Oceana Coastal Kitchen

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Waterfront San Diego Dining

Oceana Coastal Kitchen features chef-driven, California cuisine along with modern, ocean-inspired design. The restaurant offers a memorable bayfront dining experience at an iconic Pacific Beach hideaway.

The airy waterfront restaurant includes several distinct dining areas such as a quartz-topped cold bar embedded with mother of pearl and sea glass. The focal point in Oceana Coastal Kitchen's main dining room is an impressive 800-gallon aquarium, while a sliding window fully opens to showcase unobstructed views of Mission Bay.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen offers an al fresco experience for guests, complete with sleek booths and tables with sweeping panoramic waterfront views. Led by Executive Chef Steven Riemer, favorite menu items include the Oceana House Roll, the Harris Ranch Ribeye, and the California White Seabass.
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Specials

Monday + Tuesday Happy Hour

Enjoy $10 Flatbreads, $10 Sushi & $10 Craft Cocktails from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 12, 2020

Ends: February 13, 2119

Availability: Mon-Tue 5:30PM-7:00PM

Champagne Brunch

Experience our award-winning brunch with your choice of entrée, a fresh seafood buffet, bottomless mimosas, and Mission Bay views.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 12, 2019

Ends: August 13, 2118

Availability: Sun 10:00AM-2:00PM

Live Music + 1/2 off Wine

Enjoy the views of Mission Bay while listening to live music and 1/2 off select wine bottles.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 12, 2019

Ends: August 13, 2118

Availability: Thu 5:30PM-9:00PM

Live Music + $2 Off Craft Beer

Kick back and enjoy live music plus $2 off select craft beer.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 12, 2019

Ends: August 13, 2118

Availability: Wed 5:30PM-9:00PM

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What 746 People Are Saying
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GC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening. Charming, pleasant surroundings and delicious food. Everyone was happy with their dinner choices. Really helpful wait staff.

R
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Seafood bar was wonderful. Especially fresh oysters. Great table service waitress Ana was delightful !!! Continuous mimosas Sunday Brunch.

LS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Venus was an excellent server!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded 2 days ago

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Catamaran's signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen! We are also pleased to hear that Venus provided exceptional service -- we're truly proud to have her on our team. Thank you for sharing your experience, and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We booked Oceana for a romantic Valentines dinner. The restaurant was beautiful and service was wonderful. We truly enjoyed our dinner. Unfortunately, about an hour after we returned home both my husband and I were sick with upset stomachs 🤢. So what started out as a lovely valentines dinner, ended a very unpleasant night. We believe it was the rib-eye as I shared half my steak with my hubby. Will have to find another restaurant for future special occasions!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded a day ago

While we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance and service, we are truly sorry to hear you had an unpleasant evening. We just wanted to share that we have not received any other reports from that evening. We would like to learn more and have sent you a private message. Thank you, and we hope we get the opportunity to earn your trust back.

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s
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An altogether delightful lunch was enjoyed by me and my guests. The only suggestionI would make is to warm the biscuits before serving them like you do for dinner.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded a day ago

Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful lunch outing here at Catamaran's signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen. We are truly sorry to hear that your biscuits were not to your desired temperature and have shared this with our management team. Thank you again, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This was my 2nd choice for the Sunday Brunch food experience of my S.D. vacation. How grateful I am that choice no.1 didn't work out. The Oceana seafood presentation was spectacular! Oyster shooters,
sushii and everything in between. The crab was marvelous. I was in heaven! And that was only the beginning! I loved my entree, pain perdu. Hubby had prime rib. Excellent! Too many choices to mention it all. Delicious!!!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded 7 days ago

We appreciate your kind words and love hearing how impressed you were with the all-you-can-eat display of fresh sushi, shrimp, crab, and oysters at our Sunday Champagne Brunch. Thank you for dining with us, and we hope your travels will bring you back to San Diego again soon!

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PM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food and service were both very good. Unfortunately, we were seated next to a table with a very loud drunk woman who used repeated obscenities. We asked our waiter to address the matter. He had the manager visit their table, but the manager did nothing to address the foul language.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, Peter. We are delighted to hear that you had a splendid evening of superb service and delicious cuisine! However, we are truly sorry to hear of this atypical situation. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention and have shared this with our executive team. We hope to welcome you back for the serene experience you deserve.

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LF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came here for our fancy date night and were not disappointed. We came on a Thursday night fairly early so we had our pick of tables and sat where we could enjoy the bay view as well as the huge mesmerizing tank of jellyfish. Our server, Darrin (Derrin?), gave us a great recommendation for sparkling wine and then later for dessert, and was always on top of everything. For appetizers, my husband enjoyed the ahi tostadas and I had the mushroom flatbread, utterly delicious. We both decided on the sea bass entree, with a side of cauliflower soufflé and Japanese sweet potatoes. The fish was perfectly cooked, moist and flaky, on a creamy polenta with brussel sprouts. We enjoyed the soufflé but the sweet potatoes were very dry, the only dish we didn’t love. To top everything off, we had the banana cheesecake, scrumptious with the flavors of banana, bourbon, caramel and chocolate. Oceana definitely was a fancy date night win - we will be back!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you for dining at Catamaran's signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen! We appreciate your thoughtful review, and love hearing how impressed you were with the service, delicious cuisine, and sweeping views of Mission Bay! We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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GW
Montana
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner. We had the king crab and split a fillet mignon. The sauce was magnificent. Also very good breads. Our waiter was also excellent and very attentive. A short walk from the Blue Sea Beach hotel, this restaurant is a delight in San Diego

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your most recent visit to Catamaran’s signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen. We are so happy to hear that you had a splendid evening of superb service, stunning views, and delicious cuisine. We appreciate your kind words and hope your travels will bring you back to San Diego again soon!

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rainer and Donald were FANTASTIC servers! And the sushi is to die for!!!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on February 3, 2020

We love impressing our guests, David, and we are happy to hear that Rainer and Donald did just that! Thank you for dining with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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SL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a weeknight during off season and it was great! The food was amazing and the staff was attentive and amazing. The view is gorgeous and perfect for a quiet night out for dinner.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us, Stephanie. We are so happy to hear that you had a quiet evening of superb service, stunning views, and delicious cuisine crafted by Executive Chef Riemer. We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back you back again soon.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a celebration day for us, my cousin was celebrating her doctorate and I was celebrating my 50th birthday, and this restaurant was the perfect location.The food was delicious, they recommended us a fabulous sparkling Californian wine, and added a few lovely extras to add to our celebration. Perfect!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for choosing Catamaran's signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen to host such a special occasion! We appreciate your kind words and hope this is only the beginning of more amazing memories to come.

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f
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner during SDRW. The setting on the patio is beautiful, the service impeccable, and the food is outstanding. The squash soup and scallops are incredible! If you're a fan of bananas, the cheesecake is creamy and light and delicious. The drinks are a little pricey though.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on January 29, 2020

We are overjoyed to read your glowing review! We are so appreciative that you chose to dine at Oceana Coastal Kitchen for San Diego Restaurant Week. It is wonderful to know that our team provided top-notch service. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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BD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bradley was the best server that I have ever had in my life. Thank you for a great experience.

OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you for dining with us at Catamaran's signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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t
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All of the appetizers, entrees, and desserts our party had were amazing! We were there during Restaurant Week. There was a disconnect between the dessert orders and the kitchen and the wait was 20-30 minutes. While we were notified by the kind server of the delay, it would have been appreciated if coffee or some other complimentary item were offered.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on January 27, 2020

We always appreciate guest feedback and thank you for sharing your dining experience with us. We’re sorry we fell short of perfect but glad you enjoyed your overall visit. We have shared your feedback with management and hope to welcome you back again soon.

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PL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service very good with the Mission Bay’s view. Sunday brunch is good. Food is fresh & taste.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us, Paul! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the impressive all-you-can-eat display of fresh sushi, shrimp and crab at our Champagne Sunday Brunch! We look forward to you joining us again soon.

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B
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on January 20, 2020

We are happy to hear that you always enjoy your beachfront dining experience at Catamaran's signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen. Thank you for sharing your kind words, and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

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C
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's off season & it's great!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us. Oceana Coastal Kitchen is the delicious signature restaurant at the Catamaran that offers inspiring views of Mission Bay all year long! We look forward to you joining us again soon.

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RJ
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It is a nice setting but the food is only "good enough." The breakfast burrito was not flavorful and the hollandaise sauce for the eggs Benedict was a little too lemony for me. The coffee was flat out bad. I expect better - much better - from a restaurant at this level. Service was good. I would not visit again but wouldn't warn anyone else away.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you for choosing the Catamaran's signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen to host such a special occasion! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fabulous! Christmas Eve dinner and there were carolers who were terrible and negatively impacted what would have been an enjoyable ambiance. Service just OK, took a long time to get our drinks ordered.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you for dining with us on Christmas Eve and also for taking the time to share your review. While we are glad to hear that the food was fabulous, we appreciate the feedback about the carolers as well as the service. We have shared your feedback with our team and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for another delicious dining experience.

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CH
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Christmas Eve dinner. Second time diner, and didn’t have the same special experience as the first time. Restaurant is very noisy when it’s too cold to have the windows opened.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thank you for your continued visits to the Catamaran's signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen, Carrie. We strive to create an exceptional experience for each and every guest and we are truly sorry that you experienced otherwise. We have shared your feedback with management. We hope that when you return you will be able to enjoy our serene outdoor patio which is equipped with heaters and blankets on request.

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p
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was fine except that it was not made clear when making a reservation that the menu on the website was not available. Only the buffet was available and it was expensive given the amount we could
eat and drink. Food product was fine and service was attentive and friendly. I just wish I had read the Fine Print.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on December 24, 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to share your review. While we are delighted you enjoyed the food and the friendly service, we sincerely apologize that the offerings weren't clear when you made your reservation. We have shared your feedback with our team and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you for another bayfront dining experience.

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ML
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Nice service! Would come again!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on December 18, 2019

Thank you for dining at Oceana Coastal Kitchen and for sharing your review! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to your next visit!

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GG
Tampa
51 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. At first selected it because they offered $60 reward for my 5,000 OpenTable points. But having discovered it, will become our goto place in San Diego. You can't tell from the street, but since the restaurant opens on the back side, there's a beautiful view of the Bay. The food was very good, but more importantly for us, the wine line was outstanding. The service was flawless and very pleasant. Cant wait o return.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on December 12, 2019

We are overjoyed to read your review! From the bay views and service to the food and wine list, it is wonderful to know that you had a memorable dining experience at Oceana Coastal Kitchen. Thank you for sharing your review and we look forward welcoming you again soon.

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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful atmosphere and knowledgeable servers and delicious food! We enjoyed our dinner very much at Oceana !

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review of Oceana Coastal Kitchen! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your dinner and we hope you can join us again for another memorable bayfront meal.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent but the food was ok. Definitely not worth what we spent. But the staff was very friendly and nice

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on December 2, 2019

We are delighted to hear that our staff provided excellent service. However, we are truly sorry to hear that the menu items did not meet your expectations. We would like the opportunity to connect to learn more. Please send us a private message with more details so we may share this with our culinary team. Thank you, and we hope we get the chance to welcome you back for a much-improved visit.

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OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall great experience. Seafood buffet is excellent!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on November 26, 2019

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Sunday Champagne Brunch! Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to you joining us again soon!

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CH
Orange County
188 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since we were visiting San Diego, we chose this restaurant to celebrate my mom's 80th birthday. We could not have picked better. The menu was of a good variety as was the wine list. Service was so gracious and attentive. The sea bass was the best I've ever tasted! Not the usual "jelly-like" bass at many restaurants but firm and moist. The ambiance is comfortable and unique. There is a huge tank of jelly fish in the midst of the coastal-feel restaurant and they are fascinating to watch while you dine. There is an outdoor option for dining but it was a bit chilly on our visit so we sat inside in a comfy booth. Celebratory dessert was brought out to my mom and we all enjoyed. A great location for a great meal!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on December 16, 2019

First of all, happy birthday to your mom! We are thrilled you chose to celebrate at Oceana Coastal Kitchen. We are delighted that you had such a memorable dining experience and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Thank you again!

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NK
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we went here for a night out. It was a great dining experience, right on the bay.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on November 26, 2019

We are happy to dined with us too, Nicole! Thank you for sharing your experience and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

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DW
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband have been coming here a couple year now, and it;s been one of our favorite brunch spots. The food is amazing, and the entire staff make our experience the best. If you love a great water front view, mimosas, and great food, this is a must.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on November 19, 2019

We are delighted to hear that Oceana Coastal Kitchen's Champagne Sunday Brunch is one of your favorite dining experiences here in San Diego! Thank you, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This exceeded our expectation. We had the Oceana roll, seabass ceviche, flatbread and the ribeye. All of it was amazing. The japanese sweet potatoes are surprisingly good. The brownie is fairly generic but it was the only thing we had that wasnt exceptional.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are delighted to hear that your dining experience exceeded your expectations! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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MB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Horrible service. Very amateur. Waited forever to even order. Waiter was counting tips and although he saw us bored and waiting for someone to come, he still didn’t come. Felt like we were being ignored. The waiter who served the table next to us, however, was nice and very informative to the couple sitting next to us but we got stuck with a waiter that didn’t even check on us once. We had to ask for silverware and waited forever to be able to order... or ask for a dessert menu. food wasn’t that great either. Won’t be returning.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on November 21, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to share your experience. We pride ourselves in our high service standards - we are truly sorry that you experience otherwise. We would like the opportunity to connect and have sent you a private message. We hope we get the chance to welcome you back for a much improved visit.

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B
Seattle
78 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience on all counts. The hostess was flexible and wisely placed each table to enjoy the view.
The food was excellent- started with cheese plate and even had gf bread to accompany it.salads has seasonal squash, seeds - very tasty. Grilled mushroom flatbread was full of fresh flavors , hot off the grill.
All entrees were perfect- salmon, sushi, etc and happily subbed out farro.
Dessert was a giant brownie cake - perfect birthday choice!
Wines were moderately priced with extensive choices also by the glass.
We’ll be back next time we are in town!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you for your thoughtful review of your most recent visit to the Catamaran's signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen, Billy! We are happy to hear that you had a memorable beachfront dining experience! Our baked-to-order Warm Skillet Brownie is a house favorite! We are looking forward to you joining us again soon!

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B
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing service and delicious food!!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on November 20, 2019

We appreciate your five-star review! Thank you for dining with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

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SL
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated two birthdays with friends. Sat outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. Our server Venus took great care of us. Everyone liked the chosen entrees, bread selection, and desserts.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on November 12, 2019

Thank you for choosing Catamaran's signature restaurant, Oceana Coastal Kitchen, to host such a special occasion, Sandra! We are delighted to hear that Venus made such an exemplary effort to ensure you left with positive memories! We know our staff will appreciate your recognition of their service, and we hope you have the opportunity to join us again!

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OT
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very little fish for a seafood restaurant

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on November 12, 2019

We are sorry that your dining experience did not meet your expectations. Executive Chef Steven Riemer highlights the purity and flavors of California local produce and a commitment to sustainable ingredients including the freshest seafood available from the coast of Baja and the Pacific. We hope we have a chance to welcome you back for a much-improved visit.

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CC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great customer service! However, the food is over priced and not that tasty. You are just paying for the location and the live music. I wouldn’t go back for the food but I will go for the music and the drinks.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, Christina! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the sweeping views of Mission Bay! On Thursdays, we have Live Music and Half Priced Bottles of Wine! We would like the opportunity to learn more about your visit, please send us a private message with more details. Thank you, and we look forward to you joining us again.

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F
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, location and service.😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on November 5, 2019

It brings us great joy knowing you had a memorable beachfront dining experience, Finley! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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