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Robata Bar

1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2106
310-458-4771
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Ranked #107 of 563 restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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355 reviews 355 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Gilroy, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

AMAZING! We came here for my birthday this year and had a wonderful experience with both our service and our food. We tried numerous sushi rolls and nigiri, but the best part were the skewers! I highly recommend the salmon skewers with the home made pesto sauce, they were hands down the best skewer we tried out of all of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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498 reviews 498 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Sister to Sushi Roko next door and can also order food from Sushi Roko to have in Robato Bar. RB is great Japanese tapas with modern flair. Excellent menu and also good drink choice from full bar. Service was outstanding throughout, meals come out efficiently. Had great atmosphere. Faultless. Really rate this place for the flavour and presentation of dishes... More

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

First off, let me say that the staff was wonderful and very accommodating of my toddler. He must have picked up on the mellow vibe and was the best behaved I've ever seen him (or any other kid) in a restaurant. Maybe it was all of the doting from the lovely hostess. The food was amazing...the scallops special especially. We... More

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