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Soko, A New Santa Monica Sushi Experience

Soko is an intimate 8-seat sushi bar tucked away in a secluded corner of the Fairmont Miramar hotel lobby. Uniquely, this space was a former storeroom or “Soko”, a tribute to the origins of sushi when fish was wrapped in rice and salt and stored in a darkened storeroom. In addition, the infinity symbol in the Soko logo pays homage to the timeless art of making and enjoying sushi. 

Born and raised in Hakodate, Hokkaido Japan, Sushi Chef Masa Shimakawa delivers a Master Class in refined technique, presentation, and quality. The playful paintings on Soko’s walls portray two brothers, both fishermen, dating back to the days of Narezushi. Our Soko logo, with its infinity symbol, pays homage to the timeless art of making and enjoying sushi.

Experience Soko Tuesday to Sunday or reserve all 8 seats for a business dinner, special event or evening out with friends. To reserve the space, please email us at

*Menu subject to change.

Read what the media are saying:

Eater Los Angeles (January 2022) – 18 Hottest Restaurants in Los Angeles

Thrillist L.A. (January 2022) – The 28 Best Sushi Spots in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Times (August 2021) – Soko sushi pop-up

LAist (August 2021) – Fabulous Events Happening This Weekend In LA And SoCal: Aug. 6 – 8

Forbes (July 2021) – The Best Los Angeles Staycations Just Got Even Better

Eater Los Angeles (July 2021) – Sushi Bar From Veteran Chef Masa Shimakawa Pops Up at Santa Monica’s Fairmont Miramar

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