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Sushi Roku

Santa Monica
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (Santa Monica Blvd. and Ocean Ave.)
+1 310-458-4771
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Beirut, Lebanon
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228 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They offer makis, sashimi, and other items...we ordered some makis and sashimi...and it was nice...a fair taste...it has high prices...we had chocolate fondant and orange cake and there nice...

Thank Issa M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was easily our best meal in Santa Monica and also in all of LA. We actually stumbled across this restaurant and I am always hesitant when there is someone on the door inviting you in, but I am so glad I went inside for a meal. We let the gorgeous waitress order for us and shared our dishes. Wow... More 

Thank Troy010
Pacific Palisades, California
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for lunch. I had the bento box - baked salmon, panko shrimp and some sashimi. I ordered the chicken kara-age on the side and it was delicious - fried to perfection! The crab handroll and the spicy tuna on crispy rice was delicious. Service was excellent!

Thank BasketballMama
London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service and food. Nicer to sit outside if you can although that is road side. Quite expensive but we had a great time.

Thank news30
West Palm Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was craving sushi and decided to go here. Wow I was blown away. The next morning we kept saying how amazing the food was. Our sever Sean was so knowledgable and kind. He chatted with us about the different menu options and gave us suggestions. I would go back here in an instant. Totally worth every penny. Even our hostess... More 

Thank Kristen S
Singapore, Singapore
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217 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

A very pale copy of your Zuma, Nobu or else. Food is really Average, at the exception of the Aubergines in glazed miso sauce. To be fair, the sushi was not bad - I mean that the fish tasted really fresh ( fatty tuna, sea urchin , squid) but this is not your typical outstanding sushi preparation ( rice was... More 

Thank Frenchramsey
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Spicy tuna roll was over spiced and hard to taste fish but rest of meal and service was good. Bit on pricey side.

Thank Shinser1
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

The food here is fantastic, a great selection of grilled dishes and sushi. I would particularly recommend the black cod skewers and the soft crab rolls but everything was delicious. The service wasn't great- our waitress even advised us against ordering certain dishes as they were 'sub-par'. The ambience is pretty good although the background music made it a bit... More 

Thank Sarsywarsy
Covington, la
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

You are paying for the location here but the sushi was good enough and the drinks weren't bad. I went with some more novice sushi eaters and it had a good mixture of options. It was very loud but otherwise you can beat sitting right on ocean avenue

Thank Mfbowling
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Our friends insisted going here. The sushi was indeed so wasabi hot that I couldn't taste the fish. All of the rolls are spicy. Prices are high for what you get. Their signature cocktail is yummy, though.

Thank travelveggimama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
    (Santa Monica Blvd. and Ocean Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-458-4771

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

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