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Roka Dubai

ROKA Dubai

Updated: Jan 15

ROKA Dubai is all set to open in early 2020 – This Japanese restaurant comes from Zuma founder Rainer Becker.

ROKA Dubai to open early next year, and diners can’t wait to check out the brand-new Japanese restaurant.

ROKA comes from chef Rainer Becker – the mind behind Award-winner Zuma restaurant – and has multiple branches in London including in Mayfair, Aldwych and Charlotte Street.

Dubai’s restaurant is all set to open in the ME Dubai in The Opus by Omniyat in Business Bay, designed by the late Zaha Hadid, in early 2020 and is sure to be one of the city’s most exciting new arrivals.

ROKA will have space for 175 diners in the 7,437 sq ft venue. Interiors of the sophisticated restaurant have come from Norisan Muramatsu. The team promises an “edgy warmth” and “chic feel” setting. They will also offer a spacious terrace, while a resident DJ will provide the beats. ROKA is a Japanese robatayaki restaurant that focuses around robata grills.

Becker earlier this year had mentioned: “Roka was born through the success of Zuma,” he says. “My business partner [Arjun Waney] said ‘let’s do another restaurant in London, let’s do another Zuma’, but I wanted to try something different.

“I’m nervous, which is normal,” he says, “but it’s a fantastic area. It’s very exciting.”

The main difference from Zuma is ROKA is based around the robata grill, does not have a sushi bar and is more “mid-level” dining. The robata grill comes from the origin from the fisherman cooking fish over charcoal on the boats out to sea off northern Japan.

Opening early 2020. ME Dubai, The Opus by Omniyat, Business Bay, Dubai.

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