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The Oceanaire Seafood Room

400 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980
+1 619-858-2277
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“baked alaska” (51 reviews)
“crab cakes” (68 reviews)
“seafood” (123 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
400 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Firstly, our waiter was excellent and attentive. There were lovely 'nibbles' on the table - healthy vege sticks, etc rather than slabs of bread and butter. The ambience was calming and classy. Sadly my fish was tough and dry although the sauce and accompaniments were...More

Thank LAR60
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and drinks are fabulous and always served in beautiful presentation. The fresh seafood menu changes daily to reflect the catches of the day. In addition to classical seafood, the menu features unique entrées and sides ... always delicious. Order anything you think you'll...More

Thank Stensafriend
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unbelievable restaurant! The food was incredible. The ambiance was amazing and the staff were so professional, knowledgeable and friendly. We had reservations for 7pm on a Friday night. The minute we walked in set the stage for the entire evening. I would recommend this place...More

Thank tiffanyv367
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this resturant with group of 10 persons for dinner it was great by all means the appetizer were great of fish cake and the main dish for me was crab with filet steak it was wawo. Food are fresh tasty and the...More

Thank Maher M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great seafood restaurant in the Gaslamp area. Very nice ambiance and solid service. The swordfish was to die for, as was the escargot in a puff pastry. This is definitely a great place!

Thank wpbkc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here for a business meal where we reserved to private room towards the back. They told us the menu changes everyday, so personally I choose the Sea bass, which was delicious! The waiters did an outstanding job accommodating us. I will definitely be...More

Thank Jules D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So to start off, the service was really good. Very nice and attentive waiter. Being from NYC, we're used to pricey food but the quality didn't come close to what we paid. Oysters were ok. Ceviche was overwhelmed by tomato purée...not good. My swordfish was...More

Thank tonx75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here late on a Tuesday and it was very quiet. Our waiter was outstanding and service was perfect. The shrimp cocktail was very fresh and the crab cakes were to die for. Highly recommend.

Thank db374
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was more silver service style restaurant but wasn't at all stuffy. Our meal was quite expensive overall but the food was delicious. We tried the chowder & the crab cake, both signature dishes of the restaurant and good, although at dinner they serve warm...More

Thank luisa_robertson2
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Second-floor, upscale dining experience. Four of us went to the Gaslamp District on a Friday night. The restaurant was unusually quiet, to our benefit. Our waiter seemed to have first-hand knowledge of every menu item, explained preparation options, portions, took orders by memory and was...More

Thank kathy-mgt
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Kristine B
24 August 2015|
Response from JohnKnotwell | Reviewed this property |
Yes! We had 26 in a private room.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980
    (4th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-858-2277
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