good quality sushi, good food, great place, favorite trendy sushi restaurant, slow bad service, fresh fish, great waiters
Sushi Roku is located steps away from the Santa Monica Pier, 3rd Street Promenade and walking distance to the beach. Our chefs prepare innovative small dishes out of succulent, sliced hunks of raw fish. The scallop dynamite is tender and sweet--one of the best in town--and the rich black cod is a perfect counterbalance to the more delicate sashimi dishes. Try any sashimi appetizer, such as salmon or bonito, with tangy garlic ponzu sauce and jalapeno tempura. We have daily sushi specials that usually include rarer and more expensive Japanese imports such as ishi-tai (black tail snapper), sayori (half beak) and kohada (gizzard shad). …
Love the outside patio. Lots and fun and really good fresh food!
Sushi roku was used to be my fave
several years ago. I didn't go there for a while and stopped by finally.
It was really disappointing.
We had Edamame, which wasn't worth $6, pretty normal. Lamb chops tasted not sweet and melty as other places at all. I think the sauce had too much soy sauce, that's why too salty and not mild at all. They use cheap frozen chunky toro for Toro roll with pickles, and frozen snapper, around $4 in Asian market for Special menu, Snapper sashimi with cucumber pure, $18 for 5pcs, which was fishy. I couldn't finish even 1pc. Actually the cut roll looked perfect, so that was really disappointing. At the end, Soba noodle, which was not bad, but the sauce was wrong. They gave us Tempra sauce. They should learn sauce for Tempra and Soba was completely different. They can't use same one.
After all, I prefer Katsuya to going Roku now. Much cheaper and tasty.
A bit pricey, but good quality sushi. Get the Sashimi! Nice views of the water from the inside and outdoor patio too
I am sushi lover. And this place makes me wanna stuff my face more!! Really good in this area.
Best Sushi on Westside. This place has the best sushi hands down on the Westside, great for dates too. Lots of action and a very cool vibe. Only problem is that it is always so crowded and sometimes have to wait for your table or service.
Pricey Sushi that is sometimes worth it!.
If money is no object, and you don't mind fighting the crowds for this slickly decorated sushi place, you might have a great, memorable meal here.
Its worth asking the waiters what their favorites are, then checking the price to see if they are not just pushing the most expensive items... there are quite a lot of great, unique choices, so keep asking about them.
I like the atmosphere - you feel like its an experience... it just may not be the experience you can splurge for every week!
good food. My girlfriend took me to sushi roku the other day and I was pretty happy with the sushi and sashimi. It's a little pricey but most great restaurants are. If you love this place you'll most likely enjoy Club Sushi and Sushi Gen.
Excellent fresh fish in high energy environment. The sushi and sashimi is fresh and attractively prepared. The server kept up with our ordering pattern, but seemed a little distracted (overworked?) and it took a few reminders to keep the drinks coming in concert with the food. In general, I would give the thumbs up for taking a date or a small number of guests -- nice interior, very clean, professional service environment without the uptightness of nobu. it is more fun that ocean ave seafood (also of excellent quality, but a very predictable American experience).
Excellent sushi - always fresh and innovative. This is one place I take out-of-town friends because it ALWAYS delivers! Consistently fresh sushi and they always have really good "fancy" rolls that are different than anywhere else. I cannot recommend highly enough.
Get a tasty raw deal at this oceanside spot for Asian tapas, fresh sushi and a fun scene..
The Santa Monica branch of this ultra-hip sushi chain offers the same urban-meets-Zen design, but surpasses other outposts with an ocean view from the enclosed patio. Most nights, the bar area buzzes with singles, while the dining area is left to sushi-sharing dates. But raw fish is only half the story here. Appetizers--hot and cold from the garden, sea and farm--demonstrate what this kitchen can do. The list includes tuna spring roll cigars with Asian beurre blanc, soft-shell crab in champagne butter, fresh salmon rolled with daikon, ponzu and caviar, and filet-wrapped asparagus with soy sake. The sushi needs little else than the fresh and expert cut. Delicately mixed spicy tuna served in a hand roll is a must, as is the specials menu, which has introduced such wonders as tempura ahi and avocado-and-tuna sashimi over wonton crisps with creamy mustard.
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