Upcoming events


6th Annual - Bras for a Cause

Hosted by Soroptimist International of Oxnard

When: Sunday, October 27, 2019

Time: 12:00 - 4:00pm

Where: Courtyard Marriott Oxnard - 600 E. Esplanade Dr. Oxnard, CA

Tickets: May be purchased from Karen at Otani’s the months of September and October

Ticket Price: (includes lunch and wine) $65 in advance - $80 at the door

Karen is a proud member of Soroptimist International of oxnard (SIO)

Karen has been an SIO member for over 5 years and enjoys making a difference in our community. If you are interested in learning more about SIO, their mission statement, how you can join SIO, or looking for more information on any of their events, stop by Otani’s and speak with her!

Soroptimist International of Oxnard takes Breast Cancer Awareness Month a few steps further than just wearing pink!

Nothing turns a life upside down like a cancer diagnosis. Most women with breast cancer have some type of surgery as part of her treatment, and recovery can be stressful and a lonely journey. This is where Soroptomist International of Oxnard steps in....

Themed Bras, Silent Auction, Opportunity Baskets and Guest Speakers

Soroptimist International of Oxnard’s breast cancer awareness fundraiser is an exciting and unusual party, highlighted by a gallery of wildly decorated bras.

The room is lined with custom-made, themed bras (like the “I Love Lucy” bra pictured above) that come with an assortment of matching goodies - in past years, we have seen Designer Sunglasses, Jewelry and even Disneyland Tickets.

The other side of the room is lined with Opportunity Baskets that are donated from local businesses and friends. There is a basket for everyone and range from pet supplies to resort getaways.

Mastectomy Comfort Care Kits

A portion of the proceeds fund Mastectomy Comfort Care Kits (pictured below) for patients at the St. John’s Cancer Center of Ventura County.


Women are sent home with tubes and drains attached in which they, or a loved one, must attend. Having simple supplies available at home immediately after surgery makes a difference in being ready to cope with the physical changes.

SIO’s Comfort Care Kits are made with love and include a customized t-shirt (with a Velcro front opening and custom pockets to hold the drains) and mini pillow. You can also find lotions, mints weights, hot/cold packs and a handful of other items to aid the recovery process.

For more information

Stop by Otani’s Seafood and speak with Karen! You may also contact: Marissa Vanderwyck (818) 655-8503, marissavan13@att.net, or Barbara Rodriguez (805) 844-8060, facialqueen@aol.com


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Oxnard Christmas Parade

When: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Where: Downtown Oxnard

Parade Starts: 10:00am

Mark your calendars!

The 2019 Oxnard Christmas Parade is Saturday, December 7th. Every year we line the sidewalk in front of Otani's as we watch the parade come down our A Street. Bring your blankets and chairs and join us for a festive morning!

Our kitchen doesn’t open until 11:00 am, but we always have Coffee, Hot Coco, Hot Tea, Donuts and Bagels available starting around 9:00am.

The parade is scheduled from 10:00am - 12:00 noon. Plan on getting there early to make sure you get your parking spot. :)

See You here!

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Host Families Needed for Japanese Students

When: March 25th - 30th (Wednesday to Monday - short 5 days)

For more information: Stop by Otani’s Seafood and speak with Tani or email Tani@csoe.com

Did you know Tani is also a coordinator for Japanese Foreign exchange students?

Tani is the Ventura County Coordinator for a company called California School of English and is always looking for loving host families. Plans for the next class are still being finalized, but the students usually stay for a short week.

We are expecting about 60 students, so come in and speak with her or shoot her an email if you would like more information.

Nagasaki Kita High school (Nagasaki, Japan) will be returning to Ventura County for the 5th year in a row! 

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  • Hosting international exchange students is an unforgettable cultural experience that often leads to lifelong friendships!

  • Students visiting from Nagasaki Kita High School are co-ed, 15-17 years old, English-competent, fun, respectful, and excited about their first trip to America!

  • Students attend English classes at CSE Ventura followed by afternoon activities and excursions (even Disneyland!)

  • Families host 2 students during their short 6-night stay and provide a bedroom, meals, and American hospitality

  • Host families receive a modest stipend to cover expenses

Also, don't forget about our stipend and referral program. We offer referral fees of $100 for each new host family. :)

Please email Tani at Tani@csoe.com for more information. 


Team Otani’s - Autism Awareness

7th Annual - Team Otani’s at the Aut2Run

When: Sunday, April 26, 2020

Where: CSUCI - 1 University Dr, Camarillo, CA 93012

Team Photo: 8:00am

This is our 7th annual Team Otani’s and would love to have you join our team this year. 

We will be running/walking on April 26th in the Aut2Run Charity Race to show our support for individuals and families living with Autism.

To join our Team Otani's:

Go to www.aut2run.org and click on "Register Now." Find the "5K Run/Walk" and click on "sign up." At the bottom it will have a "Race Group/Team" option. Click on the green "Create or Join Race Group/Team" button and scroll down till you find "Team Otani's" under the Aut2run 5K Teams. 


If you are not able to race on the 26th, but would still like to support, please make a donation on Team Otani's behalf to the Autism Society Ventura County. We would love to raise at least $1,000! You can donate online at https://runsignup.com/TeamOtanis or inside our restaurant (look for the "Aut2Run Donations" box on the counter or ask any employee). All donations will stay in our local community to help kids, adults and families with Autism Spectrum Disorder. For more info on this charity, go to www.AutismVentura.org 

Thank You!

Past Events

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Ronald Reagan Library

When the Ronald Reagan Library tells you they will be speaking about your family and asks if you could be in attendance, you drop everything to be there.

Steve, Karen and Tani joined the education staff at the Reagan Library on Monday, January 28th and spoke about our family’s experience in the Gila Arizona Interment Camp during WWII, and the recovery and rebuilding that followed. The interment camp years are part of our family (and community’s) history we try not to focus on or speak about, but that doesn’t mean it should ever be forgotten.

Thank you again Megan, and the rest of the phenomenal staff, it was an honor to be a part of your lecture.

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019

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History, Origami, Beverages and Snacks

Otani’s has been hosting Field Trips since the 1950’s. We used to give tours of the Fish Market and the processing of all the fish. Now, Karen and Tani team up and give an Otani’s history presentation, origami lessons and provide menu sampling!

Call us to set up your Field Trip!

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Otani’s 110th Anniversary & Christmas Parade

When: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Meet at Otani's: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Anniversary Party: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

2018 marked 110 years that the Otani family has been in business in Oxnard and we celebrated with our past and current employees. We are constantly thanking our customers for keeping us in business all these years, but it would not have been possible without the support of all of the Otani’s team!

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The group photo below is only part of the past and present Otani’s team that spent the morning with us. If felt like a family reunion and we are grateful for the friendships and bonds that have formed.

Otani’s Float

This was the first year we had an Otani’s float in the Oxnard Christmas Parade!

Our goal

Our goal was to thank all of our past (and current) employees for keeping us in business all these years. We are constantly thanking our customers, but would not be here without both customers AND employees. We wanted it to be a festive morning filled with friends old and new.

Anniversary Party- After Party

There will be a casual get together after the parade that will be open to the public from 11:30 - 12:30. Food and drinks will be provided.


*The current Otani’s was started in 1952 by great-grandpa, Izzy Otani... but his father, Toraichi Otani, started the first Otani’s business on the Boulevard in 1908!


2nd Annual - Wine, Craft Beer and Art Trail

Hosted by the Oxnard Downtown Lions Club

Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Heritage Square Oxnard - 715 S A St, Oxnard, California 93030

*100 % of all proceeds go straight back to the local community, through Oxnard Downtown Lions Club charitable causes!”

Help support the Oxnard Downtown Lions Club mission of helping our local youth and improving the quality of life for all in our community. You will also support Lions' global projects of improving eyesight, reducing the prevalence of diabetes, fighting hunger, supporting children with childhood cancer, and protecting and restoring the environment.

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Origami Lessons in the Park

Children’s Day: March 28, 2015

We love hosting origami lessons, let us know about your next event!