Roka Charlotte Street

Now that I’m back in the beautiful United Kingdom after weeks of French food, I am once again free to indulge my unflappable hankering for Japanese! So it’s little wonder I ended up at Tottenham Court Road station ambling toward Charlotte Street and my favorite robata grill, Roka.

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Roka

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My undying love for this place can only be illustrated by some quick snaps of the menu highlights… Starting with sour pickles and firey kimchi.

selection of Japanese pickles

selection of Japanese pickles

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Holy moly – this kimchi! It’s a taste worth acquiring.

baechu kim chi | napa cabbage in galic and hot chili

baechu kim chi | napa cabbage in garlic and hot chili

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seaweed and grilled bamboo shoot salad

seaweed and grilled bamboo shoot salad

yellowfin tuna tartar, apple mustard dressing | 3 sashimi selection

yellowfin tuna tartar, apple mustard dressing | 3 sashimi selection

beef, ginger and sesame gyoza

beef, ginger and sesame gyoza

yasai no moriawase | assorted vegetable tempura

yasai no moriawase | assorted vegetable tempura

asparagus with sweet soy and sesame

asparagus with sweet soy and sesame

spiced chicken wings with sea salt and lime

spiced chicken wings with sea salt and lime

salmon fillet teriyaki with sancho salt and pickled red onion

salmon fillet teriyaki with sancho salt and pickled red onion

ROKA mini dessert platter

ROKA mini dessert platter

coconut ice cream

coconut ice cream

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Creamy coconut ice cream with a liquid mango center is pretty much my idea of heaven.

This place is so tough to top – easily one of my favorite restaurants in all of London.

It’s good to be back.

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