Roka is a perfect fit amongst the high rise towers of Canary Wharf. Like other Roka sites, Roka Canary Wharf specialises in bold Japanese flavours, all served within a sleek, modern dining room, with classy cocktails and service to match. This combo has made Roka a quickfire hit with Canary Wharf’s legion of corporate diners, as well as the growing number of private residents who live in this serene corner of East London.
Roka Canary Wharf continues the group’s reputation for sophisticated modern design. The main dining room features elaborately-patterned walls and ceilings, with backlighting that illuminates the whole restaurant. Solid timber tables and chairs accompany plush leather banquettes, and as is always the case at Roka, an open kitchen complete with large robata grill forms the beating heart of the restaurant, complete with carved timber counter for diners who want to get up close and personal with the chefs.
Roka Canary Wharf offers a wide variety of menus, from the extensive a la carte to a choice of tasting menus and a weekend brunch menu. The a la carte takes in a wide spectrum of Japanese dishes, from snacks and crispy tempura plates to a wide selection of sushi and sashimi, not to mention an array of dishes from the robata grill. Highlights include Roka’s rock shrimp tempura with chilli mayonnaise, signature sushi such as the yellowtail sashimi with yuzu truffle dressing, grilled lamb cutlets with Korean spices, and Roka’s famous black cod marinated in yuzu miso.
Save room for elegant desserts too, such as the miso creme brulee with pistachio ice cream, and mochi ice creams.
Meanwhile, the drinks menu includes everything from wines and beers to signature cocktails such as the Shiso Collins (vodka, shiso shochu, citrus cordial, tonic) and the Sakura 75 (gin, cherry blossom, koji yuzu sake, Champagne).