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“Have eaten several times” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Star

Ocean Star
3608 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2038
941-778-1236
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Ranked #5 of 34 Restaurants in Holmes Beach
Cuisines: Japanese
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provincetown
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“Have eaten several times”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The only reason I can't give 5 stars is because the service is typically slow. But that is the only bad spot, the food is wonderful. The servers are friendly and welcoming.

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Holmes Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“So good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

As a local, we love Ocean Star, the food here is consistently yummy! Great sushi and amazing eel sauce and salads. The tempura and edamame are delicious too. Service is not the fastest and refills are not free on your drinks, but it is hands down the best sushi around.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fairport, New York
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“Pleasant, but Unexceptional Non-Sushi Menu”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Ocean Star is handicapped accessible with parking immediately in front of the door. No steps. Booths easily accommodate four large people, more average size.

Ocean Star Sushi and Japanese Restaurant's menu is extensive. While some have labelled this a "Sushi restaurant," the menu belies that label as it has page after page of Japanese specialities other than sushi. Our party was unadventurous and did not sample the sushi, so if you are interested in a review of the sushi, look elsewhere.

All of the entrees came with a salad of julienned mixed vegetables with a light Oriental ginger vinagerette. Tasty, but not memorable. Similarly the Miso soup did not wow.

Two of our party had tempura, both shrimp and chicken. The portions were large, yet delicate. In addition to the featured item, the tempuras included fresh green beans, potatoes, eggplant and squashes. No complaints.

One ordered Beef Teriyaki. It arrived simply as a steak with sauce. OK, but no pizzazz. I ordered Yaki Soba shrimp. The buckwheat noodles and julienned vegetables were fine, but the shrimp were tough.

All of the entrees we had were $18.95 or $19.95. We agreed they were somewhat overpriced for what we received. Service was good.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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“Real sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

I read some of the reviews and frankly why would you go to a Sushi restaurant to order a SALAD ? If you want to eat very good Sushi this is the place and if you stick to their specialty Sushi menu you will be very very satisfied . I met their local fisherman who supplies a great deal of the sushi fish and it is high grade . If your from small town USA this might be regarded as expensive BUT as Sushi restaurants go in North America
this is great value for excellent food . Shocking thought this might sound this is probably the best food I have eaten in this eight week trip .
DD

Visited March 2014
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new york, ny
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“Very good sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised
The sushi was very fresh and the service good despite a tacky strip mall location. We would return!

Visited February 2014
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