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5.4 /6 Excellent 45 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

45 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 45 Reviews
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
27.03.2017 08:29

Lovely food always good service I would recommend this restaurant. In the heart of primrose hill tucked away I would definitely book as it gets busy .

1 review so far 6
25.03.2017 09:46

Freieny and very good service. High quality of ingredients Great dishes and variety of menu Certainly the best sushi in the area! We loved it!

1 review so far 6
10.03.2017 07:33

Best sushi in town. They've got it spot in. Make sure you book. The cookie dough dessert is insane. Make sure you leave some space

5 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

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 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
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 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 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
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

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
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!!

1 review so far 6
28.06.2016 09:17

An excellent lunch - sensibly priced and good service. The food was cooked perfectly and presented well. It is not a big place and not surprisingly it was busy.

1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 08:59

Very good food and very good service. I will go again. It is totally recommendable, in fact I already have recommended it to some of my friends.

1 review so far 6
13.02.2016 16:31

The experience was excellent, the food was delicious and the service was really nice. I recommend it 100%. We will come back for any special occasion

1 review so far 5
03.08.2016 09:14

Great value in the lunch menu at 12.50£ for 2 courses plus tea. Choice of background music (dance music?) not really appropriate for the location All in all a great atmosphere

1 review so far 6
01.01.2016 11:30

Amazing food, did not wait long and tastes just delicious. Prices are not too expensive neither cheap. Restaurant a bit too small though, few tables.

1 review so far 6
30.12.2015 13:40

good service, small and cute, definitely would recommend this place in primrose hill for couples or families, good owners and service, no complaints at all

1 review so far 6
07.07.2015 15:47

Great food - really helpful waiting staff. The sushi is something different to the usual offered and they are flexible if you need substitutions too..

1 review so far 6
05.06.2016 07:28

Fabulous meal as usual, unfortunately they had run out of avocado spring rolls but there were plenty of other yummy things to have. Thank you!

1 review so far 6
02.03.2016 07:23

Delicious food with interesting combinations of ingredients and flavours and well presented dishes. The staff were all very friendly and the atmosphere welcoming and enjoyable.

5 reviews so far 6
14.02.2017 08:49

Amazing food in a very nice restaurant, Oka is always a good choice between quality and price, I'm sure that I'm going to repeat again.

1 review so far 5
19.02.2017 09:22

Excellent food and friendly staff; the only negative aspect is that the restaurant is relatively small and the door often swings open due to the delivery into the neighbourhood

1 review so far 5
23.05.2016 07:20

Can warmly recommend this restaurant. Great selection of sushi with delicious tastes. Great atmosphere, and the service is excellent. Book in advance as the restaurant is not very large.

2 reviews so far 5
30.08.2016 07:21

Good quality food. Decent size menu. Sat down out side which was fine. Although ran out of tuna on the day. Would go back again some day.

1 review so far 4
13.06.2016 08:56

No recollection of my booking amazing food but terrible food poising after. Food all came at different times and as they didn't have my booking they didn't know it was my husbands birthday

1 review so far 5
16.01.2017 11:43

Excellent food with efficient and friendly service. My only criticism would be that the restaurant is a bit small making for a somewhat cramped dining experience.

5 reviews so far 5
21.01.2016 12:42

We received very welcome service. The waiter was helpful with choosing from wine list and menu. The service was prompt. The dishes were pretty and delicious.

1 review so far 5
15.02.2017 10:50

small cozy restaurant with a good atmosphere and decent decor, prices arent too bad for the area good food however could be spicier, very friendly staff

1 review so far 5
24.02.2016 09:54

Love this restaurant. Great food and lovely service. The Dragon roll is a particular favorite and the Sparkling Sake is a delightful choice for a dessert

2 reviews so far 5
25.02.2016 08:58

Beautiful food, good service, nice ambiance. restaurant is small and cosy so best to book in advance. Be sure to try the salmon or tuna tataki

1 review so far 5
20.12.2015 10:02

Lovely restaurant, it had great food, really good service and I would def recommend and go to this restaurant again. The cookie dessert was insane!

5 reviews so far 5
19.05.2016 07:15

As always we had a delicious meal served well by friendly management and staff. The hamachi cevice was particularly tasty as was the back cod

5 reviews so far 5
04.09.2016 16:50

Food always beautifully presented and delicious to eat. Highly recommend the salmon tataki. Be patient with service as everything comes up freshly prepared from kichen.

5 reviews so far 5
24.04.2016 18:29

As always this venue does not disappoint. The service is very friendly and helpful. The food is served with style and is delicious. We'll return

1 review so far 5
21.10.2016 08:34

Food was amazing. Service was slow so had to get the waiters attention many times. I would definitely go back because the food was incredible.

1 review so far 5
18.02.2016 21:32

Excellent food - delicious and fresh. The staff were pleasnt but could have been more 'on the ball'. We would definitely return to this restaurant

5 reviews so far 6
06.11.2016 16:54

Everything was perfect, an amazing meal. And very good service