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“our favorite sushi in SD”
Review of Sushi Ota

Sushi Ota
Ranked #5 of 4,961 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $100
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
Reviewed March 18, 2013

we've been here a number of times, it is our favorite sushi restaurant in town. never disappointed with anything on the menu, and service is reasonably good even when the place is full, as it often is.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Went for early lunch since I read everywhere that it gets very crowded. Got there as soon as they opened and we were able to sit at the bar. Sushi was fresh and tasty, well prepared by the friendly sushi chef. They are located in a small strip mall but are definitely worth seeking out. The place filled up quickly but service remained quick and efficient.

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Thank linglingma
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Terrific food will always draw a crowd even if it's a little pricey. At least that was the case when I visited Sushi Ota in December. I didn't want to wait 30 minutes for a table so I decided to take out. Service was fast and friendly. I will definitely go back, hopefully sometime when it's not quite as busy, and even then I will make a reservation.

TIP: Sushi Ota is in a small strip mall located on the corner of Mission Bay Blvd and Bunker Hill St. Parking can be difficult in the very small lot serving a number of businesses. You can park behind the building--enter off of Bunker Hill St. There's a stairway from the parking lot up to the restaurant.

Thank T_the_TA
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

This is the best sushi that I had ever had in the US.
The closest in quality of what they have in Japan!

Not the americanized whatever rolls, wraps etc.
So, if you want to try REAL, authentic sushi, this is the place you want to be.
However, please keep in mind that authenticity comes with a long wait and a huge bill.
Think of it this way, it is much cheaper to come here than fly to Japan.

So, if you want to eat sushi that you are familiar with, the spicy rolls, etc. don't waste your time and money here.

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Thank Chia2005
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Our go-to for sushi here in San Diego. Reservations are a MUST and the hassle of thinking ahead is completely worth it. Ota provides the best, authentic sushi experience we've encountered in San Diego. Always fresh, with excellent quality, and new specials each time to enjoy with our tried-and-true favorites. Yes, the location is a bit odd, but the hustle of the sushi chefs and lovely Japanese staff make you forget you're next to a 7-11. We've been coming here for 5+ years and have never left disappointed.

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Thank SDHapahaole
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