Robun

4.4
174 Reviews
£41 and over
Japanese
Robun is a tribute to Japanese author Kanagaki Robun and his 1872 book Seiyō ryōritsū, which introduced Western barbecue to Japan.

Our modern-day interpretation of ‘Yakiniku’ specialises in sharing plates of beautiful robata grilled meats, seafood and vegetables fused with elements from across Asia, paired with inspired cocktails, wines and an extensive choice of Japanese whiskeys in the most inviting and sociable of settings.

Alongside our innovative selection of sashimi, salads and small bites, our fresh sushi is served in a variety of creative incarnations including soft-shell crab tempura roll with kimchi mayo and a caviar-topped Wagyu nigiri with yuzu miso truffle sauce.

Robun’s unique Japanese Afternoon Tea service brings together elements from our menu and fine Japanese teas, perfect for an elegant afternoon with friends.

Robun is the place to relax, unwind and enjoy sharing plates with friends and family. It will definitely leave you wanting more!

Experiences

  • Japanese Inspired Afternoon Tea

    £32.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Robun’s unique Japanese Afternoon Tea service brings together elements from our menu and fine Japanese teas, perfect for an elegant afternoon with friends. Dine on Japanese-inspired delights, with a menu that boasts the likes of Akami Sashimi and Chicken Karaage followed by treats such as Black Truffle chocolate torte and Mochi ice cream. There’s plenty of choice to tantalise your taste buds, accompanied by a selection of traditional Japanese teas.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
What 174 people are saying
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brionyb
Bath
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food. Wonderful environment. Great service. Will definitely return many times

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PaulD
Bath
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and served quickly and efficiently but quite quiet on a Monday evening in late November

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StephenLW
Bath
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality ingredients treated with knowledge and respect. We really enjoyed our experience

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Local
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Japanese food in Bath. Best meal out in Bath over the last few years. Service was attentive, food was excellent - overall a fabulous evening.

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NicoleG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our visit and thought the food stood up well with food we enjoyed in Japan.

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Roadtripsurvivor
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Best Asian restaurant in the South West. Perfect for a quality pre-match meal before going to the Rec to watch Friday night rugby.

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MICHEA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good but not exceptional food - disappointing for the cost. We visited for a birthday and had the set menu (£80 pp). Dishes were beautifully presented with a bit of theatre which added to the experience. Was also served at a nice pace over 2h. But ultimately it did not amaze our taste buds in the way the food at Oak or the Ethicurian did, both of which we have also recently visited and both of which were less expensive. The space is great as is the ambience and service. Perhaps we should have stuck with the small plates.

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GMBB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It was very good, a little expensive, but you do pay for quality. Great service.

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PaulT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Japanese meal - great ingredients and a very accessible menu.

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tvkhastings
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was amazing but the service was pretty poor - we had the tasting menu and had to chase numerous components and the wait time between dishes was far too long!
Considering the price tag, and the automatically added service fee, the service needs to be improved!!

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RebeccaG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved the food!! The service was great!! Ambiance was also great. Will defo be going back! :)

JM
JuliaM
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Quite shockingly expensive. Service was haphazard.

LB
LeoB
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, you get the quality that you pay for, the staff were very attentive and helped with the menu if you had any questions.

AR
AbramR
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Poor overall. Tough meat, and it tasted old. Generally we felt food did not taste fresh nor of particularly good quality. Extremely over-priced, all things being considered. Also, although friendly, the service was slow and disorganised. Very disappointing.

NM
NatashaM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, lovely restaurant, service quite slow for a Tuesday evening

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First visit and will go again. Great choice on the menu. Initially service was poor waiting to get a drink at the bar but improved. Quality of food was excellent. Great presentation.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

This place definitely has potential. The problem is they’re trying to be

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Enjoyed the evening overall. Some food was fantastic, others average.. overall 4/5.

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Juli
Bath
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Wildly overpriced, small portions, deep fried everything, lacked flavour, sterile ambience

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MalinS
Bath
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Door looked when arriving, had to call them to get in. The waitresses seemed a bit inexperienced and distracted; had to ask for menys, remind them about beers etc. The food was well prepared and tasted nice.

JB
JohnB
London
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service
Lovely restaurant
Some food was very good such as the popcorn prawns, black cod and the chicken teriyaki
We ordered the large plate beef which was under seasoned
The sushi was small
The buns lacked flavour too
Overall 4/5

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emilyh
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The bartender really made our experience. She was chatty and knowledgable and very friendly. All the other servers were great as well. The food was good, with the strongest showing with the small plates and starters, particularly the silken tofu, fried chicken and the paper thin vegetable salad. The sushi and robata steak dishes were solid as well. The only let downs were the kimchi fried rice and bok choy. Neither were to our liking.

The place is well dressed in modern black and white, with splashes of red. But the lighting was a bit bright and jarring. Dimming it down a bit would help with atmosphere.

But all in all, a very nice night!

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Qwerty
London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and staff were very helpful. Ambience was good.

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YveM
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food! Would recommend the popcorn shrimp, octopus, the sushi/sashimi plate. Washed down with the waiter's recommendation, Tokai Fermint. Great service, will definitely be back.

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Rich
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Sushi was absolutely amazing! Probably the best we’ve had. Really tasty!
However the service was poor. We had to ask the waiter twice for wasabi, by which time we had eaten most of our sushi without it. Steer well clear of the wagu ribeye dish, absolutely tiny plate of overcooked, underwhelming meat with a £49 price tag! We complained and they took 50% off that dish with the manager letting slip they “get this a lot with this dish”

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DebbieO
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked Robun for my partners birthday and were not left disappointed. The food was excellent, the menu interesting and varied and the service friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back next time we are in Bath.

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EmilyM
Bath
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Superb food and service! However it was FREEZING!!! Not sure if this is Covid measures but we didn’t stay as long as we would have liked. We will be back though! X

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Thali
Bath
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall superb! Very thoughtful to give me a cake on my birthday (and they sang me a happy birthday too :) Ambience was nice. Food was good. Highly recommended. Kudos to the staff!

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SandyB
Bath
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu had a good range for different budgets and with enough vegetarian options to cater to those not wanting fish or meat. Service was great, as was the decor / ambiance.

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SophieM
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Seems like conceited cooking, not a homemade feeling. Very expensive.

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Skellingsted
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an amazing experience at Robun in Bath. Service was great and food amazing. Unfortunately the table next to us was making a lot of noice (which had nothing with Robun to do) but it made the score of experience a little lower . But all in all. Fantastic experience

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GreenToad
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning fresh food, amazing chefs, great service really enjoyed a night out with grown up children.

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Laura
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and beautifully presented, tasty food. The restaurant itself is spacious with fabulous decor. Will definitely be returning and would highly recommend.

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KevinM
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent experience and meal. Many thanks.

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olivia
Bath
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food, best japanese food i’ve ever had, the staff were extremely friendly and food and service was very quick. definitely coming back

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sarahM
Bath
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sashimi was super fresh and delicious. I also had a marinated chicken fish which was succulent and interesting flavours. Verdict on steak was yesterday it was a bit too fatty and shattered is US standard steak??
Interesting decor, good service. Expensive but nice treat.

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ClaJ
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was great but an expensive outing for a special occasion was really let down by awful service with an incompetent and badly trained waiter. We had to ask for everything from drinks, to order being taken, to clean cutlery to the bill. No attention was paid to us which for a spend of £80 a head was a bit of a slap in the face. No excuse for this level of disdain for the customer.

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IanT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were visiting Bath and luckily pre booked several weeks ago. We very much enjoyed our evening. Food was great and the menu catered to our different tastes.
The 4/5 stars for service was only because of a couple of very small issues which we felt were because the restaurant was very very busy - because it is so good.

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Japanese food outside in the South West 😋 👌

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Cate
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Food is amazing! However staff is very slow cleaning tables.
Management should definitely hire more staff.

FAQs

Robun is rated 4.4 stars by 174 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.