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Wokcano - Santa Monica

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1413 5th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2401 (Santa Monica Blvd)
310-458-3080
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11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups
Description: Welcome to Wokcano! Located on 5th Street just south of Santa Monica Blvd,...
Welcome to Wokcano! Located on 5th Street just south of Santa Monica Blvd, we boast a full bar and lounge, expansive dining room, an upstairs outdoor patio (the largest in Santa Monica independent of a hotel) that is enclosed on four sides for privacy, as well as private party facilities to accommodate any need. We are open from 11am to 2am daily. Our exquisite selection of sushi & vast array of delicious Chinese food paired with our warm lighting, hip music and wood-accented decor, you are sure to find everything you are looking for at Wokcano.

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4pm to 7:30pm
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  • 14
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    Very good
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Happy Hour!!!!!

I love their setting upstairs and the happy hour. Have gone alone and with people. Really good food, great chicken dumplings, drinks, 2 people can eat, drink for under $20.00. Hardly another place like that. Also has a fabulous outdoor patio with heaters and inside. Selection of sushi, chineese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Helene W
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Santa Monica, California
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Fun place, great food and Sushi that is exemplary. This place has excitement, buzz and really really good food and drinks. It gets busy early and stays busy late. A place to be seen and to have great food. Note: The staff has the typical "attitude" of a trendy place but don't let that put you off. The service is... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This place was an unexpected delight. We were not sure, we had read good things but Chinese cuisine we've eaten in Santa Monica has usually been average really. Anyway we sat upstairs on the patio during the week on Salsa night...50 or more people were having lessons as we ate or delicious food. It wasn't overbearing in terms of noise... More 

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Thank worldwide002
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The food was stunning "like music to the mouth"on the other hand tho the service was atrocious.Normally at a restaurant you have one waiter to serve u for the night and we had about 6 different waiters and waitresses.Our food took an hour and a half to come and it got so bad they had to take 30 dollars of... More 

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Thank Jeff F
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Their happy hour is amazing value - three of us ordered a huge amount of food because almost all the dishes are 5 dollars! The sashimi is 10 dollars, but totally worth the extra! Everything we ordered was delicious!

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Thank HungryOtter1
Santa Monica, California
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I love their setting upstairs and the happy hour. Have gone alone and with people. Really good food, great chicken dumplings, drinks, 2 people can eat, drink for under $20.00. Hardly another place like that. Also has a fabulous outdoor patio with heaters and inside. Selection of sushi, chineese and asian foods. Plus there is a regular menu. Also can... More 

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Thank Helene W
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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359 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had an excellent early dinner at Wokcano before heading up to the Griffith Observatory, our visit was timed to take advantage of the happy hour menu and our group of 3 enjoyed six dishes plus alcoholic drinks for $44 excl tax and tip. The dining areas and roof terrace are attractive spaces, with a long bar facing the terrace.... More 

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Thank Corb2000
Santa Monica, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What a great venue to host a gathering of any kind. Wokcano has a fabulous, kind and friendly staff who are more than willing to accommodate your needs. The upstairs has two bars (while I was there - there was never a more than 5 minute wait - if that at all). I loved the location, atmosphere and staff!!!!

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Thank djcalderon1
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A few blocks away from the crowds at Santa Monica Place, but well worth the walk. We visited a few times, and consistently enjoyed the food and staff.

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Thank Xenroner
Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Great meal with cool ambiance. All day "Happy Hour" prices on Sundays and Mondays with lots to choose from. The sushi was delicious!

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Thank Melissa L
Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

A group of us stopped here for happy hour and to my surprise the food was good. They offer a nice variety of Japanese cuisine at a reasonable price. If you go with a group a good way to sample the dishes is for each person to order something different. The calamari and tuna rolls where delicious as well.as the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1413 5th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2401
    (Santa Monica Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-458-3080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Welcome to Wokcano! Located on 5th Street just south of Santa Monica Blvd, we boast a full bar and lounge, expansive dining room, an upstairs outdoor patio (the largest in Santa Monica independent of a hotel) that is enclosed on four sides for privacy, as well as private party facilities to accommodate any need. We are open from 11am to 2am daily. Our exquisite selection of sushi & vast array of delicious Chinese food paired with our warm lighting, hip music and wood-accented decor, you are sure to find everything you are looking for at Wokcano.

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4pm to 7:30pm
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:30 am

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