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Sushi King

1330 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5411
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Ranked #58 of 564 restaurants in Santa Monica
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Most recent review
- Aug 3, 2014
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35 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Santa Monica, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This restaurant is in our neighborhood and I'm a little torn about writing it up. You see, I'm afraid you will get our seats. It is smaller space as other have pointed out and I too suggest you get here early. They are only open for dinner and do not take reservations. Super good sushi! We crave the food here.... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Very tasty sushi. Good sized cuts of fish. One of the best sushi joints I have been to, though the menu does not have the vast selection of some other restaurants. Service was good. The place is very popular and space for waiting is limited so suggest you go early.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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128 reviews 128 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
54 helpful votes 54 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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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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183 reviews 183 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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