Discover ROKA’s Award-Winning Japanese Cuisine at Hotel Arts Barcelona

by | Apr 11, 2023

Experience the best of contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine at ROKA's exclusive pop-up in Hotel Arts Barcelona.

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The culinary scene in Barcelona has just received an exciting new addition. World-renowned restaurant group Azumi Limited has announced opening a pop-up ROKA restaurant in Hotel Arts Barcelona for a limited time during the summer season. The London-born restaurant concept will bring its contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine to the city’s waterfront as part of the ephemeral dining concept. Open daily for dinner only, this exclusive pop-up ROKA Barcelona will be nestled beside Marina Coastal Club’s infinity pool, overlooking the world-renowned Frank Gehry’s statue ‘Fish’.

ROKA, the brainchild of co-founder and creator Rainer Becker, initially launched in London in 2004 and has since expanded to four restaurants in the English capital as well as locations in Dubai, Riyadh, and Istanbul. Becker is widely known for being the first to bring the robata grill to Europe.

The menu at ROKA Barcelona 

The robata grill is a traditional Japanese cooking method inspired by fishermen cooking fish over charcoal on the boats of the Northern coastal waters of Japan. ROKA’s menu offers an exciting blend of sushi, sashimi, and dishes from the robata grill.


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Yellowtail sashimi with yuzu-truffle dressing, Wagyu sushi with oscietra caviar, and exceptional King crab, black cod, and prawn dumplings with roasted chilli dressing are just some of the highlights from the sushi and sashimi selection. From the robata grill, standout seafood, meat, and vegetable dishes include the exquisite Sea bream fillet, ryotei miso, and red onion, Lamb cutlets with Korean spices, and Asparagus with sweet soy and sesame. The presentation of the dishes is immaculate, and the flavours are balanced and exquisite.


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ROKA’s sophisticated desserts are constructed with flair and promise the perfect finale to a memorable night out with Barcelona’s sparkling sea as a backdrop. The Sweet miso crème brulee, roasted figs, and pistachio ice cream are some of the most popular desserts, and they showcase ROKA’s creativity and attention to detail.

Culinary delights at Hotel Arts Barcelona

Hotel Arts Barcelona, where ROKA Barcelona is situated, is an architectural landmark on Barcelona’s buzzing waterfront. It is one of the premier culinary destinations in the city, with 2 Michelin-starred Enoteca helmed by the illustrious, 5 Michelin-starred chef Paco Perez. The addition of ROKA Barcelona adds another exciting dining option to the hotel’s already impressive lineup.

The exclusive pop-up ROKA Barcelona is open for a limited time, making it a must-visit for food lovers and culinary enthusiasts. The open-air restaurant is set in an idyllic location, with stunning views of the Marina Coastal Club and the Frank Gehry ‘Fish’ statue. The menu is an exciting blend of traditional Japanese cuisine with a contemporary twist, and the dishes are executed with precision and finesse.

Overall, the opening of ROKA Barcelona in Hotel Arts is an exciting development for the city’s culinary scene. The ephemeral dining concept adds a sense of exclusivity and excitement to the experience, making it a must-visit for those looking for a unique and memorable dining experience. With its exquisite menu, stunning location, and impeccable service, ROKA Barcelona is a pop-up restaurant that is not to be missed. ◼

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© This article was first published online in Apr 2023 – World Travel Magazine.

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