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3608 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2038
941-778-1236
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: I found this restaurant on Urbanspoon.

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese Florida Style

The Ocean Star Japanese restaurant has grown enormously since it relocated from the strip mall at Holmes Beach to the Galati Marina at Anna Maria and now includes Tepanyaki tables as well as a Sushi bar, cocktail bar and outside dining as well as the main inside restaurant. The food is still very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Barry I
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Wimborne
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  • Reservations
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

I am disappointed that I had to give it at least one star, zero would have been appropriate. I have no idea how their food is, after two hours we paid for our drinks and cold edemame and walked out. We had heard the service was slow but this beyond the pale. We are seasoned travelers and eat out often,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've written only one restaurant review before but we had such a terrible experience I feel compelled to share this. We called to order take out for three people. They said we should be prepared to wait an hour. Okay fine. The woman that took the order was not knowledgable about the menu, nor did she mention anything about their... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

beautiful setting, really good food, but on at least one night (last night) it took 40 minutes for a waiter to come to our table. We ended up going to the bar to bring back a glass of wine and asked maitre'd to get us waiter. Took forever. One German couple gave up and walked out after same experience. Then... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We are trying new restaurants on Anna Maria this year and this one does not disappoint! From the sushi and the appetizers to the main meals there was not a complaint to be had.

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Oxford, MI
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Excellent sushi - great selection of specialty rolls. Had dinner here and it was great. Nice setting at the marina. They need to change their address on trip advisor and their website. Somewhat difficult to find at Galati Marina if you are a visitor!

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Nashville, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My husbands new favorite restaurant on AMI. I loved it too. The tuna is fabulous and the scallops also good.

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Wimborne
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64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Ocean Star Japanese restaurant has grown enormously since it relocated from the strip mall at Holmes Beach to the Galati Marina at Anna Maria and now includes Tepanyaki tables as well as a Sushi bar, cocktail bar and outside dining as well as the main inside restaurant. The food is still very good and reasonably priced although wait time... More 

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Lima, Ohio
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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Very average dining experience. Our party of 6 agree that this is a place we would not return. Our service was slow. All entrees did not arrive at same time. The rice was tasteless and just slightly warm. Two people ordered salmon miso and liked the salmon. The other four ordered shrimp tempura and was very disappointed.

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Metamora, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

As we got to the restaurant the fishing crew was bringing in today's catch. We had various types of sushi,nigiri and sashimi, all excellent. We had a tuna main dish that was like butter. We sat outside on the water on a beautiful evening. Great time.

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Holmes Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We are locals and have eaten at this restaurant for years. They recently moved to this new location and it is even better atmosphere! We love sushi and have eaten it most everywhere we have been, but this is BY FAR the freshest and best! Love he owners.....wonderful people!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3608 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2038
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Holmes Beach
  • Phone Number: 941-778-1236

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

Description

I found this restaurant on Urbanspoon.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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