This is not your typical Japanese restaurant. The eighty seat Roka is centered around a Robata cooking grill and even has an elegant cocktail bar. Robata means 'with open flames' and that's what most of the menu focuses on. Dishes such as Tempura, Sashimi, Maki, Kushiage, and Robata Niku are what you'll get. Winning awards and accolades for its fine flavor and welcoming atmosphere, this is a must try restaurant in London. The French windows make it bright and airy, while the street view provides a somewhat alfresco dining experience.

Location:  37 Charlotte Street

Business hours:  Mo-Fr 12:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Mo-Fr 5:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Sa-Su 12:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Su 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.