This was our second visit to a Roka restaurant but our first visit to their Mayfair branch. The restaurant is situated on North Audley Street in between Grosvenor Square and Oxford Street. As we entered on Friday you could immediately feel the buzz as there was quite a lively atmosphere. The staff were there to greet you and gave us a nice friendly welcome before escorting us to our table. In the middle of the restaurant is the open kitchen with counter seating all around. The rest of the seating are on a mixture of tables for small or larger groups plus in the corner next to the bar were three tables with bar stools and this was in fact where we were seated. They have a large menu including tempura , sushi , sashimi , robata grill & desserts. There is also the choice of three Tasting Menus and in fact this is what we decided to go for and chose the Kisetsu no Kaiseki menu.
We started with Spinach Leaves & Sesame Dressing. This was followed by the Tuna , Salmon & Yellowtail Sashimi. This was served with the Yellowtail Tartare with Lemon , Chilli & Ginger Pearls. Next to come was the Seared Salmon with Sesame & Ponzu Dressing.
Sashimi & Yellowtail Tartare
Seared Salmon Tataki
We then moved on to the next selection of dishes starting with the Maki Rolls of Spicy Mixed Sashimi with Green Beans & Spring Onion. Next was the assorted Vegetable Tempura with a Spicy Yuzu Sauce. The final dish of this section was the Beef , Ginger & Sesame Dumplings.
We continued to the next section which started with some delicious Asparagus with Sweet Soy & Sesame. Following this was Spicy Beef & Pepper Skewers then we finished with Eggplant in Mirin , Ginger & Soy.
Beef & Pepper Skewers
The final dish before moving on to dessert was the Sea Bream Fillet with Ryotel Miso & Red Onion which was absolutely fantastic. This led us on to dessert which was a heavenly Dessert Platter and a perfect way to finish.
Sea Bream Fillet
We finished with a coffee to bring to an end a great evening where the food was fantastic and was matched by excellent friendly service especially Jorge. I would highly recommend a visit and would also advise you to book as they were very busy throughout the evening. I’ll look forward to returning again one day soon.