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Sushi Roku - Pasadena
Sushi Roku - Pasadena

Sushi Roku - Pasadena Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sushiroku.com
  • Email: info@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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Very good seating....not close to anyone else. Bar is a happening place. The restaurant also has a sushi seating area where you can watch the chef's make your food. Dimly lit so it is romantic too."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "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
  • "Great food, excellent service from waiter but tables were on top of each other. Literally had to move table just to go to restroom. Everyone who was seated after asked asked to n seated elsewhere bc of how close we were."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "People. Put away your phones and enjoy the food and the person you are with. I was annoyed by my neighbors glow of their cell phone and answering while dining and talking loudly. Ugh. I managed to block them out and enjoy the special Valentines dinner. Especially the red velvet bread pudding. Never a disappointment there. I love. Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Nicely done Hamachi appetizer, Grilled Tuna and loved the fresh Kumamoto Oysters, Lance was great at taking care of us. Thank you."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We went for lunch. There were only about 5 other tables filled. My parents' lunch came a good 10 minutes before my lunch reached our table. It was almost comical when we were asked how we were enjoying the meal when I had no food yet in front of me. Next to us there was a family with two kids. They had the same problem, except it was the children's' food that arrived very very very long after the parents received their food. Not good. The food is good. But my experience was ruined by the poor service."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "The food was excellent. The sashimi portions were cut more generously than most sushi type restaurants and the fish was fresh. I would recommend this restaurant with a cautionary note that the noise level is high."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Imaginative japanese cuisine for extravagant diners. Didnt care too much for the menu but great ambience if you like modern zen."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "A little on the pricey side but location, quality of food, and ambience balances that. Nothing we ordered was bad! All very good! Truffle roll with avocado is heaven! No soy sauce!.......says sushi chef. Highly recommended and be adventurous."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "The people working the bar were great, I asked for drink recommendation and they picked wonderfully! Our service was good, my sushi choices were GREAT and my husband loved his salmon as well. More great cocktails came, I wish I could remember their names! We loved the look of the restaurant, a little loud but in a fun way. Even had a delish after dinner coffee. We will TOTALLY be back, and hopefully soon! Thanks to the entire staff for making it a great experience."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The food here is good. Do order the crispy rice asparagus appetizer."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Took a date there and it was the perfect choice for the see and been seen types. It's on the pricey side, even for sushi, but you're really paying for the ambiance. The service was definitely an area of emphasis as well."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Not Nobu or Sushi Ran, but decent sushi with work friends on a Monday night."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Had a great time with friends too much fun didnt realize til we got our bill lol"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I am a regular customer to Sushi Roku and they never let me down. The food and service are great and the restaurant's vibe is perfect for a date. I have my favorite seat location in the restaurant and I normally request it. The hostess seems to deliver every time. I truly appreciate their service. I highly recommend this location."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Booked with my Rewards $$ for NYE. Had the Chef's Omakase. TO-DIE-FOR Chef was flexible with menu, as my husband (Japanese) and I didn't particularly like one of the items. He substituted with MORE sushi, without charging extra. Sushi pieces are very large. Fish is fresh. Ginger is super fresh! They have some of the hard-to-find fish selections on the menu daily. Dessert was AMAZING, almost as if at a top French restaurant. Get the Chocolate cake (think it's called lava); super moist & satisfying! Prices equivalent to other Omakase Only restaurants. Perhaps paying a little extra for the environment and ambiance. Didn't have drinks (pregnant) but the cocktail selections were pretty impressive and rival any bar on the Pasadena strip."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "They decorated beautifully for New Years, the energy was fun and lively and as always the food excellent. Lastly, our server Kristin was wonderful and provided top-notch service."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Second time here with friends, loved the food... it was an exceptionally busy evening on a pre-holiday weekend, so service was a bit slower than before... but very much worth the wait. Great happy hour and the house specialty rolls are amazing!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Four of us dined at Sushi Roku for a special dinner and we were not disappointed. Great good and drinks. Excellent service. The ambiance was perfect and conducive to conversation. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Most of all great food, especially the rolls. Atmosphere was very nice and the food terrific."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "The temperature and consistency of the sushi was not as it should have been. Lobster was overcooked and flavorless. The sushi here is much more expensive than most sushi restaurants in downtown/Little Tokyo and quality and flavor did not measure up. Service wasn't bad but they forgot the soup and didn't come back to check on us. The do have a gluten free menu which was nice and it's a very relaxing ambiance."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "If you have never been here then you need to go. This place is really delicious. I reccomend getting the Miso Truffle Chilean Seabass. It reminds me a lot of a dish that I had at nobu. Portions are pretty small so don't come here expecting to leave stuffed. Everybody who worked there was really friendly unlike similar restaurants in Hollywood. It was an all around good experience eating here."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Love the bento box options with the miso cod and sashimi offering. Always consistent with fast service."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "My husband and I decided to celebrate our anniversary dinner at Roku. We had never been here before so it was a bit of a gamble for such an important event in our lives. We love sushi, and we have it often, therefore we know what we like and how we like it. We had sushi mostly from the happy hour menu at the bar, because we are on bit of a budget. The spicy tuna was delicious and perfectly spicy. The rest of the items were mediocre especially the shrimp tempura cut roll. No sweet sauce provided, the shrimp shared the spotlight with a big piece of asparagus inside the roll. Disappointing. The best part of the evening at roku was sitting outside with a beautiful Christmas tree in view."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Really love going to Sushi Roku. Service and food are usually pretty excellent."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Good: Katana Roll - tasted good and fresh, would order again Yellowtail sashimi w/ jalapeño - good, but not spicy Not so good: Kobe beef skewers - drowned in sauce, overcooked Steamed shrimp dim sum - 3 bland small gyoza for $13, total rip off item I would only return for happy hour (Roku chain)."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/21/2013