Ocean Room
Ocean Room

Ocean Room

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oceanroomsandiego.com/
  • Phone: (619) 501-6550
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Ocean Room’s semi-private room may be booked for groups of up to 25 guests. Please inquire for minimums & to receive our pre-set menu options.
  • Private Party Contact: Cara Thomson 6195317464x
  • Entertainment: Daily Happy Hour on the patio from 4 to 6pm and till 7pm at the bar! $6 martinis, $4 house wine, $3 draft beer plus our fresh menu options! 1/2 off Select Sushi, $4 Spring Rolls or Salmon Cakes, $5 Popcorn Shrimp or Chicken Pot Stickers, $6 Crispy Calamari, $2 Edamame, Oyster Shooters with Spicy Ponzu-tomato or Fresh Shucked Oysters only $1.50/ea Oysters.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Market & G
  • Public Transit: San Diego MTS Trolley:
    Blue Line, 5th and C

    Red Line, Convention Center
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet offered Thursday through Saturday.
A word from Ocean Room
The Ocean Room is a fun & unique destination for sushi and seafood lovers in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. Our bright contemporary interior and exhibition style kitchen set the stage for our oyster display and hand made sushi presentation. With menu offerings such as Surf & Turf, Ahi Poke, Bouillabaisse, and several varieties of oysters and sushi available daily, Ocean Room can proudly satisfy any dinner party's requests. Our dishes were thoughtfully created to capture the natural flavors of local seafood, enhanced with both unique recipes and creative presentation.

Our patio dining and window tables offer a view of the energy of the Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego primary entertainment district. We're close to Petco Park, Horton Plaza & the Convention Center, and are centered among the main hotels, theaters, shops & nightclubs
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Ocean Room reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.5
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (4)great for outdoor dining (3)good for groups (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)special occasion (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Overall good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Not too bad, not sure if I'll go back, but was overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mec1713
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Had a group dinner and service was great and food was a variety to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Healthy and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great healthy menu with Asian flare & great sushi. Service is a little slow. They need to staff up during peak times and events but they apparently don't get the message from past comments. Hostess was a sweetheart and warned us that serving time would be a little slow so we were not anxious when we sat down to order. Food was delicious and wait staff was apologetic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • under staffed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    a group of 10 went here on a sunday night (WITH RESERVATIONS), before the Paul McCartney concert at Petco Park. They were horribly understaffed. None of the food came out together, soups were forgot, salads brought after entree, and ZERO attention to our table. We had to chase down someone to try and find our waiter. 3 of our party left, before getting their food, after being there for an hour. You would think the managers /GM would have known 40,000+ people were heading downtown for this concert and would have put some forethought into staffing. There were no managers working... leaving their staff to try and serve a packed house. I WILL NOT EVER GO BACK OR RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT! With so many choices downtown, pick some place else.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not impressed
    KevinHayfordVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    One of our entrees had clam shell shards in the broth and it was sent back. The other was advertised as blackened sea bass but it was battered and fried. The only saving grace on this was the spicy tartar sauce. They didn't have blue cheese so they couldn't stuff olives for our martinis.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    great sushi and good value - would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food
    ArizonaRules
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great seafood choices for seafood lovers! Oysters Rockefeller are awesome! Sushi great too...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sue92024
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Was a slow night, so not sure why service was slow. But food was good. Price was good too. Our seat was not that comfortable. They should also update the interior.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 134 reviews are from the Ocean Room reviews archive.
  • First time won't be the last!
    heather17
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Yummy oysters! Great food and presentation! Really attentive server!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food & service by our bar
    Outforturkey
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Food & service by our bar man was great! We were lucky that they had room at the bar because the didn't have our open table reservation when we arrived. Worked out because it was just me & a friend but not sure I'd use open table again for a res at this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hidden gem!
    ADNR
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Tucked in the heart of the gaslamp district, don't miss out on the fantastic seafood and sushi! I had the crab ravioli and scallops, both dishes were simply amazing a memorable! will definitely go again and bring friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, location and value
    toohungryVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We went to the happy hour for an early dinner before going back to the hotel to get ready to dance the night away at the Onyx nightclub. The food was excellent, and especially the 1/2 price sushi rolls, which were exceptional! The portions are generous, the calamari was great and also the oysters at a great price. A very popular spot on 5th!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gaslamp Gem
    Boomer
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Great sushi, great service, great ambience. There are a lot of choices in the Gaslamp District, so if you're having trouble making a decision (and who wouldn't?), then get a little crazy and try the Ocean Room. If you're lucky, Megs will be your server, so instead of wasting time doing that "what looks good?" thing with your forefinger and your lips, you can just trust a great server for her brilliant recommendations. Life is long! (seriously, what's longer than life?) Live well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice server. Food was mediocre.
    HollywoodJohn
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Nice server. Food was mediocre. Not sure what the sauce was on the fish. It didn't really match.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    12356
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Sushi was good. Service was slow. Crab Cakes were bland.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Valentine's Day 2014
    jascbad
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We enjoyed our Valentine's meal at Ocean Room before a show. They handed out roses to the ladies and were very helpful throughout the meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was flavored well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The food was flavored well but someone in the kitchen had a very heavy hand when I came to the addition of salt to the main courses.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Splended Experience
    Frankie
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Professional yet laid back hostess plus delicious salads and wine. I would definitely return and refer friends to visit when an event is happening down town.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took a risk..and SCORED BIG TIME!!!
    LVmySushi
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Have found my new FAVORITE place for Sushi ! This was our 1st time here too. We had the rolls, we like to split them. We ate 4 rolls, We Never eat 4. If we had bigger stomachs we would have eaten more it was that good. Picture eating a really good desert where you close your eyes and say "UMMMMMMM". Seriously the rolls we ate were that good! The wine recommended was excellent. The Bartender really knew his stuff. The only thing slightly negative was the parking, it was 4 blocks away & in 3 inch heels her feet hurt when we got there, but it was a great way to walk off dinner...LOL. Next time I think we might try out one of those bicycle cabs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 course meal
    luvseasons
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    reservation made for 5:30, resturant was half full. 1st course arrived at 6:15, 2nd course a little after 7. By 7:30 i asked for our desserts to go. Resturant was filling up when we started to leave.i felt sorry for the wait staff who kept apologizing for the slow service. salad was good, sushi roll was ok, chocolate genache dessert not good at all.
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  • jess
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Place was small. Service took a while but the food was great.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    The chef special that day was outstanding sea bass was prepared to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time, food was
    TN82J
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Had a great time, food was delicious. All servers were excellent. Waitress recommended awesome shot drink was delish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Went to Ocean Room last week with a group for dinner. The food was great and the atmosphere was very nice. Good place for conversation. Would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tight Table for Four Adults
    Showmom
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Food and company was very good. The table was just to small for four adults on business to dine comfortably.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    TKDawg
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    Great Dinner, Sat outside and really enjoyed people watching. Food and service was great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent seafood restaurant
    dfc9258VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    I was there on a Tuesday night by myself and there was hardly anyone else in the restaurant. The service was good, the food was good and the restaurant ambiance was good. Nothing outstanding, but everything was fine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredibly Inconsistant
    mmebear
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    We had to ask the hostess to get our server for us after waiting for about 10 minutes with menus but no water. And it seemed to be inconvient for him to serve us. For instance, he broughts us our iced tea but no sweetners...nor did he ask if we wanted any. Once again, the hostess to the rescue! (She, by the way, was awesome!) The appetizers were awful (salmon cakes & potstickers) but the entrees were very good (the sashima roll & the cajun pasta). I think that really the biggest issue is that they're trying to do too many things. Be a cajun place or be a sushi place or be an Italian place. Pick one.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • long wait for your food
    cyndelgado
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    it took forver to bring our food out, which were just appetizers. first, our order of calamari came out with some "pubes" on it, so we sent it back. then, they forgot about us for an hour and finally brought out the rest of our food. tables were extremely small to even have a few drinks on. went with a goupon, but that'll probably be the last time we go there.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food!
    foodlover23
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    One of the best meals I have ever had! I had the seabass and it was amazing! My boyfriend had the seafood pasta and her really enjoyed it! The staff was all very nice and helpful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Excellent and very fresh fish and Sushi . We always like this restaurant . Too bad parking is such a problem.!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I hosted a dinner meeting
    food89
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    I hosted a dinner meeting here and the food and service was great. It was a Saturday night and the later it got the more lively the Bar scene became. I would recommend but note that the weekends might get loud and bustling.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our hotel recommended Ocean
    RuthH
    Dined on 4/2/2013
    Our hotel recommended Ocean Room and we were a little disappointed. The place was empty and the service a bit slow. Also, there was a stong smell of cigarette smoke for most of the meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best oyster eating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/18/2013
    One of the best oyster eating events EVER! We sat at the 'hot bar' not the sushi bar. We watched them cool every dish right there in front of us. We got fresh tasting sushi and amazing oysters but every dish looked like something we wanted to order
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • It happened to be Valentines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    It happened to be Valentines Day and we had a group of 20. So that's probably not a good start. The waiter did all he could to keep everyone happy throughout the dinner with attending to the table, keeping the drinks coming, etc. however it took 2 + hours to get the table served. When the meals did finally arrive, they came out 2 and three orders at a time so the table never ate all at once. We had five participants get up and leave prior to the meals coming to the table. The manager was called to the table towards the end of the meal to explain the reasoning behind the bad service and continued to try and defend the service and that they did everything possible to keep our table full up with drinks and appitisers.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took my girlfriend here and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Took my girlfriend here and we both loved it. I do wish it wasn't connected to the other restaurant because it takes away from the ocean room experience. Food was great though and I would go back for their happy hour menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good, but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    The food was good, but the service terrible I had to get a refill every time and ask for more bread, they didn't even bother to check on us until they brought out our food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I ordered the seafood stew
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    I ordered the seafood stew and was very disappointed with this dish. My firend ordered some suhis and was equally non impressed. The noise level was also high for this restaurant so I would not recommend this place to my friends.
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  • A Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Had a great time. My wife really enjoyed the Sushi, and I had a lovely Filet Mingon. Service was fantastic, the food was very good and the price was spot on!Did not dine in the Bar area, but popped my head round and looked like a lot of fun.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super great staff very iendly
    ahdiiiVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2013
    Super great staff very iendly and the early bird happy hour sushi prices and selections are OUTSTANDING ! for the price !
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate