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Sushi Ota

4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-4920
+1 858-270-5670
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (73 reviews)
“omakase” (28 reviews)
“diego roll” (13 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-4920
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Reviewed yesterday

First time to eat at Ota. We were lucky to get a reservation. Visited during a reunion with my mentor professor at UCSD. Heard that it is acceptable even from the Japanese standard. We ordered the omakase. The conclusion. The sashimi and sushi were good,...More

Thank Belltree
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Must make a reservation! Was happy that we got seated 45 mins prior to our reservation on a wednesday night. Delicious food, quick service, nice server. When you pull up, it's kind of settled in a somewhat sketchy building. Let me assure you, the restaurant...More

Thank KurtisMathieu
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for real, high quality sushi, this is the place! Everything is fresh and delicious!

Thank Monica M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we havent been to Sushi Ota for 4 years and it was a delight to find it is still truly excellent. We opted for Omakase and left our chef to produce a mix of sashimi and sushi, all beautifully presented and totally delicious. We sat...More

Thank michelesmith2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sushi Ota is consistently rates #1 for sushi in San Diego. Make reservations! That is the first thing you need to know. The decor was remodeled a few years ago and it’s a sleek design with a clean, modern minimalist look. The menu has a...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not easy to find parking. Food is overpriced. Compared to the real good Sushi in Japan, this one just so so.

Thank cwang1234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to go there one time for dinner, because of great reviews, but, there was a queue, and it seems Asian guests got prioritized in the line............ Went back for lunch, still hoping for an unforgettable meal, but it was a big disappointment. - Nothing...More

Thank ghm11_2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my, this place brings me back to my visits to Japan. No place can do that here in San Diego as Ota does. Uni is without a doubt the star of the show here. The Uni nigiri is one of the best i've ever...More

Thank Juan V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Where I live we do now have several sushi restaurants but none like this one! Sushi Ota was recommended by a friend who has eaten there many times. The fish was incredibly fresh and buttery. Melt in your mouth tuna. Unlike where I live, there...More

Thank TookieGal
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

I'll admit I'm slightly obsessed with sushi so when the hubs and I came to Cali that was the first thing I wanted. We stopped here after settling in for a light dinner. Chose one of the chefs specialities and a seaweed salad. It was...More

Thank trodriguez9608
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Rafael P
28 February 2017|
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Response from Christina2262 | Reviewed this property |
No it is a la carte
Jennifer Z
23 November 2016|
Response from Patrick5451966 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are
epilef a
6 September 2016|
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Response from ashish r | Reviewed this property |
A la carte
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-4920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-270-5670
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