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Wa Dining Okan

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3860 Convoy St Ste 110, San Diego, CA 92111-3748
+1 858-279-0941
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11:30 - 14:30
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San Diego, California
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640 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I like eating at OKAN add they have interesting selection of Japanese dishes. They are completely different from the formulaic Japanese restaurant sing the country as they focus on small family dishes. Everything is good. The best was the fried calamari legs

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Thank gzau
Bangkok
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584 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant offers original japanese lunch in set with special menu of the day : one that I ordered was" katsu (deep fried pork cutlet) serving in egg broth with rice and veggie sidedish" the restaurant was quite busy on the lunchtime but no need for advance reservation. Dinner is also great! But the space is limited do please make... More 

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San Diego, California
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72 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Great place for lunch. Not your typical America-based Japanese restaurant that just do rolls and sushi. They do more home-style dishes. Gets packed, so try to get in before the lunch or dinner rush.

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Thank duaneger
Chula Vista, California
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This place is a gem of a place. I was told this was Japanese comfort food and I not not being Japanese ancestry, I had no idea what it meant. I now know that it means delicious food. Although the portions may seem small by American standards, let me assure you that the food is very filling. My husband and... More 

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Thank Mamatita
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Tucked away in an unassuming strip mall in the Pacific Triangle area of San Diego, this place serves the real deal Japanese food. It is close to all the major freeways and worth the 20 minute drive from wherever you are staying. Serves delicious small plates that will please Japanese food novices and Japanese okans (moms).

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Thank 643MattG
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Hole in the wall but one of the best japanese restaurants in San Diego. The price is ~$25 per person, but no reservations meaning long waiting unless you go early or late.

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San Diego, California
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Small, Busy Japanese Restaurant, lots of variety, fresh food, attractively served, pleasant-friendly service. The counter has the best seats in the house. We will go back.

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Bangkok
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

It a tiny little place making very good Japanese lunch. The menu is very simple but they done it so well. Everything taste homemade not pre made. Miso fish, tofu, Squid salad were all excellent. If you know Japanese food and looking for something authentic, this is a good place to go.

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San Diego, California
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640 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

Okan is one of two restaurants belonging to the same owners. The other being Oton. I really like the food at OKan because they don't serve the usual standard Japanese dishes. They always have a selection of "japanese tapas" appertizers which changes. These are tasty and always interesting. I also like their normal menu especially their grilled riceball in soup.... More 

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san diego
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103 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

If you want home style Japanese food, this is the place to go in S.D. 80-90% customers are Japanese. You will not see teriyaki chicken or california roll, but freshly made food you see at home in Japan. I recommend to go for lunch. Please remember they only take cash during lunch hours. There are many Japanese restuarant on this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3860 Convoy St Ste 110, San Diego, CA 92111-3748
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-279-0941

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