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Sushi Roku - 71 Reviews - 33 Miller Aly, Pasadena, CA 91103, Pasadena, CA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (626) 683-3000

Sushi Roku

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Best

Cool setting. My favorite dish: Rock Shrimp and Asparagus Roll. All of their sushi is VERY FRESH. \r I also recomend the Tempura with Jalapeno. \r Expensive? You bet, and wort...

Worst

Ugh

Can a Japanese restaurant get any more whiter? Are they going for a fusion feel or are they just trying to be some trendy hangout serving mediocre food? Im not purist, but this ...

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/9/2013

Killer food in a stellar location! Love it more

Grouchy waitress ruined experience 4/8/2011

used to live in LV and was a regular at that location, everything was amazing. Living in LA, a regular at Katana. Grouchy two toned red haired waitress ruined experience. Sticking w LV location & Katana. more

Good Food, Horrible Service 11/18/2010

The food here was definitely better than the average Japanese food I've had... however, the waitress was very unprofessional and the manager was too chicken to step up to handle the situation. more

WORTH EVERY YEN! 2/1/2010

Cool setting. My favorite dish: Rock Shrimp and Asparagus Roll. All of their sushi is VERY FRESH. \r I also recomend the Tempura with Jalapeno. \r Expensive? You bet, and worth every yen. Very attentive service. more

no big deal 12/10/2008

If you like Sushi... No! I mean really like Sushi, then this place isn't no big deal unless you are trying to impress a girl that doesn't know any better. Make sure she glances at the check, she might ...you know. Anyway, the food might look pretty but it's not that great. Pros: the place look cool Cons: the food didn't taste good, and was very very slim more

I Hear This Place Is Great 11/18/2008

I have heard this place is really good, but I haven't actually been there personally. I hope to go some day and enjoy all the food people speak so highly of. more

Bad Service 11/8/2008

The lounge area is very nice but the service there is terrible. I went with my boyfriend and the waitresses are always dressed provocatively. This last time I was there the girl kept bending over in front of him showing her cleavage. Every time she would come to our table she would bend over and do this. The other girl was wearing a dress so short that I could see things I did not want to see as she was cleaning the tables. This is very uncomfortable as I am trying to have dinner with my boyfriend. Pros: very good area Cons: bad service more

Picture perfect but pricey 10/26/2008

Definitely has the look to impress- the dishes are not bad either but a little on the expensive side. The location of this restaurant is obviously superb and the interior design is beautiful. Great for large groups or couples- service can be a bit unpredictable but some very nice dishes are on offer. more

Great sushi 9/25/2008

I love this place! Try the miso Rock shrimpand their sea bass rolls to die for. Been to all their locations Pasadena and Bev Hills is my favorite. Pros: amdience, romantic and fun at the same time more

Fusion sushi dishes are good. 3/6/2008

I've been here a few times and really like the music they play. Their food is good but not the best if you want fresh sushi or sashimi. A little over priced considering their sushi is not excellent. Stick with the fusion dishes and you will not go wrong. more

WORST sushi ever! Don't pay top $ for frozen fish! 2/24/2008

I've gone to Sushi Roku in Pasadena several times( although I urged my party to go elsewhere, I optimistically gave the place a chance again and again-but NO MORE)..and every time it is such a disappointment. The service is so pretentious as if the waiters were to get a beating if the didn't give me their "forced" smiles and I felt I was up against an aggressive car salesman than a waiter. The sushi has consistently been horrible. On this particular night I came to see why. Able to understand Japanese I overheard a manager speaking to one of the sushi chefs about the Toro (the most expensive fish) thawing out, and having to sell the older fish that day! I was going to speak up to that manager but he was so rude to begin with, I opted to share the message on this site instead. If I am going to get thawed out fish I'd rather go support a small mom and pop establishment where I will get more appreciation and sincerity. Pros: nice interior design Cons: WORST SUSHI for top $ more

WORST sushi ever! 2/24/2008

I've gone to Sushi Roku in Pasadena several times( although I urged my party to go elsewhere, I optimistically gave the place a chance again and again-but NO MORE)..and every time it is such a disappointment. The service is so pretentious as if the waiters were to get a beating if the didn't give me their "forced" smiles and I felt I was up against an aggressive car salesman than a waiter. The sushi has consistently been horrible. On this particular night I came to see why. Able to understand Japanese I overheard a manager speaking to one of the sushi chefs about the Toro (the most expensive fish) thawing out, and having to sell the older fish that day! I was going to speak up to that manager but he was so rude to begin with, I opted to share the message on this site instead. If I am going to get thawed out fish I'd rather go support a small mom and pop establishment where I will get more appreciation and sincerity. Pros: nice interior design Cons: food more

Good food, nice ambiance, impeccable service. This is the place. 2/22/2008

Me and my girlfriend decided to go out to dinner. We decided to go to our casual sushi place ( WOKANO ) Pasadena. We been there several times before. It was my birthday, I kind of wanted to stay home, busy work week. But my girlfriend convinced me. That?s why I wanted to go somewhere casual. We got seated ,ordered our drinks. Showed our I.D. The waiter comes back to us, stated that my girlfriends I.D. is fake. I asked to speak to the Manager. The Manager comes and informs us that they can check if its real or not. I told her you should of checked it more

Made for idiots who like to overpay for sushi. 2/14/2008

I can't stand pretentious restaurants...and this one fits the bill. Filled with wannabe Abercrombie losers and "young professionals" who can't see beyond the next day as far as spending habits. Pros: Location...you can go to alot of other places around it. Cons: Pricey, obnoxious, wannabe hang-out. more

Good and bad, but worth taking the chance 2/9/2008

Just had my fifth meal there, three times for the Omakase course. Sushi is not bad but not worth the prices they charge. You can get them just as good or better for far less in places like Oomasa in Little Tokyo. Their fusion dishes are questionable. Fusion Cuisine is a product of those who failed to achieve the master level in any one style, someone said, and I agree. more

Sushi Roku 1/15/2008

The food is a little expensive. However it is good. I think they should give you a little bit more for your money. When I was there the customer service was good. I recommend you to go. more

Fine 12/29/2007

I'm still on my sushi hunt in Pasadena, and decided to try Sushi Roku. The restaurant had a nice ambience, and I was hopeful. The cocktail selection was interesting, but the food was a bit of a let down. It was "fine". Nothing exciting, nothing terrible. It is a bit expensive, and the food that we had didn't seem to justify the price. Pros: Ambience Cons: Pricey more

excellent food, service and atmosphere 12/10/2007

Sushi Roku is amazing. I've been to both the Santa Monica location and the Pasadena location. The Pasadena location is my favorite with an extremely friendly staff and wonderful atmosphere. The food is wonderful- the kobe beef skewers are the most amazing appetizer on the menu and the sushi is not only fresh but beautifully presented. The shima roll and katana roll are my favorites, each lending a wonderful burst of flavor. The shima roll has a tiny piece of cilantro on top which gives the sushi a refreshing touch. Pros: fresh, tasty sushi; diverse menu; beautiful decor and excellent ambience Cons: parking can be tricky in old town on busy nights- i would opt for valet more

If you want good sushi, don't go here. 9/2/2007

Sushi Roku used to be really good, I don't know what happened. You are paying for the atmosphere of this place, but the sushi and food are overrated. The sushi chefs are way over the top with their constant greetings. A pet peeve of mine, they served the dinner entree with the appetizer and when we told the waitress about it she didn't understand or just played stupid by naming the items we ordered. To top it all off the bartender needs to pour a little heavier. Pros: Nice decor Cons: Overrated, over priced. more

Romantic dinner, good martini 8/19/2007

Nice decor, the the food was just average. If you are really a true sushi fan, you should not expect good sushi. But if you are one of those people who refers to california rolls as "sushi," then you may like this place. I probably would not go back again just for the food, but it's a good place to go with friends or people you want to impress. Pros: Ambience, alcohol Cons: Food more
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Pristine sushi and a provocative setting add up to a don't-miss experience.

Owner Message

  • Located in beautiful Old Town Pasadena.

    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).

Editorial

  • The Scene
    Sushi Roku is worth visiting, if only for the fabulous setting. Designer Dodd Mitchell created an exhilarating space that combines soothing materials and sleight-of-hand...

  • 4/12/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Lunch: Mon - Fri 11:30am - 2:30pm Sat - Sun 12pm - 5pm Happy Hour: Mon 5pm - 10pm Tue - Sun 5pm - 7pm Dinner: Mon - Thu 5:30pm - 10pm Fri 5:30pm - 11pm Sat 5pm - 11pm Sun 5pm - 10pm
  • Neighborhoods:

    West Central
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