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Sushi Roku

33 Miller Aly, Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 683-3000
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Ranked #58 of 583 restaurants in Pasadena
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Colorado Blvd.
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76% Recommend
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English first
South Pasadena, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It was a modernized sushi restaurant. Ambience is nice. Food could be better but it's not bad. Service was good. They validate parking.

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Had dinner here with a coworker on a recent visit to Pasadena. Not surprised by the good quality sushi, but very surprised by the value. We expected some higher prices due to the location but found prices quite reasonable. Wide selection of sushi and rolls. Service was prompt and helpful, and the restaurant was very well designed to break people... More

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Beverly Hills, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

As others have noted here, this place is consistently good. The real value here is the lunch menu, when they offer a fabulous kid's Bento box that our little ones really love. We've been coming here for years, and it's a family favorite - so much so that our kids refer to it as "Miso Soup" instead of Roku. They've... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Sushi Roku offers very good sushi but it is very expensive for what it is ! The atmosphere is very good and a nice touch , the chefs great and say good bye to you .

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Gainesville, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Went here on NYE while visiting Pasadena for the Rose Bowl. Very fun crowd and atmosphere. Sushi rolls were very good and fresh. Interesting combinations. Attentive, friendly staff. Right off the main drag in Pasadena. Kind of pricey for a sushi place. No complaints!

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Pasadena is probably the best of the Sushi Roku locations. It has a bit more room, a cool vibe, and feels much less like an "LA scene". The great debate rages about whether or not some is "real" sushi--they're known for their amazing dishes such as yellowtail with diced chilis, Hanabi (crispy rice with spicy tuna), filet wrapped asparagus, baked... More

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La Canada Flintridge, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Last night we had dinner at Sushi Roku in Pasadena...BEST Sushi ever!!! The ambiance in the restaurant is wonderful, the service was attentive and very helpful in giving recommendations especially since this was our first time there. The Sushi was very fresh and delicious. The restaurant is located right next to Crate and Barrel but on the side of this... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Good Sushi places in Pasadena, and the Pasadena area are in abundance. No need to go to this overpriced restaurant. The location is great, but waaaaay too expensive.

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Highland, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We have been going to Sushi Roku for years.The food is great if your server can guide you. Monday there is a special for 1/2 off a bottle of wine, sake or champagne. I have found that the service tend to better toward the end of the week. There a man named Michael or Mikey that is a head server... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Don't go here expecting actual Japanese food. We ended up here because they have good happy hour sushi options, according to website, but quickly realized that what they serve is not sushi at all, but a weird American take on what sushi is. If you like mayonnaise and avocado and imitation crab meat, you'll love this place. If you like... More

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