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Blue Ocean Japanese Restaurant

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9440 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22031-4032
+1 703-425-7555
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:15
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Sun 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:15
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent traditional Japanese food. We had teriyaki chicken and teriyaki salmon. The service was superb and it wasn't expensive at all. Absolutely recommend it.

Thank Miguel V
Fairfax, Virginia
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We tried this one for a quick lunch. Service was quick but noticed that they were confused most of the time. They bring orders from other table and they even gave me someone's check and credit card.... Hmmm, granted there were a lot of people but still, it made me think that either the servers were new or they are... More 

Thank Liza C
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2 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Would I comeback again? Of course yes, I would, the restaurant is small but really nice family ambient, the waiters very friendly, but the most important thing "THE FOOD" sooo delicious and authentic they have the most traditional Japanese dishes like, Takoyaki (octopus balls) and also okonomiyaki (savoury pancake) just an advice if you want to try the okonomiyaki you... More 

Thank WendyandJerber M
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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140 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

My family and I go here fairly often, as it's less than three miles from our house. We love the sushi, some of the best in the area, and other dishes (ocean box, chicken teriyaki) have been good too. The lunch specials are a real value. Service is friendly and helpful, if somewhat spotty at times.

Thank Doug S
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

According to the NHK Deputy Bureau Chief, this is his favorite Japanese restaurant in the DC area so I went to try it out. It did not disappoint. I ordered the deluxe sashimi and it was very fresh and hit the spot. The complimentary salad and miso soup were surprisingly good as well. Solid Japanese restaurant that is also very... More 

1 Thank James A
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the chicken teriyaki. I keep dreaming of that green tea icecream :) i gotta go back soon. ....

Thank Virgil D
Lexington Park, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The restaurant was smaller than I expected. I think there were about total 10 tables or a few more. I went there for dinner without reservation, and I was able to sit right away. There were some empty tables. The restaurant was not crowed at all. The food was ok. My family had Sushi, Udon, and Ramen. My only complain... More 

Thank Hojong Y
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I frequent the Trader Joes in this shopping complex but never paid attention to the little Japanese restaurant tucked away next to it. Yelp gives it average ratings, so I was never interested in trying it over my go-to Sushi Yoshi. What changed my mind was my boyfriend, who is Japanese and told me that his family goes every week... More 

1 Thank Aloisiks
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This small place is a great find. The service is very good and the food is easily on par with that at ritzier establishments. It doesn't have a fine dining feel to it I should say, but unless that is your main aim it is a great choice. We had their amazingly priced lunch specials which come with a good... More 

1 Thank Joseph K
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Friendly, good service, and very fresh seafood. Owned and run by Japanese you can taste the difference. The menu is extensive and always a good value, especially at lunch.

Thank frankw561

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9440 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22031-4032
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-425-7555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?