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Sushi Roku

1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-4771
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Ranked #37 of 565 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Fri 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Had fabulous sushi for lunch and for dinner in the last few days of August 2014. Highly recommended! Server Genevieve was fabulous! Will go back!

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
461 reviews 461 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The sushi is very average. It's a party scene here and always very busy. The service is average. They make the sushi with a lot of rice which is not my favorite way to have sushi

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Our server was very attentive, helpful, and even took off a dish that we didn't like. Sushi was ok, but the fish we tried (ahi, yellowtail, etc) was generally very bland. Lots of sauces used on the dishes too (to make up for lack of flavor of fish?) which is not my thing. Overrated from my point of view. Won't... More

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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Went there with a group of friends for the first time. The service was great, very friendly staff and above all, wonderful sushi. A wide variety of sushi and sashimi beautifully presented. We'll be back. The restaurant is right on Ocean Ave with beautiful views of the beach.

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New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I was with a large group and we shared a lot of different things. And I must say, it was probably the best sushi I've had in a long time. And everyone (20 of us) all felt the same. I'd highly recommend eating here

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encino, ca
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Located immediately adjacent to the street that runs along the coast above the beach, there was a lot of street and vehicular traffic. With a Saturday night reservation for 4 at 8:30 we expected some issues getting seated and served but happily, none! Ordered a few items off the menu and asked the waiter to choose the rest and explained... More

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Weston, Connecticut
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118 reviews 118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The food we had was generally good. The sushi was quite good, but our waiter started out botching our order from the beginning. And the young lady who brought out the food seemed disinterested at best. Some of our food came out quickly, some was for another table, some came out 10 minutes after other entrees arrived. The drinks were... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I was here in May 2013; back again July 2014. Eating at the sushi bar is fun with interaction with the sushi chefs. This time we ate mainly signature dishes. They were okay. Probably best to stick with the sashimi as I mentioned in my last review. Wine list is quite okay but nothing special. I hear that Sugar fish... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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