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Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi Bar

2958 Madison St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2359
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (19 reviews)
“cod” (15 reviews)
“summer roll” (4 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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2958 Madison St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2359
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been several times to this restaurant. The quality and choice of food are excellent. From baby squid to cod and sashimi to California rolls. Everything is delicious. Book a table to be safe!

Thank Anton S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly tasty experience for family, business, solo or couples Blue Ocean gets you an ocean away from Japan style taste, flavor and freshness with a slight Cali fusion for non-traditionalists. My son graciously treated me to a birthday 🍣 dinner celebration at Blue Ocean...More

Thank RWhatley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would have given this restaurant a 5 but the noise level is like being at a concert and trying to talk to your friends- no way Jose! Go for the food and drinks, watch the sporting events on the TV and go elsewhere later on...More

Thank gloriaas19492468
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came on a Sunday evening and there was a wait to seat 3 of us at a table. The bar was VERY noisy, but the bartender was personable and while we waited 10 min. he gave us the story on a nearby restaurant that...More

Thank Bchgrl9
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Yellowtail melts in your mouth! This is one of the best sushi restaurants in the area and everything is superior quality.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Sushi chef "Hairy" Harry is a fantastic chef and a great guy with what sounds like a wonderful young daughter Charlotte and a knack for dishing up NY-level sushi in what you would expect to be a very provincial small town. If you are hard...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Clean environment, different sit down stools, tables and bar scene but enjyable no matter where you sit. The service is spot on. Friendly staff and full of good ideas and what to share on the menu. The Salmon & Tuna sashimi are to die for...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Food from the kitchen was amazing. Beer was ice cold. The sushi was amazing. The chef did a great job putting making a common sushi roll into something special. Our waitress Molica was very friendly and helpful with the menu. She made our visit go...More

Thank Erik Q
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Fresh fish, generous portions, and great service. Not one thing to be disappointed about at this restaurant with a variety of selections... traditional Japanese and Sushi in addition to the wonderful Robata choices which are a wonderful addition to the menu

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Went there for supper with family of 4 adults and one baby. The food quality was not bad but unimpressive, slightly above the average but the use of ingredients was a bit on the cheap side. For example the use of seaweed paper was less...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
15:15 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
15:15 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
15:15 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
15:15 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
15:15 - 00:00
01:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 15:00
15:15 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
15:15 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2958 Madison St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2359
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760-434-4959
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