Roka Canary Wharf

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444 reviews
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Japanese
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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.
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RB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food, good service and fresh all around. A little overpriced for some dishes but will return :)

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ML
London
51 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food.
Service missed a few steps but overall a great night. Friends form out of town loved it.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

If you love sushi and love paying the price for sushi, you'll love this place!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Regular Customer At Roka, Great Food As Usual ...

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C
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely as always

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Dinner at ROKA tonight was a disappointment. The food was average, service below average, and the reception staff were nowhere in sight of even average. A server offered to call us a cab and when we inquired about it in front, the receptionist rudely informed us that they were too busy to call a cab and “it wasn’t part of their job.” We had to speak to the manager, who resolved the situation, but it was too little too late.

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G
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Staff friendly, buffet food could be pretty cold unless you get it just as it comes out. Welcome Bellinis arrived quickly, but we had to continually ask for wine top ups. Our server never filled ours up and we saw other servers far more proactive and on the ball filling the glasses. Mains were hot and delicious. Deserts also excellent and well presented. Our table was cramped and uncomfortable next to a wall and felt hemmed in. We would definitely try brunch here again with a group of friends but hope for a different server.

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NE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible and food was average at best. Not worth the money...

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Stunning food and service. Just a lot of money !!!!

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They looked after us well and catered for our little one.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

We’ve been to Roka a number of times before but this time we really felt it had lost its shine. The noise levels in the restaurant were far too loud due to several large groups being booked on the same night. The restaurant in general felt over subscribed and this meant even the basic elements of service, which previously have been outstanding, were missed: You couldn’t hear the waiting staff, chairs were not pulled out for at least our older guests, the initial greeting was muted and cold. We’ll be back but we’d be disappointed if there was a repeat of our last visit.

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NB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I wanted a good meal for a family group for my daughters 20th birthday. I knew Roka would be good having eaten here before so booked with confidence. No surprises here it was lovely. The service was excellent and the food as sublime as I hoped. We were very well looked after and at no time left hanging.

I would not criticise Roka for being expensive, it is. If you want a place to celebrate with a group and you like good service there is a price.

Go ... and enjoy.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very generous when topping up your wine glasses and great value for money. Highly recommend.

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D
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large party, so we had them just bring food. They did a wonderful job. Everything was great.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New favourite restaurant although got a bit carried away with the wine! The Pinot Noir was amazing!

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g
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Have been to the Sunday Brunch several times. Never disappoints on quality of food and a good vibe. This time went with my daughter who has mild fish and nut allergies and the staff could not have been more helpful in accommodating her.
It can get noisy as the drinks flow later in the afternoon but hey everyones having fun.

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f
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The weekend brunch is always fabulous! Cant wait to go back...service was 100% perfect

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Usually the service is excellent, so I'm going to put this down to a bad day. But the hostess who greeted us was extremely rude and claimed we didn't have a booking, when I politely showed her my booking confirmation I was accused of being confrontational.... Anyways we got a table where we were ignored for half an hour despite attempts to get waiting staff to help us. Our initial drinks order was done incorrectly and the wine was always brought up really slowly. We were then promptly kicked off our table after 2 hours despite all the delays.

I've been to Roka several times before and it's always been fantastic and I've been treated really well. Not sure what happened this time... Maybe the standard of service is lower if you go for a brunch at the weekend?!?

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food excellent as ever, but service really lacking. Staff were too preoccupied with group sitting at counter, kids with bad manners and acting as though they owned the place- maybe their parents do given the staff behaviour. That said, manager took off service charge when we complained.

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Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favourite restaurant! Food is amazing

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L
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Beautifully presented food that is delicious as well. Service is bar none.
There were three of us and we split 7 dishes and each had two cocktails and we LOVED everything!!!! We were only visiting London for a short time so cannot go back, but if I lived there, I would make this one of my go to restaurants.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Customer service was outstanding... Hubby and I celebrated our 6 year anniversary and the staff made it extra special especially by giving us dessert on the house ... never a disappointment and will definitely be returning. Thank you all!

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good food, great atmosphere and place to relax and enjoy evening!

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p
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Service was ok but the food was very disappointing for the price. Happy to pay well for good food but really not impressed. Setting and venue ok.

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JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere,food and service. Reasonable prices.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the good & service was superb

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S
London
28 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Restaurant is great and food was excellent. However the service was unattentive and we constantly had to raise our hand and ask for things. Shame had some great experiences here but not this time

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KL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant and great food. Service is good too. Recommended for date nights.

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K
London
16 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great, service good & a nice atmosphere

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LE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food is of a good standard as it usually is but this time we felt rushed as the food was arriving before way before we finished what was on the table.

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RM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, even better food. Can’t fault in any way

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FR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food and service. Highly recommend!! Both food and cocktails are outstanding!

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b
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A family brunch (3 generations) that was great hit with our teenage boys & grandparents...all happily eating foods they would perhaps otherwise shun. Even on a very busy Sunday afternoon, the staff were unfailingly pleasant, polite and helpful.

A lovely experience enjoyed by all (bottomless wine helped too!).

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GP
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, really interesting combinations of flavours, beautifully presented.

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l
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always Roka did not disappoint! Great food just a little crowded for my liking but none the less we had a great time!

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Italy
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very noisy and waited 30 minutes for the dessert despite asking for it to be fairly quick as we had to leave. The dessert has also changed and was nowhere near as good as before ! I don’t think we will be back in a hurry. Service on the other hand was very good as per usual.

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KT
London
45 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food is amazing, fantastic menu with lots of choice. Service could have been more attentive though everyone was polite and food could have come more quickly. We had two dishes and then waited a long time for the rest.

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JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SS
London
2 reviews
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
6 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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