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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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Authentic (8)
Healthy (6)
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Cozy (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Business Meals (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Always a favorite. The amberjack carpaccio is my absolute favorite appetizer anywhere. Really, its that good. Staff is always pleasant. Its a busy atmosphere and can sometimes feel rushed but if you insist on taking your time they are accomodating. A favorite of mine for dates and friend catch ups.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

It is always a pleasure to dine at Osaka in Chestnut Hill. I have never had a bad meal there, and there are always more options that I would like to try than I can fit into one meal's choices. The waitstaff is attentive and the decor is relaxing. You couldn't ask for anything more.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food was good but the presentation was mediocre... the meals were appetizer portions; either go home hungry or order at least 1 extra entree per couple. The Korean BBQ is not available at chestnut hill... disappointing

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Absolutely the best sushi in the region. Currently better than Bluefin which is another excellent option. We can't seem to get there enough.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Can't say enough about Osaka. This is another one of my favorite places to eat. Great food, little pricey, staff is knowledgeable, always a great meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Healthy, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Osaka Chestnut Hill is a neighborhood stalwart - consistently good, reliable and delicious food. In many many years I've never been disappointed or had a bad meal. It was a trifle chilly in the restaurant but warmed up as time went on. Food - excellent. Servers - friendly and efficient. All around good!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The toro was excellent but the rest of the sushi was somewhat uninspired. The 9 piece sushi plate (does not include the toro) comes with spicy tuna - I know this is popular but it is low cost filler. At least offer some options, guys.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The food is absolutely fantastic here! Service is a little spotty but as long as you're with good company you really don't even mind much. The super delicious fresh sushi and pretty much everything else makes it totally worth it to come here and come back again & again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

I had passed this restaurant many times but the outside decor never drew me in. My daughter who is a pescatarian wanted sushi so I read some reviews and we went. The inside is really lovely--cozy and modern. The sushi was great as was the Plumosa cocktail. Will DEFINITLEY go back! I think the owners should update the outside to draw people in. Food was great as was the ambiance!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Spicy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Osaka is always my first choice if I'm looking for Japanese cuisine. The food has always been great, the service efficient and atmosphere welcoming.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I went with my father, who had never eaten sushi, and Osaka made him a sushi eater for life. My 1 year old neice was in attendance and we had no issues getting a high chair, which is always a plus! The server was lovely, as was the food, and we never felt like we were in the way in spite of being the only people in the restaurant with a small child. Can't wait to return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Tapas, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Such a good meal the first time we went back for more the next night. Only complaint is service. The waitresses seem disinterested and when a tip of over 30% is left I at least expect a thank you but it was like they didn't even notice, both nights. Lesson learned don't over tip because they don't care what you tip them.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Our waitress forgot my appetizer. I also had to request a fork twice before receiving one. The noise level is ALWAYS high. The AC wasn't working well on the ground floor so we sat upstairs where it was better. This is a reliable restaurant for high quality Japanese cuisine. Prices are high. My six small shrimp and cucumber rolls plus a soft shell crab appetizer and half a beer (I split it with my companion) was $32.50 including tip. Perhaps that's the norm for two appetizers and a half a brew in NYC. But for suburban Philly, it's steep. Then again, this is an upscale eatery in posh Chestnut Hill where if you have to ask the price.....you can't afford it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 11, 2017

We had a wonderful meal. I had no idea there was something so good and so close to home. We got there late and we're kind of rushed but the food made up for the rushed dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Service was excellent food was delicious next time I'm in town I'll be back for sure!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 6, 2017

As always, great food coupled with friendly staff. Can't go wrong with their sushi, but don't be afraid to try something different - like the Seoul Ribs entree- you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Excellent Sushi, comfortable setting and ambience for one-to-one conversation.

Tags: Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Delicious food and the staff is very nice!! I have been here a bunch of times and I've always had a great experience. I just recently went with my mom and sisters for a mothers' day lunch, and the service was particularly slow. Usually the food comes out pretty fast, but for some reason this time it took super long. It was just as yummy as usual and our server was very friendly and apologetic about the wait, so it was still a great experience. Highly recommend!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The meal we had at Osaka. The sushi was not what we were expecting but the appetizers were delicious. The service was very good and the waiter was attentive. I would rate the restaurant as fair to good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Wonderful meal! The sushi roll appetizer was almost a full meal. Loved my scallops teriyaki. Also tried the house saki and it was lovely. A tad noisy and while the waitress was sweet, she forgot my drink. Also felt a bit rushed. Ready to go back soon!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The food was good, and the decor was very attractive, but I thought the prices were a bit high.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 1, 2017

50 minutes to place an order and get your food is too much for a Monday....they were not even that busy

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Always a pleasure to eat at Osaka. Very creative selection of rolls and a veryfriendlu staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Great atmosphere, good food, service was a bit slow but could have been due to being busy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Excellent mix of dishes and really interesting sushi rolls - which are huge. Definitely one of the more inventive Japanese restaurants in the region.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Waitress knew everything, was attentive, the food was great as always.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 15, 2017

I love their sushi...And they make a nice martini!! What could be better

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on April 7, 2017

What a gem in Chestnut Hill. Delicious food and amazing service. So much bigger inside than it looks on the outside.

Something for everyone on the menu and truly great meals and cocktails.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Organic, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Chef's special is the way to go. Large portions and extremely tasty. Beautifully accommodated my husband's gluten-free needs.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Amazing food and service would highly recommend.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Food quality, presentation, service, and pace were excellent until the restaurant and kitchen got very busy. Then everything slowed way down.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Great Sushi, great service, Fanny is great. just very noisy on a Saturday night

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 11, 2017

always a great place to eat. Never disappoints. love eating here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Warm greeting by the hostess; reservation ready on time; excellent service; exceptional food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 19, 2017

The food was not so great. Service very good

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

This had to have been our worst experience at Osaka. We were seated at our reservation time. But it took forever for the waitress to come and ask us about our drinks. Once we finally got our drink order taken it took at least 20 minutes to get the drinks. We ordered an appetizer and it took nearly 30 minutes for that to come out. Now on to our dinner order. It took over an hour for our dinner to arrive. The waitress came over once and told us it would be right out. I didn't know right out meant 30 minutes. (Took her 30 minutes for her to tell us that!) I was getting ready to walk out when the food arrived at the table. I was speaking to the manager at that time. They offered us a complimentary drink or dessert. We declined. They only took off $5.00 from our bill for all of the issues. They were going to give us at least $20 worth of drinks but they only took off $5.00. Doesn't make sense. Needless to say we won't be back anytime soon.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Went for Valentine's Day. Great spot. Fresh sushi. Chef's choice and Saki for under $100.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Great place, very good food, reasonable prices. We plan to go back.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Room was cold. Two of our party had to put coats on but waitstaff didn't seem to notice. Two entrees came out 4 minutes before the others.

Limited options for vegetarians.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2017

A must visit for anyone seeking a creative twist to traditional sushi rolls.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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