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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
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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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  • 262
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  • 66
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
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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
Great Japanese restaurant

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Jaana K
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Kempele, Finland
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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363 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kempele, Finland
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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Sellersburg, Indiana
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111 reviews 111 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This place was a nice place very helpful staff sushi was large very tasty they also serve other food traditional Japanese menu very tasty and fast nice atmosphere convenient to lots of places downtown

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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

Had a nice lunch with my grandson. Lots of choices, fresh, fresh sushi, very good. Service was very efficient and friendly.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My boyfriend and I decided to dine at Sushi Ota during our vacation in San Diego after reading about it on Thrillist as one of the best sushi restaurants in America (http://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/the-21-best-sushi-spots-in-america). As other recent reviewers have mentioned, I highly recommend making reservations - I called to make one a few days in advance, and the only times they had... More 

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San Diego, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Local review-This is a favorite local spot and has phenomenal quality sushi. We had the green salad, seaweed salad, salmon sashimi, spicy tuna roll and salmon roll. Excellent service refilling our green tea and consistently checking on us. Go here. You will not be disappointed. Make a reservation!!

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Sushi Ota serves some of the best sushi to be had in San Diego . BUT it is always crowded, you HAVE TO HAVE RESERVATIONS TO GET IN. The place is cramped and therefore the service can be slow. I prefer theSushi bar but good luck to get there without explicit reservations and even there the seating is tight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very fresh sushi with lots of options. If you want to go on weekends, you'll wait a long time. It's not inexpensive.

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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: Doing business, Large groups, 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?