Rok Sushi Kitchen

Rok Sushi Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.roksushikitchen.com/
  • Phone: 3107984765
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday through Thursday 4p-11p; Friday & Saturday 4p-1am; Sunday 4p-11pm.
    Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-6pm; Sunday 8:30p-10:30p =discounted beer, sake, sushi, rolls & appetizers
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, American, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Brian at 310-561-9044 to have your next event catered by ROK. We also have delivery available through LA Bite (310)-441-2483
  • Private Party Facilities: Come experience our private "VIP" dining room; with a back door entrance, you can come and go without having to battle the crowd. Enjoy a 52" flat screen TV, the ability to control your room's music selection/volume, and the comfort that complete privacy affords.
  • Private Party Contact: Tricia Buchanan 3104080759
  • Special Events: Book our private dining room for parties up to 15 and/or our mezzanine which seats an additional 45 guests. Enjoy the view into the main dining room through our frameless glass railing and an unobstructed view of our 100 inch projector screen TV.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pier Ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet available Thursday-Saturday located 20 yards north of ROK on Hermosa Ave
A word from Rok Sushi Kitchen
Rok Sushi Kitchen: Come experience our fusion of traditional sushi with California kitchen cuisine. Enjoy fresh grilled fish, chicken, shrimp, or our traditional sushi bar featuring fish fresh from the dock. Our unparalleled commitment to service and outstanding food will leave you wanting more. Stay into the night to enjoy our DJ and uniquely delicious cocktails. Visit our second floor VIP lounge offering bottle service; sit back and enjoy the "high life" while watching the scene below through our frameless glass railing.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Rok Sushi Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (14)good for groups (11)fit for foodies (11)neighborhood gem (10)vibrant bar scene (9)special occasion (9)late-night find (6)romantic (4)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • good sushi
    good
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Actually went with a Groupon code. Ordered the sushi sampler and 3 rolls. I would get the sushi sampler again. The waitress brought us tastes of two different wines to ensure we liked it. My only complaint was the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food, but the music was WAY TOO LOUD! I couldnt even hear our server speak let alone my date. I walked out of there worried I had lost my voice. I have dined there many times before and have not had the music issue.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Sushi - REALLY Loud!
    Terri
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our sushi was fresh, well presented, and tasty. My cocktail wasn't the best, but ok. The noise level, however, was crazy. I wish I could read lips . . .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rok Sushi: A musical experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The sushi was phenomenal, the DJ blasting techno was a bit too loud. His vibes were affecting our sunshine. It was very hard to talk and relax in the Rok Sushi club atmosphere of dining with a DJ. Granted, it was 10:30PM on a Friday but the beats were overpowering the enjoyment of just being social and eating sushi. We thought the server was great but it took him around 5 minutes just to greet us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time!
    NupeSugarRayVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We live in North Redondo and have often passed up Rok Sushi, but it's a very good spot for sushi. Compared to a few other places in the South Bay beach area, Rok is overpriced. The food is fantastic though. The service on our night was a bit slow. We ordered our food and the drinks & appetizers came quickly, but our main rolls and dishes didn't come for another 35-40 minutes. The food was still great, our waitress was attentive, and the crowd was good. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Service
    Funtime1
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We came in to celebrate my husband's birthday and it was fun. The waitress was great and that set the tone for our dining. I'm not a sushi eater, but the rest if the party was. My husband really liked the place, the food and the ambiance. My non-sushi meal was good as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for date night
    MissingHK
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Sushi was fresh and great presentation. Tuna Lovers Roll was very good. Servers were friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise level
    aegisdiner
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Although the dj was okay, the music was way too loud!!! Couldn't even hear the person sitting right next to you, which isn't good in a restaurant. Maybe okay in a bar setting,
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was Mediocre
    MikeBVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food was ok, not great. Waiter was efficient and friendly. Though the hostess was incompetent! How hard is it to be a hostess? She just walked us to the table and threw the menus on the table in a pile. Then turned around and walked through the middle of our group. How rude. There were not enough seats for us to all sit down. And even though we were all standing there, I watched her just staring at us while she was sitting (who encourages hostesses to sit?) at the hostess stand. I finally walked back to her to see if she would fix the issue. Completely neglectful and incompetent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 165 reviews are from the Rok Sushi Kitchen reviews archive.
  • No complaints but not blown away
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    This was a lovely piece of real estate very near the water in Hermosa. There were many attractive people drinking (over-priced) cocktails in the bar area. The food was good, and the chef was accommodating with respect to roll substitutions, but frankly the prices were a bit steep compared even to other sushi restaurants in the area. I'd rather go someplace a little less "showy".
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic sushi!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This place has the best sushi around! Sit at the sushi bar and be entertained by the great sushi chefs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food but really loud
    kdonovan
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We went to Rok Sushi for date night. The Miso Black Cod appetizer was very tasty and sushi excellent. Unfortunately we were seated up on the 2nd floor with all of the large parties where the noise level is extremely LOUD. If we were downstairs I would have given this restaurant one more star.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a good experience
    JChow
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Food is fair but overpriced. Service is good. Extremely noisy. The girl on the next table kept screaming all night to make it worse.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • High prices, lack of care to menu
    KatlVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    It's not that the cocktails and food are not good; it's that the cocktails weren't good enough to warrant $12 for cocktails and $15-17 for sushi rolls. Also, almost every single roll contains tuna, which is dangerously high in mercury. They also add tempura to some rolls without indicating that on the menu, so if you're GF, watch out.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love coming here for my sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Love coming here for my sushi fix - I can never get enough yellowtail carpachio. Came in on Valentine's night with my girlfriends. We had a reservation, but decided to stay at the bar since Sean was bartending. We had so much fun! It was a really great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    DanHVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Loved the variety of food choices. Kids menu items are perfect and the staff is nice. The noodles with chicken was a bit bland but everything else was very good. Prices were reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delish
    brian
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Nom nom nom. Great sake list, good sushi. Good service. Groupons available!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Sushi rolls always the best and the fish is always fresh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hip and Good
    RCali
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Enjoy going to Rok sushi. Would do there more but it is a bit pricey due to the location in the Hermosa Pier area. Love the inside, great for a date, and plenty to do afterwards in the area.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best sushi I've had in a very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Best sushi I've had in a very long time. Great variety on rolls! Amazing music and ambiance
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with Son
    AdventurousVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Food was good but music was soooo loud that you practically need to shout in order to have a conversation seated next to you. Our server was extremely attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely evening
    Disee
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience. Food was delicious, many options and the wine was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not "kosher"
    Midori
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    A Japanese restaurant with no Japanese behind the sushi bar?! Sushi rolls were tasty but too elaborate. Much too noisy. The Hispanic sushi chefs need to learn a bit more sushi bar "etiquette." Staff was kind and considerate: temporarily "lost" my credit card (fell inside my boot!!) and several people helped us look for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and amazing staff
    MzTurner
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    We had such a great experience with the ease of using open table, the gracious hostess that seated us, our fantastic server Matt and the awesome manager who took even better care of us ;-) we'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    M4SLEX
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    This was our first time to try spicy edamame and it was delicious! We enjoyed various sushi rolls and a nigiri combination platter. It was a nice dinner.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rok-ing Good
    BeachbarbVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    The sushi was very fresh and very tasty. We went on a Monday night so the crowd was subdued, but the restaurant was pretty full by the time we left at 7:20 PM. The menu is not traditional, in that there are a lot of of California fusion items. The veggie tempura plate was light and not too greasy, but the oysters on the half-shell were quite small and I don't think I would order them again. Our waiter, however, did warn us. The Dynamite Roll was excellent and I understand that it is the most popular dish. This time we did not order the sashimi, but the last time we tried it it was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Way too noisy with a table
    ddddVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Way too noisy with a table by the bar....could not even enjoy the dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty cool spot!!
    Skyyballer
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    I like the vibe! The rolls are pretty good. Calamari was kind of plain though... :(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi in Hermosa Beach
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    I have been here a few times during Fiesta Hermosa weekends. I think that the sushi this time was just okay. Nothing spectacular. We had the Hamachi tacos (okay, nothing special), Beto Summertime roll, surf and turf roll and one smelt egg sushi. Of all the items, I personally liked the smelt egg sushi (after getting it corrected from being brought out the sashimi version first). Which should tell you about our opinion of the rest. I did like the Green Dragon cocktail, although there was a taste difference between the first one and the second. Normally, specialty cocktails taste the same from one order to the next. If you are in the area and really want sushi, go. Don't go looking for spectacular.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the menu apparently had changed
    hogtie
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    the menu apparently had changed recently. some of our favorites are no longer on the menu. otherswise, it si a good place to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent sushi and great locations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    Title says it all. Maybe add a little pricey, but I bet the rent on that corner is crazy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too loud for conversation but great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    Too loud for conversation but great for drinks and just party atmosphere. We had a great booth which fit our group perfectly but it was under the speakers which were blasting. It's right across from the HB plaza, so you have nice beach access, can go for a walk afterwards. Place is pricey but with such a great location, rent's probably high. Fun experimental sushi - surf & turf was quite nice, so if you're not looking for traditional, this is the place for you. Very good service. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was great, but the
    awesomeVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Service was great, but the food was mediocre @ best... Americanized sushi?... Hmmm, i would come here again if I didn't want the best, & if someone else made resv.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall quality of the sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    Overall quality of the sushi was Ok, but not great. Sushi options in the South Bay are numerous, and Rok falls low on the list of recommendations. The cheesy Bruce Lee clips on the oversized TV are distracting. We sat at the sushi bar; sushi chefs are attentive and friendly, but none are Japanese and the 'twist' they put on their rolls show that. (One of the rolls comes with a side of salsa!). Rok is probably the place to go for sushi after drinking at one of the bars on the pier, not to go for the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rok Sushi
    VincentM
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    This is a nice sushi restaurant right across the street from the pier. The sushi selection is not huge but it will likely have something you like. This is my first time at the restaurant and overall it was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing.....
    EstebanVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    I went with my son to Rok Sushi. We placed several orders of the California Roll. The seaweed came on the outside of the roll. haven't had it that way since growing up in Hawaii many years ago. Got the feeling the chef was in a rush. They politely said I should have specified the way I wanted it ordered. They would not replace, and my son would not eat it the way it was prepared. Guess we should have ordered one roll at a time!! Problem was we ordered them all at once. Just did not taste great, but I guess it could have been good. A learning lesson for us, but we will not be back........
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and food!
    Greenbean
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    The service was fantastic and the food was fresh and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Be patient, food can take
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Be patient, food can take 45 minutes to get to you. Service can be horrible.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited menu and very expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Limited menu and very expensive for sushi. Very few options for those wanting something other than raw fish (like a pregnant woman).
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Order sushi!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    The sushi is so fresh it melts in your mouth! Can't go wrong with the sushi here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.