Always Great/Fresh Sushi!
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! :-)
12/7/2012 12:00:00 AM
Very good sushi in a place
Very good sushi in a place that works for dates and families looking for a night out. Food is reliable, service is good and the place is just charming. My usual Friday night hangout for years and it has always been great.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Better than any Ppace downtown
We love Osaka! We are sushi lovers, and have tried every place around town, and out of town. We have found that Osaka is far better than any sushi place downtown. Well worth the drive to Chestnut Hill! Service is amazing. Robin, the chef is such a pleasure and is incredibly knowledgable about all things sushi!!!!
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is always excellent
The food is always excellent here. This is definitely a go to for sushi. Hopefully they'll keep Riesling on their wine list since summer is coming.
4/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not Just Sushi
Don't get me wrong, the sushi is top notch. But don't overlook the entrees. The Seafood Tobin Yaki is one of the most delicious Japanese dinner entrees we've had. Anywhere. Enjoy.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome dining experience
The food and the service at Osaka were outstanding. The decor is low keyed and very tasteful.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
OSAKA of Chestnut Hill
This restaurant is the go-to place for sushi. They have such specialized rolls that infuse unbelievable flavors and combinations of ingredients that will blow your mind. They also have great soups and entrees that will blow you away!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went to celebrate my brother's 50th birthday. The service was good but the server (male, tall) needed deodorant. Unpleasant as he was leaning over us to serve the food. It didn't damper the event and esxperience though! A great neighborhood gem and hope not too many people find it but want them to do well. The specialty sushi was out of this world! Had nonsushi eaters with us who found their selections to be quite pleasing. I would highly recommend this to all of my friends!
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Rolls of Fire!!
All of the Rolls we got were excellent. Tiger Roll, Honeymoon roll...amazing!!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
for some reason osaka has not been crowded in the past couple years, but i have found the experience consistently excellent. it's my go-to place when i want a convenient place to spend a special occasion (or just a lot of money). :) even if sushi isn't your thing, they have lots of other tasty japanese/panasian fare, suitable for all tastes.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nothing life-changing, but
Nothing life-changing, but overall very good. The food was very good, and the service was fast. The fried gyoza were particularly impressive.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Robin the sushi chef
Is amazing. We continually go back to see him. He wil make anything for us and even create something for us!
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reminds you why sushi is special
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.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We rarely come to Chestnut
We rarely come to Chestnut Hill, but we were in the neighborhood and decided to try out Osaka. I'm a sashimi fan, but my husband won't touch it. He found a short list of non-sushi entrees and ordered the sea bass. His plate came with sweet potatos, crispy onions, asparagus, and what looked to be a 6oz portion of bass.. very nice presentation. I ordered a 10 piece sashimi plate with salmon, tuna, and yellow tail, and an order of steamed vegetables which turned out to nearly raw be broccoli florettesand carrot slices. I was expecting something with more variety and a little less raw. I would not order the side again. All in all, very good.
We would go back.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality food, attention to detail
A sushi restaurant with a few Korean items sprinkled into the mix. The kitchen isn't letting the sushi bar down, either. The price isn't cheap- this is Chestnut Hill- but the value is good and the dark and beautiful interior makes for a special venue for special nights. Including, it's Monday and I want sushi.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Osaka in Chestnut Hill at least a dozen times and have been impressed every time. The sushi is always premium quality, very fresh and delicious. I think they have had Uni in stock every time I have gone as well, which is always a bonus since it can be hard to find. Wonderful restaurant!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thought I was back in Tokyo!
Wow. I'm very snooty about sushi and sashimi. Osaka has some of the best in Philly and made me miss my sojourns in Tokyo. Nice wine list, including old vines from Italy and France. Super sumner menu -- the lobster was incredible. Low key, unpretentious, responsive service and overall vibe. Highly recommended.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place to eat!
As always, our service was great, and the food even better! Robin is amazing, and always seems to create something special for us no matter how busy it is. Sushi is fabulous, and we will never go anywhere else.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service
Great for out of town guests, impressive wide menu, consistently fresh food, good service, good presentation.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My FAVORITE JAPANESE
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! :-)
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Favorite Local Japanese! :-)
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! :-)
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great place to eat!
Always a great place to eat! Best sushi around. No where else compares!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food and great service
Finding high quality Japanese fare in the burbs, and even in Philly metro, is few and far between. We drove 35 minutes to Chestnut Hill only be thrilled by the experience. Although the neighborhood was relatively quiet for a Saturday night Osaka was nearly full. The menu features moderate to gourmet dishes and the executon and quality was excellent. Only Blue Fin in Eat Norriton compares but I actually liked it more and the ambiance is nicer at Osaka. I highly recomend this gem.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Sushi in Chestnut Hill
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.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love it here!
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.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Sushi Around
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!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
one word, DELICIOUS
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!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sushi was great, place was cozy, people were nice!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Charming well-located restaurant
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.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM