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Hillstone Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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202 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1202
+1 310-576-7558
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Beverly Hills, California
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent atmosphere, location, wine and fish. RESTAURANT: A Food quality B Value A Ambiance A Location A People A Staff A Scene A Decor CLEAN OR DIRTY: A Utensils A Table A Glassware A Bathrooms, but upstairs

Thank james90211
Nottingham, New Hampshire, United States
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151 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After walking around a while and getting hungry, we checked TA and decided to eat here. Timing was perfect as they had just opened. We immediately felt relaxed and at home. The place got busier as it was Sunday noonish, but we never felt our needs unattended. If fact, there are many moving parts here. From the staff that on... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been eating at Houstons since 1985. I was 12. I've dined in your restaurants hundreds of times, if not a thousand. That's no joke. I had not been to this location. I waited for a seat at the bar. My waitress was friendly, but that's where it ended. I ordered a drink and ribs with double fries. Ribs... More 

Thank Todderup
Laura B, Guest Relations Manager at Hillstone Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Todd, Thank you for your feedback, and please accept our sincere apology for falling short on your recent visit. As such a longtime guest, we particularly regret letting you down, and General Manager Shannon Shih hopes you will allow her to personally follow up with you. If amenable, please pass along your phone number and a good time for... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waiter recommend the artichokes for starter. Brilliant! Then we had the Ahi Tuna, California burger and the Thai steak and noodle salad. All were superb. Service impeccable. Jazz in the background, the right thing. They get a straight 10.

Thank Gilo1966
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rated as one of the top restaurants in Santa Monica we had high expectations, and we were not disappointed. High quality food, swift and good service.We had tuna, burger and brownies for dessert. Recommended

Thank Brede L
Somerset, New Jersey
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414 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many upscale Restaurants either on, or very near, the Pier. This is one of them. It was our first time coming here. Seven of us arrived for Dinner with reservations for 8 PM. It was quite crowded, but we were seated immediately on the lower floor after a very warm greeting from the Hostess. The place was larger... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

They quickly seated my adult party of 6 for Saturday night. Cocktails were a bit on the higher side price-wise but I assure you, the Manhattan I had was so smooth and well made. Members of my group had the following and enjoyed: Famous French Dip Au Jus, California Burger, Ruby Red Trout, Faroe Island Salmon. My Wife and I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

truly enjoyed the meal. the service was also great and so were the staff. will be back soon with some friends.

Thank tmacd-1
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

The sushi appetisers here are awesome and the mains were fantastic too. The Coconut Shrimp Roll and Spicy Tuna ‘Osaka Style’, need to be tried, they are amazing! My friend had the French Dip sandwich which looked in-credible, and I had the Roasted Prime Rib, which although was a little fattier than I would have like was still great. Service... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

I've had there my first dinner in LA with my colleagues and I didn't regret! Variety of American & Japanese cuisine dishes. All fresh and delicious.

Thank Serge N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
Japanese, American, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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: +1 310-576-7558

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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