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Oceana Coastal Kitchen

4.4
853 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Nov 26, 2020

Oceana Coastal Kitchen is now accepting reservations for Thanksgiving Day. We will be offering our regular menu along with a three-course prix fixe menu at $59 per person. Wine pairings are available for an additional $25 per person. We look forward to spending the holiday with you!

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DanM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant if you want ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

30th Anniversary

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HerbW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charles was great! His knowledge of the menu was detailed and he truly enhanced our experience.

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vipShannonM
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and great view and people watching from our table.

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MaLeK
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The pricing of the food and drinks is extremely overpriced for what you get. Though the drinks we tastey they were not worth $15 per drink. I ordered the spicey crab pasta for $30 and my husband ordered the rib eye steak for $40. The pasta dish was literally crab, red pepper flakes, cilantro and pasta. There wasn't any kind of sauce or ingredient to make it worth more than $15, and the serving size wasn't very much. The steak my husband ordered had the flavor, but was extremely chewy. We felt cheated after we paid our bill. On a good note, the service and ambience was excellent.

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Bruce
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous and the service was over the top ! They took special care of us on our Anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food was great. The service not so much. I expected wait staff to be a bit more attentive. I also have food allergies and the staff seemed confused by this. It was hard to get information regarding allergens and I also feel this information was mistaken. I ended up getting a huge rash on my face after eating here, which is the chance I take, but I feel if the staff had been more knowledgeable it could have been prevented.

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Caligirl22
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The mango chicken salad sandwich was delicious. The bread was delicious and soft and I ate up every single bite. Pared with a small salad it was a perfect lunch.

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Franklin
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The sushi was warm so I didn’t eat it and the server didn’t bother to ask if it was okay:(

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thekiddealer
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Great food. Great drinks. Beautiful view of the harbor. Two thumbs up

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed our meal. We are always reluctant to eat at hotel restaurants. Definitely recommend eating out on the front patio. There are lots of kids and young families at the hotel so It takes away from a romantic dinner.

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vipDebbie
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was ok, nothing really bad or great about it. Not too many choices on the menu. A little disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, service was awesome our server greeted us with information about the place and the menu also recommended us their most popular things on menu. Will definitely go back but now with the kids. Loved it👍🏼

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LaniK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, delicious food and excellent service. Thank you!

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TraciS
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a terrific restaurant for client meetings - the tables are spaced well apart, the staff are knowledgeable, the food is excellent and there are many great food choices. The view simply cannot be beat!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thank you for joining us at Oceana Coastal Kitchen! We are delighted to hear that you had a memorable bayfront dining experience and hope to welcome you back again soon.

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AmyL
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, view was beautiful, & drinks were perfect! Highly recommend

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on October 22, 2020

It was our pleasure to have you here with us at The Catamaran's signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back again soon.

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VictoriaM
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Not well managed. Food was a big disappointment...

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on October 22, 2020

We love impressing our guests, Victoria, and we’re sorry to see that we fell short of winning you over on your recent stay. We wish we knew more details so that we could work to address your specific concerns. Should your time allow, please send us a private message with additional information so we may share it with our team.

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JohnnyEd
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nothing special and would not return

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EsperanzaA
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very ghetto full of people walking by can’t even enjoy the view or food would not recommend looks nothing like the pictures

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 28, 2020

We are so sorry to learn that your visit fell short of expectations. It is our goal to provide all of our guests with exceptional experiences in the heart of Mission Bay, and we apologize that this was not your impression. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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vipAmanda
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely breakfast!!

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Cruising1
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The view is great, service good. Food was so so and frankly I expected there to be more sea food options considering the name and location of the restaurant.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Due to the pandemic, we have a limited menu like many other restaurants. We appreciate your feedback and have shared it with our culinary team.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food at Oceana was outstanding, as always! However, they seated us outside and we were attached with swarms of flies landing on our food which was annoying and gross. I asked the waitress if they had plate covers and they did not. The wait staff seemed determine to get us out of there as fast as they could. They kept trying to take our plates and drinks before we were done with them!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. While we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our menu offerings, we are truly sorry to hear about this extraordinary circumstance. We have shared your feedback with our management team and hope that you will afford us another chance in the near future.

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ShannonD
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We made a reservation for 5pm, I did not realize the specials didn’t start until 5:30pm, it was either sip on our drinks for 30 minutes or order an alternative, I thought the server might cut me some slack, but no go. It was just myself and 3 kids. I was unhappy with the kids cheeseburgers. The meat tasted bad, maybe frozen and cooked, not sure but the beef didn’t taste good. Then we had to wait almost another 20-30 minutes for the kids ice cream, which we got to go. My kids were laughing and complaining about the quantity. Will just say barely a scoop, and the chocolate was just scrapings. I am a native San Diegan, we frequent local hotels often and I am sad to say our dining experience wasn’t good. For the price I would have expected it to be better. I’m not one to write reviews, but really wanted you to know a couple areas that need to be improved. Better quality hamburger meat and a full scoop of ice cream for the kids, seems like a simple fix. Thanks

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Shannon. We are truly sorry to hear that your visit fell short of expectations. We appreciate your feedback and have shared it with our culinary team. Thank you again, and we hope that you will afford us another chance in the near future.

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vipDick
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Cocktails, Pina Colats, $15. Had no discernible rum, and no visable float.
Gin and Tonic had to be sent back for tonic instead of club soda, and it took a while for the corrected drink to h chi one back. Missed being seated in the palm shaded area, which was empty upon our arrival.
Significantly less impressive than in prior years. Caused us to cancel two additional reservations, brunch and dinner.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 23, 2020

We love impressing our guests, and we are truly sorry to hear that we fell short of winning you over during your most recent visit. We are normally known for our delicious tropical cocktails and regret this was not your impression. We have shared your feedback with management and hope that you will afford us another chance to earn your trust back in the near future.

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vipJosephine
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

We were looking forward to a lovely night out. Seated at a perfect table outside with beautiful view of the bay. Where things went wrong.... not sure off the Covid rules but I thought restaurants were required to limit seating to groups of 6 or less. There were 3 large groups up and down moving all around without masks.

THEN the movie started! What?!! huge projection screen playing a very loud Disney movie on the lawn right next to us. Seriously?!! Completely ruined the night.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 23, 2020

We love impressing our guests, and we are truly sorry to hear that we fell short of winning you over during your visit. We are in compliance with the public health order restrictions which states that we must limit the number of patrons at a single table to a household unit or patrons who have asked to be seated together. We hope that you will afford us another chance to earn your trust back in the near future.

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Circle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a great view. Would definitely go back there on our next visit to San Diego area.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for joining us and sharing your experience! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the sweeping views of Mission Bay and hope your travels bring you back to San Diego again soon!

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AllisonK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were so fresh and delicious! I had the scallops for dinner and they were so delicate and yummy. They even let me have my dog on the side patio!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Catamaran's signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to welcome you [and your dog] back again soon!

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vipTiti
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had higher expectations ! Overall is good. The highlight is the service

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for dining with us. While we are happy to hear you enjoyed your overall dining experience, we are so sorry to hear that your visit fell short of expectations. We wish we knew more details to work out your specific concerns. Please send us a private message with more details so we may share it with our team. Thank you again, and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I didn't know the restaurant is located inside a resort so I wasn't pleased with people walking around bared feet. The quality of the food was ok. The shrimp cocktail was not fresh but the ribeye was delicious. They do have a long drink menu. I suppose one will love this place if it's a big party looking for a good time. Not for me who was looking for a nice dinner with my husband.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 23, 2020

We are truly sorry to hear that your visit fell short of expectations. It is our goal to provide all of our guests with exceptional experiences in the heart of San Diego, and we apologize that this was not your impression. We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.

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Teeriney
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oceana was very nice. We had to change our reservation time to a later time. It was no problem, they even sat us in a better location facing the bay. The ambiance was so nice and romantic. Our meal was perfectly cooked and the sushi was tasty. I would go again even without staying at the resort.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for joining us and sharing your experience. We're glad you enjoyed your time here at the Catamaran and hope your travels bring you back to Mission Bay again soon!

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CathyB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good view, pretty good food except they overcooked the fish. Odd they charged 9 dollars for bread....ridiculous.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We appreciate your feedback and have shared it with management. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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DannyA
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, great service, best Anniversary yet.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for joining us for such a special occasion! We are thrilled to hear that you had a memorable bayfront dining experience! We hope this is only the beginning of more amazing memories to come!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service . Delicious food . Awesome view

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 23, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bradley made my boyfriend’s birthday dinner so enjoyable. And the food was amazing. Definitely coming back. Thank you!!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and sharing your experience with us. It bring us great joy knowing that Bradley made such an exemplary effort to ensure your time spent with us was special! Thank you again, and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

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vipLynnG
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening. The food was great. It would have been nice to have our Anniversary acknowledged. I had added it to my reservation. I also wish that so many of the tables closest to the water were not reserved for large parties. Our waitress was wonderful.

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SamG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Booked the reservation about 10 days in advance for a 50th birthday celebration. Could only get 5pm but was okay with that until we arrived at the restaurant. We were seated in the passageway into the back of the hotel, the main walkway for hotel guests returning from the beach. The only menu we were offered looked like a happy hour menu and not the full menu I saw online. There was never a comment during booking that full dinner would not be served until later along with seating inside the nice patio...the experience I was hoping for for a 50th birthday. Food was okay but nothing special. Good news is we spent a lot less than planned, ate quickly to get away from people in swimsuits and skateboarders passing by the table and left in time to see the sunset from Mt Soledad.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 23, 2020

We love impressing our guests, and we are truly sorry to hear that we fell short of winning you over during your visit. We have shared your feedback with management and hope that you will afford us another chance to earn your trust back in the near future.

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KarenT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was very friendly and helpful. Gorgeous view from the patio. Food was good - caesar salad was a little blah, but the scallops were delicious. A little expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for dining with us, Karen! We are happy to hear that you had a memorable bayfront dining experience! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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LeonardoL
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

service was kind of slow, it was hard locating our server when w needed something and the restaurant were not even busy. cocktail drink is very pricey, spend 30.00 just for two cocktail drinks.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for joining us! We appreciate your feedback and have shared it with management. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here to celebrate my 30th birthday and this restaurant did not disappoint! Our waitress was amazing and everyone was so friendly. I can’t wait to come back!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for joining us for your birthday celebration! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your special day with us and hope to welcome you back again soon!

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TraciS
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite lunch spot! Tables were appropriately distanced, staff was very accommodating, food was excellent and the view is spectacular.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 23, 2020

We are thrilled to hear that Oceana Coastal Kitchen is your favorite lunch spot! We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back again soon!

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FAQs

Oceana Coastal Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 539-8635.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 853 OpenTable diners.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.catamaranresort.com/products/gift-card-resort.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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