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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%
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“sashimi” (20 reviews)
“cod” (16 reviews)
“summer roll” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2958 Madison St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2359
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank Pedro_Collins68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank edge46
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Big portions and very friendly service. Casual atmosphere. Black rice and fresh crab options though I’ve decided I like white rice with my sushi.

Thank Nryan2008
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here for our anniversary and it was perfect! Excellent fresh sushi, good service and a nice atmosphere.

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Overall this was a very enjoyable visit. The atmosphere was very modern and bright. The food was very nicely plated and our waitress was very attentive. We didn't have to wait long for our food either - which was nice. This is not a place...More

Thank The_Sharks88
Reviewed 6 August 2018

First time in Carlsbad - my hotel recommended for fabulous sushi and it did not disappoint! (and I live in Vancouver Canada where we have excellent sushi to compare to). I was alone and sat at the sushi bar - talked with Harry and Danny...More

1  Thank Travelgal992014
Reviewed 12 July 2018 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 9 July 2018 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 19 June 2018

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 12 June 2018

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
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
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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