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Sushi Roku

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Neighborhood:
Santa Monica
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim
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1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (Santa Monica Blvd. and Ocean Ave.)
+1 310-458-4771
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Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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    Very good
  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy

Very good sushi, sashimi, rolls and salads. All lovely & the wait staff was totally willing when we asked for extra sauce or cucumbers. The eggplant - divine. Got a bit loud after 8pm.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Singlewoman111
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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321 reviews 321 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I had been to the Sushi Roku in Las Vegas a couple years ago and had a very memorable dinner. I had high expectations that lunch in Santa Monica would be similar, but unfortunately the experience didn’t measure up. The sushi and rolls were good, but it felt like it was missing the pizzazz, polish, and the bright and fresh... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Very good sushi, sashimi, rolls and salads. All lovely & the wait staff was totally willing when we asked for extra sauce or cucumbers. The eggplant - divine. Got a bit loud after 8pm.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Although I have visited Sushi Roku before, a recent visit confirmed that this is one of my favorites in Santa Monica. On a recent trip to the LA area I was tired and ready for bed after a long travel day. However, I mustered the energy to go out and walked the three blocks from my hotel to Sushi Roku.... More 

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The location of Sushi Roku is ideal, but the food is average. There is nothing about the meal that stands out, and the service is no different than what you would expect to find in any small sushi restaurant on any average street in any average city. For the price, you are better off dining at Noma Sushi where the... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Take a walk 1 block east to SugarFish on 2nd and Santa Monica and try some fairly good sushi. Best yet get, in your car and head east about 1.5 miles to Echigo...and enjoy real sushi and order Omakase.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We were in a hurry and wanted more time here. We sat at the bar and watched the chefs work; my wife who is fastidious and will only eat sushi she has seen prepared was happy and the food was excellent and if we were to visit again we'd make a point of going there again.

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The food was good. But I have had the exact same sushi, same quality, etc for a fraction of the price.

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Bay Shore, New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had just arrived from a rough AA flight from NY & checked into hotel. We walked along the beach & turned inland to find this delightful Asian restaurant. Terrific combinations of tastes, spices & textures. Will return when we are back on the west coast

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Monticello, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We enjoyed the food so much that we ate here twice during our visit to CA. The patio was awesome for us...great people watching on the street as we enjoyed our sushi!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I loved their blue crab tartare, which comes with uni and caviar. Definitely one of the best meals I have ever had.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
    (Santa Monica Blvd. and Ocean Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-458-4771

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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