ROKA, Bahrain’s Newest Japanese Dining Spot Opens at Bahrain Bay!

Azumi, the renowned global restaurant group behind the celebrated Zuma and ROKA brands, in partnership with Infracorp, officially opened its doors of ROKA Bahrain today, 15 April 2024. Located in the heart of Bahrain Bay, Manama on the 8th-floor rooftop of the all-new Pearl House, the restaurant houses an expansive outdoor terrace area, offering breath-taking sea views and a stunning sunset setting. 

Following the tremendous success of Zuma London, Rainer Becker, Co-founder, and Creator of both brands, quickly recognised the huge popularity of robatayaki cuisine and opened ROKA Charlotte Street, London in 2004 followed in later years by ROKA in Dubai, Riyadh, Istanbul, Kuwait and Jeddah, with the addition of pop-ups in Barcelona and Mallorca. Today, with twenty years of expertise, making its mark across countries and receiving countless awards, the contemporary Japanese Robatayaki restaurant makes its way to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

ROKA Bahrain is primed to entice food enthusiasts with acclaimed signature Robatayaki dishes, from the kankoku fu kohitsuji, lamb cutlets with Korean spices and sesame cucumber, to the bekupoteto, baked potato with yuzu cream and chives, and the sake no taru taru, salmon tartare with den miso and yuzu, each masterfully designed to deliver an unparalleled dining experience. ROKA Bahrain also unveils a selection of Manama-exclusive culinary creations that joins ROKA’s global staples such as the milk chocolate and mascarpone lotus with blueberry and cacao crumble, complimented by a scoop of coffee ice cream and the baked passion fruit cheesecake with berries, black sesame crumble.

Commenting on the launch, Rainer Becker, Co-founder and Creator, of ROKAsaid, “We’re thrilled to launch ROKA in the vibrant city of Manama, marking a pivotal step in our Middle East expansion. Bahrain’s cosmopolitan F&B scene, steeped in rich history and global influences, makes it an ideal destination for ROKA. With our blend of authentic Japanese cuisine and contemporary flair, we’re confident ROKA Bahrain will be a firm favourite among food enthusiasts. This year is especially meaningful as we celebrate two decades of ROKA’s success.”

True to ROKA’s signature style, the restaurant’s interiors combine traditional Japanese aesthetics with modern design. The robata – a feature synonymous with ROKA – teases its own central role with its charred copper façade, a homage to the robata flames. Moreover, guests can enjoy al fresco dining and stunning sunsets on the rooftop terrace.

ROKA features its signature photo wall experience, filled with contrasting amber rocker switches, creating the perfect photo opportunity for guests. This aesthetic balance is further nuanced by custom Japanese paper cherry blossom hues, offering an inspired space to soak up the music and ambience framed by ROKA Bahrain’s resident DJ to elevate the experience by the bar.

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The restaurant operates from 5:30 pm to 12:00 am from Sundays to Thursdays and 12:30 pm to 12:30 am on Fridays and Saturdays. 

For reservations and more information, contact ROKA Bahrain: 

Telephone: +973 1334 3334