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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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for a Date (8)
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Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Authentic (6)
Casual (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Healthy (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Cozy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Spicy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Service is poor. We waited 45 minutes before our dessert came although the place was practically empty.

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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great service. Very attentive. Nice outdoor dining. Wonderful ambience and decor.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Been here before and missed the for and ambiance. Glad we came back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Sushi and Sashimi were OK. Overpriced but service and ambience were good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Pretty good overall, got bad seating even though most of the restaurant was open, pretty good sushi (like B+)

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Spicy, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Just a bad experience. Over promised under delivered. Will never return.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fabulous dinner. Lance is an awesome host!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

An absolute gem tucked in, just off of Colorado. Would highly recommend.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 19, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Authentic, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and great ambience

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This was Sushi Roku's 20th Anniversary and the restaurant was moderately crowded. Our server, Taleen, was pleasant and attentive. The Chilean Sea Bass, Hanabi and Eel and Avocado Rolls were exceptional than usual. The Wine List is moderately pricey but has a good variety of selections in most price ranges and varietals. It leans heavily to California wines. Their Happy Hour has a good selection of drinks and small plates. We have been coming here for nearly 20 years and they have not lost a step in all those years.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

They kept messing up with my check. Advertised all food is 50% but they only discounted 3 items out of 10 we ordered. Sent the check back for correction and still incorrect. How difficult is it to apply 50% to total as they advertised????? Food was treally blend and beyond average.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 27, 2017

This is a repeat stop for us on somewhat of a regular basis. The staff from Manager to all Staff are exceptional. They pay close attention to timing, never pushed, make great recommendations and the choices are unmatched anywhere. Well worth every penny!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Fun, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our server Lance was outstanding!! Not to mention the food recommendations were great!! Thank you for a wonderful evening

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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·Dined on November 19, 2017

LOVE SUSHI ROKU!!! LOVE SUSHI ROKU!!! LOVE SUSHI ROKU!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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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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