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aRoqa, New York, NY

aRoqa

4.4
4.4
588 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 16 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

  • 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!

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What 588 people are saying

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Indian

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  1. DK

    DeniseK

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Above average but not spectacular food. Our waiter was great. No ambiance to speak of; it’s just painted black.
  2. TB

    ThrowBack2

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent gourmet Indian. Unique, great tastes, attentive friendly service.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner here. The Indian food was taken to a higher level but still kept the integrity of the cuisine. The mushroom appetizer wrapped with the shredded phyllo and the chicken appetizer were delicious. The shrimp curry was outstanding and lamb biryani excellent. We ended meal with the lemon sponge cake for dessert. Henry our waiter was very helpful with his recommendations. Max the bar tender also deserves a shout out for his recommendations for cocktails at bar before dinner.
  4. D

    Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It's perfectly fine, but it's nothing special. We enjoyed each of the dishes (save the chicken tikka masala, which was not particularly good), but at the end of the day, particularly given the hype (and it being a bit pricey), it was a bit of a let down. But if you're in the mood for Indian, it'll be a good dinner, so don't hesitate. Just don't be expecting something from the Michelin review or something special.
  5. ER

    EguR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food! Inventive menu with some classics. Went for brunch and it was oddly dark inside and had a bit of a lounge vibe, but overall would definitely recommend for the delicious food and reasonable prices!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service. Expensive drinks
  7. AP

    AgataP

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  8. HA

    HollywoodAppel

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first meal back from our honeymoon and our server Henry was an absolute delight! The food, the drinks, the ambiance were all fantastic! Can’t wait to go back! Get the smoked eggplant or the lamb biryani extra spicy! If you’re getting dessert definitely get the coppa pistachio!
  9. RX

    RXDMDS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I had high hopes for this restaurant. But my disappointment began when I was informed they ran out of butternut squash for one of their signature vegetarian dishes, which I was looking forward to. How do you run out of a basic vegetable? I mean can't you just send someone to a grocery store down the block? Also although I know okra can be challenging to cook I found mine rather stringy/fibrous and was underwhelmed. The interior seating of the restaurant is cramped and packed like an airliner, with only one center aisle that can get very congested. What saved the day a little bit was the mushroom appetizer, and also the visual presentation of the food and cocktails. At this price point, I would not recommend Aroqa over the very many other options for indian food in NYC including Baar Baar, Junoon, and Indian Accent. Again a Michelin recognized restaurant should not run out of a basic vegetable. I don't plan to return- guess I never will find out how their squash dish tastes.
  10. KM

    KaustavM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It's not too fussy - just simple delicious Indian food the way it's made at home with a little finesse expected from an upscale restaurant. The paneer tikka masala is on the sweeter side and caters to the non-ethnic palate perhaps. Cocktails are innovative and refreshingly delicious. Serve staff are friendly and efficient. The place is cozy but with an upscale feel. Definitely recommend.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Ok food but poor ambience. No air conditioning on hot day
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    aRoqa was fantastic! The food is delicious and service was stellar - especially enjoyed the habanero chicken tikka and having it charred on our table
  13. R

    Rickey

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  14. F

    Foodie101

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good but portions are small for the price. We were a party of 4 and all the appetizers had only 3 pieces so we had to pay extra to add a 4 piece to each appetizer. $16 for 3 pieces of cauliflower seems a little steep.
  15. BU

    BenjaminU

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner at aRoqa very much! We reserved a table outdoors and were welcomed by an attentive and friendly staff. We enjoyed the delicious and carefully curated food and drinks at the restaurant and were served promptly and professionally by Sebastian our waiter. We will definitely be returning soon!
  16. TB

    TerenceB

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The wait staff was very good. Food was average for a high end restaurant.
  17. AB

    ABB21

    Phoenix

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences we had in the city.
  18. s

    s1988

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    Quality and the quantity of the food is not the same as pre covid. Not worth the prices. Food is mediocre.
  19. U

    Urban

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    phenomenal service and excellent food. fills you up.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and tasty modern twists on traditional Indian dishes. Amazing cocktails
  21. JA

    JorgeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, i strongly recommend the place,
  22. j

    jfs2665

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very, very good, both the peri-peri prawns and the habenro chicken tikka were great. Spice levels were a little under what I would expect, but still solid
  23. J

    Jack

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Great service, friendly staff. Restaurant ambience felt a little odd with flat screen TVs and a back room for dining. Cauliflower starter was cold in the middle. Lamb biriyani was fine
  24. KN

    KevinNYC

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Very dark atmosphere. Staff not familiar with the cuisine, can not answer any questions or did not want to. Plus not pleasant at all, no one even smiled at us the whole evening. Seemed like they were paying me to be there instead of the other way around. Food was bland...missing basic salt, acidity..etc.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    The server and overall service was horrible. Food was also very slow. We had to ask for the same thing 5 times in order to get it 45 minutes later.
  26. LB

    LBLBEFamily

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had no idea what to expect from this restaurant because we selected it based on the location. I was beyond pleasantly surprised and would definitely return. The restaurant has a cozy and modern feel to it. It was busy and obviously popular. The food was very delicious and the portions were perfect; not really enough left over to take home which is different from many restaurants that serve cuisine from India. The service was perfect and we were able to be seated and leave within an hour and 15 minutes, which is what we needed. Will definitely return to this Chelsea gem!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and excellent presentation
  28. d

    diver

    New York Area

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was wonderful and the tikka masala was possibly the best I have ever had. I considered getting one to go even though I was already stuffed. The rest of the meal was tasty and interesting twists on recipes. I recommend it highly.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The food was sub par for the restaurant claiming it was Michelin rated in 2021. Even without that the food was not that great. The okra dish was soggy and slimy, the appetizers we got were missing salt and flavor. Definitely disappointed
  30. UM

    UnoM

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Service was slow food was great but price on higher side
  31. AM

    AsliM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing. It was a bit loud because of the customers. We would come back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food :-)
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food tasted authentic and had great spice and flavor. Service was great; our server was amazing and attentive. Highly recommend this as a go to location for Indian food in Chelsea.
  34. J

    Judidee

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our "go to" Indian fare for our trips into NYC! Wonderful food, excellent cocktails and fabulous staff!
  35. RF

    RobertF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. A modern twist on Indian food. You won't be disappointed.
  36. SN

    SteveNYC

    Naples

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    OMG absolutely indescribably delicious food - everything was divine. The digs are not fabulous but OK. The food more than makes up for that.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pre birthday celebration
  38. TB

    TheBrit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The best thing about the meal was that it was quiet... understandably as I was the only person there. When I asked about the spices in the dish the waiter (who has worked there for 4 years) told me it had Indian spices. When I asked for an elaboration on this, I was told it was a brown sauce. The restaurant itself is a bit shabby, with an odd smell. The food was ok, not great. Essentially a mediocre approximation of Indian food, certainly not authentic. Overall a disappointing experience.
  39. r

    rajis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    we had a great experience at aRoqa. Food and drinks were great and the service was exceptional. They accommodated my daughter's food allergy very well.
  40. m

    maryannp

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh my goodness- this was the best Indian food I have had in some time! Yum!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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

aRoqa is rated 4.4 stars by 588 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 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for aRoqa

206 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Additional information

  • 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

  • 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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