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Sushi Roku - Santa Monica

4.5
4.5
1028 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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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 458-4771

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Hiroshi Shima

  • Catering

    Delivery Available through ChowNow. Please call our Manager of Catering, Sales and Special Events Jennifer Heimpel at (310) 271-6000 ext. 127 to get more information on our catering & special event offerings.

  • Private party facilities

    Sushi Roku, Santa Monica can accommodate private parties of more than 30 people. Please call for details.

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Cross street

    Santa Monica Blvd. and Ocean Ave.

  • Parking details

    Located on Ocean Avenue, next door in front of Ocean Avenue Seafood; $8.00 with Validation, $10.00 after 3 hours

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

What 1,028 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Hot Spot

  • Westside

    Hot Spot

  • Westside

    Scenic View

  • Westside

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. MP

    MariaP

    West Palm Beach

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Sushi Roku has some standout items including the Miso Eggplant and the popcorn shrimp tempura. However, many dishes were nothing special, including the several sushi items that we ordered. The place is very loud, making it difficult to have a conversation. And the service does not match the prices. Our meal for three people was over $300, but we only saw our server twice during the visit. That's not acceptable. I had to ask for a water refill three times, also unacceptable. We will not return to this restaurant. There are many sushi restaurants in LA that are much better.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was great. We booked reservations with notes for outside and I called that day to confirm that we could have a spot outside. When we arrived to our reservation a little early they told us that all the tables outside are full so we had to wait another 20-30mins before we were able to get the next open table. Then once seated the music was so loud that our table couldn’t hear our server and she had to repeat herself several times. As someone who wears hearing aids, even turned up, I still had a hard time hearing the staff. I will say that the food was worth it and I was very pleased with the service. Food came relatively soon and our cups were never left empty. We will go back and I understood that they were busy.
  3. C

    Christi

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Nice ambience located across the beach, but it's a bit pricey for the quantity of food.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The vibes of this place is on point, good for celebration dinners. Service is quite slow though.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food as always!

    Sushi Roku - Santa MonicaResponded on July 14, 2022Thank you so much for your great feedback. We hope to see you soon so that we can repeat the experience.

  6. r

    robm

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would go back here just to hang out with the staff. The sashimi was good too
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!!
  8. JC

    JCAW

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The waiter pressured us to order things we didn’t want to increase the bill After the meal we were ignored and could not get the check- we finally had to go the maitre’d The food was mediocre, uninspired and expensive This is a tourist trap Will never go back
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and very good Service
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Made a reservation for my wife's big birthday. Noted it on the reservation, hotel concierge even called to notify restaurant. Nothing done, or noted.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Not worth it. Sushi was at best mediocre. Over priced for the quality of the sushi.
  12. n

    nikmatb

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistant. Always good.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Appetizer we ordered tasted like ocean water. Food took awhile to reach us. Nothing fancy about this place. I would not return.
  14. k

    kellya

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place
  15. N

    Noosh

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Always enjoyable and pleasant.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dusseldorf Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Das Essen war sehr gut und wer einfach nur sehr schnell gutes Sushi essen möchte ist hier richtig. Der große Kritikpunkt: Wir haben 3 Gänge gegessen. Vom hinsetzen bis zur Rechnung hatten wir 30 Minuten! Danach hat man uns ziemlich klar zu verstehen gegeben dass wir den Tisch räumen sollen. 30 Minuten für ein ganzes Abendessen. Unglaublich!
  17. b

    brandonguse

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice meal while in Santa Monica this evening enjoying some fresh sushi. Really enjoyed the Katana roll which consists of spicy tuna roll with shrimp tempura and topped with tuna and yellowtail. Also had a fresh and tasty spicy tuna roll. My wife and daughter enjoyed California rolls (2 rolls pictured), and Japanese fried chicken.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went for Mother’s Day and it was not very crowded , so that was great .The sushi was good . We ordered the cod which was ok . The seared salmon was very good ,as well as the toro sushi.
  19. LS

    LocalSMFoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dining experience and great table with views
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Unfortunately we did not have an overall great experience, especially for the price point. They were two of us dining and the bill with tip came to around $400. The music was so loud that I could not hear my guest at all, when I asked if they would lower the music their response was the music is literally locked off and they have no ability to change the volume or the station The music was something you would expect in a club, loud, heavy banging, and the volume was so loud that the person sitting across you literally cannot hear you speak. And for this price point I would expect the sushi to be extraordinary, which it was not. It was average good sushi The service also was a bit disappointing, the waitress was somewhat friendly, a little on the depressive side, and certainly did not come over nearly enough to check on us, especially for a $400 bill, which would be an $80 tip
  21. j

    jmitchl

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sushi Roku is always stellar. Never disappoints.
  22. LT

    LaTanyaH

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just amazing every time. Jonathan is the lost excellent bar tender around.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    We loved the food, however we were in an enclosed patio. There is also an outdoor patio. A woman had her dog in the indoor patio begging for food from all and barking. It was disappointing at this price point. We love our dog and she goes with us occasionally but she is trained and remains in her spot quietly. This kinda killed the first half of our experience. They left 1/2 way through our dinner. Food was amazing though.
  24. R

    Renzo

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had delicious sushi and drinks with a great sunset view
  25. f

    food2eat

    New Mexico

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A+ restaurant
  26. t

    tbell61

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy my visit to Sushi Roku in Santa Monica. I love sitting on the patio to people watch and watch the sunset over the Santa Monica Pier. The food is consistently delicious and the staff is always friendly and accommodating. Thank you!
  27. JP

    JP15

    Seattle

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Enjoyed our meal and would recommend
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was basic and inattentive. Our server took our order and didn’t show up again until 30 minutes after our meal. We were never asked if we wanted another drink - and only asked if we wanted more food right before we were handed the bill. Sushi Roku is a popular spot in Santa Monica - and a tourist draw - our hypothesis is service doesn’t have to be good because the place assumes you won’t be repeat customers. It was also my daughter’s 16th birthday, and although the place knew that, there was zero acknowledgement. We aren’t tourists and we will never be back! Plenty of other sushi spots around that know the value of good service!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    This place used to be fantastic. It’s been a few years since I’d eaten there and I expected it to be as great as always, but the quality has gone down in a big way. The sushi was mediocre at best. Everything we ordered was edible but not much beyond that. At this price point better quality sushi is expected.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Reunion with old friends
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The sushi at Sushi Roku is sub par.. and that’s never good with sushi. I requested a birthday candle and dessert online and the request was not fulfilled.Would not return. Don’t waste your money.
  33. S

    Sumrjazz7

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    We were expecting an upbeat, lively and more modern atmosphere. The ambiance was really lacking. Could’ve passed for a strip mall sushi restaurant inside. Would’ve preferred to sit outside but it was too windy. Will not be visiting again. The service was good though.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good sushi, friendly service
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tables super close together. But food and service was great.
  36. RF

    RebeccaF

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal at Sushi Roku!
  37. LF

    LesleyF

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. I recommended it to my family who live locally. Would definitely go back!
  38. DD

    DiningDan

    Washington DC

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love this place. Good sushi; a few robata grill items and friendly service. Also very gluten sensitive !!
  39. g

    gordonm

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    Don’t go. I’ve been going to Sushi ROKU for years and make it a go to place every time I visit Santa Monica. Due to COVID they’ve expanded there seating to a plastic wrapped outdoor venue with cramped in appealing seating. While the Sushi was acceptable the ambiance was awe full and the noise from conversations was so loud that we order quick, ate and left. There are other places in the immediate neighborhood that are much better than this place which has lost its appeal.
  40. RD

    RobynD

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    We’ve been going to Sushi Roku for decades. Perhaps it was an off night but the sashimi did not taste fresh and even the rolls were disappointing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

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 1028 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Sushi Roku - Santa Monica

1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Santa Monica Blvd. and Ocean Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Located on Ocean Avenue, next door in front of Ocean Avenue Seafood; $8.00 with Validation, $10.00 after 3 hours

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Hiroshi Shima

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 458-4771

  • Catering

    Delivery Available through ChowNow. Please call our Manager of Catering, Sales and Special Events Jennifer Heimpel at (310) 271-6000 ext. 127 to get more information on our catering & special event offerings.

  • Private party facilities

    Sushi Roku, Santa Monica can accommodate private parties of more than 30 people. Please call for details.

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