Inspired by the Pubs of Tokyo

Robata Bar combines modern style and ancient practices. Our sultry, inviting setting centers around Robatayaki, a time-honored tradition of grilling skewers over an open flame and Binchotan charcoal. This technique adds a smoky richness that intensifies the flavor of our premium meats, fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables.

Our Menus

Alongside this Japanese comfort food, we serve a delicious selection of traditional and California-inspired Asian cuisine. Our sushi chefs artistically prepare rolls, sashimi and nigiri with seafood flown in from Japan. We also offer hot and cold signature dishes from our inventive kitchen. At the bar, we house a vast collection of sake, Japanese beer and whiskey, and craft cocktails, all hand-selected to accompany our delectable, flavorful fare.Located in Santa Monica, Robata Bar also features an outdoor patio overlooking the Pacific. Indoors and out, Robata Bar creates an experience where guests can relish the art of Japanese cuisine.

robata grill skewer with pork wrapped asparagus in miso glaze

Book an Event With Us

IDG’s extensive event experience and personal attention will give any occasion the same style, class, and dedication to detail made famous in our restaurants. By anticipating your needs and honoring your discriminating tastes, we will communicate your vision with inspiration. Whether it is an intimate gathering or an event on which your reputation is riding, our exceptional customer service, gracious and elegant servers, and award-winning chefs guarantee that your special occasion is flawless.

Entire restaurant | 40 seated, 60 reception

Interior image of Robabta Bar restaurant showing tables and bar seating

Hours & Info

1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Robata Bar is currently closed with a new vision coming soon.

Robata Bar sushi with uni, toro, salmon sushi, sea bream, shrimp, eel