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Hillstone Restaurant

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Neighborhood:
Santa Monica
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202 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1202
310 576 7558
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 131
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
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  • 4
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
The Ribs!

Being a Saturday night, it was packed so we opted to do 'take out' and eat in our hotel lobby - a great alternative to waiting an hour for a table in a super noisy and crowded setting. But who can blame everyone for turning up here. The food is great! We shared the rib dinner and a salad. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Debby Taylor B
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Vienna, Virginia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Vienna, Virginia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Being a Saturday night, it was packed so we opted to do 'take out' and eat in our hotel lobby - a great alternative to waiting an hour for a table in a super noisy and crowded setting. But who can blame everyone for turning up here. The food is great! We shared the rib dinner and a salad. The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have eaten at Hillstone several times on trips to Santa Monica. We keep going back, well, because the experience is just so good. The food is well ab average and the wait staff are outstanding - exceptionally well trained and very attentive. This is one well-managed restaurant offering a lot for the money. Also great atmosphere. The place is... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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157 reviews 157 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Hillstone is one of our definite go to restaurants when in Santa Monica. Excellent burgers which we can't seem to get past. The salads are also very tasty and the margaritas are awesome. It is rather noisy, so it is not a place for quiet conversation.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Came highly recommended for their burgers and wasn't disappointed. Delicious food enjoyed all around. Great selection of wines and fantastoc service from Sutherland! Will be a go to when in Santa Monica.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Great food, good, knowledgeable service. Loved it and recommend it highly. A bit noisy but that's because it's packed with people having a great meal and a great time. (Try the burger, and the spinach dip)

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I have travelled the world and eaten in many places. I was happy with our meal, the food and the service. Asian fusion dishes were interesting and the sushi was very good. Crab cakes were delicious , and there is very large servings of dessert. I would definitely return

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We've only had the sushi at this Hillstone location and it's been fresh and delicious every time (their other food looks and smells amazing too!). We enjoyed and highly recommend the following rolls in this order: Kyuri Maki Roll Rainbow Roll ‘Yuzu’ Pressed Sushi Thai Tuna Roll We're already craving some and planning to return soon!

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Amherstburg, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great food, great service. It has a fun atmosphere as the football game was on at the time. We had the prime rib, which was thick and awesome. The sushi was a work of art and delicious too. We were referred to this restaurant by one of the stores in the 3rd street Promenade. The location is near the Pier... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Mixed views on our experience. The food was top notch. Great sushi and the crab cakes were delish! But don't go here if you want a relaxing evening to chill out and enjoy the moment. We felt like we were being rushed out the door which given the amount of people waiting at the door you kind of understand but... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Everything was as it should be- The food and service right on- A direct result of great management - Nice job! will see you again and again

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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, Sushi, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

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

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Neighborhood Profile
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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