Risu

3.7
30 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Here at RISÜ, our goal is to create, serve and enjoy fine wines and gourmet food in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere!

RISÜ means "Smile", which explains the two dots over the U! It's our ultimate goal to make you smile at our service, food, drinks and prices!

We are a full bar that is wine-focused, with delicious food. Our food is American- style tapas and we also offer wonderful sharable plates with changing seasonal items.

Come on in and sit on our beautiful outdoor, Covid Compliant patio, enjoy your friends, the atmosphere and of course our beautiful wine, beer, spirits and gourmet food.

Support Risu during COVID-19

What 30 people are saying
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3.7
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4.1
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vipKWDiner
Central Coast
63 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch here for the first time. My kids enjoyed the bottomless mimosas and the restaurant was kind enough to send home a bottle since it was one's birthday. We had the BBQ chicken flatbread, salmon wrap, and short rib cheese sandwich. The latter was the bomb.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, better food!

KB
KBLB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Sat us right away. Water came out fast but drinks took 10-15 min. Conundrum wine tasted old--vinegary and carbonated. Food was excellent, but took almost 40 minutes for the first plate. At that point they said they were out of one item we ordered. Ordered something else and they forgot to ring it in until we were almost done with our food. They made it right by comping the item that was late. They were mostly communicative about the time. Seems like the place could use better management. Maybe it was an off night. 🤷‍♀️

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Scott
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Completely unstaffed. We left after waiting 15 minutes without so much as being served water.

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NancyF
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

One server for the entire restaurant. Food was bland. Such a disappointment. Definitely having troubles maybe because of the post Covid struggle for employees?

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was fantastic!! The service was slow but they admitted that it was a really busy Monday night that they weren’t prepared for. The food made up for any wait time at all.

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ReRe
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Lovely location, great food, very nice manager but the service is way off. We were attending show. Our food order took to long to be taken and two items were not served. Ryan, the manger, personable and nice, but no sense of respect to our time.
We have been there twice, thought the first time was a fluke, but same issue with timing occurred. I hope it can improve. The food was wonderful. I’m just disappointed we didn’t get to have all of it. We had to leave and attend the theater

JC
JulieC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RISU is the perfect spot to enjoy good food and drinks with soft live music. The waiters/waitresses are all very friendly and it has a family type atmosphere between everyone.
I will be back soon!

BC
BrandeeC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Risu is a hidden restaurant in downtown Long Beach. It’s on the second floor between parking garage and apartment. There is no real outside signage so you really have to pay attention. Once you do find it and make it to the second floor you find a small restaurant, mostly outdoors, in the corner of the building on the rainbow walking bridge. It truly has a lot of potential.
When we got there we initially sat outside but they had no outside heat source. Once they get that going it really could be amazing.
The food is good, although our brussel sports were a little over cooked but I like them that way. The sashimi was on point, the drinks were great and the dessert was excellent.
If they can get the outside heat going and how to get to and get into the restaurant as well as leave (you need a code, but we had to ask) they could really have something special.
I still say give it a try. I would go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were actually the only ones there so they gave us free drinks. Great staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Poor customer service and poor food quality. Will not return or recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The place wasn’t busy but they were definitely understaffed. Which is understandable given that restaurants are currently experiencing shortages of workers so getting our food took a while but it wasn’t bad. The food itself was ok. We had the chicken sandwich sliders that were decent but I’d never order them again. The actual chicken was just bland. The fries were good. We ordered the Spicy Tuna tostadas but they brought us the Pink and Spicy shrimp instead that was honestly the best thing we had so we welcomed the mistake. We had the cheesecake and chocolate butter cake for dessert. The cheesecake was interesting, not at all what I had imagined or described in the menu. It’s had to explain but it was like Creme brûlée on the side of cheesecake balls. The brûlée wasn’t crispy and there was also berries alongside the nuts it lists on the menu. The Chocolate butter cake was good. Overall it was a good experience and a good place to get some food before a show but there was nothing about the place that would have me go back a second time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Music too loud

PD
PickyDiner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not impressed with the location, food, service or decor. Sorry I chose it.

DE
DanielE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing bad to say about Risu. Food, ambience, and service were all great! We ordered several sushi rolls and they were fresh and delicious. You can't beat dining by the rainbow bridge either! The live band was a nice touch on a Saturday evening. We all had a fun time and will definitely return 9 out of 10.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Was there during the Vince Neil concert, so very loud. Food and service was excellent. Hard to find the entrance too, as things were fenced off for the Grand Prix. I would return.

HK
HKM9094
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Honestly, we were very disappointed. The service was great and our waitress was lovely. Unfortunately, several of the menu items were not available. This included entrees, alcohol, and desserts. The “charcuterie board” was laughable with below-average meats and cheeses that were pre-selected. It was also missing the crackers and condiments described on the menu. The food that was available for order was just okay. The tomahawk steak (ordered because the restaurant was not serving the flat iron steak on the menu) was extremely fatty. The restaurant sits along the Rainbow Bridge so the ambiance is nice, but overall, our experience was poor. We won’t be returning.

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vipDBar929
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

What a disappointing experience or lack there of... made a dinner reservation for 6 for Friday, Sept 24th. I was thankful to get a reservation at all at any restaurant in Long Beach due to the Grand Prix being run there on this weekend. Received a confirmation from Open Table via email and then a follow up text directly from the restaurant asking that I confirm my party of 6. I confirmed the text and believed I was set and ready to go until I arrived at the restaurant only to be told the entire restaurant was closed due to a private party??? Unbelievable... I called the restaurant directly and expected at least a courtesy call back, but to date have received nothing. I can appreciate the fact that they were able to book their entire restaurant - good for them, but after all is said and done even just a phone call from this establishment would have gone a long way with me. Moving forward, due to their lack of professionalism, I wouldn't bother with this place.

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vipAwesome
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Website hours and menu not consistent with the restaurant.

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JamesR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible. We only had small plates but each one was fantastic. Love sushi and Risü’s was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely time at risu! The ambience was so nice— beautiful lights and flowers plus the band was really great playing some good music. The food was incredible too! My husband can be hard to please and even he really enjoyed himself. It was the perfect place for date night! No complaints.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Understaffed. Took our reservation but couldn’t serve us. We bailed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Tried their vegan curry ceviche & let me tell you it was a 10/10 !!! Definitely recommend that dish!

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yassqu33n
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was incredible ! Service was a little slow but otherwise terrific. Will definitely return.

KN
KellyN
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it and the band was awesome!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about Risu and the food was great and the staff were remarkable 😀

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating was perfect for covid. It has a beautiful ambiance as well both during the day and at night with the lights on. The service was phenomenal and our waitress was incredibly kind and helpful. We celebrated two birthdays that day and I will definitely be back here again.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent meal from beginning to end.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening at Risu for my friend’s bachelorette!!! They spoiled us and made us feel so amazing. The food was delicious and the drinks were great too! Can’t wait to come back again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, food, and Amazing Service!!!

FAQs

Risu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (562) 822-5729.

Risu is rated 3.7 stars by 30 OpenTable diners.

Risu does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.therisu.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.