About Sushi Roku - Pasadena

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.

33 Miller Alley at One Colorado
Pasadena, CA 91103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH
Monday-Friday:
11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday
12:00pm – 4:00pm

DINNER
Monday - Thursday
5:30pm – 9:30 pm
Friday:
5:30pm-10:00 pm
Saturday:
4pm- 10:00 pm
Sunday
4pm-9pm

HAPPY HOUR
Sunday-Monday:
5:00pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday-Saturday:
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Cross Street:
Colorado Blvd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 683-3000

Website:
http://www.sushiroku.com/

Catering:
Please contact our Director of Catering, Sales and Special Events, RuthAnne Gibson at (310)-271-6000 ext. 113 for more information.

Parking Details:
3 hour validated self-parking is available at One Colorado (at Fair Oaks) and valet parking is available at Colorado and Union for both Lunch and Dinner.

Executive Chef:
Hiroshi Shima

Private Party Facilities:
We can accomodate large parties. Please contact the restaurant for more details.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wine

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Sushi Roku - Pasadena Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Creative Cuisine (9)
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Bar Seating (8)
Authentic (7)
Casual (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fun (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Romantic (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Business Meals (4)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Spicy (3)
Healthy (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

Yum! Busy on a Saturday night but thanks to open table, we had a reservation and were taken right away.

Katana roll - yum!!

Soft crab roll - yummm!!

You won’t be disappointed!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great ramen, great sushi.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I ALWAYS have a great experience here! The food quality is outstanding and the service is great too

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great service, sushi is to die for. Very happy with our experience every time we visit them.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing sushi and creative cocktails!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Big fan of Sushi Roku, been going to Pasadena location since it opened.
However, was very disappointed that after being seated at 8:30, was immediately informed that it was "last-call" for sushi and the kitchen.
I know this is LA and restaurants don't stay open late, but 8:30 last-call, not very cool.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Beautiful Japanese restaurant with authentic decor. We sat outside with a view of the interior. Service was excellent and prompt. It's located down an alley in charming square of shops and outdoor lights. We ordered sushi (divine) and fried rice (also very good) for a small dinner. My only criticism is that the restaurant didn't mark me as "attended" for my Open Table reservation and OT emailed me. (I also confirmed the rez earlier in the day.) I think they've now taken care of it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food is always outstanding here. We all had the filet...the temperature was perfect. The yellow tail is equally delicious.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great time at Sushi Roku. The hostess was friendly and greeted us immediately. Our waiter was awesome. He was patient with us, as we were chatting it up and did not have our order ready after two attempts. Great atmosphere. Nice vibe.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Our server was excellent...as was the entire staff actually! Had a really nice time, easy to have conversations, ambience great and the food was perfect... Can't wait to go there again :)

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Food was very innovative and quite excellent but pricey. The server appeared to have too many tables and took him forever to take our drinks and food orders and have dishes out. They did not tell us when the last order was and since we waited forever to get our food, we could not order more though we were still hungry.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Fantastic! The only issue we had was that a group of people at the bar were being extremely loud, howling at the game playing on the TV. I understand management being reluctant to say anything to the bar patrons for fear of insult, but the noise almost ruined our dining experience. I really don't think an upscale sushi restaurant needs to worry about catering to a sports bar crowd. Perhaps the owners/management would be willing to rethink the TV in the bar idea?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Extremely slow service. Server was not attentive. Not enough staff. Food was left at sushi bar sitting for long periods of time before being picked up and taken to the table. When arrived at table hand roll seaweed paper all soggy. Had to send back and wait another 20 minutes. The cuts of sushi and sashimi were off and bad quality. Quality and freshness of sushi questionable. We left most of our meal, as could not eat it.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great food and service as always. This place is one of my favorites of all time.

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Spicy, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Food was excellent but a little pricey! Good quality sushi and calamari was the bomb! Our server seems like she's rushing us to leave, she gave us our check already without asking us if we want dessert first! We had to tell her we wanted dessert, so she took the check back! Other than that, all was great 👍🏻

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Decent but a bit pricey. The food is good, very fresh but a little expensive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

My wife and I love to go to Roku Sushi when we are in Pasadena!

We came out to Pasadena this time for our own bar crawl and definitely wanted to eat sushi before we started!

The service is always great and the food is always delicious! We would highly recommend Roku Sushi!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Nice location, and food! I tried the Dine in LA menu. Love the sashimi course.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Haven't been in years since hollywood location closed down. Now I remember why I stopped.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Good food , great service ...

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Never had anything we did not like. We love Japanese food and this place satisfies every time!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 5, 2017

We have been going regularly to Sushi Roku since they came to Pasadena. We enjoy the sushi, specials etc. it is great for groups with both sushi & non-sushi diners because of their extensive menu. We always get great service & did as well this time too. Lately we have not thought the sushi & items from the kitchen were as good as they used to be. Not sure what has changed in the last couple of months. I hope it gets better again as this is a 'go to' place for us.
Worth trying.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 4, 2017

We used to live in Pasadena eight years ago and loved coming here. Now it seems the prices have become much higher and the portions much smaller. Their kids meal, however, was a gorgeous bento box and I was super impressed with that.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Beautiful restaurant. Great service. Sushi was decent. Loved the Wagyu Gyoza and Filet Mignon with Mushrooms appetizer.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Was great. Waiter was awesome and super fun for my 12 year old nephew. Great service. Be back again!

Tags: People Watching, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Always great! Love how inventive it is. The good is surprising and fun!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We were there to celebrate Father's Day. My son ordered the "Chef choice" of sushi which was a lengthy procedure of 5 rounds of plates with up to 10 elegant little bites on each plate. They were surprised by the one with kiwi fruit on scallop, and the remarked on the one that had marmalade on top of some fish. I did not partake of this feast with them, as I am not keen on raw fish, but they loved it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Been coming here for years. Love everything about this place in terms of food, happy hour, and ambiance. Service can be a little slow though (almost every time). Took us 35 minutes to get our dinner order placed and drink orders often take about 15-20 minutes to arrive. The servers are working hard, but I just think they need to hire more to keep the flow going.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We enjoyed the food and service. We will be back

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I go here pretty frequently. The food is always good, but I think the kids meal is particularly expensive. Maybe they don't want kids, but $13 to buy my 2 year old something she can eat seems a little excessive. This particular night, service was slow, there was a concert in the courtyard and it was very difficult to squeeze through the crowd to get in.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Really good food, fresh, fusion. Good service. Never disappoint me. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Hoestesses were unprofessional and rude. Waitress was just ok. This was not a warm pleasant customer service experience. Food runners were friendlier and more gracious than rest of staff. Would not return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 21, 2017

The restaurant was a little noisy but they had us at a table in the back corner so it was a bit quieter. Food was amazing as always. Service was very friendly. Would definitely recommend to a friend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Friday night dinner for two. Everything was good (food and service) and the only complaint is the small table smashed in between other couples so you get to hear about their personal life's! If you are a party of two then ask for a "stand alone" table.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Love Sushi Roku! It's our favorite restaurant right now. Yummy rolls. Delicious desserts. All good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 16, 2017

The drinks were good the service was okay.. the food was just ok nothing really to write about...

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went to have dinner for Mother's Day and normally that can be a very busy hectic time for restaurants but we had a relaxing, FABULOUS DINNER. Their signature drinks were the BEST we've ever had.
BAKED LOBSTER creamy miso sauce THE BEST EVER, I will go out of my way to get this again and again.
BAKED CRAB HANDROLL
*CRUNCHY SPICY TUNA avocado
CRAB DYNAMITE crab, avocado, curry mayo
SPICY PORK BELLY “KAKUNI” FRIED RICE outstanding great flavors

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food was very good, service was amazing, our waiter's name was Lance, he was the highlight of this visit. Had been there before about 9 months ago, food seemed much better then. The brussels sprouts chips are not to be missed however and since I've lived in Hawaii pretty picky about my Poke but that was very good as well!

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 25, 2017

My boyfriend and I celebrated my birthday at Sushi Roku, and had an amazing time! The service was very accommodating, and the food wonderful. In addition, due to scheduling conflicts we had to change our reservation several times, and Sushi Roku/Open Table was very helpful in allowing us to do so.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Not so good

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