Stylish Japanese chain restaurant close to theatre land in the West End
This is my second out of (currently at time of writing) four ROKAs in London and seems to have the same formula. I was led to believe the management like to have each of their four ROKAs look quite independent of each other, but to be honest I found the interior of this virtually identical in style to the Canary Wharf branch. The food was fine on this visit although I was slightly gutted that my plan to have the pre-theatre menu (which looked very interesting & good value on the menu) was over-ruled for bespoke dishes. Some pleasant little things here and definitely worth a pop in.
All dishes proved to be perfectly pleasant and the wagyu tartare had to be done the moment I saw it – this proved to be small in size as one can expect for the fact that it is wagyu beef but very nice (although it definitely needed the shallot and caviar on the top to prevent it from being too bland). The sake was good albeit a little on the pricey side however, what I really liked about this visit was the no hassle and freindly service combined with it being fine for us to simply go for a few, small portions of things as we didn’t want too much and were made to feel welcome to do just that. I have to say that the tuna tartare was outstanding with ots zingy dressing as well and if you go, this is an absolute must!
Food Grade: 75%
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