Swordfish

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$30 and under
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Sushi
Swordfish – Running strong in its 13th year, first opened in Batavia in the spring of 2004. Swordfish is a contemporary sushi and grill restaurant that delivers fine dining at its best and leaves you with an experience that will have you coming back for more.


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4.2
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OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food and very friendly service!

c
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Swordfish for the first time to celebrate Valentine's Day with a nice dinner post V-Day. The experience was phenomenal! And we will be back!! My wife had been a few times before several years ago with our daughter but this was my first opportunity. Our waiter (Dakota) was excellent! His recommendations were spot on and delicious to say the least. The owner was kind enough to present us with a sample of their Baby Shark roll and even gave us an after dinner sushi desert snack that was so good from presentation to taste that words alone can't describe. I highly recommend Swordfish and can't wait to go back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Mae was awesome and the owner was very nice about giving us samples of items

OT
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Our server was very attentive and food was delicious. However, we had a 7pm reservation and arrived just before. Nobody greeted us or even spoke to us until almost 7:20. Yes it was busy, but would have been nice if someone would have acknowledged us.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

Poor service, unorganized seating, long waits with no explanation or attempt to improve experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Even though reservations are made through Open Table the restaurant writes everything out on paper and frequently can’t find the reservation. I witnessed this twice while waiting in line. The space is incredibly cramped where the tables are separated just barely enough to pass by. Atmosphere makes this place not worth trying again- poor layout and very poor organization at hostess stand.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I am a long time patron of Swordfish .. it has been one of my favorite restaurants for many years. That being said, my Valentines Day experience at the restaurant was a huge disappointment... service was extremely slow, the “Ocean Drive” I ordered was fishy to the point of being inedible and I had to send it back... during which my husbands dinner still hadn’t arrived to the table. I wanted the sushi removed from our bill but was coerced into having it remade when I had already lost my appetite. Nothing comped from the bill... that’s fine.. I understand it’s a busy holiday... looks like the restaurant was simply ill-prepared.
All in all a sad experience... should have gone for a Lou Malnati’s heart shaped pizza.

m
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Welcoming Chef prepared very impressive Swordfish plate for two. The sushi was fresh and delicious. The presentation was artistic and over the top amazing!

SL
Chicago
99 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service!

TL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Sushi!

DE
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food! The owner takes such pride in his creations.

A
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is great! We have lived nearby for over 10 years, and we finally tried it. My husband loves sushi, I do not...we were still able to enjoy a reasonably priced and delicious meal together! He tried nagiri and several maki rolls, and loved all of them. I had the spicy chicken, and it was delicious! Also some of the most amazing tempura I've had. Definitely give this place a try!!

f
Italy
21 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food and good service. Worth a visit if you want to try Japanese food.

KM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, our expectations were exceeded!

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great!

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience3

We Ordered 2 different kinds of fish’s, both dry and no flavor

CV
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been many times but this last visit was outstanding in all ways. The sushi was the best we have ever had and the staff were perfection.

R
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the 4th time we've eaten at Swordfish in two months, and we keep coming back for the food, service, and special tasting the chef always sends to our table. We love coming to Swordfish for their consistently great food and service. We will be back again and again.

CP
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Quality food and service . Never a bad food experience

C
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful presentation, large selection and great service. Prices a bit high relative to other sushi places, but the food was good.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent. Had to send a steak back because not done enough. But both server and manager came over to make sure it was okay. Excellent customer service. Meal was delicious.

JN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

I’m on the fence; this is the first time where I really disliked my meal. I will give it one more try.

SB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Try the salmon with truffle and salt. Simply awesome!

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always great. The nicest people work there.

S
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place, love the atmosphere and the food, best tempura around and excellent service

S
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great, very attentive service, we had s great time!! :)

PM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

We used to love swordfish and hadn’t been in awhile. The service was slow although very friendly. The food quality just wasn’t what it used to be.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Swordfish

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the new menu! Our servers May and Jackson are awesome!

T
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good service and great food! Our favorite sushi place in the western suburbs.

SV
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sushi is my favorite meal, so I am particular. Best sushi in Far west suburbs. It rivals and even surpasses some of the best sushi restaurants in Chicago. My other favorite located west of Chicago is Nabuki in Hinsdale.
Swordfish has consistently fresh and full flavored sushi along with and good size portions of sashimi (my preference) and nagiri. Excellent rolls too-try the baby shark roll, red dragon and oceans 13, just to name a few of the amazing rolls they offer. The ginger dressing is the best ginger dressing I have ever had. For sake, try the Drunken Snapper.
Ambience is nice and if u want more privacy ask for a booth. Also lots of fun sitting at the sushi bar and speaking with the chefs. They are always nice and happy to discuss the latest specials. Jenny is at the front desk and consistently makes customers feel welcomed and is genuinely interested in knowing if you had a great meal. She sets the stage for a great dining experience. Sometimes the restaurant is so busy that it might take a while to get your order, but the servers do their best while you wait. Make a reservation in advance. Enjoy!

S
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food took forever to come out and was just OK. Priced pretty high for a sushi place. Probably won't go back unfortunately.

S
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Swordfish is a great place to eat, atmosphere is grand but towards evening the music gets too loud. we are not sushi eaters so we always order from the kitchen. Their dumplings are great but only four in an order. We generally have tempura shrimp with vegetables, adding two extra shrimp with each order, but we tried something different this time but didn’t care for it.
We will do back but only get our past items

SZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food all around. Apps, sushi and entrees are all served quickly and good quality. No issue with drinks or service. Received complimentary two piece sushi as well.

GK
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

guess what
new owner and new attitude...
staff ALL will visit your table
and ask how THEY are doing...
is the food good?
oh yes
Chef greets you as always
Going back soon

DJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great service. Food is also very consistent.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This is a favorite spot of mine and we are regulars for special occasions for my family. Relatively new ownership and feel the quality tapered just a bit bringing from a 5 to a four star. Service was good from our server and we were especially helped by the lady who seats and manages who has been the face of the restaurant for as long as I’ve gone there. I tried new rolls that were good but feel like trying to hard for unique combinations when the more simple rolls have been so good for so long. Well still keep coming back and it is still a favorite spot. Would like to see some more whiskeys in bar especially Japanese varieties.

a
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Freshest sushi around.

EB
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As always the food and the service are great. I always have the sashimi bento box and it is always great. The poke bowl was also very good.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Always seems to be way understaffed in table service. Food presentation gone downhill over the years.