Sushi Roku - Pasadena

4.6
867 reviews
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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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Sun - Thu 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 10:00PM - 11:00PM

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K
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is soooo good! Pricey but worth it.

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RG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Teacher Appreciation Week! Thanks :)

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KC
Orange County
102 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Wonderful services and food was great!
Happy Hour menu and drinks are great deal.

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N
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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LJ
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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s
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is always outstanding and the staff is very responsive. Just realize it is very loud so get a good table.

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LC
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious - elevated and unique takes on dishes. Service was great. Wonderful dining experience

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JS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

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J
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It is expensive but worth it. Everything we had was outstanding.

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DD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptional. Always fresh!

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NH
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 5

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Sushi Roku. It never disappoints. Great restaurant for special occasions or for a casual dinner.

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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RS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this was the best experience I could ask for my birthday! we sincerely enjoyed it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good and the service was excellent.

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KL
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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.

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NH
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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B
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!
Thank you!

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OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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B
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I always have a wonderful experience at Roku! Great food always. Great service. Always have a great time! Definitely my “go-too” restaurant!

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JV
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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N
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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VD
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Enjoyable fun atmosphere, but incredibly loud.

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CM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

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!!

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NH
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I’ve been different locations of Sushi Roku in LA n Vegas! Most dining experience were great and foods were delicious, tasty, fresh and the presentation were so colorful and creative. This times the foods were expected to be so good and delicious again!
However, since it’s a holidays weekends on President Day, the whole restaurant was so full, and I guess the management of restaurant didn’t have enough servers and helpers. It took so long to deliver foods and services, there’s a little bit of disappointing part. Other than this, the whole dining experience was great enough!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect as always!

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SA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great cocktails, great food, this place always has it going on. But next time, don't try and seat us outside in Siberia, when there's so many lovely tables available indoors, where the ambiance is just so much better. We asked to go inside, and you obliged, but for those prices we really shouldn't had had to ask. It's a dampener. That's my only comment. Otherwise, keep doing what you're doing, we'll see you again.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Our reservation was for 7:30 and we were not seated until 8:10. We ordered drinks from the bar and never received them during the 40 minutes we waited. When we were seated, the tabl was immediately adjacent to the front door. We were cold and it was very loud with people coming and going the entire time. The waitress was rude and said several snarky comments. Our only idea of why she treated us so poorly is that we are young and she assumed that due to our age and the fact that we had to wait so long for the worst table at the restaurant we would not tip her well. We did.

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EM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is beautiful! The food and service was outstanding!! Definitely going back soon.

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C
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best time that I have had at Roku. I got a reso at around 4 in the afternoon and requested a booth. Not only did they seat us at a booth, it was the best table in the house and perfect for a date. Thank you Sushi Roku.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a birthday dinner here for 7. No problem w the reservation, restaurant was busy but waitress was attentive and food and drinks mostly arrived quickly. Matcha mule and other cocktails were on point. Short rib nap and sashimi were very good. Deconstructed s’mores were amazing.

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