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ROKA - Charlotte Street

4.6
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162 reviews
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£41 and over
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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 that from Monday to Sunday the Shochu Lounge is only open 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 162 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CallumT
London
2 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
4 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!

CB
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
3 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
11 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 !

LW
LucyW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another delicious meal at Charlotte street Roka!

JB
JamesB
London
3 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
4 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

DB
vipDanielB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The bar surface is slanted. Plates kept sliding down.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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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
318 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was good. The only thing that was weird “and ruined the experience” that i was taking photo for the live cooking and one of the chiefs or who was working there angry about it. I asked him if there something wrong? He told me yeah. And he pointed to the phone. Not sure if you didn’t want the people to see your live cooking maybe you shouldn’t have a live cooking in-front of the people. I was so frustrated.

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EitanTheGreat68
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect food and Service, but bit noisy

DM
DMDM
London
35 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

still going strong. good for super special occassions as bill comes out a bit steep.

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vipProdiner
London
38 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

During a busy Christmas lunch period the standard of food and service did not falter. All the staff got stuck in. Good to see and makes a difference.

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Kathy
Manchester
24 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dishes, fresh ingredients, very friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food as always amazing. Although service not as great and it’s pretty much the same every time we come.

JB
JaniceB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas lunch with my husband. Attention to detail very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

18th birthday

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vipItaiS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant. Outstanding food, impecable services and great drinks.
One of the best Japanese restaurants in Lonodn, and a place I have no objection revisiting over and over again.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, brilliant food and brilliant service. Resteraunt is lovely!

JF
JulienF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good food. The service is also good. However, it is also clearly overpriced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Worst food ever eaten

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sarahb
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inspiring menu
The black cod & egg plant were so delicious

CB
CrazyBunny
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food. Had the taster menu. Very filling. The dessert was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food standard has deteriorated. Staffs are friendly.

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Jade2887
London
15 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was so tasty! Even my Dad had good things to say and he's very hard to please. He hates eating out and thinks everything is a sham so they did well to get his approval. We did the London restaurant festival tasting menu. Everything was great but I particularly liked the tempura which was perfectly crisp and the dessert platter. Would definitely go again.

BO
vipBromleyOne
London
117 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Cooking and food presentation at Roka is consistently excellent and it remains one of the best places to eat Japanese and korean food in London. The wines by the glass are also exceptionally well chosen. However, service has become disorganised. You don't get a dedicated waiter and need to plead with passing staff to get drinks or someone to write down your order. Different people then bring what you've ordered, and there can be long waits with no action. When it comes its worth the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Over priced, small dishes

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

niceeeeeee!

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FAQs

ROKA - Charlotte Street does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. ROKA - Charlotte Street also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7580 6464.

ROKA - Charlotte Street is rated 4.6 stars by 162 OpenTable diners.

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