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Sushi Ota

4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-4920
+1 858-270-5670
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (72 reviews)
“omakase” (25 reviews)
“diego roll” (13 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-4920
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A what a great sushi place. I have to say one of the best sushi places I have been in a longtime. The minute you walk into Sushi Ota you are greeted with a nice welcome and smile. So after being seated are drink order...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read quite a few nice reviews about this sushi place so I decided to try it out while attending a conference last week. We went there on a Monday night and the restaurant was full. Good things that we called at 1pm to make...More

Thank Baylane61
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten sushi all over the world and no doubt that San Diego has some of the finest. Sushi Ota is well deserved of it's ranking and I have nothing to criticize on the quality of the fish (yum!) or the service (beautiful platings and...More

Thank SallyAnn W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In back of a 7-11, with good parking in the back. Easy to get to off the I-5 fwy at Balboa exit. Very authentic with a friendly, family staff. The special rolls are amazing, especially the Dragon Roll and Jalapeño Roll.

Thank slaughtjim
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best sushi in San Diego! You can't miss... Every single dish we order it was delicious! Specially the salmon belly! It's also crowded, so make a reservation before you go, otherwise you might no get a table.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was pleasantly surprised by the interior and blown away by the food. As good as what I've had in Japan.

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was the finest I have ever had. The atmosphere is great and the price of the food is mid-range.

Thank R7115PFgeorger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten Mr. Ota's sushi since he was a chef at other sushi bars. He now has his own place, hence, Sushi Ota. There is a noticeable difference in Ota's such and other establishments. They even take reservations for the sushi bar.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I a am not much of a sushi fan, but the quality of product at this restaurant seems superb. The sushi bar is always packed and at least four or more sushi chefs in attendance. The items on the main menu are relatively small portions...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super fresh fish - the prawns were still moving! We sat at the sushi bar and the chefs were super chatty and cheery. Nice beers too. If you're a fan of sushi you have to eat here!!

1  Thank Kavick
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Rafael P
28 February 2017|
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Response from Christina2262 | Reviewed this property |
No it is a la carte
Jennifer Z
23 November 2016|
Response from Patrick5451966 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are
epilef a
6 September 2016|
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A la carte
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, 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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