Oceana Coastal Kitchen

4.2
954 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 954 people are saying
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and presentation very good. Facility was a little dated. Ours server SAI WAS OUTSTANDING

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MichaelJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with great company - service was attentive

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded 12 hours ago

We appreciate you sharing your experience and are glad to hear you had a great time with great company. We hope to welcome you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved eating out on the patio. There was a fire eater/hula show on the grass in front of us!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded 12 hours ago

We are delighted that you loved dining on the bayfront patio at Oceana Coastal Kitchen! Thank you for sharing your review and we look forward to your next visit.

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KQ562
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The view and service was absolutely excellent. We had an attentive waiter, and the food came out quickly even though it was pretty busy. The drinks were delicious (we got the passionfruit margarita and the blackberry lavender lemonade), but we ordered multiple dishes and found them all to be underseasoned and bland, which was super disappointing considering how expensive it was. My husband even made the comment afterwards, "it was like the cook's not actually tasting their own food," and I couldn't agree more. It felt like there was an element missing in nearly all of our dishes. For instance, the $40 salmon dish was a tiny piece of fish on a bed of couscous--no color, no vegetables, and again not much flavor.

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JasmineC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Environment, very very polite staff. I would love to dine here again!

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stevek
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Very disappointing. We had reservations and were there on time. The server brought ice water out immediately, great. After that however we had to track him down and wait for him all night. Ordered from the other server and asked others for help getting items. 12 minor a glass of wine after waiting ten and asking another server. this is a small place and seemed to have plenty of staff. We didn't bother ordering dinner. Left after Flatbread, which tasted good BTW.
I spoke with manager on way out.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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MichelleN
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing experience. The food was outstanding, staff was so nice, atmosphere was beautiful. Highly recommend for a fine dining experience.

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Thess
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I indicated a birthday celebration during my open table reservation.

Nothing was done nor follow UP or notification that No conplimentary to be made.

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ChrisV
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dining experience at Oceana! We had breakfast on the patio (again) and enjoyed the bay views, San Diego weather, and, of course, the excellent service and food. Make sure to get the grilled pineapple appetizer!

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BRUCE
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It can be expensive but worthy of the price with friends. We're in San Diego every 4th of July weekend and eating here is always a highlight. Also, this isn't a place with excessive serving sizes.

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BillC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great afternoon late lunch - great shrimp ceviche, nice crab soup and delicious nigiri. Wait staff was super attentive and kind. Great!!!

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Jeninaz
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Love the outdoor seating looking into the bay.

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vipRobertP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner in a booth on the patio. It was lovely, the food was delicious and the service attentive. We were seated promptly at our reservation time. The validated parking was convenient. We will definitely come back again, this is a special spot.

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vipshare
Central Coast
76 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Giving you a break since just reopened
Not out normal 5 stars
Lots of inexperienced staff
I just remembered that we’re lucky to be out
Keep trying

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CathyS
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great venue to enjoy life itself along with supporting local artists on Wednesday and Thursday Oceana sushi roll is delicious and remember Thursdays is half price bottle wine/champagne

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

4 stars because they didn’t have ANY beer on tap. Food was great

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vipCoast2coast
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
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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vipGigigo2
Central Coast
5 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
2 reviews
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
18 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!!

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 954 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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