Osaka Japanese Sushi and Steakhouse
Osaka Japanese Sushi and Steakhouse

Osaka Japanese Sushi and Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.osakabrookline.com/
  • Phone: 6177320088x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Wednesday: Noon - 11:00pm, Thursday & Sunday: Noon - Midnight, Friday & Saturday: Noon - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Steakhouse, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Osaka, OpenTable Award Winner, is the ideal venue for your private dining. Osaka offers many private and semi-private dining options: Quiet Sushi Rooms, Entertaining Hibachi Rooms, and a Chic Lounge Bar. We are able to accommodate any corporate or personal events.
  • Private Party Contact: Mark Chen 6179355999x
  • Entertainment: We offer entertaining Hibachi Grill and Show. There are TVs at the sushi bar. In addition, there is a new full liquor lounge bar with music and TVs downstairs.
  • Special Events: We can help you plan your private/semi-private special event or holiday celebration. Customized prix-fixe menus are available.
    We listen to all your ideas regarding menus and logistical planning and are always flexible and accommodating. Please call 617-935-5999 for more info.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Harvard Street
  • Public Transit: By Train: Green Line to Coolidge Corner Station
    By Bus: Take Bus #66 to Coolidge Corner Stop
    All buses and trolleys stop at the Harvard Street/ Beacon Street intersection.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available on Fri and Sat nights. Nearby metered public parking lots are available behind the Coolidge Corner Theatre (on Centre Street one block from Harvard Street), and on Babcock Street. Metered street parking is also available along Beacon Street, Green Street and other streets nearby. Meters are free after 8:00pm and on Sundays and holidays.
A word from Osaka Japanese Sushi and Steakhouse
Osaka specializes in both traditional and creative Japanese and Asian fusion cuisines & drinks. Besides, Osaka is the only place that offers entertaining Hibachi/Teppanyaki grill and show in Brookline/Boston. The two-level restaurant has Hibachi dining areas, common dining areas, private function rooms, and a sushi bar. There is also a new full liquor O-Lounge bar with music, and TVs downstairs. Come to O-Lounge bar to enjoy music, karaoke, or dancing for free!

Join us for Dinner, for Lunch (lunch specials everyday), or let us help you celebrate a holiday or special occasion. Award Winner of "New Business of the Year 2012", "OpenTable Diners' Choice" and "Wicked Local Readers" Choice. "Food is the Real Star of the Show" -writes the Boston Globe.
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Osaka Japanese Sushi and Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (41)special occasion (37)neighborhood gem (27)kid-friendly (20)fit for foodies (20)great for lunch (13)romantic (11)late-night find (8)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (5)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • Hibachi was perfect for a B Day!
    Sisa
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My step mom is super fun and I wanted to celebrate her 75th birthday in an equally fun manner. We sat at the hibachi grill with my dad, husband and 6 year old daughter and we all enjoyed our grill master Michael's display of spatula spinning, cooking skills and general entertainment. Entertainment includes trying to catch a small slice of zucchini in your mouth and getting sake squirted into your mouth. They even have 'baby' sake and squirt water into children's mouths. Most of us ordered the seafood combination and we thought it was excellent. They also have a kids menu, my daughter loved the fried rice and grilled chicken. I would highly recommend this restaurant and can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Suzy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We asked to be seated in a less noisy section and got a very nice table away from the bar in a separate room, so we could have easy conversation. Service was attentive. Hibachi chicken was delicious. Very reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hibachi!
    Dave
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    How can you not have a good time getting your eyebrows singed off by a large flame tranferred by hand. The chefs are great and always make sure you have fun. Food is pretty dark good too. Can't wait to go back and try some sushi and check out the downstairs bar for dancing and karaoke.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh.
    theyoungfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Recently, I dined at Osaka with some of my friends and despite the fun atmosphere, the food was sub par. The hibachi was as hibachi should be, and the sushi was average. However, the price range was very affordable. Overall, my dining experience was alright and I would think twice about going again even if it was for someone's birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    Prettyface1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    When we were first seated, the table consisted of two benches which six people had to slide in. When the server came with the appetizer and entree, each person had to handle each plate to pass the food down. When cleaning the plates off the table, the server reached over the bench seats behind us to retrieve the plates and utensils. The person who refilled the water glasses continued to refill the glasses over the head of a seated child and moved only after an disapproving glance. We went during restaurant week and the appetizer and entree were fine, but the dessert was limited to one type (the menu online showed three) and the dessert was served on two large plates for everyone to share.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Food is Better Than the Service
    RobinhswVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I've eaten at Osaka several times and the service has never been stellar but Thursday night was ridiculous. We had a 8:00 reservation, weren't seated until 8:30. My husband ordered a Budweiser and it took us asking 3 different servers where it was to be told they don't have Budweiser. The appetizers we ordered came at different times and my daughters salad came after we had finished the appetizers- even though we asked that they all be brought at the same time. We had to ask multiple servers to find out what the delay was, and were finally told that the sushi bar was backed up- which delayed the salad, but remarkably enough, not our rolls. Apparently the communication skills of the service staff is terribly lacking. .
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good atmosphere, good food
    MaAb
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    A bit pricey but the dineoutboston special menu came with much larger portions than we had imagined. We were over stuffed. We will Try the lunch menu which looks like a good deal price wise. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor timing, bad service
    Kat876
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food was good, only problem was the service. I went there with two other people, and we all ordered the same thing. My friends appetizers came out first, and then mine didn't come out until about 5 or so minutes later. My friends waited to start eating until my appetizer came out. A minute or two after my appetizer finally came, their entrees came out- even though they were still eating their own appetizers! It then took about 10/15 minutes until my entree actually came out. Extremely poor timing for a place that was not crowded at all, and the server were extremely unapologetic about the whole situation. The server barely checked in on us, and was plain unfriendly. I honestly don't think I'll be going back any time soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food
    latticewalls
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Came here for restaurant week to take my dad out for his birthday and was pleasantly surprised. The hibachi chef was charming, energetic and really put on a great show for the whole family. I'd especially recommend the rock shrimp appetizer and the hibachi lobster tail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I enjoyed my time at Osaka. The food was delicious, the chefs were entertaining and the vibe was lively. I wish the dessert options were as they were listed via the restaurant week menu but that was really the only inconsistency I found between advertisement and the actual experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Dine Out
    Divaoffood
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Very welcoming staff, prompt table service, quick to resolve any issues.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Graduation Dinner
    Nichan
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Family decided on OSAKA for a graduation dinner and we were not disappointed. Start to finish we enjoyed the atmosphere and our meals. The cooks are highly entertaining as they try to toss vegetables and squirt Sake into the mouths of willing participants. The quantity and quality of the food was fantastic as well as the drinks.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Osaka - Amazing Sushi!
    KnishdoctorVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Our first visit to Osaka--and what a surprise! The sushi menu is very creative--many special rolls that are unique to Osaka alone. The presentation of each dish is photo-worthy. Nice selection of saki. There was no question as to the freshness of the ingredients. We only ate sushi in the dining room and did not partake of the separate Hibachi room or the downstairs bar--both of which appeared full of happy diners. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    RobbieZev
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The hibachi (tepanyaki actually) was amazingly fun and the food was really delicious, too. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and good food
    VaneVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I always love Osaka, prices are great during lunch. Our chef was super nice and even gave us a small gift ( balloon) to my parents, it was their first time in the restaurant
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Osaka Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Everything was fine for lunch....except the food for us salt abstainers was a bit too salty. We should have requested not to salt too much.....next time, I will do so. The service was excellent and of course, the chef put on an excellent show.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Customer Service is terrible.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Wait staff is horrible seems like they do not want customers or to make money. After the food was delivered to the table we were handed the bill. Never asked if we wanted another drink or desert.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't bother
    foodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Rude chef in hibachi room. Soaked our clothes with saki. Kept calling me by a rude 'nickname'. Food unimaginative. Have done this type of thing other places and it was wonderful - this was not.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service needs tweaking
    BrooklinerVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Friend and I sat in a window booth and enjoyed the ambiance, food, and our conversation. But I had to seek out our server for a second glass of wine. She was not busy, just not attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Spot for Hibachi
    JoGoVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The chefs always keep you on your toes with their entertaining Hibachi cooking.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yum
    sammVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food was high quality, very good, chefs were engaged, funny
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Non-sushi dinner entrees were mediocre--dry and overdone salmon and steak, for instance.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meh!
    Hungry2
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    If you havent had hibachi, this might be a fun first time, as the show is interesting to watch,but the food is nothing special and the service is below average
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 245 reviews are from the Osaka Japanese Sushi and Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • It was an unexpected gem!
    EastHNLFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Our family of 8 had dinner here. We did not sit at the teppanyaki side of the restaurant which seemed very popular but we ordered off the menu instead. First of all, the waitstaff, though with accents spoke well and were very attentive throughout the meal. They refilled the teas and waters as needed throughout the meal and were always within earshot of us. We were impressed by the sushi rolls we ordered, especially the "Amazing" roll. And the portion sizes blew us away. For example, the tempura udon included 4 huge shrimp and 4 or 5 assorted vegetable tempura as well, accompanying an ample bowl of udon. Most restaurants would give half as many tempura. The noodles were cooked perfectly and the broth was tasty.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING
    Jluke
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Everything was amazing. I am a huge fan of Hibachi in general but nothing compares to Osaka. Not only is the meal amazing, the sushi is also AMAZING! I highly recommend anyone who likes food in general to come here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • david_kaufman@hotmail.com
    BostonFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great food and service -- just love this place! Great food and service -- just love this place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PIPERVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    I love the sushi here and the Habachi but..... I'm still having a language barrier with one waiter who happens to always wait on me!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family & Birthday Gem
    lfperuski
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Went to Osaka with extended family for my wife's birthday and simply put, it was perfect! Service was impeccable (as always), and the food and "show" wonderful. My special requests regarding seating and that it was my wife's birthday were recognized by Osaka - we had a perfect, kid-friendly location, and nice "birthday cake" of Japanese ice cream.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Bash
    HillCouple
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Perfect place to celebrate and 11th birthday party with 8 screaming girls! They had us in the third dining room with college kids drinking scorpion bowls at all the others. My daughter and her friends loved it and the great entertainment of the chef. My husband and I loved the good and drinks for us and a great price point on their kids meals.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hibachi shrimp
    BrooklinerVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Was tasty and good portion -- the pan-fried dumpling app'r was not very good at all -- pork fillling was mushy and tasteless.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice
    Novabo
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We had dinner for our son's 9th birthday. Service was quick and food excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Parties
    Fireflies
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Great for a group gathering like birthdays, the chef cooks in front of you!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • During Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    This restaurant took off items from the restaurant week menu without any good reasoning. Very very rushed dinner by the servers.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Osaka- the best hibachi!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The best Hibahi I had. Food was fresh and in high quality. Love the presentation. Everything was delicious. The only negative thing was that the sushi bar was very busy and we didn't get all our appertizer at the same time. We had to wait for quite a while to get them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice hibachi place
    Havana
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    The chef show was nice, but not the best I've seen. Steak and lobster tail was good according to my friends. I had the Chilean sea bass that was not hibachi, but also very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was good and the
    LoveitVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    The service was good and the food was outstanding. Especailly the choices of the pre fix for restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place,good food,good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Nice place,good food,good location. Service could be better
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no problems really
    steady
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We went on a Friday night so it was very busy, we had reservation for 7pm we got there about 6:50 we walk right in! Food was delicious and the hibachi was entertaining! I would say I do feel we was being a little rushed but that was expected for a Friday night!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Hibachi Bday Dinner
    MomofThree
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Enjoyed a nice bday dinner w/ my son and his friends. Service is good, hibachi chef was terrific - kids loved the food and entertainment! Reasonably priced with Children's Hibachi menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice lunch with child
    nami
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    the staff was very kind for our child. I enjoyed the lunch time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.