Robata

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Cuisine: Barbeque, Japanese, Sushi
Price Point: Mains from £10-£20

Robata is Japanese grilled charcoal cooking and funnily enough, it's what this restaurant does best.

Nestled in the heart of colourful Soho, it's understated and intimate with group tables that come with sheer partitions, creating a feeling of privacy. If your dining partner isn't holding your attention, the grill is on full display and whipping up a storm.

You can't come to a place like this and not try the Robata offerings. Order a variety of skewers to mix and match; there's everything from chicken, pork belly, beef fillet and scallops and all come with their own bespoke sauce. If that doesn't fill you up, graduate to the Robata's large plates like the Margret duck breast and Atlantic cod. For vegetarians, there's a broccoli steak (that's a first) and a variety of vegetable skewers.

It wouldn't be a complete Japanese experience without some melt-in-the-mouth sushi! Sashimi and California rolls are all ready to roll as well as pork and kimchi gyoza. Don't forget the Sake!

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Robata
56 Old Compton Street
Soho
London W1D 4UE

Open Hours:
Mon - Fri: 12pm till 3pm / 5pm till 11pm
Sat - Sun: 12pm till 11pm

Phone: 02072 875766

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Excellent food and priced in a niche below fine dining and the usual suspects in the west end without compromising on quality. The staff were mixed in terms of knowledge but they were all professional and friendly. We will definitely go back given our experience and to support a young entrepreneur doing a fantastic job with a great product who has really found a niche all Japanese food lovers welcome!

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Fantastic experience. Highly highly recommend.

We ordered sashimi platter, pulled pork buns, 4 types of yakitori and they were all delicious. We couldn’t help but ordered more yakitori after finishing the first round. If you order yakitori you must have the iberico pork and the belly pork, they are unbelievable.

Drinks were nice too, we tried some sakura tea and a plum sake cocktail - went very well with the food and were also tasty on their own.

On top of that, service was absolutely amazing, probably one of the best I have experienced in London. Kudos to all the staff members!

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- dined at Robata on

Amazing experience from booking to arriving to ordering and the yummy food. The staff were great!

Defo recommend Robata and First Table.

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- dined at Robata on

Falguni Patel

We ordered the Soft Shell Crab Roll, J. Fried Chicken Karaage, Chilli Squid, Beef Skewer, Pork Belly Skewer and Short Rib Bao Buns.

Our favourite was the crab roll - absolutely delicious! The chilli squid was light and crispy and super tasty and the J. Fried Chicken Karaage was delicious. The skewers were not great - beef was tough and chewy and I didn’t like the apple glaze on the pork belly. The Short Rib Bao nuns were also not great, they meat was extremely soft and so was the bun itself so it wasn’t a good combination and had too much sauce so it was a mess to eat. Next time, I think I’d go for the for chicken Bao bun instead to have a mixture of crispy and soft textures.

The service from the waitress was very average. The manager was friendly and asked how the food was but then as the night went on, we were served by someone else and she didn’t seem to have any enthusiasm. She did not speak or ask any questions and she was not the friendliest person to have serving us. Overall, the food was good but I don’t think it was good enough for a second visit so I don’t think I’ll be back as there are several other restaurants I want to try in London.

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- dined at Robata on

Excellent food and priced in a niche below fine dining and the usual suspects in the west end without compromising on quality. The staff were mixed in terms of knowledge but they were all professional and friendly. We will definitely go back given our experience and to support a young entrepreneur doing a fantastic job with a great product who has really found a niche all Japanese food lovers welcome!

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- dined at Robata on

Gorgeous food and the sauces were so interesting and inventive. Definitely return to this restaurant. Healthy but so delicious. We had salmon and steak as well as other sharing plates that were cooked to perfection.

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- dined at Robata on

Amazing!

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- dined at Robata on

Fantastic experience. Highly highly recommend.

We ordered sashimi platter, pulled pork buns, 4 types of yakitori and they were all delicious. We couldn’t help but ordered more yakitori after finishing the first round. If you order yakitori you must have the iberico pork and the belly pork, they are unbelievable.

Drinks were nice too, we tried some sakura tea and a plum sake cocktail - went very well with the food and were also tasty on their own.

On top of that, service was absolutely amazing, probably one of the best I have experienced in London. Kudos to all the staff members!

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- dined at Robata on

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