Merging Indian flavors with a global palate


Our story

pronounced roh-kah; an engagement ceremony in India, is a celebration of love and commitment.


At aRoqa, the energy in the atmosphere is palpable, spirits are lifted, the air is filled with laughter, song and dance. The courting couple exchange playful glances. Under the canvas of the sky, rings are exchanged.

It is intimate. It is lively. It is pure.

Inspired by this poetic ceremony, was born aRoqa - an immersive culinary experience with the belief that food brings us closer. Chef Gaurav Anand and head mixologist Stephen Thomas (Il Buco and Il Buco Alimentari) have created a unique marriage of cuisine and cocktails in a chic, sophisticated setting, to create an elevated experience, focusing on small plates with indian flavors.


About us

Chef and owner Gaurav Anand (Bhatti Indian Grill, Moti Mahal Delux, Awadh), along with partner Monica Saxena envisioned aRoqa to be a celebration of diversity and culture, merging Indian flavors with a global palate and cocktail culture. aRoqa’s menu unites diverse flavors inspired by its name: in India, a “roka” ceremony is where friends and family come together to enjoy the engagement of a couple and celebrate by sharing a meal.