Sushi Roku - Newport Beach

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Sushi Roku Newport Beach at Fashion Island 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 and Europe 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.
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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Too loud. Won’t return when there is a DJ

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DC
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, as always! The Brussel Sprout chips are great, the oysters are better than anywhere else in So Cal, the Kobe beef skewers are cooked to perfection, and their chocolate ice cream is the best way to end a good meal! The service is always wonderful, James and Christine are always to attentive and appreciative that you are there, and James knows how to recommend dishes we haven’t tried before that we always end up getting hooked on! Looking forward to going back soon! :)

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AC
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the appetizer dishes like yellowtail with chillies, ribeye wrapped asparagus etc. all very fresh and delicious. one of my favorite restaurants in newport.

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JR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always! Did the tasting menu this time. Or $79 you get about 16 courses of the most popular dishes. Wayyy worth it because we got to try a little bit of everything. Can’t wait to go back!!

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G
Los Angeles
301 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great sushi did happy hour which was outstanding. Did not reduce portion size

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p
Orange County
53 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend this restaurant. The food is great. It is in a fun location in Fashion Island. The servers are all first class. Yum yum yum. Go to this restaurant for sure.

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MK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The sushi melts in your mouth! Service was good too!

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AP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I really used to like this place. We spent about $400 for three people and the quality of the fish (sushi and sashimi) was not very good. In the past, the sushi was pretty good. Also, we just couldn't get attention from our server. This is the only sushi option at Fashion Island, but I don't think we'll ever go back.

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CR
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a key client over lunch. Great experience! Greeted by lovely hostess, seated at a great table, sushi was amazing, service was strong and we were not rushed!

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K
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

My experience at Sushi Roku was extremely frustrated and mostly due to their hostess staff. I was a walk in at 730pm (traveling for business, dine in for one) and was told I'd be placed on the waitlist. After waiting for about 30 minutes, I hopped on OpenTable and saw a reservation available for 8:30PM. I reserved it just in case. After walking about Fashion Island, I returned to the restaurant closer to my OpenTable reservation and checked in. I asked the hostess to please remove me from the "Walk in" list since I had the reservation through OpenTable. I waited 30 more minutes (it's 9PM at this point, 1.5 hours since my arrival) and went to check on my reservation since I was continuously told it was "just a few more minutes" until the hostess mentioned she CANCELLED my opentable reservation because she thought I was over waiting. I had been standing in the restaurant entry way for at least 45 minutes which made no sense. The place was busy, they have a DJ on Tuesday nights and they were booked full but none of those are excuses for the terrible customer service received.

I was seated within 10 minutes and my server was kind, apologetic on behalf of the hostess and the food was delicious but I wouldn't ever return based on the very poor customer service and inexperience from the hostesses that are the front face of this restaurant.

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YA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for their anniversary and for my birthday. Enjoyed the experience. Professional, kind and courteous staff. Kind enough to comp my dessert for my birthday and we had a great evening dining at Sushi Roku. Also, the food was exquisite. We loved every item we ordered and look forward to going there again sometime soon

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LH
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants to go to! We have celebrated many birthdays and holidays here, and I'm sure we'll be back again soon.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The Salmon was too salty & the eel was too sweet. The waiter identified the wrong fish - bluefin tuna vs yellowfin tuna. The DJ was "club" loud, so much so I could not carry a conversation. We went for the 50% off day & still found it too expensive for the experience we had compared to many other Sushi Restaurants.

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l
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always phenomenal. I have not had anything I haven't liked at this restaurant. And the management and service is top notch.

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SS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Went here for Father’s Day. The food was terrible and way over priced for the very poor quality and quantity ($166 bill not including tip). Sushi was old tasting not fresh. Presentation was lacking. My wife’s bento box was disappointing in flavor/quality and more like frozen food heated up with very small tiny items. Kids $15 meal was presented in a cute bento boat but unfortunately the quantity of food was so small my 5 and 6 year olds were still super hungry after. A tiny skewer of beef, a tablespoon of apple sauce (ridiculous), and 2 tiny tempura pieces all on a bed of edamame that was black (molded or over cooked). Guess I could have filled them up more with the bowl of rice it came with which was the only sizable item. Chocolate bomb desert was disappointing and didn’t exploded. Chocolate ball was poor quality and inside desert was small and ok. One of the worst sushi places I’ve been too. I would compare them to trying to be an upscale Kabuki but with very poor quality food and tiny portions that makes the price they charge laughable. Would have much rather gone to Kabuki for decent sushi/food and paid half the price. Or spend the same amount of money at Ruth Chris or Fleming’s for amazing food.

Luckily I still had a wonderful time being with my family but will definitely not recommend to anyone. Too many good restaurants in OC to waste money here.

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AT
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our fav spot

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OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very creative sushi - lots of great choices. We’ll return.

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Always get the Ume. All sushi I’d compare to Roku.

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l
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good food. Nice people. Service was very slow

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A
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Super noisy DJ destroyed the ambience
Seaweed salad had about 1/3 seaweed in it
I ve been to better sushi places with way better ambience and half the $$$
If you want quiet and be able to have a conversation don t go there on a weekend night

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SD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner party of 7 people for a Birthday, and we had a great time with great food!

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OT
Orange County
68 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed sitting in the bar area and partaking in several delicious selections from their Happy Hour menu.

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E
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely a hands down fantastic experience!! The place is gorgeous and we were quickly welcomed by three smiling faces, felt so warm and welcomed! The smiles didn’t fade, ever employee was wearing one..a real one! The service was wonderful. Our waitress, Cait was so great, paid attention to detail and timed our meals perfectly. We had some place to be following dinner. The food was delicious, the cucumber kimchi was beyond delicious, I need more now! We ordered a few roles and sipped on cocktails, including a perfectly made espresso martini. The managers were so attentive and caring, they even brought us complimentary saki and a sparkling [literally] dish of green tea ice cream for our birthdays! The chef even wrote ‘happy birthday!’ On the plate in chocolate!! Needless to say, this was a wonderful experience and we are dying to go back! I highly recommend each and everybody to give it a shot! Thank you all for the wonderful service! We will be back Soon!!

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F
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great and service was even better. Music from DJ was good but was a little loud for my taste. I wasn't expecting the music from a sushi place but was a nice twist.

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c
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch sushi, great atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff.

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DC
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Sushi Roku, won’t eat sushi anywhere else because we are spoiled by the freshness, flavors, and quantities, not to mention always superb service. Everyone is friendly and genuinely glad you’re there, they really aim to please. Their shisito peppers in oyster sauce are delish, and the way they serve their oysters just doesn’t compare to any place else! And their Brussel Sprouts are delicately fried and very tasty! Can’t wait to go back!

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L
New England
46 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous restaurant!!! Tried several dishes. Each were excellent. Looking forward to making this our “go to” Sushi restaurant.

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JP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great place for work meeting of anything else.

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DP
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good atmosphere great food and great service little pricey but worth it

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OT
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed dinner at Sushi Roku last night! Our server—Rebecca W—was engaging with our toddler and 8-year old daughters. She made our evening! When we visit Newport Beach in the future we will be back. Highly recommend and if you go ask for Rebecca!!

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LI
Seattle
286 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything here as the food, the service, and the ambience are all great. Everything we’ve tried has been delicious and very fresh and we’ve tried almost every appetizer and several fish dishes. We love it so much we’ve gone several times during this trip.

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SM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If there was a way to give this restaurant 10 stars, I would. The server was AMAZING. I am taking a break from drinking and she worked with the bartender to make me the most delicious ginger mojito that was ever crafted. She also was thoughtful in her suggestions for dinner when we told her what we were interested in. Great service, delicious food, beautiful ambience.

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JR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day!

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L
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Even though we had an open table reservation, there was confusion at the front desk. It appeared they had given our table way. Food was pretty average for sushi. Service was decent. I won’t be a return —overall.. very average.

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LI
Seattle
286 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it and had a great server, Albert! We sat on the patio with our mini poodle who is a gem at restaurants. We tried about 8 items from the miso eggplant, veggie tempura, special sushi, California sushi, popcorn shrimp sushi, and more. We were stuffed and it was all delicious. The green tea is truly macha tea which is delicious!

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P
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food. Incredible drinks. Great service. High energy, great vibes all the way around.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything was good except for the avocado rice cake appetizer - they were stale!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husband’s Birthday

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OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite!!!

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