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Wokcano - Santa Monica

1413 5th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2401
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Ranked #164 of 561 restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Santa Monica Blvd
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
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English first
Bothell, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I would recommend this place except be careful with Valet parking; they stole my coins twice in a row. Restaurant is very pleasant, I really enjoy their sushi. My first time was a networking event at their second floor outdoor patio, it was very cozy and service was very good at the bar. Then I went there four more times... More

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Marina del Rey, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Food ZERO Service ZERO Management handling employees stealing customers property ZERO Do not go to this restaurant!! I had no heard of two incidents of employees stealing from customers and it has now happened to me! My friend and I dined at Wokcano restaurant Sunday, May 19th at 11pm. We were seated upstairs at a two top. After dining, we... More

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Santa Monica, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Went to Wokcano for a happy hour with a couple of girlfriends. I had specifically chosen this restaurant because I saw on their website that they had sangria. Got the the restaurant and was greeted warmly by the staff and sat promptly. I then asked my waitress about the sangria and they no longer offered it...so sad. They were missing... More

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