I come here at least once
I come here at least once every 2 weeks and love all facets of Osaka. Its great for dates, pals nite out, bday celebrations, etc.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had my birthday here with several friends and it was an amazing experience. The chef was very engaging and had great presentation. The food was terrific and I will definitely be going back very soon.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Osaka Fires it Up Hibachi Style!
Osaka has a surprising club/bar scene and restaurant crowd, while in a great overall neighborhood it is tucked slightly off the main road so others evidently have heard of this just off the street gem and flock here to get the specialties. I had a small wait for a table for the Hibachi Grills, I suppose that ought to be expected for a Friday night too. I ended up downstairs in the bar with a Sapporo. Good chatty bartender and club style music. Once Hibachi table was open a quick order of succulent Steak and Shrimp, and my vegetarian friend goign for the veggie combo, we got a talented chef of 7 years working the tables showing us all the tricks he knew. Lots of flaming fire. Good for a show and good eats at reasonable cost.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
I loved this place....my wait
I loved this place....my wait staff was amazing. The chef who prepared the food was SUPER funny and very interactive with he's customers, I had fun taking SAKE shots...it was a blast!!!!!!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
The presentation of food is
The presentation of food is great and filled with surprises.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Eddie the hibachi chef is
Eddie the hibachi chef is absolutely amazing - we go back and request him each time! Amazing food and fun
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good hibachi experience.
Very good hibachi experience. Great place for kids and large groups. A fun night out.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had great food, great service
Had great food, great service - what more can we ask???!!!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place for all occasion,
Great place for all occasion, the food was wonderful and plentyful
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
wow alot of Osaka in Osaka! great
wow alot of Osaka in Osaka!
did not do the Hibachi side
will go back
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Osaka has been one of our
Osaka has been one of our favorite places from the day they opened!!!!!!!!!! Lee is the the best!!!!
4/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I selected this place for my graduation and it was an excellent service and the food was great so far. I have enjoyed this place.
5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two mints in one
Have been here twice in the past two weeks and only dined in the traditional restaurant, the Hibachi side sounded like a hoot
Excellent and artistic sushi
prompt and courteous service
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect place for a birthday!
I brought my friend here for her birthday and we were so pleased! First off, every employee recognized her birthday,offered sake shots, etc. our hibachi chef was very fun and kept us so involved in the whole process. The food was fresh and tasty. When the bill came they had comped her dinner for her birthday, Would definitely return!
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birthday dinner with family
Wonderful food with entertainment in the preparation - Osaka is always excellent, always fun. We celebrated my wife's birthday with family at Osaka and enjoyed the atmosphere, the food - an eclectic mix of sushi and hibachi - as well as local and Japanese beers. Service was as prompt and impeccable as we have come to expect at Osaka. Food was expertly prepared and delicious. And the most important part of the evening - my wife was very happy!
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch specials
The hibachi lunch specials are delicious and a great deal. We've been here a few times and enjoyed ourselves each time.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun atmosphere, and good food.
Seated promptly with our group of nine. Orders were taken quickly and efficiently. Hibachi show was nice, but have seen better performances from other chefs at different restaurants. NO sake shots offered to adults in our group. Table nearby I saw one man get a 17 second sake shot from the chef (I love sake!). Food was well prepared and dished out in abundance. Special care was taken with two in our group who have seafood allergies. We had an 8:45 PM reservation, and it seemed like we were being rushed a bit by staff to finish and exit. Downstairs is a Kareoke bar, which had several patrons when we left after 10 pm, so not sure why the push to have us leave. Good experience, but not one of the best we have had at a Hibachi grill.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lil leak
Went with a group, all of our food was delicious but there was an unexplained leak from the ceiling gushing water for the last 30 mins of our meal...
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great sushi choices
The service was great and I really enjoyed the amazing selection of sushi.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Night Out
Went to Osaka Japanese Sushi and Steakhouse recently for a sendoff party with a few friends. The staff was more than accommodating to our group and ensured we had a great time. The food is always prepared well and the presentation is more than worth the price of the meal. The restaurant is separated into the Hibachi section on the left and the regular dining section on the right separated by some curtains and the foyer area. Our group was very happy with the entire service and recommend this place to anyone looking for a solid Hibachi experience. However, because it is located in Coolidge Corner, parking is not always easy, that's the only complaint.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose to do teppenyaki this evening, so I can only speak for that side of the restaurant. Wonderful atmosphere, THE MOST entertaining chefs. Of course, I'm quiet and five-feet tall, so I was naturally singled out and picked on for most of the meal, which was hilarious. A lot of dining like this can be entertaining, but the food can sometimes be eh. This food is outstanding. I had steak and my date had lobster, and we couldn't have been happier.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
teh cook was awseome. he kept
teh cook was awseome. he kept us entertained while we waited for our dinner!!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good dining experience
Great tasting food. Servers could be a little more friendly but not a big deal. I will definitely recommend this place to my friends.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been looking all over Boston for a traditional Hibachi restaurant.
Osaka meets that bar and compares to a Kobe Steakhouse in the South. The sushi is fresh and there is a huge variety of rolls to choose from. I had the hibachi steak and shrimp - also comes with salad, rice, and vegetables. Everything was prepared in front of our table and our chef was very lively and energetic.
I would definitely go back and bring some friends - kind of hidden in Coolidge Corner, but it is definitely a gem.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great hibachi grill, great chefs. A little noisy but overall very nice restaurant
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun place with a group. Great for entertaining kids or providing some focus other than conversation with people you don't know well.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I had a great
My wife and I had a great time. Will most definitely go again soon!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food and entertaining
this place has reasonably priced food and is a great place to take older kids. food prepared in front of you
plus hibachi show as food is prepared. keeps kids occupied. i would definitely recommend it if you are in
the cooiidge corner area.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I definitely would return
I definitely would return to try more dishes! Service was well-timed and friendly. Great place!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great flavors, attentive service
Came here for Restaurant week dinner. For appetizers had the Money Bag (what I would call crab rangoon) and rock shrimp, both very good. The hibachi combination platter was great - tasty dipping sauces, scallops perfectly cooked. The Chilean sea bass was good, but we could have just gotten the hibachi combination and been full, there was so much food! For dessert, the fried ice cream was like cake around ice cream. The chocolate chip cheesecake was delicious. Decent selection of wines and beers. The food came out slowly, in courses, which allowed for a leisurely romantic dinner. Servers were very attentive, always refilling water glasses and asking about drink refills. Next time, we'll try the sushi!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not far off the main path!
Osaka is tucked on Green Street, just a few steps off the more travelled Harvard Street, and mere dozens of steps away from the Coolidge Corner Green Line Stop (C Line). Don't miss this spot as they have a formidable section devoted to the Teppanyaki style cooking tables that create wonderful stir-fry action with adept chefs. prices are very reasonable for the portions and the showmanship the Chefs go through to cook. This is also a great solo-place with an extensive Sushi Bar on the right center. Divine eating-by-yourself cozy spot while you still can watch the Sushi masters combine and create some great looking plates that are presented with flair. Sushi prices are on par with other sushi places, and quality does not lack.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hit the spot
We decided to check out this place for restaurant week-against my reluctance due to very poor restaurant week service at various other spots in the past--but I was so pleasantly surprised! The options on the RW menu were top notch, not just some cheap alternatives to the real menu like so many other places in the city try to pull. The service was excellent, even coming over to check if we had a question when my date raised his arm during our conversation (he can be a bit too animated!) I loved every dish. The only downfall I would say is the desserts seemed to be added just for the RW menu and not as top notch as our meal. I was very happy and satisfied before dessert came, and it was unneccessary to add. Thanks!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not to be missed! Great spot
As a family, we were out for a special occasion and Osaka did not disappoint. The reservation was easy to make, the table, service and food were excellent. Our hibachi chef/ server graciously accommodated some food allergies and he doubled checked on which people were affected (which was very considerate).
The food was very fresh and the preparation was quite entertaining. I had chicken with salmon which was delicious and done perfectly. Others in our group had scallops and some chicken and steak. All were very pleased, and all said they would be back!
Thank you Osaka for a wonderful evening!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
love this place, so much fun
best hibachi EVER. gone here probably close to two dozen times, it's delicious every time. The guys on the grill have real personality, always do a show, and always cook my food just how i like it, lots of garlic and butter yum yum yum. my favorite.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
No matter what time of day we go in or what we order its always fresh and outstanding!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the fusion sushi rolls (get those with plenty of different fish and flavors) and the hibachi dinners (filet mignon is amazing; chicken was okay). Best part is: check in on Foursquare and you get an appetizer free! Woohoo :)
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for medium groups!
We were absolutely thrilled when we showed up. We got our choice of either Hibachi or Restaurant dinning. We had a group of 10 people, and were seated right away! The wait staff were very prompt and curious. They patiently waited while people made up their minds, and checked in on us, at a very comfortable pace. We got our food fairly quickly, even though we had put in a pretty large order. Everything was very tasty, and we never once had to call the wait staff, they were always there when we wanted something else. Overall, a fantastic experience, and a great birthday dinner for my wife! Deep Fried Ice Cream with a candle was the icing on the cake! Huge THANKS!!!!!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family and I went for my father's birthday and we had a blast. First of all, the food was amazing and the environment was cozy. Everything was handled professionally and politely and I would say rather quickly. When our hibachi chef came, the party really began. His name was Seng I believe and he was the best one there. He was very funny and entertaining, and even did a few special things for the birthday boys at the table. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone. It was awesome. The prices are also very reasonable for the quality of the food and the service you receive.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent food and service
This is one of my favorite places in town...always something new and always delicious.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious dining experience
Absolutely delicious food. One of the best hibachi restaurants I've been to. Friendly and quick service. Great for special occasions. Only thing is you sit with other groups so depending on the night it can get a bit noisy which is not always the most romantic thing if there for a date night. But overall a great restaurant, would definitely recommend it!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious nabenyaki udon noodle soup! Spacious yet intimate.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
love it here
sushi to die for
seats need cushions, and don't sit near the entrance to the Hibachi room... too hard and too noisy
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for lunch or dinner
My wife and I recently made reservations here for dinner. We live close by and were looking for sushi so we came here. The service and the food was excellent. We will be back again!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
fun and tasty
I want for my birthday. love the food love the show. the place was crowded and full of energy. can't wait to go back with another group. great fun for parents and kids
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM