Sushi Roku on 3rd street

★★★★☆
Amazing Sushi and Japanese food with revamped drink menu in West Hollywood.
  • 8445 W 3rd St

    Los Angeles, CA 90048

    Cross street: 3rd St. & La Cienega

    Map & Directions
  • 323-655-6767

About Sushi Roku on 3rd street

Hours
Lunch: Mon - Fri 11:30am - 2:30pm Sat 12pm - 5pm Happy Hour: Mon - Sat 5:30pm - 6:30pm Dinner: Mon - Thu 5:30pm - 11pm Fri 5:30pm- 11:30pm Sat 5pm - 11:30pm Sun 5pm - 10:30pm
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it was ok, i had better sushi. will not go back.

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★★★☆☆

it was ok, i had better sushi. will not go back.

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It's a great fancy place to have a dinner party before hittin the Hollywood scene. I'd def go back if there was an occasion goin on.

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★★★★☆

It's a great fancy place to have a dinner party before hittin the Hollywood scene. I'd def go back if there was an occasion goin on.

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Hum, really within special on the food side. Was expecting more from omakase, sushi was very mediocre. Atmosphere is nice.

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★★★☆☆

Hum, really within special on the food side. Was expecting more from omakase, sushi was very mediocre. Atmosphere is nice.

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Food is amazing. Every time I come here, I feel like I never want to leave. Very chic atmosphere with a relaxing mood.
The service is great and the staff really does a terrific job at taking care of you.
The appetizers are delicious.
Theres plenty of places to park: theres a parking lot across the street and a parkin garage up the street within walking distance.
Most of the time I find myself looking at my watch waiting for the food to come, but here I was so entertained with the fun atmosphere that I was pleasantly surprised when my food arrived

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★★★★★

Food is amazing. Every time I come here, I feel like I never want to leave. Very chic atmosphere with a relaxing mood.
The service is great and the staff really does a terrific job at taking care of you.
The appetizers are delicious.
Theres plenty of places to park: theres a parking lot across the street and a parkin garage up the street within walking distance.
Most of the time I find myself looking at my watch waiting for the food to come, but here I was so entertained with the fun atmosphere that I was pleasantly surprised when my food arrived

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I always thought Sushi Roku was a ""see and be seen"" kind of place, and never found the food very memorable.

My mind was changed when I recently used the Blackboard Eats special and had a 4 course prix fixe menu dinner here. It was amazing. Every bite was delectable. Tuna three ways appetizer, salmon carpaccio with shaved truffles, their Sushi Ume dinner, and the Molten chocolate cake for dessert, plus a bottle of sake. I don't know what that dinner would normally cost, but it was a brilliant move because I loved every morsel and would absolutely go back.

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★★★★☆

I always thought Sushi Roku was a ""see and be seen"" kind of place, and never found the food very memorable.

My mind was changed when I recently used the Blackboard Eats special and had a 4 course prix fixe menu dinner here. It was amazing. Every bite was delectable. Tuna three ways appetizer, salmon carpaccio with shaved truffles, their Sushi Ume dinner, and the Molten chocolate cake for dessert, plus a bottle of sake. I don't know what that dinner would normally cost, but it was a brilliant move because I loved every morsel and would absolutely go back.

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Always a good time and fantastic sushi for our girls night out!

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★★★★★

Always a good time and fantastic sushi for our girls night out!

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Went to this restaurant based on the recommendation of the concierge at Sofitel hotel. We were so pleased! The food was excellent and the service was even better. The seaweed salad was a large portion, they were completely willing to make me a custom roll, and the sushi was extremely fresh and reasonably priced. The ambiance is nice and not stuffy. Very comfortable.

This is a great find.

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★★★★☆

Went to this restaurant based on the recommendation of the concierge at Sofitel hotel. We were so pleased! The food was excellent and the service was even better. The seaweed salad was a large portion, they were completely willing to make me a custom roll, and the sushi was extremely fresh and reasonably priced. The ambiance is nice and not stuffy. Very comfortable.

This is a great find.

Pros: Excellent service, fresh food

Cons: non

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Me my firends and my girlfriend went to this place a couple months back. heard some good things heard some bad things thought we'd try it out. this guy was sittin across from me givin me this disturbing look all night. freaked us out. me especially though. so we got the bill and the guy was like o no ill pay for it i laughed and was like sure. so we got crappy food and terible service for free.

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★☆☆☆☆

Me my firends and my girlfriend went to this place a couple months back. heard some good things heard some bad things thought we'd try it out. this guy was sittin across from me givin me this disturbing look all night. freaked us out. me especially though. so we got the bill and the guy was like o no ill pay for it i laughed and was like sure. so we got crappy food and terible service for free.

Pros: hot lady next to me

Cons: just about everything was terrible

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A tiny tofu miso soup costs $4. The quality of foods does not worth its price. Enough said.

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★★☆☆☆

A tiny tofu miso soup costs $4. The quality of foods does not worth its price. Enough said.

Pros: nice service

Cons: over priced

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Enjoy coming here with friends and just having a good time

2
★★★★☆

Enjoy coming here with friends and just having a good time

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I lived in LA for nearly 9 years and ate at plenty of sushi restaurants, both high and low end. This may be on the pricier side, but it's well worth the cost. The Hanabi appetizer (soft tuna on crispy rice) is amazing and the plethora of flavorful and creative rolls make for a taste bud's dream.

There is a cool, usually Hollywood-ish crowd at this location, but it's not snooty like some of the other Hollywood places. The service is very friendly and you get your food on the quicker side, regardless of how big the crowd is on a given night.

There are also plenty of great drinks and Japanese beers and sake, and the ambiance and settings make for an awesome experience.

This is a great place to go on a date, hang out with friends before a night of partying, or even bring your family.

I have been here more times than I can remember and have NEVER been disappointed. It's always the opposite - I'm constantly impressed with the high level of quality here in all respects.

2
★★★★★

I lived in LA for nearly 9 years and ate at plenty of sushi restaurants, both high and low end. This may be on the pricier side, but it's well worth the cost. The Hanabi appetizer (soft tuna on crispy rice) is amazing and the plethora of flavorful and creative rolls make for a taste bud's dream.

There is a cool, usually Hollywood-ish crowd at this location, but it's not snooty like some of the other Hollywood places. The service is very friendly and you get your food on the quicker side, regardless of how big the crowd is on a given night.

There are also plenty of great drinks and Japanese beers and sake, and the ambiance and settings make for an awesome experience.

This is a great place to go on a date, hang out with friends before a night of partying, or even bring your family.

I have been here more times than I can remember and have NEVER been disappointed. It's always the opposite - I'm constantly impressed with the high level of quality here in all respects.

Pros: Variety, taste, service, crowd, ambiance

Cons: Reservations usually necessary for prime times

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I love sushi. My bf mentioned we were interested in the ""Hanabi"" Spicy Tuna appetizer, which I guess meant that the manager should just go ahead and order it for us. We ordered our original appetizer and I really liked that one. Just can't remember it cause it was good. Of course, my bf liked the one the manager ordered for us. It was a bit too heavy for me. We ordered the Kobe Beef and Lamb appetizers, which were excellent. Food was good, just a little overpriced.

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★★★★☆

I love sushi. My bf mentioned we were interested in the ""Hanabi"" Spicy Tuna appetizer, which I guess meant that the manager should just go ahead and order it for us. We ordered our original appetizer and I really liked that one. Just can't remember it cause it was good. Of course, my bf liked the one the manager ordered for us. It was a bit too heavy for me. We ordered the Kobe Beef and Lamb appetizers, which were excellent. Food was good, just a little overpriced.

Pros: Good food and eye-catching ambience.

Cons: Price.

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Sushi Roku's Santa Monica location (there are also locations in West Hollywood and Pasadena), is on Ocean Blvd. and is always packed full. A great place to people watch and if you are an "out of towner", this is hip place to eat on the Westside. If you are looking for basic sushi, I can recommend better places, but if you are looking for something a liitle out of the ordinary (both atnosphere and menu), then Sushi Roku is the place to go. Try some of the hot or cold appetizers instead of the usual Nigiri sushi (2 pieces per order). There are many choices, so ask the waiter what is recommended and you won't be disappointed. NOTE: MAKE A RESERVATION or else forget about going, other then that -- enjoy!

5
★★★★★

Sushi Roku's Santa Monica location (there are also locations in West Hollywood and Pasadena), is on Ocean Blvd. and is always packed full. A great place to people watch and if you are an "out of towner", this is hip place to eat on the Westside. If you are looking for basic sushi, I can recommend better places, but if you are looking for something a liitle out of the ordinary (both atnosphere and menu), then Sushi Roku is the place to go. Try some of the hot or cold appetizers instead of the usual Nigiri sushi (2 pieces per order). There are many choices, so ask the waiter what is recommended and you won't be disappointed. NOTE: MAKE A RESERVATION or else forget about going, other then that -- enjoy!

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My husband and I had dinner here recently. The service was friendly and fast and the sushi was fresh and delicious. Try the scallop appetizer. I love the setting and atmosphere.

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★★★★★

My husband and I had dinner here recently. The service was friendly and fast and the sushi was fresh and delicious. Try the scallop appetizer. I love the setting and atmosphere.

Pros: great sushi and atmosphere

Cons: I can't afford to go as often as I would like

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My boyfriend and I are big sushi fans and went to Sushi Roku after hearing all of the good reviews. Granted, we walked in without a reservation, but were told it would only be a 20 minute wait for a table. We waited at the bar until about 30 minutes had passed. We asked the hostess about our table and she said it would be another 40 minute wait. After sensing our irritation, she offered to let us sit at the bar for our meal. We agreed because it was getting busy and all we wanted to do was eat. The bar was cramped and there was no leg room, the bartender even took our orders. We ordered their Chef's special sushi compilation and other dishes. The dishes were all overpriced for the small amount of food on the plate. Although the food was good, after spending over $80 on dinner, we were both still hungry when we left. The bartender was very nice to us, but someone needs to tell the hostesses to better accommodate customers or at least be honest with them. There are many other trendy sushi places in L.A. that have good customer service and better food that is priced reasonably.

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★★☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I are big sushi fans and went to Sushi Roku after hearing all of the good reviews. Granted, we walked in without a reservation, but were told it would only be a 20 minute wait for a table. We waited at the bar until about 30 minutes had passed. We asked the hostess about our table and she said it would be another 40 minute wait. After sensing our irritation, she offered to let us sit at the bar for our meal. We agreed because it was getting busy and all we wanted to do was eat. The bar was cramped and there was no leg room, the bartender even took our orders. We ordered their Chef's special sushi compilation and other dishes. The dishes were all overpriced for the small amount of food on the plate. Although the food was good, after spending over $80 on dinner, we were both still hungry when we left. The bartender was very nice to us, but someone needs to tell the hostesses to better accommodate customers or at least be honest with them. There are many other trendy sushi places in L.A. that have good customer service and better food that is priced reasonably.

Pros: Sushi was good (but not worth the trip)

Cons: Service, busy and cramped, no parking (have to valet), overpriced

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The vibe here is very fun and the sushi is good. Not my favorite sushi place but definitely a close second. The service is great and it is a bit expensive but the atmosphere is impecable.

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★★★★☆

The vibe here is very fun and the sushi is good. Not my favorite sushi place but definitely a close second. The service is great and it is a bit expensive but the atmosphere is impecable.

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This is the best sushi I've had in this area. The rolls are really unique and delicious! The bar is also very hip, fun, and sheeck (sp?).

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★★★★☆

This is the best sushi I've had in this area. The rolls are really unique and delicious! The bar is also very hip, fun, and sheeck (sp?).

Pros: YUMMY!

Cons: EXPENSIVE sushi, traffic/parking, people are seated too close together.

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I went to Roku last night for a casual dinner with one of my friends. I went in without reservations but was seated promptly. The hostress was nice and greeted us warmly. I had the Premium Toro, which was fanastic, and their Filet appetizer was very good as well. Overall the sushi was very good, fresh and well presented. Their sake list was a bit limited but I'm not much of sake fan anyway. \r
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I enjoyed the staff, food, presentation and service and I would very much recommended this place to anyone.

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★★★★★

I went to Roku last night for a casual dinner with one of my friends. I went in without reservations but was seated promptly. The hostress was nice and greeted us warmly. I had the Premium Toro, which was fanastic, and their Filet appetizer was very good as well. Overall the sushi was very good, fresh and well presented. Their sake list was a bit limited but I'm not much of sake fan anyway. \r
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I enjoyed the staff, food, presentation and service and I would very much recommended this place to anyone.

Pros: Great food, service and presentation.

Cons: Limited wine/sake list. Certain items seemed over priced.

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Went there for lunch and got amazing service. The sake was served in Bamboo and had bamboo sake glasses. The decor was beautiful. The food was even better. If you are into yellow tail, I'd go with their ""Signature Dish"".\r

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★★★★★

Went there for lunch and got amazing service. The sake was served in Bamboo and had bamboo sake glasses. The decor was beautiful. The food was even better. If you are into yellow tail, I'd go with their ""Signature Dish"".\r

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I go out to eat all the time, and I love sushi. With all the new sushi bars and restaurants that open every day (it seems) I honestly have never had it better than Sushi Roku. I've been a semi-regular for years and it seems to be getting better and better. Other places I go are always missing something. Roku has the best food, great sake, cool atmosphere, and lately, the best-friendly service in the city. \r
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I just read the last review and it's spot on. The manager has obvious control of the staff, and loves to chat it up. I introduced myself a couple of months ago because he seemed like a new face. Since then I am greeted by him within minutes of getting there. I'm not a high roller or anything like that, but I get served like one.\r
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Best overall experience of anywhere in LA *****\r
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★★★★★

I go out to eat all the time, and I love sushi. With all the new sushi bars and restaurants that open every day (it seems) I honestly have never had it better than Sushi Roku. I've been a semi-regular for years and it seems to be getting better and better. Other places I go are always missing something. Roku has the best food, great sake, cool atmosphere, and lately, the best-friendly service in the city. \r
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I just read the last review and it's spot on. The manager has obvious control of the staff, and loves to chat it up. I introduced myself a couple of months ago because he seemed like a new face. Since then I am greeted by him within minutes of getting there. I'm not a high roller or anything like that, but I get served like one.\r
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Best overall experience of anywhere in LA *****\r
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Pros: Service, Food, Atmosphere

Cons: No self parking

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I havent been here in a while and I was shopping and super hungry so I decided to pop in. The manager i think his name was Paul, he was so great to us. I used to always eat this special they had in the past but it wasnt on the menu this time. he was so nice, he overheard us talking to the waiter and like 5 minutes after we placed our order he brought it out to us. In this town, to have someone take that extra step is borderline shocking. Our meal was great and our server was really on it. I'm definitely coming back! Thanks Paul!

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★★★★☆

I havent been here in a while and I was shopping and super hungry so I decided to pop in. The manager i think his name was Paul, he was so great to us. I used to always eat this special they had in the past but it wasnt on the menu this time. he was so nice, he overheard us talking to the waiter and like 5 minutes after we placed our order he brought it out to us. In this town, to have someone take that extra step is borderline shocking. Our meal was great and our server was really on it. I'm definitely coming back! Thanks Paul!

Pros: Service, Sushi Men make you feel like a star, Miso Popcorn Shrimp

Cons: Parking

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I went here over the weekend with a couple of friends and we had a great time. I hadn't been awhile and I saw that they updated their menu with some new vegetarian dishes--I had a cold dish with tofu and each tofu had a different sauce on it--really good. I recommend the patio, very relaxing and a great place to chill.

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★★★★★

I went here over the weekend with a couple of friends and we had a great time. I hadn't been awhile and I saw that they updated their menu with some new vegetarian dishes--I had a cold dish with tofu and each tofu had a different sauce on it--really good. I recommend the patio, very relaxing and a great place to chill.

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: Busy Location

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I used to dine here often when I lived in LA. I went back last Sunday for the first time in four years, and boy has this place gone down hill. The service was horrible. The waiter could not get our order straight. On three occasions, the servers, and even a manager brought us the wrong food. Then something really unpleasant happened that Im not allowed to mention. The staff tried to make light of it. After waiting 45 minutes we finally got our food which was just average. At the end of the meal, the waiter offered to buy us desert. We declined just wanting to leave, but said he could comp our saki instead (we had half a bottle left and it was not a great recommendation to begin with). Not listening to us again, the waiter then brought us two more glasses of saki, which of course we didnt drink. We got the bill, and the food they had mistakingly brought us earlier in the night was on our check! I pointed this out to the manager who apologized, brought our bill back and told us that she comped some extra food items like she was doing us a big favor. When I looked at the bill, she took off $11. Talk about how NOT to treat a customer and manage a restaurant. Avoid!

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to dine here often when I lived in LA. I went back last Sunday for the first time in four years, and boy has this place gone down hill. The service was horrible. The waiter could not get our order straight. On three occasions, the servers, and even a manager brought us the wrong food. Then something really unpleasant happened that Im not allowed to mention. The staff tried to make light of it. After waiting 45 minutes we finally got our food which was just average. At the end of the meal, the waiter offered to buy us desert. We declined just wanting to leave, but said he could comp our saki instead (we had half a bottle left and it was not a great recommendation to begin with). Not listening to us again, the waiter then brought us two more glasses of saki, which of course we didnt drink. We got the bill, and the food they had mistakingly brought us earlier in the night was on our check! I pointed this out to the manager who apologized, brought our bill back and told us that she comped some extra food items like she was doing us a big favor. When I looked at the bill, she took off $11. Talk about how NOT to treat a customer and manage a restaurant. Avoid!

Pros: Scene?, Valet Parking people very nice

Cons: Service, Food, Management

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I went to Sushi Roku with three friends for dinner one night, and it was NOT a good experience. The waitstaff was rude, and it took forever to order and then receive our orders. Most of the sushi was fine and there was a large selection, but some rolls were not that great - I've gotten better rolls from Whole Foods. Our last dish never came, and after trying countless times to flag down our waiter, he said he would go ""check on it"" and we received it fifteen minutes later. The dish had clearly not even been prepared yet, and our waiter didn't even apologize for the wait or for the mistake - in fact, he acted like WE were being demanding! Also, the sushi is totally overpriced. I will NOT be going back.

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★★☆☆☆

I went to Sushi Roku with three friends for dinner one night, and it was NOT a good experience. The waitstaff was rude, and it took forever to order and then receive our orders. Most of the sushi was fine and there was a large selection, but some rolls were not that great - I've gotten better rolls from Whole Foods. Our last dish never came, and after trying countless times to flag down our waiter, he said he would go ""check on it"" and we received it fifteen minutes later. The dish had clearly not even been prepared yet, and our waiter didn't even apologize for the wait or for the mistake - in fact, he acted like WE were being demanding! Also, the sushi is totally overpriced. I will NOT be going back.

Pros: ambience, location

Cons: service, food, price

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If you like being part of the ""see and be seen"" crowd, Sushi Roku is for you. This place is all about where you are seated and who might be sitting next to you. The sushi is always fresh but, honestly, it's no better or worse than a dozen other sushi restaurants in the area. The prices though, off the charts. I have been here a few times and always resent the check just a little bit when it arrives. The service is generally fine but I could do without the attitude of about 60% of the customers. One dish that is worth every penny (and, ironically, is not sushi): the filet mignon wrapped asparagus appetizer. I could eat these all day.

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★★★☆☆

If you like being part of the ""see and be seen"" crowd, Sushi Roku is for you. This place is all about where you are seated and who might be sitting next to you. The sushi is always fresh but, honestly, it's no better or worse than a dozen other sushi restaurants in the area. The prices though, off the charts. I have been here a few times and always resent the check just a little bit when it arrives. The service is generally fine but I could do without the attitude of about 60% of the customers. One dish that is worth every penny (and, ironically, is not sushi): the filet mignon wrapped asparagus appetizer. I could eat these all day.

Pros: Food

Cons: Crowd, price

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Although i felt it was a bit over priced, i thought the atmoshpere was fabulous and the dishes were interesting and different. I had some great yellowtail, highly recommended.

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★★★★☆

Although i felt it was a bit over priced, i thought the atmoshpere was fabulous and the dishes were interesting and different. I had some great yellowtail, highly recommended.

Pros: Interesting Dishes, valet, ambiance

Cons: pricey

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It's not cheap fare, but that's OK: it's worth a splurge. Reservations necessary. If you want to impress out of towners or are into this sort of thing, you'll probably see at least a B-list celeb.

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★★★★☆

It's not cheap fare, but that's OK: it's worth a splurge. Reservations necessary. If you want to impress out of towners or are into this sort of thing, you'll probably see at least a B-list celeb.

Pros: Great sushi, stylish atmosphere

Cons: Busy

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Can't beat it...it is a nice location with great prices...We had sushi here and found each piece more delectable than the last

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★★★★☆

Can't beat it...it is a nice location with great prices...We had sushi here and found each piece more delectable than the last

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the food was good, however, a bit on the pricey side. and they have tasty desserts. parking is a problem, unless you give into valet. the service was reasonable.

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★★★☆☆

the food was good, however, a bit on the pricey side. and they have tasty desserts. parking is a problem, unless you give into valet. the service was reasonable.

Pros: above average sushi

Cons: parking, bit overpriced

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This place had good food and a awesome atmosphere. The staff was great and wonderul. I would totally some back.

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★★★★☆

This place had good food and a awesome atmosphere. The staff was great and wonderul. I would totally some back.

Pros: service, food

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Sushi Roku is probaly the most consistenly excellent dining experiences I've had in Los Angeles. I've been going there for many years, but only on occasion because it is pricier than most sushi joints. The tuna tataki is amazing. It's very crowded from thursday on, but I never mind because they have a cool little bar to hang out at before being seated. Lots of good lookers. If you're bringing a date, make sure you get a seat at the sushi bar because you lose some of the intimacy by sitting at the tables, at least that was my experience. Plan on valet parking on the weekends.

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★★★★★

Sushi Roku is probaly the most consistenly excellent dining experiences I've had in Los Angeles. I've been going there for many years, but only on occasion because it is pricier than most sushi joints. The tuna tataki is amazing. It's very crowded from thursday on, but I never mind because they have a cool little bar to hang out at before being seated. Lots of good lookers. If you're bringing a date, make sure you get a seat at the sushi bar because you lose some of the intimacy by sitting at the tables, at least that was my experience. Plan on valet parking on the weekends.

Pros: Delicious sushi and a cool bar while you wait for your table.

Cons: A little pricey, but worth it.

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Let me start this off by saying I signed up for CitySearch just to get the word out on Roku. I went to Sushi Roku this Sunday night with some friends and we all opted for their pricey omakase, expecting to get our money's worth. Our bill was $110 each at the end of the night (w/tip, tax, drink, etc.) and we were not pleased. The sashimi was decent, but there simply wasn't enough mind blowing food to justify the price tag. For the final sushi course, our center piece roll was a fairly standard Shrimp Tempura roll. I wanted to throw my leftover edamame shells at the chef, how insulting. To top it off, my friends and I planned on catching a 10:40 showing of ""Crank"" at the Grove, and we missed it, for sushi that was mediocre at best. Has anyone seen ""Crank""? I hear its pretty crazy. Probably not as crazy as how overpriced Sushi Roku is though.\r
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I'd recommend hitting up Katsu-Ya in Studio City, that place is much cheaper and 50x more delicious. You'll want to call in a bomb squad, because there will be multiple taste explosions in your mouth.

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★☆☆☆☆

Let me start this off by saying I signed up for CitySearch just to get the word out on Roku. I went to Sushi Roku this Sunday night with some friends and we all opted for their pricey omakase, expecting to get our money's worth. Our bill was $110 each at the end of the night (w/tip, tax, drink, etc.) and we were not pleased. The sashimi was decent, but there simply wasn't enough mind blowing food to justify the price tag. For the final sushi course, our center piece roll was a fairly standard Shrimp Tempura roll. I wanted to throw my leftover edamame shells at the chef, how insulting. To top it off, my friends and I planned on catching a 10:40 showing of ""Crank"" at the Grove, and we missed it, for sushi that was mediocre at best. Has anyone seen ""Crank""? I hear its pretty crazy. Probably not as crazy as how overpriced Sushi Roku is though.\r
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I'd recommend hitting up Katsu-Ya in Studio City, that place is much cheaper and 50x more delicious. You'll want to call in a bomb squad, because there will be multiple taste explosions in your mouth.

Pros: Close to my house

Cons: Overpriced, Missed "Crank"

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Some of the best raw fish you'll ever eat. Try anything spicy and be sure to have a sake shot with the chefs. It's actually less of a ""hollywood crowd"" and more comfortable than you might think from how people talk. And the desserts are anything but traditional Japanese little gummy things. They are super rich and worth saving room for.

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★★★★★

Some of the best raw fish you'll ever eat. Try anything spicy and be sure to have a sake shot with the chefs. It's actually less of a ""hollywood crowd"" and more comfortable than you might think from how people talk. And the desserts are anything but traditional Japanese little gummy things. They are super rich and worth saving room for.

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I have dined at Roku for years, and it is still one of my favorites. You can not beat the quality of fish, always fresh. The atmosphere is chic. Their service beats all other LA sushi restaurants by far. I recommend sitting at the sushi bar where the chefs make dishes not listed on the menu

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★★★★★

I have dined at Roku for years, and it is still one of my favorites. You can not beat the quality of fish, always fresh. The atmosphere is chic. Their service beats all other LA sushi restaurants by far. I recommend sitting at the sushi bar where the chefs make dishes not listed on the menu

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I wouldn't come here if you wanted a 'special night.' I see this place as an average, sushi restaurant if you 'felt like sushi' for dinner one random night. Not saying it's not a nice place, it's just not extravagent. The whole experience is pretty much all right. The hostesses are always nice and welcoming, the sushi chefs like to ignore you unless you buy them a drink or speak Korean (haha), the servers are indifferent and snobby, even for LA standards, until you drop a $60 bill for one person (Yeah, I like to spend at restaurants). Then their entire demeanor changes, but by that time you're already walking out the door. I know how it is, I'm in the restaurant business myself. But I wouldn't go out of my way to come here.. let's just say, it's convenient.

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★★★★☆

I wouldn't come here if you wanted a 'special night.' I see this place as an average, sushi restaurant if you 'felt like sushi' for dinner one random night. Not saying it's not a nice place, it's just not extravagent. The whole experience is pretty much all right. The hostesses are always nice and welcoming, the sushi chefs like to ignore you unless you buy them a drink or speak Korean (haha), the servers are indifferent and snobby, even for LA standards, until you drop a $60 bill for one person (Yeah, I like to spend at restaurants). Then their entire demeanor changes, but by that time you're already walking out the door. I know how it is, I'm in the restaurant business myself. But I wouldn't go out of my way to come here.. let's just say, it's convenient.

Pros: cheap valet, good prices, hostesses

Cons: inconsistent table, > service

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I don't know where some of the neagtive reviews come from but the sushi here is some of the best around. It's expensive but worth it. As far as the rest of the menu goes, it's mostly fusion. Very few authentic Japanese dishes overall but rather Japanese influence and art in other cuisines. Try the specials always! Bar staff and drinks are excellent here!

2
★★★★☆

I don't know where some of the neagtive reviews come from but the sushi here is some of the best around. It's expensive but worth it. As far as the rest of the menu goes, it's mostly fusion. Very few authentic Japanese dishes overall but rather Japanese influence and art in other cuisines. Try the specials always! Bar staff and drinks are excellent here!

Pros: finest sushi, good service

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Sushi was a little pricey but Kobe Carpaccio & the Crispy Albacore was great and worth the price! A little loud but hey it's Hollywood and its suppose to be hip and trendy. Not a place for a quite romantic date but they do have a great patio if you have the opportunity.

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★★★★★

Sushi was a little pricey but Kobe Carpaccio & the Crispy Albacore was great and worth the price! A little loud but hey it's Hollywood and its suppose to be hip and trendy. Not a place for a quite romantic date but they do have a great patio if you have the opportunity.

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This place is not for serious sushi connoisseurs. It's very noisy, crowded place that most average joe six packs (who can leave their taste buds home) consider ""hip"" and ""happening place"". My sister and I went there a few month ago, saw a lot of people trying to be hip based on not-so-good sushi & other dishes. This is difinitely the place (and the high rating) capitalized on how they look, not how they cook. Sort of clubby, but serves sorta-sushi in stead of music & DJ. Go figure.

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★★★☆☆

This place is not for serious sushi connoisseurs. It's very noisy, crowded place that most average joe six packs (who can leave their taste buds home) consider ""hip"" and ""happening place"". My sister and I went there a few month ago, saw a lot of people trying to be hip based on not-so-good sushi & other dishes. This is difinitely the place (and the high rating) capitalized on how they look, not how they cook. Sort of clubby, but serves sorta-sushi in stead of music & DJ. Go figure.

Pros: noisy, clubby, hip

Cons: noisy, clubby, superficial

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I went to this restaurant on a tuesday night, and was surprised at how busy they were on an off-night! We walked in and were greeted with polite hostesses, and hung out at the bar while waiting for our table. This blonde bartender made the perfect dirty martini for my girlfriend, and a perfectly mixed absolut/frangelico for me. Not too strong but not weak either. If you dare yourself to try their sushi specials instead of getting the regular sushi's, you wont be disappointed. The unique creations are a bit pricey but satisfying. Their spicy shrimp entree with handmade potato chips are very addictive! The food, bar and ambience are well worth the visit.

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★★★★☆

I went to this restaurant on a tuesday night, and was surprised at how busy they were on an off-night! We walked in and were greeted with polite hostesses, and hung out at the bar while waiting for our table. This blonde bartender made the perfect dirty martini for my girlfriend, and a perfectly mixed absolut/frangelico for me. Not too strong but not weak either. If you dare yourself to try their sushi specials instead of getting the regular sushi's, you wont be disappointed. The unique creations are a bit pricey but satisfying. Their spicy shrimp entree with handmade potato chips are very addictive! The food, bar and ambience are well worth the visit.

Pros: well-mixed drinks, unique selections, great ambience

Cons: slightly expensive, valet parking

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This high class sushi restaurant is the place to go and to be seen. You really need to make a reservation for dinner or expect a looong wait. The sushi chefs are all Japanese, which means that they've gone through the long training to become real sushi chefs and it shows in the presentation and the taste. Their Shrimp and Potato Chip entree is just to die for and I would love to know the recipe for the spicy mayonaise sauce that they use. The prices are high and each sushi costs at least $8-10 each. There's no self parking and Valet is $5.

PROS: Excellent Sushi, Seeing Hollywood Stars
CONS: High Prices, No Parking

5
★★★★★

This high class sushi restaurant is the place to go and to be seen. You really need to make a reservation for dinner or expect a looong wait. The sushi chefs are all Japanese, which means that they've gone through the long training to become real sushi chefs and it shows in the presentation and the taste. Their Shrimp and Potato Chip entree is just to die for and I would love to know the recipe for the spicy mayonaise sauce that they use. The prices are high and each sushi costs at least $8-10 each. There's no self parking and Valet is $5.

PROS: Excellent Sushi, Seeing Hollywood Stars
CONS: High Prices, No Parking

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we took our friends here in June thinking that it would be a nice meal in a nice atmosphere. the decor is great, very trendy. the food is very average. we sat at the bar, the chef wasn't very attentive. they WON'T do omakase, and the quality of the fish is so so. dinner for 4 ran over $300 and we left pretty disappointed. WAY too much hype when a place can't even deliver a decent meal.

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★★☆☆☆

we took our friends here in June thinking that it would be a nice meal in a nice atmosphere. the decor is great, very trendy. the food is very average. we sat at the bar, the chef wasn't very attentive. they WON'T do omakase, and the quality of the fish is so so. dinner for 4 ran over $300 and we left pretty disappointed. WAY too much hype when a place can't even deliver a decent meal.

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I have sushi at least once a week. I will never go to Sushi Roku again. Once during each of my two visits I had to spit out some nasty fish. I never thought you could go wrong with tuna sushi until I went to Sushi Roku.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have sushi at least once a week. I will never go to Sushi Roku again. Once during each of my two visits I had to spit out some nasty fish. I never thought you could go wrong with tuna sushi until I went to Sushi Roku.

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...but don't go here for the sushi/sashimi. It's not that good. And the kitchen prepared stuff is only average. Sit at the sushibar but don't expect it to be as a sushibar shall be (the contact with the chef and the other guests) and ridicously noisy. It's great for watching people though. If that's what you want. And the waitresses at the sushi bar is super nice. I got to go there just for them. FANTASTIC.

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★★★☆☆

...but don't go here for the sushi/sashimi. It's not that good. And the kitchen prepared stuff is only average. Sit at the sushibar but don't expect it to be as a sushibar shall be (the contact with the chef and the other guests) and ridicously noisy. It's great for watching people though. If that's what you want. And the waitresses at the sushi bar is super nice. I got to go there just for them. FANTASTIC.

Pros: Sushi bar waitresses, Celebs

Cons: Not that good, Hysterical chefs

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Good sushi but cramped seating in the diniing area and poor, unattentive service from the waiter. We had a party of 6 people but the food came out at different times and he never checked on us. Also, it took 20 minutes to get his attention for the check and another 20 minutes for him to correct the tab since he made a mistake and even gave us someone else's check and credit card....oh boy did he need some help.

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★★★☆☆

Good sushi but cramped seating in the diniing area and poor, unattentive service from the waiter. We had a party of 6 people but the food came out at different times and he never checked on us. Also, it took 20 minutes to get his attention for the check and another 20 minutes for him to correct the tab since he made a mistake and even gave us someone else's check and credit card....oh boy did he need some help.

Pros: Lively atmosphere

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definitely make reservations or plan to wait. sushi and rolls were excellent. very fresh. gets crowded and the waiting/bar area isn't designed to accommodate a lot of people so it's a tight squeeze.

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★★★★☆

definitely make reservations or plan to wait. sushi and rolls were excellent. very fresh. gets crowded and the waiting/bar area isn't designed to accommodate a lot of people so it's a tight squeeze.

Pros: food

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Be prepared to pay 10% extra on any order over $100.00. Which they don't even tell you till after you have been charged. The sushi was one of the worst experiences I have had in Los Angeles, In addition they didn't even get my order right after repeating it 3x this turned into an over priced, over rated, disappointment.

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★☆☆☆☆

Be prepared to pay 10% extra on any order over $100.00. Which they don't even tell you till after you have been charged. The sushi was one of the worst experiences I have had in Los Angeles, In addition they didn't even get my order right after repeating it 3x this turned into an over priced, over rated, disappointment.

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This restaurant is in a very cool area of Los Angeles. It has the style and ambiance of a very classy joint. Unfortunately for the price of the food, the cuts of sushi are unreasonable small and nothing to write home about. I waited some time just toget in, even though I already had reservations and when I was seated, I had to sit at the bar. I am a die hard sushi fan, I lived in Japan for 3 months so I feel like I have a pretty experienced sushi palate. This is not the place to go if you're expecting a true sushi experience.

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★★★★☆

This restaurant is in a very cool area of Los Angeles. It has the style and ambiance of a very classy joint. Unfortunately for the price of the food, the cuts of sushi are unreasonable small and nothing to write home about. I waited some time just toget in, even though I already had reservations and when I was seated, I had to sit at the bar. I am a die hard sushi fan, I lived in Japan for 3 months so I feel like I have a pretty experienced sushi palate. This is not the place to go if you're expecting a true sushi experience.

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The interior of the Hollywood location is great with tons of black. Like Katana, the menu is huge, but it does feature many different items. My friends had the bento box (enormous!!!) and the udon, which they liked alot. I opted for the toro spring roll (interesting and light) and a few rolls, which were pretty standard. Surprisingly, I liked the eggplant with miso sauce the most. The prices aren't bad and again, you have a ton of choices. Our waiter was fine, although not impressive. I went there for lunch, which was really quiet. All the people standing outside at night hint that it's likely much busier for dinner.

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★★★★★

The interior of the Hollywood location is great with tons of black. Like Katana, the menu is huge, but it does feature many different items. My friends had the bento box (enormous!!!) and the udon, which they liked alot. I opted for the toro spring roll (interesting and light) and a few rolls, which were pretty standard. Surprisingly, I liked the eggplant with miso sauce the most. The prices aren't bad and again, you have a ton of choices. Our waiter was fine, although not impressive. I went there for lunch, which was really quiet. All the people standing outside at night hint that it's likely much busier for dinner.

Pros: decor, huge selection, freshness and tasty

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Make sure you don't look like a slob, or else you'll stick out like s sore thumb. Sushi was pretty decent and affordable, ranging from 6-15 per order. I especially like the tempura roll and the eel. They also offer steak and lobster dishes for the sushi-phobes. Service from the server wasn't up to par, but that was maybe because there were 15 of us. All in all a good experience!

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★★★★☆

Make sure you don't look like a slob, or else you'll stick out like s sore thumb. Sushi was pretty decent and affordable, ranging from 6-15 per order. I especially like the tempura roll and the eel. They also offer steak and lobster dishes for the sushi-phobes. Service from the server wasn't up to par, but that was maybe because there were 15 of us. All in all a good experience!

Pros: Good,Affordable Sushi, Nice Scene, Affordable Valet

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Nice looking spot and good service but rather than providing the freshest fish possible, this spot seems too focused on concocting over-sauced ""specials.""

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★★★☆☆

Nice looking spot and good service but rather than providing the freshest fish possible, this spot seems too focused on concocting over-sauced ""specials.""

Pros: Impressive decor, "Exotic" specials

Cons: , Mediocre fish, "Exotic" specials

 

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