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5049 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3009
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Food, service, people: 5 stars! Even if I wasn't a sushi fan, I loved them a lot! Good local beer too! Low price, big portion, perfect fit. Neer of the beach on a nice casual street.

Thank Guillaume H
Sedona, Arizona
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

I do not do sushi, but my son and daughter-in-law do, so we went there one evening for dinner. All the sushi rolls that came out of the kitchen looked fabulous! Not a big restaurant, but very friendly. Since they were packed the night we were there, our dinners took longer than I would have liked, but everything we ordered... More 

Thank jpad108
San Diego, California
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

Been going here for over 11 yrs. Great local hidden gem. family owned and always fresh local fish. Have a seat at the sushi bar and dive in!

Thank GaleForce01
New Braunfels, Texas
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Great OB sushi rolls. Dive atmosphere - cool place. Super friendly staff.. A block from the OB pier. Chill place for rock'n sushi.

Thank RBelsjoe
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

A day after having some just so-so experiences with OB cuisine, a co-worker announced we would be going back to OB for dinner and I cringed. Oh, joy! I am pleased to say that I was pleasantly surprised. When the door closed behind us, the din of Newport Avenue disappeared and a proper Japanese sushi bar appeared. Decor is just... More 

Thank Brian S
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Sapporo is my favorite San Diego Japanese Restaurant. The owner is always friendly. The food is always good and modestly priced. It's a charming place just steps to the beach. Most recently i had my favorite, chicken teriyaki and mixed tempura. I like the fact that there are both sushi and non sushi options. There is also a full bar... More 

1 Thank JustinBrent
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

The sushi was fabulous, seriously. And I didn't think t was overly expensive. Do you really want cheap sushi?? Think about it. Regardless, it was very reasonably priced, very fresh, and awesomely tasty. We had salmon and tuna and a bunch of rolls. The OB roll and the carribean roll were standouts, but everything was good. On top of that... More 

Thank Tony P
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

This place had the best sushi i ever tasted. Fresh salmon and tuna. And the staff are very nice. The interior of the place was nice and welcoming. It looks better on the inside than i thougt. Don´t miss the soup!

Thank Daniel L
Budapest, Hungary
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

There are many great things about this place its close to the beach great beer on tap and the game is always playing in the background. They know spicy food so trust them when they say something is hot and even if it's not on the menu if you can think the chefs can make it awesome with a capital... More 

Thank marcdizzle
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Check out "Happy Hours"! We visit this place because it was across from the OB hotel and did not have any wild people inside . It was awesome people works there and gave us wonderful experience! The BEST restaurant in OB area !

Thank RIE N

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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 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5049 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Ocean Beach
  • Neighborhood: Ocean Beach
  • Phone Number: 619-222-6686

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