Roka Canary Wharf

4.5
516 reviews
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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.
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PJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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

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
1 review
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
34 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.

B
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely brunch celebrating my partners birthday our waiter was fabulous we enjoyed every minute

OA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious set lunch menu.

CL
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. What’s not to like? Thanks

HB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Roka Canary Wharf is always a great experience. We usually choose their seasonal meny and have never been disappointed. Furthermore, the selection of wine is very good.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

I’ve been to Roka many times before the service has always been good but this time I booked for dinner for my sister’s birthday and had a reservation for 6.30. We see on the menu that it was happy hour on cocktails but had to order at the bar so we ordered a round of drinks and brought it over to our table. When we went up to get another round in the waiters refused it as we had to drink it at the bar and was told we couldn’t bring it back to our table.
During dinner one of the waiters was clearing up some plates and spilt food over my sister’s bag so they offered us a round of drinks for free
My sister had to leave early so I asked the waiter to bring out a dessert plate out ASAP so we could sing happy birthday to her but they didn’t bring it out on time and she had left by the time they brought it out.

OT
Frankfurt Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, good service. A bit pricey though.

JK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Too noisy, but good food

H
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roka brunch on Sundays is just the best! I’ve been going there for years and always enjoy the service, food and atmosphere. My favourite place to be at the weekend when I’m in London.

PB
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food , great staff will definitely be back again , black cod dumplings are to die for

S
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service not as good as the last times I have been which is a shame. Were told they needed the table back before the allocated time we were given and kept having to ask for refills of drinks.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food,lovely ambiance .

n
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant experience. Love this place and particularly the black cod!

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!

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.

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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