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Sushi King

1330 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5411
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Ranked #84 of 561 restaurants in Santa Monica
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Most recent review
- Jun 10, 2014
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33 reviews from our community

93% Recommend
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Queenstown, New Zealand
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100 reviews 100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We live most of the year in New Zealand and have limited access to great sushi, so when we hit Southern Cal., we can't wait to try new sushi restaurants. Based on a friends recommendation, we went to Sushi King and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Fortunately we were able to find an open table, because the restaurant is... More

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115 reviews 115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

A friend of mine took me to this place saying that Sushi King has been his favorite for more than 20 years. The name of the restaurant sounded fishy to a Japanese but the quality was..... outstanding! (Possible discomfort) Not much except: 1) you have to find a parking space along Wilshire Blvd which can be a nightmare in LA!... More

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Tulsa, OK
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Ate here on a Saturday evening with my teenage daughter on a recent visit to Santa Monica. We were not disappointed! Place was full, so we sat at the sushi bar and got to watch the chefs at work. Everything was really good and fresh, but the rainbow roll and softshell crab rolls were the stars! We would definitely come... More

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90 reviews 90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

I have been craving sushi for weeks and am so glad I picked this place to satisfy my craving. The sushi here is great, fresh fish no fuss. Its authentic, we sat at the bar and the sushi chef placed the sushi on our plates as he made then. The menu is simple, a handfull of rolls and a bunch... More

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Oakland, California
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180 reviews 180 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Upon a friend's recommendation, this was our choice for an early dinner after a UCLA graduation ceremony. We were only disappointed that the spider rolls (soft shell crab), and the "Purple Island" were not available. One of our favorites was the calamari from the starters' menu. We had the green tea tempura dessert, which we all agreed had a little... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I almost don't want to write this review but here it is. I'm native to the area and this is my favorite place to eat sushi. It's not fancy, trendy or flashy. It's no frills, quality, authentic sushi at a great price. It's also very small with limited hours, no reservations. If you want really good food, just come here,... More

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Sao Jose dos Campos
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

It is a small restaurant, we waited around 15 mins to be seated. Ordered a combo of sushi and teriyaki/tempura. Fresh fish, yellow tail sashimi was amazing.

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Quebec City, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The fish is so fresh, it is amazing. As other people were saying, from the outside, it's not really inviting, but when you enter you reveive a warm welcome. We sat at the sushi bar and look at the sushi men when he was preparing our food. We ask him a few question about what was in the rolls since... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Oh my Goodness we had such a great meal. This Sushi King was found by my sister on Yelp. Great reviews were so true had to share on tripadvisor. The Sea Bass Misoyaki was amazing.. Talk about melt in your mouth. Along with the Tuna sashimi Salad was so good. I might not have words to tell how much we... More

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114 reviews 114 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

This is the real deal. There are no crunchy cornflakes and russian dressing on your sushi. The sushi is generous, very fresh and delicious. Highly recommend. Service is great. Good value.

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