Roka Canary Wharf
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.
Amazing food, good service and fresh all around. A little overpriced for some dishes but will return :)
Service missed a few steps but overall a great night. Friends form out of town loved it.
If you love sushi and love paying the price for sushi, you'll love this place!
Regular Customer At Roka, Great Food As Usual ...
Lovely as always
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.
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.
Service was terrible and food was average at best. Not worth the money...
Stunning food and service. Just a lot of money !!!!
They looked after us well and catered for our little one.
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.
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.
Very generous when topping up your wine glasses and great value for money. Highly recommend.
We had a large party, so we had them just bring food. They did a wonderful job. Everything was great.
New favourite restaurant although got a bit carried away with the wine! The Pinot Noir was amazing!
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.
The weekend brunch is always fabulous! Cant wait to go back...service was 100% perfect
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?!?
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.
Favourite restaurant! Food is amazing
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.
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!
Really good food, great atmosphere and place to relax and enjoy evening!
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.
Amazing atmosphere,food and service. Reasonable prices.
As always the good & service was superb
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
Lovely restaurant and great food. Service is good too. Recommended for date nights.
Food was great, service good & a nice atmosphere
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.
Great service, even better food. Can’t fault in any way
Always amazing food and service. Highly recommend!! Both food and cocktails are outstanding!
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!).
Excellent food, really interesting combinations of flavours, beautifully presented.
As always Roka did not disappoint! Great food just a little crowded for my liking but none the less we had a great time!
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.
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.
Excellent service and the food was amazing, will definitely visit again
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.
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!