All reader reviews by enrico

Roka (Charlotte St)

Went to Roka last week and was very disappointed. I ha read the rave reviews and was looking forward to some great food. Disappointment started with the sashimi, cut far to thick and served on a bed of crushed ice - almost like chewing ice cubes instead of having delicate morsels melting in your mouth. I have never seen sashimi cut so badly, it looked like a 5 year old ad chopped up some fish and the flavour was obviously gone as it was served on ice.

The sushi that followed was no better: tiny sushi with rice that fell apart as it touched the soya sauce. Again, the size was wrong and the execution very poor. The Unagi was also a disappointment as it felt bony. Would decided to leave and forget about this place. Charlote street is a great neighbourhood though. Roka totally overrated and very expensive for what you get.

Sunday, August 19, 2007
Overall rating 4 stars
Food 3 | Service 5 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 1

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