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About Sushi Roku - Santa Monica

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.

1401 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

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

Cross Street:
Santa Monica Blvd. and Ocean Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 458-4771

Website:
http://www.sushiroku.com/sushiroku

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.

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

Executive Chef:
Hiroshi Shima

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine

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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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Sushi Roku - Santa Monica Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Hot Spot (8)
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Fun (8)
Authentic (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Healthy (6)
People Watching (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Romantic (5)
Casual (5)
Waterfront (5)
Scenic View (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Cozy (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 8, 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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·Dined on January 7, 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

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very good food

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My sons chicken bowl. $30. Yeahhh

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We loved it! Our waiter,Samuel was great!

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great service and fantastic food! Really enjoyed the ambiance, and the servers were on point as well.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Quality of the sashimi has really gone downhill, I barely touched my food and the server, and Busser neglected to see if anything was wrong as my plates were cleared. There were no visible managers on the floor. There are many other high quality sushi restaurants in the area that I will choose instead next time.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

It was fine

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We've dined here before and the food was delicious. This time we asked for the sauce on the side and it was served on top of the dish. Too saucy!

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Soo goooddd!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was fair, not great not bad. We had a good waiter, however, the overall experience wash meh.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Sushi Roku is my husband and my favorite sushi restaurant anywhere! The fish is super fresh, the variety is amazing, the atmosphere is upbeat, and the sushi chefs are very friendly. Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I was in town for business and made a last minute reservation for my friends and I to go to Sushi Roku. I had been to this one before on a few different occasions over the years and knew that it was close by the hotel where we were all staying at. We were immediately seated. The server was great about suggesting items for our table and getting our drinks out quickly. The only thing that bothered me was that I specifically told the server that I was allergic to avocado. However, half of the rolls came out with avocado and it was up to me to figure out whether or not it had avocado in it. I didn't like that. So, I didn't eat half of the food that I ordered. Other than that, the dinner that I had was good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Open table did their job I arrive at 715 and was seated as I arrive food was GREAT will use this app again in the future

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, People Watching, Healthy, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fun, Quick Bite
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is one of my go to spots. Food is consistently excellent. Our server on the patio was great. Had her before and she’s attentive but not hovering. So many great things on the menu and we love ordering a variety of different items. Always leave full and happy?

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had a delightful time and the service was very good and prompt

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Like Benihana, but lower quality food and twice the price

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and service as always

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I went with my wife to enjoy some sushi but this place is just too loud. We had to listen to all the drunken banter behind and next to us while we ate. The food is amazing though so I do have to say that.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

good.
very good.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I'm not one to write bad reviews, but this restaurant was pretty dismal considering that it is part of the BOA and Katana family (which are fantastic restaurants). Maybe it was because we were there for lunch? Or perhaps because the Santa Monica location is in a heavily tourist part of town, but the quality of service, smelly sticky tables, and low grade food was down right unacceptable. Every dish from the old dried up edamame to the stale rice with tuna, and low quality chicken skewers were all around inedible. We ended up walking out without touching much of the food and paying a hefty 120 dollar lunch bill fearing we might get sick from the low quality food. If you're looking for good sushi I would encourage anyone to steer clear from this place. If on a budget and looking for no frills sushi, head to your nearest Sugarfish and or if you're looking to splurge head to NOBU.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had an amazing anniversary night out with the wifey. From the server to front desk, to the cooks and music. In truly was a night to remember and they all made a night on the town magical and heartwarming. Food was so rich and earthy, clean and lean. I'm definitely going back and prices were not too bad.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always consistently good we have never had a bad meal here.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The food was amazing!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

it wasn't great that we had to wait, but the host attempted to make it right :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was good, innovative and interesting, but a little pricey. I guess that comes with the location. The service was good, but the music was awful, loud and not conducive for dining.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Best sushi experience I've ever had. Granted, I'm from the midwest, so I may not have access to the types of dishes, freshness, and authentic preparation. The octopus with yuzu kosho, lemon, and olive oil is one of the best things I've ever eaten in my entire life. It was so bright and the texture of octopus is fun to eat. The oysters were nice, but the condiment already on them overpowered the delicateness. I still enjoyed them. Chef made a rainbow roll for me, my favorite, and then I also tried the senshi roll, which has the most delicious spicy mayo sauce with it. If I ever am in Santa Monica again, I can't wait to come back here. It's loud and bustling, which wasn't bothersome to me, but that could be the only drawback if you're looking for a quiet experience.

Tags: Late-night Find, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great experience at Sushi Roku, from the food, vibe and service. Will definitely be back on my next visit to SM.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We tried a number of the signature rolls and all were very good. The service was also very good. I will definitely be back again. There were also good options for members of our group who do not eat raw.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our waitress was the nicest lady. The food was fantastic and I will definitely be back for more!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We frequently dine here at Sushi Roku and we have NEVER been disappointed! Always the best sushi with many specials available which makes dining here always a new experience! Both sushi and cooked dishes makes this the perfect place for all who want to sample some of the best of Japanese food in town. The service here is impeccable as well!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We dined at Sushi Roku-Santa Monica for a get-together with a special friend. All 3 of us love sushi. The choices offered by Sushi Roku are extensive. We all ordered some of their special rolls. The found was fantastic! It is one of the best sushi restaurants at which I have eaten.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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