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Ooka Japanese Restaurant

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3525 Riverside Plaza Dr, Riverside, CA 92506-2703
(951) 779-0099
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Closed now
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Sun 1:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Agana, Guam
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Love this restaurant. The quality is very good. We like to go with 4 to 6 people and order appetizers and sushi at a table or booth where we can sip sake and talk easily. Try the Hamachi sashimi, baked mussels and Central Avenue roll.

Thank lkcguam
Riverside, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I like sushi, hubby doesn't. Wide range of food options. Took the grandson there once and he got steak! Reasonably priced for the type and quality of the food. We sit on the opposite side of the hibachi grill where it's quiet. Can't come up with any negatives at all.

Thank Penny A
Riverside, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Really good food with chefs preparing in front of you. Like coming here. What's nice is that you can have your choice of hibachi grill, or sushi...

Thank ptspencer
Moreno Valley, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Just had the MOST HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE at Ooka Sushi Restaurant in Riverside!!! I went alone for lunch since I was in between dr's appts. I wanted hibachi. I tell the server who takes my order that I wanted garlic fried rice, she tells me to tell the cook that when he comes, I said ok. The cook comes, I tell... More 

Thank sandiegogirl22
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Clean, fresh and at a good price. Yes you can find a great sushi place in Riverside. Try the dragon roll, extra spicy.

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

I've been here several times and so far the best I've had is the bento box lunch. So filling and priced just right! There's not much more I can say except bring your appetite. The food is always fresh. They have a sushi bar and hibachi also. Lunch is still the best to me!

Thank Jennifer S
Palm Springs, California
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127 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We went for lunch hour and were really surprised at the quality of the food, the service and the prices. This was our first visit. For $11.00 I got the chicken teriyaki. It came with soup, small salad, rice, gnozi, sweet potato. The chicken was so tender-wonderful. My husband got a shitaki mushroom roll and udon soup that was wonderful.... More 

Thank SleeplessInManhatten
Beijing, China
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1,208 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 586 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a fun little restaurant that entertains.. If you are shy and reserved sit in a back table but if you want to catch a shrimp with your mouth out of the air and don' mind looking foolish when you miss, sit front side. The portions are huge which I always look for, hahaha! Besides the portions being huge,... More 

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Riverside, California
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

OK, I'm not sure, having never been to Japan, what "authentic" Japanese might be, but it's probably not this. (Based on my wife's food network viewing habits... ;) But it is good eats. We sat on the Hibachi side of the restaurant - had the fillet & lobster, some sushi. It's a nice "show" - and you can talk to... More 

Thank Paul B
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Great food but a little pricey. My favorite is the tapan cooking. On the down side the wait staff are not friendly at all. But the guys at the sushi bar and the cooks are ok. The tapan cooking is less a show and more a job. Like I said- the food is good but if you want more atmosphere,... More 

Thank Natasha K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
1:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3525 Riverside Plaza Dr, Riverside, CA 92506-2703
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: (951) 779-0099

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?