Explore Harden's - The restaurant guide created by you for you
RestaurantsLondonCovent GardenWC2

survey result

Summary

“I love sitting at the counter with my partner, drinking the cocktails and sake, and having the most brilliant food!” – These “chilled” (if “noisy” and “buzzy”) operations hail from the same stable as Zuma, and have carved a formidable following thanks to a Japanese-inspired array of “clean-tasting” fusion dishes, sushi and robata grills, full of “vibrant flavour”. “It all adds up to a wonderful experience, but with a bill to match!” Top Tips – “fantastic weekend brunch menu, with booze included!” at all branches; and “rocking basement bar” at the Charlotte Street original.

£85
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Some of the best fusion fare that will pass your lips” – these “always buzzy” and “vibey” Japanese-inspired operations dazzle with their “beauteous robata dishes”, “amazing black cod”, sushi and other “superb Asian dishes”, and even if “the prices are as incredible as the food” it’s “money well spent”. That they are perennially ignored by Michelin is incomprehensible.

£80
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Exquisite” dishes “bursting with flavour” – be they “sumptuous sushi and sashimi” or “wonderful robata-yaki style BBQ” – are the hallmark of these “cool and vibrant” Japanese-fusion operations. The Charlotte Street original is still the best: “sit at the bar made of slabs of tree trunk and watch the chefs’ delicate preparations!”

£80
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Stunning” sushi and “exquisite robatayaki” again win acclaim for this venerated and recently-expanded Japanese-fusion group (whose Charlotte Street original is the best of the bunch). Enthusiasm dipped a little this year, however, with gripes that the newer siblings in particular seem more “noisy” and “corporate”.

£83
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

For 28 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. This year diners have submitted over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK.

Have you eaten at Roka, Aldwych House?

Make A Booking
Number of Diners:
Required Time:
Powered by OpenTable

Best Japanese restaurants nearby

Kintan
Japanese restaurant in Midtown
£44
    £
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
Kulu Kulu
Japanese restaurant in Covent Garden
£32
    £
3
Good
1
Poor
2
Average
Sticks'n'Sushi
Japanese restaurant in Covent Garden
£48
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good

Best similarly priced restaurants nearby

The Northall, Corinthia Hotel
British, Modern restaurant in Trafalgar Square
£85
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
Engawa
Japanese restaurant in Soho
£86
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
Roka
Japanese restaurant in Fitzrovia
£83
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good