Roka Canary Wharf

4.6
388 reviews
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£41 and over
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
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

What 388 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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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4.0Dined on 12 July 2018

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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3.0Dined on 27 June 2018

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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5.0Dined on 26 June 2018

Nice experience

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4.0Dined on 23 June 2018

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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5.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Amazing Sunday brunch experience, would defiantly recommend

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

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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4.0Dined on 30 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 20 May 2018

Amazing afternoon. Food and service was 1st class

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2.0Dined on 19 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

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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4.0Dined on 30 April 2018

A wonderful surprise in the bland world of Canary Wharf

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3.0Dined on 21 April 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 10 April 2018

Excellent service and fabulous food though a bit overpriced

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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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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

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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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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