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Ocean Room

The Ocean Room is a fun & unique destination for sushi and seafood lovers in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. Our bright contemporary interior and exhibition style kitchen set the stage for our oyster display and hand made sushi presentation. With menu offerings such as Surf & Turf, Ahi Poke, Bouillabaisse, and several varieties of oysters and sushi available daily, Ocean Room can proudly satisfy any dinner party's requests. Our dishes were thoughtfully created to capture the natural flavors of local seafood, enhanced with both unique recipes and creative presentation.

Our patio dining and window tables offer a view of the energy of the Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego primary entertainment district. We're close to Petco Park, Horton Plaza & the Convention Center, and are centered among the main hotels, theaters, shops & nightclubs
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30 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
(30 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 30 reviews
5 stars
(3)
4 stars
(12)
3 stars
(8)
2 stars
(6)
1 star
(1)
Food 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Service 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
1.8 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • fit for foodies(6)
  • great for outdoor dining(6)
  • neighborhood gem(5)
  • good for groups(4)
  • great for lunch(3)
  • special occasion(2)
Ocean Room Reviews List
Review 1 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2011
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2011
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Review 2 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Yummy & Romantic

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Dined on 2/13/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"My Boyfriend and I went the day before valentines Day and almost no one was there. The food was Delicious and so were the martinis. It was a very easy going night, not too much noise. However parking was a nightmare, But it is the gas lamp district so we were expecting it."
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 3 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I enjoyed the steamed mussels and drunken salmon roll but their spicy tuna roll was too slimy and too dark in color for my taste"
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
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Review 4 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 5 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 9/17/2013
 2013
Dined on 9/17/2013
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/17/2013
 2013
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Review 6 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 7 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2008
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I don't like the photographer disturbing me by taking pictures. The short rib is kind of no taste. The glass of water I got was in a chipped glass."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2008
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Review 8 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2008
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 9 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Great sushi

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The sushi here is great, especially the Spicy Tuna Roll. The sushi chef and the waitstaff are personable and efficient. You can't find a better happy hour. The outdoor seating is preferred to the indoor seating. The inside is clean but tired and sadly drab."
Dined on 11/16/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 10 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 11/16/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/16/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/16/2015
 2015
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Review 11 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/19/2015
 2011
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Review 12 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 10/21/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/21/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/21/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 13 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/09/2015
 2013
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2013
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Review 14 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 9/26/2015
 2014
Dined on 9/26/2015
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/26/2015
 2014
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Review 15 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

The Sushi Shines!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The sushi at Ocean Room is superb - superb quality seafood with expert sushi preparation. The calamari was good; it needed seasoning to add a punch to the perfect crunchy texture."
Dined on 8/31/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/23/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/23/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/23/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 17 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/31/2015
 2015
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/31/2015
 2015
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Review 18 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best Service in SD

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I have to compliment the hostess, the wait-person, even the busboy! Every individual added to the enjoyment of some amazingly good seafood. Next visit, I'm going for Happy Hour - the specials look great!"
Dined on 7/27/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 7/26/2015
 2014
Dined on 7/26/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/26/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Very mediocre

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Dined on 7/18/2015
 2014
Dined on 7/18/2015
 2014
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Cookie cutter restaurant... Everything was good... not great... nothing special... Prices were right though - and service was great."
Dined on 7/18/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 21 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 7/13/2015
 2010
Dined on 7/13/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My husband and I enjoyed a great night at ocean room. Great sushi rolls, and pot stickers! We had a cup of miso soup each and the flavor was great, it was just a tad on the cold side. I would recommend this place for a great night out."
Dined on 7/13/2015
 2010
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Review 22 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Decent sushi with a front-row seat for Comic-Con.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Sat on the patio to watch the Comic-Con parade. The sushi was pretty good, my cucumber mojito was pretty good too. Patio is small and a little crowded. Not sure what to make of the staff, they weren't consistent with the level of service. (ie, I told the waiter to bring me a second drink before happy hour ended. He was pre-occupied chatting with another guest. Even after I flagged him down, he took his time getting to me.) The busboy seemed more attentive...
I'd probably go again."
Dined on 7/09/2015
 2009
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 23 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/27/2015
 2015
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Not worth the wait

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Took a group of cutomers there after looking over the web site and seeing decent recommendations. Fact is, it was the only place willing to seat our large party, so I did not have much of a choice. I should have just split the table at a much nicer place.
The Bar / Chef Cooking area are all upfront in plain sight. Thinking it was a Sushi bar, I didnt realize ALL of the cooking woudl be done by the one person with a chef hat on. 1 chef, 1 bartender, 1 waiter. Our party pretty much took up every seat in the place besides the bothes, which meant that we should have got great service and fantastic food.
Unfortunately, both food quality and service were below what I expected. We didnt stick around for desert as it took us just over 2 hours to get our entres.
Would not recomend this to anyone looking for a good sushi / seafood restaurant in the Gaslamp district. There are MANY other options that are fantastic in the area."
Dined on 6/09/2015
 2009
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Review 25 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/15/2014
 2010
Dined on 2/15/2014
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/15/2014
 2010
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Review 26 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/12/2015
 2012
Dined on 5/12/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/12/2015
 2012
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Review 27 for Ocean Room
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/17/2015
 2012
Dined on 4/17/2015
 2012
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/17/2015
 2012
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Ocean Room
Based on the average of (3) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
3 out of 3 recommend this product
Food 
4.7 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.7 / 5
Service 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
Ambiance 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate