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Robata Bar

1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2106
+1 310-458-4771
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
2 weeks ago
“First time for Japanese food”
9 Jan 2018
“Great food - try the Happy Hour from 5-7pm daily”
Opens in 9 min
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2106
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there as novices not been to a Japanese restaurant before so high hopes. Place is a bit too dark however great selection of hot and cold dishes starters and main courses the chicken fried rice was so good 😊 Finished off with a peanut...More

Thank Harry277
Reviewed 9 January 2018

The restaurant is well appointed - great atmosphere. There were seven of us. The food was excellent. We shared the Sushi Rolls and the Robata Skewers. You had a choice of 3 skewers for $6 dollars. There were three chicken dishes to choose from, a...More

Thank Roderick L
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is one of the best kept secrets in Santa Monica. The people working are great and the food is great. You get to order off the robata menu or you can order anything from Sushi Roku. The sea bream and ribs are very very...More

Thank csolton
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We come from Vancouver so I guess we're very fortunate with great sushi for little money and it's basically impossible to find that anywhere else in North America. But we still went for sushi in Santa Monica and wished we'd never been. The service was...More

1  Thank Najebo
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We were looking for a sushi place in Santa Monica and we decided to go to Robata Bar (they share the kitchen I guess with Sushi Roku). Their sushi is great, different tastes to what I am used to, but we liked. You should give...More

Thank Jorgecf90
Reviewed 17 April 2016

If you go to a restaurant and the maitre de makes you feel it's inconvenient for him to get you a table you should go somewhere else. Unfortunately we didn't get the hint. Every thing in this restaurant was too much effort for the staff....More

Thank globalbabe50
Reviewed 8 October 2015

We were walking down Santa Monica Boulevard (tourists) and saw the Happy Hour sign, so we thought we'd try it. We were not disappointed!! The half price deals were outstanding! Since we did not know what to order, our waitress, Leslie, and Richard (manager?) gave...More

Thank Smhd2020
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We are visiting Santa Monica for the first time in over 2 years. Having dined at Robata on our last trip in 2013, we had fond memories. It didn't disappoint this time. Mixing cocktail bar and Japanese tapas, plus live sport on TV, we again...More

Thank Emanpee
Reviewed 3 October 2015

We ordered a variety of sushi and sashimi as well as a cooked salmon entree dish. They were all good but nothing special. The waitress got our order wrong so some of our food never arrived until we were leaving. The table next to us...More

Thank DreamCatchingNomad
Reviewed 3 September 2015

My favorite spot in Santa Monica... love the food, but the hostess with the mostest... was our bartender, who spoiled me with continuous new cocktails and the first person who introduced me to the La Guaracha!!!! My favorite drink ever... (i'm a big mojito drinker)...More

Thank ablkmnd
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 20
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2106
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-458-4771
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