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Blue Ocean Japanese Restaurant

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9440 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22031-4032
+1 703-425-7555
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:15
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

According to the NHK Deputy Bureau Chief, this is his favorite Japanese restaurant in the DC area so I went to try it out. It did not disappoint. I ordered the deluxe sashimi and it was very fresh and hit the spot. The complimentary salad and miso soup were surprisingly good as well. Solid Japanese restaurant that is also very... More 

Thank James A
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the chicken teriyaki. I keep dreaming of that green tea icecream :) i gotta go back soon. ....

Thank Virgil D
Lexington Park, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The restaurant was smaller than I expected. I think there were about total 10 tables or a few more. I went there for dinner without reservation, and I was able to sit right away. There were some empty tables. The restaurant was not crowed at all. The food was ok. My family had Sushi, Udon, and Ramen. My only complain... More 

Thank Hojong Y
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I frequent the Trader Joes in this shopping complex but never paid attention to the little Japanese restaurant tucked away next to it. Yelp gives it average ratings, so I was never interested in trying it over my go-to Sushi Yoshi. What changed my mind was my boyfriend, who is Japanese and told me that his family goes every week... More 

Thank Aloisiks
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This small place is a great find. The service is very good and the food is easily on par with that at ritzier establishments. It doesn't have a fine dining feel to it I should say, but unless that is your main aim it is a great choice. We had their amazingly priced lunch specials which come with a good... More 

Thank Joseph K
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Friendly, good service, and very fresh seafood. Owned and run by Japanese you can taste the difference. The menu is extensive and always a good value, especially at lunch.

Thank frankw561
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

My experience here is very good, the restaurant i s clean, sashimi don't smell fishy like other sushi places. Services are excellent. Great teriyaki too. but Little pricy

Thank Tannertan
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We have depended on Blue Ocean for years because of inconsistency at Sushi Taro (a Blue Ocean spin-off) and Tachibana. After last night's dinner, we won't rely on Blue Ocean any more, for these reasons: 1. One of us ordered teriyaki salmon and got French fries (instead of the conventional daikonroshi or spinach) on the side. American junk food at... More 

Thank Moke16
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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127 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

We love sushi. This is the best we've found in Northern Virginia. The sushi chefs are Japanese and know what they're doing. Other dishes are good, too -- tempura and Teriyaki, among others, and the chirashi, which technically is a form of sushi. Service can be a bit spotty but is usually OK and always friendly. Lunch specials are good... More 

Thank Doug S
Annandale, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We go to Blue Ocean quite regularly, and have never been disappointed. The sushi is delicious, as are the dishes on the menu. We have tried many sushi places, and always come back to Blue Ocean as the best. We have also had the pleasure of enjoying kaiseki, a traditional Japanese multi-course dinner. (You must order kaiseki one week in... More 

Thank Tracy L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9440 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22031-4032
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-425-7555

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