Time Out 說
A modern Japanese izakaya takes over the old Brickhouse spot
Tucked away in a backstreet alleyway near the end of the Lan Kwai Fong strip, Roji – named after the Japanese word rojiura, meaning alleyway – is a walk-in only restaurant and bar offering Japanese food with a touch of French influence. Dishing out fun casual vibes with light bites and creative cocktails to the beat of old school RnB, soul, and hip hop, Roji has a dining room with table seating and high countertops, a slick bar, and a semi-outdoor space with benches to perch on.
Food wise, the menu offers a range of dishes with small bites, starters, hot plates, mains, desserts and rice boxes, all of which come under $300. Highlights include plump cuts of scallop ($138), an oily hamachi dish ($168) topped with salmon roe, grated bottarga and crispy garlic chip, and a crunchy deep-fried chicken katsu ($168). The menu also offers loaded mini-sized rice pots filled with wagyu ($248) or seafood ($268). Wash it all down with a classic highball ($95), saketini ($125), or fruity Kinome cocktail ($120).