Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar - La Quinta
Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar - La Quinta

Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar - La Quinta

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.okurasushi.com/
  • Phone: 7605645820
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.Happy Hour starts from 4:30pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Contemporary Asian, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Jin Heo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Jay Lee 7602190457

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Additional two storage back parking space behind the building.
A word from Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar - La Quinta
Explore the fusion of Japanese and California cuisine at Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar. Our legendary sushi bar serves up contemporary classics as well as Okura specialties bound to gratify. Try our Ultimate All You Can Eat or begin with our assortment of appetizers and salads,each served in plentiful portions and designed to satisfy even the most discriminating tastes with offerings of Kobe Steak, Tempura, our distinctive Robata Grill and numerous choices from the sea.

As you enter the doors of Okura, you will be awed by the modern and elegant Asian decor. Please join us at La Quinta or Palm Springs for a truly unique dining experience! Happy Hour starts from 4:30pm to 6:30 pm.
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Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar - La Quinta reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (25)special occasion (22)fit for foodies (21)good for groups (15)hot spot (10)romantic (7)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • peterVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    best in the desert I like their kobe beef and sumiyaki and service was very good
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worse ayce ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Every roll taste the same. Nigiri's rice is big and fish portion is small. Just want us to be filled up with rice. Won't come back again for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The very best
    snoepe
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is the best Japanese restaurant in La Quinta and will visit them again to take my out of towners to enjoy this gem. Always a busy place even in the off season.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • peterVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    they have very good deal on all you can eat for $32.95 per person we got sushi and a lot of items from kitchen
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy Okura
    Priceless
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had a good experience overall. The noise level is high, but the service was pleasant and the food is consistently good. I think the prices are a bit high. I am always comfortable recommending this place to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All You Can Eat had restrictions
    5todine
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The restaurant was very nice and we were seated quickly. How ever there were two young adults in our party that did not want to have the "All You Can Eat" menu and there was a stipulation that 4 out of the 5 in our party needed to do the "All You Could Eat" and the others HAD to order from the Entrée page ONLY. We thought that was a little unfair as one in our party just wanted Tempura and a California Roll so $32.95 was a little HIGH for that and there was nothing in the Entrée page that suited her either. We feel that those in a party of 5 should be able to select either the "all You Can Eat" OR anything else on the menu without restrictions. Also the price of beer and drinks seemed a little HIGH.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite a find
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was excellent, many choices on the menu. It is a great place to take those that do not enjoy raw seafood, as well as those that do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    good food always. good service. go there when need the fix for Japanese
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected gem find.
    cabugkllr
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We found this gem on a fluke, via maps on my phone. I read some reviews and decided to give it a try? Well, we certainly were NOT disappointed. In fact, the sushi was fresh, service was excellent and the atmosphere was beyond pleasant. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    SpecialVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    too many ala carte items. food was just not up to the standard of a good japanese restaurant. and way too expensive for what you get.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best sushi in the area
    blueingreenVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The sushi here is fantastic. I was spoiled with great sushi living in L.A., and it took me awhile to find anything in the desert to compare. Okura holds up--the sushi is as fresh and delicious as anything I've had anywhere. It can be very busy at times, but the food is just fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • illinois
    IllinoisVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We love the sushi at Okura and the good advise that we receive from our servers. On a Friday night it looks like more families show up and the service is a little more strained and certainly the noise level is higher. All in all a great place for sushi , especially on the quiet nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi king of the desert
    ConvenientAndGoodVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Can't rave enough about Okura's sushi and sashimi!! Had to order from both Happy Hour and regular menu...did not disappoint :) High noise level; talking louder helps
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fresh fish very good service
    peterVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    went late on sunday sat at sushi bar love their sashimi fish are very fresh and came out fast service was very fast and friendly
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hot spot, big sushi bar
    ConvenientAndGoodVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We ate at the restaurant but noticed the bar was hopping. Steamed spinach tower went very well with my salmon sashimi.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great sushi
    Ramundo
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Okura is tucked away toward the back of a busy LaQuinta strip mall. It's worth the find! Great menu and service. Weeknights recommended to avoid the crowds.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still great
    wangmeyerhofferVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    It's been a long time since I've ventured to Okura from my Palm Springs area, but I have always liked it and had wonderful meals. I still feel that way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best food and service in the valley
    peterVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    fish and service are very good will see you again soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sushi not disappoint
    ConvenientAndGoodVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Good, thick portions of Salmon sashimi and yellow tail sushi...great with seaweed salad!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We were on vacation and had a real urge for some Sushi. We we're very surprised that a Sushi restaurant in the desert could have fish as fresh and great tasting as it was. We loved it so much we went back two nights in a row! I wish they had a place in LA!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • early dinner was great
    MichelleInPS
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Three of us went for an early dinner and ordered a bento box, three rolls and sashimi. Everything was fresh & tasty and the services was wonderful. When the restaurant started to get busier, I was surprised at the number of groups that came in with young children, but they were all well behaved. $108 for three of us, including one drink.
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  • Excellent dining experience
    foodguru
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My wife and I were staying in the area for a weekend getaway and were in the mood for sushi. I looked up sushi restaurants in the local area and Okura Robata looked like the best choice. They did not disappoint. The food was fantastic. The service was top notch and the ambiance was fabulous. We ordered the all you can eat sushi. The selection was very extensive and very fresh. The food was brought out quickly as we ordered it so we were not sitting and waiting around. Can't say enough good things! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best All You Can Eat Sushi/Sashimi
    luvgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    While other sushi restaurants offer an "all you can eat" menu it is generally overloaded with white rice, no way around it unless they charge you for uneaten rice. At Okura they offer a variety of beautifully prepared dishes with an abundance of vibrant flavors that all compliment each other and the best.. sans the white rice. We had the Hamachi Carpaccio which was delicious, delicate pieces of Hamachi topped with a complimentary drizzle then topped with a serrano chili slice, Yumm. The Sashimi Salad is also the best, all without rice. But....if you like rice they have an abundance of interesting rolls and nigiri to chose from. Make sure you make this a stop when in the mood for sushi, you won't be disappointed. PS. Best Happy Hour!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Find
    Lindy
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    In a strip mall, but still great inside design. I had samples of various items. I thought it was all good. Was it the best sushi I have had? No, but it was good. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sudhi in the desert
    LeslieVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    This is nit the best sushi we've ever had but it's the best we've found in Coachella Valley. We did the all you can eat which includes some sashimi, cooked food choices as well as sushi and rolls. Everyone at the table has to go sling but for $32.95 per person if you're a sushi pig this works. Very fresh fish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place is great!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had a great dinner there last weekend. The restaurant perfectly accommodated our group and we had amazing service!! The food was excellent...try the spicy tuna on crispy rice!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 252 reviews are from the Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar - La Quinta reviews archive.
  • Okay food but mediocre service
    Jac13
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    We ordered sashimi sampler, rock shrimp from a la carte menu, and hamachi mango roll from specialty menu. The sashimi is nothing fancy compared to other places we went, and a few pieces of fish were not cut up to standards. We love the sushi roll and the starter. However, the service is not great. The restaurant did not have that many customer but we have to wait 15 minutes to order. And the table next to us was also trying to get the attention of the server but they just simply ignored us again and again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Get reservations. There is a line when the doors open at 4:30. Food was amazing. Awesome menu. Everything we ordered was wonderful and the people take great care of you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chatty Server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Seated quickly, great table. Server was chatting with another table when we arrived. This went on for over 10 minutes so we went to the bar and ordered our own drinks. This hurt her gratuity. Shouldn't have happened.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful place for great sushi
    Love2dineandwine
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This place is well worth the $ food is fresh and for Heath conscious folks is very Low in fat!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GozzerVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Best sushi and service in the desert. WE enjoy going here each week.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Losing its edge
    BK23VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Okura is absolutely the best place in the Valley to eat Nigiri or Maki sushi, but even more so to sample a myriad of wonderful Japanese tapas on the "all you can eat" dinner. It's been one of my favorites for years. While the food continues to be great, the service has deteriorated immensely over my past several visits. There is no flow to the dinner. You can wait close to half an hour at times and then get bombarded by six items simultaneously. Items that typically arrive quickly don't. On this latest occasion, four of us ordered a dozen ala carte items before even contemplating sushi. The miso soup was the 11th item to arrive--just shy of an hour after we sat. Until Okura solves this I suggest skipping busy weekend nights.
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  • Very much enjoyed our evening!
    DontwanttoVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Very much enjoyed our evening! Food was excellent, but the restaurant was freezing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My kids want to go back tomorrow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The whole family loved our flavorful meal. Good portion size, presentation and super fresh. We are in the desert for only a week and my kids want to make sure we go back before we leave. Great service and affordability ensure that we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service is always the issue
    chefaVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We love Okura's happy hour, it is probably the best one in the East Valley. Food is fresh and delicious. However, the service is always bad. The hostess literally yells "reservations??" at us as we were walking in the door. The waiter who usually takes care of us routinely forgets our drinks, and the food almost always comes all at once. This past time our food came in advance of our drinks, a requested second round of drinks forgotten all together. I recognize that happy hour isn't where they stick their best people, but we usually rack up a bill of $70-$90 on happy hour food and drinks, so we'd be tipping $15-$20 for great service. It's a shame. From now on I think we will sit at the bar, the female bartender is lovely and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okura
    nancy
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Great drinks and great food good service once he came to the table a little loud but loved the sushi
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waited w/an Open Table reservation
    MelindaVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    We had an Open Table reservation at 7:00pm. We were told when we checked in that they were just setting a table for us and it would be 5 or so minutes. Great! Well, we waited over 30 minutes and people that came in after us were seated before which was odd and we wondered if they had forgotten us. Not the case. Finally got a table, but the food wasn't that great and over priced so we truly after going three times will not be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Busy sushi bar in the desert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    The important thing: our 3 orders of sashimi were fresh, generously-proportioned, and well-presented; as was our two orders of wakame and cucumber salads. Nice sake by the glass list. We ate well for a reasonable price, and the fish was very good. On the other hand: this is a strange place. The ambience is more "1970s Peppermill Casino" than sushi bar. It's very popular, and the large waitstaff is disorganized but friendly. Our 4th order of sashimi wasn't delivered, but there was plenty of food and we didn't miss it. We had no trouble taking it off the bill. The lighting is dark and it's a bit noisy. We'd go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the food
    MJDR
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Food is consistently great service is always bad. Someone needs to teach the staff on how to properly pace out coming food orders. 2 people in our party ordered the "all you can eat" and it all seemed to come out at the same time crowding the table with way too many dishes . At the sametime no one was removing the empty plates or making room. instead they would come over and stair at us almost lAs if we should be removing the empty plates. observed this at several tables each vist. Great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okura
    simone
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Okura restaurant in La Quinta has never been disappointing. It is our go-to place for a great sushi and other delights.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic