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Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi Bar

2958 Madison St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2359
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (16 reviews)
“black cod” (11 reviews)
“bibimbap” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
2958 Madison St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2359
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All our favorites available with the lunch combo- I had sushi and stir fried vegetables that came with rice and salad. Parking available and great service.

Thank mgt107
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Really great meal! Interesting and varied menu...and we didn't even try the robata. Had some of the best sushi in a long time (blue fin tun was special) and bibibmap - nice mix of Asian cultures. First time in last night...nice restaurant, friendly and capable...More

Thank jhmvis
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We came for a pre-bday celebration and it was sooo good! I never knew what robata was but I'm so glad I got it... It was four adults and we ordered 7 things. Beyond the bacon with asparagus I can't pick what was the best!!...More

Thank Mrs_Ware229
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

If you like high quality sushi and great service, this is the place for you. The servers are all young and friendly with an upbeat attitude in the restaurant's casual, contemporary setting. The summer roll is exquisite as is everything else I have tried when...More

Thank 505sandyd
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Loved this place! Sushi was fresh, lots of interesting rolls and dishes to choose from. It's quite lively, but if you go a little later it quiets down a bit. Would definitely recommend. I'll go back!

Thank MeadowsAC
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The atmosphere at Blue Ocean is casual and the servers are young and very friendly. I love the summer roll the best, since it has no rice and is wrapped in cucumber and served on skewers - no chop sticks required! The rainbow roll is...More

Thank 505sandyd
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Sushi is not my favorite meal but it is a treat for my husband, so we gave it a try. I had read that "Robata" was a way of cooking over a 900 degree charcoal fire. Something as a choice for me from the raw...More

Thank Angie M
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We have come here several times over the last few years whenever we are in town. Usually the atomosphere is good and it has a good ambience. Not now. It reminded me of a cheap Chinese carry out, with the odor of fried rice hanging...More

1  Thank sandrahny
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This was my first visit to the Blue Ocean Robata Grill. I have been to other Love Boat establishments in the past and this did not disappoint. Had live shrimp (Amaebi) and it was fresh out of the tank and still moving when it got...More

Thank Billy G
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We search for restaurant in Carlsbad after day at legoland. Kids shared a teriyaki chicken which they enjoyed. I loved the bibimbap and my husband enjoyed his three course meal with cod fish. Good value and excellent service.

Thank Lisa K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
15:15 - 00:00
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15:15 - 00:00
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01:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 15:00
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11:00 - 15:00
15:15 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2958 Madison St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2359
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760-434-4959
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