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Osaka Japanese Sushi and Steakhouse
Osaka Japanese Sushi and Steakhouse

Osaka Japanese Sushi and Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.OsakaBrookline.com
  • Phone: (617) 732-0088
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Thursday & Sunday: 11:30am - midnight, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
  • 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
  • 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 & Promotions: 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: Valet
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "The chefs always keep you on your toes with their entertaining Hibachi cooking."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was high quality, very good, chefs were engaged, funny"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Non-sushi dinner entrees were mediocre--dry and overdone salmon and steak, for instance."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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 "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great food and service -- just love this place! Great food and service -- just love this place!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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!!!! "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Was tasty and good portion -- the pan-fried dumpling app'r was not very good at all -- pork fillling was mushy and tasteless."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We had dinner for our son's 9th birthday. Service was quick and food excellent."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Thankfully we didn't have our hearts set on a romantic dinner because when we arrived for our reservation there was a mob out the door (20+ people) waiting for their reservations and it seemed they had been waiting for quite a while. We managed to work our way downstairs to the bar and ordered food and drinks directly from the bartender. The dumplings were delicious, sushi was decent. Apparently the downstairs bar turns in to somewhat of a nightclub on the weekends which was amusing. My experience was probably not the typical Osaka experience but for those who were actually sitting around a real table/grill, it looked fun!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant took off items from the restaurant week menu without any good reasoning. Very very rushed dinner by the servers."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Great for a group gathering like birthdays, the chef cooks in front of you!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The service was good and the food was outstanding. Especailly the choices of the pre fix for restaurant week."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Nice place,good food,good location. Service could be better"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "the staff was very kind for our child. I enjoyed the lunch time."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I came to this restaurant with 5 of my closest friends and we had a blast. The service was great and our hibachi chef was very energetic and funny. We all had a blast and we plan on coming back."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I had a 7:30 reservation and arrived on-time to find at least 30 other people waiting for their reservations as well. There were people with 6:15 reservations who had not yet been seated and all the hostess could do was tell me it would be at least an hour until I could be sat. Horrible experience. Will never step foot in there again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I went there at 7:30 on valentines day, with a reservation, and couldn't even get within ten feet of the hostess. We gave up after 20 minutes and went to a bar."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was busy, but then again it was Valentines Day. They overbooked and the host stand was overwhelmed and under-qualified to adequately deal with the volume of people. People were coming in with the same reservation time as us, after we got there and were being seated before us. There was no method to how the hostess was seating people, it was kind of irritating. But I can't complain too much, we didn't have to wait that long and the food was good. Also, I heard it's normally not like that. So I would recommend not going on days that are going to be very high traffic like that."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Even though we had a reservation, there was a huge waiting line. Whether you were doing a walk-in or had a reservation you had to wait. Perhaps, because it was Valentine's day. The restaurant was very loud, but the food was good. The servers were too busy and most of them noted that it was their first day so one may assume that it was not the best. Overall, the food which is the most important part was great!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have been to Osaka dozens of times and absolutely love it. However, I recommend staying away on holidays and special occasions. We had our 7 Valentines day date reservation booked, we walked in and the people looked at us as if we had no reservation. Thankfully it wasn't crowded (yet) and they shoved us between two other loud speaking couples (We dealt with it, the food is worth it). However, to our surprise and dismay, everything else was pretty bad that one night. The food came out cold, the waitress we had was inattentive and confused, and overall, we were pretty unhappy. After we left there was a mob of people outside waiting to get in. I still love the restaurant, but I am done for a few months until I give another $70 to that place."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went here for valentines dinner. We were seated immediately and the atmosphere was nice until dinner started. Our chef was not entertaining and the food was over salted. Our table was not given saki as the other tables were getting. Appetizers came after the meal. Ordered Sapporo draft and after a 15 min wait was given bud light. The valentines special only would have been worthwhile with the most expensive hibachi which included chicken and steak ( gf is a vegetarian) and there were no other options. I chose this restaurant based on the good reviews I read but it was a big let down and we will not be returning."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I made reservations for myself and a date Valentines day. Arrived on time only to see a line out of the door of ~30 people who also had reservations and had not yet been helped. After standing out in the cold for 10-15 minutes without the line moving, we went somewhere else. Some of the other people who were waiting in the cold despite reservations also ended up leaving. I've eaten here in the past and it is a decent place. But if you make reservations here, make sure you have a backup plan, because you may not get served on a busy night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "They apparently overbooked everyone that had a reservation for valentines day. The wait was almost 45 minutes even though I had an 8:30pm reservation. DO NOT GO ON VALENTINES DAY!! Other than that it was delicious. Food was great and service was good. Would definitely go back again ... Just not on a holiday or special occasion day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "They overbooked and we we couldn't even be seated so we left. There was a HUGE line when we got there, and the restaurant had obviously overbooked. The line was so long that we left. We normally love the food there, but this was not a good showing for the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Everything was great except for one thing. Food was delicious. Jimmy, our hibachi chef, was entertaining. Lively atmosphere for our group of 8 people. BUT, I had a reservation at 830 and they didn't seat us until 9:15. They were clearly very busy that night so hopefully it was an anomaly. Still the reservation carried no meaning. They did discount our bill so that was cool! Overall good dining experience...once we were seated."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Good portion, tasty food -- enjoyed it and will be back!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Went on a double date to Osaka and it was great, we did the hibachi menu and the chef was great - but not over the top - and we had plenty of time to chat amoungst ourself. And the food was great!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Made an opentable reservation here for 20 weeks earlier and had to wait over 90 minutes to be seated. Other groups from 10 to 28 people had the same problem as we all were hovering over staff demanding an explanation. The staff and management are rude, indifferent, and people in other groups and ours had to resort to yelling to get any accommodations. Not to mention once we finally did get seated the chefs (2 for our table of 20) did not put on a show - they yelled "oh yeah" for 10 seconds straight, threw some broccoli at us, cooked our food as fast as possible(including throwing it on plates so sauce splattered EVERYWHERE (all over my arms, on my date, etc.) and left. They have lost all of our business, permenantly."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We'd come for restaurant week last year and liked it so much we came back for my boyfriends birthday."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I took my two, 12 year old nieces to Osaka. It was their 1st experience with hibachi. They loved everything!! The food, the performance cooking. I was wonderful."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The food was good and the atmosphere was very entertaining but we made a reservation and waited for a table for an hour."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Great place to go to get a bit of entertainment before you eat. I would recommend for a group of up to 8 for Hibachi! You order and they cook right in front of you. If you have kids they will make balloon animals if you are an adult then they will serve you or squirt Sake right into your mouth. Just note that they will be a bit of a flame show so let the kids be aware of what's to come."
    Dined on 1/11/2014