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Sushi Roku

1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-4771
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Ranked #44 of 562 restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Chicago, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I had the pleasure of dining here during my visit to Santa Monica. My friend and I had reservations at another restaurant but couldn't find it, so we stumbled upon Sushi Roku on a Sunday evening. Without reservations we were quickly seated. ARRIVAL Standard greeting, fast seating AMBIENCE Dark and cozy. Most seating is indoors, while there is patio seating... More

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Brandon, Mississippi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Dropped in for lunch, mainly to sit outside on a beautiful day. However, we were pleasantly surprised by the food. The waiter was very helpful with suggestions for appetizers and sushi that were excellent. Their version of a California roll was very good, as were the Japanese peppers. We tried multiple sushi rolls. All were very good. Our check was... More

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Having grown up in Japan, I am a sushi snob and will normally opt for top quality sushi over ambiance and location. But on Saturday my husband and I were celebrating something so we opted for Sushi Roku. For the price, the sushi is not on par with restaurants like Sasabune, but it's still pretty good sushi and the ocean... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Popped into this place unannounced right at dinner time with 4 people. We were sat promptly which was great as it was getting crowded. Food was really good, but we mainly snacked on appetizers, and tried a couple sushi rolls. The only downer of the place was the speed of service. The must have been short staffed because it took... More

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Milan, Italy
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Dinner on 05/02/2014 On May 2nd , 2 friends and I had dinner at Sushi Roku Santa Monica and we feel like leaving our opinion. Quality of food and service: above average, in some cases even outstanding. Payment and, in particular, request/advise of tip: extremely rigid!!! Regarding this last point I want to submit our experience: once we received the... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

We were out looking for dinner and just called in and got a table right away which was good. It was fairly busy which is good as it creates a little atmosphere. Our server was very enthusiastic and knew the menu well, she tried to force the same few items on every table she went to which became a little... More

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Calgary, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

My daughter and I were on a shopping trip to Santa Monica and as she loves sushi - we stopped in for happy hour. Wow - great service from the bar staff who have been there for 15 years which must indicate something good. Great sushi. Everyone at the bar was complimentry. Will go back for the full meal deal... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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163 reviews 163 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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