Read about aRoqa's press coverage in the wake of our recent opening, by some of the most trusted sources for food & drink news.



...  For his latest restaurant, Gaurav Anand, who owns Awadh on the Upper West Side and Moti Mahal Delux on the Upper East Side, has drawn inspiration from a roqa, a traditional Indian engagement party...


GRUB STREET  |  aRoqa Brings Creative Indian Fusion to Chelsea aRoqa in Chelsea, the chef-owner has cast off the shackles of culinary authenticity to fuse Indian and Western flavors and techniques, giving rise to such whimsies as kataifi-wrapped mushrooms with goat-cheese relish, pork dumplings with bacon crumble and vindaloo sauce...


URBAN DADDY  |  Interesting Indian in a Sexy Chelsea Lounge

...This is prescribed for post-work drinks or casual second dates, based mostly on the conversation-piece menu items. Like Shadowplay, a Mezcal Joven-clementine-cactus water drink that’ll arrive smoking, courtesy of a low-key dry ice presentation.


GOTHAMIST  |  Swiss Chard Made Sexy At Newly-Opened aRoqa In Chelsea

...Until recently, there had yet to be a time in my life when I thought, "My God, that swiss chard is striking." And yet, here we are, staring at the show-stopping "Powderfinger" cocktail at new Chelsea restaurant aRoqa on 9th Avenue. I don't even like swiss chard, but there's no doubting the curb appeal of that beauty, which was designed by Head Mixologist Stephen Thomas...


East meets west at this sleek, contemporary Indian restaurant in the heart of Chelsea. Join host Pim Philip as he talks to chef Gaurav Anand and head mixologist Stephen Thomas about what makes aRoqa such a unique culinary experience.