Sushi Roku - Santa Monica

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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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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VanessaW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good, nothing out of the ordinary. Food & service was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Poor food for the price.

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JulesD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overpriced for basic sushi offerings.

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DenaV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The menu selection for sushi not very good and service was terrible
Not worth the price at all

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Salham
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overpriced touristy

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CoolTim
Yosemite
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi ! Good service A special place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food, great service and good prices!

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ChuckS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The food was terrible. The menu was small, which we understand, but not like a Japanese Sushi Place. Mainly sweet or spicy stuff. I would call it very Americanized. The service was wonderful. No complaints with that. Too bad.

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TonyH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pretty good, but overpriced... paying for location, service was good ...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Rude staff, food was “okay” did not feel welcome and too loud for conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We were seated an hour after the reservation time because they were overbooked.

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EricR
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much worth the visit, The greeter wasn't as friendly as the waiter, but our waiter was superb and made great recommendations. The view of Santa Monica was amazing too, will be going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with a long time friend.

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WailaniO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and expensive. Family was still hungry when we left

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vipCartoonGuy
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun restaurant with delicious food and attentive wait staff. One of my favorite places to visit when I'm in the Los Angeles/Santa Monica area.

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alexs
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Way too overpriced. A vegetarian roll should not be $22

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vipPatrick
London
17 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good good but nothing special. Ambiance comfortable but a bit tired and outdated.

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vipKennyV
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant , excellent food and service.
Great location.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we’ve been whilst visiting our daughter and it was as wonderful as the first. Very lively and energetic, great drinks, food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Reading the reviewed in the past. It made u want to go. After having it. You will thinking those comment from others, are those who never has a good sushi before. Never go back.

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vipDbernauer
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The value of the Chef’s selection was very poor.
The quality was great but the amount was nothing spectacular.
For the same money I could handpicked items and not need anything else.
I left disappointed and probably won’t return

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TeslaGirl
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food and service were good, but nothing noteworthy.

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Kristina
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great vibe! I would definitely recommend this place to friends and family

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TomJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant outside appearance had appeal, Hostesses were Professional and Appearance Appropriate Valentine Menue had a couple of nonmenue items. Great price, and variety. Several different seat arrangements Waitress Friendly Helpful and Staff were always overseeing that everything was satisfactory. For a Major Holiday there was no time limit and never felt rushed. Even though their is a Sushi Roku in Pasadena this Location was worth the drive. Will return

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vipmikey
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have taken friends and business associates to SR many times and they are always impressed - makes me look good! Thanks

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vipTallguy
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was good. Too much road noise from Ocean Blvd and people were standing outside smoking right next to open window. Loud motorbikes passing by were a big distraction. Not much the restaurant can do but is more of reflection of the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good and friendly service, delicious food, very comfortable and good ambiance restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Little too loud

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vipGrifP
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes - Sushi Mike's place are Epic!!! Sushi Roku, Boa Steakhouse and others.....wow!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good menu and great flavours. Friendly servers, an all round enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice

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vipTeeDeeLynn
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were in town for the weekend, staying next door at the Georgian. We were able to get a reservation at Sushi Roku on a Saturday night without any problem, yet the place was very hopping and energetic. Our son, 15 years old, has several allergies, including shellfish and sesame, which turn up often at sushi restaurants. Our waiter could not have been more accommodating in terms of making sure that he was safe in what he ate. Having dealt with this issue for years now, we quickly get a sense when a restaurant either doesn't take allergies seriously or doesn't understand the potential severity. Because of that, our son can be quite nervous when eating at places that have a lot of fish/sesame. He was completely, 100% comfortable, at Sushi Roku. And, it was all due to our waiter. I only wish I could remember his name. The food was fantastic. Service - obviously - was fantastic. Ambiance, was great. Overall, we loved it and would go back anytime we are back up in Santa Monica.

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FrankW
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the better dinners I have had in a while. Sever Emmy was spectacular, and the food was superior.

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vipVictoriaT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

We came here for NYE dinner (my date and I), I was excited to celebrate in this place which I used to love. We've been greeted by the hostess, who put us at the table on the outside patio, in the very back. All people next to us were families with little kids. The atmosphere inside was energetic, with balloons out, adults without children, and nice music; unlike inside, the outside patio had no music and only families with kids. I wanted to feel the NYE atmosphere and asked for table inside, which I was told by the hostess will take 30-40 min to get, during which time we had to wait at the bar. We had a party to go after so we sat down at the table on the outside patio. I went to the hostess in about 5 min and asked to re-seat us when something opens up. She refused to do it and said we have to go the bar. She said she will check on the available tables and will let me know what she can do - she never came back. This service made me feel bad, and I didnt enjoy my dinner at all. All I wanted to do is just eat and leave to go somewhere where I felt celebratory spirit. Our waitress was very nice, no complaints about her and only compliments. I will not be back after being treated like this.

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vipEair
Hong Kong
20 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great sushi and service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I love sushi maximum amounts. This was disappointing and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. The host was quite rude. The service members were more concerned with turning tables than providing a quality experience. The rolls were average and the avocado was over ripe (there’s no excuse for that in California).
I will say when the server made an honest error, they owned up to it respectfully and made up for the mistake. No harm now foul there.
Everything else about this experience, however, was 100% sub par.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Very conscious about allergies.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi spot in Santa Monica. Amazing food and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi

FAQs

Sushi Roku - Santa Monica does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Sushi Roku - Santa Monica also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 458-4771.

Sushi Roku - Santa Monica is rated 4.5 stars by 1040 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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