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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.
Batavia, IL 60510
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Good food, good service – really liked the place! We had some items off the traditional menu in addition to a sushi appetizer. Shrimp and scallops as well as Chilean Seabass – all was quite good. Service excellence. A bit pricey, but overall would recommend and I’m sure we will come back!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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