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Sushi Roku - Pasadena
Sushi Roku - Pasadena

Sushi Roku - Pasadena Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sushiroku.com
  • Phone: (626) 683-3000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am-2:30pm, Saturday and Sunday: 12:00pm on;

    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:30pm-10:00pm, Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm- 11:00pm

    Happy Hour: Sunday-Tuesday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Wednesday-Saturday: 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Hiroshi Shima
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact our Director of Catering, Sales and Special Events, RuthAnne Gibson at (310)-271-6000 ext. 113 for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accomodate large parties. Please contact the restaurant for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Colorado Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: 3 hour validated self-parking is available at One Colorado (at Fair Oaks) and valet parking is available at Colorado and Union for both Lunch and Dinner.
A word from Sushi Roku - Pasadena
Sushi Roku Pasadena has transformed the traditional sushi bar experience into a complete dining affair. Guests can enjoy their visit at the sushi bar, one of the hand-made bamboo dining tables adjacent to a trickling waterfall, or escape to the garden patio overlooking the courtyard. Sushi Roku's vast and colorful menu features an array of fresh California sushi, luscious salads, specialty appetizers and hot entrees. Our full service bar offers a variety of hot and cold sake as well as asian martinis and an extensive wine list.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I am a regular here and they normally have great service. However, for some reason this visit they were understaffed. It looked like they may have been in the middle of shift change as I saw a lot of personnel coming and going. It was unfortunate as our waitress was just too busy with too many tables and she was having trouble keeping up with drink orders, let alone food orders. The normal serving staff did not appear to be in place like normal, causing our food order to come out late and sporadic. I was unsure if the chiefs were understaffed as well. I would just say they were having a bad day due to call in's or scheduling issues."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Whatever I've had, I love. Service is good too. All around, always a great dining experience."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My husband and I had a wonderful experience there. Our server was sweet always checking to make sure if we were enjoying our meal and always inquired if any additional items were needed. I didn't even ask but the server surprised us with a delicious sorbet with a candle for my husband's birthday. They even wrote on the plate (in chocolate) "Happy Birthday" and personalized it with his name. Above and beyond altogether a wonderful experience. Not to mention the food was delicious and fresh, it's rare to find a good sushi restaurant-- yet this one had AMAZING sushi. Everything was fresh, even the simplest sushi we ordered melted in your mouth. We had to try the King Crab Fried Rice-- I've never had anything better. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Consistently good sushi. Love the spicy edamame. Service always friendly."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We arrived on Saturday Evening at 6pm and sat at the bar (it was Happy Hour and not crowded). We had to ask for service on 3 separate occasions. Our server only came by after requesting her. It was like we didn't exist. Food was good but service was terrible. Very disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great location in old town Pasadena, great Prix Fixe Menu, friendly servers , hands down the best sushi I've had in a while! Only drawback was the service lagged a bit even at 5 before the big dinner rush. Must try the king crab sushi with the champagne butter it was heaven"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Their dineLA menu is really well chosen, you can have a taste of everything. But it's a little expensive. I wish they gave us the option of skipping the dessert, which is good but not amazing. Their food is Japanese-Mexican fusion, which is interesting, so a lot of sushis have avocado, guacamole, etc. I loved to tuna with truffles and the king crab with sauce. Yum!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Overpriced for mediocre food. I was hoping the service would make up for it, but that was also disappointing.."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I have been there before and enjoyed it. This time was great as well."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I had wanted to dine here for some time, but it is pricey. Luckily Dine LA week coincided with our anniversary week. Our server Michael could not have been nicer or more attentive and even brought us a special (extra) plate and decorated our dessert plate with "Happy Anniversary"."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Compared with some other sushi places, like neighbor Kabuki, Roku delivers really high quality fish. High grade sushi with great, friendly and energetic service make Roku a fun place to dine. The decor is fun and elegant. Overall Roku delivers a great dining and entertainment experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Not been to Sushi Roku for awhile and now I know why. Wow what happend to their food!!! The prices have gone up and the portions have gotten smaller. I'm not one to complain about price I will pay if the food is great. We order a lot of items, but let me tell you that with every dish one was worst then the other. There were 3 of us which my husband does not eat seafood so he opted to order the chicken dish they have on the menu. He asked the server what he thought of the dish and even the server said it is nothing special in which after he tried it said he was right. I dont think we will every be back here again. There are a lot better sushi spots even if you have to pay higher prices at least you get eddible food."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "always good, always consistent. it is a great place in a great neighborhood."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I have been to Sushi Roku over 40 times. This place is a gem. I love the food, the service, and the atmosphere. The prices are not the cheapest you will find, but you get what you pay for. Great place for a first date or a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We have dined at Sushi Roku many times. It's always reliable for good sushi, but recently the service levels have really dropped. It just takes too long and the servers are not well-informed, which is not good in a sushi restaurant. We will be looking for a new higher end sushi place."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Sushi Roku has a nice outdoor and indoor setup. The food and service are always exceptional!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "It was hard to get the attention of wait staff. Food was so poorly timed. Two of us finished all of our food before the other two got theirs. Even when we pointed this out, it took another 10 minutes for the foodless diners to get anything. We mentioned the issue to the manager, who apologized but made no offer to make it up to us. When we finally wrangled someone to give us our check because we were going to be late for a movie, the waitress asked if we wanted a dessert because we'd had to wait. Too late! Being proactive in making up for the poor service would have helped them earn some points back. Food was fine. Unremarkable. Muscle was left on scallop sashimi."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Celebrated daughter's graduation, Roku was the nearest sushi. Had a mediocre experience at the branch on 3rd years a go, so we were reluctant, not fond of chain restaurants,However this was surprisingly pleasant. Had to remind hostess about the event(do they ever read notes-what's the point?)she acknowledge that, yet did not congratulate. Inversely our server was fantastic, attentive , knowledgable, recommended some good rolls and sake. Spicy tuna was not spicy and just ok but the speciality rolls were fresh and delicious. Prices r reasonable, especially the vast sake selection, atmosphere is more of a restaurant than a bar and decor was fine, a bit dark(no photos on site). A good choice for someone living in the area. Felt a bit touristic"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Two couples looking to enjoy another terrific meal at one of our favorite places. One chair at the first table can't be pulled out unless you want to sit among the rocks. No problem, move to a good table. Order a pear martini from their drink menu. Sorry, no pears on Monday. No problem, plenty of good cocktails still to be had. Order a nice bottle of French white wine. Sorry, out of that wine. Eventually settle on a bottle of white from the by-the-glass list. Fortunately, the server is very sweet about all this and the meal is fantastic. Great sashimi, fresh and tasty. Amazing soft shell crab and toro rolls. Dessert is three large profiteroles with a rich vanilla ice cream. A possible bad experience saved by a good server!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Decent sushi. Very good service. More noise than I like but not bad"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was great, ambiance was great, service was great and the place was packed! Just a bit noisy for conversation. I didn't realize there was a TV at the bar and a Kings playoff game. You know the rest. ;)"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My family went to celebrate a special birthday. The restaurant did not disappoint. Food was excellent and beautifully served. The service was attentive and professional. I would definitely go back soon. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • " I appreciate your hospitality Saturday night. I had such a great time. This was only my second time dining at your restaurant so I had no idea how diverse and delicious your menu was. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding! I definitely reccommend this place!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Sushi roku offers great sushi, great grilled items and overall a consistent and inviting experience. Staff works hard to please, Lance our server was impeccable and John the busboy was attentive and professional. Sushi and oysters are always fresh and portions are perfect. The black cod was delicious and perfectly tender, something I would definitely recommend and get again. Can't wait to go back to Sushi roku. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Lucky enough to get a last minute reservation on Mother's day. 2:30 pm was a good lucky time. My daughter and I loved you. We were bummed you were out of the oysters. Love oysters and heard your is awesome. We will be back again soon. Everything was great. Our host Brian was super friendly and knowledgeable. He recommended the kobe beef with asparagus and it was delicious. The tofu appetizer was so cool and so good. So many different tastes. Everything was good, the sushi, appetizers. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!! Arigato gozaimasu!!! See you again real soon. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great sashimi and shisito peppers. Teriyakis not so good. Bargain lunch "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "A must! Food that is beautiful and equally yummy! Try the happy hour!"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Really enjoy sushi Roku whenever I come. On occasion I get seated on the sidelines which I really don't like because the person seated toward the wall sees absolutely nothing and that makes me feel like I'm on timeout. The one thing I really do not like is the loud unnecessary greeting as everyone comes through the door (sounds like they're saying Nick Lashay). I think it cheapens the experience it makes it feel more like Tokyo Delves in North Hollywood. Not to knock TD, but that's not what I'm having dinner."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Decided to give this place a try and walked away very disappointed. This place is very overpriced and the sushi was not that great. I will continue going to Ichima in Pasadena for my sushi. Ichima has excellent sushi and decent prices. Paying $13 for 5 SMALL steamed shrimp dim sum is ridiculous. Our usual appetizer at Ichima is 6 pieces of gyoza for $4.50. Give Ichima a try and save your money! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Been here a bunch and have to say it was another great night. Our server in particular was excellent. We have our usual favorites and she made some great new recommendations. Not to mention the dirty martini I ordered was perfect. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "i left hungry, my seaweed salad was over dressed and my avocados on my rainbow roll were bruised. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "In all, it was no more than mediocre food. The food was not frankly bad, but for the price paid there is far superior sushi to be had in Los Angeles county. The ambiance and service was, however, above average. Just don't go there expecting a fine meal."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great décor and vibe for a sushi in Pasadena. It’s a good sushi spot specially if you go with a non-sushi seafood eater. The food and drinks are good."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Seated immediately with an attentive Host, Drinks were awesome and sushi even better. A plus for me was their house salad is organic!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "One of my favorites in Pasadena. Food is always fresh and delicious. Service is excellent. A great spot to take a date."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I never like being rushed and Sushi Roku ensured that this didn't happen. The server was excellent, well spoken, knowledgeable and a delight. The food was amazing like always and I've been coming here for myself and with customers when on a business trip. It's location is perfect as it's tucked away from the noise of Colorado Ave. Absolutely a great restaurant"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Excellent food and service as usual. BBQ shrimp on risotto is a new item that does not disappoint."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Sushi Roku is one of our "go-to" restaurants, with always great food and service. Last night they were a little off their normal game. The food was good, but not the normal great. The service, however, was sub-par last night. Long waits, no routine check in with us, and when we asked a question about the happy hour menu the waitress actually told us we could get up and move if we wanted to save a buck or two. That was completely out of line, when all we wanted to know was the happy hour routine for the next visit."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "The service and the food are consistently memorable"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Service was good but not great."
    Dined on 2/17/2014