ROKA, one of our favourite Dubai hotspots, is set to open its doors in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia this summer.

While embracing the traditional Japanese Robatayaki concept of cooking originating from the fishermen of the northern coastal waters of Japan, this popular fine-dining encompasses an industrial style as it’s located in London and Dubai.

Now set to open in Riyadh, ROKA has hero dishes including dishes such as the flaming grill include kankoku fu kohitsuji which is lamb cutlets with Korean spices and sesame cucumber to kampachi sashimi no salada including yellowtail sashimi, yuzu-truffle dressing, a dish made famously in London, the menu is full of delectable created with authentic ingredients.


Carrying on the same design elements, ROKA plans on embracing those industrial elements made with a distinctly cohesive feel this elevated dining concept designed by Norisan Muramatsu.

With centuries-old methods of cooking to Saudi Arabia under a partnership between Azumi Limited, Rainer Becker’s global restaurant business, and Mohammed Jawa’s MSJ Holding.

The brainchild and co-founder of ROKA and parent restaurant Zuma, Becker says, “After such a warm reception in Dubai, we are extremely excited to launch our second GCC location in Riyadh and showcase the ROKA experience to the community.”


“The launch of Saudi Seasons cultural events has been used as a springboard for many brands to make moves into the Kingdom, and we have plans to launch ROKA’s sister restaurant Zuma 2022. The Saudi culinary scene will be one to watch this year,” he added.

ROKA will open its doors in Saudi Arabia around summer 2021, being the latest international brand set to enter the Kingdom’s dining scene, after it became one of the most anticipated dining hotspots in Dubai since its opening last year.

Located on the new Tahlia Gate, the 5,629 square-foot venue seats 161 diners inside and 82 covers on the terrace. For more information on all the latest updates visit

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