with friends! Wait in the basement enjoying a cocktail and music

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vipDanielB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The bar surface is slanted. Plates kept sliding down.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tasty food and wine .. good service and friendly staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was good specially the lettuce salad and the eggplant appetizer and the chicken sticks and the sweetest but you have to check the bill because they put some extra orders that we didn’t order but overall it’s a good experience and a will come next time for sure

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Ellie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Appreciated the fact that it was open late on a Sunday evening. Food was very good and service excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Roka was full so they took us downstairs at the lounge.. where the service wasn’t good and the food wasn’t as well.

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Alex
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food, it is a little annoying that nothing arrives together, I know it is meant to all be shared but not everone necessarily eat the same thing so we all ended up having dinner at different times! Good service but the place is too loud with the music and the acoustics are really bad as well. If you are only two people its fine but more than 2 you cannot speak to anyone else apart from the person sitting next to you, which is a shame.

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vipeplau
London
346 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

FAQs

ROKA - Charlotte Street does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Supper London.

ROKA - Charlotte Street is rated 4.7 stars by 182 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.