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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.
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Tuesday nights feature a local jazz band to create a warm ambiance while enjoying a relaxing meal.
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
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.
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! 😇👍🙌✨🎉🙏😂
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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