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5.5 /6 Wonderful 60 Reviews

OKA

Primrose Hill/Chalk Farm Asian £££ +100
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About OKA

Please note that OKA can only hold your table for 15 minutes

Regent Park Road isn’t necessarily Londoner’s first though for eating out, but in distinguishing itself as an unassuming local eatery, the team at OKA are doing a good job preserving the best-keep-secret vibe that has made the restaurant’s name. Offering a broad interpretation of the best of Asian dining, as well as a serious sushi offering, has meant that this Primrose Hill favourite has garnered favour with the locals and those with an inside line on great Asian food in the city.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:30 - 21:30
  • Tuesday 12:30 - 21:30
  • Wednesday 12:30 - 21:30
  • Thursday 12:30 - 21:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 21:30
  • Saturday 12:00 - 21:30
  • Sunday 12:00 - 21:30
OKA, 71 Regents Park Road, NW1 8UY London

Further Information

OKA is a thoroughly north London pan-Asian restaurant, awash with pared back rustic touches and chic minimalism along Regents Park Road. This tiny restaurant offers a little insight in to how eating out works in big Asian cities. Sure, London’s pretty busy, but it’s got nothing on Tokyo, for example. OKA is a tiny, hole in the wall joint, and as such, reservations are limited to 90 minutes for two diners and 120 minutes for groups of four. Don’t let that deter you, this is how it's done in Asia. The restaurant is a textbook example of how an understated dining room can be the most effective backdrop for truly colourful food. At OKA, that food is a riot of colour, courtesy of their generous pan-Asian menu with a firm skew towards sushi. For those local to Primrose Hill, this won’t be news, as the restaurant has already established itself as the home of a properly comprehensive Asian menu in this part of Camden.

There should be no confusion about the idea of pan-Asian, however. OKA is a affirmably a pan-Asian restaurant and not a fusion restaurant. The kitchen team draw on cuisines from across the Asian continent and produce dishes which honour the way they are enjoyed in their native home – there’s no mash up of sushi and curry here. Expect to find a sushi menu that offers old favourites like salmon and avocado nigiri and unagi rolls, as well as interesting takes of Korean dishes like bulgogi beef and Indian-inspired chilli sambal chicken. Regents Road on Primrose Hill is an unlikely home for a restaurant of OKA’s calibre, but that hasn’t deterred their fans.

CHEF'S CHOICE

60 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 60 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: great value
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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1 review so far 6
23.08.2017 09:53

Staff was kind, atmosphere in the restaurant was very nice and good value for money. We will definately come back in future to try again the eel nigiri and the spider roll!

2 reviews so far 6
17.08.2017 07:52

Lovely restaurant with excellent food! Especially the avocado rolls they are delicious. Staff are super friendly and always happy to help and the service is very quick.

1 review so far 6
11.07.2017 13:53

Delicious sushi and the rest of the menu looked incredible as well, I will be back to try out more dishes. A very nice ambiance and brilliant service.

8 reviews so far 6
18.06.2017 11:56

Very very Nice, a nice experience as always, very recomendable if you want a very good quality of sushi. And the enviroment is amazing and fantastic

2 reviews so far 6
11.03.2016 10:42

As always we had a wonderful meal and great service. The tuna tataki with truffle is amazing, as is the dragon roll. My kids love the chicken and salmon and teriyaki and we all love the cookie dough with coconut ice cream. The room is lovely and cozy but you need to book as not many tables.

1 review so far 6
21.01.2016 09:26

We had a great time. Very delicious food, good and attentive service, a quaint and lovely atmosphere. Thumbs up for OKA we hope to return ASAP!

2 reviews so far 6
06.02.2016 08:01

I go to Oka regularly and am never disappointed. The sushi is excellent and the cookie dough and coconut ice cream is my favourite dessert ever. The staff are always friendly and efficient and the little restaurant is very cosy. I love this place!

1 review so far 6
11.01.2016 09:31

A perfect evening. Lovely friendly proprietor and great staff. Spider rolls were to die for. Very prompt service. Only issues I can think of were the leaky soy sauce bottles and splintered chop sticks but this did not detract from the meal in anyway.

1 review so far 6
02.05.2017 09:47

Restaurant superb - but you confirmed we had a table when we didn't ! We arrived to be told they were full and they hadn't confirmed they had a table. They were very good and found us one, even though they were booked out.

2 reviews so far 5
27.11.2016 07:51

Had a great lunch at Oka with my daughter who is vegan. It can accommodate various requirements but also is lovely. Very nice service and cute place. Definitely have to book ahead if you want a table. On top of it you can also have takeaways which can be great.

1 review so far 5
10.02.2017 09:26

Super food, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff. Some excellent twists on classics and a more unusual, and excellent, range of hot dishes with more of a broad south-east asian bent. Only docked a point for slight chaos on arrival (there is no real room to wait) but overall, highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
01.02.2017 13:15

Excellent food, excellent service! A new favourite of mine that I hope to return to often. Highly recommend it (reluctantly though as I don't want it to get so busy that I can't go!)

1 review so far 5
02.11.2015 11:43

It was very busy, so although the waiting staff were pleasant and did their best, the service was slow as there were not enough of them. The food, however, is delicious, and very good value. The wine list is limited.

1 review so far 5
01.05.2016 09:37

Very nice place, charming little restaurant. Service is very good, food is also very nice. If you want a charming, little place to eat this is perfect! Also great place to take out a girl on a date for lunch.

1 review so far 4
26.01.2016 10:59

they forgot half the starters but then made up for it by giving an extra dish without charge. the waiter was abit haphazard and mentioned that he had to waste 2 tea bags when we were not keen on the tea! but overall a good but pricey experience.

1 review so far 6
02.08.2016 16:50

Quick and easy. Very pleased with my overall experience. So easy to make a reservation. Had no issues and was even able to cancel and reschedule the reservation a day before

1 review so far 6
18.02.2016 08:08

grat food - one of the finest Japanese restaurants in north London, great and friendly service, very good value for money. the restaurant is a bit small, but feels intimate

1 review so far 6
23.05.2016 07:58

Excellent service and food. Will be back very soon. Unfortunately we over ordered on starters so didn't make the main courses, but will be back for the marmite chicken etc

8 reviews so far 6
02.03.2017 10:04

Everything was perfect as always. Very good quality of the food. I'm going to repeat. Very good value for the price and the amazing quality of products. Everything was fantastic

1 review so far 6
29.11.2016 09:01

We really enjoyed the style of the restaurant. It was perfect for having a lunch catch up. The sushi menu was simple but delicious I would recommend the salmon bites!!