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Rok Sushi Kitchen
  • Address:
    1200 Hermosa Ave
    Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
    Neighborhood:
    Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $30 and under

Rok Sushi Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.roksushikitchen.com
  • Phone: (310) 798-4765
  • 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: American, Sushi, 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 (310) 408-0759
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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". "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "This place has the best sushi around! Sit at the sushi bar and be entertained by the great sushi chefs!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food is fair but overpriced. Service is good. Extremely noisy. The girl on the next table kept screaming all night to make it worse."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Sushi rolls always the best and the fish is always fresh."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Nom nom nom. Great sake list, good sushi. Good service. Groupons available!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Best sushi I've had in a very long time. Great variety on rolls! Amazing music and ambiance"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience. Food was delicious, many options and the wine was fabulous!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 9/30/2013
  • "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........"
    Dined on 8/8/2013
  • "Way too noisy with a table by the bar....could not even enjoy the dinner."
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "I like the vibe! The rolls are pretty good. Calamari was kind of plain though... :("
    Dined on 9/8/2013
  • "Title says it all. Maybe add a little pricey, but I bet the rent on that corner is crazy."
    Dined on 8/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "the menu apparently had changed recently. some of our favorites are no longer on the menu. otherswise, it si a good place to eat."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/21/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "The service was fantastic and the food was fresh and delicious!"
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "Be patient, food can take 45 minutes to get to you. Service can be horrible."
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "Limited menu and very expensive for sushi. Very few options for those wanting something other than raw fish (like a pregnant woman)."
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "The sushi is so fresh it melts in your mouth! Can't go wrong with the sushi here!"
    Dined on 7/10/2013
  • "Rok Sushi had AMAZING sushi for sure, but there are a lot of more local places that offer the same quality for way less money. While our group of 6 had a really fun, high up booth in the corner, the noise in the restaurant was so loud that people sitting across the booth from one another could not hear each other talking. The music was too loud, and we were right by the DJ. The ambiance was nice, but overall I would probably not go back again, even though out waitress was wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/28/2013
  • "It has definitely changed and has a more latin twist, but it is still good. Just not your traditional sushi restaurant with traditional sushi rolls."
    Dined on 6/7/2013
  • "We went to Rok Sushi planning to have sushi--a no brainer. Our waiter mentioned that they had a new Spanish chef and recommended we try some of the Spanish dishes on the menu. The chef turns out to be Perfecto Rocher--a world class chef and the food was incredible. The wine list is well priced, the food was great, as was the service. If you are looking for a fun sushi restaurant with excellent sushi, Rok sushi is always a good choice. But with the new Spanish menu it is so much more. We will definitely be back to see what chef Perfecto Rocher is up to."
    Dined on 6/7/2013
  • "Great spot for a fun evening out with friends near the Hermosa Beach pier. Good food and drinks!"
    Dined on 5/30/2013
  • "The food is decent. Some of the food is fabulous (ceviche roll), some is a bit bland (WFO). But in general, you'll be happy with the food, if not the prices. Remember that you're paying for the location - it's convenient to other Hermosa hotspots, so it's a good starting point for an evening. And they have happy hour on Saturdays, which is wonderful. Fun crowd, great people watching as folks walk to/from the Pier, delicious drinks. Great place for a group of friends."
    Dined on 6/1/2013
  • "I booked a reservation for 10 people for my 30th birthday over Memorial Weekend. When we arrived our table was waiting for us upstairs in a private dining area, which was perfect for our size group. Our service was excellent and the sushi was incredible! We had brought with us a birthday cake and it was nice that the restaurant did not charge a "cutting fee". Overall, Rok was very accommodating to our group and I had a wonderful birthday dinner in Hermosa!"
    Dined on 5/26/2013
  • "A really nice spot down by the Hermosa Pier. Sure, you do pay for the location but the quality is a lot better than some of the other restuarants that feast of the suckers down there. Very cool place inside."
    Dined on 3/23/2013
  • "It's sometimes hard to find good quality sushi in a larger sushi restaurant, but ROK has some of the best sushi in the Southbay. I've been eating here since it was Club Sushi and I believe (or so I've been told) they kept the same chef's. This is great for a date night, place to grab a quick drink at the bar or sit at the sushi bar with some friends and enjoy the energetic ambiance. This all goes without being said that the service is great and very friendly."
    Dined on 4/20/2013
  • "Sushi was meh. Sat at the bar to speed up service---but it took a while to get any attention to place an order."
    Dined on 4/19/2013