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“overpriced waste of time and money”
Review of Sushi Roku

Sushi Roku
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Ranked #55 of 679 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, 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.
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“overpriced waste of time and money”
Reviewed March 17, 2006

prices are very high, scene is noisy, crowded and the food is pretty poor.

Most of the fish items were tasteless, the miso soup could have been out of a packet and a grilled eggplant appetizer had never seen a grill (more likely a microwave) and was overpowered by the ponzu dressing.

The most annoying thing about this place is that it is a waste of time and money when you could go to one of the best sushi places in LA for the same money.

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Bishop, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not very sushi”
Reviewed August 9, 2005

We had dinner at Sushi Roku on Thursday, August 4th. What a zoo! It was standing room only. Fortunately with reservations we only had a 15 minute wait (outside). It was extremely noisy, even if you weren't hearing impaired. We requested a quiet spot and were accomodated graciously. Everyone was very nice and friendly. It's definitely a hot spot for the young crowd.

If you're looking for authentic sashimi/sushi, don't go here. The crab in the California rolls didn't taste like real crab, and they served potatoes with some of the fish. Three of the five of us had the Chef's Tasting dinner for $60.00 which was a bit pricey, considering the quality. I wouldn't go back.

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“Rude staff and management”
Reviewed July 20, 2005

Overrated and average food. Owner was rude and arrogant.

Spend your money elsewhere.

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