Roka

Price guide: Expensive

Shop 2, Level LG1, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

Price guide: Expensive

Roka

By Ed Peters, your Hong Kong expert

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#15 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Hong Kong
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.6
3.6
Ambience:
3.5
3.5
Service:
3.7
3.7
Location:
3.7
3.7
Value for money:
3.7
3.7
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Special occasions

Expert review of Roka

Stand by for an ultra Japanese session of Roka 'n roll!

There are no surprises in that the styling is minimalist - this is a Japanese restaurant, after all. But where they've saved on the decor, they've gone all out on the food itself. Hong Kong's first dining out treat of choice is nearly always Japanese - hence the enduring popularity of this super central eatery.

Food and drink: 

Wander where you will on the menu, and it's very hard to go wrong. Red miso soup, prawn and black cod dumplings, lamb cutlet with hot pepper spices - all turned out nigh perfectly. Honeycomb ice cream tops things off nicely.

Ambience: 

Roka loosely translates as "a fire burning warmly in a hearth", and something of that atmosphere is discernible here.

Service: 

Service is matey and un-condescending; if you are a novice at pairing sake with food, just ask.

Location: 

It's inside a major shopping mall, so expect plenty of ladies who shop then lunch, et al.

Price advice: 

Reckon on HK$500 per person, excluding alcohol.

Tables to book: 

A counter round the robata grill gets you to the heart of the action.

More information on Roka:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Japanese
Address:
Shop 2, Level LG1, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Telephone:
3960 5988
Website:
http://www.rokarestaurant.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 11.30am-10.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
authentic

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