Sushi Roku - Pasadena

4.7
1090 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 1090 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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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
11 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.

MC
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!

JT
JadeneT
Los Angeles
10 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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vipOpenTable Diner
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
30 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!

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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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Really nice experience, it’s a very nice place. The fish is clean but the roll selection was basic, the sashimi was pretty good. Sushi a bit underwhelming. Great service though.

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vipTammyC
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been back for a while. It’s really good to see it’s still in business with an outdoor option in the plaza. Had our fix of sushi including amaebi special and the chocolate lava dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food, nice outdoor setting with DJ

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I love sushi roku… however , my mom ordered an iced tea and instead of iced tea it was soy sauce poured over ice . They then told me that at the end of the day they pour all the left over soy sauce in a big pitcher and it looks similar to the iced tea pitcher . Seriously gross that my mom drank that . We barely got an apology

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Rush
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Horrible service truly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice hostess and waitstaff!

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vipDannyB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love coming here for date night. Service was outstanding and so was the food.

My only complaint is someone thought bringing a family including 5 kids and taking the premiere outdoor seating was a good idea. Take the kids to Bucca, what are they doing at a place for adults? I get restaurants are desperate for business…so put the family inside in the corner.

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vipIreneS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi great service

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mhdiner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Sushi was ok, but nothing special

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was spectacular and the service was impeccable. Sarah, the manger, was a gracious host who made us feel right at home, suggesting delicious food options and curating an engaging yet relaxed atmosphere. Five stars all around.

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DOCNAK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, always food food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated my sons graduation. They brought a delicious cheese Las with congratulations written. Manager was great and service was excellent.

FAQs

Sushi Roku - Pasadena does offer 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 1090 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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