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Okawa Steak House & Sushi

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9720 Mission Gorge Rd, Ste A, Santee, CA 92071-3805
+1 619-258-9988
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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san diego, United States
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure what has happened here. this place was my favorite sushi place in the area. not sure if they sold it the management changed but i have noticed a big difference in food quality. they were outstanding now just average

Thank D6370ZJmichaelh
Level Contributor
91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Many reviews claim that this establishment is the cheaper version of Benihana so my husband and I decided to check it out while out and about on errands. We did not have a reservation but with it being 5pm and not too busy we were seated anyways, which was nice, no wait. The food was pretty good but the price... More 

Thank Yeleny S
El Cajon, California
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110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Although this place is small compared to Benihana it has a nicer more family feel, Great Steaks, Sushi and Teriyaki. The Sake was very good, the Chefs are awesome, we have been there about 3 times as a family and I have been there 3 times by myself. always perfect

Thank Bradnvicki
El Cajon, California
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439 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

My family went to the Okawa Steak House & Sushi Restaurant in Santee , Ca, this week, and had a great Hibachi grill Dinner. Paul our Chef was so funny and did a wonderful job cooking our meal ingredients on the hot grill for us. The salad dressing on the salad we had was very good. The Fried Rice and... More 

Thank grandslamhomer
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is just like Benihana but more relaxed. the food is just as good and the show, depending on the day is as good also. the prices are cheaper then benihana and if you go for lunch almost half price from dinner prices.

Thank grumpyldo
San Diego
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133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We had a reservation for our party of five and were promptly seated. Friendly service from the start. Appetizers and meal were fresh and tasty. (I sampled green tea ice cream and loved it.) Our server was helpful, and the chef enjoyed cooking on the hibachi - with flair. We shared a table with three others - a congenial group.... More 

Thank culdesacSanDiego
San Diego, California
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We were there for our daughter's 40th birthday. From the moment we walked in we were treated like royalty. Seated promptly, given menus and asked if we would like a drink. Being brand new to sushi, I wanted to ask questions from the sake to the food. The waiter was knowledgeable and very helpful.. We started with unfiltered sake. Very... More 

Thank Linda K
San Diego, California
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Hubby & I received a gift card here and decided to check it out. Opted for the sushi bar and can watch the hibachi show from there - looks like fun. Sushi is very fresh and wonderful. All staff in restaurant came by multiple times to check on us - very attentaive. Had a calamari app - though menu indicatees... More 

Thank 619SDGirl
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I had the filet mignon that was delicious. All of our food was good with a great presentation. Good menu selection as well. One person in our group was taking a little while to order and felt very rushed to get her order in. The waitress just stood and stared at her until she just ordered something. The food was... More 

1 Thank Cathy T
Salem, Oregon
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224 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We enjoyed wonderful hibachi cooked meals here with our family. My Filet Mignon tasted excellent. Each of us was happy with the experience and the food. The main drawback was the staff's hurry to get us fed and out the door. The dining was not leisurely.

Thank Mark M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9720 Mission Gorge Rd, Ste A, Santee, CA 92071-3805
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santee
  • Phone Number: +1 619-258-9988

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?