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Island Ocean Star

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902 South Bay Blvd, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent service, excellent food!! Had sushi and a scallop dish- both were excellent! We found the greeting extremely warm and welcoming. The atmosphere is nice as it sits right in a marina.

Thank Fiona T
Sarasota, Florida
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I started to write this review awarding this establishment 3 stars until I checked my credit card statement and realized that they deceived us and ripped us off. We visited this restaurant with our friends (3) and a small child. The food was OK although I thought that the Soft Shell Crab was very small and overcooked ($14). The waiter... More 

Thank KennyGee68
Miami, Florida
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Great Japanese option for our family trip to AMI. Food was delish and fresh and waiter was great. Make reservations if you want the hibachi table. There are only 2 in the restaurant.

Thank ChicTravel101
Rye, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We've tried them all on Anna Maria and Island Ocean Star stands out as the best restaurant on AMI. This restaurant can stand up to sushi spots in bigger cities. If you like sushi/Japanese, this spot is a no-brainer. The location is right on the water with great views of the marina. The outdoor seating is quiet and spacious. The... More 

Thank PattyDinero
London, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

OK this place is good but not exceptional. It's setting is lovely, and has a closed in deck area where you can choose to eat. Personally we found it a bit lacking in flavour and pricy. The prices are island prices. The wine was expensive but very good as was the service. Compared to other Hitachi restaurants It lacked atmosphere.

Thank Beryl28
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Nice place is very clean and setting is put together very well i come here a lot and love it all the time the only thing I don't like is the bathroom is not in the restaurant it is out side but it's a price to pay for the wonderful food the waiters/waitresses are nice and are good at getting... More 

Thank happy_traviler
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I already liked Ocean Star at their previous location but this one is even better with the lovely deck! The chirashi is always a favorite.

Thank lyricall30
St. Petersburg, Florida
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We visited this restaurant for the second time over the Memorial Day holiday. In spite of my last minute request, they were able to accommodate us at the shared hibachi table. The service was extremely deferential and the food was wonderful. We all had steak and shared some sushi. I'm not a sushi expert but I liked the dancing dragon... More 

Thank LLGJ
Palmetto, Florida
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

we were eight , for a Birthday Dinner @ the Hibatchi grill almost $400 with the 20% added tip ! The food was OK service was not to atentiv ,after we eate , the the lady came to the table and told us we need to go to another table !!! wow we wear getting ready to go anyway ,... More 

Thank Mike K
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

This is our second visit to Island Ocean Star. We sit out on the deck. The discreet screens keep the bugs away, yet allow a nice view of Bimini Bay. If you time it right, you can watch the sunset over the water while eating excellently prepared sushi. If the sea urchin roe is available--try it, it's great. Everything we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $100
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 902 South Bay Blvd, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Holmes Beach
  • Phone Number: 19412516940
Island Ocean Star Sushi, Hibachi and Japanese cuisine invites you to enjoy the finest Anna Maria has to offer. From the breathtaking views over looking Bimini Bay on Anna Maria Island to our flair for the dramatics at our brand-new hibachi table. Come spend the night with us. Ocean Star has a full bar, sit down sushi bar, Hibachi table and outside dining on the water.

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