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Sushi Ota

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4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-4920
858-270-5670
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 9
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Honest and tasteful japanese food

If you want to eat a good and authentic japanese food for a reasonable price, Sushi Ota is a good option in San Diego Mission Bay.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Marcelo N
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Loveland, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Not many options and kinda over priced. We tried five or six rolls and they were just ok nothing special or worth the wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you want to eat a good and authentic japanese food for a reasonable price, Sushi Ota is a good option in San Diego Mission Bay.

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I took a Scottish work colleague out to dinner here. The Sashimi and Sushi were very good. As I often go to too Japanese restaurants in Japan I am very fussy. That is why I gave 4 stars instead of 5. The meal was a bit expensive but we did order a quality expensive sake which was Dai Ginjo. The... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

if I can put in one word the level of craft that this place does sushi, it would be Great, I done several Sushi places and upscale fancy places and this is still by far a great place to eat sushi.. but I trust you are a advance sushi eater and actually know about sushi, and know that California roll... More 

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san diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was the first place I ever had sushi, and it remains a favorite! There were only a few other places then, not one on every block.

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Sushi Ota is one of those places that you just have to make a reservation! People get upset because they often do not have space for walk ins, but it is not at the fault of the establishment. Their popularity is not unfounded! They have amazing rolls at extremely reasonable prices. The wife and I frequent here often and have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great place, the staff make you feel right at home, courteous and ready to explain, the chefs are engaging and funny. The whole experience was great and I felt like in Japan even if I went solo I did not feel it at all. I let the sushi chef prepare what it wanted for me, I took his advice and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have been going to Ota for years and the quality and range of it's sushis, sashimis, and cooked sea food offerings are probably among the 2 or 3 very best in San Diego. Ota is located in an unimpressive strip corner on Mission Bay Drive, just off the I-5 freeway, sandwiched between car dealerships. It gained its reputation by... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great atmosphere and delicious sushi and sashimi. Service was really great and I will definitely be returning soon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Sashimi was very good, but the cuts are fairly thin and small. Don't expect thick cut sashimi here, however, the quality is very good. If you order the Ameabi, fair warning that the shrimp is still live when it arrives at the table and don't be surprised by moving whiskers....

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Additional Information about Sushi Ota

Address: 4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-4920
Phone Number: 858-270-5670
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 100
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-4920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: 858-270-5670

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 100
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?