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Sushi Ota - San Diego

4.8
4.8
154 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
Thank you for choosing Sushi Ota in Mission Bay, San Diego, we look forward to serving you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 880-8778

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 154 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Sushi

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best quality and great service!
  2. p

    pcabrales

    San Diego

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience - food was excellent - service is friendly and fantastic as always
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi restaurant in San Diego!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unstoppably delicious. Great as always. In my opinion you must get a reservation. We ordered so much sushi. And it's all pretty reasonably priced until it's like Chanel sushi. Which is completely worth it. Come here if you want to try fish you've never had before.
  5. V

    Vtorres

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente opción para disfrutar de sushis y nigiris en San Diego, muy rico todo lo que comimos
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super good! Service was amazing and our waitress was so nice.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I noted that I was gluten free ahead of time on the reservation and didn’t see anything on their menu stating they would not accommodate dietary restrictions. I was not able to order the omakase as planned and had an extremely limited selection of rolls to order instead without any of the sauces. Not very accommodating.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wanted to try the Omakase experience at Sushi Ota. I am very glad I did. The fish was very fresh and there was a lot of variety in all the courses.
  9. JH

    JanetH

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent sushi. Always fresh. My favorite Sushi restaurant. 💕💕
  10. RH

    RobertH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Nice place, but over hyped - good sushi and service - what you should expect from a traditional sushi bar.
  11. c

    chichioh

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi
  12. r

    rayf

    San Diego

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Six of us dined and had wonderful service and food. Great selection of Sake's as well which just added to our enjoyment. Best sushi in town!
  13. m

    maryh

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best sushi in San Diego for quality, service and authenticity.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas time, kids coming home from college
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal quality of sushi. I had sushi combo B and it did not disappoint. Large pieces of fish and fresh wasabi. The service was very great too. Kind and helpful waitress.
  16. CT

    ChristopherT

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sushi okay has high expectations based on people I talk to, yoke reviews, in reserving a table, which is not difficult. I'll say the staff was friendly and the inside of the place was modest. The quality seafood was very good but there was really nothing beyond that and I think that's because most Americans expect lots of flavor and flare and don't realize that sushi is about experiencing Seafood, clean and simple. With that in mind okay did a great job but is it worth coming back again, no.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing omakase!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Great food. Too loud.
  19. A

    Alex

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tempted to not leave a review so reservations are still accessible. Best sushi in SD hands down. Excellent quality fish, great service - excellent quality fish (yes so good it’s worth mentioning twice.)
  20. D

    Discriminating2016

    San Diego

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The spicy eggplant tuna was incredible. Sashimi special and the rolls very very good too. The only disappointment came from bland and dry Fried Soft Shell Crab and the surprisingly dry/overcooked Miso Seabass. The Matcha Cheesecake was outstanding.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The uni sushi and fried soft crab were really good. However, the shrimp sushi was too chewy. The service can be better. We asked multiple times for adding water.
  22. A

    Avorro

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Restaurant Excellent food Marvelous O toro nigiris
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sushi Ota is consistently outstanding for fresh despite!, great food and excellent service.
  24. HP

    HadassahP

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Great food. Highly recommended reservation highly suggested.
  25. BM

    BonnieM

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places in San Diego. Best sushi ever
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The parking there is tricky very tight. The sushi quality is very good and the price is reasonable. They are good at delivering basic sushi in consistent manner. However, there are charges for every little things- fresh wasabi, tea in a cup and ect. They only gave a small tray of ginger for 4 of us. By the time they brought us more ginger, I was done.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We had a reservation for 12:30pm and had to wait over 15 minutes until after 12:45pm to be seated. This always happens. Reservation times are never met at this restaurant. You always have to wait for your table.
  28. CO

    COOKIE

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went for lunch and as always was delicious! Had the sesame chicken and sashimi combo.
  29. DS

    DavidS

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best sushi. Love the O’Toro and Hamachi. Just outstanding quality of fish and cuts. Located in a non descriptive strip mall.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The sushi is always top quality and is definitely one of the best in San Diego. I use this place as a celebration spot/a place to show friends and catch up because it is definitely on the expensive end for value. I took multiple Japanese friends that recently visited here from Japan and it is definitely APPROVED (although on the PRICEYYYY side). I do find it difficult to constantly have to make reservations every time I come but service is fast and everyone is friendly. My go to “special occasion” spot! The chu toro, salmon belly, yellowtail belly are the best here. We also love that they have specials from time to time! Yesterday we went and they had oysters (worth it) And the other time they had seared Waygu (we weren’t a fan but it may be better for others!) Also the Combo C (chefs choice 12 piece) great option for first timers! Chefs do not disappoint!
  31. d

    dede

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places sushi places in SD. The quality of the fish is telling, O Toro and Maguro are my favorite, they literally melt in your mouth! It is always a great experience.
  32. BL

    BrandonL

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highest quality and great selection for sushi in San Diego.
  33. W

    Willow

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food is outstanding you cannot get it any better in the USA or Japan. The service is always very polite and helpful. The new chef seems like he is able to keep up the standard that Mr. Ota has set over all those years.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great service and great food.
  35. KH

    KellyH

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing and the service was great! We can't wait to go back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great!! Best sushi in town. We loved the chef’s choice!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Celebrated a coworkers birthday
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi I’ve ever had.
  39. c

    charlesw

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always good food for a great meal. Enjoyed our dinner.
  40. JC

    JCRS

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good efficient service. Fish quality was very fresh and delicious.

FAQs

Sushi Ota - San Diego offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 880-8778.

Sushi Ota - San Diego is rated 4.8 stars by 154 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 times today
Google Map for Sushi Ota - San Diego

4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Pacific Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 880-8778

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