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aRoqa, New York, NY
Award-winning

aRoqa

4.6
4.6
738 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Lunch Mon–Wed, Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (646) 678-5471
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    South Asian/Indian, Women
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Chelsea
  • Cross street
    Between 22nd and 23rd on 9th Ave
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • $42 Boozy Indian Brunch with Mimosas/Champagne!

    $42.00 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 $42 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!

What 738 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

738 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and good food with great detail in presentation

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Creatumive, fun and YUMMY! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening! The service was amazing and the food so so good!

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  3. JoyceH

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff were very friendly. The food was excellent and the portions reasonable.

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  4. ScottB

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great meal at aRoqa! Appetizers and entrees were all delicious. Looking forward to a repeat visits sometime soon!

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  5. EricB

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot, intimate with excellent service and food.

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  6. XperiencedEatr

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent and reliable local favorite. Bold appetizers, and beautifully sauced entrees. Fun and unusual cocktails, too.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff and the food was so amazing! Would go back for sure and try something in the spicer side next time!

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  8. RanC

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A good indian place. Good dishes not too spicy. Highky recommended.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really great, highly recommend their elote and fish tacos

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been coming here on and off for years. Just went back again tonight and it is still excellent. Super tasty, super friendly service and a lovely spot.

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  11. Pizzamonster

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will go back for the amazing service, cocktails and food! The Barman is the best!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Indian food and service was amazing! 10/10

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  13. WoodsDiner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was exceptional. Exceeded our expectations.

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  14. RobertV

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Modern & delicious Indian food in a gorgeous atmosphere with excellent service. What more can you ask for? Can't wait to go back! Robert + Dina

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  15. Spwho

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was average for the price . The annoying part was the restaurant charged a credit card surcharge without mentioning .

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  16. OsmanKhan

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, excellent service, and phenomenal ambience. Love coming to aRoqa. Some of the best Indian food in NYC, I can't recommend the tikka dishes especially enough.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. BJTAY

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I recently dined at Aroqa and, regrettably, found the experience underwhelming. The food, while edible, was disappointingly lackluster. It seemed as though minimal effort had been invested in its presentation, leaving much to be desired in terms of visual appeal. The overall ambiance of the restaurant was just passable – not particularly inviting, yet not entirely off-putting. While I have no desire to offend the hardworking staff or the owners, who I'm certain put in a great deal of effort, I must be candid in my feedback. The culinary experience fell short of expectations and could only be described as subpar. Honesty compels me to admit that I wouldn't choose Aroqa for a food outing again. However, in a scenario where I'm caught in inclement weather and in need of shelter, I might consider it as a refuge. My hope is that this feedback is taken constructively, as there's always room for improvement.

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  18. DonnaC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was absolutley delicious and VERY well priced. Most of the cocktails we had were more expensive than the entrees. Atmosphere had a cool vibe.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. LCPomo

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good and drinks were excellent. We went vegetarian tonight and had plenty of options. Highly recommend the Chipotle Margarita as it’s a very nice blend of sweet and spicy.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. CodeHammer

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Was seated near the front door. Very bad service. Poor overall.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, food and wonderful service will definitely be back!

    1 person found this helpful

  22. Ravi

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and experience overall.. seems a little worn maybe some sprucing up is needed at least in the back

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food lacked authentic Indian flavor. If it wasn't overly bland, it was extremely sweet. It's indian cuisine for people who don't like Indian cuisine.

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  24. xavierm

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Buen restaurante para ir con la familia!!!! Fácil acceso con el metro desde el centro!..

    1 person found this helpful

  25. AndrewP

    New York City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Naan bread should not cost $7. It should be free.

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  26. SuhailJ

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice briyani. Ghost pepper chicken not nice. Kebabs very nice. 👍🏻 stuffed paneer naan is very soft. Gulab jamun yummy.

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  27. MN212

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and mocktails are outstanding. One appetizer and 3 dishes to share is sufficient for two. Ambiance and decor is modern, enjoyable and festive. We were even offered a paper menu instead of the QR code - much preferred. Our only complaint is with respect to the service. Don’t get us wrong the service was good until the end of the our meal. Our plates were removed while we were eating our last bites and when we declined dessert we were immediately presented with the credit card reader. We still had drinks to finish. It was an unfortunate way to end a delicious meal. We will return… hopefully for a longer stay.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was awesome — great service the emerald cocktail was amazing — loved the butternut squash dish most

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  29. MarkM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was prepared for a non-traditional Indian food dining experience, but I was expecting more elevated cuisine. The food was fresh and decent, though too much was deep fried (even the Paneer in the saag paneer!). The onion kulcha was really great, though. I mean it was fine ... But not at $160 for two (with only one bottle of beer). It was ok ... Just nothing special (and only blocks from a number of traditional Indian joints). Your mileage may vary.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was terrible - all else was great.service was personalized

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  31. JustinB

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    service was weird, food was good the chicken tikka masala was too sweet

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the dishes were really tasty and service was excellent. We will definitely come again.

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  33. JigneshK

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, good ambience, but food leaves you wanting. The appetizers were good but the min course did not do justice to the art of Indian cooking.

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  34. Klmorris14

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal - really fun dinner and food presentation. Nice date atmosphere. Highly recommend!!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food. Will definitely go again when I’m back in NYC.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I don’t appreciate when restaurants add the tip amount on the post tax amount. It should be pretax. The service was not great. I had to keep trying to get the waiter’s attention who was just standing by the bar. They also charge you 3% on top of your bill if you use your credit card. The food is always good at aroqa but very over priced with all these additional fees.

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  37. JadeM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sat us at a not great table when there were plenty of tables available. but other than that everything was perfect!

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  38. tomN

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed since there was a Spanish wine and chicken kofta that were not available and the chicken is a staple Indian entree. The waitress was not very helpful with choices and not ver accommodating when we wanted to mix chicken and vegetables in an entree. Otherwise it was a simple, modern atmosphere.

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  39. NicoleL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining here and it was amazing. The food and service was great. The food was delicious and playfully presented which made it a fun dining experience. The cocktails were also really yummy.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, and creative. Not cheap. Ambiance pretty good, but QR code menu is cumbersome

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FAQs

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

aRoqa is rated 4.6 stars by 738 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for aRoqa

206 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Between 22nd and 23rd on 9th Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Chelsea
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Lunch Mon–Wed, Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    South Asian/Indian, Women
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
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