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The Oceanaire Seafood Room

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

Seafood Restaurant, Wine Bar, and Lounge · Gaslamp
400 J St (at 4th Ave), San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Dinner, Happy Hour
Wine, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

"To eat an oyster is to kiss the sea on the lips" -- Leonard Beck


Based on 135 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    Mel N.
    "Kid Dynamite is excellent."(4 Tips)
    Jennifer B.
    "oyster bar and have an expertly made martini"(3 Tips)
    Dana F.
    "U MUST order the crab cakes here - best I've ever had in my life!!"(12 Tips)
    Eddie N.
    "happy hour from 5-6p Monday through Friday-Ask for Andy!"(6 Tips)
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  • oysters
  • crab cakes
  • kid dynamite
  • happy hour
  • good for dates
  • martinis
  • ahi tuna
  • fish
  • romantic
  • calamari
  • mahi mahi
  • lively
  • lobster
  • chowder
  • desserts
  • spicy food
  • fancy
  • seaweed salad
  • key lime pie
  • sea bass
  • Lisa D.

    Fantastic oysters!! And T bone Halibut with English pea purée

    Lisa Done · March 30
  • Pervin K.

    Different seafood and presentation is perfect !!

    Pervin Kendi · March 2
  • TheDL

    There is nothing special about dinner here. If you can swing happy hour (5p-6p) then that's what I'd recommend because you'll otherwise overspend on a chain-restaurant meal.

    TheDL · February 22
  • Andres C.

    This was once one of San Diego's best, unfortunately they changed chefs and the food was not good, especially for the prices!

    Andres Campos · January 4
  • Guy

    Great for special romantic evening...bring the credit card...

    Guy · December 20, 2014
  • M Douglas G.

    Ahi tuna was awesome. Asparagus too.

    M Douglas Gurley · October 9, 2014
  • Seph M.

    If you like raw oysters (and you should), do yourself a favor and order a chef's choice assortment. The Paradise Island oysters are particularly wonderful. Light and creamy.

    Seph M. · August 31, 2014
  • Estefania T.

    Very nice restaurant, any oyster you want it is really really delicious !!

    Estefania T · August 26, 2014
  • Roger

    Awesome HH specials (especially on the oysters)!

    Roger · August 16, 2014
  • Phill S.

    Happy hour is amazing

    Phill Sunbury · August 8, 2014
  • Kim N.

    I only go for happy hour

    Kim Nguyen · June 26, 2014
  • Pamela V.

    Ask for Ken..the waiter. He is EXCELLENT. Definitely try the crab cakes and the Key Lime pie. Appetizers ate huge but great to share with 3-4 people.

    Pamela Voigt · June 11, 2014
  • David N.

    Fanny Bay and Kumamoto oysters for the win

    David Nguyen · May 16, 2014
  • Denette

    Nice place! Had amuse bouche seaweed salad (amazing!) an oyster sampler( yummy), calamari (was ok) the kid dynamite fish. Good drinks. Baked Alaska is fun and yummy! (Overall I like Blue Point better)

    Denette · April 14, 2014
  • Kristen D.

    Worst valentines pre fixe menu. Spent $300 and I feel sick. All food was pre cooked and thrown in the warmer. Don't do valentines there. Otherwise it's good

    Kristen Derbyshire · February 15, 2014
  • Natalie S.

    Brussel sprouts and cream corn. NZ sea bass and the Butterfish dynamite style and it was also good choices. Special occasion go for the baked Alaska for pizazz.

    Natalie S. · December 21, 2013
  • Tina Z.

    The baked stuffed shrimp is heaven!

    Tina Zeidan · December 4, 2013
  • Guy D.

    By far the best dinner I've had in years. Service was great, atmosphere was perfect, and every course was amazing. Plus the waiter dropped some great knowledge on the dishes. They know their seafood

    Guy Dahan · October 7, 2013
  • Jessica D.

    Absolutely Amazing!! Spicy Blue Crab Crusted Mahi Mahi w/ Bok Choy & screaming Rooster Sauce in San Diego

    Jessica DeLuca · August 31, 2013
  • Roberto G.

    Crabcake is a must, try the Caribbean lobster, great!

    Roberto Gonzalez · August 5, 2013
  • Meghan M.

    Love this place for birthdays.

    Meghan Murray · June 16, 2013
  • Kelsie K.

    Say hi to JR. The best bartender here!! Tell him i sent u!

    Kelsie Kelley · March 22, 2013
  • M L.

    Crab cake. Just one order.

    M Li · March 10, 2013
  • M L.

    Ken is awesome

    M Li · March 10, 2013
  • Jason M.

    This place is awesome. GET THE CRABCAKE

    Jason Martinez · February 6, 2013
  • Peggy G.

    If you tell them there's a birthday when you make a reservation, they'll print HAPPY BIRTHDAY, (YOUR NAME)! on the menu.

    Peggy Gartin · January 2, 2013
  • Mike F.

    Excellent service, delicious food!

    Mike Fuselier · August 20, 2012
  • Carol L.

    Sit at the oyster bar on Sundays for $1 oysters (good for any oyster priced at $2.25 or less) ALL NIGHT.

    Carol Lee · July 16, 2012
  • Christopher M.

    Oyster selection was excellent and extensive; however, $2.25 for each one is far over-priced!!

    Christopher Michael · July 7, 2012
  • Adam M.

    Get the crab cakes. They are incredible and have very little breading. Ahi tuna is also a great choice. Warning: the desserts are huge!

    Adam Mintz · June 24, 2012
  • Wayne C.

    Had the crabcake tonight I would like to call it a crab-cupcake..... Very small fish was awesome.

    Wayne Chartier · May 30, 2012
  • Kelly .

    Scallops are smaller than you're led to believe

    Kelly 🍰 · April 9, 2012
  • Roxanna C.

    By far a great happy hour! Oysters, salads, mussels are ideal.

    Roxanna Castillo-Leonardo · March 2, 2012
  • Melody D.

    Ask spencer to make you a sexy martini...shaken.

    Melody Davies · February 27, 2012
  • Eddie N.

    happy hour from 5-6p Monday through Friday-Ask for Andy! Sooo good!

    Eddie Nomura · February 26, 2012
  • Dana F.

    U MUST order the crab cakes here - best I've ever had in my life!!

    Dana Fong · February 12, 2012
  • Marek S.

    Fantastic thick chowder!

    Marek S · October 25, 2011
  • Piret S.

    Unbelievably fresh Ahi Tuna!

    Piret Sepp · October 13, 2011
  • Yu L.

    the vegetable before dinner。。。y i eat it。。

    Yu Li · October 8, 2011

    BEST SEAFOOD IS SAN DIEGO! · October 1, 2011
  • Brent W.

    Baked Alaskan for desert.

    Brent Wellman · September 28, 2011
  • Scott F.

    If you're alone and don't have a reservation, hit the oyster bar - lots of friendly people there waiting for their tables.

    Scott Fullen · August 29, 2011
  • Mary K.

    Great oysters! Sunday night $1.00 oysters! Yum!

    Mary Kane · August 8, 2011
  • Mike P.

    If you have late weekend reservations, temper your expectations. High likelihood that many of the popular items on the menu will be sold out.

    Mike Puangmalai · July 31, 2011
  • Stephen L.

    Forget the crab cake. the Kid Dynamite with a glass of Avery cab will blow your mind.

    Stephen Lyman · July 10, 2011
  • Gina L.

    ask ron to make you the tiramisu drink. best bartender ever.

    Gina L · July 4, 2011
  • Zomg A.

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    Zomg Anime · March 16, 2011
  • Tim C.

    Best seafood in San Diego for sure! Chef's special sashimi was amazing.

    Tim Carroll · February 8, 2011
  • California B.

    Best Seafood in SD...great crabcakes...TUNA was great..and Asparagus was out of this world...

    California Black · February 2, 2011
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Baked alaska

    Foodspotting · December 21, 2010

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