Blue Ocean Robata and Sushi Bar opened earlier this month in downtown Carlsbad. The restaurant is owned by the same group that operates Loveboat Sushi. Loveboat started as a single restaurant in Oceanside and now has 4 locations in San Diego county. Blue Ocean offers a similar sushi menu to the loveboat locations and then expands on it with a selection of small plates, yakitori and entrees. They have brought on Chef Andy Halvorsen who worked at A.R. Valentien in La Jolla and have also added a craft cocktail list that is very nice and well executed.
Moscow Mule ~ Very good and dangerous.
They have a good happy hour with drink specials and 20% off items from the Robata grill. The Drink and all three skewers ran me 20 before tip. Great price for the quality of food.
I forewent any sushi items as I have eaten at Loveboat quite a few times and wanted to try the new offerings. I can recommend the Albacore Delight roll though as its my goto from them.