Roka Canary Wharf

4.5
406 reviews
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£41 and over
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
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.

the robata grill itself is located amid diners and forms an integral design element of all the restaurants. not just a feature, the robata is more the beating heart of ROKA, the area from which all energy flows. an energy that offers warmth and enjoyment while guests admire the respect given to the food as each dish is prepared.

ROKA charlotte street opened in 2004, ROKA canary wharf in 2009, ROKA mayfair in february 2014 and ROKA aldwych in october 2014.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of Operation
lunch
Monday to Friday
11.45am – 14.30pm
Saturday Brunch
11.30am – 15.30pm
Sunday Brunch
11.30am – 8.00pm

dinner
monday to saturday
5.30pm – 22.30pm

ROKA canary wharf bar is open throughout the afternoon, in between lunch and dinner hours
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Phone number
020 7636 5228
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch

Special Offers

Set Lunch Menu: £35 and £42 Premium

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 22 June 2018

Ends: 30 September 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:30-16:30

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JM
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the food was amazing, will definitely visit again

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SS
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I went to Roka expecting the usual, delicious food that I do not mind paying for because you know it is going to be so good but unfortunately the food was very disappointing. Do not order the monk fish on the 'Roka News' page. Staff and service were amazing as usual, they do make a huge difference.

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T
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here last night for dinner the GM was brilliant suggested great food options and super attentive. I have food allergies and his attention to my needs was impressive. I highly recommend this beautiful restaurant!

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OT
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu and good service, busy and noisy, so difficult to hold a conversation over a large table. Good food however they forgot the birthday dessert that was arranged

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff are very attentive. The food was amazing, plus very generous with the unlimited wine! They refill your glass every time it’s starts to look a little low. Definitely recommend!

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GP
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Came here for a business lunch and had the set lunch menu. My colleague opted for the Standard menu and ordered the beef, and I opted for the Premium and chose the black cod. Food was great as always. The only thing I found strange is the waitress reminded us we could not share the orders from the Standard and Premium menu. Considering we were paying for both I didnt see why we could not share. Finally, I forgot to take the receipt with me and Roka were able to send me an electronic copy within a couple days so thanks.

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A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I can’t give Roka more than a 3 star overall as I don’t think it made ANY effort with us especially after I mentioned it was our 10 year anniversary via the booking and by text message. They obviously did not care or pay any attention to their booking notes....hence I don’t think I would ever dine their again as a couple. It seems that it is hit and miss as another couple whom was celebrating their anniversary received a complimentary bottle of champagne.

We got to Roka on time and got seated very quickly. I was not happy with the table so asked somewhere to the back of the restaurant away from the loud noise and group dinners.

Once seated we got the menus etc but were not asked to take drinks for around 10 mins. I think the service was okay, nothing special I.e don’t expect a high end experience in this area as even if the waiter/waitress is great the actual layout and atmosphere will prevent it as there is a lot going on, tables are very close and they are not intimate enough, very busy and loud.

Food wise, it’s good. We had good food- not blow your mind away but decent enough to feel prices are ok. It does depend on what you order- I ordered the Wild pork, sea bream which were nice.

Ambience- I would not visit again for a special occasion as it’s frankly too loud. The tables are very close and there is a mix of large round tables mixed with tables for couples.

We had a decent amount of food - my wife had a vegan set menu for 39£ which she felt was ok value. We also had 4 glasses of champagne. 2 cocktails, 2 glasses of desert wine - all in all our bill was 240£ and we were stuffed.

Overall it was just an okay experience, nothing out of the ordinary, was expecting more due to it being our special milestone anniversary.

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c
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Roka so tried the seasonal tasting menu. A great way to navigate the variety of dishes and styles. Food was excellent and beautifully presented. Service was friendly and faultless. Soft shell crab was to die for. Overall we had a superb experience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food. There was an incident with another customer being ill next to us. But they moved us swiftly and provided some complimentary food without being prompted. 100% going back

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was phenomenal

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A
London
29 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very enjoyable meal as usual. Great service and lovely food. Busy restaurant.

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SI
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Roka and it was s oi lovely. The food was amazing and the service outstanding. We went in a Thursday night so was really busy and a bit loud. The only negative point I have is that the tables are a little close together.
The lamb cutlets were my favourite, would really recommend those! And the dessert..Wow!

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Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brilliant service as soon as we walked in.
We had the tasting menu and it was truly amazing.
Thoroughly recommend for a business or social get together.

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OM
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me & My fiancé had a lovely evening celebrating our anniversary. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The service was great very officiant and attentive. We ordered the premium tasting menu that was spectacular. The food came quickly & frequently with constant fresh plates and top up of our drinks. We was given a bottle of champagne complimentary which was very kind of the restaurant. When our desert arrived it had a lit candle with writing across it saying Happy anniversary which was the best ending to our evening & experience with Roma. We highly recommend this restaurant & we would return again with pleasure.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptionally good, everything was well cooked and presented perfectly. The staff were friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was relaxed and décor is really nice. Overall had a great night out.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant place for a first date.

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DD
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

On a date with my wife. First time to ROKA and it was excellent. We ordered the Premium Tasting Menu. It was delicious. The entire staff were friendly. Great place!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had an amazing night having dinner. Fast service and nice waiters but the restaurant was a bit loud which I couldn't hear properly what the waitress was explaining about the dishes. Quality food! Highly recommend it.

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MM
London
53 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Amazing food & drink - the experience was let down by the ambiance - so noisy it was like going clubbing! We couldn't hear each other!

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JT
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice experience

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DJ
London
48 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's always a pleasure dining here, this time it was a girly meet up fueled with great food and wine. I've been here a few times and it won't be long before I'm back again. Marco was an absolute delight!

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Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing Sunday brunch experience, would defiantly recommend

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F
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for my daughters 13th birthday for lunch. The restaurant staff were brilliant and bought out dessert with a candle and birthday message. I told the staff when booking that I am gluten and dairy free and they were amazing catering for my needs. They were very attentive and knowledgable. I felt really looked after by our waitress Mesi. We had a great time

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was good. The waiter was a little pushy encouraging us to order more food - which we weren’t able to finish!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing afternoon. Food and service was 1st class

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Mixed bag but certainly not worth the money....
So I’ll get to the point.... this restaurant is certainly not worth the money in comparison to others of a similar nature. The tasting menu is average and the service is hit and miss... some really good, friendly, knowledgeable people but others who can’t master the basics.... I’ve eaten there before (5 years ago) and it was excellent unfortunately things have slipped and I wouldn’t rush back....

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got the set menu, the food was very nice and filling. The service was great, our waiter was really helpful and had a nice energy. Overall a very nice experience

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CH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A wonderful surprise in the bland world of Canary Wharf

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The waiter was not overly helpful in comparison with other times we have dined at the restaurant.

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e
London
253 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service and fabulous food though a bit overpriced

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BS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and well presented - all dishes were equally fantastic. A great and diverse menu, in fact hard to pick as it all looks so good!. Friendly staff who explained and described each dish on serving it. Restaurant décor is very pleasant creating a cosy but elegant setting - nice lighting.

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n
London
22 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still my favourite place. Lovely food. Too many nice things to choose from. Had lunch set menu but added a couple of things but really didn’t need to!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely time.

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TH
London
21 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Just expensive for expensive sake. The food is great and the service is ok. But otherwise you're just paying up for everything. There's no value in the experience

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OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service.

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VT
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

A typical place for after work dinner with some good servers and some less attentive servers. Food was good, but nothing special. Drinks/wine was average. With plenty of better options in town, I see no reason to go back.

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OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Celebrated friends birthday and had a great time! Food doesn’t disappoint and u can eat as much sashimi as u can!

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OT
London
22 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite restaurant. Always amazing

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

When a booking is made through Opentable, they usually take the customers to the tables located at the back, next to the toilets and spots where you cannot even reach out to the service staff. Very poor experience due to this behaviour.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for a special occasion dinner. Tasting menu was incredible, great range of flavours (sashimi, meat, veggies) and gorgeous presentation. Our waiter was very attentive, service was quick and smooth. Good choice of drinks (delicious cocktails, sake, but also more traditional wines).

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