Oceana Coastal Kitchen

4.3
989 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 989 people are saying
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BrettA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at oceana. Despite booking our reservation for outdoor dining the young hostess insisted it was booked for inside. She was incredibly rude about it and showed little to no intelligence or customer service. However, every single other person at Ocean was wonderfully helpful and caring. Fernando was our waiter and he was so kind and helpful it was unbelievable. The food is great the view is great. Will definitely be back.

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Mark
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Shout out to our server Joe who did a great job. Weather worker against us but didn’t take away from the experience.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your most recent visit to Catamaran’s signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen. We are pleased to hear that you had a memorable beachfront dining experience and enjoyed Joe's service. He will enjoy hearing about your experience. We are looking forward to you joining us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The service was inattentive and off. Seemed as though the service had no experience with dining. They never checked back and seemed a bit clueless. The ambiance was beautiful and the food tasted good. However for the price the service should have been better than less than average. Waitress forgot some of our pre dinner food.

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vipLarry
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, service, food all excellent! Jessa was outstanding!!

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DianeB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always excellent! Service too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to dinner after getting messages at the spa. The waiter was so nice and dinner was great. Can’t beat the setting on the bay.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on November 3, 2021

We are thrilled to hear you had an amazing meal following your spa treatment! Thank you for sharing your kind words with us. It means the world to us and to our entire team! We are looking forward to hosting you again soon.

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Anonymous
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The food was not good. Fish portion extremely small, overcooked, no sauce, no starch, 9$ charge for bread? Seriously folks? RIbeye was thin and "not terrible" according my friend. 4 unseasoned steak fries, and a "slaw" of uncooked veggies with no sauce or seasoning. Not sure what happened here, but their food is usually decent. It was bad.

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TracyS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is a great place for good food and an amazing view.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and the views of Mission Bay! We look forward to having you dine with us again!

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vippcsk8
Chicago
295 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

The food was excellent with sides changed to our preferences. For a rainy night the outside seating was okay. Our waiter was hard to find. We had difficulty ordering additional wine as well as getting the check which we eventually took inside for management to process.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your most recent visit to Catamaran’s signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed our Baja influenced dishes! We hope you join us again soon!

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Alva
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After living 6 years in PB I can not believe I never came here. The menu isn’t extravagant but they do ordinary food extra ordinarily. We had just a standard entree each for brunch and were full for the entire day - and that’s not usually something that happens!
Service was on point, and honestly the whole experience was an absolute dream! Maybe next time I’ll save room for dessert.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your most recent visit to Catamaran’s signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen. We are pleased to hear that you had a memorable beachfront dining experience and loved your brunch entrees! We are looking forward to you joining us again soon, hopefully for dessert too next time!

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SandraL
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, food and service!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thank you for sharing your kind words with us. It means the world to us and to our entire team! We are looking forward to hosting you again soon.

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Diningwithkids
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Kids eat free October, but they don’t drink for free. Just a heads up for those with kids.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on October 25, 2021

We are saddened to hear that we fell short of expectations. Our team works diligently to ensure guests have a fantastic experience. We would love another chance to earn your recommendation.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was exceptional! Our 3rd time here and so far the best. A definite destination spot for us every time we visit mission bay.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on October 7, 2021

We are delighted that you enjoyed exceptional service at Oceana Coastal Kitchen! Thank you for your continued visits and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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vipJeffM
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food, ambience and location. You feel like you are in in Hawaii. The view of the bay is very nice. Added bonus - you can watch the nightly fireworks show from Sea World.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on October 6, 2021

We appreciate you dining at Oceana Coastal Kitchen and sharing your review, Jeff! It is terrific to hear you enjoyed the food and bayfront setting. We hope to welcome you again soon!

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Kara
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I’ve dined here before and had great experiences but my most recent visit was not good, probably won’t be going back :/ The sea bass was superrr dry and tasteless. The 3 other people I was with all said their meals were “just ok.” It’s a great spot as far as a view and there was live music but the menu needs work.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your review, Kara. While we are glad you've enjoyed past experiences as well as the views of Mission Bay, we apologize that your most recent visit fell below expectations. We have shared your feedback with our team and we sincerely hope you will consider dining with us again.

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vipCalW
Little Rock
308 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Definitely a must. Located in the Catamaran hotel, the dining is alfresco. Gentle breeze, palms swaying, and intoxicating live music.
Both the hostess and my server were friendly and efficient.
The shrimp cocktail ( pre-made?) came a little too quickly for a relaxing dinner. The salmon was delicious and cooked to perfection. The portions are large. All in all, it was delightful.
Unfortunately, it ended on a negative note when I requested that the two employees at the entrance to the hotel call a taxi for me. “We don’t do that.” Thus began a ten minute argument.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you for dining at Oceana Coastal Kitchen! From the outdoor setting and view to the food and service, we are glad to hear you had an enjoyable dining experience. We also appreciate your feedback about the taxi interaction and are very sorry that your visit ended on a negative note. We have shared your comments with our team and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again.

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vipCaroline
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a really nice birthday dinner in a beautiful setting! Service was outstanding!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 27, 2021

First of all, happy birthday! We are honored that you chose to celebrate at Oceana Coastal Kitchen. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good overall, but need an extra / plus / something that makes you come back. 🤷‍♀️ Maybe a warm smile from the front desk or a kick on the food that makes you 🤤
We enjoyed that walk in the bay after dinner ☺️

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 19, 2021

Thank you for dining at Oceana Coastal Kitchen! We are glad that your experience was good overall and we appreciate your suggestions as well. We appreciate you sharing your review and hope to welcome you again soon.

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ColleenC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Service was extremely slow and our very nice waiter seemed either overwhelmed or extremely inexperienced. Ceviche tasted old and caesar salad dressing was fishy and watered down. Our dinner for 2 came to $170 before tip. A very expensive dinner was extremely disappointing.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 17, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We love impressing our guests and we are disappointed to hear that we missed the mark on your recent visit. We are truly sorry and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back with a much-improved dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I understand COVID has significantly effect the food industry. However, I called

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IrinaK
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi! Fresh seafood
Beautiful view, fast service

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 12, 2021

Thank you for sharing your glowing review! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed delicious, fresh sushi alongside the beautiful views of Mission Bay. We look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Joe was amazing such a pleasure

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on September 3, 2021

We are glad to hear that you received excellent service from Joe! Thank you for dining at Oceana Coastal Kitchen and for sharing your review.

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Pablo
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was slow. Shrimp was rubbery. Settings very enjoyable. Valley parking with restaurant validation works great. Would give it another try. But can't recommend it after this visit.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on August 21, 2021

While we are glad you enjoyed the bayfront setting and the parking validation, we apologize that the service was slow and that some of the food didn't impress you. We are dedicated to providing a top-notch dining experience, and we sincerely hope you consider dining with us again for an improved meal.

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None
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oceans coastal kitchen was so helpful in accommodating us the day after our son's wedding. They went out if their way to make sure we were taken care of. Thanks so much!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on August 16, 2021

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! We are delighted that you had an excellent experience at Oceana Coastal Kitchen the day after your son's wedding. We hope to welcome you again soon!

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MeganW
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Not a fancy place at all, do not take anyone here for any specialty occasion.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on August 16, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to share your review. We are truly sorry that your experience fell below expectations. We have shared your review with our team and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a much-improved visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service with Charles and Daniel was absolutely EXCELLENT. GREAT JOB.

However, there were Too many little kids running around like it was a playground. Very annoying and distracting and would prevent me from coming back, despite the great service.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on August 12, 2021

We are very glad to hear that Charles and Daniel provided you with excellent service during your recent dining experience! We are a family-friendly destination and appreciate your feedback about the kids. We sincerely hope you will consider another visit in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Terribly slow. Inattentive servers. Food was just alright

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on August 10, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We strive to provide exceptional dining experiences and we are very sorry that we fell short of that during your visit. We shared your comments with our team and hope you will consider dining with us again.

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Katrina
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere but the food is very meh and not cheap. $38 seabass was dry and salty. $17 crudo was small (expected) and good but not amazing. Service was good. Martini was $20.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on August 6, 2021

We appreciate you sharing your review, Katrina. While we are glad you enjoyed the service and beautiful atmosphere on Mission Bay, we apologize that the food didn't exceed expectations. We have shared your feedback with our team and hope to welcome you again in the future.

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vipjmfood
Phoenix
55 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not fine dining. Food was just ok. Be warned: lots of kids

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on August 2, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We hope you will consider dining with us again.

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disappointed
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Very disappointing. Food was alright. But don't expect service. We had the worst customer service ever.. and we were celebrating a birthday too .. so sad. We won't be eating here again.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on August 2, 2021

It is unfortunate to hear that you were disappointed with your recent visit. It is our priority to provide wonderful service and food and we sincerely apologize that this was not the case, especially on this special birthday occasion. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back with a much-improved experience.

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vipThomasC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food and ambiance are awful and overpriced. Drive to La Jolla instead abs do not go to Pacific Beach with children. It’s seedy and gross.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on August 2, 2021

We strive to provide an exceptional dining experience for each and every guest and we are very sorry to hear that your recent visit fell below expectations. We hope you will consider visiting in the future.

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SuzyB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We waited 30 minutes after being seated before our waiter came to take our order for drinks or food. We had requested a table on the patio and we’re seated in a booth which had an obstructed view and was near to another very overcrowded booth who’s personal items were spilling out into the the common areas. I ordered sea bass and it was over cooked. My husband ordered short ribs and they were a little chewy.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on August 2, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to share your review. We love impressing our guests and we are disappointed to learn that your experience fell below expectations. We have shared your comments with our team and we sincerely hope to welcome you back with the experience you deserve.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good experience and fun atmosphere!

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on July 27, 2021

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Oceana Coastal Kitchen! We hope to welcome you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

The menu was not very inspiring and the food was average. We asked for a different table and we were told a big party reserved it. A couple came later! Just all around disappointment.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We love impressing our guests, and we sincerely apologize that your experience fell below expectations. We have shared your feedback with our team and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome back with an improved experience.

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vipMichaelD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you for sharing your review! We are delighted that the service and the food contributed to a wonderful dining experience. We hope to welcome you again soon!

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MichaelJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with great company - service was attentive

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on July 23, 2021

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 on July 20, 2021
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 on July 23, 2021

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 on July 19, 2021
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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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Responded on August 2, 2021

Thank you for sharing your five-star review of Oceana Coastal Kitchen!

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JasmineC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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