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Sushi Roku

1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-4771
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Ranked #34 of 552 restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Pacific Rim
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Santa Monica Blvd. and Ocean Ave.
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80% Recommend
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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This has been maybe the best dinner sushi in our life. Both the "usual" sushiware, and the "exceptional" things were excellent: let me only quote the rolls with truffles and the one with crabs. We got the chief special, and it was excellent. Also the appetizers (american kobe beef stew, dumplings,) were really very good.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Went to Roku on the recommendation of my hotel concierge in Santa Monica. I'm not going to say it was bad--- it wasn't. But surely there has to be better sushi in LA, this restaurant had a chain feel to it. I'm from Cleveland, you can get better sushi in Cleveland, I can assure you, with more reasonable portions and... More

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La Vernia, Texas
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152 reviews 152 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Great sushi nice view and excellent service. Awesome friends. Awesome food. Great sake. Get there early. Big crowd. Make a reservation.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I went there on the first day of a week long business trip and was so impressed that I ended up going every day for the duration of my stay, even stopping off on my way back to the airport for a takeaway to eat on the plane. I think it's probably true to say that I sampled every dish... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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262 reviews 262 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

In the heart of Santa Monica overlooking the beach very near the Santa Monica pier. The atmosphere is very soothing. The staff is very good, starting with the knowledgeable bartenders and extending to our waiter, Deborah. We went with all of her recommendations and they were spot on. The preparations were inventive with a few little twists on the tastes.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I'm into nigri and my wife's a maki fan so there's no shared experiences there. We started off with toro sashimi which is as basic as you can get. Whoever is buying the fish knows what they're doing. Outstanding! I followed it up with six pieces of nigri; maguro, sake and hamachi. I actually ordered saba not sake but I... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I eat a lot of sushi. A LOT. And yet, whenever i'm in or around LA, we keep coming back here. It's that good. On this occasion, we actually drove into Santa Monica on a layover at LAX, just to have a late at Roku. The service is always super helpful and friendly. The sushi creations vary from standard to... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I eat a lot of sushi and this was really good. Interesting selections, good service, it's really good.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Visiting Marina del Rey from TX, was recommended by local friends and we were not disappointed. Best Cosmos ever had, fresh sushi and moderate prices. Better get reservations or eat early. They validate valet parking.

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Danville, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We traveled to Santa Monica in January and was recommended to eat at Sushi Roku. It was fantastic. Some of the best sushi i've ever had. The GM Russell was there and was attentive to us at our table checking in on us to make sure everything was good. Everything was great. I would recommend the Yellow tail sashimi, they... More

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