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“One of the best!”
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cerritos, California
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“One of the best!”
Reviewed December 1, 2011

My husband & I went with another couple after reading reviews on this site. What a phenomenal experience! Loved the billboard with the daily specials as mentioned in a previous review. Our waiter, Nino, also brought it to our table and explained some of the fish we'd never heard of before. My husband and I ordered the sea bass-delicious, one friend ordered the scallops, and her husband ordered the special with escolar from Fiji. Every one of us kept raving about the service, the flavor of the food, & the romantic atmosphere. Dessert WAS a bit pricey, but also yummy. Yes, it's small, but certainly NOT cramped as another reviewer complained. There are interesting paintings on the walls which served for some interesting conversation starters. We also used a restaurants.com gift certificate which brought the price down to $73/couple, including tip. They've been in business for 17 yrs., with good reason. Check it out when you're in town.

  • Visited November 2011
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3 Thank carynsdad
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English first
Plainfield, Illinois
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117 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Nice Meal - Quiet Spot”
Reviewed October 13, 2011

This is a very small place located at the corner of a strip mall. There are only six tables inside and another six outside. Service was very friendly and efficient. The specials are listed on a white board outside by the door and I got a kick out of our server (I believe he is the manager or owner) carrying in the board to each table to show them the specials. I had the bouillabase and my wife had the scallops. We were both very pleased with our meals and topped them off with a nice lemon sorbet that we shared. The total cost, including tip was $72 but was brought down to $47 with a $25 restaurant.com certificate.

A nice meal and a nice change of pace from the touristy places. If you want something unassuming and quiet but still good seafood, this might be the spot for you.

  • Visited October 2011
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2 Thank bobbyb09
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Sparks, Nevada
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Who new you could get great seafood in the desert?”
Reviewed June 13, 2011

There were 6 of us in our party including two kids. They did not have a kids menu but made a special pasta plain with oil and cheese only and the kids were fans immediately. We had the calamari in one of the best gravy's I have ever tasted. We had prawns, slamon, scallops and every dish was fantastic. If you love seafood dont miss Oceans!

  • Visited June 2011
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1 Thank Abbeysmom1
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Palm Springs, California
1 review
“Not classy, OVERPRICED”
Reviewed May 30, 2011

My husband and I were looking for a romantic restaurant that served quality seafood on our visit to Palm Springs. After reading the reviews we deceided to try Oceans, how disappointing. The restaurant loacted in a strip mall, from the outside looks large and inviting, upon entering its a very small cramped space, with glass overlooking a TV monitor. The waiter was dressed in a T-shirt and jeans, how tacky.
The food was average, overpriced for the small portions of seafood and inexpensive items mashed potatoes to fill the plate and a few vegetables. We were not happy with our experience and will not return.

  • Visited April 2011
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Thank snorklegal
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely perfect for our tastes and expectations”
Reviewed May 9, 2011

Read many of the reviews after becoming aware of this restaurant in Cathedral City and
felt we had to eat here since it sounded perfect for what we wanted to eat the night we ate here, and were not disappointed in anyway.

Service, food taste and presentation of what we ordered (abalone picatta, sand dabs picatta and lobster), value and ambience were all considered excellent by all four of us.

We would definitely come back here to eat in our future visits to the Palm Springs area.

  • Visited May 2011
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1 Thank donnye62
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