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Serving up high glamour among all that bamboo and polished wood, Roka is the antithesis of a modest Japanese restaurant – and that makes it a natural victor among Canary Wharf’s suited-and-booted client-friendly offerings. Readers love the ambience created by a boisterous, enthusiastic crowd, not to mention the “very attentive service” and consistently top-notch food. The bar specialises in shochu (you can even keep a personalised jar for repeat visits), and there’s a terrace too, but the restaurant would argue that the heart of the operation is the robata grill with its line-up of fire-licked specialities such as sweet potato baked in a bamboo husk or baby back ribs in a spiced ‘master stock’ glaze. Elsewhere, you’ll find well-made modern-day sushi and sashimi, “wonderfully delicious” snacks (black cod, crab and crayfish dumplings, say), and specialities such as cedar-roast baby chicken. If you’re here outside the working week, try the all-inclusive koten brunch.


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Roka Canary Wharf

4 Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square ,London E14 5FW

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What's the rush?

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Dec 2015

I am something of a Roka veteran, having dined regularly at most of their restaurants with both clients and friends/family for many years. A recent dinner at Charlotte St. was one of my best in London with fantastic food and service that was informed, perceptive, accommodating and clearly focussed on enhancing our dining experience. So it was with eager anticipation that I booked a table for dinner at Canary Wharf for a family dinner with my wife and adult sons. We arrived and were shown to...

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drew h.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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Roka Canary Wharf

4 Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square ,London E14 5FW

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by   silver reviewer (21)

Apr 2014

When I worked in Canary Wharf, it lacked decent restaurants so we were all delighted when Roka added Canada Sq to its Charlotte Street operation. Since moving, I have been back and it was still offering much the same. The frequent debate is rating Nobu, Roka, Zuma and Hakkasan and everyone has their favourite. I would say that Roka is right up there but would probably not recommend CW unless you're in the vicinity. it just seems to lack that special something that Charlotte St and Mayfair most definitely...

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Cheeky 's rating

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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Roka Canary Wharf

4 Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square ,London E14 5FW

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Never fails to impress

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Jan 2014

Working in Canary Wharf I go to Roka often but I especially like my annual Christmas jaunt with my out of town girls. They are always blown away by the food – as am I. Delicious hot favourites in the black cod and the ribs along with superb sushi and soups – waiters always on standby with suggestions and tips. Pre dinner cocktails are always top class and the service is excellent and consistent. Never fails to impress.

Lucy L.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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Roka Canary Wharf

4 Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square ,London E14 5FW

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Amazing sushi

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Nov 2013

Having dined at the trendy Charlotte Street branch of Roka I was somewhat dubious whether the Canary Whalf branch could live up to the same expectations – well I wasn't disappointed. Having spend an hour ice skating on the rink directly opposite the restaurant, my partner, our 6 year old daughter and I went into Roka for dinner – our request of a window table was acknowledged and granted. The food, what can I say – was out of this world, and presented really quickly. We had a mix of various sushi...

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Cristina M.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 8

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4 Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square ,London E14 5FW

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Excellent all round

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Aug 2013

An all round fantastic restaurant, we have been to Zuma and I was considering Oblix (which has mixed reviews) however the reviews looked great for Roka. Therefore my wife and I went with good expectations to Charlotte Street. We were not disappointed. The restaurant has outstanding presentation and a great atmosphere. We had two courses which included Tuna tataki and Seabass with no wine and the price was under £60, which is pretty good for such a top end restaurant. I'd recommend this to anyone...

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Lawrence R.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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4 Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square ,London E14 5FW

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Nouvelle meets sushi

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Jul 2013

We had a hankering for sushi and this seemed the best choice on the island. Sure enough, very nice, sleek and elegant restaurant once inside. We ended a few sushi, a tempura prawn and a chicken rice bowl. All was very good, the sushi was mini sized though (hence my title) so probably needed to order more than we thought, nice big prawns for the tempura the rice was nice but took an age to come and ‘coincidently’ arrive almost immediately after we chased to see where it was. But brings me to the...

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Chris70's rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 5

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4 Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square ,London E14 5FW

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by   platinum reviewer (70)

Oct 2012

Roka is my happy place. The clean, modern lines are softened by a wall of glowing filigree which stops the decor feeling austere, along with acres of warm wood and low lighting. Chillout beats and the occasional trumpeting of samba create are at once devastatingly cool but also casual and laid-back. It’s a suitably modern mix for Canary Wharf with the added bonus of actually having some soul. To my surprise, I’m equally welcome here in my ‘comfort trousers’ as I am in a rather snappier suit. (The...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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Rainer Becker

German chef Rainer Becker had an international career working for the Hyatt Hotel Group for 14 years, including six in Japan at the hotel made famous by Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation. He rolled into London in 1998, consulting at Hakkasan and opening the Rib Room, before launching the Zuma and Roka brands with his business partner Arjun Waney. In 2013, he also hit the heights with Oblix at the Shard.

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