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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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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    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
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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Moreno Valley, California
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Just had the MOST HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE at Ooka Sushi Restaurant in Riverside!!! I went alone for lunch since I was in between dr's appts. I wanted hibachi. I tell the server who takes my order that I wanted garlic fried rice, she tells me to tell the cook that when he comes, I said ok. The cook comes, I tell... More 

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Thank sandiegogirl22
Riverside
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Clean, fresh and at a good price. Yes you can find a great sushi place in Riverside. Try the dragon roll, extra spicy.

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Thank ZURHOLL
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

I've been here several times and so far the best I've had is the bento box lunch. So filling and priced just right! There's not much more I can say except bring your appetite. The food is always fresh. They have a sushi bar and hibachi also. Lunch is still the best to me!

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Thank Jennifer S
Palm Springs, California
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We went for lunch hour and were really surprised at the quality of the food, the service and the prices. This was our first visit. For $11.00 I got the chicken teriyaki. It came with soup, small salad, rice, gnozi, sweet potato. The chicken was so tender-wonderful. My husband got a shitaki mushroom roll and udon soup that was wonderful.... More 

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Thank SleeplessInManhatten
Beijing, China
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716 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Daniel A
Riverside, California
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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Thank Paul B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Natasha K
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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Thank MandC0218
Riverside, California
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38 reviews
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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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Thank Msdevine19
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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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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