It was quite crowded when we went, but luckily we had reservations. I had worried about parking in the Pacific Beach area, but Sushi Ota is in a plaza with a parking lot.
We started with an appetizer sample that was on the Special’s Board. I don’t remember what each one was. The one on the left was a type of squid salad. The middle was a grilled fish. The one on the right was a fried fish.
Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the menu.
For my entree, I chose the chirashi deluxe. I loved how pretty the chirashi box looked. It consisted of toro, salmon, yellow tail, surf clam, uni, eel, octopus, shrimp, and a few others that I forgot what they were. The fish was served on a bed of sushi rice flavored with sushi vinegar. There was also a small side of pickles which I really enjoyed and some fried fish. I loved everything on my plate and the fish was really fresh.
My friend chose the sushi combination B.
Future Husband chose the sashimi plate which looked really small compared to what the rest of us ordered. He was a little sad about the quantity. Being the good future wife, I shared my plate with him.
We were really happy with our first experience here. The service was friendly and the fish was fresh. It was slightly on the pricey side but it was good quality. I will definitely have to come back soon to check out the sushi bar.