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Sushi Ota

Certificate of Excellence
Pacific Beach
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4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-4920
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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San Diego, California
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505 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had lunch at Sushi Ota. Surprisingly there were tables free as they are usually packed. I think its because of their high prices. The food is great and I enjoyed my unagi bowl and some sushi. However I am thinking to find an alternative that is not so expensive.

Thank gzau
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a chef and very seldom review other restaurants online. We tried to get in for a late dinner on our first night visiting San Diego on vacation and found ourselves out of luck because the restaurant was so busy even though it was a Sunday night. We made reservations for Monday yet had to wait 15 minutes when... More 

Thank Leone P
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was fantastic. Food was delicious. Get the tuna bluefin, crunchy salmon roll, protein roll. They even brought out a delicious cherry ice cream for my buddy, Brant's Birthday.

Thank Paddy T
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can tell a Japanese restaurant is good by 2 small details - high volume/turnaround so the fish is always fresh, and a Japanese staff, which is getting very rare nowadays in sushi restaurants. Sushi Ota has both. Even it's simpler dish exalts excellence. Basically, anything you order will be brought with perfection. Just don't get to excited as the... More 

Thank Antonio Marcio C
Miami, Florida
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best sushi places I've visited. When reading reviews of sushi restaurants on the quality of "rolls" as some have tried to do for this establishment, keep in mind that is the equivalent of judging the quality of wine based on what that wine tastes like in sangria. The sushi and fish here is top notch.

Thank Steve L
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first time back in years. We got there right at 530 as we had no reservation and they fit us in. My daughter had the tasty chicken teriyaki and I had the sushi - including the off the menu Double double tuna that is beyond heaven. Clean, perfect service, best sushi in San Diego and probably So Cal. Make... More 

Thank Patti629
Athens, Ohio
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This was a fabulous dining experience, so much so that although I tried my damndest to remember what we ordered, I was in a food coma once the miso soup arrived in step with the edamame and the Kirin. Maybe the sunburn from a day spent at the 29th street Del Mar beach expanse contributed a little to the coma... More 

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Meridian, Mississippi
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

It was all I wanted it to be. The Wagu terriayki beef is to be savored. The sushi is fresh and well done. It is tucked away from the street and the staff is very attentive.

Thank wulfe97
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Very average sushis, especially the rolls! We ordered Chef's platter and 4 different types of rolls. The quality was just very average by global standards - was very disappointed. We ordered fried rice too because sushis were disappointing - same result! Will recommend to avoid this place!

Thank ashish r
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220 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Every time we go to San Diego we go to always go to the same Sushi restaurant. We are creatures of habit. This time around we decided to try Sushi Ota. We made reservations for 7:30 on a Friday night. When we arrived the restaurant was packed and our table waiting was waiting for us. Our waitress Michiyo introduced herself.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $100
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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

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