Sushi Roku - Pasadena
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Sun - Thu 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 10:00PM - 11:00PM
Great for special occasion celebrations such as birthdays due to its lively atmosphere. Great food and decent service. The ambiance is nice, but it is very loud and hard to speak over the restaurant noise. There is quite a variety of food choices and the sushi was fresh.
We go to Sushi Roku in Vegas, Pasadena and Santa Monica in a regular basis for special occasions. Our favorite is Vegas because they have everything dialed in there - 5stars in each area consistently every single time we go. Our second favorite is Pasadena, the sushi is fresh and chefs are so attentive and talented. Unfortunately this past weekend we went on a date and could barely have a conversation because of a large party of twenty-something women right next to us. At one point a chef came out and egged on the noise to a whole new level. I have had my share of dinner parties ay restaurants, and complete support people having a great time when they are out. However, a restaurant should also be attentive to where they seat parties, and pay attention to the overall ambience. We spent almost $300 for our meal and the ambiance felt like we were at Dave and Busters or a bar atmosphere. There is a way to set a tone in a restaurant and it often requires management and staff to enforce higher standards. It honestly felt like we were at Tokyo Delves and not Sushi Roku.
Nice decor. Great service and good food. Highly recommend this restaurant. A little bit pricy but well worth.
Patio was great. food was good and people watching was fun.
Sushi Roku is located near two Valet Services so parking is convenient the best one is on Union (a one way street) and offers great food, wonderful ambiance and excellent service...just one thing please note it is not inexpensive to be prepared to break upon your wallet; a nice evening out will cost you about $100.00 per person.
My family and I had a great time! Good food and great service. Overall wonderful. The noise level was a little too much for my taste. However it was easily solved by eating on the patio.
Great lunch place! Staff friendly and fast service.
The food is soooo good! Pricey but worth it.
It was a great choice for Mothers Day, the staff is very attentive, the food was great, I ordered the seafood ramen and was surprised to see a full lobster tail in my bowl and the soup was well stocked with other seafood items. the appetizers and everyone else's dishes were great as well, first time here but will be coming back.
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Wonderful services and food was great!
Happy Hour menu and drinks are great deal.
My family and I just had Easter brunch at Sushi Roku and it was AMAZING!
Manager Andrew Ha has done an incredible job transforming Roku since he arrived in Pasadena last summer. He has brought a DJ to the restaurant on Saturday evenings and it brings a lively vibe to the place - a perfect place to go after a movie, a sporting event or for a night out. Also on certain evenings, there is a chef outside on their patio grilling robatas - which are as delicious as they smell!
Andrew has come up with fresh menu items. It’s fun to go and see what new items they’re creating! We especially like their robatas and open faced sushi rolls.
Today for Easter, there was a candy bar where children were able to fill a very large plastic Easter egg with all the goodies their heart desires! There were also cute carrot shaped bags filled with candy, donuts with cute rabbit faces and ears on them, a wide assortment of sweets - I thought my children’s heads were going to spin with all the wonderful treats to choose from! And that’s not all! There was a balloon artist and face painter. This will be our new Easter tradition! I can’t wait to see what they do for Mother’s Day!
I cannot day enough about Roku. The food is fresh and their servers are attentive (our favorite are Lance and Ki ). Just give Roku a try - you won’t regret it! This may just be your new go to restaurant!
Thee service was outstanding! The setting was pleasant. Outdoor seating facing a pedestrian courtyard then an indoor area with open area overlooking the outdoor patio (this area is a bit dark) and then the indoor seating with a nice ambiance. The manager was walking around to tables greeting guests...a nice touch! The food is very good, some unique tastes which are worth trying. Portions run small so you can try lots of things.
Every time I come to LAI go to Sushi Roku. I love the atmosphere and the sushi is top notch. All of the waitstaff are super friendly and attentive and the menu is great. My only suggestion would be to make the deep fried tuna roll less heavily breaded. We get them lightly (I mean like a translucent skin of crispy on the outside) coated at many restaurants and they aren’t so heavy-handed. We shared 1 roll among 3 because it was just too much. But everything else was delicious and we’ll keep coming back!
The food is always outstanding and the staff is very responsive. Just realize it is very loud so get a good table.
Food was delicious - elevated and unique takes on dishes. Service was great. Wonderful dining experience
We really enjoyed our experience at Sushi Roku. We enjoyed the food and service. The only negative was my moms meal took a really long time to come out so the serving timing with sushi vs a cooked meal was a little off. The staff was very kind though and did their best to remedy the situation.
I haven’t been there in years. The menu has changed. The DJ was way too loud and I won’t be going back there.
It is expensive but worth it. Everything we had was outstanding.
Always exceptional. Always fresh!
Sushi Roku Pasadena has a great Services in term of recognizes customers, this make us so warm and great inside!!
Food was great, freshly, colorful and taste yummy!! Deserts was one of the best items everyone should order after sushi lunch or dinner!! Great presentation for all deserts!!
Small portions and high prices. We actually ended up at sage around the corner and it was much better! The food was okay but the portions were very small and it was very slow. Our server didn't give us much attention either.
We love Sushi Roku. It never disappoints. Great restaurant for special occasions or for a casual dinner.
Perfect place to have very good sushi and talk with friends. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and even recommended server all items that were off menu.
this was the best experience I could ask for my birthday! we sincerely enjoyed it.
We went on a Saturday night and the food & service was excellent. Andrew and his team took good care of us. As an added and unexpected bonus there was a live DJ!
We have been to Sushi Roku at least 20 times , but on March 8 we received such an amazing service from the staff we were just Wowed. Thank you so much for making the International Women’s day 2019 so special with your all around outstanding service.
The food is always good and the service was excellent.
Over-salted sushi. Horrible Omakase with way too much going on on the sushi. Dried out octopus. Limited but WAY overpriced Scotch selection. NEVER going back again. Found out afterwards that Roku has a reputation of being bad.
One of my favorite moment to enjoy a fine dining lunch with my family. Chirashi we ordered was one of the best in town, it was fresh and tasty; some other restaurants may have a fishy smell. And bento boxes were so good for a lunch portion to kids. Desert was one of my favorite dishes, it liked a fried spring roll with cheesecake, gelato, and berries; it tasted so yummy. Our family finished everything and felt so good 👍 The services was so great and delivered foods so efficiently and right on what we requested. Excellent services!!
FABULOUS DINNER!! My sister and I come here every time she comes to visit me. Andrew Ha the General Manager is always wonderful and runs a great operation. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere is great here. Great for couples, families, birthdays, everything!
Really friendly, accommodating, and attentive service. Nice ambiance with cozy lounge seating for Happy Hour. Happy hour menu had good variety, excellent flavors, and very reasonable pricing. Hands down, my husband and I have never had more delicious Miso Eggplant. The Japanese fried chicken, Wagyu sliders, and sashimi/sushi also were very delicious. This was our first time, and we will be back!
Excellent server and food. Liked the vibe but the music was a bit loud. If you like yelling over your food and in between bites, you won’t mind this place at all.
I always have a wonderful experience at Roku! Great food always. Great service. Always have a great time! Definitely my “go-too” restaurant!
Delicious food, especially the fish - tuna tartare with truffles and lots of interesting rolls and more traditional sushi and sashimi. The short rib bao were also tasty. Service is excellent - professional, efficient, attentive.
We are always so impressed with the service at Sushi Roku, which is why we always come back! This restaurant is like “Cheers,” where everyone knows your name. Andrew, the manager, always comes to say hello and check in on everything. Lance is our go to guy - he remembers our orders and it’s wonderful when we have reservations, he has our usual order already placed. When we get to the table, our drinks are on the table and within minutes, the first couple dishes are out - talk about service!! We also love Key and Eddie.
The food is delicious and fresh! You can’t go wrong with the matsu, toro sushi, wagyu sushi and robata just to name a few. My 10-year olds love the fluke with kumquat, sea bream with yuzu sauce appetizer, baked crab hand rolls and ramen.
Sushi Roku is also a great place to host a large group. I enjoyed working with Andrew on a pre fixe menu prior to our dinner for my party of 25 (16 9-year olds, and 9 adults).
I cannot say enough about Sushi Roku...I hope you have as great of an experience as me and my family over the last decade! Enjoy!!
Everything was very fresh. Service was very good also. Maybe a little more expensive than you would expect, but probably reflects the higher overhead in Old Pasadena
As always Sushi Roku Pasadena doesn’t disappoint! Good service, friendly staff, Great food!
Music was a bit loud this evening but management adjusted as a requiring neighboring table.
Enjoyable fun atmosphere, but incredibly loud.
Arrived on time they did not have a table for us we ended up eating in the bar BLAH
The bathrooms were beyond disgusting and leaking water!!