Sushi Ota, San Diego


Sushi Ota

4529 Mission Bay Dr.

San Diego, CA 92109

(858) 270-5670

Sushi Ota Website

Sushi Ota San Diego exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Sushi Ota is a well known Sushi hot spot in San Diego. We were vacationing in San Diego and decided to give it a try. We were trying to find something representative of this town and came up with this?! They are rated 4.5 stars on Yelp. Also they are famous for their Uni but had ran out.

Insider Tip – Make reservations or else pray there is a Sushi bar seat open

Sushi Ota San Diego interior decor

Cuisine – Japanese Sushi
Location – San Diego
Opened – 2014

Service – Sushi Ota had very good service. Someone seemed to be passing by every couple minutes.
Verdict – Sushi Ota definitely a place to hit if you are in San Diego and like Sushi.

Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? Yes. 1 Hour? Maybe.

Sushi Ota Signature Dishes – Omakase 5 course $85 or Special Sashimi w/Appetizer $180

Sushi Ota’s Menu includes the standard Nigiri and Rolls along with the Omakase. Be sure to look at the specials board on the wall.

Website Sushi Ota Menu

Sushi Ota Food Picks:

Sushi Ota San Diego fried calamari

Fried Calamari ($5) was a comp’d appetizer. They had us waiting beyond our reservation time by 30 minutes. Light batter, good starter.

$85 Omakase 5 course:
Miso Soup – Fine, nothing special

Sushi Ota San Diego Mozuku Seaweed belly sashimi

Appetizer: Mozuku Seaweed & 1pc Tuna Belly, 1pc Yellowtail Belly, 1pc Salmon Belly – An ornate dish to start us off. It was cool having 3 different types of belly to compare and contrast.

Sushi Ota San Diego Miso seabass Clam dynamite

Baked: Baked Miso Seabass, Baked Clam Dynamite were both very good. The Sea Bass really stood out but was small.

Sushi Ota San Diego Sushi

Sushi: Tuna, Yellowtail, Salmon, albacore, Tai, Eel (1pc of each) – Wow, beautiful, fresh, cut perfect, could have used another order of this.

Dessert: Green Tea ice cream

Sushi Ota San Diego unagi don

Unagi Don ($25) had a sweet sauce and several large pieces of unagi. Fresh and cooked just right.

Teriyaki Chicken ($6) was larger than we thought it would be.

Sushi Ota San Diego ebi california roll

California Now Crab Roll ($8.50) was very good. Real smooth tasting crab and you pay the up charge.

Nigiri Ebi ($4.50) had a large shrimp and hit the mark.

OK: (Order if you like this dish)

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)

Do you agree with our review? Have you found other similar restaurants that are better? Any other suggestions for San Diego dining?

Restaurant Map:

Sushi Ota Overall Rating: (Excellent 3)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Excellent)
Service Rating: (Very Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Parking:Free Lot

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