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“Excellent quality and selection of fish, itamae is very good” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sushi Roku

Sushi Roku
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Ranked #55 of 672 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: Santa Monica Blvd. and Ocean Ave.
Connecticut
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69 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Excellent quality and selection of fish, itamae is very good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

I'm into nigri and my wife's a maki fan so there's no shared experiences there. We started off with toro sashimi which is as basic as you can get. Whoever is buying the fish knows what they're doing. Outstanding! I followed it up with six pieces of nigri; maguro, sake and hamachi. I actually ordered saba not sake but I mumble so no big deal. Again, quality of fish and rice were excellent as was the size and cut of the fish. My wife had a California roll which she said was excellent as well.

Dessert was green tea ice cream which had been poured into bean paste shells. Interesting and tasty.

Service was attentive from both the itame and the drinks server. Only issue was they had only one type of shochu available. Note: we did sit at the sushi bar and FWIW, that is the only place to sit if you're eating sushi.

Pricing was at market and for this type of food and location, reasonable.

  • Visited March 2014
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“One of my favorite sushi places in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

I eat a lot of sushi. A LOT. And yet, whenever i'm in or around LA, we keep coming back here. It's that good. On this occasion, we actually drove into Santa Monica on a layover at LAX, just to have a late at Roku.

The service is always super helpful and friendly. The sushi creations vary from standard to out-of-the-box combinations, yet all superbly executed, and above all, incredibly tasty.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“I know sushi and this is good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

I eat a lot of sushi and this was really good. Interesting selections, good service, it's really good.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank fridayz
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Houston, Texas
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellency sushi, service and attitude”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Visiting Marina del Rey from TX, was recommended by local friends and we were not disappointed. Best Cosmos ever had, fresh sushi and moderate prices. Better get reservations or eat early. They validate valet parking.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Strick3
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Danville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Sushi and Great Service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

We traveled to Santa Monica in January and was recommended to eat at Sushi Roku. It was fantastic. Some of the best sushi i've ever had. The GM Russell was there and was attentive to us at our table checking in on us to make sure everything was good. Everything was great. I would recommend the Yellow tail sashimi, they use some kind of citrus sauce on it and it is SO amazing. Would definitely return next time we are back in LA.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank J S
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