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ROKA - Aldwych

4.5
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363 reviews
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£41 and over
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Japanese
About ROKA

The name ROKA carries great meaning - ROKA is a meeting place where food and drinks are shared with friends (ro) and heat, warmth and an all-embracing energy surround (ka). The principle cuisine is from the robata grill, which originates from the fishermen of the northern coastal waters off japan, who would cook the fish on the boats with different charcoals and share the bounty with one another using their oars.

ROKA charlotte street opened in 2004, ROKA canary wharf in 2009, ROKA mayfair in february 2014 and ROKA aldwych in october 2014.

Kindly note that our set brunch menu is served throughout lunchtime on Saturdays and all day on Sundays – a la carte menu is not available during this time. Menus may vary according to date, time and location, please check menus prior to booking.

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 363 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
service
4.3
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4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved the seasonal tasting menu, though it was lacking veggies. I think only one dish out of 9course had veggie, the rest were protein. Overall had a lovely experience.

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vipcdk2015
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Socially distanced meal xxx

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TANER
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not one to normally leave a bad review but this was diabolical from start to finish. Service was slow had to keep repeating orders even after 10 minutes. Hot pot rice came after all mains finished and was runny. They did take it off the bill tbf but I'd rather it come on time and pay for it and for it to be cooked as it should be. Drinks always came late. The finisher was when they placed the bill on the table without us asking for it and before we finished our food and drinks saying that they need the table back even though it was their fault that we were running over the 2-hour slot. When paying for the bill the service charge was still on and when we questioned it the guy was rude and said why should we take it off. What a joke. We still paid for it and thought he might turn round and say sorry let me get you guys a round of drinks at the bar or something but nothing. Shocking restaurant and an insult to the Roka Brand.

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vipDalia
London
50 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I don’t know if perhaps it was a bad night but it wasn’t very good considering the cost. Service was very slow from the start and the sushi rolls were terrible. The rest of the food was good but it didn’t make up for the overall dinner .

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great experience here. We arrived late and kind of stressed and flustered but the waitress helped through the menu, gave us some great advice and was very attentive all night.

PB
PaulB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

A nice lunch, good food, nice environment and good service.

MG
MayaG
France
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

The service was so bad the waiter were never checking on us. Main dish took ages. Had to claim to the manager who tried to make it up and offer us a nice dessert

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, as always, was delicious and the front of house are excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed.

LH
LizH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A super cool Japanese restaurant with great food and friendly service

FG
vipFxGx2012
Surrey
15 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Fantastic food
Super-fab cocktails

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

First time eating here on a Sunday evening. Won’t be doing it again. Restaurant only offering a £50 (pp incl tip) set menu, of what seemed like left overs from the last couple of days (eg potato salad). If this is all they are prepared to offer, they shouldn’t bother opening, it has a detrimental impact on an otherwise great brand.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Singapore
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Robata ribs were good, with a cashew, salt and sansho pepper seasoning. Spring chicken was tender and juicy too. I would again for the robata, but would skip on the ceviche and other appetisers.

FV
vipFoodieVegan
London
44 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic attentive service, and wonderful fresh tasty food

LF
vipLuvFood2
London
16 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the team is great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Very very slow service...

party of four; some ate at 8 some ate at 9:30... forgot to bring the wine... kept forgetting to bring food and drink... ice cream took 1 hour from order to table...
Disgraceful really

DG
DonaldG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre theatre menu was excellent and pretty good value for money. Happy Hour between 5-7 too!

BP
vipBPet
London
11 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good service from our waiter and when we complained about he size of the salmon sashimi, they promptly brought another portion no extra charge. Overall the food was very tasty but portion sizes were smaller than the Canary wharf branch we went to the previous week.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Table was given to us 30 mins late despite us saying had theatre booking. Answer was couldn’t get rid of the unlimited brunch people..... poor reception people were let down by management. Eventually given table by bar which meant no service. Took four requests to get water....

Desserts - we were warned off those taking ten minutes due to our time pressures. The cold desserts we chose then took over ten anyway....

Chaos

Shame as food is good

MB
vipMarianaBS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Incredible ingredients, although this time due to being very busy the confection of the food was not as good as usual

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ok but the bill has an optional 13.5% service charge which I had to ask to be removed

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brilliant experience - all the food was lovely. Especially enjoyed the crispy chicken & mushroom hot pot. Will be back again soon

KM
KellyM
Switzerland
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Overall the food was great and the staff very friendly. The only negative was that we got a table which was at at the very end of the hall so the noise was quite high.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really wonderful meal here. Even though we only had the pre-theatre menu the service was excellent and there was no sense of being unduly rushed. Staff were also very careful with allergies and able to offer advice.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday at Roka Aldwych last night. I woke up remembering the delicious food! The back cod and the spinach leaves with a sesame dressing stood out in particular but it was all amazing. The service was lovely too: thank you Lole!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited different Roka sites so was always going to be a request of my partner for her Birthday. Once again the restaurant did not disappoint, it also gained rave reviews from another couple that joined us to celebrate.

Will be back again and again and again l, may as well give me a loyalty card now.

PS the Korean Lamb chops are to die for.

PB
PhilipB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, and quality service, I will definitely return to ROKA

NY
NingqianY
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Too noisy and the food quality varies. Signature dishes are okay and won’t recommend on robata ones.

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Sakis
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and comfortable environment perfect for business dinners. The food is very tasty nicely presented and the service is st very high level.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favourite restaurants in London with delicious food! I love it here! Have the yellowtail sashimi with yuzu truffle dressing and the Korean spices land cutlets!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful as always.

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vippcuu
7 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice food & nice service👍 Would recommend for Japanese cuisine lovers

RS
RitaS
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We had great time at ROKA for our anniversary dinner, the food was amazing and we got a quiet table in the corner. However, service could be improved. Although everybody was very polite and courteous, we didn't hear any recommendations regarding the menu (and we hoped to since it was our first visit), the menus were taken away from us before we even finished our order, and we had to ask twice for servers to take our drinks orders throughout the evening

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happytodine
London
54 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food but a little noisy. Excellent service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Been there few years ago, the food was amazing. This time the food was good but not excellent. Every dish came too quick, especially the hot food, end up eating it cold. Feels like they are rushing to get rid of us. Otherwise a good
place to dine.

a
antastic
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as always - even if they did forgot two dishes!

PB
vipPattiB
Kent
18 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous brunch. Free flowing Prosecco way beyond our time limit.
A great place to go.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The food quality doesn’t match their price.
The place is too noisy. Can’t talk or relax.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food .. GM Lowry was outstanding with us

FAQs

ROKA - Aldwych does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

ROKA - Aldwych is rated 4.5 stars by 363 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.