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
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to sushi role weekly! Miles is our favorite server!! Great food. Great service.

DC
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
Orange County
77 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

RT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

BE
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Very loud place. Lots of families, not good if you want to have dinner and conversation. Food was okay.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you!

LR
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was fantastic, and the food was fresh and delicious. The staff was attentive and polite.

DB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi Roku never disappoints!!! Love the atmosphere, staff and food!

JS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Foods amazing, fun atmosphere, but pricy. Did a fun desert for birthday celebration

TH
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

e
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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

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

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was the best. Very attentive. The Izakaya Fiest was delicious and filling.

F
Orange County
128 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, a bit pricy though.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Best we’ve seen in a very long time.

JR
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great sushi, very good service, attentive hostess. Celebrated my son’s 18th birthday, the music and ambiance suited well. Would come again.

M
Orange County
102 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was absolutely amazing the food was great but the service is what knocked it out of the park

GG
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing. The food, the environment and the staff were all incredible!

KO
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family get together.

OC
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

B
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great quality

M
Orange County
102 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks, and service was excellent. Shout out to Maho for her delicious cocktails and her wonderful personality!

TR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic evening

D
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to Karen for her wonderful service with a smile. We had an enjoyable time taking our visitor from LA to this location!@!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

DC
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
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! :)

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.

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!!

G
Los Angeles
317 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

p
Orange County
55 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.

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

Great food and service

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!

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.

CR
Los Angeles
44 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!

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.

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

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.

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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