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About 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.

8605 Germantown Pike
Philadelphia, PA 19118
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:

Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Evergreen Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 242-5900

Website:
http://www.osakapa.com/

Entertainment:
Tuesday nights feature a local jazz band to create a warm ambiance while enjoying a relaxing meal.

Executive Chef:
Harrison Kim

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Osaka - Chestnut Hill Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (3)
Hot Spot (3)
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Good Vegetarian Options (3)
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Good for Birthdays (2)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Happy Hour (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Two thumbs up!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was delicious. I love the Honeymoon Roll. We like to come here -- it doesn't give me a migraine. There is no clattering of silverware to trigger a migraine. While it is not necessarily a quiet place, it is certainly not noisy. Even when it is full, you can talk to your company in a normal voice. The table at the end has some bright bucket lights, but otherwise the lighting is user-friendly. I just don't sit at that table.
We always receive great service, and we enjoy the food. I would recommend this place.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

In short, the food was excellent, the staff, not so much. We were given a table for two in a cramped space. It was also a cold location. We immediately asked to change to one of a number of other vacant tables and was told we couldn't because they were "fully booked". Instead, the server offered to put on the heat, which another server turned off a short while later. A little while later another couple came in and asked to have their table changed and their request was honored. The staff here is very "business like"... not much warmth. It's a shame because it took the enjoyment out of what otherwise would have been a great experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Made a reservation for Valentine’s Day lunch with my date and was not disappointed

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food great service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very good. Quick service

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Sushi is always fresh and tasty. Sauces excellent. Love this place.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

A place that actually gets better every week

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Attentive server. Great food.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Came from out of state, chose based on reviews, was not dissapointed, excellent food and service. Very happy with the choice.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food is reliably good, and while I like the sushi my friends often order cooked food (teriyaki and tempura) and are pleased with the quality and variey. Not much ambience, but staff are friendly. Nothing outstanding but as good as any neighborhood Japanese, so if you are in their neighborhood it's worth eating here.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Overall, the experience is consistent with the food being extremely good and the choices many. Service is pretty good but could be more attentive.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Received horrible service by the hostess. THe hostess told us we needed to wait to sit at the sushi bar and proceeded to sit on her phone while we stood there confused as to why we could not sit when the seats were blaintenly open. Ended up walking out before we were seated.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

On Christmas Eve we were in a crunch to find food and Osaka was open and very accommodating to us. The sushi rolls were large and delicious. The shrimp tempura meal was extremely filling and well worth the price. Additionally, the drinks were exactly what we needed on a cold night.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very good food and service.
Only complaint the women at the reception was not friendly. Upon leaving she didn’t even look up or say thank you please come back. Or something to that point.

I will return but she shouldn’t be the front person..

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had dinner on Christmas Eve at Osaka and it was delicious. I do wish this place would up the ambience a bit but I suppose the spare atmosphere is in keeping with the Japanese aesthetic. Our server was delightful. And they have my favorite festive cocktail on the menu, St Germain with Prosecco, called the Lolita here. So not the best atmosphere, but a festive night nonetheless, and a short walk to Christmas Eve mass.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food great. A little pricey but worth it

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Always love this place. Food is always amazing, service is acceptable. Will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Service was slow because of staff reduction. However we had s reduced bill and apology. The bento boxes were great.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Everything was delicious and we tried many things. We had the duck lettuce and friend Japanese pepper apps, sea bass entree, spicy udon, and some sushi. 5 stars. Thanks for a delicious meal.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Service and food are always excellent. In particular the head sushi chef is outstanding as are our servers. Thank you!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Have eaten here many times and always pleased with food and service. On this occasion (daughter home from college) the host staff made us feel very unwelcome telling us our reservation was listed for 2 not 4. They eventually found us a table for 4 in the bar area.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

This place is awesome. I was a little dissappointed withe tuna sashimi, as it was not as fresh as it usually is.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Birthday! Best sushi around!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The meal was perfect and fresh and everyone was so nice, except that there were four businessmen that were drinking a LOT, and having a business meeting, and screaming to the top of their lungs... Other than that, it was absolutely perfect!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was perfect, fresh, and lovely. The perfect choice for two vegans! We loved it and we walked away full! The perfect food before a romantic stroll on Germantown Avenue with the lights at night, and then it romantic time after! Thank you, Osaka!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great meal at Osaka. Bento boxes were delicious and reasonable for all you get. Would return here for sure. Server was excellent!!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Our server was attentive but not intrusive, and we had a lovely friends' birthday celebration. We had the Hue Dup Bap bowl with rice, salmon sashimi and a spicy sauce, it was huge and delicious, and also a great sushi roll--North Shore.
Highly recommend!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful menu, great Sushi! It was a very nice atmosphere for a date night out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything was lovely and fresh. I was introducing a new friend to Japanese food and we had the most fun ever! The lovely fresh food put us in the best mood and somehow we even made it to see a show in the city, with perfect timing!!! One miracle after another, and we think it was the food! 😇👍🙌✨🎉🙏😂

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a pleasure to come here, they always have exciting new sushi rolls and appetizers every day.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food friendly staff reasonably priced free parking

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Our Waitress was super attentive and very pleasant !
I forgot to ask her name again but love it everything she serves our table
Makes all the difference !

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This was our first time at Osaka and we just loved the food. Very fresh fish, great service....just a great find.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I've been to Osaka a few times before - but usually during the week. This was my first time going on a Saturday and I did notice a difference in the service quality on a Saturday vs week night. We ordered appetizers and 3 rolls to share. The appetizers came out and the food was out about 3 mins later. Not ideal, but we made it work. When our rolls came out, my friend ordered another drink. 30 mins later - and having not seen our waitress for a while, still no drink. When she finally came speeding by, we stopped her and reminded her of the drink. She apologized for having forgotten and gave my friend half off her drink. The drinks were tasty but not remotely strong enough for friends trying to let their hair down.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was amazing as always. Only wish is that they had a better beer menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We ordered in advance since we were in a rush, and our food was ready for us when we got there. The lunchtime bento boxes are an excellent deal. The food is always delicious! The tempura is always crispy and light, sushi very fresh, and edamame perfectly salted. We always get the hiyashi wakame seaweed salad; that is a don't miss if you like seaweed salad.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Clearly one of the best sushi places in the area.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner and everything we had was perfect!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Everything was perfect and our waitress's sensitivity to our party's needs was really appreciated. Loved the peppers (never had them before!) and the calamari and each entree was EXCELLENT!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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