The sushi is the best that
The sushi is the best that is available in in LA in our experience, and we have tried a lot of sushi restaurants. Our waiter and support staff were awesome and the overall service and food experience is some of the best you can and will find in Santa Monica. Trust your servers recommendations at this restaurant as ours gave us one of the best overall food experiences we have had in the states.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
MUST HAVES: Albacore with
MUST HAVES: Albacore with crispy onions, baked crab handroll, truffle tempura handroll, rock shrimp tempura!! Everything is AMAZING.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was great! It's rare now a days to go to a restaurant where a waitress and host/hostess provide good service. Although, we were running late they were patient and didn't act irritated/annoyed. The waitress suggested amazing food and Saki as well! I'd definitely go again!
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
LOVE Sushi Roku. Always love
LOVE Sushi Roku. Always love the sushi, every item on the menu is great. Thanks!
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have used open table numerous
I have used open table numerous times. After I make my reservation I typically get a message that there are no points for 'this transaction ' Why?
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Santa Monica choice.
Excellent Santa Monica choice. Ben T. Was our server and did an outstanding job. He was knowledgable on menu offerings, and professionally and skillfully led us through our dinner pointing out memorable menu choices.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
roku - SM
It's really loud -- a bit hard to talk with your friends.
Tasty food tho; always a reliable place.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The sashimi was amazing, specialy the yellow tail and the massago. We went on a monday, so the restaurant wasn't full. The place is Nice.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of Best
Sushi Roku was one of the best sushi restaurants I have visited. Food was outstanding and service excellent as well.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never A Bad Meal Here
Last time through I got a waitress who tried (unsuccessfully) to rush my friend and I through lunch. Not so this time. Food is always great here. It's always dead at 12 and packed by 1.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great and interesting menu
We enjoyed our meal very much. When we arrived at the restaurant - it was 95% empty, and the hostess began to take us to the very back of the restaurant. The restaurant is across the street from the Pacific Ocean, why would they not ask where we would like to sit. Get frustrated when two women dine out together and they take you to the crappiest table in the restaurant! Our money works equally well.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Before traveling to Santa Monica I asked a friend for a few restaurant recommendations.This was one they told me about. We had a delicious delicious sushi dinner. They have a few signature plates that were absolutely devine! Make a reservation as it is a busy place. They checked three times to confirm we were coming.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good sushi!
Sushi Roku is a very nice sushi restaurant close to the Santa Monica Pier and the beach. Had sushi here for lunch. They have a large menu with different kinds of sushi, both the standard variants, and local variations. Service at the restaurant was fast and very friendly. Prices were perhaps a little expensive compared to what you get.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Sushi in Santa Monica
The halibut was amazing, the sake, tuna, albacore, everything was A+++
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go to Roku in SM at least once a month. Love the food, especially crispy rice spicy tuna. Everything is delicious. Highly recommend it. However, service needs improvement.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Same Old Same Old (And That's Good)
I have been here (and the other Rokus all around LA plus Vegas) before and even reviewed it before. Nothing changes here, I like the space and I like the food and I like the energy of the place. Once in awhile they cross the line between good service and "hurry up and get out" but that wasn't this case this time despite an 8:00 Friday night reservation, and the place was packed. Some people say it's a chain, and thus pre-fabricated somehow, and yes it's true this ain't your strip mall sushi place, it's fancier for sure and a little more expensive. But do yourself a favor and have a reservation on the weekend, especially in the summer. And don't leave without ordering the Baked Lobster!
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
As a self-professed sushi snob- LA is full of excellent sushi restaurants but Roku is one of the top ones- consistency, quality, service. The fish is so fresh and everything we ate was excellent. You can't go wrong with this place.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best of the best
Food is both delicious and beautifully presented.
Great thoughtful service. Very attentive and helpful.
They make you feel special.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went here to celebrate our daughter's birthday who loves sushi! We thought the food was very good. We got an assortment of rolls and sashimi. We really enjoyed the lobster and prime rib, delicious! We didn't care for the location of our table, it was very stuffy and noisy. The service was good and we got the lava cake on the house. It was served with sparklers so was festive and was really yummy. :-)
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Santa Monica Ocean Avenue Sushi
I recently had the opportunity to share dinner with some friends at Sushi Roku on Ocean Ave in Santa Monica. The restaurant honors reservations, which are recommended since the food is excellent and when we were there at 6 pm-8 pm, every table was full. Diners have a choice of indoor or outdoor seating. Among the highlights were some very tasty appetizers, and a wide variety of sushi and sashimi dishes. The kitchen pays attention to presentation. Very good service. Overall, a very worthwhile dining experience.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A friend and I were looking for great sushi with a view and we hit paydirt with Sushi Roku! Sat outside to people watch and enjoyed excellent service from Sean. He made some suggestions based on our likes and all three specialties and our sashimi choice were outstanding. Sake was served a bit too hot, but once it sat for a bit it was equally wonderful.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite Sushi Spot in Santa Monica
This is my go-to sushi spot in Santa Monica...always fresh and great service.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
good but not great
For these prices the food should knock your socks off. The cut rolls were not memorable, and don't bother with the asparagus wrapped with beef. The sashimi, however, was excellent.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun sushi with great vibe
I love this sushi place in SM, if fact so far its my favorite! they have a great menu and know they're stuff. Fresh fish, good drinks too. They have this flavored sake (which can be serve cold or hot) its so good. I like the location a lot, right there in Ocean & SM, big windows so you can see through. The service was good, our waiter was so patience with us and well as the busboys. The hostess seems not t sure when our party arrive so maybe a bit training there but otherwise a pretty cool place to get your sushi n foodie needs :)
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, but "Yikes!" expensive
I have eaten at Sushi Roku several times, and enjoyed each experience. But I would not ever go unless it was a business dinner. Simply, you can get great sushi at other places in LA for half the price. But if you don't mind dropping the dough, and your in Santa Monica, give it a shot.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service, food, and atmosphere
Service, food, and atmosphere outstanding.
Made a special night out with our daughter even more special.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
the sushi rocks!!! Great spicy crispy roll! It was well worth the price. I would love to eat there again for lunch or dinner!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi Roku is one of my favorite small chains in LA. Always great food and good service.
Highly recommend for a sure thing.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fusion Japanese, clean and safe. Nice and fine. The staff is perfectly trained. Arigato.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sushi - pro
Exceptional japanese-fusion restaurant! Try their baked crab hand rolls.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Glad we went
Great food, great service, great time. Our waiter made all the recommendations based on our direction and we had a great time. Would definitely return next time on the westside.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had been to Sushi Roku in West Hollywood and had had an exceptional dining experience, so when out of town guests wanted sushi in Santa Monica, I thought this would be perfect. However it did not live up to its sister restaurant in service or menu selection. Our waiter assumed we were tourists and recommended the most expensive sake and sushi rolls on the menu...he became less interested in serving us when I opted not to order the $92.00 bottle of sake. Overall, the service was rushed...it was not a pleasant dining experience...and for the price (over $350 for 5 of us), I would not recommend it. I would however highly recommend the West Hollywood site, and will definitely return there!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
BEST SUSHI CHEF IN LOS ANGELES
Amazing Dining experience that was performed by Server & Sushi Chef. We met CHEF JASON, who came to our table to introduce himself after our Out Of This World Japanese Dining Experience. If You have been to Japan then You would appreciate this wonderful cuisine made by a Master of The Culinary Arts.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM