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Sushi Ota

4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-4920 (Pacific Beach)
858-270-5670
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Ranked #9 of 4,058 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $100
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Millburn, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent traditional sushi. We were in SD on vacation from NY and our family had a wonderful sushi dinner here after a day at LegoLand and stopping in on the way back to our hotel at Mission Bay. It was highly recommended by a Japanese friend whose opinion about sushi we trusted and we were very pleased. As is typical... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Sushi Ota is a very authentic sushi restaurant. We ordered the calamari appetizer, crunchy tempura roll, the Diego roll, and the caterpillar roll. Everything was perfect! The seafood was fresh and tasty. I recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting sushi in the San Diego area.

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Berkeley, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A wonderful gem of a Sushi restaurant, using the fresh seafood of the Pacific coast in great combinations. We needed a lively, imaginative restaurant and found a great menu, great service, wonderfully creative combinations.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Seriously fresh, delicious sushi. I got in quickly because I was alone, and sat at the counter, but there was a line at 11:45 when I arrived. Wonderful selection on the menu and daily specials. I skipped the soup and salad and went straight for the sushi. Hamachi toro, hamachi, Spanish mackerel, uni and tamago. I felt like I was... More

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Visalia, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Being Japanese-American, our family has been life-long sushi eaters. We have never thought Uni Sushi could be a like-able food until we discovered the high-quality at Sushi Ota! Amazing!! We enjoyed our Osusume, Chirashi, and Sushi combo. The cold green tea was very good - matcha-like as well as the green tea ice cream. We will definitely go back as... More

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our friend came to visit us and really wanted to try Sushi Ota while being here. We haven't tried it yet but have heard good things about it. We made reservations in advanced as everyone says that it's a must. We went on a Sunday and good thing we made reservations as they were pretty packed. Service was good and... More

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San Diego, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A local treasure. Fresh fish, top grade quality and authentic. Slid into a cancelation and lucked out! This is a small restaurant tucked into a shopping center off the beaten path near the freeway in Pacific Beach. If you cannot get a reservation, pull up the menu online and order for take-out. You will not be disappointed. Fresh catch listed... More

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Rotterdam, Niederlande
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Since my visit to Tokyo, it has been hard to find a sushi place that can reach the quality and freshness from the fish served at the restaurants on Tsukiji fishmarket. This place is definitely as good as the sushi in Tokyo! My mum had the lunch menu and I went for some sashimi, miso soup and california roll. The... More

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New York
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117 reviews 117 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There are many sushi restaurants all over. I know what is real and fresh. This restaurant serves real Japanese sushi. Very fresh and super good.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This our second visit to this great sushi restaurant. The sushi is delicious with great service. Make reservations way in advance! We tried last night (Sunday) early in the day and all they had left was 9:30 pm. As we walked in this evening, they were on the phone telling someone they were again full till 9:30. Great ambiance and... More

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