Roka Canary Wharf

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480 reviews
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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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.
What 480 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food,lovely ambiance .

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n
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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EM
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went to the Sunday Brunch at Roka for my son's 10th birthday treat. The food was fantastic, the service was very attentive and I was thrilled to see both my children trying new foods. The buffet would have been more than sufficient but the main courses were delicious too. The crowning glory was the chocolate iced leaf wishing my son a happy birthday!

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BC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The server made quite a few mistakes taking the orders. The lady who is in charge of the cloak room didn't show a single hint of welcoming.

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely afternoon lunch with friends.

Food was excellent, the ribs & chicken dumplings were delicious.

Service was good, even though the restaurant was extremely busy.

Slightly let down at the end, was rushed off the table before our time was up because the next booking had arrived,

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The food we were able to eat tasted well, cocktails were also good. However one of the guests in my party had a shellfish allergy and instead of offering to cook their meal in a way to avoid cross contamination it was made clear that they were unwilling to accommodate and instead identified about half the items on the menu which should not be ordered. I have been to much smaller restaurants who have dealt with this by cooking the meal separately, took a little longer but it showed they really cared about their customer. Very disappointing that such a 'high profile' restaurant showed such lack of care for their customer. Doubt I will be visiting this restaurant again.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Confusion with service

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l
London
21 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Japanese food in a swanky environment but it is expensive - approximately £80 per head.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely staff, all very friendly and approachable. The food tasted fresh and I’d return to try more things on the menu. The only negative is the noise, it’s extremely loud which makes it difficult to have a conversation unless you raise your voice which can feel a bit uncomfortable

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TQ
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Overall one of the waiters was a bit rude when I asked him for the bill. He got a bit frustrated since he wasn't our waiter and covering a different area, his attitude was very poor and overall rude.

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d
London
22 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

With not a great deal of exposure to Japanese cuisine I went to Roka with high expectations only to be disappointed. Food was good but not outstanding and didn’t match the prices, which were high. The service was not very good.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The perfect setting , chose the premium set menu. For that price should’ve paired some wine . Staff were very helpful , food was divine but a little expensive that what was expected

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m
London
31 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good quality food and nicely presented. A bit pricy though

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VW
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was impeccable but the food was not as good as it promised. The lunch menu is a better deal compared to if you are ordering from the a la carte.

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BT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch is great value for the calibre and variety of food. Would absolutely recommend and visit again.

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n
London
29 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect lunch as usual.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastical

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c
London
98 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is delicious ! Lots of selection of fish ,steak, veggies. The sliced steak is incredible, as are the ribs. Staff were far too attentive, keeping asking if we wanted more drink every 5 mins - back off ! Ambience is a bit crazy, full of folks ready to go clubbing so the attire is questionable for a nice restaurant meal.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

The atmosphere is dreadful not high end at all really tacky place not like the Aldwych restaurant. The food is trying to be amazing but missing so many points the sushis and sashimi you can get better quality and price in other Japanese restaurants in London. If its for the robata that you are going there are also better options in the city at similar prices.

The staff is hit and miss, some nice other laud and with no notion of service. So overall not worth going!!

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic!!! I have done the brunch 6 times now and it is the best brunch in London. Food is always great, the service is on point and the atmosphere is good. There is no music (that i know of) or DJ but it is quite loud so there is a buzzy atmosphere! Can't wait to go again already!

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C
London
22 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service! Really good experience!

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Would recommend for any occasion. Suitable for a noce couples dinner or with friends

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KF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Can’t fault the food absolutely love it!

Service wasn’t great this time though. Was very busy and understaffed in our area.

Usually your glass is never empty at the brunch however on 3 or 4 occasions we had an empty glass and had to wait a while for a top up.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Restaurant, amazing food.

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L
London
71 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As expected the quality of food was very nice. A truffle dish was recommended which was nice but as it was served first, meant the other flavours for the rest of the meal were suppressed. We ordered warm saki, cold came so they gave it to us on the house. Otherwise, staff were very attentive. Great atmosphere in the restaurant

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LM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

So much food! They serve both small dishes to your table and tons of dishes on the buffet to choose from! Unlimited wine.

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P
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good place with great atmosphere but you will find that there are better sushi places around

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KH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal prices can be expensive, lamb chops are very tasty but getting smaller.

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l
London
47 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent set menu at Roka Canary Wharf, more than we could eat so we took some away. It was getting very busy and a little noisy as the night went on but the food was amazing!

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CD
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed my afternoon. Will 100% be returning. X

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing, the recommended wine was delicious and the overall experience awesome!

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service

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SK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Fantastic service. Awesome ambiance and great value!

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L
London
15 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual! Delicious food, attentive staff and really nice ambience. So good I'd love to stay more than the allocated 2. 5 hours!

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KH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great robata food, pricey, but worth it

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
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
6 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
6 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely as always

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