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Sushi King

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1330 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5411
+1 310-395-0120
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Today
17:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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282 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

There can be a short wait, but generally, you can find a seat at the sushi bar quickly, and the sushi is absolutely excellent. The chefs are Japanese, and they know sushi, not the Asian who looks Japanese who says, "it's all good," when you ask what's good today. The cuts are actually a bit too big for my taste,... More 

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Thank AmanJunkieBoston
Santa Monica, California
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94 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Sushi King is on Wilshire Bl. And 14th St. In Santa Monica in a very unassuming spot. In fact,if you weren't looking for it chances are you might walk past it. It is owned and operated by Seito-San,who has been in this location for over 30 years. The bar holds about 15 spots and there are 4-5 tables. The interior... More 

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Thank BXzilla
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Never go late Sunday as the good fish will be going or gone. And the staff had a fight over our (disappearing) order. Attitudes were on display and this should not happen in a Japanese establishment.

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Thank Jim P
Munich
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92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

This restaurant offers really good quality sushis made with super fresh and tasty fish, including amazing Toro. This is not at all a fancy place but still very pleasant. Service is very friendly and efficient. Recommended without a doubt!

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Thank Voyager059
San Francisco
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Fish is very fresh and the rolls are to die for! Can eat there every day! Service is really good. It is a gem that is not too known and hopefully it will stay this way.

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Thank Biff_10
los angeles
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322 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

It has been years since my last visit to this spot. When I needed to find a sushi place I remembered how good this was. Well I was absolutely correct. Delicious sushi, great cold green bean salad and wonderful wait staff. Quick service, just the right amount of noise and tables. Happy to be reconnected with a great place to... More 

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Thank judyjetson
Los Angeles, California
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

easy relaxed place with just simply very tasty and fresh food; my friends love quality of the sashimi; i don't eat raw fish but was still delighted with the crab roll and fabulous piece of sea bass (for $13.00) - apparently a real favorite of the many regulars.

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Thank getsaround7
Santa Monica, California
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94 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014 via mobile

As a sushi aficionado and married to a Japanese woman I have travelled half way around the world and have eaten sushi in many Japanese sushi restaurants. Ironically some of the best sushi we ever ate was last night at Sushi King just 2 blocks from our home. The chef/owner, Saito-San, is a master at his craft and has been... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

This restaurant is in our neighborhood and I'm a little torn about writing it up. You see, I'm afraid you will get our seats. It is smaller space as other have pointed out and I too suggest you get here early. They are only open for dinner and do not take reservations. Super good sushi! We crave the food here.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Very tasty sushi. Good sized cuts of fish. One of the best sushi joints I have been to, though the menu does not have the vast selection of some other restaurants. Service was good. The place is very popular and space for waiting is limited so suggest you go early.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1330 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5411
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-395-0120

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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