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Sushi Ota

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4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-4920
+1 858-270-5670
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Today
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 22:30
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Alberta
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164 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our experience started with a very difficult reservation. After numerous calls, we finally connected. We were told that we could only come in for 5:30, which we said was fine. Then the person taking the reservation said that we would have to be done by 7. Which was also fine. Then, each day for the next five, I received a... More 

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Thank Mahulu
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is still one the best sushi places in San Diego... EXCEPT I feel that it's gone down a NOTCH. Not in quality but in the way you're ushered in and out of this place. The fish is fresh but it just didn't feel as special as Sushi Tadokoro. There's nothing WRONG with Sushi Ota... but I just felt that... More 

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Thank Fordstaff
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like real Japanese food and not some "Asian blend", go toSushi Ota. Anything on the menu is good.

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Thank Mike N
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to Sushi Ota was way too long ago...but the taste of the food is still clear in our minds. Beautiful sushi, and Japanese food that we crave. Always fresh, always delightful. Who knew a little strip mall in Pacific Beach would provide such amazing, consistent and delicious food for so many years! It's a busy little place, but... More 

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Thank StellaSanDiego
San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for authentic sushi along with other fine Japanese style food, this is the place. One measure of an international restaurant I have always relied on with great success is the number of people from that origin who dine there. Who would know best than those who are accustomed to what the food should taste like? Give it... More 

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Thank kennethj798
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best! If you don't mind the wait and you hunger pangs don't get the best of you, this is the place to sushi in San Diego. Creative, fresh and lovely to look at Sushi Ota won't disappoint!

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Thank Micki S
El Paso, Texas
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98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best Sushi Restaurant on the West Coast and of course in San Diego! On his reputation and relationship Master Yukito Ota gets first pick of fish coming from Japan and local catch. More than seventy percent of the fish comes directly from Japan. Great quality of Mackerel, O-Toro the most desired part of the tuna belly, and... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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142 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't let the outside fool you. This place is the real deal. You better make reservations and that goes for every day of the week. We went on a Monday night and that place was packed full. We stayed for 2.5 hours and it stayed packed the entire time. You know you are in the right place when you come... More 

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Thank bekntony
Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Very good Japanese food. Sushi, sashimi, you name it - it's all good. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Very busy so make sure you book a table before you go.

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Thank PadJan
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I love sushi! Rolls, sashimi, nigiri, etc... and I'm not picky. BUT OMG Sushi Ota is probably the most authentic japanese style sushi place Ive been to, and its in a strip mall! Do not turn away based on location (by a 7-11). Ive been there and had just maki and a seaweed salad... but i also have gone and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 100
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-4920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-270-5670

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?