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Permanently Closed - Ocean Room

169 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Fit for Foodies (99)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (90)
  • Special Occasion (77)

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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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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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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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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.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 169 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.6  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DrCJ (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 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.

vipahdiii (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 17, 2016

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

MarvinJ (St. Louis)
1.0  Dined 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!!

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined 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

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 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.

JosephLi (San Diego)
2.0  Dined 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.

vipMWMI (San Diego)
3.0  Dined 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.

vipMWMI (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipMWMI (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on July 18, 2015

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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 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.

lynnski (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 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.

PittsburghStyle (New Orleans)
2.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2014

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

vipmec1713 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2014

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

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined 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.


With so many choices downtown, pick some place else.

vipKevinHayford (San Diego)
2.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on August 27, 2014

great sushi and good value - would definitely recommend.

ArizonaRules (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on August 27, 2014

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