Oceana Coastal Kitchen

4.3
887 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 887 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
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4.5
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4.1
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jojo
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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

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vipAlex
San Diego
30 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
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
12 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
2 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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OpenTable Diner
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
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
6 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
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
2 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
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
24 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!

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vipbriles
London
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have not eaten in a restaurant for months. Their patio area was big and warm with their heaters. Food was good

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CatherineW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious however be prepared to be price gauged. $14 glasses of wine...$15 for a shot of borboun..paying more for a resort restaurant is expected but this place is outrageous.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

A seafood place with no seafood entree. Disappointing

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

People and their service is amazing.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for dining with us! We know that our staff will appreciate your recognition of their service. From all of us here at Oceana Coastal Kitchen, thank you and see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Really poor quality food and setup

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Valentine's Dinner for two, with amazing views and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! This place is amazing, not just the food but the service was 10 stars

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on February 16, 2021

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

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LouD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great weather for outdoor dining. Great location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Very crowded on a Sunday lunch. Got put at the corner without a view even with a reservation.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on February 16, 2021

We love impressing our guests and truly sorry to hear that you experienced otherwise. We have shared your feedback with management. We hope that you choose to dine with us again in the near future, and when you do, please note that you would like a bayview as we do our best accommodate special requests.

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MichaelM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were top notch as usual. Great view and the Covid protocols were carefully and thoughtfully carried out, making us feel very comfortable. Do yourselves a favor and check this place out. Whether a date night, or fun with friends and family, Oceana will not disappoint!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for joining us for our opening weekend of offering outdoor dining! We appreciate your kind words and love hearing how impressed you were with the sweeping views of Mission Bay. We hope to see you again soon!

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karim
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful patio seating right next to Mission Bay. Great Sunday brunch spot!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for joining us! We're glad you enjoyed your bayfront dining experience and hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Skip
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and there was great customer service! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We didn’t realize this was a hotel until we got there. I guess I didn’t look to much into it. However the beach view was very enjoyable. The food was worth the cost! Overall a good experience.

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JANETG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Excellent customer service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monday & Tuesday Happy Hour with $10 cocktails, sushi, and flatbreads made for a great Tuesday night date!

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JanineD
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating has a gorgeous view. The food is perfect. I like Sunday brunch the best. Great service with a beautiful ambience.

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ABC15
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great if you are staying at the hotel. But too loud for a date night as they were playing a movie for kids staying at the hotel not too far away. Food is very good though. Just not an atmosphere for adults night out.

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Larsen
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place for Sunday brunch! Always friendly staff and yummy food!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on November 19, 2020

Thank you for joining us for Sunday Brunch here at Oceana Coastal Kitchen! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Leninpar
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great dining experience for me and my wife, we went to celebrate our 11th anniversary, food was amazing! friendly staff and fair prices.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on November 19, 2020

Thank you for joining us for such a special occasion! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and hope to welcome you back for future celebrations to come!

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NicoleY
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a great stay. Me and my boyfriend enjoyed the resort but I hope they reduce the fee for the resort coz not all of their facilities are open but I understand why because of this new normal that we have.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on November 19, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay here at the Catamaran. We appreciate your feedback and have shared it with management. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing beautiful great food

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on November 19, 2020

Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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MorganLynn
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the outdoor live guitar/singer at dinner, he was amazing. The view is the best. The beach theme, the outdoor dining, the people riding, biking, jogging, dog walking, etc. is really nice. Service is always great when we arrive. They did forget our free dessert with the kids meal two separate times but everything else was great.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on November 19, 2020

Thank you for joining us at the Catamaran's signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen. We have live music every Wednesday and Sunday! We hope you join us again soon!

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DanM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant if you want ambience.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on November 19, 2020

Thank you for joining us at the Catamaran's signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen. We 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 4.3 stars by 887 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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