Permanently Closed - Roku

4.5
394 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
This restaurant is permanently closed. PLEASE CALL ROKU DIRECTLY FOR ALL TEPPAN RESERVATIONS - 310.278.2060.

ROKU offers three distinct dining opportunities;
Teppanyaki Room –Experience interactive Hibachi dining as your chef prepares your meal at Teppan Grill tables. Parties from 2 – 28 guests.
Patio Dining –Enjoy ROKU’s progressive menu while experiencing our Indoor/Outdoor space.
Sushi Bar –Sit along a live edge sushi bar as our Master Chef Jiro Kobayashi prepares the freshest fish daily in both traditional & modern sushi preparations. Omakase is recommended.
ROKU challenges traditional Teppanyaki to sharpened standards, combining a cutting-edge setting with exceptional ingredients & sushi. ROKU’s menu offers new style appetizers, inventive entrees & favorites from the iconic Sushi Roku brand alongside a vast selection of handpicked sakes, crafted cocktails & the largest selection of Japanese whiskey in the LA culinary scene.
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vipTomax
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

This place was probably good 15 years ago, but it’s a solid “meh” now.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food, great ambiance and nice vibe but service was a bit slow.

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vipTroyS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh the manager is awesome!!

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Armen
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Was my first time there and my last. Such a disappointment. Food was HORRIBLE!

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vipGM1977
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food was mostly ok, but nothing special. It was very expensive compared to what we had.

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vipCarsonK
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The atmosphere is chic and the food delicious. The service was slightly distracted but still ok. Value is not great, but it’s basically Beverly Hills so that’s to be expected .

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vipEldanG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful interior, and a couple of details that I particularly appreciated:
* This is one of the few large restaurants I've been to that manages to get the balance right between having a buzzy feel without being too loud for a quiet conversation.
* The separation of the teppanyaki into a separate room works well to keep the smell from that from overpowering the much more delicate flavours in the sushi.

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DianaI
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

It was our first time at Roku and we came by recommendation. It was such a disappointment. Nothing but nice ambiance. Our server was Takuma W, he brought us the check while we were still eating and drinking. He didn’t offer us dessert, coffee or anything. He was rushing us because he wanted to go home he said. We asked him If he wanted us to leave as a joke and he said “after you pay, yes” and when we were paying he asked us if we were going to tip him and that if we don’t tip him, he will put us on the list so we can’t make another reservation if wanted to come back. Honestly, if there is going to be servers like him, we never want to go back. We were so excited to experience Roku, and it was a huge disappointment that also the manager told us that he will talk to him later.

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vipmelsmom
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I loved the old Sushi Roku on 3rd. Didn't know it moved and became ROKU on Sunset. Oh well. It was still good but I preferred the vibe on 3rd.

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lisat
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, drinks and service! Will go back and definitely recommend

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Jinjing
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The blue fin tuna sashimi is absolutely a must-have! The dry age steak is also strongly recommended, as well as the yuzu flavored scallop. However, the salmon steak is just around average. We had green tea tiramisu and chocolate volcano cake for desert, which was another highlight of our meal.

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vipPerfect
London
37 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Friendly service.

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vipLauraB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious and great customer service

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candaceh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

While Roku is beautiful (but loud) the same cannot be said for the food. The rolls are overpriced and really under deliver on taste and size. We had the spider roll and yellowtail roll with tempura shrimp. We also had the cauliflower, which was probably the best thing we had. The albacore app was pretty decent, but again, meager portions. The salmon steak was on the dry side. Our server on the other hand was sweet and attentive. As a final note, having an attendant in the restroom who you need to greet, tip, etc is always a little uncomfortable and unnecessary. Lots of room for improvement.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great server!!! She made our special evening the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place

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Todd
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always A Great Experience, I Thank You.

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vipAshleyH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Slow service. The food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks were, as always, exquisite. Our friend was in town for business and as it was her birthday, we wanted to make the date a special one as she was away from her family and normal circle of friends. She had a great time, loved the food and thought the carnival cake was the perfect ending to her birthday celebration.

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LosAngelesFoodies
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful surprise! Everything was superb. A warm greeting as we entered, extremely high standard of service and the food was beyond perfection

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vipLaJollaFoodie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food ok, but service was horrible. Apparently our waiter was having a bad day because we would even throw the plates on the table. Horrible horrible service.

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wilsont
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roku is me & my wife’s favorites Japanese restaurant, head chef Mr. Jiro always give us surprising great & creative food! He’s not only a chef, he’s a great food artist!

Roku - Permanently Closed
Responded on October 23, 2019

Hi Wilsont, We would like to thank you and your wife for coming to Roku. We love to hear when our guests have a wonderful time. Jiro is one of the best in the business. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again. Arigato!

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AndrewT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Among the best sushi meals I've ever had. Beyond the stellar service and great environment, the food itself is totally next-level. Each piece of sushi had little enhancements to the flavor, like caviar, yuzu and black salt that so perfectly complemented the fish, which was all totally highest-level quality. Seriously, if you haven't gone to Roku yet, do yourself a favor

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vipSethH
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily the best sushi in LOS Angeles. Amazing staff and exceptional service. Never disappoints.

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DSKLA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way!! Delicious fresh food. Incredible service. Think this is one of the best in LA for sushi.

Roku - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 29, 2019

Thank you, thank you DSKLA. We appreciate the glowing review. We can't wait to have you dine with us again.

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RedoyE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great service. Nice ambiance. Can’t wait to go again.

Roku - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 30, 2019

Hi RedoyE! We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you very much for your kind words. Arigato!

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Angelina
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience, high quality food and presentation, servers droping off food could be a tad more confident explaining dishes since we ordered omakase — not just state the dish name and run. Beautiful decor and booths, open air felt nice

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service,
Food was ready is really really really quickly..
Everything was very delicious and the bill wasn’t crazy

Roku - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 29, 2019

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed everything.

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vipDineout4fun
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and the food was just as I remember from the Vegas location...delicious!

Roku - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 29, 2019

Thanks, Dineout! We love to hear that our guests enjoy our other restaurants. We pride ourselves on bringing hospitality from the heart. Arigato!

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FannyF
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food and decor nice , great cocktails, but the music choice and level is unbearable, why all this rap and why so much of it? In such a romantic place , the atmosphere is set to chill out not having to concentrate to talk listen or eat, and we did try the place before , we came back hoping the DJ had changed...the Back room where the sushi bar is , seems to be less noisy but not as nice and comfy
Too bad since we live 5mns away ....

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JBBJ
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Very very overpriced for less than good quality food.

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vipMomDay
Orange County
67 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic please to dine

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi with an awesome dessert!

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vipAlirezaS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The brought the appetizers, drink and food all at the same time even tho I asked them not to

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TracyH
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Roku! Service and food is amazing!!!!!

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vipJGreens
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We both had the veggie bento box, a real deal at $13, very filling and accompanied by miso soup. The tempura was cold, but the rest was delicious.

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vipSanfordC
Palm Springs
77 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not very happy about the fact that the restaurant added a 3% fee to the bill. Nowhere on the menu nor anywhere in the restaurant was this fee posted.

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JeffB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On Saturday night a friend and I had dinner later on in the evening and I apologize in advance for not remembering our waitresses name (I blame prior day moving exhaustion for that) but she was far and above one of the best Server/ wait staff team member I've encountered. When offered for her to choose the entire money without restrictions she nailed it from start to finish especially with that cotton candy flaming dessert at the end... Thank you for the experience