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Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi Bar

4.4
82 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Asian
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Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi, located in Carlsbad, California, serves Japanese cuisine with a focus on robata and fresh, handmade sushi for lunch and dinner. Each dish is made to order with the finest and freshest ingredients available. Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi has a full bar which is known for its specialty cocktails.

Start out with an order of caramelized eggplant or crispy soft shell crab served with jalapeno slaw at Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi. Choose from dinner items like the caterpillar roll or the heart attack roll. If you�re not in the mood for sushi, try the pork belly robata or the five-spice duck tacos.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Asian, Sushi, Yakitori
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Daily: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Bar
Daily: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Phone number
(760) 434-4959
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
James Pyo
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Carlsbad Village Dr & Grand Avenue
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Parking details
Valet parking is available on the weekends
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 82 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.4
  based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
2.5
value
Noise · Energetic
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kyuss (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on September 17, 2014

Terra was out server and Chris was out host. They were both awesome. You could not ask for better service. I always look foreword to my next visit.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0
Dined on September 12, 2014

Restaurant was closed on Friday lunchtime. No notification on door or website. Even allowed me to reserve a table online. This is usually my favorite sushi place to eat at. Very disappointed since I'm not very local and drove 1/2hr to get there.

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Nank (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on August 29, 2014

We love the fresh fish here! It's delicious and the presentation is beautiful. The staff is friendly and attentive. We are definitely going back!

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vipGiovanni (San Diego)
4.0
Dined on August 24, 2014

This place is trendy while delivering great sushi and Japanese dishes. The rolls were especially appealing because it was the first time that I've eaten at a sushi place that offered quinoa or brown rice instead of white rice! I will definitely be going back.

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Mehnot (San Diego)
4.0
Dined on August 19, 2014

Knowledgable wait staff., very helpful
Hostess a bit unfriendly

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StirFry (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on August 8, 2014

Not sure if I caught BOR on an especially boisterous night but my biggest takeaway was how really loud it was. Not in any way that affected my experience super negatively, but was distracting in a few instances. You know, the 'turn your head' kind of loud people. But that being said, the food was tremendous, service was great and definitely will be back again. Our reservation was at 730 and at around 830, the noise level quieted down. So next time, a later reservation and we'll be good to go. Thanks!

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Kyuss (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on August 6, 2014

Every time I go here I am more and more impressed. Marissa the server and Chris the Manager are the best. I can't wait till the next time. I tell all my friends about this place.

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vipDlove (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on August 5, 2014

Awesome, neighborhood spot for sushi lovers. I consider myself a sushi foodie and this was some of the best sushi I have had in a long time. Must try The French Kiss and the Albacore Delight. The black cod robata was also super tasty. I can't wait to visit Carlsbad again so I eat at Blue Ocean!

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Peggy (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on July 23, 2014

This was our first time here and it was fabulous!! We sat at the Robata Grill and it was fun talking to the "grill chef". The pork belly was amazing, as well as the sushi rolls and the duck. We are anxious to come back and try many more things on the menu. We will bring our daughter and son-in-law, who are foodies also.

My husband brought me here for my birthday dinner and with our dessert I was presented with a sparkling birthday candle!!

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Greg (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2014

The food was outstanding. The bacon wrapped scallops were by far the best I have ever had. I made my wife try one (and she doesn't like scallops) and she is now a fan of scallops. I could order those for the entire meal and be completely satisfied.

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