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Everyone loves sushi, but few know the culinary delight dates back almost 2,000 years. The best sushi, of course, is the freshest, but sushi began well before refrigeration, when Japanese fisherfolk preserved their catch by wrapping it in fermented rice and salt, calling it "Narezushi." Kept in darkened storerooms, Narezushi was perfected over the centuries, until now, when modern sushi has been elevated to an art form. 

Soko, at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, is a literal tribute to the origins of sushi. The name "Soko" means "storeroom," and Soko is, in fact, set in a simple storeroom on our main-floor lobby. Here, 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. 

Soko Sushi.

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Roll Through, Dream On

Soko To-Go

Introducing your new go-to meal for busy days or adventurous plans. Choose from a selection of Chef Masa’s assorted Nigiri, Rolls & Sashimi and experience the flavors of Soko, in the comfort of your own home or any place of your choosing.

Available for Delivery and Take-Out

Tuesday – Saturday from 5 pm – 9:30 pm



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Fairmont Miramar Culinary Team

Executive Chef Damon Gordon, Soko Sushi Chef Masa Shimakawa, and FIG de Cuisine Joe Cook make up the incredible and award winning culinary team at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows in Santa Monica. In January 2023 Soko Sushi will be available to order in the Miramar Lobby Lounge.

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