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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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Today
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
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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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Riverside, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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43 reviews 43 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
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
41 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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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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