Sushi Roku - Newport Beach
We go to sushi role weekly! Miles is our favorite server!! Great food. Great service.
Love this place, the food, the ambience, the service and the servers, everyone always pays such attention to detail! Their oysters are the best in the state, as are their brussell sprout chips, black edamame, and the Gensai roll is delicious! This time we had the short ribs over mashed potato appetizer - OMG - just heavenly! The servers are all so polite and helpful, and James and Christine are always there, checking in and ensuring that customers are happy! Such a nice place to be, we really love it! Thanks!
Sat on their patio and enjoyed several selections from their Happy Hour menu. One of our favorite things to do whenever we're near Fashion Island. There's a nice big screen TV too, we watched golf tonight. We always have a nice experience at Sushi Roku. Our waiter was fabulous. Just be
forewarnedt, families with young children usually sit on the patio area so sit inside the bar area or restaurant if little kids bug you. It all depends how well the parents or grownups keep their children quiet and behaved but these days most parents treat restaurants like their home so they let them be loud, etc. Not the restaurant's fault at all.
Roy was an amazing sushi chef and took great care of us. Delicious and creative sushi options for our Omakase dinner. The whole staff was so friendly too. Thanks!
Very loud place. Lots of families, not good if you want to have dinner and conversation. Food was okay.
Ambiance was fantastic, and the food was fresh and delicious. The staff was attentive and polite.
Sushi Roku never disappoints!!! Love the atmosphere, staff and food!
Foods amazing, fun atmosphere, but pricy. Did a fun desert for birthday celebration
My partner and I had dined at Nobu two evenings before deciding to give Sushi Roka’s offerings a try. We made a last minute lunch reservation and, having completed our urban hunting and gathering,, arrived at the restaurant roughly on time to be greeted graciously by the hostess and quickly seated at a booth of our choice. Very pleasant beginning to the meal. We started with shared orders of seaweed salad and Japanese eggplant in a slightly sweet sesame sauce, our favorite of the dishes we selected this day. That being said, we preferred Sushi Roku’s version of seaweed salad to Nobu’s. They are quite different but both good. We ordered the sashimi and the sushi lunches, which we also shared. Both were well crafted and beautifully presented with fish as fresh as one would expect. We were seated so as to observe the chefs, all Japanese, work. The six of them were a focused, well-oiled team, altogether on task. Service was attentive but not overbearing. We particularly enjoyed our waitress. Most tables were occupied, but service appeared to run smoothly. The quality of the items we tasted at Sushi Roka compared favorably with Nobu’s. Nobu’s presentations are aesthetically more refined, to be sure, but Sushi Roka provides an altogether satisfying dining experience in an inviting, casual atmosphere at significantly lower cost. I will add to this review after we have had dinner there.
My family and I frequent this spot outstanding old school feel food always on point and Christine the manager always ready to greet us who even does that these days? We always have our favorites on the menu but always enjoy trying something new . This is usually our first stop after picking up family from the airport coming from New York it’s always requested ! . This was our first date night but we always come with our daughter with special needs and in her adaptive stroller always feel so welcomed and accommodate us as a family . We are grateful. Can’t wait for the next trip back always looking forward to it.
We requested that the chef create a meal for us that was not on the menu. It was one of the best experiences our group has ever had
Our server was the best. Very attentive. The Izakaya Fiest was delicious and filling.
The food was good but not great. The food needs to be better for the prices. The Brussel sprout chips and beef wrapped asparagus were our favorites.
Everything was great, a bit pricy though.
Excellent service! Best we’ve seen in a very long time.
Great sushi, very good service, attentive hostess. Celebrated my son’s 18th birthday, the music and ambiance suited well. Would come again.
Fresh and delicious sushi and sashimi, delicious hand crafted cocktails and desserts that are the bomb. Speaking of the bomb, you must try the cotton candy with cheesecake and chocolate buried inside. Sooo good. Lychee sorbet is also yummy. Service is over the top good. We highly recommend!
Our server was absolutely amazing the food was great but the service is what knocked it out of the park
This place was amazing. The food, the environment and the staff were all incredible!
Family get together.
We have been here a few times for birthday celebrations. Menu has unique items that are beautiful and taste great. The overall coordinated kitchen & sushi bar efforts need to be fine tuned. We got one entry so late that (nicely) the restaurant comped. I understand that basically there are two kitchens working to get out the food, but my entry came out within in moments of the appetizers. I chose to nibble on it while everyone else waited for their food. This needs to be fixed given the price range of the restaurant.
Food, drinks, and service was excellent. Shout out to Maho for her delicious cocktails and her wonderful personality!
Thank you to Karen for her wonderful service with a smile. We had an enjoyable time taking our visitor from LA to this location!@!
Too loud. Won’t return when there is a DJ
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! :)
Love the appetizer dishes like yellowtail with chillies, ribeye wrapped asparagus etc. all very fresh and delicious. one of my favorite restaurants in newport.
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!!
Always great sushi did happy hour which was outstanding. Did not reduce portion size
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.
Great food and service
The sushi melts in your mouth! Service was good too!
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.