Wedged into a minimall between a convenience store and a looming medical building, Sushi Ota's location might seem less than auspicious but it helps to know that San Diego–bound Japanese businesspeople frequently call for reservations before boarding their trans-Pacific flights. Look at the expressions on customers' faces as they leave and you can see the satisfied glows that result from dining on San Diego's best sushi. Besides the usual California roll and tuna and
shrimp sushi, there are specialties that change daily such as sea urchin or surf clam sushi, a soft-shell crab roll, or the omakase tasting menu. Note that Japanese speakers tend to get the best spots, and servers can be abrupt. There's additional parking behind the mall.
4529 Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, California, 92109, USA
Aug 17, 2004
Hidden in a small strip mall, this is an oasis of spectacular Japanese cuisine. Beautiful presentation and very fresh fish.We would be frequent patrons if we lived in San Diego!Do not be put off by the location!
May 10, 2001
My former boss - who was born in Japan - said that this was the best place in town for sushi.