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Osaka - Chestnut Hill
Osaka - Chestnut Hill
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Osaka - Chestnut Hill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.osakapa.com
  • Email: jhskinc@gmail.com
  • Phone: (215) 242-5900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Harrison Kim
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Tuesday nights feature a local jazz band to create a warm ambiance while enjoying a relaxing meal.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Evergreen Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Osaka - Chestnut Hill
Since 2003, Osaka has been a hidden gem located in the heart of Chestnut Hill, satisfying guests with a menu that is both familiar and unique. Its personable and knowledgeable staff functions in a warm and hip atmosphere, providing an intimate and fun dining experience for any occasion.

Preparing traditional sushi, as well as elegant, nouveau dishes, Osaka's innovative chefs integrate orthodox Japanese techniques with international flavors to create stunning, mouth-watering bites for an eclectic crowd. From seasonal, exotic fish, Tuesday night jazz, an excellent, affordable wine list, to reasonably priced lunch boxes, Osaka is a promising destination for all to enjoy and share.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Diner Reviews
  • "I have been here several times and the food is always excellent. Best sushi I have had outside of Hawaii, and plenty of non-raw options (sushi and otherwise). The waiters are always very friendly and polite. We were celebrating a birthday and had requested in our Opentable reservation that something special be done if possible, and a complimentary dessert with a candle was brought to our table. Very enjoyable experience!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food is tasty, the service is good and thr prices are in line with the area. For Japanese food foodies, it's your basic made-in-America version of Japanese food, not a taste-of-Japan joint."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Osaka is a great little neighborhood gem with excellent food and service. Always crowded ,but worth the wait!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "… and the favorites can be counted on! Kani Kami., lobster roll, lobster ravioli… mushroom soup..."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I normally have had a good experience at this little Chestnut Hill gem and I'm just chalking up my last experience to an inexperienced wait staff. Appetizers were brought with no servicing dishes; I specifically asked for brown rice instead of white rice for my dinner and received white rice; and finally we were hounded by the staff whenever our fork/chopstick was on our plate to see if we were done. Please hire more experienced servers or offer better training for your staff."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I have been coming to Osaka for years. It never disappoints. Great sushi. Excellent appetizers, the best age dashi tofu I have ever had. Interesting and varied menu not just a typical sushi restaurant. Try the crab cake on purple rice for example. My Australian friend says it is her favorite restaurant in the world. We come at least once every time she visits. Great for lunch too! Very competent and friendly wait staff as well."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "A great, local place you can really count on to be fabulous! :-) Thank you!! :-) Leonel thanks you, too! From Kani Kamikazi to lobster ravioli to hong kong dragon roll, to live sea scallop… seafood udon, or mushroom… it's all wonderful!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The food was great. Service was pretty good. Reasonable price for Chestnut Hill neighborhood."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Great Sushi menu. Service was attentive and not pushy. Food was excellent."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I dined at Osaka - Chestnut Hill on a Saturday evening with my son. It was his 10th birthday and he had told me that this year he wanted to go somewhere he could have sushi. I thought about going to Chinatown or somewhere more common but then someone told me about this neighborhood gem. I didn't have to travel far plus I didn't have to pay for parking. The weather had been terrible so I didn't expect it to be too busy which was somewhat true. The atmosphere was nice (aroma, lighting and noise level) and very calming. Our waiter was great with suggestions & being attentive, he even brought my son a Shirley Temple after he brought out the sprite he had ordered. We had mussels, maki rolls & terayaki (no room for dessert). I'll go again!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Wow. We had the Kobe beef appetizer. We also had 5 rolls (kamikaze, lobster, honeymoon, white tiger, and dynamite roll. Best sushi I've ever had and we've had sushi from many different places. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I reported and told the host that I had a reservation. He did not confirm my name, but did seat me promptly. The food was just okay, not memorable in anyway. It is a convenient moderately priced place for lunch. The noise level was excellent primarily because there were fewer than 10 diners in the entire restaurant."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Robin is back! All is well; once again!!! He is absolutely the best."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Osaka had a wonderful selection on the menu. The nigiri was wonderful! My fiance ordered a seafood dish with crab and scallops and the broth was so good. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This Chestnut Hill mainstay has become one of our go-to spots for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, and the like. We are frequent patrons in the upper dining room, which is quite insulated from the lively action downstairs in the sushi bar. The last time we were there, our good-natured but tired server was just finishing up a long double shift, and had a few glitches, but the food and the ambience were, as always, top shelf. We spend half of each year in the San Francisco area, where great sushi bars are as plentiful as great little Italian places in South Philadelphia, and we've never been disappointed with the quality or the creativity of the kitchen staff at Osaka."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "My husband and I recently enjoyed a dinner at Osaka. This was our first time dining at this restaurant. We will surely go back. Our food was very good. The lobster ravioli appetizer was amazing! My filet mignon was perfectly cooked and had a wonderful flavor. My husband's entree was a mixture of seafood in a butter broth. The broth was delicious and a great compliment to the generous portion of seafood, the king crab was particularly good. Our desserts were also very good. We had the chocolate lava cake and the tempura ice cream, both were yummy. Our server was friendly, courteous and attentive (but not overly so, just right)."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Four hungry diners enjoyed a post-Christmas day dinner. The presentation was beautiful—both the sushi and the gorgeous bowls and platters on which it was served. I wish that my companions had taken a little more time to savor their food. It is easy to watch $100 disappear down gullets in a matter of minutes. But I could not blame them, because the color, taste and balance of flavors were too enticing to resist. Next time I will have noodles after nigiri."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Osaka delivers great, fresh and tasty sushi. The food is presented beautifully. And, the rich taste of sushi really does spike with a crescendo."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Always one of my favorite places to eat! We love the sushi and everyone who works there. However, please bring Tony back, we miss him!!! Thank You!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Sushi was great, place was cozy, people were nice!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We went to Osaka for a last minute Saturday night meal. Reservations were available with no problem a few hours before but there were few if any available tables while we were there, so make one to be safe. The food was fantastic and there was an energetic feel to the crowd. We can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Very nice little sushi restaurant in Chestnut Hill with a very nice group of servers. Food was delicious and nicely displayed. Service was a bit slow because it was so busy, but when we expressed that we were pressed for time our server made certain that our food was ready in time for us to make an appointment on time. My wife and I look forward to returning."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Osaka never disappoints. Their sushi is always fresh and bursting with flavor. I would eat there every night if I could. My fiancé and I had dinner for my birthday. We were so full from the incredible dinner and decided against dessert. They brought out our left overs along with a complementary chocolate cake! The whole experience was wonderful!"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Tony is great! We love sushi and will go no where else. The service is always great and friendly. We are there at least once a week, if not twice for take out. Specials are also fantastic. The soup was delicious and my husband loved the special roll!"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "I LOVE Osaka!!! There is no better sushi, or better chefs. We continue to return about once a week. There is really no where else worth going."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Osaka often has a special roll each night that are often really great. If you like draft beer, ask what is currently on tap, its not listed in the menu."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Family run, this place is one of my favorites!! :-) Always fresh and met with smiles! :-) I love it here! It's my favorite!! :-) I also LOVE Chef Asahi! :-) He may be the reason I keep coming back! :-)"
    Dined on 12/7/2012
  • "I LOVE THIS PLACE! I ALWAYS HAVE--even before it became my "neighborhood gem"! :-) Favorite entree: the chilean sea bass and soup: the seafood udon , ginger dressing on salad the BEST sushi: is the KANI KAMAKASI, made by Chef Asahi! :-) Also LOVE the lobster ravioli there! :-)"
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "This place is family-run and I ADORE Chef Asahi! :-) When I go there, he seems to be back again! :-) His food is extra delicious-- I watch him make it-- he must love being a chef-- I can always taste the difference! :-)"
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "The thing that sets Osaka apart from 95% of the othe sushi places is the quality of the fish and rice. So much of the sushi around is unremarkable supermarket grade sushi that it has become just another food. Osaka's nigiri reminds me of what made sushi my favorite food in the first place."
    Dined on 6/28/2013