Roka Canary Wharf

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532 reviews
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£41 and over
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Japanese
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
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.

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival Tasting Menu: £55 per person

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 5 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 5 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:45-15:00 17:30-23:00
Sat 17:30-23:00

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were fabulous and offered us a lovely desert on them for our wedding anniversary which was a nice touch.

KB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful food and and really helpful service.
Excellent value for money.
All very reasonably priced

JW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful! even though service was a bit slow The manager and our server were very kind and caring. Definitely very professional. Also I’d like to thank them for the nice birthday dessert plate setting. We didn’t even ask it but one of the servers over heard us saying that my colleague’s bday is in 3 days and they brought it end of the dinner!

LM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Hugely disappointing experience all in all, considering the top prices and the location in the heart of Canary Wharf! The food was most sub-par, unimaginative, with ill-inspired combinations of ingredients and flavours, served in "ancient", worn out, scratched, chipped and ugly plates and bowls. We ordered the Premium Tasting Menu which cost £90 per person (no drink included). The portions were meagre, tiny!
The waiting service confused and confusing, with poor and superficial knowledge of the dishes on the menu. The sommelier also not very sharp on his knowledge of the available wines! The ice-cream scoops served as part of the dessert were uninspiredly placed on a small slab of ice, making the serving a chasing race against the slippery and small icy surface. The restaurant has no (proper) air conditioning, and as it got completely full by 8pm, the air became hot and stuffy. Also, the noise of hubbub from all tables, reflected by the surrounding wooden wall and ceiling pannels, made any normal conversation around the table impossible. No exaggeration.

JW
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and ambiance! Thank you for giving us the quite table as we requested.

n
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food atmosphere were totally fabulous, service was a little slow kept having to ask for drink top ups and to order dessert and plates were not charged during service. But can live with as the food more than makes up for it little expensive but not unreasonable I’d say what you expect for this kind of restaurant had the service been 5 star

G
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visitor there, staff were very nice and friendly food very good and will definitely be coming back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AWESOME!!!

s
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience in Roka has been exceptional from start to finish. Amazing food served with an extremely professional service. A special thank to Samantha who made our evening perfect with her high professionally. Definitely worth to visit!

JG
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time for Sunday brunch here - fabulous food & will definitely visit again - a little noisy but what do you expect for eat & drink for a fixed price menu.

GS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, amazing food, friendly and high standard staff! This is one of our favorite places in Canary Wharf. Definitely will be back with pleasure!!!

RK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Great spot for instagramable food, but if you’re looking for anything with taste there are many less expensive places in London where you’ll be well accommodated.

MJ
London
19 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, fabulous food.
Very good value.
But, the design of this restaurant leads to an extremely noisy environment!
Overall, I have been many times and will return.

R
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite restaurant love coming here the food is always great

n
London
30 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love it here. Never fails to deliver. Reasonably priced lunch menu with great choice. Highly recommend.

PJ
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While Roka wouldn’t be my every week choice of venue if you are looking to splash out then you could certainly do far worse.

Don’t let the set menu system put you off, staff are always eager and willing to explain things to those who look a little lost. While the £59 per person set menu I went for wasn’t cheap, it was the best £59 I’ve spent in a long time. I highly recommend the chicken stew. It’s really to die for. Our waiter said that two would be two much for two people, suggesting a lighter main to accompany. But really, I could have polished off both. And not eaten for the rest of the day. But that too would have been worth it.

Roka, at Canary Wharf anyway, doesn’t skimp on portions. Or on the starter buffet you can hit up as often as you like. I’d recommend you save room for dessert though. Really I do. Even if you don’t there will be enough wine flowing to ease the conversation until you can manage some more. On the whole, a great dining experience.

a
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our host was very helpful and attentive. Suggested nice options.

OT
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely dinner and cocktails

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought our baby and her grandparents to Roka for the weekend brunch to celebrate granny’s birthday. We had a wonderful time, the staff were very attentive, especially Mehdi, who saw that we had a baby and constantly checked in to make sure we were comfortable. Our baby really enjoyed playing in the children’s area too (which gave us a few moments of peace) and we would highly recommend the restaurant for families with infants / toddlers - do ask for a table in the lounge though as the main restaurant can be quite busy at the weekend. The selection of starters was also amazing and the entire table (including the baby!) was very happy with the food. We will be back!

SL
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We absolutely love Roka! A great night every time.

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

The service by our waiter Pawel was exceptional. He was so attentive and was always looking after me and my friends. We thoroughly enjoyed are evening and the service topped everything

OT
Frankfurt Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great sushi.

PK
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great wines/cocktails, excellent service, great atmosphere (Canary Wharf Chic!) and a lovely addition to our dessert as I had mentioned it was our anniversary. I have going at least annually for over 10years now - I love the place and will of course be back! Nice to see some of the same staff there by the way - must be a nice place to work as well. Anyway, keep it up guys!

DB
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good efficient service nice clientele and lovely woman would definitely go again!!

d
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent value and my date loved it! The food is amazing and the staff really looked after us.

G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

The service wasn’t great on Monday. We spent almost 3 hours dining at Roka with very poor service from the team. Furthermore the manager promised to come back to me by email, today is Wednesday and I haven’t heard anything back. We were waiting for the bill for over 20 minutes, questioned the sommelier, who asked if we want some more wine instead of bringing the bill. NB we had sake and cocktails that night, no wine...

EC
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time attending Roka and wasn’t disappointed. It’s a dream to dine here.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing everything but its quite noisy

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impressive food and fantastic service here.
Dessert is beautiful and tasty, but for me is toooo sweet 👌

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I couldn’t be more happy with my choice.

p
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything in terms of food and service was good and as you would expect. What I wouldn’t expect is having been sent booking terms yesterday saying I had the table for 2 hours I received a text this morning to say I had it for 1.5 hours. I called to question this and was told quite forcefully that this was normal for lunch and after checking I was told I could have 1.45 minutes . It wasn’t intended to be a long lunch but while it may not be the norm many lunch meetings exceed 1.5 hours . Unsurprisingly we were still there at 3 pm at which time the restaurant was completely deserted . I’m sure there is some reason for this policy other than the phenomenal popularity of mid afternoon lunching but this experience will no doubt affect my future consideration of Roka .

EG
London
37 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Abundance of excellent food and drink. Highly recommend the baby back ribs. Service was generally ok, although a couple of waiting staff kept trying to serve us starters even though we had clearly moved on to other courses.

Great value for money.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was busy as usual, had a very attentive waiter who serviced us throughout. Food was outstanding especially the beef rump and black cod! A happy couple with content bellies 😁

RA
London
13 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for a friend’s birthday. Staff were nice, service and food also good

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exellent lunch menu

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was slow and unorganized. Serving wrong food to our table and mixing up orders. Quality of the food wasn’t what I’m just to have a Roka. Hopefully next time it’s much better

K
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Another wonderful meal at Roka Canary Wharf. A firm favourite in our house. Great dishes and drinks.

WJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Roka brunch is always lovely - the food great quality and the service very good. Some of the other diners were extremely loud which made it hard to have a conversation at our table.

LM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, although worth being aware that lunchtime (at least on a Saturday) is set menu only. That said, wonderful food and wonderful service. I have been before and will go back again.

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