Renowned across London for serving some of the best Japanese food the city has to offer, Roka draws on robatayaki cuisine, which originates from Japanese fishermen who would use charcoal to cook fresh fish on their boats and share their catch with others using the boats’ oars. Not only does Roka embrace this traditional cuisine in elevating it to contemporary award-winning dishes, but it also brings the friendly nature and warmth of this tradition to its London spaces.
To celebrate its 15th birthday, Roka has released the new Roka 15 premium sake. Now available in all restaurants, the sake was created in collaboration with the Tatenokawa brewery – makers of the much-celebrated sake junmai daiginjo. With only 1,000 bottles available, the sake has fruity notes of green melon, pineapple, watermelon and undertones of stone fruits such as apricot and prune, creating the perfect light accompaniment to Roka’s robata grill dishes.
Alongside the release of Roka 15 sake, executive chef Hamish Brown has created a 15-course anniversary menu, featuring exceptional Roka classics such as its yellowtail sashimi with yuzu-truffle dressing and lamb cutlets with Korean spices. So whether you’re celebrating too or just looking for an excuse to try something new, Roka’s menu and limited-edition sake are definitely worth a try.
Roka’s 15-Course Anniversary Menu and Roka 15 sake are available in London locations from 27 March. The 15-course menu – which includes a bottle of ROKA 15 sake – is priced at £174 for two people; rokarestaurant.com