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Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 3 October, 2021 10:00 am |

ROKA Riyadh Now Open for Lunch

Lunchtimes just got more interesting

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9th September 2021 Riyadh, Saudi

After a highly successful launch in July, Riyadh residents will be pleased to hear that ROKA is now opening its doors for lunchtime service. The contemporary Japanese robatayaki restaurant, will be offering its award-winning à la carte menu from Sunday to Saturday. Guests will be able to choose from all of the ROKA signature dishes such as Beef, ginger & sesame dumplings, Wagyu sushi, oscietra caviar and Sea bream fillet, ryotei miso & red onion

The 5629 square-foot venue which seats 161 diners inside with an additional 82 covers on the urban oasis terrace, set to open later this year. It’s the perfect spot for a leisurely catch up with the ladies, a business meeting with colleagues or family gathering at the weekend.  

ROKA Riyadh will be open for lunch from Sunday 12th September 2021

Lunchtime service is from 12:30pm, Sunday – Saturday

+966 (0)920 012 327 / www.rokarestaurant.com 


Notes to Editors: 


Link to Images: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zhvr9c3ciynokxp/ROKA_Tasting%20Menu.jpg?dl=0 


Location: ROKA, 5140 Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulaziz Rd, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12243 7053 

Opening Times: 

- Sunday to Wednesday: 12:30pm – 4pm / 6:30pm – 11:30pm

- Thursday: 12:30pm to 4pm/ 6:30pm – 12am

- Friday: 12:30 – 12am

- Saturday: 12:30pm – 11:30pm

Website: www.rokarestaurant.com
Social Media: @rokariyadhofficial 

Parking: Valet is available 

About ROKA

Following the enormous success of Zuma London, Rainer Becker quickly recognised the huge popularity of robatayaki cuisine and opened ROKA Charlotte Street, London in 2004. The principal cuisine comes from the Robata grill. Located amid diners the grill forms an integral design element of all the restaurants but more than being a stunning feature, the robata is truly the heart of ROKA. 

In 2007, Hamish Brown became the Head Chef of ROKA Charlotte Street. A native New Zealander, Hamish brought with him a great passion for blending the great Asian cuisines that make up the Western Pacific Rim. At ROKA, he has developed the restaurant’s authentic but contemporary menu, fusing his knowledge of Japanese ingredients with his love of quality, seasonal produce. In 2013, Hamish became Executive Chef of ROKA Group. 

True to name, which means to socialise (Ro) and embrace energy (Ka), ROKA Riyadh will offer a casual experience with a unique warmth and energy. Designed by Norisan Muramatsu, ROKA Riyadh will be dominated by a modern industrial feel. The robata counter is made out of live edge wood slabs, wall cladding a mix of casted concrete and antique timber, a louvered grid ceiling and concrete finish porcelain floor tiles to provide a distinctly cohesive edgy and chic look and feel. 

Celebrating its 16th Anniversary last year, the ROKA Group now includes four London restaurants: Charlotte Street and Shochu Lounge, Canary Wharf (2009), Mayfair (2014), Aldwych (2014), one restaurant in Dubai (2020) and the new launch in Riyadh (2021). 

About Azumi Ltd

Azumi Limited is an award-winning global restaurant business with proven brands offering a contemporary dining in key cosmopolitan locations. 


Created by Rainer Becker, and co-founded with Arjun Waney, Azumi’s journey began with the opening of Zuma London in 2002. This was quickly followed by ROKA London in 2004. There are now 11 Zuma’s and 4 ROKAs across the globe with further restaurants in the pipeline. In addition to the Zuma and ROKA Japanese concepts, Oblix, was opened in The Shard in 2013.


ETARU was launched in Florida in 2017 and offers the East coast of the USA a take on the ROKA concept under a different guise. INKO NITO, an approachable unconventional Japanese robatayaki, was born in LA in 2018, followed by a second location in Soho London.

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