Sushi Roku - Pasadena

4.7
1097 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Sushi Roku combines the finest, freshest fish from pristine waters around the globe with the kind of artistry that can only be provided by a mature sushi chef ensuring superlative traditional sushi, together with a splash of California innovation. Sushi Roku is a pioneer of contemporary sushi, incorporating diverse, non-traditional ingredients from Latin America (e.g. jalapeños) and Europe (e.g. olive oil) into its edible works of art. This unique culinary experience that bridges past and present is the result of an eagerness to embrace new ideas and a profound respect for tradition. Sushi Roku’s bold and diverse menu also offers an array of hot and cold specialty appetizers and an extensive selection of exotic entrées.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1097 people are saying
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AdrienneH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so nice! The staff, the food and waitress were excellent.
I will be back!

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Kits
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ended up with the last seating and while food was amazing we deff rushed through dinner as it felt like the whole shop was closing around us

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was exceptional. I will be back soon.

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vipM5wife
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always forget how loud it is here... if you are having a meeting better to sit in the patio! The service is always on point even when busy. LOVE the food. Get the Toro Carpaccio and Wagyu Sushi (but order them last, or nothing else will taste as good)!!! The family always orders the Spicy Tuna Hanabi... great flavor. If you want your dishes spaced out and not too many at one time, be sure to ask to phase it a bit, that helps!

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LisaZ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly service!

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vipLaura
Denver
48 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Family traveling to Pasadena. Been here several times and enjoy the food and drink options.

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MaryV
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, rocks, fire, water.
Baked crab fresh, delicious
Our favorite edamame with truffle oil.
Service attentive
Abit highly priced. Sat immediately on time with reservations

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner with great service while the restaurant was very full. Great ambience and will look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Agree with other reviews regarding food orders not arriving properly. Came to eat on a Sun evening. My dish came out 30min after initial order and second dish for my guest came out 45 minutes later and when this hot dish came out it was cold. Ambiance was great but service was not that great on a day restaurant didn’t seem that busy. Was afraid to even order anything else due to how long things were taking.

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NatashaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve Been there before and will be back. Food is amazing and the ambiance is perfect. Just had some issues on our order being placed( seemed like a new waiter , he did great just messed up the order) it happens

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vipBostonian
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food is never disappointing at Roku but the order in which we were getting our food was a bit allover the place.
We were there Saturday 5pm - not that busy at the beginning of our dinner but once the restaurant got busy, service slowed down a bit.
At least the server was nice, and friendly.
Great hangout for groups and date night. Yummy and great quality sushi.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food excellent as always…..service was lousy

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vipLuvDiningOut
Los Angeles
368 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First rate consistently. Lovely and seductively enchanting decor and ambiance, combined with outstanding sushi and other Japanese dishes, served with style and graciousness, make for a wonderful dining experience every time.

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vipSomethingfishy
Los Angeles
103 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another EXCEPTIONAL dining experience! The Pasadena location is one of our favorite places. The quality of food and service is unmatched. Even under current staffing shortages across the spectrum, Sushi Roku delivers personal attention to detail, doing everything to encourage you to return again. Thanks for the evening!

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vipfrequentdiner57
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love this place! They know about my shellfish allergy and I never worry about cross contamination!
The food was superb!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Havent been to Sushi Roku in years. Since it was last in La on 3rd street. We went for my daughters 5th birthday since she wanted sushi and we were already in Pasadena. It was early 5:30 pm so was pretty empty. Service was fine. Food quality was ok. My buggest complaint is the taste of their rice. Way too SWEET and too STICKY. Other than that, its definitely very pricey. It was my husband, myself and our 5 year old that barely eats and the total was $300 smh…definitely not going back but was still good.

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MayaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was a great vibe! Lance was our waiter, he was so helpful and funny. Charming guy!!! The food was delicious and it’s a great choice for a friends night out or a date!

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JadeneT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Dinner with a group of 6 friends, we ordered a lot of food--drinks, several appetizers (edamame, shishito peppers, wrapped asparagus, sashimi special), regular and deluxe sushi plates, 5-6 specialty rolls, crab fried rice and baked cod. The ambiance was great -- lively but not too loud. The service was exceptional. Our servers were attentive without being pushy, very responsive and accommodating. The sushi was okay. Honestly, the fish was a bit tasteless. Nothing was bad, but none of the sushi would bring me back. All of the cooked foods (appetizers, fried rice, baked cod), however, were delicious with bold, savory flavors. I would definitely come back for the drinks, appetizers and baked cod, and the terrific service.

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vipMissak
Las Vegas
54 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, Talin and the crew made it special for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Lance provided excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been in a while so it was a nice revisit prior to heading out to the Hollywood Bowl to attend a concert.

Our server Christina/Kristina was the best and set the tone of a nice evening with her personality and being personable.

She was very prompt with our cocktails, helped us to make great food selections and told us to come back and join again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

modern japanese food - more izakaya style - great ambience - lively - not inexpensive - food for occasions and gathering with friends

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AndreasMaxwell
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We came to Sushi Roku (SR) after walking out of a different sushi establishment with a less inviting atmosphere and condescending service. SR has a warm, inviting ambiance and tables were staggered for Covid safety, which had the added benefit of keeping noise down and creating a more romantic vibe. Our server, Gary, was exceptional. He was friendly, attentive, and helpful. The food overall was quite good, though that 5th star is reserved for maybe one or two sushi experiences we've had. That said the Hamachi Serrano was our favorite appetizer and the Hanabi, while not fancy, did have a pleasingly crispy rice cake under the fish. As far as Nigiri, Gary was helpful with recommending the freshest fare. The salmon was excellent, especially given that it's rarely a standout at any sushi restaurant, but the highlights were the scallop and the tuna belly, the latter of which in particular melted in the mouth. Overall we had an excellent experience and would definitely come here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside on a cool but lovely evening thanks to friendly staff hooking us up with good space heaters. The garlic edamame, albacore w/ crispy onions, and baked crab hand roll were special. Everything else is also delicious.

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vipCarolineD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing great services

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DarrenS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Sitting outside is very nice when the weather permits. Inside, the vibe is not as nice. Service seems to be an issue lately. Mine was fine.

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vipninag
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overpriced. Sushi decent but eggplant super sweet. Brussel chips greasy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and hospitable

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vipAlex
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Servers were cordial and polite. The quality of the food was good. Sashimi serving was small. Lack of variety of special rolls.

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BrunchFan
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed a nice meal with friends in outdoor setting. Service was great and sushi was very good.

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vipFurr17
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary lunch. It was excellent

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

Great waitress, fast service, good food a bit pricey

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

My sons birthday. Our server was very passive. The standard of this place has changed a lot. No longer the upscale feel.

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vipHappyFoodie
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining area. Very, very nice and competent staff. Fantastic Japanese food!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This is more cocktail lounge than sushi restaurant.

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vipElizabethM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the waiters working the outside area. They are great, offer great service and make the experience a pleasure!

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photron
New Mexico
27 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting pasadena for family event. Lovely setting.

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vipCurtY
Los Angeles
110 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meals and great service as always! Many thanks!

BG
vipBG13
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian, the general manager has done a great job of bringing this sushi Roku back to its original glory. The service and food was outstanding and we will be back on a regular basis.

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You can order delivery directly from Sushi Roku - Pasadena using the Order Online button. Sushi Roku - Pasadena also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sushi Roku - Pasadena also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 683-3000.

Sushi Roku - Pasadena is rated 4.7 stars by 1097 OpenTable diners.

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.

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