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Robata Bar

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1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2106
310-458-4771
Today
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

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  • 8
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent sushi and more!

Our primary interest was sushi, but we didn't realize until we were seated that this establishment primarily concentrated on skewers of food cooked over super-high heat. Guests can also order from the sushi menu of the adjacent sushi restaurant, which is all really one big restaurant. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2014
CleveRocks
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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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Ventnor City, New Jersey
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Our primary interest was sushi, but we didn't realize until we were seated that this establishment primarily concentrated on skewers of food cooked over super-high heat. Guests can also order from the sushi menu of the adjacent sushi restaurant, which is all really one big restaurant. The manager suggested two different robata selections one at a time, which was good... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After help from the young lady making reservations we decided to eat in here and not Sushi Roku. You are able to order from both menus here. The wait staff were busy but always took care of us, including the manager. We tried too many things to mention all of them. Everything was great!

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I've been at Robata a couple of times already. I must say the food is good, we'll prepared and very high quality. I always enjoy going there because there is a variety of options, from sushi to fried rice to grilled meat. Both times I do get a bit negatively surprised when I get the bill but then everything is... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Makes a change from the Pizza & Burgers and large portions we have become accustomed to during our LA stay! Fresh delicious authentic Japanese with great sushi and skewers. Nice cocktails also. Lovely sitting outside in between the heaters! Fantastic, attentive staff. Tip: Happy Hour Menu is not as good as the regular menu! The drinks are weaker and sushi... More 

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Santa Monica, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This place can be pretty expensive off of happy hour, but if you go during, you can select from a number of skewers and get 3 for 5 dollars.! My three favorite combo is the bacon wrapped cherry tomatoes, the Tarragon shrimp are awesome, and The Mushrooms are great. I've always gotten a seat at the bar during happy hour... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

We had sushi and other side dishes and me and my gf were very satisfied. Especially the sushi was great! The other dishes were fine, but not super. When you be there between 4 and 7 they also have really good prices (happy hour)

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Los Angeles, California
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472 reviews 472 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The Skinny- Parking: public structures nearby within walking distance Decor: asian Bathrooms: shared with other business' - weird smell Service: über polite Coke: sweet, could have used more carbonation Food: very delicious We ate here before going to Cirque Du Soleil. At 545p the place was not crowded and if you want to add sushi to the order (it comes... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Very good sushi and other creative small plate options. Drink menu has lots of options, and a wine bar is next door. Service is friendly, helpful, and professional. Been back several times.

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Auckland
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125 reviews 125 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is the second time we have been to this restaurant and is always worth the 30 minute drive from our hotel. The food is modern and delicious. The service is very attentive and we have sat both inside and outside there. Outside was a little chilly but they are quick to light the heaters if requested to do so.... More 

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Canyon Country, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Last night went to Santa Monica beach, walked around decided to stop at this bar very crowded we waited for our tables about 5 mins not bad wait time, recieved the menus and they have lots of skewers grillled on a different type of grill gave it great flavor..I order lamb, salmon and rice and corn...first time trying lamb it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2106
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-458-4771

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?