2024-04-12

Acclaimed Japanese restaurant ROKA to open in Jeddah next month

It follows the highly successful opening of the brand in Riyadh.

Chopsticks at the ready, acclaimed Japanese restaurant ROKA lands in Jeddah this June. Now established as one of Riyadh’s best restaurants for leisurely lunches and sophisticated dinners, ROKA is heading to the coast, opening in the coming months at Cascade retail and entertainment complex, within Jeddah Walk.

The restaurant is set to open on June 13, reservations are now open and you can choose to dine in either the main restaurant, robata counter, or terrace.

The opening of Roka Jeddah is a collaboration between the creators of ROKA, Azumi Limited; and MJS Holding, responsible for bringing culinary show-stoppers like AOK Kitchen, Il Baretto, ROKA Riyadh and the just-opened Ruya Riyadh to the Kingdom.

Like the original ROKA restaurants in London, as well as the international exports in Kuwait, Istanbul, Dubai and Riyadh, ROKA Jeddah will serve up a sizzling array of Japanese robatayaki dishes. Signature dishes are expertly cooked using the robata grill, a traditional Japanese cooking method inspired by the fishermen cooking fish over charcoal on the boats off the Northern coastal waters of Japan.

The space will draw influence from the brand name, which means to socialise around the robata. Designed by Studio Glitt, the space fuses modern Japanese design with an amalgam of textures including wood, stone and metal to create an industrial-chic space. Whether you’re catching up with friends or enjoying an evening meal with loved ones, you can expect authentic Japanese flavours injected with contemporary flair, alongside a buzzing environment and best-in-class service.

On the opening of ROKA Jeddah, Rainer Becker, the co-founder and creator says, “The mélange of old and new is what makes Jeddah such an appealing destination for us with ROKA offering an exciting blend of authentic Japanese cuisine with a contemporary twist.”

“We are confident that ROKA Jeddah will become a favoured destination for food enthusiasts who seek the unique flavours and extraordinary atmosphere that the ROKA brand is known and loved for,” he added.

More new openings from Azumi Limited

The Azumi Limited portfolio won’t be stopping with a duo of ROKA restaurants. Later this year, we’re looking forward to dining at the hotly anticipated Zuma Riyadh, as the iconic brand opens its first permanent address in the Kingdom. It’s set to further enhance the upscale dining scene at KAFD towards the end of 2023.

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