aRoqa

4.7
452 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
Roqa [pronounced roh-kuh; an engagement ceremony in India, is a celebration of love and commitment.]

Owner and managing partner, Monica Saxena, envisioned aRoqa to be a celebration of diversity and culture, merging Indian flavors with a global palate and cocktail culture. aRoqa’s menu unites diverse flavors inspired by its name: in India, a “roka” ceremony is where friends and family come together to enjoy the engagement of a couple and celebrate by sharing a meal.

At aRoqa, Chef Manni and head mixologist Prasad have created a unique marriage of cuisine and cocktails in a chic, sophisticated setting, to create an elevated experience, focusing on small plates with Indian flavors.

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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Diane
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was superb -- from appetizers right through desserts. The seasoning was different than any other Indian restaurant I've been to in the U.S. Much closer to the depth and heights of cuisine in India.
The service was outstanding too.
The only drawbacks were 1) the limited number of fish, chicken and lamb options on the menu and 2) just how dark the entire atmosphere is (walls, tables, menus, etc.)
Overall, excellent Indian food and I'd go there again in a minute!

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vipClosed
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Light sort of new Indian
Excellent food and service. Well priced

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yvesb
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Pretty mediocre food. many better indian places in town. surprised about the michelin guide "plate" mention considering how mediocre this place's food is.

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JamesW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Excellent Indian food with a decent wine list and good recommendations from the personable waiter.

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Nikerdoc
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was very attentive - our server was really nice and spent time talking to us. We only ordered appetizers, which I felt were quite good. The kurkuri bhel, habanero chicken tikka, and the paneer hari mirch kulcha were particularly delicious. The presentation was definitely out of the ordinary as far as Indian restaurants go, which I appreciated. Will definitely have to try the shared plates/“entrees” next time. Cocktails were very good and creative. Overall nice job. The only issues were value for the money and the lighting was a little too dark. I wish we could have had more than an hour and a half to dine, but I understand the need to turnover tables more quickly due to the hit the restaurant industry has taken, and I acknowledge that this is not unique to aRoqa.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good Atmosphere!

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DawnG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is incredible! The drinks were as creative as the food. The staff was friendly and helpful. Can't wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place great vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks, presentation, ambience and service!

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PrernaC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Were there for our anniversary dinner. Sumptuous food and nice ambience..I loved the perfect golden lights everywhere!

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ElizabethS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was some seriously interesting Indian food, something quite out of the ordinary. The cuisine reflects a South Indian approach but not necessarily traditional food. Everything was delicious and there were some interesting twists. Definitely will be returning

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SpoorthiP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the butternut squash koftas. We are definitely coming back. However, we were really disappointed in the rasmalai, it tasted bland and almost stale. I do believe it was a one off mistake because the waitress handed over a complimentary pistachio dessert to us at the end, which was delicious.

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DebLeS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic - super flavorful and good heat. Highly recommend this as a date spot!

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vipdeezee
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was impeccable. Food unique and delicious. Everything is plated and presented beautifully.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty food

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vipMinnaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good but the dishes came out in rapid-fire succession in a span of about 20 minutes, so the meal felt very rushed!

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vipflexibleVegetarian
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous service, food was excellent. We celebrated a birthday and they went all out with a sparkler on our dessert. Highly recommend the cauliflower starter and the mushroom dish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Decent food, but service was disorganized, inattentive, and lacked any prideful element. Had to practically beg for water, had to reorder wine several times because our server forgot each time, and generally uninspiring experience.

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Dean
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I really enjoyed our first experience at aRoqa. Loved the vibe and energy, felt very hip for Indian restaurant. Everything was clean and service was spot on. We tried multiple appetizers, main dishes and desserts. Everything was outstanding. I highly recommend giving aRoqa try.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Indian food in the city hands down

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vipDianaD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Food was fresh and delicious! Ambiance was very chic and cute! server was very attentive. Would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for good Indian food!

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vipTimmmyk
New York Area
267 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as ever. Food great. Atmosphere great. We missed this place!

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ShanonS
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, nice ambiance! Would recommend to anyone visiting

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John
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the place was really good. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super yummy food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Innovative presentation , great food and cool atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience! Food is delicious!! Staff very friendly!! Highly recommended!!

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AmitK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ample of vegetarian choices and great service. We will go back!

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CrispyRice
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, great experience. Love the reengagement cocktail. Will be back again.

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vipTeka21
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Unfortunately because the door was open for ventilation, the restaurant inside was uncomfortably cold. The food is tasty but very expensive for the portion size. The service was attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, efficient service and the drinks were very good

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vipJJNYC
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great addition to Chelsea. The food is always good!

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SSG19
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nothing extraordinary about the food. Did not try drinks, there are better options available.

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vipMickey
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian cuisine in Chelsea

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David
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Indian small plates were great. If I was to go back, I would skip the larger, traditional dishes like Tikka Masala and Vindaloo and, instead, share many small plates.

Try the Stuffed Naan!

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vipHannaM
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We get indian food every week, and think this may be the best we’ve ever had. The service was great, and the food and drinks were amazing. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Taste plates were good. Main course was not up to the mark. May be the drinks are good (but we did not try that)

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vipAmitB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in Manhattan to enjoy succulent Indian appetizers with innovative cocktails and nice wines. Main courses seem to be enjoyable too but no appetizer is to be missed.

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Idonthaveone
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Given the fact that restaurants are trying to recover you would think that when customers come out to spend their money that the service would be better.

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DeanC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

An amazing an interesting selection of food. The menu was fantastic. I loved this place. The servers were very helpful and friendly.

My only reservation is that the heating lamps did not work very well.

FAQs

aRoqa does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

aRoqa is rated 4.7 stars by 452 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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