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Wokcano - Santa Monica

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1413 5th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2401 (Santa Monica Blvd)
310-458-3080
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11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Welcome to Wokcano! Located on 5th Street just south of Santa Monica Blvd...
Welcome to Wokcano! Located on 5th Street just south of Santa Monica Blvd, we boast a full bar and lounge, expansive dining room, an upstairs outdoor patio (the largest in Santa Monica independent of a hotel) that is enclosed on four sides for privacy, as well as private party facilities to accommodate any need. We are open from 11am to 2am daily. Our exquisite selection of sushi & vast array of delicious Chinese food paired with our warm lighting, hip music and wood-accented decor, you are sure to find everything you are looking for at Wokcano. Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4pm to 7:30pm
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The service was terrible!

I went there last night for a birthday dinner. The service was terrible! The waiter never came back with the sauce for our appetizer. We had to ask 3 times for silverware. We ordered curried shrimp, but got curried chicken. We only got 1 serving spoon for the 4 dishes we ordered. It took 2... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2014
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

I went there last night for a birthday dinner. The service was terrible! The waiter never came back with the sauce for our appetizer. We had to ask 3 times for silverware. We ordered curried shrimp, but got curried chicken. We only got 1 serving spoon for the 4 dishes we ordered. It took 2 attempts to get 1 additional... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Located two blocks east of the maddening crowd populating the 3rd Street Promenade, Wokcano is an oasis for sushi lovers. The downstairs restaurant is cozy but it's definitely more fun upstairs where you'll find a mini sports bar that opens up to a large Hollywood style outdoor patio, completely walled in, with gazebos and sofas for alfresco dining and drinking.... More 

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Santa Monica, California
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

No, I don't think this is the most authentic Asian food you can get in LA, but I love to get some Wokcano on a Friday night and eat leftovers out of the fridge on Saturday morning. It satisfies everyone in the group without fail.

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Bothell, Washington
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Met up with some friends for happy hour and was impressed with the selection of happy hour offers. The drinks were on the cheap side which is always nice. The food was inexpensive, served quickly and delicious. The server was great and took good care of us. We sat upstairs and enjoyed the beautiful day

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place has one of the best sushi happy hours I've been to. Their happy hour menu has a long list of items to choose from and lasts until 7:30pm. My 2 favorite items were the salmon with truffle oil and the crispy garlic brussel sprouts.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My friends and I went here to celebrate a friends birthday. We had excellent service, great cocktails and amazing hot and sour soup!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This restaurant is fantastic! Serving dinner for 30 is not an easy task, but the staff here made this wedding rehearsal dinner a smashing success! We pre-ordered Edamame, potstickers, Honey shrimp, pad-thai, spicy beef, served family style, in the outdoor courtyard. The courses were served in a timely manner, the staff were ever attentive. Sake-bombs were a big hit with... More 

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London
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116 reviews 116 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The restaurant is a bit dark and gloomy after the Santa Monica sunshine: there is a long food preparation area with four chefs preparing the sushi/sashimi/other dishes, but the dark windows and very dark interior decor probably make this more of a night-time rather than lunch venue. The food was very good: extremely fresh and high quality sushi, with a... More 

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We arrive new at the neiborthood and decide to experiment with the close sushi restaurant. For our surprise the food was excellent. The peacock roll is excellent. Price are good. You are just one block from the high traffic area. It is a MUST to return.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Had a booking for 5 at Tar and Roses, our group grew to 10 quickly and they couldn't seat us so we come here. I was here in February on a business trip to the US and stumbled over this one when we couldn't get in to Tar and Roses. It was super then and probably better this time and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1413 5th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2401
    (Santa Monica Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-458-3080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Welcome to Wokcano! Located on 5th Street just south of Santa Monica Blvd, we boast a full bar and lounge, expansive dining room, an upstairs outdoor patio (the largest in Santa Monica independent of a hotel) that is enclosed on four sides for privacy, as well as private party facilities to accommodate any need. We are open from 11am to 2am daily. Our exquisite selection of sushi & vast array of delicious Chinese food paired with our warm lighting, hip music and wood-accented decor, you are sure to find everything you are looking for at Wokcano. Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4pm to 7:30pm
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:30 am

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