Specialising in the long-standing tradition of Japanese charcoal cooking.
Head Chef Charles Lee has worked in a number of Michelin starred restaurants during his career before arriving at ROBATA. Possessing a strong command of Asian cuisines from across the globe, Chef Lee has devised a menu which shows the diversity of the country’s food, highlighting traditional cooking techniques and contemporary flavours, along with using the best of British produce.
ROBATA meaning ‘fireside’ specialises in robata grilled charcoal cooking, a Japanese tradition that was first introduced by ancient fishermen who took boxes of hot coals with them on their boats to warm their food at they gathered their day’s catch. While the cooking method has largely stayed the same, the menu is a modern interpretation of some of Japan’s most prized dishes as well as a number of ROBATA signatures sure to please Western pal
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
pickled shimeji mushroom & ROBATA red chilli
Chilli Pepper Squid
yuzu & coriander
Sea Bass Ceviche
coriander yuzu soy, mango tiger milk & red chilli
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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 12:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri 5:00PM - 11:30PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 12:00PM - 11:30PM
In the circumstances the meal was as perfect as possible. The squid was slightly disappointing in its originality but the kimchi which I had never had before was superb?
Food was amazing, so good to eat in Robata again.
Fantastic lunch at Robata yesterday, food was delicious and the sashimi tasted very fresh. Service was brilliant, very friendly and accommodating waitstaff. Drinks are slightly pricey but to be expected so central in London. Overall very good experience and will definitely return.
Best bottomless brunch I think I’ve ever done! Amazing food and the value for the price is incredible. Thanks guys!
Had a wonderful time at Robata, a great evening and will definitely be returning!
Delicious food, great service. Sushi and sashimi in particular was amazing. Under a tent outside which was warm and dry, had heaters on. They had 1 hour 30 minute policy on tables but they warned us when we arrived, and 15 minutes before the end very politely asked if we needed anything else.
Wonderful food, super sweet and helpful staff. Great experience overall.
We had an outdoor dining reservation for 1930hrs and the waiter sat us down right on time. We were told that our table was reserved for 1.5hrs which was totally fine. The courses were not served all together at the same time but rather whenever a dish was ready to go out. Our main course were on the table at 2020hrs, so we had at least 40 minutes left before we had to release the table. At 2030hrs, however, one of the waitress es came to see us and advised that we would have 15 minutes left. Despite a full plate in front of us, she kept repeating that we would have to clear the table earlier than what we expected. Without wanting to start an argument, the manager eventually came 5 minutes later informing us, that the bill was on its way for settlement. Needless to say, being told 3 times that our time was almost over was really disappointing (taking into account that we actually would have had 15 minutes longer). At 2050hrs we decided to settle the bill, however, no one really seemed to care and so we waited for at least another 20 minutes before a waiter would see us to take payment. Definitely not a place I will visit soon again.
Took my girlfriend out for a birthday dinner and could not fault the experience.
Food was exceptional and came in a timely manner.
Outdoor seating is well covered and heated - could maybe do with a few more lights for later in the evening but not a major issue.
Staff were attentive and accommodating throughout the evening.
This is evidenced by them being more than happy to bring out a small birthday dessert (a mochi ball) with a candle for my girlfriend at the end of our meal, which was a very nice touch!
We will definitely return in the near future.
The staff very good but very expensive compared to the quality.
My favourite restaurant in London. The food is always so delicious and never disappoints! Great cocktails too
Aesthetically pleasing food, food tasted generally nice though a little flat at times. But I would definitely go again.
One of the most underrated restaurants I’ve been to. There’s nothing less than 5 stars about it! It easily beats most well known Japanese places with their Robata dishes and their sushi too. Great quality food. So rich and satisfying. I have found I’m sure a great new regular spot for sushi and Robata grill.
Great bottomless brunch, food was delicious and outside seating was heated. Will definitely be returning.
Great food and lovely location and setting, would definitely recommend!
Worst black cod I’ve ever had. There was one waiter who was extremely abrupt. Doubt I would go back anytime soon.
We were seated and served by Alexander and team, fantastic food and in particular the beef tataki and the grilled Iberico pork were outstanding!
They had some heaters and there was a gazebo with sides to prevent the wind which meant it wasn’t too cold to sit outside
Host & Hostess we’re dancing directly in front of the door, which is fine, just annoying when you’re trying to tell someone you’re here for your reservation and they just continue to tell you where the bathroom is. Other than that, everything was pretty good. Food sizes are extremely small, still very delicious, so I would say it’s worth the price.
We had an amazing evening yesterday at Robata. Food, service, everything was perfect. 🤍
Amazing service and even more amazing food. The best food we had eaten in over a year! Will definitely come back
Great lunch. Food was amazing 👏
Only downs is should get longer than 1 hour 30 to eat
First outdoor dining. Sat at the table to be told we had only 1 hour to order and pay. The waiter then came and said we had extra time. Service was rushed. Food was good but all came at once so it got cold quickly. Overall it was an experience but don't book the last seating as they need to pack up the gazebo. Service could be improved and overcooked chilli pepper squid. Sushi and bao buns were great
Made no effort whatsoever for a milestone birthday although it was booked weeks in advance. The outdoor atmosphere rivalled a market place not a high class restaurant and the food is very overpriced for the size of the portions. Spent over £200 and was still hungry. Nobu is much better value
Excellent service. Food in the main was good though £25 for very small steak was steep but very tasty. Will definitely return
The best food I've had in years and wonderful service. Highly recommend - 10/10
I had the early bird menu and everything was perfect. Will definitely go again
This was our first post-lockdown meal. The food was exceptional, and the staff made us feel so welcome and were incredibly friendly. There were patio heaters, so in spite of the chilly weather we were not too cold! It was an all round great experience.
Amazing food. Brilliant service.
First meal out post lockdown, great food and service.
Amazing food and great recommendations from our server. I don’t eat pork, but the special pork dish was out of this world!
Excellent attentive service until we were rushed off the table, very impolitely, as the clock approached 2 hours.
I get you’ve just reopened but don’t forget how to try and re-cultivate a returning client base willing to pay you money when all this pent up demand dies down.
Food was good not great, service was really good.
Was sat out on the road in a tent, I booked as it had a dedicated outdoor seating area in the pictures
Outstanding food again and again. Tasted so fresh after months of having to have takeaways instead of eating out, due to lockdown.
Service was great and the outdoor area was warm enough to accommodate us comfortably.
We visited on the first day after the lockdown ended in April 2021. They had heating and a shelter outside. Food and service were great.
Amazing food and great service! Nice covered outdoor area with heaters.
Went on April 12th, they have a covered outside eating area in line with guidelines. Food was DELICIOUS!! Will recommend to others.
Great taster menu! Great service and food! Going again
As my favourite food is Japenese, it's fair to say I've tried a vast amount of Japnese restaurants and the food was excellent here. Great location too.
Prefect all round. Decor, vibe, music, service and of course food.
ROBATA is rated 4.4 stars by 415 OpenTable diners.
ROBATA does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://robata.giftpro.co.uk/.
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.