Review on Roka Mayfair
Set in the former premises of short-lived Italian restaurant Banca on North Audley Street in affluent Mayfair, Japanese restaurant Roka is the third instalment of Rainer Becker's Japanese restaurants, with UK branches in Canary Wharf and the West End it follows on from his recent launch of the Oblix at The Shard.
Once again highly acclaimed designer Noriyoshi Muramatsu of Studio Glitt has been brought in to create the stylish and elegant interiors, which makes the most of reclaimed natural wood and industrial materials of raw steel, cast concrete and oxidised copper. The rear wall is a striking feature in vibrant red with hand painted Japanese prints, whilst the robata grill with counter seating takes centre stage, where diners can watch all the theatre of the chefs at work. During summer months there is a small terrace seating area for al fresco dining, which should prove very popular.
As well as expertly prepared sushi and sashimi, Roka Group Executive Chef, Hamish Brown has created a menu featuring Roka's popular signature dishes such as lamb cutlets with Korean spices, alongside special offerings like rice hot pot with lobster. There is a fine wine list to complement the food as well as sakés and shochu-based cocktails.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.30pm (12.30 - 4.00pm Sat & Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 - 11.30pm (5.30 - 10.30pm Sun & BH)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card