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Sushi Ota - San Diego, San Diego, CA

Sushi Ota - San Diego

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

**Please call at 858-880-8878 for Sushi Bar reservation**

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 74 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 389 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

389 Reviews
  1. WinnieD

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite sushi spot in San Diego. Delicious fresh nigiri at extremely reasonable price for the quantity. Staff is very attentive! Always take family and friends from out of town here and everyone is impressed. Recommend making reservations because they are popular!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place and have been going there for years. Highly recommend.

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  3. ENOTTY

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic quality and freshness. But the price is also great. Can’t be beat

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  4. Foodie858

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not as good as it used to be, but still very good fish.

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  5. JanetH

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sushi OTA is always excellent. We had the Omakase and it was unbelievable.

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  6. annabella88

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to Sushi Ota for lunch. We generally go for dinner. The lunch special of Chirashi at under $20 is great value. Ota A was same as dinner and the sashimi was fresh and baked salmon medium rare and well executed. We almost always order the soft shell crab appetizer (sometimes 2 crabs since we are never disappointed). At lunch we ordered just one because they had panko oysters as a special. Both fried seafood appetizers were perfectly executed. Service was prompt and courteous. A great lunch at slightly over $100 with tip and green tea. Generally it is best to stick with dishes with sashimi or nigri to allow the ingredients to shine. Rolls and teriyaki for amateurs only. We had a reservation and would recommend reservations even for lunch. On a Thursday, the place was packed.

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  7. rayf

    San Diego

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great sushi as always. If you have not tried it, get the Volcano Roll. It's spectacular!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love Sushi Ota. Incredible food quality and great service.

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  9. NadoMom

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent lunch. Best in SD county. Staff are friendly & hepful. Fresh fish, excellent rice. Super clean restaurant. Thank you

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  10. SoCalEater

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our sushi bar experience! We left it up to the chef to design our 12 piece pp. sushi meal. It was so lovely, each piece of sushi had just a little something to make it extra unique. It included miso soup and with that and our sake and a soft shell crab appetizer it was wonderful!! The chef told us where each of the fish originated and was happy to answer our questions and share his knowledge. The ambiance and service were perfect, and the noise level manageable so we could hear one another, so unusual these days at popular restaurants. Just a wonderful experience all around.

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  11. CZG57

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and the most delicious sushi in town.

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  12. marpoz

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious sushi and overall super fresh ingredients. Tried a sake from Aomori that did not disappoint. The staff was friendly and attentive. We had an enjoyable birthday dinner for my husband.

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  13. 1DavisDiner

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! It is our special little restaurant, always providing the best! Thank you!

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  14. GCSF

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s great every time. Wish the parking situation was better though.

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  15. LisaP

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    So glad the crispy eggplant is on the permanent menu and the hamachi is ALWAYS like butter. My two faves.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a crime if you don't come here. Quality at its finest.

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  17. JustinF

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing - best sushi I’ve ever enjoyed. Great service too

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sushi Ota is, without a doubt, the best sushi restaurant in Southern California and probably in the Country. It’s premium ingredients are impeccably used to produce a dining experience not easy to find anywhere else. The service is always on point and the tab is completely worth every penny. Highly recommend!

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  19. toms

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Without a doubt, the finest sushi in all of San Diego County. Expensive to be sure but worth every dollar. And exceptional dining experience with impeccable service. We enjoyed our evening so much that we will return on Saturday night for an encore presentation. Treat yourself, you will not be disappointed I promise.

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  20. Gunther

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Thank god we had reservations, this place packs full. We ordered with 2 eel hand roles, very nice but we had better and the chefs choice sashimi, excellent and very fresh tasting. I like the small slices rather than the big chunks and they did it just right. Thigh there is not much ambiance, I’d would recommend the restaurant.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best sushi places. The food is always fresh. The service impeccable. A favorite!

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  22. foodie

    San Diego

    155 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious sushi and great chef specials with convenient PB location

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and would definitely go again. The price was reasonable for the fish quality

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  24. Akh2oguy

    Portland

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Sushi on the planet!! Need I say more??

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just beautifully prepared sushi and sashimi: locally sourced and delicious!

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  26. DURDANEK

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing sushi restaurant, highly recommended for anyone who loves Japanese cuisine

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  27. Douglas

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place! Make sure you make your reservations early

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  28. MollyATX

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's our MUST DINE whenever we visit San Diego (which is, at this point, annually). I feel like they stepped it up even more from last year. I appreciate the online reservation capability so much, which makes it easier than trying to call when they're open with the time zone difference. The sushi is so fresh and cuts are generous.

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  29. PaulE

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I have dined at all the top sushi restaurants in San Diego. Sushi Ota is the best!

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  30. HidekiM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am Japanese and I have to say the food and ambient has been excellent for us. Definitely recommend my friends and family to visit this place!!

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  31. Faith

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Sushi OTA is our go-to sushi place in San Diego. We love the quality of the food and the service is usually efficient. This time something was off. When we arrived for our lunch reservation on time, there were 24 customers lined up outside the restaurant. We were told it’ll be a few minutes but it took almost an hour before we were seated. Not sure what was wrong, but it was not cool…

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Deliciosa comida. Los niguiris chutoro están espectaculares

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  33. TomA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Same tiny parking lot, same need to get a reservation pretty far in advance, same great food.

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  34. joewisski

    Atlanta Metro

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    To me sushi is a very personal experience. What I enjoy might not be the same as you, but there are certain points we can all agree on. Freshness of seafood, skill in handling the seafood, creativity in dishes offered and the hospitality of the entire staff. Seated at the bar we were introduced to the chef that would caring for us. We had O toro, scallops, octopus, halibut, spicy tuna hand roll, and uni. Torching of the nori before constructing the hand roll, the creaminess of the uni, the melt in your mouth of the toro. A wonderful restaurant, hope to visit again.

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  35. MeddyBear

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sushi is the best I had in the US! Very enjoyable restaurant!

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  36. BessieL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Japanese dining experience in metro San Diego. Thank you!

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  37. delmarcustomer

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The quality of food and service never disappoints. Prompt and attentive wait staff.

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  38. KevinQ

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Mediocre sushi. Not even flavorful. Nice presentation. Handroll was tiny without much fish inside. Sushi rolls were not fresh and pre-made. Soggy.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service they acomódate us with a stroller and made our experience very nice with a 1 year old.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love everything here. Intimate omakase style that I like.

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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 389 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 74 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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