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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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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 268
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 8
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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 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great sushi

Excellent quality sushi, it will be packed. So call ahead for reservations. Even suggested to do take out. Truly a gem hidden in San Diego

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
fallin22
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Excellent quality sushi, it will be packed. So call ahead for reservations. Even suggested to do take out. Truly a gem hidden in San Diego

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

The mostly Japanese crowd attests to the authenticity of this excellent sushi. It is really good. Parking can be an issue, especially at lunchtime.

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Mazor, Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

One of the best I had, very busy, you should reserve a table. Don't miss the crunchy salmon roll! It is really good!

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Seattle
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155 reviews 155 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were very lucky to get a table at Sushi Ota because we didn't realize that you needed a reservation as the place is packed. We had arrived about 15 minutes before it opened and again fortunate to find a parking spot in the small lot as someone was leaving. Then, we waited in line. We were offered a table... More 

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Naples, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Thank you to the reviewers on TA for sending me to Sushi Ota last week. I took my colleague from Japan and he was warmly greeted by the sushi chefs behind the counter and we could tell that Ota was the real deal. Although it was a Monday night, the restaurant was crowded and the specials were amazing. The service... More 

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CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

First off, make a reservation. This place will be packed from wall to wall with ravenous eaters. Second off, if you cannot get a reservation, it doesn't matter because you should go wait outside and beg for them to let you in. However long you need to wait to get in, do it. This food is amazing. Third, this sushi... More 

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Kempele, Finland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We had a great dinner in this restaurant. It was very crowded so the table reservation is highly recommended.The food was great and the service was friendly. Great experience!

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Hurst, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Sushi was exceedingly fresh and you got a lot of fish inside of the rolls. Highly recommended! Service was friendly and fast.

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La Jolla, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Sushi Ota is hidden away in a small strip mall on Mission Bay Road between Grand and Garnet Sts., but it is worth the effort to find it and to find parking! The staff are friendly, the sushi is delicious, and the crowds prove its continued popularity! If you like sushi and sashimi, you must try Sushi Ota!

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Stavanger, Norway
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55 reviews 55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Went here with a large group (family) and thought the food was delicious! Some in our group were Japanese or have lived in Japan, so are particular about their sushi. We all loved it. The service was great. Will definitely go back next time I'm in San Diego. Its located in a strip mall type area, but the atmosphere inside... More 

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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: Large groups, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?