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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
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 226
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
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  • 6
    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
Lunch at its best

For a terrific lunch in Santa Monica, stop into Hillstone. Whether it is a soup and salad, or sushi, this location serves terrific food with excellent service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
LV_Lee
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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New York City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

No reservation. Forced to wait an hour and seating staff was very unorganized. They could have seated us much sooner. Food was good. But dinner was ruined.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a terrific lunch in Santa Monica, stop into Hillstone. Whether it is a soup and salad, or sushi, this location serves terrific food with excellent service.

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Toronto
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make a reservation because this is a busy spot. Lots of different food items on the menu...something for everyone....the fish, the ribs were excellent.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Hillstone with 2 other couples on a Tuesday evening. The semi-circular booths are a bit small to fit six, but that's about the only thing I could fault. Salads, specials (seabass) & ribs all reported to be excellent; service attentive & assured. Best we have found in Santa Monica.

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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very similar to her sister in Manhattan. Been there twice lately and felt an inconsistency at the kitchen. On my first visit the Roasted Prime Rib on the bone was not less than a shame to American beaf. Contrary to that, on my second visit the Barbecue Pork Ribs were excellent. Since the sushi and the Chicago Style Spinach Dip... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I had a lovely lunch and so we came back for dinner the following night. Having queued at lunchtime, we booked in advance which is worth doing as this is a popular place! With good reason - the food is very nice, a good range of dishes and well prepared. Had ahi tuna and salmon which were delicious. Great wine... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

If you aren't in a hurry for dinner this is the place. Great menu with prices bordering on reasonable mean large crowds. Large crowds mean longer waits but well worth it. If it's too noises downstair ask to be seated upstairs. I've eaten there before and I will again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We had a table upstairs with 6 in our group. The sushi to begin was great. Our table all enjoyed the meal. It was my first time having ribs and they were delicious. We shared 2 desserts as the food was so huge.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Visited with my wife and daughter and found the food exceptional and the service friendly and courteous - definite recommendation, and be sure to try the ribs if you have an appetite

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Probably the most consistent restaurant as far as food and service. Never a disappointment, everything is wonderful, kids accepted, ( we go early and get a booth)

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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: Japanese, American, Barbecue, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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