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Osaka - Chestnut Hill

4.5
380 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of operation

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

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Phone number
(215) 242-5900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Harrison Kim
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Evergreen Ave
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Entertainment
Tuesday nights feature a local jazz band to create a warm ambiance while enjoying a relaxing meal.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 380 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great service and the freshest sushi.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We ordered soup, salad and sushi (3 courses). We got the soup and salad together, which is not ok. Three bites into the the soup and salad, our sushi came - very not ok. I hate being bombarded with food, especially on a Saturday night when dining is the evening entertainment, and even more so when seated at a small table for 2. On the upside, the sushi was delicious, and the ginger dressing on the salad was perfect. Will definitely go back, but will ask for courses to be staged appropriately.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always just delicious!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Other than a noisy group in back of us the sushi was fresh and excellent as always.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Much better experience this time than last, most of that due to our server, who was friendly and wonderful. Food was delicious and our table location was perfect for 4 people.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Superbly prepared japanese meal and sushi ... and great entertainment watching the sushi chefs. Perhaps some of the best and FRESHEST sushi in northwest region of Philly. Nice hospitality. Great prices. Absolutely memorable and delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Rebecca is a fantastic server.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Osaka has an amazing assortment of traditional Japanese cuisines. The sushi was amazing and fresh, but it was the soft shell crabs that stole the show for me. Their soft shell crab were cooked and seasoned to perfection; and the texture was simply mind blowing

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great food. Special are the best. And live scallops

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We went to Osaka for a family get together. The food was delicious and fresh. The service was great. We restaurant was lively but not so noisy that it interfered with conversation. We enjoyed our evening out at Osaka.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Always a delightful meal. Lots of excellent menu choices and a cozy atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Really fresh and delicious sushi - the best I have found in the Philadelphia area! Delicious cocktails! Lovely ambience! And we appreciated the low noise level!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Consistent very good quality of items on regular menu and some fun and tasty stpecials during most visits. Our "go to" spot for dinner with friends and putting together relatively inexpensive (for Japanese) meal by avoiding main course items (which are good but not needed to have enough for us).

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Two thumbs up!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food great service.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Our favorite sushi place in philly. Sushi presentation was creative and the food yummy.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Very good. Quick service

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

A place that actually gets better every week

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Consistently good Japanese restaurant. The parking lot now has to be paid even into the evening, a new change and not the restaurant's fault. There is good street parking as most of the meters are free in the evening and you can still find non-metered parking even though it is a residential area.

Cold air was coming down from the ceiling and we had to request a change in seating. They did accommodate us, but the table that we first pointed to they said was reserved, however no one ever sat there the entire time we were there and almost up to closing.

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Attentive server. Great food.

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Food great. A little pricey but worth it

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

Birthday! Best sushi around!

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4.0Dined 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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