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Roka Canary Wharf

4.6
373 reviews
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£41 and over
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Japanese
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  • Special Occasions
  • Brunch
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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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
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4.0Dined on 10 April 2018

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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5.0Dined on 10 April 2018

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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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Lovely time.

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3.0Dined on 28 March 2018

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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3.0Dined on 22 March 2018

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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1.0Dined on 16 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

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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3.0Dined on 6 March 2018

Roka is good quality
I go quite a bit so the novelty has worn off
Service always good, but by comparison to other sushi places it’s incredibly expensive, I suppose you need to account for the overheads associates with the post code but zuma, Nobu & Roka are probably all a little overrated
Would recommend the sashimi and black cod fresh/well prepared but a bit pricey

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Once again the food was amazing as was the service will definitely be back. Even managed dessert sticky toffee pudding and the almond creme brûlée with cherry blossom ice cream what can I say but gorgeous.

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3.0Dined on 18 February 2018

been here many times and it rarely disappoints. However, service was extremely poor this time. From when we sat down we waited 30 minutes for our first drink.

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2018

The waitress we had at our table was lovely and very nice. They had good quality high chairs, and was very child friendly, which was brilliant. The brunch food was amazing, and the topping up of wine even better!

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2018

My son has multiple allergies and the staff were excellent. Very good service and food

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4.0Dined on 8 February 2018

Food was amazing. Service was a little slow.

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4.0Dined on 5 February 2018

The chicken rice dish is too salty! But the fish is very fresh. The services are also very good.

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4.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Had a great night a Roka from a few drinks at the bar before to a lovely meal with excellent service.

Will return again, thoroughly enjoyed it.

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4.0Dined on 2 February 2018

We had a great meal, with excellent service. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on 31 January 2018

The staff were extremely knowledgeable about what food I could eat with my gluten intolerance. Very impressed.

Such a great atmosphere and value for money. I was shocked when bill arrived.

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2.0Dined on 27 January 2018

This was my 4th visit to Roka @ Canary Wharf, each previous time being thoroughly enjoyed i should add.

On this occasion it was my birthday and unfortunately the service was absolutely terrible. I waited for my first drink for over 30 minutes as our initial waitress took a break after taking my order and the new waiter forgot to tend to us. We was there from 2.30pm until 4.30pm and was not asked ONCE if our drinks needed refilling we had to keep calling over a waiter when we was already bone dry. However they were all so very rushed off their feet this didn't happen very often. Our waiter then forgot our rice for our mains and one of our mains was delivered 15 minutes before the rest of us meaning hers was cold before we even started eating. One of my friends had arranged for the dessert platter to have a Happy Birthday sign and candle on it, but it was given to us without it, then taken away in awkwardness to be changed messing up their surprise. On top of all this we went to leave after paying our bill (where they asked for a £35 service charge) only to be chased by a waitress asking us if we would wait a second whilst they check something. Making us feel like we had underpaid in front of a lot of onlookers. After a few embarrassing missing of standing around in limbo, we was told we were ok to leave? no explanation or anything. I think its safe to say this will be my last visit to Roka, my friends all agreed, which is a shame as the food is excellent. However when you are paying such high prices you expect a level of service to match. Its a shame it was also such a special occasion for myself.

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3.0Dined on 9 January 2018

Food was ok, not exceptional. Our waitress was great but forgot that it was my wife's birthday and didn't bring out the cake until after the bill was brought to the table!

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5.0Dined on 4 January 2018

Birthday, enjoyed delicious food but a bit pricey

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5.0Dined on 29 December 2017

I'm vegan, so was expecting not to be able to eat much at all. However, the waiter was super helpful and found out everything that I could eat and it turned out to be a fairly extensive selection. My boss even went vegan with me and loved it all! Espresso martinis were great.

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3.0Dined on 23 December 2017

The food and service were fantastic. The only set back was the amount of kids being let run around restaurant and bar area. Roka isn't cheap and was a very special occasion for our anniversary so was a little spoilt by the creche-like atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on 12 December 2017

Went to Roka for the first time with guests from abroad. Have tried premium tasting menu! The food was excellent and mouth watering! Black cod and yellowtail were to die for! Have also tried different cold and hot sake. Really happy with this finding!will certainly return again

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5.0Dined on 9 December 2017

I’ve been to Roka Canary Wharf several times & it’s s always consistently good.
Bravo.

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4.0Dined on 28 November 2017

Nice decoration, good food and friendly service. Good concept!

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4.0Dined on 16 November 2017

Have been to Roka in the West End several times but this was our first visit to the Canary Wharf restaurant for an early evening meal before tennis at the O2. Food as good as ever with sashimi to die for. We had the luxury version of the tasting menu which also included the black cod - as good as ever. The only downside was a couple of well lubricated gentlemen three tables away that wanted to make sure everyone knew they were there. Thankfully they left halfway through our meal.

Staff were attentive and efficient.

Expensive but well worth it.

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4.0Dined on 4 November 2017

Lovely food. Tables on top of each other. Very expensive but nice.

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5.0Dined on 4 November 2017

Had a fantastic time at Roka, food was exceptional! Thoroughly enjoyed it

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5.0Dined on 26 October 2017

Food was awesome as always. Recommend the black cod and anything with truffle.

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4.0Dined on 24 October 2017

Excellent venue and good access for infant in pram. Pure Japanese food and good wines although latter expensive.

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5.0Dined on 18 October 2017

One of the best restaurants in the wharf, service top class and thank you for seating us where we asked, much appreciated

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5.0Dined on 16 October 2017

Amazing food,great service,lovely atmosphere great drink and wine choice

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5.0Dined on 15 October 2017

All round very very nice restaurant. Food lovely, restaurant is very lively, good for all ages, lots of 20-30 year olds and a few 40-50+ Very nice to see everyone smarty dressed.

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5.0Dined on 15 October 2017

Very impressed with the food and place, first time visiting will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 12 October 2017

Very good food as usual and very good service. I’m really never disappointed with the food here, it’s fantastic, although it is more expensive than other places nearby.

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4.0Dined on 5 October 2017

A lovely experience, service was a little poor
Very slow in bringing some of the dishes as the chef messed up.
However, management were apologetic and gave on the house.
Would I visit again ? ....Yes as food was of very good quality

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5.0Dined on 28 September 2017

Excellent Japanese food and special deal for inclusive wines. Can be noisy with many parties there but staff cope well with big demands.

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2.0Dined on 25 September 2017

When you take 2 business clients to Roka to make a good impression and...first starter big bowl of ice with 3 tiny pieces of sashimi on...we all burst laughing at how small the portion was. We had to order more food again or we'd leave hungry. Some mains arrived before the starters. Staff constantly apologizing. Our bottle of wine appeared, wine poured we never saw the bottle again, did we drink all of it, who knows, why can't you keep it at our table in some cooler? Food was good but portions quite small. Deserts portions much better. Went to toilet in the end...no towels or paper or machine to dry our hands...terrible. 13.5% service charge in the end!!! Very unlikely to go back.

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5.0Dined on 9 September 2017

Great food, service and value

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5.0Dined on 9 September 2017

What an AMAZING time we all had at Roka for brunch. Definitely one of the best brunches in London & would thoroughly recommend it. I went with my fiancé and our 2 friends and we all can't wait to go back! The staff were attentive, chefs amazing & in full view of where we were sitting & all of the unlimited wine complimented all we ate perfectly. Food was simply delicious. I honestly do not have a bad word to say about this restaurant - what a find!

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