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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
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 22:30
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ordered the chef nigiri (12 pcs). I was impressed by the delicate sushi. Must try if you have chance.

Thank Irene H
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here late one evening with a small group. We ordered several of the regular menu items as well as some of the nightly specials. All were Delicious. The service was spot on too. Their tuna sashimi was AMAZING. Highly recommend it!

Thank Beccall13
Chino Hills, California
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54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on on a Saturday night after reading the yelp reviews. First thing we were asked is if we had reservations. We didnt. They suggested we wait 10 mins to see if any cancellations. Got lucky and got a table not long afterwards. We both ordered the $30 sushi set menu along with a calamari salad and two salmon... More 

Thank Thomas E
San Diego
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome, fresh and out of this world! A little pricey, so be prepared. Quality is top notch, so you get what you pay for. Great service and nice atmosphere.

Thank terry m
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a bit on the pricey side, so don't expect any great bargains, but the food is terrific and worth the splurge from time to time. Everything is excellent, especially the sushi and sashimi, and although I am not generally a big fan of the sushi rolls, they are very good here. I get to San Diego a few... More 

Thank Doug L
Miami, Florida
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best Japanese food in town If you like Japanese food , this is the place. Toro, and different types of fishes Roll is very good but , if you like end understand Toro is the best!!! The service is very good , the price is ok x quality It is a REAL Japanese food 🍣

Thank leon c
San Diego, California
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hubby and I go to Ota to celebrate because it is awesome delicious. We consider ourselves well versed in sushi and find the quality of the fish to be superbe. We've liked the specials on the board and had some really creative, beautiful and delicious dishes. It's a busy place so make a reservation, even mid-week. Fun to go... More 

Thank SandraLikesToTravel
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reservations mandatory! Sushi is my favorite food on the planet and I have traveled the world over feeding my addiction. This restaurant is in my top 3 worldwide for quality, variety, and service! It is not for the budget conscious but most things in life aren't. I could speak for days but I will let their chefs and product speak... More 

Thank Gary L
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: phenomenal sushi, fresh. Cons: neighborhood leaves much to be desired. Assume for a second that Nobu (NYC) is a gold standard for sushi, then Sushi Ota can match it. To be honest, I've had the strangest experience with strip mall sushi, meaning that the best sushi I've had has been in places no one expects. Sushi ota is the... More 

1 Thank Matthew P
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we are in the mood to splurge for great sushi Sushi Ota is our go-to place. Don't just try to drop in though, this place is very popular and usually requires a reservation. Worth the effort!

Thank Chipsta2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 100
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?