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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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Athens, Ohio
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank aniruhil
Meridian, Mississippi
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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199 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank akdeepdiver
Los Angeles, California
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265 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch since I was in route to Petco Park for a baseball game on a Thursday. Recommended by a relative who resides and works in San Diego. Parking in the front was full so I went around back where I located a spot. We were seated immediately in a booth and ordered the sushi and sashimi ala... More 

Thank Sandy K
Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They definitely have a high quality of meat selection. Everything was fresh & that comes with a price - I guess depending on oneself to decide

Thank Chrisr0ss
San Diego, California
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486 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sushi outta has one off the best sushi in San Diego. They are my go to place. However their prices have ginger up so it is kind of expensive nowadays. But if you want good sushi, you should go there. They have more parking in the back, but you cannot get there from the front parking lot

Thank gzau
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not 100% comfortable with sushi. I love tuna, but when I've tried other fish I've been disappointed. Until Ota. All the fishes were super fresh and delicious. It was amazing! I liked everything I tried. We had mackerel, salmon, shrimp, sea urchin, arctic char, hamachi...it was all awesome!

Thank Pickyeater1973
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the best traditional Japanese sushi restaurants in the country. Amazingly fresh, tasty sashimi pleasantly and expeditiously served. Always crowded, always great.

Thank stu f
Jewett City, Connecticut
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Sushi was very fresh. Service was great and fast but the need for reservations did not live up to the expectations. There was nothing unique about the rolls or environment. Glad we tried it because I would have wondered but wouldn't go back

Thank Shawnie0084

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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
Business meetings, 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?