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Hillstone Restaurant

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202 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1202
310 576 7558
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 166
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    Very good
  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Loved Hillstone

We loved Hillstone. Something on the menu for everyone. One of the best sushi rolls I've had in a long time. Waitress was lovely and whole staff very attentive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Sue R
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We loved Hillstone. Something on the menu for everyone. One of the best sushi rolls I've had in a long time. Waitress was lovely and whole staff very attentive.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went here as a family tonight and we were blown away. Our waiter - Jonah - maybe the best we've ever had. Knowledgable, fun and attentive. The kids' food was great - three kids shared one adult meal - Americans just do burgers better than any other nationality! My wife and I enjoyed the sushi which was exceptional. A... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We went to this restaurant due to its rating here at Tripadvisor. It is a popular restaurant but they have zero flexibility when it comes to the food/menu. It is impossible to change/add something from an other dish even if you are willing to pay extra. The service is fast but with no heart.

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Warwickshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Make this a must on your itinerary. The best steak in Santa Monica by a mile. Go for the Hawaiian it's the best. A nice Rib eye that's been marinated and chargrilled to perfection. They also do great sushi and cocktails. We ate there twice and we are never disappointed. All the servers are friendly and attentive but not too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Stopped by on a Sunday for lunch and was seated quickly. Very friendly staff. The macadamia nut and shrimp roll was unbelievable! Highly recommended. I also had the Thai steak salad and I believe it was the best salad I have ever had. The flavor a mixed beautifully and it was healthy and filling. Definitely on my repeat list.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Probably one of the best meals I've ever had, well done on getting it just right. From convenient valet parking (a rarity in the UK), to the great table service, this is a must visit if you're in the area. I'd recommend the Famous French Dip Au Jus. Wow. Keep a tight grip of your chef, he's not one you... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a perfect place for beautiful sushi and perfect steaks. I have enjoyed many dinners here over the years. Never have I been disappointed by either the service or the consistency of simple well prepared food. For a restaurant that could be pretentious it is surprisingly down to earth and value the local clientele as well as cater to... More 

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We weren't too blown away by the ambiance or the booths at this Hillstone location. Luckily we made reservations to dine on a Saturday and didn't have to wait to get seated while others hovered around the bar. We felt a bit rushed when the food server delivered our entrees while we were still enjoying our appetizer. We both ordered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Recently had dinner here and can't fault it. All the staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent. The steak was cooked to perfection and the suggested wine went very well with it.

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Many Aussies complain about the food in teh US, but at Hillstone not only was the food amazing for the whole family the overall experience was superb. Service was as you expect in the US first class. The menu was broad and appealing for both my wife and i and our Kids - go figure. The fact that celebs eat... More 

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Additional Information about Hillstone Restaurant

Address: 202 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1202
Phone Number: 310 576 7558
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 202 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1202
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310 576 7558

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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