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1153 Rt 3 N, Gambrills, MD 21054
+1 410-721-7338
03:00 - 22:00
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Sun 03:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Otani has very fresh sashimi and amazing specialty rolls. We have visited Otani which can have a wait with no reservation, because of it being extremely popular...but beat the wait by taking it home. Our 2.5 year old, and my wife, love the Teriyaki Chicken since they are not sushi/sashimi eaters. Portions are plentiful, food is just as fresh and... More 

Thank TMO614
Columbia, Maryland
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice dinner. We had four sushi rolls, all were very good. Service was nice, did not feel rushed even though there were people waiting to be seated.

Thank Marty R
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Finished up yoga and was looking for a good place close by to eat lunch. We've driven by Otani a few times and have been wanting to try it out. Glad we did. The interior is very clean with an upscale atmosphere. We felt a little underdressed but, the staff did not tuck us away in a corner yet seated... More 

Ellicott City
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The best. Everything is great. You won't be disappointed. I especially love the Hibachi filet Mignon and Chicken and the spring rolls.

Thank Jo S
Crofton, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a hidden gem! I've been going since they opened, never had a sushi roll I didn't like. The food is fresh, the service is great it's always a pleasure!! Order the Call From The Sea, it's not on the menu but they will still make it!!

Thank Njanezicki
Annapolis, Maryland
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We live close by and this is a great place for sushi and the service is always great! Some of the freshest sushi I've had and they always have a great selection.

Thank GrandPaWalking
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Went there with a couple of friends and I ordered 5 salmon sashimi and an avocado salad. Everything was really good and I was happy they were able to make my salmon sashimi seared even though it wasn't in the menu, so the service was also good. Down side in my opinion was the price... a little bit too high.

1 Thank SamirChantre
Crofton, Maryland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to try a new place for lunch and decided to try Otani and we loved it. We had the Crispy Calamari and it was just that, crispy but also most and the dipping sauce sweet, with a hint of sour and spice. I had the Hibachi combination and my husband had the sushi and sashimi... More 

Thank Francisca F
Severn, Maryland
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is the best Japanese restaurants in Crofton easily! (and there are a bunch of them from bento type lunches to faux Japanese restaurants that are on the Panda Express level of faux Japanese "food". It is real, honest, flavorful Japanese food prepared the correct way and with great service! Prices are reasonable for Japanese food and the atmosphere inside... More 

Thank CaptainJWcourt
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

When my nephew and his wife reminded me of their promise of a sushi dinner when next I visited Maryland, I was delighted to accept. I had seen their FB video post of a foil wrapped package held aloft over blue flames on a serving plate. Intriguing, yes. Love the unexpected aspects of sushi restaurant service. Who forgets Isobune in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
03:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1153 Rt 3 N, Gambrills, MD 21054
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gambrills
  • Phone Number: +1 410-721-7338
I would think of the area as Crofton, not Gambrills. Adjacent suburbs

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