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Sushi Ota

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4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-4920
+1 858-270-5670
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Today
17:00 - 22:30
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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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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was where I had my FIRST sushi almost ten years ago, and I'd say that was a huge blessing and also a curse at the same time. If there were ever ANY place a person could have their first taste of sushi, Sushi Ota is probably, next to Japan, the best place to do so. However--the curse comes because... More 

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Thank Taylor G
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A colleague recommended this for sushi. Unfortunately, I did not plan well and was hard to get reservations for the same night. Instead, I called for pick up and took an uber from my hotel (Hilton San Diego Resort and spa). I was adventurous and tried the sea urchin, since it was also recommended. The history of Chef Ota says... More 

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Thank Joy S
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dined here many times, and is the most delicious sushi in San Diego! Very casual - difficult to get reservations, so make your plans weeks in advance and call. Very friendly and efficient staff who aim to please. Don't miss this place if you love sushi!

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Thank Gail M
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the best sushi in town. It's difficult to get a reservation, and there is no ambience, but the sushi is by far the best in town.

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Thank Yana B
San Diego, CA USA
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ota serves the freshest fish of the best quality. I have been enjoying his works of art for over 30 years. Just say "feed me'" and you will have a great meal.

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Thank Garyp29991
SueInSanDiego
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We' etried sushi all over San Diego and none beats Sushi Ota for flavor, freshness and presentation.

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1 Thank SueInSanDiego
San Diego, CA
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125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you know sushi, this is excellent. Nothing fancy here. Jeans/shorts fine. Or dress up. Doesnt matter. Food is the centerpiece. Make a reservation or expect a wait...a long one. I've also regularly ordered takeout - works great!

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Thank upintheairmom
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This little sushi bar is run by Chef Ota. He is a japanese master sushi chef. It is common to see japanese business people in there for lunch and dinner. He is known around the globe. If you can sit in front of him at the sushi bar, then it is a phenomenal experience but very hard to schedule.

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1 Thank isfdvm
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With an excelente cuisine and excellent service, where the hostess let you know in real time how long you will wait to the waiters that will recommend you the adequate food for your expectative and obviously the excellent or superb cuisine, even better than its brother restaurant at 6th Street.

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1 Thank Esco505
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent, fresh sushi. A bit hard to find, can get very crowded and parking is a challenge - - well worth the effort.

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1 Thank LaneySD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$100
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?