Location: 902 S Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, FL
Hours: 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Island Ocean Star is one of the premier Japanese Anna Maria Island restaurants where you can dine on delectable sushi while overlooking Bimini Bay at a marina full of gorgeous yachts. This waterfront dining experience is ideal for couples, groups and families.
Although it’s not the cheapest Japanese restaurant in Sarasota, you pay for the quality of food that you get here, attentive and focused service, as well as one of the most beautiful outdoor dining settings that you can find in the entire state.
Dining outdoors is a must
For your first visit to Island Ocean Star, be sure to get a table outdoors, assuming that the weather is cooperating. This experience can’t be matched, as you’ll get to gaze on the beautiful clear waters of Bimini Bay during your appetizer and meal while also seeing some of the most prized and valuable yachts on the island.
Choosing the outdoor seating is guaranteed to make your experience so much more worthwhile. It’s so scenic here that many people take photos while they are eating. The best time to plan a dinner is around sunset where you’ll get the most vibrant, colorful and breathtaking ocean views while indulging on cocktails and sushi.
The traditional Hibachi grill cooking show is available
Dining indoors can be just as fun and exciting with the traditional Hibachi cooking shows being available here. If you haven’t had this experience before, there’s no better place to see it for the first time than the Island Ocean Star, which is known for its expertise when it comes to Japanese cuisine.
Hibachi menu items include cooked shrimp, NY strip steak, scallops, lobster tails, filet, ribeye, sesame chicken or veggies, and you can combine any two of the choices. The Hibachi grill show comes with a soup, salad, shrimp appetizer, fried rice and vegetables. It’s a very complete meal that will both satisfy and impress, and you’ll get a fun interactive show to participate in and keep the gang entertained.
Delicious sushi with the freshest ingredients possible
There aren’t too many spots on the island where you can get fresh, delicious and authentic sushi, but this Anna Maria Island restaurant is certainly one of them. This is the best place to go for any sushi lover looking for his or her fix.
The sushi menu is extensive with a variety of rolls, Sashimi (just fish with no rice), Nigiri (raw fish on rice), combinations, Signature rolls, and Makimono rolls (4-6 pieces).
Prices for the sushi are also on par with most mid to upscale sushi restaurants that you would find in any big city, so make a reservation or stop by the Island Ocean Star for a memorable Japanese culinary experience!