About Sushi Roku - Pasadena

33 Miller Alley at One Colorado
Pasadena, CA 91103
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Sushi Roku Pasadena has transformed the traditional sushi bar experience into a complete dining affair. Guests can enjoy their visit at the sushi bar, one of the hand-made bamboo dining tables adjacent to a trickling waterfall, or escape to the garden patio overlooking the courtyard. Sushi Roku's vast and colorful menu features an array of fresh California sushi, luscious salads, specialty appetizers and hot entrees. Our full service bar offers a variety of hot and cold sake as well as asian martinis and an extensive wine list.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am-2:30pm, Saturday and Sunday: 12:00pm on;

Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:30pm-10:00pm, Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm- 11:00pm

Happy Hour: Sunday-Tuesday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Wednesday-Saturday: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Cross Street:
Colorado Blvd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 683-3000

Website:
http://www.sushiroku.com/

Catering:
Please contact our Director of Catering, Sales and Special Events, RuthAnne Gibson at (310)-271-6000 ext. 113 for more information.

Parking Details:
3 hour validated self-parking is available at One Colorado (at Fair Oaks) and valet parking is available at Colorado and Union for both Lunch and Dinner.

Executive Chef:
Hiroshi Shima

Private Party Facilities:
We can accomodate large parties. Please contact the restaurant for more details.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine

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Sushi Roku - Pasadena Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

fit for foodies (32)
special occasion (30)
good for groups (26)
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romantic (23)
hot spot (23)
great for outdoor dining (22)
great for lunch (16)
neighborhood gem (15)
vibrant bar scene (14)
late-night find (8)
kid-friendly (7)
scenic view (6)
notable wine list (5)
great for brunch (2)
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food5
ambience5
service5

Stunning design, fun environment from th ...

vip
Dined 6 days ago

Stunning design, fun environment from the moment you enter as the Sushi Chefs welcome you. Great wine list and service. The food is fantastic.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Consistently Good

Dined on April 23, 2016

We love Sushi Roku. The food is consistently good, service is excellent. It had been a while since we'd been there on a weekend night and the place was surprisingly loud, but other than that, it was a great experience, as always.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

Great Lunch!

Dined on April 16, 2016

First time here at Sushi Roku-Pasadena and we like the ambiance of the place. We like Japanese food so we tried this restaurant. Food was great but pricey as most Japanese restaurants.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

One of our go-to's in the neighborhood

vip
Dined on April 16, 2016

Always feel welcomed when we eat here. Service is very top notch and the menu selection is creative without being too obtuse. Love the signature Katana roll, spicy edamame, Roku Crudo, spicy tuna hanabi and many other dishes (too many to list out here). We recently dined on a very busy Friday night and both the food and service were excellent. Never skipped a beat. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Sushi

Dined on April 8, 2016

Third time going there and their sushi is just amazing. Great service. Their Thursday night happy hour is just perfect.

Tags: hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

First couple times here it seemed averag ...

vip
Dined on April 5, 2016

First couple times here it seemed average at best, but something has changed. Exceptional service, great atmosphere, wonderful food and drinks!

food1
ambience4
service2

Horrible quality of fish.

Dined on March 14, 2016

Horrible quality of fish.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Always Great

Dined on March 12, 2016

We really enjoy this restaurant and come back time and again. The food and cocktails are always consistently good! This is the place we love to go to when craving sushi!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food4
ambience5
service3
value3

One of the best options in Old Town Pasadena

vip
Dined on March 11, 2016

Sushi Roku is a chain that consistently delivers. Go for the Robata menu. Sake samplers also great. This location sits on a square with social events, movies, concerts etc. Ask for a patio seating. We happened to be there on a mid-week slow night so outside service was also slow. Overall great experience!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great sushi varieties

Dined on March 6, 2016

Great restaurant located in convenient location. inside or outside dining available. Great service although a bit pricy.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent Food, Outstanding Service!

vip
Dined on February 26, 2016

Came here for my girlfriend's birthday. Both of us absolutely LOVED it! I frequent the Sushi Roku in Santa Monica, which am I also a fan of, but recently moved to Pasadena so figured I'd check out this location. Isaiah and Unis were wonderful and the ambiance is lovely. Considering decorating my house that way :) They also have a great gluten free menu for those of us who are either allergic or trying to eat healthier. Order a Purple Haze (Hot Sake and Chambord Liquer). My girlfriend's favorite. I highly recommend Sushi Roku!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Always a hit.....

vip
Dined on February 22, 2016

This has become one of my regular spots. Located in the heart of Old Town the food is great sushi is always great and they do it right! The only issue is the valet parking. They close early on the weekends and it can make you rush through a totally enjoyable meal.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great Sushi Specials

vip
Dined on February 21, 2016

As always, a great dinner at Sushi ROKU. They had a number of great specials worth trying (tuna tartare, yellowtail foie gras and others). Really good wine list if you prefer that to Sake.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service3
value1

Overprice, small portions

Dined on February 21, 2016

We are big sashimi eatters, we eat out 2-3 days week for sashimi, we were in the area and heard we should try this, we were disappointed as the prices were very high, for small portion of average quality fish. We ate at the bar and staff was more interested in doing rolls for the dining room then taking care of our our orders, and sadly we there at 5pm and place was 75 empty.

food5
ambience5
service5

Great service

vip
Dined on February 20, 2016

Great service

food4
ambience5
service1
value3

Food good as expected, server unexpectanly poor

Dined on February 15, 2016

I like the menu selection, just dined at their Las Vegas location. Asked for the front lounge area as its cozy, lots of pillows, informal. Our server was unattentive, uninspired, had to be reminded twice to bring flatware, simple task of water refilling seemed a chore. Would I go back? Yes, but less confident that my dining experience would be memorable.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

A great treat

Dined on February 13, 2016

Sushi Roku is a fine dining place with prices to match, but service is definitely up to scratch and the food is fantastic. I come here whenever my husband and I want to give ourselves a treat for a special occasion and it rarely disappoints.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5

Best sushi in Pasadena. Very fresh. Try ...

vip
Dined on January 31, 2016

Best sushi in Pasadena. Very fresh. Try daily specials-always good. Great wine and sake list. Fairly expensive but worth it.

food3
ambience5
service5
value3

Left hungry!

vip
Dined on January 30, 2016

Very expensive, very little food. $30 for 5 shrimps and potato chips!

food5
ambience4
service4

Superb service, outstanding entree selec ...

Dined on January 29, 2016

Superb service, outstanding entree selections. Wonderful dinning ambiance

food5
ambience5
service5

We had a fantastic time! Eunice and Mich ...

Dined on January 29, 2016

We had a fantastic time! Eunice and Michael really took care of us and had great recommendations to give. Highly recommended.

food4
ambience5
service5

Came for the DineLA option for my birthd ...

Dined on January 27, 2016

Came for the DineLA option for my birthday. I had the sashimi trio for my first course which was so pretty and tasted very good! My friend had the trio from the farm and that was very good as well. My second course I had the 5 piece sushi and OMG I was so happy I chose this! Every single piece was so good and unique. The sauces they used in each piece of sushi really accentuated the fish and made it taste great. My friend, on the other hand, had the free range chicken and that was just ok; nothing compared to the sushi...but hey that's why they're called SUSHI Roku. The dessert was such a surprise! Our server was so wonderful! He combined our desserts onto 1 single plate and wrote happy birthday! It was a very nice gesture on his part and we really appreciated his hard work!

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Excellent Food

vip
Dined on January 13, 2016

The menu is varied and the food is excellent. It is expensive but several dishes are well worth it. The Chilean sea bass is prepared in a unique way and the sushi and sashimi are fresh and tasty.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

I give them an A+

Dined on January 10, 2016

Love this place! Love the food and ambiance! Great for a date night or a group out celebrating. I give them an A+

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service1
value3

Not so good

vip
Dined on January 3, 2016

We come here many time and the past two times were not as good as it used to be. Especially the very last time. They were way under staff. We had to wait 15 min. to get our water. After 25 min we got our first sushi and it was a wrong order. We had to wait another 10 min for someone to come to our table to tell them it was a wrong order. They replaced it but no one, said anything like sorry your order was wrong. Then the appetizer came as the last part of the dish. overall it was not good at all.

food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Awesome

Dined on January 2, 2016

The restaurant is very nice, low lighting for a more romantic feel. We arrived earlier than our reservation time and were seated early. We were seated at a table where the lighting felt like we were being interrogated. We asked the waitress if we could be moved, but she said that there were no tables available. Even though there was one open right next to us. But she said they were reserved and said we couldn't move. So we had to speak to the manager and were eventually moved. The manager was very respectful and offered a free appetizer for having to move tables twice. Overall the food and table service was very good. Everything was cooked perfectly and definitely went home full. The restaurant is more on the expensive side, but definitely worth it for a special occasion like an anniversary.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5

Very good!

vip
Dined on December 26, 2015

Very good!

food5
ambience4
service4

quality still stays high

vip
Dined on November 26, 2015

We have been eating at Sushi Roku Pasadena for many years. The decor is wonderful; the service attentive and the food is always outstanding. The sushi chefs always have something good up their sleeves so be sure and ask for the chefs' specials. Our favorite, Hamachi with diced chiles, never fails to astound us.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service4

Pasadena' best Sushi House by far....

vip
Dined on November 22, 2015

I love dining here..... the service is always good. The chef's excellent and the sake tasty. I don't think I have ever had a bad dish here. My better half and I visit it regularly. The hostess know where we like to sit. The servers are all knowledgeable and can help you order when you are in doubt. Try it and I am sure you will like it.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Best Sushi

vip
Dined on November 20, 2015

Inovative and creative. The food is outstading. Try the Seared ALbacore Sashimi , the Yellow Tail with Diced Chiles and the Hanabi. The Chilean Sebass is to die for. For rolls, my favorite is the Katana Roll and the Crunchy Spicy Tuna. Best server ever - Mike Matsuo

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience5
service5

I was disappointed in the portion of food.

Dined on November 18, 2015

I was disappointed in the sashimi portion and the sushi recommended. The Shrimp Japanese spice chips were out of this world and never a disappointment. But $65 plus a $13 tip for 4 tiny tuna sashimi $12 and the tiny tuna jalapeños rolls were too pricy for the portion $17. I've been there so many time by far this was the worst. The service was excellent and the ambiance was superb.

food4
ambience4
service4

Dinner with my daughter

vip
Dined on November 15, 2015

My daughter felt like sushi, so we went to Sushi Roku. I ordered the crab fried rice and creamy rock shrimp. Both we very good! My daughter loved her sushi as well. We have dined here before and really enjoy the restaurant. The only issue is it is very expensive for what you get. Our meal for the rice, shrimp and sushi (we also had 2 softdrinks) was about $65!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service4

Great Ambience and Food but Slow Sushi Bar

Dined on November 7, 2015

We ordered the filet mignon to share and two sushi rolls to start and never received the rolls until we asked about them an hour later. Other than that, the filet was great and the ambience was great. We were bummed though, because my wife has been going through chemo and has not been able to eat sushi so we chose Sushi Roku specifically for the sushi.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Wonderful Birthday Celebration

vip
Dined on November 2, 2015

From the moment we arrived, we were greeted kindly and several people wished my co-worker happy birthday. The bento lunches are delicious and plentiful. We also enjoyed the complementary pumpkin cheese cake. The dessert chef wrote happy birthday on the plate and our waiter kindly sang with us. The service and cuisine made for a near perfect experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Perfect evening

Dined on October 25, 2015

We were there to celebrate my husbands birthday. We chose to sit outside because there was a band. However they were so loud we could not hear one another. Next time will sit inside as it was so beautiful. Our first visit and we were not disappointed. It was nice how the food was spaced out and not delivered all at once. It was fun to think you were done and then boom, another plate is delivered. Thanks for an awesome experience. Can't wait to come again. Very reasonable prices.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience4
service4

Everything great but the high-end fish

vip
Dined on October 19, 2015

The service and atmosphere were wonderful and what I expected from a moderate to high-end sushi restaurant but unfortunately, their sushi was not what I expected. It was so bad I had to spit it out in my napkin because the quality of their toro (fatty tuna) was very sinewy and tough to chew through. The more expensive salmon was equally poor quality and not worth the price. My recommendation is to stay away from their high-end selections and you won't be disappointed. Their standard eel hand roll with avocado was excellent.

food4
ambience4
service5

Good Sushi

Dined on October 17, 2015

I dine here pretty often and love it, especially their Sushi Chefs. We always sit at their sushi bar, so most of the chefs know us and are really friendly. Their sushi is always fresh and tasty.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5

We had lunch at Sushi Roku and they had ...

Dined on October 9, 2015

We had lunch at Sushi Roku and they had a great variety of food for the non-sushi eater as well as great sushi for the sushi lover. Their sake choices were great and the staff was incrediable friendly. We will definitely dine at Sushi Roku again!!

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service5

Came here frequently, with friends and o ...

Dined on September 22, 2015

Came here frequently, with friends and other time with my dates. I'm usually satisfied with the food and service here. I had dinner here again last night and it was great, more importantly, we had the best waiter, he's really my favorite. This is the second time in a row that he was the server when I came in. Our server's name is Lance. I told him that I don't usually write reviews, but I will do so because of the service he had provided last time and last night. He's super friendly, helpful, professional, courteous and attentive. Although I'm a frequent diner here, but I would still asked him for any good recommendations and he sure delivers great service and recommended a few delicious dishes for us to try last night. Food was 4 stars but the quality service from Lance made this a 5 star experience. :) He was so thoughtful, even even sealed the night with a sweet treat, this man, deserves a Raise. Excellent customer service. No doubt, I will be back again.

food5
ambience5
service5

The restaurant had a fun atmosphere and ...

vip
Dined on September 20, 2015

The restaurant had a fun atmosphere and it was great for kids. Service was right on! Food excellent.

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