Roka Dubai celebrates 20 years since Flagship restaurant launched in London.

To celebrate 20 years, Roka is bringing the best dishes from menus over the last 20 years, seasonally, across the year.

Our go-to Japanese robatayaki restaurant, Roka is celebrating 20 years since its first launch on London’s Charlotte Street. To celebrate this milestone we went over to try the ‘Roka 20 specials’ an exclusive menu, featuring the most loved dishes from the restaurants long legacy.

Since the Charlotte Street opening, Roka expanded across London and also internationally including Dubai, Riyadh, Jeddah, Mallorca, Istanbul, Kuwait, Bahrain and billed for the 20th anniversary year, Santorini.

Designed around a central robata, Roka encourages guests to experience the art of ‘robatayaki’ cuisine – the Japanese method originating from the ancient traditions of Japanese fishermen. The robata is at the heart of every Roka restaurant, allowing guests to watch dishes being prepared and cooked over coal, first hand.

The special menu has launched in Roka Dubai for three months in January, April, July, and October. Roka namesakes, from robata-grilled meats to immaculately presented sushi and sashimi and fragrant desserts, bringing an element of nostalgia for longtime Roka fans and an induction into the hall of fame for those dining for the first time.

We headed over to Roka to try the dishes from the ‘Roka 20 specials’ menu and were blown away by the experience. Seated on the terrace overlooking the Burj Khalifa, the setting is cozy yet chic. We began with a light but tasty abura bouzu no tataki shiro asparagus zoe, a butterfish tataki with yuzu and shallot dressing.

The next dish was comfort in a pot- kani no kama meshi, rice hot pot with king crab and wasabi tobiko. This was followed by toumorokoshi no shio bata, grilled corn with spicy smoked butter and shiso and kobu-jime kamo no kunsei yaki, konbu smoked duck breast with kumquats. The sweetness of the corn with the sharp flavor of the kumquats went perfectly together with the tender duck meat.

For dessert, we were served the yoghurt and almond cake with mango toffee miso caramel ice cream. The perfect way to end the meal.

The ‘ROKA 20 specials’ menu is an absolute treat!

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