I'm allergic to shellfish, and normally I shy away from Sushi establishments because I cannot risk cross-contamination of of utensils and the like. So you can imagine my concern when I learned that our workgroup would be having a staff dinner at Sushi Roku, and that the meal would be served "family style." I figured I'd just have some steamed rice and a beverage or two and call it a night, but our manager invited me to order something from the regular menu instead. As I was perusing the entrees and other selections, our host approached me and said I wouldn't be needing the menu and mentioned the family style offering. I was a little put off at first, but explained my food allergy. He politely assured me that he'd been told about my situation, and said there would be some selections I could have. I remained hopeful until a server came out with the first selections, and soon learned that the issue with cross-contamination hadn't been fully addressed, which was completely understandable given the size of our party and the amount of food being served. Still, our host took extra steps to make sure I didn't feel like a burden and that I had ample - and safe - selections to choose from. Turns out everything was delicious, from the "New Style" Chicken Salad, to the Crispy Chicken Kara Age and Asian Style BBQ Short Ribs - all of it was prepared and served with great effort and attention to detail. What could have been an uncomfortable dining experience ended up being quite satisfying! Highly recommended!
Checked this place out as part of dineLA week. I went here for lunch with coworkers and left semi-satisfied. The lunch menu was $15 for 2 appetizers and an entree. I had the grilled pork belly and the spicy salmon roll, and the sushi lunch (variety of sushi pieces and a spicy tuna roll) as my courses. It also came with a miso mushroom soup. for the price of the meal and everything we got, i thought it was worth it. - the miso soup was not as flavorful as expected, not that much miso flavor and it looked as if the mushrooms were added in after, and not cooked along with the soup. - the grilled pork belly was really good. soy-sauce flavor and lightly char-coaled. - spicy salmon rolls were just ok. the rice was falling apart, and there wasn't enough spice. - sushi dish (variety of sushi) was pretty good. 7 sushi pieces, and 4-piece spicy tuna roll. i could taste just enough of the flavors for each fish. overall my experience was just alright. it seemed they were having issues in the kitchen with food coming out, and our sushi plate took a long time to get out. our waitress was very apologetic though. on the upside, they did give us a 4-piece CA roll to start with. parking is limited to street parking, i didn't look for a lot.
Sushi Roku get an extra star for decor. This is definitely a nice date place that is sure to impress, but if you're a hard core foodie looking for some good eats, I'd look elsewhere. Sushi Roku is just "O-K" when it comes to the flavor and quality of the sushi. It's good but not "spectacular". They have the standard sushi and rolls, all very good but again ... not worth the price point since they're a bit on the expensive side. Lastly, the service and staff are wonderful and made the whole dining experience all the better. The waiters and waitresses are very personable and helpful. They've actually tasted the food before so they can provide genuine recommendations. All in all, it was a good experience, but I probably won't be going back unless it's for a business meeting and I don't have to front the bill, heh.
I ordered three items here: Tatsuta-age, Crab Cake, and Sushi Lunch. The Tatsuta-age and Crab Cake were slightly over fried. Tatsuta-age is basically boneless fried chicken. Even though they tasted good, but the hard and crispy crust from the deep fryer dropped its tastiness by a point. Crab Cake was okay. They came in to small-sized balls, again deep fried with the hardy crusts. The flavor from the crust overcame the flavor of the crab. Not okay. Sushi Lunch was good. It came with several varieties: tamago, salmon, octopi, tuna, and they all tasted fresh. If you are ever going to visit this restaurant, this is one item worth getting.
My co-workers and I were looking to try dineLA in Pasadena area and we decided to try this place since their dineLA lunch was only $15 per person. I picked tatsuta age (chicken) and pork belly as my first choice and they are not bad. These appetizers are normally $2.5 each. It also came with miso soup but miso soup was not good; I thought dashi was missing. For main course, I tried sushi lunch (normally $13 for lunch by itself) and it was actually good, not the best sushi in LA but for the price, it was not bad at all. However, the service was very slow. But the server apologized us and gave us free rolls so that was nice.
Great addition to Pasadena. Located in the shoppers lane complex on S Lake. Ave, the restaurant is not visible from the street, it's tucked behind Lemonade. You should park on the structure behind the building. As with other Sugarfish, it's the same menu, "trust me" seems to be the popular one. You get some sushi, some rolls, edamame and sashimi. I typically add uni to my order. The sushi rice is consistent every time I come here so it's worth it.
I found this place a few months ago and have become a regular. My friend likes all types of sushi but I am a roll girl. California rolls rock my world and this place has a 1/2 price offer from 5-7 Monday -Thursday that offers a nice selection of appetizers along with California roll and the spicy shrimp roll. I have had many a California roll but theres is the best in my book.
I love going to Afloat Sushi. The susi is served on boats floating around the sushi bar. You can also order off the menu if you don't see what you want floating around. The sushi is nice and fresh and in small portions so you can try a lot of different things. The staff is friendly and helpful too. It's even a great place to go alone for a quick lunch when you're in Old Town.
I took some out-of-town guests for dinner last week and our meal was fantastic. We had a great waiter who suggested we try the sashimi specials that were truly fantastic. He also directed us to a crab role which we would not have otherwise tried which was also delicious. Great experience overall and we can't wait to go back.
The cheesy location in a strip mall doesn't phase me, most good places on Sushi Row in Studio City are in strip malls! I am very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the hamachi here at Sushi Ya. The tempura is also very light and crispy, not oily at all. Both remind me greatly of Hide on Sawtelle. Great find!