Oceana Coastal Kitchen

4.5
607 reviews
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Californian
Waterfront San Diego Dining

Oceana Coastal Kitchen features chef-driven, California cuisine as well as a modern, ocean-inspired design. The brand new restaurant offers a memorable bay-front dining experience at an iconic Pacific Beach hideaway.

Ranging from casual to upscale, 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 the main dining room is an impressive 800 gallon aquarium, soon the home to fluorescent tropical jellyfish, while a sliding window fully opens to showcase unobstructed views of Mission Bay.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen offers an all-new alfresco experience for guests, complete with sleek booths and tables with sweeping panoramic waterfront views, along with an adjacent lounge featuring flickering flames from tiki torches and lava rock fire pits.

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Mon - Tue 5:30PM - 5:30PM 6:00PM - 6:00PM

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Mala atención por parte del mesero . La comida muy mala . Tardaron demasiado en tomarnos la orden y nunca estuvo al pendiente de nuestra mesa

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Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service!

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San Diego
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service with a beach view. Be sure you check their Sunday to Thursday specials.

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RM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience - Brad provided great service.

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FS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The employees are rude, specially the hostess, asked to change tables and the staff got mad and the service got worse, pretty bad employees!

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San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I was not aware that the reservation we made was for a partial buffet. I thought there would be more choices, especially for my boys who are 12 and 15, so I had to pay full price for them. The main meal was ok, but I don't think any of us were thrilled with our choices. The partial buffet only contained seafood, salads and desserts, I was fine with that, but my kids only benifited from the desserts.

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MM
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There fish dishes were delicious! I had the swordfish with sunchokes (those sunchokes were amazing) and my mum had the scallops which were perfection too. We liked that the outside seating had heaters that could easily be turned on or off.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience! Took my girlfriend out on a date while vacationing in San Diego and was very impressed. Sat outside by the bay, had delicious food and our server was very nice. Plus the whole resort was beautiful. Overall it was a great experience!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came for my birthday and it was a great experience from start to finish! We went with the intention of eating slow and taking our time. We had the sea bass ceviche and crab cakes to start which were excellent. Then we had the swordfish and ribeye which were also excellent. For dessert we had the brownie and vanilla ice cream. Great experience, service, and view!

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DM
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a pleasant experience. The food was amazing but your staff made it an exceptional experience. Every single interaction with the staff was personable, kind, attentive and they all were smiling!!! The only critique was the various crab were frozen in the middle. We had to let it sit to thaw out, but it was delicious!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good and the service was great. The menu was a little uninspired. I had higher expectations in that regard.

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RB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

My wife and I came for vacation and we were staying at the hotel across the street. We went online and searched Seafood restaurants and Oceana was in walking distance. When we arrived the service was great the ambiance was adequate. I noticed the portions were very small I ordered king crab legs and I was served one leg cut into 3 pieces and was served cold. The waiter allowed us to pick two pieces of bread instead of just leaving the basket. Drinks were $14 dollars for a cocktail but can't leave a muffin basket. The views of the bay were amazing and the table and silverware were very neat. My main complaint was the portions. So if you are looking to spend over $150 on dinner and leave hungry this is a perfect place to go.

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JO
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a gem! We had a wonderful brunch and our service was outstanding! We sat outside with a beautiful view of the bay.

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San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adry was fantastic

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San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, outstanding food, and a beautiful view. The perfect place for a romantic date, family gathering or simply a night out. You won't want to miss trying the seafood tower or the biscuits....

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Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Everything was fine. Everything on the menu seemed to be over complicated though. Plain or picky eaters should definitely avoid this place. I ordered the filet which was extremely underwhelming, especially at the price. The wine selection was pricy but pretty great though.

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Easter brunch and Buffett.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was not great. Expensive for only 3 scallops - $30. Steak was not good. Nice atmosphere and service was great but food disappointing.

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m
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outside patio view can't be beat. Lovely bayside restaurant. Fish is lightly prepared with a mix of flavors and sides . Ceviche was A Mazing. Excellent service. Chocolate chip cookies also A Mazing!

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CP
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was very nice, we received a great service and fantastic food. It was worth it the place for a special celebration

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M
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was very attentive, view of the Bay Area as well as the Felícita food made this place the highlight of our trip. Will be back for sure.

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DW
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant was very comfortable with a very interesting Jelly Fish tank in the middle of the restaurant. Food was very good and staff was attentive. Overall a very nice dinning experience

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NP
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Have been here many times and this time we were a bit disappointed in the food. The buffet is limited so the main course is something we look forward to. Though we enjoyed the sushi and fresh seafood, our main meal was not very good. My husband thought the prime rib was really tough and seemed over cooked. I had the quiche and it was just ok. For the price, these meals should be better!

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2 family members’ birthday dinner. It was very good, food and service both very good! Thanks😊

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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

My wife & I had the opportunity of enjoying a night out this past Sat to celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary. After having enjoyed a night out with some friends at Oceana Coastal Kitchen, I thought it would be a nice place to enjoy our special night out.

Let me say the food was excellent, from beginning to end. My compliments to the chef.

The only complaint I have is that from the very beginning, the service we received from our waitress was less than desirable. She was nice, but not very attentive.

We ordered drinks, but took a while to get them. Later some bread was brought to our table. Appetizers weren’t coming out, so we ordered more bread. She said she would bring it, but never did. Later came by & asked if I would like another drink, I said yes to. I also reminded her of the bread. About 10 mins. later the bread arrives. Shortly after our appetizers.

Finished our appetizers, and again nothing was coming out. We asked for more bread, but again she didn’t bring it out. Later she swung by and said our dinner would be out soon. I reminded her that we were still waiting for our salads. She seemed surprised.

A little later our salads were brought out, but before we were done with them, our main courses came out.

We enjoyed the rest of our meal. Later she came by & asked if we were ready for dessert, which she was going to buy us one for our anniversary. We made our selection and also ordered a cup of coffee. Our dessert came out, but no coffee. Stopped by later & asked how everything was. Told her dessert was good, but that we had not received our coffee and to take it off the check. She offered to bring it out, but I said no. As she walked away she said “you know, it’s probably on the counter waiting for the cream”! At this time I thought to myself, please give me a break.

We really do like the restaurant. It has a nice, relaxing atmosphere and the food is very good. So we will be back & hopefully have a better experience.

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JL
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner here so much, we actually returned the following evening. Lovely atmosphere outside on the patio, with heaters to keep away the chill. The servers were attentive and helpful. The food, especially the muscles was all really yummy. The second night was as good as the first.

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Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menu with several GF options; I chose the duck and it was outstanding. An attentive and friendly service staff that wasn’t intrusive; a rare balance. Definitely recommend the outdoor seating if weather permits.

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

This was a very expensive restaurant with a beautiful view and some of the worst service we have ever received. They were unorganized and just not anywhere near what would be expected in such a nice place. We rarely saw our waiter and when he did come by he said very little. While waiting for our check he came by and said - Oh you guys already ate? I was just going to check on your food.

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Bernie, was very attentive. The buffet area had a nice selection and was never too busy. And, of course, you can't beat the view. We ate inside but were seated by a window that was opened while we were there. The restaurant validates parking so there's no charge to park if you're not staying at the Catamaran.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and memorable! We especially loved the moon jellyfish!!

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1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience was outstanding, the food delicious and service excellent! They were really great with our 16 month old son as well!

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St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, view, and quality of seafood. Loved the oysters

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. Consistent attention even when the restaurant was full. The food was quality, but, whatever was lacking, the service and ambiance definitely made up for it. I would recommend you try it, and decide for yourself. We will be back before long.

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KG
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant I have ever been to! The outdoor seating area is stunning! The food is to die for! I highly recommend the fillet mignon. I went on a Saturday at 5:30pm and it was the perfect time to go to watch the sunset and to beat the dinner rush. The service was outstanding! My glass was never empty; I felt like royalty. I live over 535 miles away from San Diego and I would drive all the way there again just to eat at this restaurant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary and received wonderful service, great food, and an outstanding experience! Absolutely recommend!

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San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience all around - great food, service and atmosphere with incredible view of bay. All around superb!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! Can’t wait to be back

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great location directly on Mission Bay! Family friendly atmosphere with exceptional service. Would highly recommend and dine here again upon return to San Diego.

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JS
Denver
103 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant on mission bah in the catanartresort. Great outdoor patio. Solid sushi and an interesting coloful scallop dish. Thyme biscuits yummy. Service is friendli and attentive.

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Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The view is stunning, if you can get outside seating.
Be in for a nice, relaxing and long night as the service is slow. Our waiter, Bobby was really great.

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