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The Oceanaire Seafood Room

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400 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980 (4th Street)
+1 619-858-2277
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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San Diego, California
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow, what a great meal! My wife and I took our son and wife to dinner along with their three month old. The restaurant is very attractively decorated with an oyster bar in the front. The night we were there, a Sunday, it was also raining and consequently there were not a lot of customers but this did not dampen... More 

Thank Rodney A
Fresno, California
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant came highly recommended, so a group of over 15 of us decided to go. It was amazing. The staff were welcoming and patient with a group of people all having different levels of knowledge of the menu, etc. The food was all mouth melting and delicious. Amazing! Our staff person also worked with dividing checks and taking all... More 

Thank gish0503
Auckland, New Zealand
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227 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything except the oysters were incredible, as in, incredible. Coming from NZ, my standard for oysters is hard to reach. But the rest- king crabs, lobsters, jumbo scallops, ahi tuna, halibut were divine.

Thank TonyFNewZealand
Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food here is delicious in my opinion. I had Lobster which was stunning. Expensive to say the least, but well worth it. You only need two sides for 4 people and the desserts for one easily serve two and the deserts for 2 (Baked Alaska) easily serves 4. Just go, don't price it up, just know it will be a... More 

Thank AnitaJ193
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This restaurant has fantastic service from beginning to end. The menu is fairly large & has many options for variations on most dishes. They encourage requests. The chef/s have some very interesting twists on dishes & are very creative with the recipes. It is a bit pricey, but if you choose carefully, it is well worth it.

Thank Tom V
Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The service was good with our exceptionally chipper waitress but the actual seafood was not the best. I had ordered shrimp scampi and the sauce was excellent but the actual shrimp was very tough. My companion enjoyed his dinner but he also thought my shrimp was tough when he tried my dish. Atmosphere was very romantic but we did have... More 

Thank ElDiabla23
La Habra, California
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Had dinner reservations at 6:30. We were seated promptly, and provided with a booth as requested. The restaurant has a nice ambiance with a ceiling lit by blue lights. Service was attentive with a nice explanation of their menu. The New England clam chowder bowl was very generous and very good. However, the entrees were less impressive. We ordered the... More 

Thank Brad L
Storrs, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This is certainly one of the better restaurants in the Gaslamp area. My wife and I were looking for a seafood dinner and could not have made a better choice. Not only was the food excellent the service, specifically Daniel, was top shelf and well versed in all the menu options. Their menu is developed daily which means everything is... More 

Thank Jeff G
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

How can you not love a place that serves excellent seafood & the King Crab legs were spectacular!!! Located in the Gas Lamp District of San Diego, we were very impressed & will definitely go back to The Oceanaire Seafood Room on our next trip to San Diego!

Thank BHOregon
Eagle, Idaho
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome place for celebrations. Excellent dinner menu with varied choices. Food will not disappoint. Special menu printed with my name for special day. Thank goodness no dancing or singing happy birthday by staff. This place is class with servers beyond helpful. Want to go back to try more options on menus. A light meal or heavy meal but options can... More 

Thank eagle202015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980
    (4th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-858-2277

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