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Sushi Ota

4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-4920
+1 858-270-5670
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (76 reviews)
“omakase” (30 reviews)
“diego roll” (13 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-4920
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You will find the food here quite good, but be prepared for serious attitudes ... real downer staff. Counter service is professional & care about customers. Don't expect that at a table!

Thank Adventurer2day
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Sushi Ota three times and have had consistent experiences each time. The freshness of the fish, the taste and quality of the rice, the service and the helpfulness of the service staff all make me keep coming back in spite of the...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is a bit small and crowded and reservations are required but the sushi was authentic and excellent. We ordered the chefs plate which came with an array of options - I particularly loved the unagi, uni and the salmon belly. Would highly recommend

Thank Ramdas P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to live within walking distance of Sushi Ota. Moved about a year ago so I recently returned. Still great. Always a warm and cordial greeting at the door. Squeezed into the last seat at the bar. Even on quiet nights, the bar is...More

Thank Dennis R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there a few years ago, actually, but that wasn't a choice here. We went with a Japanese couple, so were able to sit at the Sushi bar and experience Chef Ota Omakase. "Omakase" is short for "omakase shimasu", which means roughly, "I trust...More

Thank Dori M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is always very fresh and is prepared by real Japanese Sushi chefs. The service is very prompt. My only complaint is that they always ask if we can be finished by a certain time, which makes me feel a little rushed.

Thank Sylvia G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to work for a tuna company and everytime our buyers from all over the world came to San Diego, this was the only restaurant we went to. They are the best!!!

Thank Renee_AAR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is simply the best and freshest sushi you will find in San Diego. I just got back from Japan, and this is the same quality as the best in Tokyo. Order the Omakase to get a taste of their best.

Thank PHMC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like good sushi and sashimi, then this is the spot for you. While parking is a challenge (even after you find Sushi Ota), it is worth jogging for a parking space and then waiting to find a spot to sit. I have traveled...More

Thank SOCALGourmet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As good as it gets. I have eaten Sushi from Tokyo to Amsterdam and Peru to New York and there is none better. Mr Ota and his crew offer the best sushi there is.

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Rafael P
27 February 2017|
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Response from Christina2262 | Reviewed this property |
No it is a la carte
Jennifer Z
22 November 2016|
Response from Patrick5451966 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are
epilef a
6 September 2016|
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Response from ashish r | Reviewed this property |
A la carte
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-4920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-270-5670
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