Roku is hip, elegant and Zen. Located on Ocean Ave. in Santa Monica, this popular restaurant emphasizes organic produce, all natural ingredients and free-range meats. Raw or cooked, the Japanese cuisine here is excellent. Request a spot on the patio for ocean views.
Along with excellent sushi and sashimi, the grilled chicken, steak and seafood entrées are tempting. In addition to soups and noodles, there is an unending appetizer selection that includes king crab salad, ceviche, seared albacore salad, tofu steak, and steamed or skewered veggies.
Open for lunch M-Sat and dinner nightly. Weekday lunch begins at 11:30a, noon on Saturday.