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Asian, Japanese: Sushi Roku has been wowing locals and tourists alike in Los Angeles for many years, with the now-shuttered first location near the Beverly Center, followed by Santa Monica and Pasadena. All under the helm of master sushi chef Hiroshi Shima, Sushi Roku started the trend of super-sophisticated Japanese restaurants in Los Angeles, with its rock-and-roll sensibility in everything from decor to music – it's nothing like a traditional, quiet sushi spot. But the sushi and sashimi are always first rate (don't miss the seared albacore sashimi drenched in garlic ponzu) and the fusion dishes combining French and Japanese influences always satisfy. Be sure to try the signature Hanabi, spicy tuna on crispy rice. It's a fantastic taste sensation.

Gluten Free Fine Dining: Plenty of sushi and sashimi are naturally gluten free, but not a lot of sushi restaurants have tweaked their specialty items to accommodate gluten free diners. Consistently recognized as one of the best spots for sushi and Asian cuisine around SoCal, Sushi Roku has done just that and now offers a gluten free menu upon request. It includes their outrageously tasty yellowtail sashimi with diced chilies, tuna carpaccio with gluten free sesame soy and garlic chips, and a meat-eaters dream: filet mignon-wrapped asparagus. Locations in Pasadena and Santa Monica.

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Local Expert Wendy O'Dea Says:

Gluten Free Fine Dining: "For meat eaters, the filet-wrapped asparagus is the way to go."

Best for Gluten Free Fine Dining Because: Top quality sushi with gluten free options that go beyond just sashimi and a veggie roll.

Lunch Menu

Main
Donburi

Dinner Menu

Garden
Sea
Japanese Salads
Farm
Entrées
Soups, Noodles, & Rice
Roku Signature Style Sushi
Sushi / Sashimi
Signature Rolls
Rolls

Gluten-free Menu

Cold Starters
Hot Starters
Salad & Soup & Rice
Entrée
Sushi Rolls

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