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About Swordfish

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.


207 N Randall Rd
Batavia, IL 60510
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
McKee St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 406-6463

Website:
http://swordfishsushi.com/

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Swordfish Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Good as usual

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

My wife and I have enjoyed numerous ocassions at swordfish. The artistry and creativity of the dishes always delights, as well as the consistently high quality ingredients. We love to experiment with sharing several of the platters and trying a different saki each time. Our Servers have always been helpful, knowledgeable and attentive. We view it as a local gem of a place and highly recommend it to those who appreciate fine sushi. Thank you!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Casual, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Lobster Mountain REAL GOOD

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Way overpriced! The waitress ignored requests, the food was average and masked by overdecorated plates to justify the cost (it cost $30 for one app and iced tea). Will not be returning. Try Ju Run down the road, it is better quality at a more reasonable cost.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Sushi artfully and beautifully prepared in a lovely atmosphere. Excellent waitstaff and the entire restaurant is very customer service oriented.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We had dinner to celebrate family with my sister in town. The Chilean sea bass was good as well as most of the sushi. The sushi presentation was top notch. The only issue we had was with one dish where the salmon did not taste fresh. The service was good and attentive. We will return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Great food. Great Service. A joy to be there. A really nice place to take a small group.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We love Swordfish! One of our favorite places for sushi! I love that they have a gluten free menu! Everyone on the staff has always been friendly and great!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 18, 2017

There's no shortage of Sushi restaurants in the Fox Valley. Swordfish is the best of the lot. Great food, atmosphere and presentation make this my favorite. They also have a full line of entrees if sushi isn't your thing. The best restaurant in Batavia. Highly recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Very good food and very good service. Love eating here (Swordfish).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2017

You must love sushi otherwise don't bother. As I don't, I found my choices very limited. The dessert was outstanding had a peach bellini (frozen peach with peach sorbet.) Had to ask for more water and offer empty dishes to waiter otherwise they sat on the table. The sushi dishes looked amazing and that is their speciality. Great place to go but you need to really enjoy sushi.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2017

We came here for the first time for my birthday and we're very impressed. The food and service was great. My only complaint was it was freezing inside which made me want to just eat and leave.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Had Christmas Eve dinner at Swordfish. It was a wonderful experience. We had excellent service - server explained various types of sushi, sashimi and other dishes which was very helpful to us newbies. Everything we ordered was beautifully presented, fresh and delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2016

The sushi was terrible. We have frequented this restaurant off and on over the years, and have alway loved it. I got the bento box sushi as I always do and it this time it was terrible - no taste, as if it had been sitting around for several days. I eat sushi all the time and this was definitely not fresh. I was expecting to be ill afterwards, but thankfully wasn't.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Great sushi. It has a city vibe and cool decor. Good beer selection. Have I reached 25 words yet?

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2016

My wife's and my favorite sushi restaurant in the area. Always delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 28, 2016

Excellent place to go for a special occasion. Wait staff very knowledgeable and helpful with a big menu. Special occasion because it can get pricey pretty fast but given the type of restaurant and the quality it was outstanding.
If you are not sure about stepping out and trying something a little different its a great place to go and you are able to be as food adventurous as you like.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Best sushi in the Fox Valley

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Great sushi and entrees but a bit overpriced. But a really good selection of rolls, sashimi and nigiri.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Food was delicious, as always! Great service too! We will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Swordfish has fantastic sushi, probably the best in the Tri-Cities!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Swordfish is a place that would be a very nice Date place or anniversary or any occasion you are looking for something out of the ordinary and special. The waitstaff and manager were very nice and wanted to make sure the experience was everything we wanted it to be.

Value was good, it is on the pricey side but the personal touch from the Sushi bar and attention to detail with the presentation was nice. The amount of food for the price was good, with the soup and salad that comes with dinner, I would recommend the Bento box to learn the various items. Take the menu slow there is a lot to see but don't be afraid to ask the waitstaff they do a fine job explaining things.
Overall a very positive experience, would like to go back in the future.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Dragon eyes were delicious. Service was very attentive.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Was terrific!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 30, 2016

The sushi is always so good here, and we always have a great time. We have not had a bad item off the menu at this place yet. It never disappoints. We always love all of the edible decorations on the plates made out of apple, carrots, etc.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 19, 2016

Oceans 13 is a staple on our visits and was again. Very good. Enjoyed the nigiri. Service was attentive and food came out fast but not rushed. Love this place and ambience and come here often.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 5, 2016

I love the calamari! So delicious!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 4, 2016

Every time we walk in the chefs welcome us. The staff is friendly and not overly attentive. The food is cooked to perfection. Their sauces are delicious. I love trying new things.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 4, 2016

Excellent food, sashimi was great. The calimari kick appetizer is imaginative and delicious. For those who can't handle raw fish my wife highly recommends the Moon River roll. The Sexy Lady cocktail is also highly recommended. The space is also welcoming with very friendly and helpful staff.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Wonderful blend of the usual Japanese sushi restaurant - fresh nigiri sushi and sashimi, great and innovative maki rolls, and cold appetizers...plus super hot appetizers and entrees that you do not find in most sushi restaurants. Also very nice ambiance, a great choice for date night. Service is efficient and friendly. Overall a great experience!

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Although we've been to Swordfish twice prior, it appears they only get better. My wife and I sat at the Sushi bar and was most professionally served by Gene. Gene suggested I try the Blue Fin Tuna, bottom cut which is much fattier and costlier. I did try and to my delighted surprise, it was the most tasteful and buttery textured sushi I've ever had. I also had my favorite, Uni with a raw quail egg. I also had the Samarai platter which was the incredibly fresh tasting arrangement of different types of Tuna. All in all, it was my best experience ever at Swordfish. If I had one complaint it was the hot sake, which was tepid at best. I did send back and they accomadated me by making the next bottle hot. I would recommend Swordfish to any advanced Sushi palate. That said, I would recommend an early seating to take advantage of the fresher cuts.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2016

Swordfish is our favorite sushi restaurant in the Tri-City area. Love the Special Spicy Tuna and Crunchy Muffy. Had Oceans 13 this visit and it was also excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2016

The food was amazing. The Alaskan king Salmon was mouth watering! So delicious!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2016

First, let me say that we have eaten at Swordfish many times over many years. The quality of the sushi used to be excellent but it has gradually declined over the years to just average for a suburban sushi restaurant.

Following our most recent visit, I was shocked to receive a call from the manager a few hours later to ask why we hadn't left a gratuity since it was not included on our bill. I informed her that it was indeed included (we had a party of 6 and a 20% gratuity was included), and she proceeded to argue with me. When she mentioned the total of the bill, I told her that was not the correct amount, and then she became confused and must have finally realized she had called the wrong patron. No sincere apology, just an "oh sorry" and she was gone. I was personally very offended, and would have at least expected a profuse apology. But more importantly, I feel the phone call itself was completely inappropriate. I work in a service industry and this is very poor customer service. A follow-up call to find out if there was something wrong with the food or service is understandable, but just to call and say why didn't you leave a gratuity is just plain rude. Granted, not leaving a gratuity is also rude in my opinion, but by definition a gratuity is not required, and a restaurant manager should be more concerned that the patron was unhappy. If that patron had just made a mistake in not adding a gratuity, then a sincere call about their experience is much more likely to make them correct the mistake then an accusatory call. I will not be returning to Swordfish.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2015

The swordfish is some of the best uve ever had, tebdwr with great flavor. Also really enjoyed the sushi, nice size rolls.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2015

Love this place. My wife and I come here alone to talk and have a impromptu date night. We also bring our teen son on occasion and he loves it too. We had his birthday here this past weekend. Atmosphere is very cool and not a Midwestern bar and grill. The chefs are amazing and so is the staff. Recommendations: lobster mountain, all specials to include miso soup and the pomegranate martini. Each visit is excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 31, 2015

The restaurant wasn't busy, almost no other people, but the waiter forgot my sake. He misquoted the market price for uni. Small complaints, I know.
More importantly, I found the sashimi average. The ebi (raw sweet shrimp) was small and I didn't like the unique way they deep fried the body, i.e. no batter. I ordered rather common types of fish and I would not describe the quality as "outstanding". The special roll, Crunchy Mama, was very good, but the caterpillar roll was mushy and tasteless. The appetizers were good...scallop wrapped in bacon and calamari kick, but the shumai could have been from a package.
Basically, the restaurant just wasn't as good as I was expecting after reading various review. I was underwhelmed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Italy)·Dined on September 26, 2015

Four of us overate at Swordfish. The food was very good as was the service and ambience. Not being either a 'foodie' or an 'expert' on Japanese food I am not sure exactly what each dishcontained but all were tasty. Will certainly return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 10, 2015

Convenient location for good sushi and maki rolls. My one complaint is bar service is extremely slow. We received our first order of maki rolls before cocktails arrived at our table.
It was a typical martini and a cocktail from the drink menu. It did not appear to be a busy night. They need to work on getting the drinks out sooner. I gave service 4 stars because of our waiter.
He did his best despite about the issue with our drink order.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 13, 2015

This place is a stand alone restaurant in a large mall, and much better than you would expect for this location. The food was great, but the presentations were even better.
They have a fantastic selection of Sushi and Rolls, plus several really good hot cooked dinner selections for those who just want cooked seafood or even non seafood.

Highly recommended, good prices for the quality presented.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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