Starfish

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great kid friendly spot with excellent sushi! friendly staff, wonderful food, and warm environment makes this a great stop

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great kid friendly spot with excellent sushi! friendly staff, wonderful food, and warm environment makes this a great stop

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I've been to Starfish 3 times. All three visits were great. I've discovered that it's normal for them to be "out" of something I wanted, like sake. But the meal always makes up for it. Last visit I ordered the tekka-don. I was living

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I've been to Starfish 3 times. All three visits were great. I've discovered that it's normal for them to be "out" of something I wanted, like sake. But the meal always makes up for it. Last visit I ordered the tekka-don. I was living

Pros: The BEST sushi.

Cons: Service can be slow, but they are very polite.

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I went to Starfish bc it's always looked appealing from the outside. I live 2 blocks away and didn't have any better idea, so figured- sure, give it a shot! Whoops. ick. ugh.\r
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So - starts: we'd like a bottle of sake. They're having

3
★★★★★

I went to Starfish bc it's always looked appealing from the outside. I live 2 blocks away and didn't have any better idea, so figured- sure, give it a shot! Whoops. ick. ugh.\r
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So - starts: we'd like a bottle of sake. They're having

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Not sure if Starfish is under new management or what but it has gone way downhill. This used to be one of my favorite sushi places but I will never return again after last week's dinner. The service was terrible, the place was almost

3
★★★★★

Not sure if Starfish is under new management or what but it has gone way downhill. This used to be one of my favorite sushi places but I will never return again after last week's dinner. The service was terrible, the place was almost

Pros: easy to get in to

Cons: terrible food and service

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Twice we have been saved from bad experiences by just coming here. We love Sushi, not training wheel's but real Sushi. There are trendier places that call their dishes Sushi, we call them as we see them... fruit roll-up's with lot's of

3
★★★★★

Twice we have been saved from bad experiences by just coming here. We love Sushi, not training wheel's but real Sushi. There are trendier places that call their dishes Sushi, we call them as we see them... fruit roll-up's with lot's of

Pros: great service, good quality, good selection

Cons: not as trendy as others.... oop's that's a pro

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This restaurant was a great find. First of all, my husband and I didn't have reservations, so we went to the bar to get a drink. The asian pear martini was great- I could tell it was made with the Korean pear juice. We were seated

3
★★★★★

This restaurant was a great find. First of all, my husband and I didn't have reservations, so we went to the bar to get a drink. The asian pear martini was great- I could tell it was made with the Korean pear juice. We were seated

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This is one of the best sushi restaurants in the city, only second to Heat. Great fish quality, and a fun atmosphere.

3
★★★★★

This is one of the best sushi restaurants in the city, only second to Heat. Great fish quality, and a fun atmosphere.

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I've never had such an awful experience at a "nice" restaurant. On a Friday night (not busy at all) it took us 35 minutes to receive our drink order. We were first told the bartender was training, and then that they had run out of

3
★★★★★

I've never had such an awful experience at a "nice" restaurant. On a Friday night (not busy at all) it took us 35 minutes to receive our drink order. We were first told the bartender was training, and then that they had run out of

Pros: good food

Cons: terrible service, terrible management

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Outstanding, fresh fish on the menu of this trendy sushi joint. We got there early, so we had no problem getting a table, but on the speakers was some strange club-type rap new-world style music. Way too strange for my tastes, and way

3
★★★★★

Outstanding, fresh fish on the menu of this trendy sushi joint. We got there early, so we had no problem getting a table, but on the speakers was some strange club-type rap new-world style music. Way too strange for my tastes, and way

Pros: Fresh, Fairly priced, Decent service

Cons: Loud, bad music, Parking hassle

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By the end of our meal we all agreed that it was some of the best sushi we'd ever eaten! The special maki rolls are inventive and flavorful - Dragon & Alaskan were favorites, while Tataki was extra spicy, but all were great!
Other menu

3
★★★★★

By the end of our meal we all agreed that it was some of the best sushi we'd ever eaten! The special maki rolls are inventive and flavorful - Dragon & Alaskan were favorites, while Tataki was extra spicy, but all were great!
Other menu

Pros: great sushi, ambiance

Cons: , cost

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The service lacks: For the price (about $90 for two), I expect at least good service at a Randolf street lounge-type place. When we were seated, we were not noticed for more than 20 minutes. Then the waitress asked us if we were ready to

3
★★★★★

The service lacks: For the price (about $90 for two), I expect at least good service at a Randolf street lounge-type place. When we were seated, we were not noticed for more than 20 minutes. Then the waitress asked us if we were ready to

Pros: fresh fish

Cons: service, uncomfortable chairs

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I'd heard great things about this place and gave it a shot.
Starfish is definitely now on my list for one of my favorite places to go for consistently fresh and wonderful sushi! This is definitely a good place to take a date, as the

3
★★★★★

I'd heard great things about this place and gave it a shot.
Starfish is definitely now on my list for one of my favorite places to go for consistently fresh and wonderful sushi! This is definitely a good place to take a date, as the

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It was a little dark for my taste, but the food was amazing! Beautiful presentation, wonderful rolls. Pretty ceramic sake holders -- great experience!

3
★★★★★

It was a little dark for my taste, but the food was amazing! Beautiful presentation, wonderful rolls. Pretty ceramic sake holders -- great experience!

Pros: Romantic, great sushi

Cons: Too dark

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It was our first time to this new Sushi restaurant and we left with la gran sonrisa. We've been to many sushi restaurants in Chicago and we believe this is the best yet (although we need to try Heat again). Details: -All of the fish

3
★★★★★

It was our first time to this new Sushi restaurant and we left with la gran sonrisa. We've been to many sushi restaurants in Chicago and we believe this is the best yet (although we need to try Heat again). Details: -All of the fish

Pros: Fresh Fish, Great Fish, Fresh Fish

Cons: Expensive (sushi is), Uninformed Staff, Marginable

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Great~
I was really happy... I think The chef really konws about sushi~ Fresh, fresh, fresh!
You gotta try TOROTO KANI !!! fatty tuna over chopped crab meat is one of the best roll!!!!

3
★★★★★

Great~
I was really happy... I think The chef really konws about sushi~ Fresh, fresh, fresh!
You gotta try TOROTO KANI !!! fatty tuna over chopped crab meat is one of the best roll!!!!

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tonight was my first at starfish and i have to say i almost feel bad to say that i COMPLETELY disagree with the previous review? i thougt the fish was excellent for chicago(i mean it is all flown in frozen..it's all kinda crappy anyway)

3
★★★★★

tonight was my first at starfish and i have to say i almost feel bad to say that i COMPLETELY disagree with the previous review? i thougt the fish was excellent for chicago(i mean it is all flown in frozen..it's all kinda crappy anyway)

Pros: friendly service, good fish, martinis

Cons: older crowd, no pretty, ladies

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I am not impressed. Of the eight different fish we were served as sashimi, two (the albacore and salmon) were inedible. The maguro was not worth eating. The remainder ranged from ok (snapper) to good (hamachi). Portions were generous, but

3
★★★★★

I am not impressed. Of the eight different fish we were served as sashimi, two (the albacore and salmon) were inedible. The maguro was not worth eating. The remainder ranged from ok (snapper) to good (hamachi). Portions were generous, but

Pros: pleasant service, good presentation, nice room

Cons: foul fish, indifferent chef, poor value

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Wow, discovered this place from an artical in the Chicago Tribune. The sushi was fantastic! I've been to Japan several times and was pretty convinced that I wouldn't find that freshness elsewhere. The nigiri was soooo

3
★★★★★

Wow, discovered this place from an artical in the Chicago Tribune. The sushi was fantastic! I've been to Japan several times and was pretty convinced that I wouldn't find that freshness elsewhere. The nigiri was soooo

Pros: nigiri, sashimi, was some of the best, I ever had

Cons: it got a little smoky, when the bar got, crowded

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Having recently moved out here from Cali, I've had the pleasure of eating some great sushi. Starfish had among the freshest fish I've ever had which was a shock. The nigiri was great but the rolls/maki was average. The presentation in all

3
★★★★★

Having recently moved out here from Cali, I've had the pleasure of eating some great sushi. Starfish had among the freshest fish I've ever had which was a shock. The nigiri was great but the rolls/maki was average. The presentation in all

Pros: Good Nigiri, Hip Scene, Food Presentation

Cons: Pricey, Skip dessert

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Eat out a lot, especially sushi. This is one of the better places in the city. Not as pretentious as Mirai or silly like Heat, I would compare Starfish to Shine or Sushi Wabi. It was better than both, but similar style. Salads surprisingly

3
★★★★★

Eat out a lot, especially sushi. This is one of the better places in the city. Not as pretentious as Mirai or silly like Heat, I would compare Starfish to Shine or Sushi Wabi. It was better than both, but similar style. Salads surprisingly

Pros: Very fresh fish, Exquisite Plating, Unique offerings

Cons: A little pricey, Out of the way, Minimal desserts

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I am not sure what the other reviewer was talking about. I thought the sushi here was superb! The menu is extremely creative...they get there fish in everyday and the atmosphere is a lot warmer than the neighboring sushi wabi. You must

3
★★★★★

I am not sure what the other reviewer was talking about. I thought the sushi here was superb! The menu is extremely creative...they get there fish in everyday and the atmosphere is a lot warmer than the neighboring sushi wabi. You must

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The sushi here was LESS THAN IMPRESSIVE. The fish was NOT GENEROUS nor was it fresh. The bill I received will require a mortgage to pay off. Feel like burning money? Then go here. Otherwise, move onto something better and reasonable.

3
★★★★★

The sushi here was LESS THAN IMPRESSIVE. The fish was NOT GENEROUS nor was it fresh. The bill I received will require a mortgage to pay off. Feel like burning money? Then go here. Otherwise, move onto something better and reasonable.

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Immediatly and throughout the meal I was overtaken by the exclusive and intimate atmosphere-and so was my date ;)
Food and presentation was beyond excellent. For an all out nigiri fan like me the portions were more than just satifying.

3
★★★★★

Immediatly and throughout the meal I was overtaken by the exclusive and intimate atmosphere-and so was my date ;)
Food and presentation was beyond excellent. For an all out nigiri fan like me the portions were more than just satifying.

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the wine list was scant and over-priced. when we said we wanted to sent a glass of (really bad) wine back, the server "wasn't sure" what she could do about it. (although, it was ultimately taken off of our bill) the sushi was just OK, but

3
★★★★★

the wine list was scant and over-priced. when we said we wanted to sent a glass of (really bad) wine back, the server "wasn't sure" what she could do about it. (although, it was ultimately taken off of our bill) the sushi was just OK, but

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Starfish has a wonderful selection of both traditional and non-traditional appetizers along with a terrific variety of rolls to choose from. The Kamacazi roll was outstanding. Tuna over a spicy tuna roll! First time I've seen that offered

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★★★★★

Starfish has a wonderful selection of both traditional and non-traditional appetizers along with a terrific variety of rolls to choose from. The Kamacazi roll was outstanding. Tuna over a spicy tuna roll! First time I've seen that offered

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Incredible! Sushi Wabi without the wait or the prices. Fresh is an understatement. Has to be the best Sushi in Chicago.

3
★★★★★

Incredible! Sushi Wabi without the wait or the prices. Fresh is an understatement. Has to be the best Sushi in Chicago.

Pros: Affordable Sushi, Ambience, Service

Cons: Expensive Bar

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While the food was good, the service was terrible -- it took quite a while just to get a waiter to our table.

3
★★★★★

While the food was good, the service was terrible -- it took quite a while just to get a waiter to our table.

Pros: quick seating

Cons: long wait for staff

 

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