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Wokcano - Santa Monica

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Santa Monica
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1413 5th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2401 (Santa Monica Blvd)
+1 310-458-3080
11:00 - 00:30
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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Food and drinks were creative and very delicious. Very loud however and service took a bit longer than hoped. Menu selection was great, something for everyone.

Thank dwalker0320
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I absolutely loved everything that we ordered. Our cocktails were perfectly made and came out quickly. The calamari was awesome, more tempura style, so they were fried perfectly! The fried rice that includes chicken, shrimp and beef was amazing! There was a black pepper beef mignon that we almost ordered a separate plate to go because it... More 

2 Thank Grace H
Los Angeles
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83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This was my first time at Wokcano's but not last for sure. They have a very friendly and fast service, great appetizers, fabulous selection of main dishes and sushi. The only thing that didn't work for me was their hot sake. Not very tasty and very weak.

Thank LAVict0ria
Santa Monica, CA
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you like Japanese or Chinese wokcano is your place as they have both. Sushi is fresh and they deliver

Thank Terri D
Gold Coast, Australia
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118 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Was looking for a late lunch in Santa Monica before heading to LAX for 14 hours of fun in economy to get home! There's not much to choose from mid arvo but Wokcano was open and the salmon sashimi was simply sensational(see what I did there...!) The seared tuna with jalapeños was fantastic also. Service was exactly what you'd expect.... More 

Thank jimmyhendriks
Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by our friend to go to for some latino tunes and moves. We came in a little early so we participated in a short salsa class. After it was finished, the dance floor was packed and they played only salsa and bachata, which we really enjoyed. Soon enough, we were hungry so we decided... More 

Thank Juraj M
Marina del Rey,CA
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great outdoor space with good choice of sushi and other Asian dishes.Accomodating staff and reasonable prices

Thank philsman
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Came here on a Monday evening around 7pm. Despite being less than half full, the service was quite slow albeit friendly. Sushi rolls were ok but anything else including fried dishes were either too big in quantity, tasteless or both. Despite roomy surroundings with urban ambience, we will not come here again

Thank Jeremy5858
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Ate her on a Sunday, during the extensive happy hour. Service was slow, asked for happy hour. We're seated in regular dining. Waited 35 to get order taken. After swimming and walking from the beach we were to tired to move. Food was at decent. Service just sucked.

Thank Shea S
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I love the ambience of this place. Unfortunately, the rest of the place is a let down. Our server barely spoke English, was not very attentive, served dishes without serving utensils, and seemed to be bored. The Chinese chicken salad looked like torn up pieces up lettuce with Oscar Mayer chicken chunks thrown in it. The sushi was salty and... More 

Thank Patric C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Japanese, Asian, Chinese, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1413 5th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2401
    (Santa Monica Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-458-3080
Welcome to Wokcano! Located on 5th Street just south of Santa Monica Blvd, we boast a full bar and lounge, expansive dining room, an upstairs outdoor patio (the largest in Santa Monica independent of a hotel) that is enclosed on four sides for privacy, as well as private party facilities to accommodate any need. We are open from 11am to 2am daily. Our exquisite selection of sushi & vast array of delicious Chinese food paired with our warm lighting, hip music and wood-accented decor, you are sure to find everything you are looking for at Wokcano.

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4pm to 7:30pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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