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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Happy Hour!!!!!

I love their setting upstairs and the happy hour. Have gone alone and with people. Really good food, great chicken dumplings, drinks, 2 people can eat, drink for under $20.00. Hardly another place like that. Also has a fabulous outdoor patio with heaters and inside. Selection of sushi, chineese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Helene W
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Santa Monica, California
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  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Their happy hour is amazing value - three of us ordered a huge amount of food because almost all the dishes are 5 dollars! The sashimi is 10 dollars, but totally worth the extra! Everything we ordered was delicious!

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I love their setting upstairs and the happy hour. Have gone alone and with people. Really good food, great chicken dumplings, drinks, 2 people can eat, drink for under $20.00. Hardly another place like that. Also has a fabulous outdoor patio with heaters and inside. Selection of sushi, chineese and asian foods. Plus there is a regular menu. Also can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had an excellent early dinner at Wokcano before heading up to the Griffith Observatory, our visit was timed to take advantage of the happy hour menu and our group of 3 enjoyed six dishes plus alcoholic drinks for $44 excl tax and tip. The dining areas and roof terrace are attractive spaces, with a long bar facing the terrace.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What a great venue to host a gathering of any kind. Wokcano has a fabulous, kind and friendly staff who are more than willing to accommodate your needs. The upstairs has two bars (while I was there - there was never a more than 5 minute wait - if that at all). I loved the location, atmosphere and staff!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A few blocks away from the crowds at Santa Monica Place, but well worth the walk. We visited a few times, and consistently enjoyed the food and staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great meal with cool ambiance. All day "Happy Hour" prices on Sundays and Mondays with lots to choose from. The sushi was delicious!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A group of us stopped here for happy hour and to my surprise the food was good. They offer a nice variety of Japanese cuisine at a reasonable price. If you go with a group a good way to sample the dishes is for each person to order something different. The calamari and tuna rolls where delicious as well.as the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Last meal with the family before heading home from holidays, we found the service, food, and atmosphere was brilliant. Worth a visit if in Santa Monica. With two families and children (6 boys) they accommodated our needs with aplomb. The meals were excellent, and service equally good. Will be back on the next trip.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

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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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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Additional Information about Wokcano - Santa Monica

Address: 1413 5th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2401
Phone Number: 310-458-3080
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Chinese, 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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