Oceana Coastal Kitchen

4.2
936 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 936 people are saying
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4.3
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCoast2coast
Miami
30 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Made a reservation for a 145 pm table. Arrived and was told by host the patio closed at 145 so only tables available were along a public walkway in direct sun.
Server didn’t greet us for 15 minutes.
Food took forever and server never checked on us.
Were charged for three items and had only ordered two.
Very disappointing.

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Gigigo2
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This restaurant is part of a hotel
View was ok not like in pictures
Food was ok. This is definitely more suited
For people starting at hotel.

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vipLecianyc
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server Venus was incredible, so sweet and attentive.

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JazzyM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This brunch is worth every cent! It is so much good food and the view is beautiful. The unlimited mimosas that are included with the brunch are awesome! Highly recommended it but make sure to make reservations as they are really busy.

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PamC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I made the reservation to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday. I guess I should have mentioned it to the hostess, because no one said anything about it. We were sat in a corner of the patio, great view of the bay, and waited quite a while for our server. When my husband ordered, he said that he and I were sharing the ribeye. We ordered glasses of wine, a cocktail and an appetizer. The appetizer came before the drinks, which was odd. When the food was delivered, the ribeye was on one plate. So, we split it ourselves. Everyone was nice enough, just not very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was satisfying. The ambience is always great because it is facing the water. Our server Manny was great but the wait was far too long. We waited a good 10-15 mins after being seated to have the server take our orders. Little details such as no eating utensils or plates offered when our appetizers came out. They were more prepared a few weeks ago when we brought our friends.

The food was great especially the braised ribs, since both our husbands enjoyed the tender meat and side dish. The sea bass was a bit over cooked because it was a little tough to fork out and chew. The dessert was ok because the ice cream was much smaller compared to previous experience.

Over all, it was a great Sunday dinner with our great friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time! Fantastic food! Great service!

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CharlieH
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was good food, our waiter was very nice and attentive. Only complaint I have is the fact they stop serving lunch menu at 5:00pm and they don’t start serving dinner menu until 5:30pm.

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IanG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. Our reservation had been deleted but they quickly found us space and we had a terrific dinner looking out across the beach.

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MonaK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to treat my sister to a very Belated birthday so we booked a weekend getaway to San Diego. So I knew we where going to be staying at The Bahia Hotel & Resort and that the Catamaran Hotel and Resort is the Sister location. So I decided to make a reservation for the Oceana Costal Kitchen for Champagne Brunch and I'm so happy that I did because one it was Memorial Day weekend and second the food, service and weather were excellent. My only regret that I have is not making a reservation for dinner at the Oceana the night before. So if you are going to be in San Diego you should make the Oceana a dining destination to explore because you will not be disappointed in fact you will be in awe of how amazing the dining experience will be. We enjoyed a starter of sushi, king crab, bagel and smoked salmon with capers, red onion and diced egg along with roasted vegetables .... oh and did I mention the Mimosas that never seemed to get half way down the flute. Our second course was prime rib (medium) and Chicken and waffles, and yes my sister and i split them that way we could enjoy them both (sorry I cant pick a favorite because both were on point) Oh and as the saying goes we saved the best for last petite desserts which included a cookie fruit tart, mini blueberry cheese cake and a tiny, chocolate filled pyramid dusted with gold and hazelnuts which honestly was the best because I usually shy away from having chocolate for dessert, but in this case I'm happy I bent the rule. I hope to visit San Diego again, so when I do Ill make sure to dine at the Oceana!

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Howard
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Everything was perfect except this one thing: screaming toddlers. I love children and I know they can be noisy. But this was unbearable screaming and the both sets of parents did nothing to get it to stop. And I do fault the restaurant for not at least asking the parents to control the situation. I wouldn’t recommend it to any friends because of this and it might be that because it’s basically a resort restaurant that they don’t care about repeat customers.

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Sebastian
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Waiter brought us ordered dinner in about 10 minutes after we ordered it. For me, it's a clear sign that the pricey food there was not prepared for us but cooked long time ago and was just warmed up in the oven hopefully not in microwave. I am a chef and it is unacceptable. I asked why it was so super quick? We are closing at 9pm so we wanted to bring you a food quickly. Really? We paid over $130 for 2 drinks and 2 dishes that were not fresh made to the order but cooked before and just warmed up for us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

The quality of the food has gone way down hill post pandemic. The brunch was just poor quality. Looked like old food put on a plate. Even the burger was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and the service were excellent, has a very nice bay view

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ElaineD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time here, seated quick for our reservation, staff are friendly and polite, waiter checked on us right away, food came within 15 minutes, seafood tasted fresh, waiter communicated every 15 min, ambiance is right across the bay, live music is excellent! Will come again!

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vipReyna
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary. Service, food and drinks were delicious.

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SkyeHannah
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This is a very basic restaurant, with a nice location. Our table was dirty upon arrival and some food items are pre-made to get out quickly. The coconut crab soup had an unfortunate bite to it and inedible. Pizza was basic, as was the sushi.
The manager was friendly and trying to get the outdoor heaters lit since it was a bit chilly outside. They were pretty old and corroded so it took quite a bit of elbow grease.
Overall, this is a basic hotel restaurant. Maybe come for drinks only.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We were underwhelmed. Despite making a reservation, we were seated in a pretty poor location. We had to wait for them to get the table ready but then there was only one chair. We were denied the option to stay at a different table that was available. Portions were lacking. Breakfast potatoes were 4 small potatoes. It was like we were being punished for not ordering the 59.00 per person brunch option. I would not waste my time returning to this one. Sadly, I could go on much longer on the shortcomings of this restaurant, it's just not worth my effort.

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vipJaneD
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Met my 2 good friends for Sunday brunch. Now, I get it, I have worked in the restaurant industry for 20+ years, we are still in Covid, good help is hard to find, yadayada, so for this reason my bar was already set low. Catamaran didn't even meet that. Got sat ok, then left to sit and sit for almost 20 minutes before water is offered. Throughout our brunch we had to flag staff down for water, champagne, clearing plates - it was pathetic. Manny was attentive and professional, even upbeat. All other staff - no eye contact, not graciousness - they looked miserable to be there. So, working in the industry I knew this was a management issue - sure enough over 4 hours into our brunch I saw the manager do the obligatory "walk through" - eyes glancing over tables, then scurrying off to the back of the restaurant. Food was cold. Service completely absent. Even validating our parking - 3 of the 4 of our party were validated, the rest had to fight with the parking attendant to be able to escape the parking lot or face a $32+ parking fee. Beyond ridiculous. I know we take chances going to the tourist spots for a nice time out, but Catamaran, this was beyond amateur hour. Take a look at your Oceana management team - some serious basic training is needed. I enjoyed my friend's company, being close to the water - but the food and service were subpar. Not the experience you'd expect at the Catamaran for sure.

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PMcN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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BrianF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
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 on May 9, 2021
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 on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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vipMarilynL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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
22 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
13 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
2 reviews
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.

CM
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.

FAQs

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

Oceana Coastal Kitchen is rated 4.2 stars by 936 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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