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ROKA Jeddah: New Japanese Robatayaki Restaurant is Now Open


London’s Award-Winning Japanese Robatayaki Restaurant, ROKA is now open in Jeddah

Azumi Limited, the award-winning global restaurant group behind the acclaimed Zuma and ROKA brands, in partnership with MJS Holding, were pleased to announce the grand opening of ROKA Jeddah on June 13, 2023. The restaurant is located at the stunning Cascade retail and entertainment complex, at Al Khalidiyyah within Jeddah Walk. 


Roka brings innovative Robatayaki cuisine to Jeddah

After successfully etching ROKA Riyadh onto the culinary map, Rainer Becker, Co-founder, and Creator of both brands, is now ready to bring the innovative robatayaki cuisine to Jeddah. Becker, celebrated for igniting the robatayaki trend internationally, envisions ROKA Jeddah as a gastronomic milestone in the Middle East.

“We are thrilled to launch ROKA in the dynamic city of Jeddah, an essential step in our continued expansion in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the broader Middle East,” says Rainer Becker. “Jeddah's food and beverage scene is a melting pot of cultural influences, a perfect fit for our unique blend of traditional Japanese cooking techniques, and innovative menu. We are confident that ROKA Jeddah will become a cherished destination for discerning food lovers.”


Beautiful Interior Design by Studio Glitt

Noriyoshi Muramatsu, the esteemed founder of Studio Glitt and an accomplished interior designer, has skillfully infused the new restaurant's décor with a fusion of modern Japanese design and a textured combination of wood, stone, and metal, offering a vast and alluring space with an industrial feel.

The robata – a feature synonymous with ROKA – is adorned with live-edge wooden counters and a mill-scale iron extraction hood. The bar features an iron bar counter with suspended shelving, creating a compelling visual play.


Signature dishes from the Flaming Grill

The restaurant houses a Japanese paper wall feature, casted concrete wall tiles with a wood texture finish, a polished concrete floor, and a mill-scale entrance tunnel, blending texture and colour for a stunning and signature ROKA result. A wooden louvre grid ceiling and a covered terrace with air-conditioning enhance the ambiance. In winter, the terrace transforms into a more al fresco dining experience, offering versatility throughout the year and guests the opportunity to savour ROKA’s legendary menu under the stars.

ROKA Jeddah is primed to entice food enthusiasts with its acclaimed signature dishes from the flaming grill such as kankoku fu kohitsuji, lamb cutlets with Korean spices and sesame cucumber, the bekupoteto, baked potato with yuzu cream and chives and the sake no taru taru, salmon tartare with den miso and yuzu. 


Culinary Creations created Exclusively for Jeddah

A selection of culinary creations that have been exclusively created for the Jeddah hotspot includes the Chicken sando with gochujang sauce offers a burst of umami flavour, an ingenious twist on a popular classic; the fried Soft-shell crab with chilli shiso sauce (white sauce) promises a sensory overload, with the vibrant tang of yuzu and a playful hint of shichimi spice, the Truffle yakisoba noodles and the Spicy tuna tempura roll with chilli sesame mayonnaise brings a touch of heat to the table. The Milk chocolate lotus with banana ice cream and kokuto crumble will complete the meal at ROKA Jeddah on a sweet note, with an orchestra of textures and flavours. 


The Opening

ROKA Jeddah opens its doors on June 13 Insha'Allah and reservations can now be made via +966 9200 17652. The restaurant will operate from 18:00 to 00:00 from Monday to Wednesday, 18:00 to 00:30 on Thursday, and 13:00 to 00:30 on Friday and Saturday. ROKA is a great choice if your're looking for one of the best Japanese Restaurants in Jeddah