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4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-4920 (Pacific Beach)
858-270-5670
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Ranked #5 of 4,100 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $100
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
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Sushi Ota is one of the best Sushi Restaurants I have eaten at in San Diego, but I cannot give it an excellent review. A dining experience should be just that, an experience. No matter how good the food might be, one should not have to rush through their meal. Having been there multiple times over the years, being told... More 

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San Diego, CA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The busiest restaurant in San Diego, is also the BEST sushi you will find in San Diego. I have eaten sushi all over Japan - even at the Fish Market. Sushi would be considered Excellent sushi by Japanese standards - which is why you see so many Japanese visitors there. Expect to pay $100 per person if you are a... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you want the real deal, Sushi Ota is the place for you.. As well as having a fresh sushi/sashima counter with incredible Sushi Chefs, the other dining area offers authentic Japanese cusine. A must to try the "Uni"! An incredible place in an odd location so dont be thrown off..

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Hampton, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

No doubt about it; Sushi Ota is the best sushi in all of San Diego. Everything I tasted there - from the first bite of sushi to the last bit of Green Tea creme brulee was phenomenal. The location is totally nondescript and they don't have a view or anything. Get reservations though - it's ALWAYS packed. Will be going... More 

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Never had a bad meal here. Fish fresh, sashimi (especially salmon) is to die for. If you like Japanese food, you haven't had it till you've dined here!

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is one of the best sushi restaurants in USA. Locals and visitors love the sashimi and sushi. Definitely low key restaurant in a small strip mall off of Pacific Beach.

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Denver, Colorado
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217 reviews 217 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We started with the very good miso soup, a salad for my husband (large, fresh and tasty) and seaweed salad for me (delicately seasoned, excellent). The appetizer combo was a small portion but shareable, and nicely varied. We ordered a variety of nigiri and rolls. The fish was fresh and well-prepared every time. Their signature roll, a crispy salmon roll,... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at Sushi Ota 10 minutes before opening time and there was a line to get in! Service was prompt and polite even though they were busy. My sashimi bowl was delicious and great presentation; very delicious tuna belly! My only regret was no flying fish roe, it is one of my favorites.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

WOW! Fresh, creative and simply delicious... This is one of the best sushi restaurants we have been to. They have a nice variety of creative rolls, try the double double tuna or yellow tail, a must have. The eggplant and spicy tuna appetizers is awesome. No glitz simply downright deliciousness...

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Del Mar, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Sushi Ota is view as one of the best sushi restaurants in San Diego. It is very authentic but to me it smells like fish every time I walk in and it's not pleasant. The restaurant is small and located in a strip mall. The hostess is never very polite if you don't have a reservation. There is always a... More 

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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: Sushi, Japanese

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