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Sushi Ota

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Pacific Beach
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4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-4920
+1 858-270-5670
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Today
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 22:30
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here multiple times. It never disappoints. Good service. Everything I have tried have been excellent.

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Thank Tango23ca
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family's favorite restaurant on our recent visit to San Diego. Be sure to setup reservations a few days in advance because they are booked solid.

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Thank rccdent
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are sushi lovers! This place has the best quality and widest selection of sushi in the area. Costly but worth it if you're a connaisseur.

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Thank EC01
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with a Japanese friend. Get there early, there is usually a long wait line. Best to know what you want beforehand. Excellent dishes and wonderful presentation.

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Thank DrMung
california
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the most authentic sushi in San Diego. My brother takes his clients from Japan here for dinner.

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Thank Christina2262
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been here several times with my grandkids. They both have fun trying the different rolls and always look to see if there is a new one.

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Thank Sheila B
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sushi Ota is the real thing! People come from all over to experience the food here. A little pricier then others BUT it is worth it!

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Thank 2015tripper
San Diego, California
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's sushi and then there's Sushi Ota. All San Diego sushi connoisseurs know and love Sushi Ota. This amazingly unassuming little restaurant is a true gem and must visit when passing through San Diego. Just check out any credible national review and discover what so many sushi experts know first hand. For fear of never finding an empty seat (Sushi... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I'm a sushi aficionado so was anxious to try this place. Service was excellent. We were seated at a small 2 person table but after ordering a nice bottle of sake, some beer and quite a bit of sushi they moved us over to a more private 4 person table. The miso seabass appetizer was good but not great. The... More 

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San Jose, CA
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I had heard of Sushi Ota even before moving to San Diego from expats from Japan. Having had omakase before at different top tier Japanese restaurants, Sushi Ota is right up there with the best. My husband booked sushi counter space for us and requested the owner, Mr. Ota. He explained each dish and how they were prepared and whether... 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
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 100
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?