Our Waiter was very helpful
Our Waiter was very helpful and gave some excellent recommendations.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Most excellent dinner at this
Most excellent dinner at this consistently excellent spot!
3/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing food, especially the
Amazing food, especially the specials. Always great service. We have dined here several times and it never dissappoints.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Be sure to tell them its a birthday
My boyfriend and I went here and I got us reservations via Open Table and let them know it was his birthday before hand and they ace through!
The hostess wished him a happy birthday and so did our server! Loved that. Then after our dinner, they served us a lava cake (which is his favorite, he was like "How did they know? Did you tell them anything?) and on the plate it said happy birthday Eric in chocolate cursive. By far the best experience we've had there ever. And we come for any special occasion that we can!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
First off, I would like to say that the sushi was excellent! The sushi was very fresh and served beautifully. The restaurant is hard to find if you have never been there before because it is inside an outside shopping area. And a GPS is no help. It would be nice to have that explained on their website and have suggestions where to park. (Valet is best and easy to find once you know how to do it)
The hostess was not all that friendly and it did take forever to get my check. (not really a big deal)
I did love the decor and atmosphere of Sushi Roku and the sushi chefs were all very friendly. I would certainly recommend Sushi Roku to true sushi lovers!!!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Sushi in Pasadena
The food is excellent; the sushi is excellent quality and the chefs are creative.
Yes, Sushi Roku is expensive.
The ambience is wonderful.
The service is good, not great. We have dined many times there; initial service good, then we are forgotten.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sushi, great service and great saki. what more could you ask for. This place has it. Food is very good. Expensive but not crazy.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sushi in a great location
Really fresh sushi as usual. This is our go to sushi place.
Love the outdoor patio and the garden room open to the outside.
Service great except had to wait awhile for the bill. Great wine list.
Love the new wine list. They take great care of you here.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Sushi Roku to celebrate Father's Day with my husband and daughter. We werenot disappointed. The quality of the sushi was excellent and so was the service.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great sushi. Love the newer menu items (whole sea bass for one). Great wine list. Nice patio.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always great. Special thank
As always great. Special thank you to Mike Matsuo for making you feel welcome and special.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Sushi Roku!
Our waiter, Mike, was wonderful. The food was good as usual.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good experience, will return
Went for Dine LA, so did not experience whole menu, but we did have was very good. Food was fresh, inventive and tasty.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Sushi Roku Pasadena
I've been to Sushi Roku Pasadena several times, and every time I come out wanting more.
Great place and decor, great location, amazing staff and food has no words for it..Try the Crunchy Spicy tuna they are to die for...
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than extraordinary!
The preparation and selections were exceptional.We particularly enjoyed the whole fried sea bass with a mildly sweet and spicy chile sauce. This dish was too good to be true. The yellow tail sashimi with jalepenos was fresh and delicious, as were the strng beans in ginger sauce. All of the sushi preparations were original and fresh. We tried 2 of them and were in heaven. The banana bread pudding with carmel sauce and vanilla gelato was so good that we took 2 orders to go. Don't miss this exceptional restaurtant. Pricey and worth every penny...I mean every dollar.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, disorganized kitchen
The food here is great - fresh sushi and interesting specials. However, the kitchen tends to be disorganized and dishes seem to appear at the table in random order, often serving one person well before others. The last time we were there, our last dish (not the last one ordered) came out so late that we had given up on ever receiving it and were looking for the check to go. This is not the first time this has happened to us at this Sushi Roku - it seems to be a chronic problem. So be prepared for an excellent, relaxed dinner - because you may have to wait a long time for some of it.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to dinner with couple of friends and had a really delicious sushi dinner. The rolls had fresh fish, and the prices were reasonable for the quality. Ended the evening with my favorite prawn and potato chips plate. It was kind of loud since we next to the bar, but we still able to have a conversation and hear each other.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner with work colleagues. Wonderful sushi.
Plus some new dishes. Our waiter was not as good
as I am used to there bit others helped out.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sushi. Fun atmosphere.
Great sushi. Fun atmosphere. The wait staff are very helpful when it comes to information regarding the newer dishes.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sushi and Nice Feel
I am a regular at Sushi Roku and love this place. Great food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff.
My only complaint is "sometimes" they get a little busy and they appear short on staff. Although I think it is more with the system in place as the waitresses seem to have tables in all parts of the restaurant instead of each having their own area.
The menu is a little pricy for sushi, however, you pay for what you get as the food is very fresh and tasty. I highly recommend.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service are great!
I love the sushi! My favorite was the baked lobster roll. Usually baked lobster rolls are swimming in sauce and filled with something other than real lobster. Not at Roku! Huge chunks of real lobster and the roll was super light and delicious. Rainbow roll didn't disappoint either. Outdoor seating in the Miller Alley courtyard is just perfect on a nice day! I'll definitely go back.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Sushi Roku in Pasadena over 25 times and I have yet to be truly disappointed. Everything is always perfect or almost perfect.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I just wanted to have a date night at the theaters and this place was right across the way. We stopped by and enjoyed the hostess' smile, the server's knowledge of the menu, and the others who PROMPTLY refilled our waters and removed our empty dishes. We both enjoyed the menu and what we had ordered. Cut rolls did not have excess rice packed on, and the menu even included Tuna Belly.
Yelp reviewers stated that this restaurant was "over-priced if you're trying to get full." In my opinion, I think sushi is for taste and not for hunger, so I think that's why my experience was pleasant.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience...
I've dined here before, but my guest had not. He's a major foodie with high (often lofty) ideals of what the experience should be. Sushi Roku ticked all of the boxes... He was very complimentary on the food, it was fresh, well prepared, and well presented, He also enjoyed the atmosphere... saying that it was sophisticated without being stuffy or pretentious.
Both of us appreciated the fact that while the room was 'energetic' it was not overly loud. We cold carry on a conversation with ease (important as we hadn't seen one another in more than 10 years), So all in all a great experience, especially for me since I was the one who'd suggested it... Always great to recommend a restaurant and have your guests enjoy it as much as you do...!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Sushi Roku on numerous occasions. I would have to say it is one of my favorites. and definitely my favorite sushi restaurant. I like it so much I usually eat here 2-4 times a month. Highly recommend.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
food is good, sashimi is very fresh. Kobe beef ball did not meet my expection
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
No crazy gimmicky rolls here
You won't find over done crazy rolls or a menu that's too over whelming here.
It's a classy place.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great sushi!
Had out of town guests who loved it. Along with the fabulous sushi and sashimi
The Chilean Sea Bass was superb. Love the new crab in phyllo.
Great wine list, nice patio, overall wonderful dining experience! All thoroughly enjoyed the evening and meal.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, excellent service
Took my girlfriend and her family to dinner for her birthday. The food was fantastic and members of out party who usually didn't care for sushi gave it a try and liked it. Will definitely go again.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi Roku Rocks!!!
I took a friend/colleague to Sushi Roku in Pasadena for her birthday. She's a long way from home they provided a great way to celebrate. And we both needed a quiet, delicious and delightful meal after a long day of work. Lance, our server was great. Along with the support servers. The food and service was magnificent.
The atmosphere brings you into a different world. You forget that you are in Pasadena. They prepared a special birthday dessert that was requested by email. So communication is certainly up to speed.
I love this place. It's reliable. I highly recommend it.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi with flair
Really love going to Sushi Roku. Service and food are usually pretty excellent.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambiance, average sushi
This is a great location and a lovely ambiance in Old Town Pasadena. There is outside seating as well as a large lounge area and sushi bar. The sushi was some what disappointing - very expensive and a bit mushy.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh and great tasting sushi
I have tried all the places for sushi in Pasadena. This one is by far the best. Go on Fridays. That's my inside tip when they go shopping for fish for the weekend. It's very good
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another Great Dinner @ Sushi Roku
We've been to Sushi Roku many times. It is usually one of the first places on our list when we are considering a special occasion with family and/or friends. The service was fast, attentive, and courteous. The sushi and rolls were attractively prepared, fresh, and delicious. We'll most definitely be back.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM