Contemporary Japanese restaurant Roka is set to open in Waldorf Astoria Kuwait.
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From famed restaurateur Rainer Becker’s Azumi Ltd – also behind the likes of Zuma – the concept focuses on modern Japanese cooking centred on the robata grill.
Emma Banks, vice president, F&B strategy & development, EMEA at Hilton, said:
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Azumi Ltd to bring this award-winning Japanese restaurant concept to Waldorf Astoria Kuwait. Roka’s delicious cuisine and welcoming yet energetic ambiance will no doubt make it a sought-after dining destination. We look forward to bringing this wonderful gastronomic experience to our guests.”
The first of the brand’s hotels to open in the country, Waldorf Astoria Kuwait is slated for an autumn 2021 launch, with Roka to launch shortly after, in The Avenues, real estate developer Mabanee’s 360,000 square metres leasable area development and Kuwait’s largest retail, entertainment, and lifestyle destination.
Chief executive officer of Mabanee, Waleed Alsharian, said:
“We are very pleased to be bringing the exceptional and renowned Roka restaurant to Kuwait. Mabanee strives to create unique experiences for its customers, a vision that is embedded in our values as well as all projects we develop. We believe this is an ideal partnership that will add value to the prestigious Waldorf Astoria Kuwait, soon to be opening its doors this autumn.”
The Roka brand, which originated in London, is in the middle of a large Middle East expansion, having launched in Dubai in 2020 and is set to open in Saudi Arabia capital Riyadh in summer 2021.
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