aRoqa

4.6
469 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.

Experiences

  • $40 Boozy Indian Brunch with Mimosas/Champagne!

    $40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    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. Inspired by this poetic ceremony, was born aRoqa Restaurant– an immersive culinary experience with the belief that food brings us closer. After too many months apart, you're energetically invited to join us every Saturday and Sunday with your friends and family to share in our $40 per person Boozy Brunch which includes any of our delicious brunch entrees of contemporary Indian cuisine plus 2 hours of unlimited flowing Mimosas or Champagne!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 469 people are saying
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vipKris
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Friendly service. A good time was had by all.

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nini
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the staff was so nice! Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb chops were amazing.

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JayA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Good food and atmosphere. Would highly recommend

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PilarB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic Indian food. Our shrimp dish and spinach dish was sublime! Also, great mocktails. Wonderful experience.

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KathiM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience2

We were celebrating our return to NYC, spending over $300 on food and wine for the two of us. The maitre'd did warn us he table was booked again at 8:15. No one was waiting for the table at 8:15 but we were rudely ushered to the bar to finish our meal. No one arrived to take not only our table but none of the other tables which had been cleared, even by 9:30 when we finished our meal. Luckily, Max, the bar tender was friendly and took good care of us but what an unwelcoming and financially unwise policy to make staff shoo diners away during their dessert. LaRog has lost a pair of good customers. We, nor the lovely couple we were seated next to and engaged in conversation on the best places for Indian food in NYC, will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, vibe, and service! Can’t go wrong with whatever you order here, but their biryani, murgh chop, paneer tikka masala, and aloo gobi are outstanding! Add in some garlic naan and various raitas and you’ll have a meal that’s hard to forget.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with small plates and great drinks.

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CarokeM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We requested without spiice. They served spicy dinner anyway. It was okay and too rush.

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DelfiB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious but tiny. Shared dishes are just good enough for 1 person.

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EllenW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great spicing. Friendly server. I recommend!

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DavidaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very kind and accommodating — it was my partners birthday and they helped us celebrate it amazingly. One of the starters we wanted was unavailable, so the server guided us to another delicious option. Everything we ate was very yummy, well prepared and well presented. Their outdoor seating is covered so even though there was a storm rumbling on the horizon, we were well protected and comfortable!

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vipBostonFoodie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious! Expensive, but that's New York prices for you. You pay $24 for 6 bites of Chicken Tikka Masala. Also, they rushed us out due to kitchen closing at 9pm, despite allowing seating until 9.

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CarolineC
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was an absolute gem! We absolutely loved the food, drinks and ambiance!

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vipNickB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Not too pricey. Will definitely be back for more!

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vipElizabethS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food here is always good and served quickly. Not your typical Indian - a more unusual choice (more of a South Indian fusion?). Great small bites and the bar has plenty of good offerings of just about everything.

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AlexandraN
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks, and service!! Definitely try the butter chicken Mac and cheese. You will not be disappointed!!

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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
7 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!

OT
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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vipElizabethS
New York Area
15 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
3 reviews
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
18 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
271 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

FAQs

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

aRoqa is rated 4.6 stars by 469 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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