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3525 Riverside Plaza Dr, Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 779-0099
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1:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Americanized Japanese but I'm American, lol!

This is a fun little restaurant that entertains.. If you are shy and reserved sit in a back table but if you want to catch a shrimp with your mouth out of the air and don' mind looking foolish when you miss, sit front side. The portions are huge which I always look for, hahaha! Besides the portions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Daniel A
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Beijing, China
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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a fun little restaurant that entertains.. If you are shy and reserved sit in a back table but if you want to catch a shrimp with your mouth out of the air and don' mind looking foolish when you miss, sit front side. The portions are huge which I always look for, hahaha! Besides the portions being huge,... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

OK, I'm not sure, having never been to Japan, what "authentic" Japanese might be, but it's probably not this. (Based on my wife's food network viewing habits... ;) But it is good eats. We sat on the Hibachi side of the restaurant - had the fillet & lobster, some sushi. It's a nice "show" - and you can talk to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great food but a little pricey. My favorite is the tapan cooking. On the down side the wait staff are not friendly at all. But the guys at the sushi bar and the cooks are ok. The tapan cooking is less a show and more a job. Like I said- the food is good but if you want more atmosphere,... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Loved this Japanese restaurant in Central plaza. The service was prompt and friendly. The drink was awesome, and the food quality was unexpectedly great ! The ambiance of the restaurant is modern and vibrant. We had an enjoyable nice meal on a Friday night. The martini I ordered was fantastic! It's called the Ooka Passion Fruit Martini . It had... More 

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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great food. Very good but highly priced. Good for kids or big groups. Located in a good area. Crowded every time I have gone.

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

whether for a special occasion or an evening out, the seafood here is great! The benihana like teppan grill/show is fun, great for larger groups and easy to spend time conversing, watching and then eating great prepped food. Very fresh - I am not a sushi fan, but friends gave the sushi top marks too...

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I enjoyed a very delicious meal of Sushi and Sashimi for one with uni for desert. The Sushi Chef was extremely friendly and helpful and even introduced me to fresh Wasabi. The atmosphere was very relaxing and I enjoyed the surrounding guests. This is a restaurant well worth taking the time to experience. I will be going back again tomorrow... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This place was nice whether you are on a date or with the family there was a good mix of both. Food was most other hibachi restaurants and price was about average. The chefs were great! Very personable and funny. Waiters were attentive and friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Ooka was very nice. It has 3 separate areas: the sushi bar, a quaint dining area, and a benihana-type area. My party was there already and after I got there we waited for a good little while for the benihana area but since we were so hungry we chose the bar. This was actually the perfect choice because at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Sat at sushi bar and got the sushi and sashimi combo platter for 1(18 pieces total plus soup and salad), chef's choice. All was tasty, staff was friendly, prices were average for sushi. Going solo was about 30 plus tip.

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Additional Information about Ooka Japanese Restaurant

Address: 3525 Riverside Plaza Dr, Riverside, CA 92506
Phone Number: (951) 779-0099
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:45 pm  5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:45 pm  5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:45 pm  5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:45 pm  5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:45 pm  5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3525 Riverside Plaza Dr, Riverside, CA 92506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: (951) 779-0099

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 10:45 pm

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