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Sushi Ota

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Pacific Beach
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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
Closed now
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Best Sushi Ever !

Very busy restaurant even at 9:30 on a Wednesday night but worth the wait ! Nice to see a busy fresh fish restaurant. Excellent Yellowtail Sushimi, Fresh Water Eel, and for the first time a California Roll made with Snow Crab instead of Krab. Service was very good and about eight sushi chefs were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Jerry M
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Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Very busy restaurant even at 9:30 on a Wednesday night but worth the wait ! Nice to see a busy fresh fish restaurant. Excellent Yellowtail Sushimi, Fresh Water Eel, and for the first time a California Roll made with Snow Crab instead of Krab. Service was very good and about eight sushi chefs were very busy! Don't miss this one... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I went here for dinner with my girl friend..... Service took forever. Food was fairly expensive which I don't mind paying for something. But I was expecting "Wow" factor and that certainly wasn't the case. Also we made a reservation.... and still had to wait. That's just annoying. And no one seemed to care or apologize for that inconvenience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Sushi is always one of my favorite. Where I came from, We have a lots of Japanese and sea foods restaurants. We, therefore, can tell a good restaurant from the experience. Ota is quite good; we went for lunch near 1 PM and it's still close to a full house. High customer turnover rate indicates the freshness of their seafoods.... More 

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Vilvoorde, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It's been too long since I've been here but took an extra day to make sure I could get here. We didn't order from the menu but allowed Ota San to prepare us what he wanted to serve us. The Uni is by far the best you will ever get anywhere. The same is valid for all his preparations. Love... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My ex-wife was Japanese and extremely selective when it came to Japanese food. After trying numerous " best sushi ever" establishment she was satisfied with this place. Her mom and dad (master sushi chef in Japan) gave it a thumbs up. Food is authentic, the chefs are Japanese and the staff makes you feel welcome. It is usually packed so... More 

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California
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I went here with my dad and sister. The outside may look shabby but the inside is really nice.What you pay for is what you get and thats a good thing cause its one the pricy side but the food is really delicious.They have really good sushi and green tea.The place is usually packed so be sure that if you... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I was very, very pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. I was in the mood for sushi (and it was my birthday) and after looking online I saw great things about this place. I made a reservation (it was packed for Friday night! Only had a 5:30 and a 7:30 spot) and once we arrived I was a bit disappointed. It... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Whether you prefer Japanese-style omakase or American-style rolls, this is THE place for sushi in San Diego! Sushi aficionados as well as neophytes will enjoy this experience. Chefs behind the bar are Japanese as is the wait staff servicing table seating.

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Timmins, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This place doesn't look like much from the outside, but they serve some of the best sushi we have ever eaten. Everything we had there was incredibly fresh, tasty and absolutely memorable. We will definitely be going back every time we are in San Diego. Make reservations, there is a lineup outside before the restaurant even opens. It is on... More 

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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I grew up in coastal areas so I know good sushi, and this place never disappoints! Amazing freshness, flavor, and presentation. The place is always packed even with reservations on weekends so I recommend takeout on those days. Family place yet nice enough for a date. Don't let its obscure location put you off. It is one of San Diego's... 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: 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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?