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1153 Rt 3 N, Gambrills, MD 21054
+1 410-721-7338
03:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
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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Annapolis, Maryland
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44 reviews
32 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
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank SamirChantre
Crofton, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 4 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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Odenton, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

My family and I have been going to Otani for 5 or 6 years. It quickly became our favorite and is now what we compare every sushi experience to no matter what state we are in. We have not found another sushi restaurant that comes close to Otani's service, selection, freshness or cleanliness. Their menu selections are very vast. We... More 

Thank LauriC C
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

We've eaten here a couple times. The standard stir fry dishes are great as is the gyoza. The sushi seems to be going a little downhill. The Philly roll is always delicious but the special rolls are a little heavy on the sauce.

Thank Lauren S
Gambrills, MD
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Outstanding in every way. Have eaten here a dozen times. Sure, it costs a little more. But good sushi restaurants do. Serves only the freshest fish. Staff is extremely eager to please. Powerful, delicious cocktails. Speedy service, for a sushi restaurant. Fantastic atmosphere. My favorite special rolls: the Spicy Santa Roll, the Playboy Roll (it involves fire at tableside and... More 

Thank sir_flea
Pasadena, Maryland, United States
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

WOW, completely in love with this place! Only our first time, so after another it will be sealed in stone. Soups were amazing, Tom Yum was the best we've had in Maryland. Teriyaki was top notch and the fish for the sushi was fresh and they had varieties we have not ever seen around here! Habachi food was far better... More 

Thank Hal G
Crofton, Maryland
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been a fan of Otani's since they first opened about 5 years ago or so. They are located in a small strip mall but easily have the best sushi and sashimi in the area....to include the big expensive places in DC and Baltimore. We have spent some time in Japan and this rivals some of... More 

Thank SGrundmeier

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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?