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Permanently Closed - Ocean Room

3.6
169 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed.

The Ocean Room is known as a go to place for sushi and seafood lovers. The restaurant has a nicely decorated interior. On the inside, the place has a bright and contemporary feel to it. Diners are able to look at the exhibition style kitchen, the handmade sushi presentation and the oyster display. The dishes on the menu at The Ocean Room are created to capture the true essence of the locally available fresh sea food.

Offering parking facilities and catering for special occasions, the menu at The Ocean Room has a unique mix of flavors. The menu selection includes Ahi Poke, Surf and Turf and multiple sushi varieties.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(619) 501-6550
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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.
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Private party contact
Cara Thomson: (619) 531-7464
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Market & G
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Parking details
Valet offered Thursday through Saturday.
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Public transit
San Diego MTS Trolley:
Blue Line, 5th and C

Red Line, Convention Center
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wine
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3.6based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.7
service
3.3
ambience
3.1
value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on October 1, 2016

I went to Ocean on a Saturday evening when visiting San Diego because my son wanted sushi and my daughter seafood pasta. The sushi was quite good and reasonably priced. There was a very long wait, although the restaurant had warned us that it was due to the large party, which looked like to be form the Convention Center. The seafood pasta was okay.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2016

Outstanding food and value ...go for happy hour prices are fantastic too ! C&H

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1.0Dined on July 1, 2016

Well my reservations was made for 10pm on Friday, June 1, 2016 but when we arrived they told us they were closing at 10pm and it clearly states on the window or door that they close at 12 midnight. So my first experience was not great at all. Would not consider recommendations to anyone for this place if they can't honor a simple family reservation without good reason other than we're closing at an hour not posted!!

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2016

I enjoyed the steamed mussels and drunken salmon roll but their spicy tuna roll was too slimy and too dark in color for my taste

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2016

My Boyfriend and I went the day before valentines Day and almost no one was there. The food was Delicious and so were the martinis. It was a very easy going night, not too much noise. However parking was a nightmare, But it is the gas lamp district so we were expecting it.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2015

I don't like the photographer disturbing me by taking pictures. The short rib is kind of no taste. The glass of water I got was in a chipped glass.

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3.0Dined on November 16, 2015

The sushi here is great, especially the Spicy Tuna Roll. The sushi chef and the waitstaff are personable and efficient. You can't find a better happy hour. The outdoor seating is preferred to the indoor seating. The inside is clean but tired and sadly drab.

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4.0Dined on August 31, 2015

The sushi at Ocean Room is superb - superb quality seafood with expert sushi preparation. The calamari was good; it needed seasoning to add a punch to the perfect crunchy texture.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2015

I have to compliment the hostess, the wait-person, even the busboy! Every individual added to the enjoyment of some amazingly good seafood. Next visit, I'm going for Happy Hour - the specials look great!

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3.0Dined on July 18, 2015

Cookie cutter restaurant... Everything was good... not great... nothing special... Prices were right though - and service was great.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a great night at ocean room. Great sushi rolls, and pot stickers! We had a cup of miso soup each and the flavor was great, it was just a tad on the cold side. I would recommend this place for a great night out.

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2015

Sat on the patio to watch the Comic-Con parade. The sushi was pretty good, my cucumber mojito was pretty good too. Patio is small and a little crowded. Not sure what to make of the staff, they weren't consistent with the level of service. (ie, I told the waiter to bring me a second drink before happy hour ended. He was pre-occupied chatting with another guest. Even after I flagged him down, he took his time getting to me.) The busboy seemed more attentive...

I'd probably go again.

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2015

Took a group of cutomers there after looking over the web site and seeing decent recommendations. Fact is, it was the only place willing to seat our large party, so I did not have much of a choice. I should have just split the table at a much nicer place.

The Bar / Chef Cooking area are all upfront in plain sight. Thinking it was a Sushi bar, I didnt realize ALL of the cooking woudl be done by the one person with a chef hat on. 1 chef, 1 bartender, 1 waiter. Our party pretty much took up every seat in the place besides the bothes, which meant that we should have got great service and fantastic food.

Unfortunately, both food quality and service were below what I expected. We didnt stick around for desert as it took us just over 2 hours to get our entres.

Would not recomend this to anyone looking for a good sushi / seafood restaurant in the Gaslamp district. There are MANY other options that are fantastic in the area.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2014

Not too bad, not sure if I'll go back, but was overall a good experience.

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2014

Had a group dinner and service was great and food was a variety to choose from.

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4.0Dined on September 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.

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2.0Dined on September 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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2.0Dined on September 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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4.0Dined on August 27, 2014

great sushi and good value - would definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined on August 27, 2014

Great seafood choices for seafood lovers! Oysters Rockefeller are awesome! Sushi great too...

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3.0Dined on August 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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5.0Dined on May 11, 2014

Yummy oysters! Great food and presentation! Really attentive server!

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3.0Dined on March 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.

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5.0Dined on March 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!

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5.0Dined on March 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!

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5.0Dined on February 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!

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3.0Dined on February 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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3.0Dined on February 17, 2014

Sushi was good. Service was slow. Crab Cakes were bland.

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4.0Dined on February 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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3.0Dined on February 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.

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5.0Dined on January 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.

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5.0Dined on December 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.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2013

Place was small. Service took a while but the food was great.

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2.0Dined on December 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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4.0Dined on December 17, 2013

The chef special that day was outstanding sea bass was prepared to perfection.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2013

Had a great time, food was delicious. All servers were excellent. Waitress recommended awesome shot drink was delish.

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5.0Dined on November 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.

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4.0Dined on October 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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5.0Dined on September 26, 2013

Great Dinner, Sat outside and really enjoyed people watching. Food and service was great.

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4.0Dined on August 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.

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