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Sushi Roku - Santa Monica

4.4
814 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
LUNCH
Monday-Friday: 11:30am-2:30pm
Saturday: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-4:00pm

DINNER
Monday-Wednesday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
Thursday: 5:30pm-10:30pm
Friday: 5:30pm-11:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm-10:00pm

HAPPY HOUR
Monday-Friday: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Saturday: 4:00pm-6:30pm
Sunday: 4:00pm-6:30pm
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Phone number
(310) 458-4771
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Hiroshi Shima
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Santa Monica Blvd. and Ocean Ave.
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Parking details
Located on Ocean Avenue, next door in front of Ocean Avenue Seafood; $8.00 with Validation, $10.00 after 3 hours
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Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine

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What 814 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
service
4.2
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3.8
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great ! Really enjoyed it

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a great time! Excellent sushi. Great variety and unique dishes. The service wasn’t as attentive as I’d expect for the price. It was very busy which might be why. Saturday night.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Waiter was awesome.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I found it to be expensive. $175 for two people, sushi and three drinks total.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Plats excellents mais restaurant beaucoup trop bruyant. Prix exagérés

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Ate here for dinner with my son couple days ago. Very nice appearing restaurant with excellent waitstaff who are extremely attentive even when they seem to be training other individuals. Sushi was exceptional and extremely tasty. I also ordered one of their signature cold sake which was wonderful. My son also enjoyed all of the items we ordered.
Service was exceptionally fast even though the restaurant was packed and the two of us were done with our dinner within an hour.

The next time I come here with adults only, I will plan to take my time to sample their sake in addition to eating more sushi!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This is still my favorite sushi place. The octopus crudo changed my life. It's my favorite thing I've ever eaten. The yuzu kosho really makes it. Of note: last time I was here it was late in the evening, and sat at the sushi bar. This is much more fun than eating there during the day. Sat in a more open room facing the street this time. Two parents dining with two young children at the table across from us unwrapped chopsticks, handed them to the kids, and let them use them as drumsticks the entire meal. Both parents stayed on their phones. They didn't stop the children and servers never suggested that they control them. It was horrible to have to sit with for an hour. I still love the food here, but sushi bar next time if there during daytime so I don't have to deal with the kids menu crowd. Sucks to eat a $190 early dinner to the tune of banging children. Shame on restaurant for not suggesting another diversion like crayons when parents couldn't do their job. If this happens again, will probably eat my appetizer then leave without anything else.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We liked the atmosphere but did not care for sushi. We ordered what our waitress so maybe we just have different tastes. The only thing we liked from our entire dinner was chocolate lava cake, really can't mess that up. The flaming cotton candy dessert was cool but tasted like cough syrup.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Food is great and service is fantastic. Very fresh sushi all the time. Love it here.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Dropped the ball on bringing food out. Waiter, Chris, was helpful in getting things back on track when we told him we were waiting over 30 minutes for food when we only ordered a few items. They definitely forgot our order but the waiter was apologetic and sincere. Also the Habani order has fried rice squares and they were very chewy and kind of hard in texture. This was the first item we received and then waited around for 30 minutes for the rest of our food. So this didn’t start the night out well. At least the sake and beer came out quickly! Sushi was solid but not really worth the price of admission($150 for sake, 2 beer, 2 rolls, 1 app and 6 pieces of sushi), Brussels sprout chips were awesome though. However, probably just had a bad taste in our mouth due to the lack of attention to serving food.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I don’t think the restaurant got the note I submitted when I made the reservation on open table

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants! I’d highly recommend it for many different occasions.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Very average. We ordered about 10 things. 3 were great, 7 were ok

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Amazing location that is very easy to get to. The food was very VERY good. Cocktails were in point and they have an incredible cotton candy cookie dough cheesecake desert! Service was very slow, but I’m starting to realize that just seems to be the norm on Ocean Ave In Santa Monica.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

We tried a wide variety and loved it all, but the Kimchi and egg plant appetizers are a MUST!!!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

This truly was the best sushi I can remember eating in a very long time. I highly suggest this place if you are interested in very high quality food.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Overpriced LA smallest plates. Waitress with attitude. Been fine tuning the art of over charging for many years.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Great restaurant for sushi. Have dined here 2 times. My husband and I were dining with a dear friend both times. Lots of menu choices. The only "negative" was that the noise level was so high that it was difficult for us to have a conversation with each other.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The hostesses was very accommodating and seated us soon after we arrived during a busy night

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The bar manager, Dave, is the best in town!!! We love to sit and enjoy his world-famous cocktails

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We did not have the best table ,but the overall experience was good.

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3.0Dined on February 6, 2018

The new host with thick accent probably didn’t like her job very much, she refused to sit us down even though we made an reservation on opentable.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I’ve been to sushi roku before and love it. I still thought the food was great, but the service was lacking a bit. We had a 7:45 reservation, and by 8:00, still had not been seated. Luckily we got a spot at the bar and ate dinner there. The food was so food, but the bartender seemed a bit annoyed that we were ordering dinner at the bar. Also, when we ordered another round of drinks, we said “we know you’re busy, so get around to it whenever you have a second.” He responded with “its going to be a minute!” We didn’t have a bad experience, I would definitely still go back. It’s just not what I’m used to from sushi roku

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful view and amazing food.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Liked the specials, but pricey. The standard sushi was fresh; the rolls content was mushy and not very tasty.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Nice menu and great views

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

The experience was awesome. I was there for years ago with my family and was back in Los Angeles for a business trip and visit at the restaurant again. It exceeded my expectations and is great for family friends and business acquaintances. The staff was wonderful

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing food but It’s a little bit noisy location! Anyway the waiter was super nice!

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3.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Attentive waiter to start our meal, however he vanished until nearly the end of our meal to shine smiles in hopes for a good tip.

Overall, quality of fish, food preparation and service has gone down since I last visited.

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2.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Rather middling sushi. Too crowded. Got a terrible table ( despite booking in advance! ) with wait staff constantly bumping into me. Very sparse service. One very over-worked waiter for the entire room. Acceptable if it were cheap and cheerful, but it's not worth the cash.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We celebrated my sister's birthday at Sushi Roku. We shared all of our dishes. Michael, our waiter, was very attentive and the dishes he recommended were spot on! Really enjoyed the shishito peppers, brussel chips, and robata skewer appetizers. The miso black cod, the hokkaido kiwi sashimi, and the gensai sushi roll were excellent. For my sister's birthday they comped her dessert which was presented with a very cool firework sparkling candle. All-in-all it was an unforgettable evening and we highly recommend Sushi Roku.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Service was excellent and their knowledge of the menu and it’s tastes was fantastic.

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4.0Dined on January 7, 2018

buena comida, la selección de sushi pequeña pero con buen sabor cada uno de los platillos pedidos.
regresamos sin duda

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4.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Super sushi with nice atmosphere. Waiter was great. Highly recommend this restaurant if you are a sushi fan. Enjoyed This restaurant in Vegas and not disappointed here. Definitely worth visiting.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

The server confirmed many of my selections to be a good assortment of tastes and textures. This was my first time here and I brought an important customer from Europe not used to California style sushi. After our initial seating was too " tight", we were moved to a better table without hesitation. The staff worked as a team making sure our experience was exceptional.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Well the most fun was the waiter was “the Sherminator” !
Yup from the movie American Pie.
Spot on waiter that offered amazing service.
The food was pretty good the special fish sushi was amazing however the normal stuff was just meh.
The Brussel sprout chips so delicious.

Overall a great experience and for the future would stick to the specials

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was not great. I felt the food is overpriced for the value. It could have been because it was NYE.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Great location. Sushi was good. Chicken dish was too dry. Would recommend for sushi but is a bit overpriced.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Very good food

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

IT has been several years since I dined at Sushi Roku, and the first time I have had dinner here (it was always lunch). The food was excellent...well presented and very fresh. The calamari was especially tasty!

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