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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 4,121 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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English first
Denver, Colorado, USA
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123 reviews 123 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

In a word: Wow. I've had some great sushi on the west coast and this rivals the best in San Francisco at Aka Sushi. You must make reservations well in advance (I made mine 2 months earlier). Do not be fooled by the strip mall and 7-Eleven adjacent to this wonderful shop - well-decorated and clean. Wait staff is efficient... More 

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San Diego, California
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187 reviews 187 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Sushi Ota is our favourite sushi place in San Diego and we went for lunch. It was surprisingly not that crowded at 11:30. The food is good as usual. Their Unagi don is one of the best in town and sushi is fresh.

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Long Beach, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I cannot imagine who exactly came up with the idea to limit a customers time at the table to 75 minutes or even worse who thought it was an good enough idea to actually put into practice?! Stop taking reservations because you suck at doing that too and make it first come, first served. You will have a waiting list... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I am a sushi fanatic- and the Omakase at Sushi Ota was the best I have ever had. The fish- amazing, fresh, great presentation. We sat at the sushi bar- which I recommend, and has the chef right in front of us. Was just awesome. Good sake selections. GO HERE!!

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Denton, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I was fortunate to grab a seat at the sushi bar. Great presentation, quality sushi, and talented chefs. I am a very picky sushi guy, so it has to be pretty extreme to get any review from me. Awesome place in Pacific Beach. Go hungry and ready to have a great meal.

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Temecula, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I would easily give this place a 5 rating based on the quality of their sushi...some of the best in San Diego. However, since it is so good, anywhere around the lunch or dinner hour, particularly for more than 2 people, you need a reservation. Their reservation system is TERRIBLE...worst of any restaurant I have ever experienced. Go for the... More 

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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101 reviews 101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My husband and I look forward to going to Sushi Ota whenever we are in San Diego (there are only 2 other sushi places in the US that I say that.) This time, the sushi did not quite measure up. It was still good, just not exceptional as it had been previously. We are just hoping it was an off... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

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
37 helpful votes 37 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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5 restaurant reviews
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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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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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