Sushi Roku - Santa Monica

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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. Delivery Available through ChowNow.



RobataBar, located behind Sushi Roku features robatayaki style skewers, tapas style sashimi dishes, and sushi.

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Sun 9:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:30PM - 10:00PM
Thu 9:30PM - 10:00PM

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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for lunch to celebrate my sister’s birthday. The sushi was fresh and delicious. We sat in the covered patio; it was a gorgeous sunny day. Our server Marina was attentive, professional and courteous. She observed that it was my sister’s birthday and without asking her for anything- she made it festive and surprised us all with a birthday candle that was more like fireworks. Great time!

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service paired with the best Sushi in town!!
Richard Melissa and Eddie always make our dining experience a 10!!!

OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Bartender George would keep me coming back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, excellent service!

GP
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi Roku is one of the best sushi spots in LA! It always has A grade sushi, edamame, Ingredients and sake and amazing dishes to try as well as nigiri, sashimi and all the standards. Owner Mike Cardenas has the best and hardest working staff and it feels family here. It’s busy and brisk across from the Santa Monica Pier and next to the 3rd Street Promenade but still intimate, romantic and EnergiZed - book it in confidence and enjoy. Love this place......

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

料理も雰囲気も大満足です。

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K
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great first date location. The food is fresh, innovative and delicious

C
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place because they have so many delicious non-sushi items like Chilean Seabass that’s cooked with truffle miso and spinach, so delicious. I’m not a sushi person but everything here is quality.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

It was over priced and we felt rushed through. Felt like they were just trying to turn over tables.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, server was excellent, we had to wait 30 minutes to be seated with a reservation. We did arrive a little early, but walk ins were seated before reservation, so there really was no need to reserve.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

PM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this restaurant is truly a sleeper, food is as good as it gets, price is still up there but its just great

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was excellent and will always highly recommend Sushi Roku to anyone...

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Our server was the only the server serving about 10-12 tables bringing her attentiveness way below satisfactory. Food is okay but the cost is astronomical.

k
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On vacation with our 2 teenagers and this place was perfect for our family with vegan, vegetarian and meat based diets. Great location just off the 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica, friendly service and fresh sushi. Our waiter made some great suggestions from the menu and also offered to have sushi custom made to our liking.

SF
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good but not exceptional food. Half price bottles of Sake on a Sunday night very welcome. Great service

HN
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great night, ambience, food and particularly the service (thank you Shaun/Sean). Our party only get together once a year, as we live in different countries, but you made it a very memorable one.

SL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Leo was perfect, excellent job!
The sushi was fresh and tasty. Sitting outside is a little noisy and lots of people walking by, but you can’t have everything

CP
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went here for our anniversary and the staff was all so nice!

EW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Overpriced and nothing special. They take advantage of the location and offer mediocre food with high prices. Never ever again. One of us hurt themselves on their furniture and we asked for ice. We never heard from manager to see how we were. Pathetic

GP
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roku is an amazing place - best service on Ocean Ave and by far the best sushi - as good as Nobu for 1/3 the price.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Filet’s were over cooked. Sushi was good. All of the good was brought out at separate times. Service was horrible!

OT
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last night in Santa Monica with the wife and daughter and we decided on sushi. Wish we would have experienced it earlier in our trip b/c it was amazing! We started with the fried Brussels sprouts seasoned to perfection. Wife had the sea bass and I had the White Lotus roll; both were packed with flavor! We definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for sushi in Santa Monica.

f
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went not knowing what to expect. This Chef Jason came to our table and made our Dining Experience World Class!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Fun times

BW
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

MG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and consistent food, along with exceptional service. Have been here a few times, and it has never disappointed

LL
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Love the skewers, avocado hanaba. Interesting menu choices. Sushi was good. Cotton candy carousel dessert is a must try.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

Fish quality was very poot

D
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Awesome place. The winter garden was a little loud, but we had the best sushi ever.
Especially, the scallop rolls are sooo delicious.

SB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Terrible food. Waiter tried to upsell us on everything. Asked for sashimi and got some overpriced cheap albacore with ponzu sauce. Sashimi as you know is not served with anything.
Everything was overpriced and this pace has really gone downhill. I guess that’s why it was empty too.

KK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great sushi restaurant right on the Blv. The service was great and food was delicious. We tried the Chef’s special and tried several differed plates that were all great. Loved the sizzling asparagus with beef and the sashimi rolls.

SC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love Sushi Roku! I’ve been coming here for years and years and they have never failed me for the best quality sushi and fun people. The beautiful people come and eat here - the the staff is the same. California all the way! Their Poke appetizer is over the top and the yellow tail collar is the best! Highly recommended.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday! They didn’t know it was a birthday. We had to let them know

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic amazing service

J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A little pricey but great quality of fish and would love to try more things on the menu!

JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, it would be appreciated if those oyster shells need to be cleaned out because when I chewed with few sands from inside the shell. It’s ok they were really good though.
Thank you so much

JC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my girlfriend for dinner. We’re big fans of sushi and Sushi Roku did not disappoint. We had a nice table facing Ocean Ave and great food! Our waiter was incredibly helpful and nice. Would highly recommend!!

JE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will recommend to others, the hostess was the best, and the view was amazing.

C
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Lovely place to stop for lunch right off of the Santa Monica pier- suggested for a nice place to sit down out of the sun. The spicy tuna jalepeno roll was great.

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