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Fri - Sat 10:00PM - 11:00PM
We had a friend visiting from out of town who wanted Japanese food. She ( and we) were pleased with the variety and quality of the food. The half price on wine on Monday night was a plus
I have always enjoyed dining at ROKU Pasadena. Food and service is always above average! I especially enjoy the fact that they always can accommodate me even when it’s a last minute decision to dine there. Just wish the city of Pasadena would allow them to stay open after 10:00pm :)
My coworkers and I came here for lunch. We didn't realize that there was a lunchtime frame between 11:30 - 2:00. We made a reservation at 1:45 and ordered quickly to get any last orders in. The food took some time to come out and the portions are small for the price. I got a bento box with 2 choices. I ordered vegetable tempura and a spicy tuna hand roll. It came with miso soup and salad. There were only 3 pieces of vegetables, a heaping pile of white rice, and the spicy tuna seems so-so.
The ambiance is really nice and chic. I'd recommend taking a date here if you're just there for the scene.
Amazing food and service !
Awesome place !!
Knew the restaurant from Las Vegas ... the Pasadena franchise is even better!
Great service at the sushi bar and attentive ataff
Lovely atmosphere and very friendly. Made great recommendations on what was best that night.
Always great food and service. Roku is a sushi favorite
The food remains good, but they were understaffed for the number of people at the restaurant on a Saturday night. If I’m paying $150 per person, I don’t want multiple instances of wondering where the wait staff is. More than a few times, our glasses of mixed drinks and waters were empty and it took longer than normal to order food.
We went for my husband's birthday with our two children 5, and almost 9. It was a huge success. Sushi was wonderful and amazing quality!!
Great spot for lunch or dinner.... never too noisy always a great spot for good food and good service
We loved it! Seated promptly. Great service. Really great food. Better half had vegetable tempura and eggplant miso (exceptional) followed by hamachi (yellowtail). I had the potstickers and the salmon. Nice touch: the server offered the "older"menu's sides.
Definitely going back.
This is our favorite sushi restaurant in LA. the service and management is outstanding. Special thank you to Nash, the general manager, he was very attentive! Great toro, salmon, yellow tail and crab roll. Hot dishes here very outstanding too! Thank you so much again for taking are of us!
It'd been years since I'd been to Roku, and one bite into my seaweed salad, I wondered why I haven't been going there all along. The fish is as fine and fresh as any sushi I've had elsewhere in the area, the service is friendly and accommodating, and the menu's offerings are imaginative in all the right ways--making the most of superb ingredients. One outstanding example: toro carpaccio lightly dressed with yuzu truffle sauce, made ambrosial with a pinch of osetra caviar. The room can get noisy, but the long (afternoon through late into the evening) opening hours provide plenty of options for dining off-peak.
great ambiance and service. good appetizers and sushi.
Perfect spot for a date night or an evening with the family.
The food here is phenomenal ! Great service! I will definitely be coming back! I also enjoyed the atmosphere
Service is poor. We waited 45 minutes before our dessert came although the place was practically empty.
Always great sushi! A bit on the expensive side but you always get what you pay for! So far one of the best sushi restaurants in LA.
Great service. Very attentive. Nice outdoor dining. Wonderful ambience and decor.
Been here before and missed the for and ambiance. Glad we came back.
Sushi and Sashimi were OK. Overpriced but service and ambience were good.
The food is Modern Asian style which tastes really new yet a tad strange to us. For the signature sushi dish, it didn’t come with wasabi, but a house made dipping sauce. Neither of us can tell what it is and the taste wasn’t suitable with sushi at all. However we were amazed by their desserts, which is able to with any high class French restaurant. Food quality and service is average, nothing wrong and nothing outstanding. Decor is good.
Pretty good overall, got bad seating even though most of the restaurant was open, pretty good sushi (like B+)
What an enjoyable afternoon lunch! We have been here several times (its a regular destination for us) but never before at lunch. Service was exemplary and attentive. Food delivery was perfectly timed and the quality of the seafood is unmatched. We happened on the preview for DineLA this visit so we tried their special offerings. Perfectly sized for lunch; added an order of Garlic Spicy Edamame to start. If you have a chance to try Sushi Roku between now and 1/26, start with their Lunch or Dinner offers. Everything on the menu is delicious for sushi fans.
Just a bad experience. Over promised under delivered. Will never return.
Fabulous dinner. Lance is an awesome host!!
An absolute gem tucked in, just off of Colorado. Would highly recommend.
Too slow, I had requested booth which we did not get. We were given a free appetizer to compensate which was ok. They were very slow, took a long time to get the food. The desert we ordered was moldy. This was the third year in a row that we were celebrating a birthday at Roku but it was for sure the last time.
The ambience is nice, very friendly hostess. I enjoyed the sashimi but the rolls were not good at all. Overall experience was okay. Definitely not coming back.
I hadn't been to Sushi Roku for a few years, and was pleasantly surprised about their menu, where everything we had was delicious and there was a wide variety. A little pricey, but the ambiance, service and food made it worth it.
Had the deep fried rice/sushi thingies, super good. Spicy edamame (great), assortment of nigiri (yellowtail, salmon, tuna) salmon and yellowtail we’re fantastic, tuna not so much (second time the tuna has been sub-par here, not sure what the deal is). white crab hand roll things, i don’t care for them (so little flavor) but my girlfriend loves them so it’s just a personal preference thing.
overall both meals i’ve had here have been pretty excellent. maybe just work on that tuna.
the service is quite slow, you have to ask a couple times for water refill, the quantity for the food is quite small, because it is japanese cuisine.
We’ve eaten here many times through the years. Every time the service gets slower and less attentive. Portions have gotten extremely small. 180 for two people. Will probably be our last time dining with them.
Great way to end the night. 10:45 reservations didn't give us much time to look at the menu since we got there just as the last call for the kitchen was announced. Otherwise it was great.
Great food and great ambience
My king crab rice had no crab my daughters as well I guess because it was 50% anniversary time. I don’t think that should have made a difference I would have paid full price to have the crab. I go there on my way home just to get it
Service was great & the food was even better. Most of the food comes in small portions, so order as you go, I recommend the toro & the scallop hand roll, the tuna tartar was amazing. Not so great for kids but they have a kids menu
Came here for the first time since they were having a 50% off special. Food came quickly even though it was crowded and busy. The presentation of the omakase sushi set (see pic) and the Hokkaido scallops was very nicely done and impressive. Most of the food we ordered was delicious and well worth the price (especially at half off) so we were able to try quite a few different items.
We ordered the rib-eye steak which was served with a garlic? sauce that was delicious. as were the garlic string beans and potatoes which had some kind of special mayo sauce. We also had the baked cod with miso sauce, the Hokkaido scallops, pork belly fried rice, unagi and ikura sushi, 6-pc. omakase sushi (the fish were smooth and melted in your mouth), the shishito peppers for an appetizer and the ice cream/sorbet for dessert. The ice creams had a real rich and creamy flavor, accompanied with fresh fruit.
We enjoyed everything except for the fried rice (only 3 pieces of pork belly and it didn't really wow us taste wise). Also the green tea wasn't good at all. It was this warm, murky green water that didn't have much flavor, even though it was made with tea leaves. Quite disappointing when you're used to the super hot tea at a sushi bar where you can make it yourself with matcha powder.
All in all though, the meal was delicious and our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. Kudos to management for having enough staff on hand to accommodate all the extra crowd.
My friend and I sat at the sushi bar. The sea urchin was SO good. The chef we had was a really funny guy. We pretty much left it to him to make us whatever he wanted. We stuck to sushi and some hand rolls. The baked miso cod is a must have in addition to the sea urchin. But that’s if you like sea urchin.