Japanese | Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

At Roka it's all about the robata grill. Start with sushi or sashimi and work your way up through dishes like black cod to various yakitori sticks.

Restaurant details

37 Charlotte Street, London W1T 1RR
Nearest tube: 
Goodge Street
Telephone number: 020 7580 6464

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37 Charlotte Street, London W1T 1RR


Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Kang Leung London Eater Estimated score
Reviewed on March 15, 2010
"Aside from a few duds on the menu, I think Roka is a prime example of an exceptional highly evolved, highly produced and eerily pretentious restaurant that so epitomises modern metropolitan classiness." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Simon Hopkinson Guardian Estimated score
Reviewed on June 17, 2007
"When I first witnessed the contents I knew, quite clearly, that here was cookery of a higher order." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Celine Asril View London
Reviewed on November 14, 2007
"This eye candy needs to step up to its grill if it wants new customers coming in the door." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Victor Lewis Smith Guardian Estimated score
Reviewed by April 27, 2005
"What made me pleased to be here? Apart from the trick door, pretty well everything." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7.5
Terry Durack Independent
Reviewed on August 08, 2004
"Mastermind Becker knows just how to make Japanese food ultra-sharp, contemporary and fashionable, without compromising flavour or consigning integrity to the past." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Richard Johnson Independent Estimated score
Reviewed on August 07, 2004
"But Roka is cheaper than Zuma, and the eccentricities of the menu will soon be ironed out. Even if it doesn't do a surf'n'turf, Roka is worth a punt." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on July 27, 2004
"But best, we all agreed, was one of the Roka dishes, an iron pot containing rice with king crab and wasabi tobiko. The creamy texture of the rice, somewhere on the way to a congee, imbued with the sweetness of the crab was fantastic. There were other hotpots and also many tempting dishes left untried. I shall be hurrying back." READ REVIEW