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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RH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Atmosphere, Very Energetic, Amazing Food! Have Been Coming Back For Years, Will Be Returning Soon.

T
Los Angeles
122 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and service was terrific. Reception was great and they gave us our choice of table. Lovely steer view room and waterfall. The cucumber salad is so delicious we ordered it twice.

BC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. Never disappoints!

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Our server was very good but overall I wasn't impressed. Prices were on the high side. The restaurant seemed like it was ready for a refresh. The busboy cleared our plates before we were done eating. Not worth the $280 for 3 people.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for great sushi and even better ambience.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I feel the food quality gas greatly declined. The chill Ian sea bass tasted like overcooked halibut.
We had to fight the bus boy because he was taking plates away while still half full. Four times he had to ask him to leave the dishes.
Price too high for the quality

D
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good but very pricy.

I
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi Chef Jason is amazing. Always omakase!

V
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was really good.

OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bartender George would keep me coming back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, excellent service!

GP
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

料理も雰囲気も大満足です。

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K
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

C
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food2service2ambience4

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
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

PM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

EW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food2service1ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fun times

BW
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

MG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Fish quality was very poot

D
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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.

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