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Ooka Japanese Restaurant

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3525 Riverside Plaza Dr, Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 779-0099
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11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 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: Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
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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
Great entertainment!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Riverside, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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San Bernardino, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I don't eat Sushi, so we ate at in the dining room. We have had Teppan in the past. Oriental cook better than Hispanic cook. I had Tempura special and it was excellant- light and flavorfull, not greasy. My husband had Sushi/Shasami for 1-excellant choice- just enough food. Can hardly wait to go back again. Dining room is quieter- teppan... More 

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San Bernardino, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Just had a lovely dinner and fun times with our adult kids, their significant others, and The Moms, as a mother's day dinner around the teppan table. The food was great, as always, and the service was excellent. Everybody enjoyed the show as well as their dinners - I love that I can order sushi and everybody else can have... More 

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Riverside, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This restaurant is similar to Beni Hana. The food is cooked right in front of your. The restaurant atmosphere is very upscale so if you want to impress someone this is the place to go. The cooks make fried rice and scramble eggs into the rice. The cook will cut up small portions of the scrambled egg and use his... More 

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San Bernardino, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great place for those who don't like Sushi- the options for those of us in that category were tremendous. My husband and friends shared a Sushi platter (recommended by the waitress) excellent! They didn't even have room for hand roll they were so full. Presentation was beautiful, service was ongoing, with empty dishes being removed on a regular basis. Went... More 

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California
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33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Went there for late lunch with my husband and had the sushi/shashimi for two ($50), which comes with 21 sushi and 15 sashimi pieces, so plenty of food for us. Presentation was very nice and the taste was excellent. We also tried the organic cucumber martini and Georgia peach martini ($9 each). Both very good, but the cucumber martini is... More 

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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
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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