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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Amazing Food & Cocktails
1. Amazing Food & Cocktails
"Went all the way to London just to try the food at this place."
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2. A Hidden Gem
2. A Hidden Gem
"a hidden gem with high quality food and relaxed environment"
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3. Great Atmosphere & Decor
3. Great Atmosphere & Decor
"I love the atmosphere and ambiance in this place"
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Specialising in Japan’s long-standing grilling tradition. ROBATA is an independent Japanese restaurant where each menu item is created with care, passion and love. Bringing the flavours of Japan to the heart of Soho whilst delivering a unique dining experience where exceptional Asian flair meets 21st century creativity. Offering a hotbed of sharing plates, our celebrated robata skewers and sake cocktails, this is a restaurant not to be missed.
US$21 - US$55
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Japanese, Barbecue, Sushi, Grill, Asian
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 24 December 2020 via mobile

Dalia who served me and my 2 friends has done a great job. She has been friendly, attentive and understand what customers need. Her husband can cook good food too. Definitely recommend it.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 28 January 2020 via mobile

Came due to Trip Advisor recommendation and it was spot on. Absolutely everything was delicious, but the Chicken Karaage was unbelievably good. Had the lunch special and not only were we full, but very very pleased with the quality. Asaahi on tap is a bonus....More

Date of visit: January 2020
RobataTeam, Marketing at Robata, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2020

Hi there, Thank you very much for providing such a fantastic review about us on your recent visit, we truly appreciate our customer's opinions. Your positive comments about our food are greatly valued and will be passed on to the rest of our team. We...More

Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

The food was brilliant - had the tasting menu and some cocktails. Great execution - really lovely stuff and beautiful presentation. Slow and awkward service though. Ruined what would have been a great meal. Went for a special occasion - it didn’t feel special.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 12 December 2020

Lanna served us and she was amazing! Lovely, friendly and efficient. The food was delicious, so fresh and tasty!!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 December 2020

We ordered a tasting menu, after about an hour we ordered a glass of wine. The waitress brought it over and came back 5 minutes later and told us we had to leave in 10 minutes because there was another reservation. We were still eating...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 November 2020

We went to Robata last friday night in the rain and had an out door table which was really nice. We managed to sit out there without getting soaked as the rain was not too bad while we ate however if it was bucketing down...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 2 November 2020 via mobile

Food was fine but no more. Portions pretty small, and food+drink pricey to get full from. Nice atmosphere though.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 1 November 2020

was craving an izakaya style Japanese restaurant a few days ago and ended up picking one that stood out on Soho's Old Compton street, called Robata . We ordered the beef and lamb skewers , kimchi rice, Iberico pork and truffle fries and absolutely loved...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 31 October 2020

The food was amazing and so was the prosecco. Also, the staff was really nice and funny, specially Barbara :) I highly recommend it. We'll definitely repeat!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 29 October 2020

We visited Robata Soho yesterday for a quick birthday celebration. We were served by Manuel - who was very helpful and professional. Food was very tasty, especially miso aubergine was just to die for! The vibe of restaurant is very friendly and cosy with a...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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24 October 2020|
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Response from hamimmi11 | Reviewed this property |
Yes tables on the street with patio heating I think. The restaurants are allowed to have the outdoor table seating until a certain date, I think.
Tim H
9 September 2020|
Response from EJayne98 | Reviewed this property |
1. Your question doesn’t make any sense. 2. The host has to check you in due to covid track and trace 3. Hope this helps :)
15 October 2019|
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Response from vickiengland20 | Reviewed this property |
Probably 2-3 ... the waiting staff can help advise too!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Robata
    Does Robata offer takeaway?
    Yes, Robata offers takeaway services.
    Does Robata offer delivery?
    Yes, Robata offers delivery services.
    How is Robata rated?
    Robata is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4.5