Iron Chef Experience
Have you ever watched Iron Chef and wished you could be one of the taste judges?
Well, when you dine at Roppongi, you don't have to wish. Every appetizer and dish were served like pieces of art and every bite
was an Iron Chef experience. Need I say more?
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The steak and fries roll is
The steak and fries roll is one of the best rolls I have ever had. The crab stack is also a good choice for appetizer..
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent for Lunch!
Three of us dined here on Saturday for lunch. The food was excellent, especially the exquisite diver scallops hors d'oeuvre, corn soup, and onion rings! Our waiter Matt was friendly, helpful, and discreet. I was very impressed with the decor and food presentation. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone, for all occasions.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first time at Roppongi, we got a UT Deal for $25 for $50 dlls. worth and it was totally worth it. The food was great, the service, everything. Highly recommended if you like sushi.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our thoughts on Roppongi
Fun, energetic,great food, and drink. Wonderful for occasions like this past Mothers day
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Raves reviews for food, service
Raves reviews for food, service and ambience! Maine lobster sandwich was great - the spicy mayo gave it a nice kick! Highly recommend this place!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Some of the above are probably
Some of the above are probably great, but we haven't used all the amenities. Shrimp Lo-Mein, delicious; potstickers great; duck quesadilla superb.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Roppongi: our new all-time favorite
Roppongi instantly became our very favorite restaurant after our first experience there on Saturday night May 25th. We have been going to a new restaurant every Saturday night for quite some time and our selections are based upon the Open Table rankings and reviews. My wife pushed Roppongi to the top of our to-do list and it was so superior, we were overwhelmed. The ambiance, food and service were the very best. I am surprised that Roppongi does not have the very top ranking on Open Table because they certainly deserve it more so then some of the trendy/groovy hot spot restaurants that we've been to that simply don't match up to Roppongi. It's a classic. Can't wait to go back!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The BEST Happy Hour
Between 3 and 6 a lovely selection of half priced appetizers and drinks with great service and a nice atmosphere!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fancy, fun, fusion flavor
From the fancy yet unpretentious decor to the unique and diverse menu, Roppongi was fun from the beginning to the end. The service was wonderful and our waiter very helpful in guiding us through the crazy collection of fusion dishes and options. The food was very flavorful and expertly prepared and presented in vey generous proportions. Thankfully, the dishes were not spiked with red pepper or other hot spices as so many other restaurants do with "Asian fusion". we could taste and savor all the subtle flavors. Even though we split the appetizer crab stack salad (with the dressing served on the side) and lamb chops entree, we had no room for dessert. A very enjoyable meal overall.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Waiter was attentive and have us perfect guidelines. The baba ghanoush soup was very good - served as the chef's sampler. We started with the onion rings which were crisp and not greasy. The wasabi aioli was an excellent match. We followed with uni and blue fin tuna sushi - both perfectly fresh. Again, the chef sent out another fish for us to try. We ended the meal with the crab stack and kobe beef sliders. We lovedboth dishes. Don't miss the lychee martini, both sweet and tart. A fun experience.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We stated with tapas, and loved it. The best tofu I've ever had, and I don't usually order tofu! He steak & fries roll is shockingly good. A must.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience!
Hadn't been here since the remodel, and was pleasantly surprised. Lunch menu had many options, as well as some vegetarian options which proved to be delish (miso eggplant and curried quinoa patties) My friend had the Chinese chicken salad and gave it a thumbs up. Mango and coconut sorbets were a great way to top off the meal and Matt our waiter gave us personal recommendations was awesome! Took a look at the dinner menu and it's great to see organic brown rice on a menu..we will def be back for dinner., as the brown rice sushi rolls are calling my name!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roppongi is a La Jolla Gem
Ron and the staff at Roppongi really know how to make dining at Roppongi an enjoyable experience!
We love this restaurant and will return soon!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yes and no
Roppongi has been one of our favorite places because of the nicely prepared Asian inspired food, the tranquil ambiance, the good service, the location right in downtown La Jolla -- it's been a standby for us since the day it opened for lunch with friends and dinner splurges. But it does have drawbacks: mainly a good but very limited menu, and it can be a very noisy place. I have been there when the Susan Komen 3-Day walkers came in and happily hooted and hollered for hours. And when the business crowd comes in after work and starts drinking, it just gets loud, which is strangely at odds with the elegant Asian decor and the Asian fusion food, so beautifully served.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server Sydney rocked
Took our 2 week old son with us for our first family meal and got seated in Sydney's section, he gave us some great recommendations and really made the night, good is good, but good service is great. We will be back soon, we had the jalapeno albacore roll, the tempura shrimp roll, hummus, steak salad and the egg plant, all delicious
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful meal there
We had a wonderful meal there in June. Something for everyone on their menu. Would highly recommend.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Jolla Favorite!
Love the crab stack! Food is pricey but delicious and well worth it!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
good but expensive
We took our daughter to Roppongi for her 17th birthday because she is a big fan of Asian food of all kinds. While the menu was extensive and the food was excellent, the prices are simply too high. When we finished our dinner, our daughter told us that it was good, but she would have been just as happy eating at Sapporo, our neighborhood hole-in-the-wall Japanese place. To make matters worse, a meal at Sapporo would have cost 1/4 of high price we paid at Roppongi.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful neighborhood gem,
Wonderful neighborhood gem, with great food. Unfortunately, the food is a bit 'pricey' for the 'barely acceptable' portion size.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the outdoor patio
Ate here for the first time and enjoyed the outdoor patio! We started with the DIver Scallops, then had the Macadamia crusted Mahi Mahi and the Beef Short Ribs with Mashed potatoes. All was yummy. Will definitely be back!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service, a bit pricy
I have been coming here for years and the food and service are consistently good.
Although it's on the pricy side. Come here for the happy hour to get a better deal.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I had a wonderful time. The food was outstanding, the service was great. We definitely will go back.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of small bits food that
Lots of small bits food that is very well prepared. Our server was excellent.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the first time my boyfriend and I went to Roppongi! It was so yummy and not too pricey! The service was amazing and everyone was very friendly! Strongly recommend!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tapas at Happy Hour
Great variety, but somewhat pricey, selection of tapas before 6 p,m. Good service and nice ambiance next to firepit.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place if you love flavors!
While I've eaten here before, with everyone ordering their own entrees, this time we chose to do tapas. They were sizable enough for sharing and oh, so tasty!! Definitely try the crispy won tons with shrimp, mint, ginger, etc. inside. Those were amazing! But I would say to skip the sliced ahi. From the sushi menu, the albacore jalapeño roll was to die for! All in all, good fun, good food and excellent service! Our server was full of helpful suggestions!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food, Nice Tapas
The food was well prepared but over priced for Tapas. Recommend you use this restaurant for Happy Hour when prices are more reasonable. Recommend the Diver Scallops. Service was ok, but it took too long to get our drinks each time we ordered them.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food but Pricey
We visited Roppongi a few weeks ago during happy hour, and we were impressed by the tapas and sushi on the menu. On this visit, we wanted to try the dining room and the main course selections. Both my wife and son had a steak selection, and I chose the macadamia-crusted mahi-mahi. Everything was outstanding and cooked to perfection. We also had a selection of tapas. Dessert? It took over 45 minutes to get dessert to our table; we were told the first chocolate decadence exploded in the oven. We were there for over two hours (don't see how an eatery can make money when they're not rotating tables). And, the menu is pricey. We'll only go back for happy hour in the future - half priced tapas!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely and fun
I enjoy Rappongi for its lovely decor and interesting cuisine. It is not your typical meat and potatoes restaurant!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
After 14 years Roppongi still maintains an absolute level of perfection. The unique Asian Fusion cuisine is still the tastiest on the West Coast- unique interesting and very satisfying. Everything from start to finish-perfection! And to maintain that for 14 years proves they care to always give the best to their customers. Three cheers for the owner, the chef, the managers, the wait staff and their helpers.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Come for happy hour. Half price tapas, order lots and just make a meal of it. No reservation and must sit in front patio area.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful, creative menu with lots of good food fit for sharing. Don't miss this place. We have had many celebrations here including a party for 60.
8/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Extensive menu. We had the Tapas which were excellent. Service was attentive without us feeling rushed.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is centrally located and well appointed. Food was presented beautifully and what we ordered was sufficient for us.
I give it a thumbs up
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had been to the restaurant once before and really enjoyed our meal. Decided to come back during
restaurant week but was a little skeptical. Not only was the special restaurant week menu interesting, but the regular
and brunch menu were also available. Service terrific. Nice job.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed nice lunch with an awesome Tahitian banana dessert!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing sushi experience!!!
All the food that we ordered was so tasty and well presented!
We will definitly come back :)
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Perfect Birthday Lunch
The restaurant is beautiful, both inside and the outside patio. The staff was super attentive even when they were busy.The menu is creative and the dishes use the highest quality ingredients presented beautifully. The seared scallops were fabulous, presented on top of crisp mini potato pancakes, topped with aioli and micro greens. The ahi poke was fresh and bursting with flavor. Salads were crisp and creative. Desserts are "to die for!" There were so many other items on the menu I want to try when we return again. We had a lovely chat with the chef afterwards and told him how much we'd enjoyed our meal.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Call them directly for best avail.
I booked through "OpenTable" and the earliest time they had for brunch was 10:45 (we were wanting something around 10). When we arrived, we noticed the place was almost empty and they were more than happy to seat us anyplace we wanted (we chose the outdoor patio...very nice) and they suggested we call them directly next time since they open at 10am. And that is what we plan on doing in the future with all our bookings if OpenTable does not show a time we like!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
service took a little long,
service took a little long, but other than that experience was great
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are pescatarians and Roppongi
We are pescatarians and Roppongi has a great menu. Lots of vegetarian tapas but if you are over 60, as we are, you may want to bring zantac. Lots of spicy food. My only objection? The food came very quickly. This is not leisurely dining. Start to finish, including coffee? under an hour.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
It had been several years
It had been several years since we'd been to Roppongi and it has not lost it's touch. It was every bit as good as we remembered it. We brought friends who loved it as much as we did. We will ALL be back soon!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The waiter was outstanding. He knew the menu and all of his recommendations were spot on.
He also brought an awesome desert for us to share. We will be back !!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roppongi beats expectations
Walk past the charming fire pit and elegant sculptures outside the entrance and you find the interior spacious and artsy. Beyond the outstanding sushi offerings the menu has plenty of innovative notes. Our party loved the quinoa cakes on the small plate listings. A good place to celebrate with friends or family. It deserves its high rating by Tripadvisor for La Jolla hotspots.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
solid food; good variety; friendly
I always enjoy coming here as I work nearby and it is a good lunch option to fast food, and to the over-priced La Jolla sit-down places. It has lots of different rooms with different atmosphere, including a nice heated patio. Although Asian-inspired, there are lots of cross-over options including salads, meat, and other inspired menu items. Ask to be seated at Michael's station: he's pleasant, informed, and welcoming.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Find in La Jolla
Special evening with terrific food, great service and wonderful ambience. I would recommend this to my friends and out of town guests.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went out on a limb and chose a resturant I had never been to. I was not disappointed, nor was my date. In fact, it was a great place fora first date. Great food, quiet enough for conversation, not too high-end but better then a chain resturant, and again, the food was amazing. I look forward to going again.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I like the restaurant for special occasions, too expensive for every week. One small criticism, our appetizers arrived before our cocktails, by a good margin. This shouldn't happen with a smart wait staff.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
dinner by the fireplace
It was a chilly night in San Diego so we opted for the casual table by the fireplace. The food and wine were both excellent and the ambience by the fireplace was cozy. Nice way to entertain a guest.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM