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Robata Bar

1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2106
+1 310-458-4771
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“skewers” (10 reviews)
“sushi” (10 reviews)
“happy hour” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Sushi
$$ - $$$
1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2106
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Reviewed January 9, 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 November 14, 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 October 17, 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 July 11, 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 April 17, 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 October 7, 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 October 5, 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 October 3, 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 September 2, 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
Reviewed July 29, 2015

While the food is decent and decently priced, I just felt like the happy hour period meant that service was slower so you didn't take advantage of TOO much of their "happiness" :) The crispy rice with tuna was delicious. The veggies on the robata...More

Thank Chicagoan1234
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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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