Within a city awash with options for business lunches, Roka Dubai has taken the experience a step further with the launch of its new premium business lunch menu.

Roka Dubai is located in the Opus by Omniyat building, designed by Zaha Hadid, in Business Bay. The restaurant is frequented by royals and celebrities alike, confirming it as one of the favourite lunch hotspots in the city.

Serving contemporary Japanese Robatayaki cuisine, including famed sushi, this urban experience is unmatched in Dubai.


Roka is described as “a meeting place where food and drinks are shared with friends and heat, warmth and an all embracing energy surround”.

The award-winning restaurant now has locations across the globe, but it first opened in London. The Dubai Roka was the first international branch to be extended from London, opening shortly after the fifteenth year anniversary of the flagship restaurant on Charlotte Street, London.


Immerse yourself in Roka, surrounded by plants that drape from the ceiling and envelop the walls, this is the ideal setting to visit for lunch. Inspired by contemporary Japanese styling, sleek wood chairs and tables add to the jungle illusion which is ultimately contrasted with impressive views of the Burj Khalifa through extensive windows which flood the area with natural light.


The new Roka Premium lunch menu is priced at Dhs175 per person, served on weekdays, this menu is bursting with flavour and sure to leave you satisfied.

Starting with sake no taru taru, which is Roka’s take on salmon tartare with yuzu den miso, we were very impressed by the exquisite presentation and quality of all the dishes. However, our hero starter was the black cod and king crab dumplings, served with roasted chilli dressing, bursting with flavour these dumplings are yet another reason to return to Roka.

Roka Lamb Cutlets

Our hero main came from the famed Robata grill, which originates from the fishermen of the northern coastal waters of Japan, who would cook on boats using a variety of charcoals and share the catch of the day with one another using their oars. Kankoku fu kohitsuji, which is lamb cutlets served with Korean spices and sesame cucumber stole the show. Perfectly pink, tender and juicy these cutlets which housed a slight spice, were one of the highlights of the evening.


To finish, the Roka dessert platter. Consisting of the chef’s selection of signature desserts complemented by a variety of fresh seasonal and exotic fruits as well as a selection of ice creams and sorbets, this platter is truly Instagram-worthy. Presented on ice, this refreshing and exciting dessert is like nothing we’ve seen before.

Roka Dubai, The Opus by Omniyat, Level 1, Business Bay. For information and reservations, please contact +971 4 439 7171, reservations@rokarestaurant.ae.

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