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Oka's Japanese Restaurant

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40250 Junction Drive, Oakhurst, CA 93644
559.642.4850
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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This is just a solid restaurant in a Yosemite gateway town. If it was in the middle of San Francisco I would say it is 'average' but considering they have to truck the sushi all the way up here I am always happy with the freshness of the fish. We had the rainbow roll, spicy tuna, edamame, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
pjdohert
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is just a solid restaurant in a Yosemite gateway town. If it was in the middle of San Francisco I would say it is 'average' but considering they have to truck the sushi all the way up here I am always happy with the freshness of the fish. We had the rainbow roll, spicy tuna, edamame, and chicken teriyaki... More 

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Fresno, California
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We've been going to Oka since before they moved into their new restaurant (18+ years). Back in the day my husband would walk in and they'd shout out in greeting, "Chicken Rice Bowl Boy!" That was part of it's charm, and it made us just shrug and laugh when we'd show up on a winter day only to find their... More 

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Oakhurst,CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The service was great....we had Amanda ...she is a very pleasant server, always right on task and smiling,...we like her. The food was hot and fresh and was good. Loved the sake and the company of my lovely wife. The value was fair too.

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Oakhurst, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Please, please, please Okas - quote ACTUAL wait times for to go orders. I am a local who patrons your restaurant regularly. But my one consistent frustration is the almost hour wait time for to go orders. Stop quoting 25 minutes please.

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Thank MM_Eichman
Coarsegold, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Oakhurst is a small mountain town where burgers and pizza rule, so ethnic food restaurants must cater to local preferences. Having said that, the ingredients are fresh and have eye appeal, are tasty if not particularly authentic. It's a good place to get a sushi fix if you can't go "up or down the hill" (Hiway 41).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Not a lot of sushi choices in the mountains. This would be average in the Bay Area but pretty darn good up here. I love the cucumber salad and the California roll. The sushi is good and the wasabi is very good. Service can be slow but relax and enjoy. It's a slower pace.

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Fresno, California
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

not what it used to be, but Alex who cooks at the teppan table is worth going there. his food is fresh and clean and always excellent. the rest of the menu is processed and only ok. the sushi is usually ok, but only that.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Oka's is a long way from an ocean. Consider that when ordering. The place was in a slump last year but has turned things around. My husband orders by the piece and has been happy. I always have the cucumber salad and California roll. I like both very much. The tea has a real sesame flavor that I like too.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I stopped here just by chance because I like Japanese food but I'm not sure what it was that I received. I ordered beef fried rice (Japanese?) and my girlfriend ordered a rice bowl. Mine was passable although the beef kind of tasted funny. My girlfriend's dish was chicken and vegetables in some kind of cream sauce (Japanese?, not!). I... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

It has become our annual routine to stay over night in Oakhurst on a Winter Sunday night on our way to Yosemite. Once again we had dinner at Oka's, and I think I need to lower the 4 rating I gave it in February 2013--even in the context of the relatively few dining choices in Oakhurst on a Winter Sunday... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40250 Junction Drive, Oakhurst, CA 93644
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakhurst
  • Phone Number: 559.642.4850

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

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