Oceana Coastal Kitchen

4.3
917 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 917 people are saying
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PMcN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere for seated Sunday brunch! Food and service were very good.

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BrianF
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Beautiful location and excellent service. The restaurant was not crowded for Mother's Day, but reservations were required.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for Mother’s Day brunch. The food and service were great. Overall, it was a pleasant experience 😊

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BobbyM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I think it’s one of San Diego best places for breakfast/brunch!!

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vipMarilynL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the tropical ambience. However, the food was mediocre at best and not a lot of selection. I would recommend it for its ambience.

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William
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most Enjoyable

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vipRobertG
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Not sure how this has been given four starts. Three stars may be generous.
Menu was not the best but the view was great.
Service was great but the food was only fair. Disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was very slow, food quality and taste was the level of a Denny’s. Edible but nothing to be excited about.

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vipnobu
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there because I wanted to eat while watching the fireworks of Sea World.I'm glad that I was guided to a seat with a good view as I wanted.
I think the food here is cheap and better than anywhere else.

It is my favorite restaurant in the neighborhood.

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vipEatEatEat
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

9th anniversary. It was meh.

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vipAmanda
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

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vipLindaR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We came here to celebrate my mother's 100th birthday. As a lifelong San Diegian, the Catamaran holds many wonderful memories for her. The food was amazing! The ambience was lovely and we were well taken care of. It exceeded our expectations. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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vipjoevegas
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable evening at Oceana. Cocktails were good including a negroni and an old fashioned. The wine selection is good with many reasonably priced options (for restaurant prices--not BevMo!) We had short ribs and Sea Bass. Both were very good. The view is great since we were looking at Mission Bay. The question I always ask myself is: Would I go back again considering food, service, and price, and the answer is Yes. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday with the seabass and creme brulee outside with an amazing view! Everything was perfect 🤩

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vipGRPH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Birthday brunch fir my mother and we couldn’t not have been happier with the meal, the view or the service. Thank you for making the meal special for us!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time celebrating my boyfriends birthday! Thank you so much to the manager, Robert, for making the experience so wonderful. Robert went above and beyond to ensure we had a memorable experience. The food, drinks, ambiance and service were top notch! We will never forget this spectacular evening.

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Grad
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Initially the service was awful, it took over 30 minutes to even be served a drink. The waiter had no knowledge of the menu or anything about the food. The worst part was the bread basket, the bread was dry and cold even though they charge you $9 for a basket of bread. The butter they served with the bread had mold on it (which I didn't realize until after eating some of it). After letting them know about the mold they tried to make up for it with a bunch of free appetizers and by switching our waiter. I appreciate the gesture however instead of sending me more food than I can eat I would have appreciated more just discounting the food we had already ordered and clearly wanted to eat. The entrees were good but I still would not eat there again, overall it was a poor dining experience especially considering the cost of the meal.

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HopeP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great please for brunch! Situated within feet of the beach, it has a great view for tourist and locals!

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JasonU
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very poor service

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vipBestfinedining
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in a bay view booth with live music playing. The service was friendly and professional, every course was delicious and the wine list excellent and fairly priced.

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vipCharlesM
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Food bland and quite disappointing. May have been because of rest Week, but ordered from regular menu.

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NataliiaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to have breakfast. Highly recommend

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Jojo
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Seafood wasn’t fresh... you can smell a weird smell.. felt like a frozen seafood, doesn’t worth to a $40 meal..
Steak was too salty.. meat itself was okay but doesn’t taste amazing too..
Atmosphere was okay..

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MkMdk
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Ok for everything - felt food was overpriced for what we were given especially the seating...

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vipAlex
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful views of Sail Bay. Great people watching venue. Food is excellent, fresh and tasty. Service is superb. I look forward to returning soon.

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CeciliaC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not many menu options but the food was good. The service was excellent.

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TeamAvo
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Nice location. Uninspired food. Service pleasant but slow

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SusanK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The food is not what was expected . Chef needs to review and update the menu. The sushi is excellent, but maybe offer a grilled fish or chicken sandwich.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marta the hostess was very welcoming and inviting. Tom was our server that evening and he gave exceptional service. The hamachi crudo was great and the chicken Peperonata was outstanding. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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vipJonathanL
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outdoor seating was perfect and very comfortable. Great service and good.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I really wanted to enjoy this dinner with my family. We were celebrating my wife birthday. We had a confirmed reservation, and when we showed up they claimed they didn’t have a rsvp under my name. Requested to be seated outside per original rsvp, the manager didn’t even acknowledge our confirmed rsvp; however, she was willing to seat another group outside who just had walked in. We were seated 45 mins after our rsvp time, we placed the order for our kids to come first as they were hungry, but, the food came 30 mins after we placed our order. Yes, they did comp. our dessert due to the bday celebration, but overall ruined the vibe for the rest of the evening.

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kristofor1974
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Menu was small due to covid but the quality was good. Staff were attentive and overall, we had a good time.

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Veronica
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the ambience, the service, the food. The Passionfruit Margarita was the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

After waiting 45 min to get an outdoor heat lamp turned on and freezing we left. Sparse, generic, overpriced menus. The manager did offer us champagne and an apology, but the damage was done and we moved on and had a good anniversary experience as herb and wood

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic time and met some new friends. The restaurant worked hard to seat us somewhere warm as it was cold outside. Food was scallops and short rib main courses were great. Met some new friends who sat with us and shared a couple bottles of wine.

Venus was our server and did a fantastic job.

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SandT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We sat in a romantic alcove behind a fire and ice table enjoying easy listening live music in the background. Waitstaff at tentative and helpful. Undecided on 1/2 wine night so she brought a flight to decide which to order. Dinner was brought out on hot plates and the food was delicious.

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Yummo
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Seems like their menu has changed, likely due to COIVD, I'm hoping their previous menu returns one day. There used to be a tower of seafood - shrimp, crab, oysters, it was delicious and so yummy, but it's no longer on their menu. Albeit, I could have asked if it was still offered but opted not to since it wasn't there. Also, the mojito was made with a dark rum rather than a white rum which is a deviation from a classic mojito that I wish i had known about prior to being served it. Overall it was a great dinner, nothing that was outstanding though.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This restaurant was a nice lunch experience. The views are more obstructed than the photos make it seem and it is on a main path where you see a lot of people in and out of the hotel, but overall we had a good time. Our server was super sweet and the food was yummy! Overall, it was more casual than expected but drinks and food were good.

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JamesJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food, good prices, great location. Nice ambience on the beach

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vipHighonSanDiego
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oceana is a wonderful restaurant! Due to Covid you are seated outside only and we had a booth for the three of us, which made for a very quiet lunch amenable to good conversation! Of course we still had the advantage of a wonderful view of the bay.

We had lunch and our selections -- sushi, flatbread and tomato soup -- were superb.

I will be delighted when they reopen indoor dining. They have a spectacular jellyfish tank in the middle of the restaurant. Currently the jellyfish are being carried for elsewhere as no one is in the restaurant (SeaWorld has been a wonderful partner).

I have had brunch, lunch and dinner here. All spectacular!

FAQs

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

Oceana Coastal Kitchen is rated 4.3 stars by 917 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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