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Robata Grill & Sushi

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591 Redwood Hwy Frontage Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-6001
+1 415-381-8400
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tim my waiter guarenteed that I would never set foot in this restaurant again. Argumentative with no listening skills. Never did get my main dish. Couldn't even get a refill on tea

Thank larskee
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326 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Firstly, the decor has some lovely touches of Japan. We were greeted warmly and seated, drink orders and service was brisk. Very tasty food. I think Robata refers to a type of grill or method of grilling. We had maki or sushi rolls, grilled chicken wings, grilled salmon belly and grilled corn. The corn was sweet, the salmon was fresh... More 

Thank EuForia_01
Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

When our son was little, he kept saying he wanted to go back to the Red "O", and we finally figured out that it was "Robata" (their sign has a red "O". Needless to say, we have enjoyed going there over the years and always get a good meal. Love the decor and the service.

Thank Nina L
Wallingford, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Not having much experience of choosing Japanese food it was good to see that there were several pre-chosen selections on the menu. Not the cheapest restaurant but nice and tasty

Thank Jeremy D
Mill Valley, California
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249 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

I have had some great times at this restaurant over the years. There is always a line to get in, and the food is usually good to great, but not always. Still, I keep going back because the people are really nice and I can count on some excellent sushi most of the time.

Thank ClaudeA654
Mill Valley, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This restaurant is a good choice for a group that includes some vegetarians (who do not eat fish). It has a good selection and wonderful soup!

Thank jwarnersanfrancisco
Mill Valley, California
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Jane and I eat here several times a month--and that means it's a great place. Sushi or bento box or noodles or rice-bowls: it's all good.

Thank Michael F
Singapore, Singapore
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195 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

I have always loved this place, but my latest visit has me a little underwhelmed. The sushi is still great and really fresh, but the cooked food seemed rather over cooked, and it used to be a lot better !

Thank ajlaut
Richmond, California
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216 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

If you're looking for expensive, gussied up food where appearance is more important than quality, you'll probably be happy with the cuisine at Robato Grill. I wasn't! Even though the sushi was freshly prepared and elegantly served, Robato Grill's cooked food left much to be desired. I ordered tempura. It was awful! At most Japanese restaurants, shrimp and vegetable tempura... More 

Thank Jim B
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

We were warmed on a rainy Sunday night, showed our table immediately (we had a reservation) and though it was crowded we had no trouble with noise. Though the menu looked pricey, the "special" was a great bargain, including miso, two seafood salads, six sushi, grilled salmon, and mochi...all delicious and under $25.

Thank franary12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $35
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 591 Redwood Hwy Frontage Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-6001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Mill Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-381-8400

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