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Roka 46

Roka 45

 

We’d been to Roka a few times before and were blown away by the food. In fact, based on those few visits alone we declared it to be one of the very best restaurants in London. Needless to say we were keen to try out some more of their cooking and the marriage of some food-loving friends offered the perfect pretext to do so. As a wedding gift we decided to treat our friends to some of the best dishes that London has to offer before they jetted away to NYC to start their newly married lives.

Kaiso salad (8/10)

Kaiso salad (8/10)

Hamichi tartar

Hamichi tartar

Vegetable tempura (9/10)

Vegetable tempura (9/10)

Soft shell crab (9/10)

Soft shell crab (9/10)

Foie gras and seaweed (9/10)

Foie gras and seaweed (9/10)

Crab hotpot (8.5/10)

Crab hotpot (8.5/10)

 

The owners of Roka also own Zuma and Oblix in the Shard. Roka is by far their best venture (although the other two brands may get more press coverage). From the cocktails, to the ambiance to the food. It all fits perfectly and tastes amazing. Truly one of London’s best dining experiences.

Black cod robata (10/10)

Black cod robata (10/10)

Chicken wings robata (9/10)

Chicken wings robata (9/10)

Smoked duck robata (8.5/10)

Smoked duck robata (8.5/10)

 

During this visit to Roka we tried the following dishes:

  • Kaiso salad (8/10)
  • Chicken wings robata (9/10)
  • Black cod robata (10/10)
  • Crab hotpot (8.5/10)
  • Foie gras and seaweed (9/10)
  • Soft shell crab (9/10)
  • Vegetable tempura (9/10)
  • Smoked duck robata (8.5/10)
  • Salmon teriyaki robata (8/10)
  • Eggplant (9/10)
  • Ice cream (9/10)
  • Strawberry cheesecake (10/10)
  • Yoghurt and almond cake with toffee banana, tonka bean ice cream (10/10)
  • Chocolate & green tea fondant (9/10)
  • Peanut, vanilla and chocolate sundae, sesame poki sticks (10/10)
  • Plum shochu (9/10)
  • Blackcurrant shochu (8/10)
  • Spiced creme brulee, Japanese black suger ice cream (9/10)
Salmon teriyaki robata (8/10)

Salmon teriyaki robata (8/10)

Eggplant (9/10)

Eggplant (9/10)

Dessrt platter (9.5/10)

Dessrt platter (9.5/10)

Chocolate & green tea fondant (9/10)

Chocolate & green tea fondant (9/10)

Strawberry cheesecake (10/10)

Strawberry cheesecake (10/10)

Ice cream (9/10)

Ice cream (9/10)

Peanut, vanilla and chocolate sundae, sesame poki sticks (10/10)

Peanut, vanilla and chocolate sundae, sesame poki sticks (10/10)

Spiced creme brulee, Japanese black suger ice cream (9/10)

Spiced creme brulee, Japanese black suger ice cream (9/10)

Yoghurt and almond cake with toffee banana, tonka bean ice cream (10/10)

Yoghurt and almond cake with toffee banana, tonka bean ice cream (10/10)

Chocolate & green tea fondant (9/10)

Chocolate & green tea fondant (9/10)

 

The total bill at Roka came to £333 (including service charge, 3 coffees, 4 cocktails, 2 shochu and 2 bottles of still water).

Blackcurrant shochu (8/10)

Blackcurrant shochu (8/10)

Plum shochu (9/10)

Plum shochu (9/10)

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Food rating  for Roka: 9/10

Service rating for Roka: 9/10

Overall rating for Roka: 9/10

(Overall rating is based on personal taste, opinion of the ambiance and the price).

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