Sushi Roku - Santa Monica

4.5
1021 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Sushi rolllls weren’t good
They were pretty but tasted bad
It was 300 dollars for lousy food

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Lisac
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service

JC
vipJoeC
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once we were seated, the service was excellent and the food was very, very good. We loved the rolls, brussel sprout chips and sashimi. Friendly and efficient staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad food bad service

RM
vipRickM
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

absolutely horrible experience and a place like sushi roku with your reputation should be ashamed. I am a CEO and live in SoCal and made the trip up to Santa Monica from South OC to wine/dine 3 client executives from Woodland Hills. Service from the time I walked in was horrible, laughable at that. I get it, I really do, labor shortage, entitlement, etc, but the waitress should be fired. Asked her to just prepare a nice appetizer sampler platter (translated to waitress I am with clients, get an immediate impact on the tab and your tip). She brought 1 plate of tuna sashimi that one of us could have finished. Pitiful. Brought 1 entree as a partial and had to 15 minutes later ask if the rest was coming, ordered the most expensive item Sushi Platter and that did not arrive. Ordered drinks on multiple occasions that did not arrive. I cringed at giving a $50 tip on a $400 tab. I hate giving a 10-11% tip, I really do, from both sides...a)she did not deserve ANY tip, and b) I am a 30% tipper for good to great service. Weill be very very hard to return here. Burned. Looks like my next client meeting in Santa Monica is back to MEAT restaurant one street over. Rick Michel, CEO Transtreme 214.868.4371

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience5

THE FOOD WAS FABULOUS AND BETTER THAN ANY RESTAURANT IN CA. THE SERVICE WAS EXCEPTIONAL BY JASON THE FOOD SERVER. HOWEVER, I BELIEVE THE MANAGER NEEDS TRAINING IN THE LAW CONCERNING ACCOMMODATION OF SERVICE CANINE. HE THREATENED US WITH NOT SERVING US AND MAKING US LEAVE THE RESTAURANT WITHOUT EATING BECAUSE HE WOULD LOSE A TABLE FOR TWO BY ACCOMMODATING A SERVICE ANIMAL. HE YELLED AT MY WIFE CAUSING HERE TO TAKE ADDITIONAL MEDICATION. SHE HAS CRONIC UNCONTROLLED DIABETES. DESPITE HIM THE FOOD AND SERVICE WERE INCREDIBLE

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vipJohn
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

My rating would have been a 5, but the waitress recommended a $120 bottle of Sake and then charged us $135 without saying anything. When I noticed it, she said they were out of the cheaper date/version (that she recommended), but that she would reduce the price "if I wanted her to". It just kind of put a bad taste on an otherwise enjoyable experience. Food was very good.
I would recommend Sushi Roku for the food, but be careful and look at the bill.

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vipAhoora
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The poke bowl was great.
Everything else was OK.
Flies were annoying.
Area is interesting

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KeithK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole the manager and Leo our server we’re just incredible always loved the food just a great experience!

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vipNoosh
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will go back again.

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vipAmyL
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good patio, service and food was tasty 👍

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vipClaudiaL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Followed covid policy. Felt safe. They have plexiglass in between. The food was excellent. Service was superb. Drinks were amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The sushi was extremely not fresh. I eat here very frequently, but the food wasn’t edible
My entire party got sick afterwards

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Veeeeh
Los Angeles
5 reviews
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.

JD
vipJulesD
Los Angeles
7 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
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overpriced touristy

CT
vipCoolTim
Yosemite
16 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!

CS
vipChuckS
Los Angeles
7 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
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with a long time friend.

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WailaniO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CG
vipCartoonGuy
New York Area
52 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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Patrick
London
21 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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

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KennyV
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipFoodie
New York Area
43 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
32 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

TG
TeslaGirl
New York Area
10 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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mikey
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
20 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.

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 1021 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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