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
110 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed their Happy Hour menu in their bar area. We ordered almost every item listed and loved all of it. The brussel sprouts chips was a little too salty but still ok. The friendly bartender was also our waiter and he checked on us often. Great dining experience all around!

OT
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is a pleasure. The staff are approachable and professional. The food is superb. The presentation is excellent. This is a place we regularly visit.

MG
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed tonight. Service was excellent but the food was outstanding. Fresh flavors and wonderful selection.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love your restaurant. The food is always so yummy and the service spot on. The DJ this night was particularly fun.

A
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ambiance, food, location. A bit on the expensive side but very enjoyable. One of his cocktails the Roku fusión was just amazing!!!, One of the best vodka cocktails I have ever had, recommended!

MO
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We celebrated my daughters birthday with friends and overall, we enjoyed our dinner and evening. We loved our spot an at oval booth with a view of the sushi bar. We ordered miso soup, grilled octopus, salmon sashimi, onagi and salmon sushi, and 5 types of rolls, cocktails for adults and Japanese soft drinks for the teens, and desserts to share. The food was fresh and well prepared- we all enjoyed our meal. Our waitress was accommodating with a request to lower the spice quotient on certain rolls. She did her job. She was businesslike rather than personable and this took away from the experience at this high end restaurant. It was a great dinner which could have been stellar with service that was less perfunctory and more charismatic.

OT
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freshest sushi ever! Very creative chefs and amazing service. We’ll be back.

CA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Poke Bowl best on the planet! Lobster Roll #2
Great food, good service

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Very slow in getting our order out. The big round is to big and bulky to be serving the dainty sushi. Our waitress wears so nice.

PK
Salt Lake City
47 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant and excellent service by Beau(Bo?). Great suggestions, hysterical personality , and the food was all wonderful. We ordered about ½ the things on the menu( mostly sushi) and every was great. Hope to get back there again soon

MW
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was great but we received a terribly cramped table to begin with and we were getting bumped every 3 seconds. We asked to move but they only had outside seating to which we reluctantly agreed. When we got to our new table, it smelled like fresh manure and the heat lamp was super ineffective so we were cold. Because we got moved, the service ended up lacking because they didn’t change our server. Instead, she had to come all the way from her section, which wasn’t close, so we became an afterthought. Overall, I wish it had been a better experience for my wife and my anniversary, but it was still good food.

r
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch, outstanding service!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boyfriends birthday!

OT
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good. The dj was just starting and the service is always outstanding!!

B
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Overall not very good unfortunately. The wine was nice. We ordered three

M
Tokyo
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food were good. But customer interactions were not acceptable for Asian guests. My customer became upset because ordered ice cream didn’t arrive after 10 minutes.

OT
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

This is a new find for us. Our first visit was during Restaurant Reek but didn't realize it until after we ordered. The sushi chef kept making these amazing RW plates so we asked about them. Then we made reservations and came back 3 nights later so we could enjoy some of those amazing plates! We were not disappointed!! The sushi here is extremely fresh and nicely prepared- so tasty it puts all our other favorite sushi places to shame. The only reason I couldn't give it 5 stars all around is our waiter the 2nd visit was terrible. We'll still go back- no doubt about that. The manager was very apologetic and brought us 2 complimentary small plates. You have to try this wonderful sushi place, it's amazing!

Q
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was average, nothing special especially given the restaurant wasn't that busy.
It's the little things that add up such as tastes of miso soup, salad dressing and tempura sauce. Those were sub par. Sushi was good. For the price, I believe you can get much better tasting food at other Japanese restaurants.

M
Orange County
107 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, very accommodating, wonderful service, delicious food and drinks. This is one of our favorites in Newport Beach.

C
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The hostess can be more cordial and warm. There were some crumbs on our seats and when we let know, she appeared to be annoyed. The server was nice and friendly. Food was average.

SM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The kids “yakisoba” tasted like butter spaghetti; karage (crispy chicken) lacked ginger..food was such low quality

JS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come in semi-regularly and always like it. Delicious food and great drinks with a fun atmosphere!

HB
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Went because of Newport restaurant week on Saturday night, but there was apparently no special menu that was offered to us. Just the usual menu. They had a DJ and the music was extremely loud I wasn’t sure whether I was in a dance club or an elegant Japanese restaurant, it was kind of hoping for the latter. Avoid the calamari appetizer at all cost – it was described with a jalapeño glaze so I was thinking it was crispy calamari with a little sausage drizzled on top but instead it was soggy calamari sitting in a sauce. I think they should’ve just sautéed the calamari instead of Fried it, was a soggy mess, we didn’t finish it. We got the scallop sushi special which was very delicate and delicious, soft shell crab roll which was good and the spicy tuna tempura roll which was pretty good. Also had the grilled octopus which was excellent. I had the gingersnap cocktail which was tasty.Overall for the money I’d rather go to a restaurant that I could actually have a conversation. Don’t know if they have a DJ there every night, but regardless don’t think we will be back.

MS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Suhi bar or DJ bar?
Music was way too loud.
food OK
Will I go there again. NO.

MB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food great quality, fresh and comes out pretty fast. Awesome service very attentive staff and love the ambiance of the place. My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary and we both had a 3 course meal with shared appetizer, entree, dessert and both had a cocktail and our bill was just a little over a hundred bucks. For the level or service and quality of food that is a steal! If I could eat there everyday I would and definitely am going back.

ES
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

1. I sat at the Sushi bar, and had a fantastic omakase. The sushi chef gave me personal attention and was unassuming yet excellent.
2. The prices are not cheap, but most of the dishes I tried were terrific.
3. The atmosphere is a bit of a zoo. For some folk that's terrific -- seen and be seen --; for others it is probably hell on earth. There is a loud bar attached to the restaurant. There is a lot of demanding customers who spent a good chunk of their time on the phone, etc.
4. Do check your bill. I was charged stuff I never asked for, but was served. They took it off the bill w/o protest.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Food here was at most decent. If you're looking for ambiance and a place to hang out with good company, by all means. If you're here because you want high quality, delicious sushi, look elsewhere.

CE
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon sushi was delicious! They have a great happy hour at the bar.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Definitely a good spot for special occasions or a date when you’re trying to impress someone.

E
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Had to wait a lot between courses.

OT
Orange County
111 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at Sushi Roku enjoying their delicious Happy Hour menu and drinks with the most wonderful service! Everyone went out of their way to make sure we had everything we wanted and needed. Another memorable dining experience! That's why we keep coming back.

SO
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fast service!

T
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome celebration-great service and fantastic food!!

M
Orange County
107 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and lovely ambiance. Who could ask for more? Try a lychee martini which is refreshing and not overwhelming sweet. My husband always starts with a California roll and I tried their new Asian pear salad. Yummy! Bill goes the whole sushi route with lots of fresh fish and I had some crispy and delicious vegetable tempura. Tempura was fresh and crispy unlike soggy tempura dishes I have tried at other restaurants. The cheesecake topped with chocolate and wrapped in cotton candy is over the top good. Sushi Rohu is the best Japanese restaurant that we have tried in Orange County.

L
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE love it!!. The food and the service is amazing

the cauliflower stater and the ribeye asparagus and the popcorn shrimp!!!

KB
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! We asked to be seated at the bar and had the best food recs and service. Andrew was bartending and made our experience top notch. Sushi is incredible-we tried almost all sushi/sashimi and appetizers and all were great. The sea bass skewers were a favorite. Gluten free menu was really good. Drinks were great. Will definitely be coming back often!

DC
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal very much, tried a couple new things this time, in addition to our usual favorites, everything was delish, the food, the presentation, the service, all excellent! Can’t wait to return!

B
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was excellent. Food was excellent. We didn’t care for the techno background music.

OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We’ve been to Sushi Roku several times and the food is always great (Sea Bass sliders and Tuna Hanabi are must-haves)! This evening we went for New Years Eve and while the food and service were great, the atmosphere for NYE was a little disappointing (but that’s not the restaurant’s fault)! Highly recommend.

GM
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

we had a great waiter that provided an excellent experience for any day of the year but he made our new year extra special.

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