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Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi Bar

2958 Madison St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2359
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“summer roll” (5 reviews)
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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 6 days ago via mobile

The food was so good and different! The service was excellent and they are a fun group! Made it absolutely delightful!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank margilib
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was recommended to us by several people in town. The seafood was very fresh and delicious. I had the poke, in which I am very picky about, but it was definitely up to my standards for poke. My husband had oysters and the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 256KatyL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sushi meats are fresh and tasty; but we were disappointed with most our rolls and no edamame offered to start the meal. The few standouts were the tango mango and dynamite rolls. The rainbow spider roll had very little soft-shell crab. At the bottom were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hey888
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Love the food here, it's always been very good. Try the Screaming Yellow Tail, Hot Stone, and Summer Roll(no rice!). Overall fun, for family, or dates, or any occasion. The service is just ok, but their prices are reasonable.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mario R
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Place is quite good with sushi kicked up a notch and a overall fun menu. Solid little beer and wine list for a Carlsbad sushi joint. A wee noisy. Servers can fail to understand the need for a beverage withing the first 10 minutes of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cliff C
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We've been to this Japanese style restaurant a few times and have enjoyed it. This most recent visit was a little different. We stood at the host station for fully 5 minutes until someone deigned to greet us. The only table on offer was a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 0591TimS
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We are local to Carlsbad and never came across this gem of a sushi/Japanese restaurant. The food was excellent, the service fantastic and most importantly, the sushi chef authentic. We will definitely be back! Carlsbad is somewhat of a desert for excellent food, so this...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank followingjames
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Yearning for seafood we stopped in with family for dinner. From shrimp, scallops, and mahi-mahi we had it all. Sides were slaw, scalloped potatoe, mixed vegetables, spinach, and chips. To begin we had some very tasty bread. The only down side was it was a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sandyandskip
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Beautiful Japanese food. Presentation of food and restaurant was gorgeous. It was a lovely start to our first night in Carlsbad. The food was delicious and the quality of the food was outstanding. We will visit again.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Pedro_Collins68
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Stopped by here for dinner (were too lazy to drive to San Diego)... and didn't regret it at all. The place had a nice vibe, minimalistic, but sharp decor, and pleasant, quiet music on the background. We didn't want wait and sat at the bar....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank edge46
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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
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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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