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1153 Rt 3 N, Gambrills, MD 21054
+1 410-721-7338
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
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Sun 03:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Severn, Maryland, United States
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I lived in Japan for over 5 years and studied the culture, made many Japanese friends, which I miss from time to time. Otani, is like the restaurant I used to live next to on Okinawa, only Otani does not have Japanese musicians and dancers entertaining you while you dine. The selection is authentic, very good quality, great presentation, and... More 

Thank Jack C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Had dinner there one evening based on a friend's recommendation; glad I did. The service was attentive without being overly intrusive, and the food was excellent. Very good portions for the money, and the hot tea was a nice addition to the sushi flavors. Clean restaurant.

Thank CharlesFinley
Hyattsville, Maryland
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I look forward to going here as much as possible! I love the atmosphere and the food is awesome! They have hibachi for the non sushi eaters... Don't be scared try it, cooked or not I love it all. They will make suggestions for you.

Thank Frederika L
Millersville, Maryland
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

If you like sushi or Japanese fare, Come to Otani in Crofton where... You'll see why they take great care Of every treat they offer to share!

Thank 4Owlsome
Level Contributor
30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Otani has very fresh sashimi and amazing specialty rolls. We have visited Otani which can have a wait with no reservation, because of it being extremely popular...but beat the wait by taking it home. Our 2.5 year old, and my wife, love the Teriyaki Chicken since they are not sushi/sashimi eaters. Portions are plentiful, food is just as fresh and... More 

Thank TMO614
Columbia, Maryland
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Very nice dinner. We had four sushi rolls, all were very good. Service was nice, did not feel rushed even though there were people waiting to be seated.

Thank Marty R
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Finished up yoga and was looking for a good place close by to eat lunch. We've driven by Otani a few times and have been wanting to try it out. Glad we did. The interior is very clean with an upscale atmosphere. We felt a little underdressed but, the staff did not tuck us away in a corner yet seated... More 

Ellicott City
1 review
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The best. Everything is great. You won't be disappointed. I especially love the Hibachi filet Mignon and Chicken and the spring rolls.

Thank Jo S
Crofton, Maryland
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a hidden gem! I've been going since they opened, never had a sushi roll I didn't like. The food is fresh, the service is great it's always a pleasure!! Order the Call From The Sea, it's not on the menu but they will still make it!!

Thank Njanezicki
Annapolis, Maryland
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We live close by and this is a great place for sushi and the service is always great! Some of the freshest sushi I've had and they always have a great selection.

Thank GrandPaWalking

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
03:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1153 Rt 3 N, Gambrills, MD 21054
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gambrills
  • Phone Number: +1 410-721-7338
I would think of the area as Crofton, not Gambrills. Adjacent suburbs

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