Osaka - Chestnut Hill

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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.
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vipSugar
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Osaka has been shutdown.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

CLOSED -- Due to nonpayment of taxes! Osaka has been a long-time favorite, particularly for last-minute meals during busy school and work weeks. But the Chestnut Hill location is closed pending payment of back taxes. Not sure about the other locations. We are mourning the loss of our go-to restaurant. The service was always great, and the menu dependable. Sayonara, Osaka!

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Happydiner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed! And apparently will continue to be :-(

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BIGO
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit pricey but I think because it's in chestnut hill. Overall it's a great time tho.

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vipMelissaR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was very good, but the entrees were room temperature by the time they were served. The waiter didn’t come by to ask how things were so that we could let him know the food was served cold.

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Jane
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality and wonderful serivce. Will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food!

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vipJSENC
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had another excellent and satisfying meal. The day's sushi special was exceedingly tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent dinner.

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vipMarjoryL
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very noisy baby at a nearby table & a woman drenched in terrible perfume near us. Too bad - food, service good as always. Bring a sweater! Air conditioning was frosty at 6:30 pm.

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likes2dine
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We go to Osaka each year for a birthday celebration. The food is great, and the service is attentive.

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vipPhillyFoodie
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was slow and waiter didn’t seem to know the menu or the food. Food was outstanding as usual. Was way too loud, which has not been a problem in prior visits

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vipZingerline
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The sushi was exceptionally good - both artful presentation of rolls (Dynamite and Kamakazi were two we of several we enjoyed) and nice to have other options like the edamame as a simple shareable app. Service was splendid, with plenty of time to be unhurried while still being attentive. Thanks for a great evening!

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vipGloriaF
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is consistently good and service is excellent. Appetizers, rolls and main course are all very good but a bit costly.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and it’s also pretty close to my house, I always enjoy coming here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rebekah is the most amazing and professional server. We love the food but we love seeing Rebekah just as much!

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MollyL
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and experience was amazing! I had never been there before and it exceeded all of my expectations!

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vipDanM
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and the food was delicious

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JenniferF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience sitting at the sushi bar talking to Joey the chef!

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vipTablemanners
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Imaginative Japanese cuisine in a cozy setting. The sushi rolls were fresh and delicious. Unusual and creative drink menu. Overall, an excellent dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT!! You will not find better sushi anywhere in Philly.

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vipLauraW
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Consistently good sushi, specials, and service.

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MpresS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Osaka and return frequently. The food is always excellent. The restaurant has a nice neighborhood feel to it and it’s just a comfortable nice place to go.

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LaurenC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food and service were great! The only thing that took away from our experience is that it was FREEZING. We ere seated in front of an air conditioning fan that actually blew my hair around the whole time we were eating. My husband is never cold and even he was uncomfortable. If you go - ask to be seated away from the a/c unit on the upper level.

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vip1NewZagatsGuide
Philadelphia
323 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful fresh meal, of vegetarian sushi, and green tea, a green salad with ginger dressing, and the mushroom soup!

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vipPeterA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time. Excellent food, excellent service.

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youarewhatyoueat
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love Osaka every single time I eat there. My girls love it, too. Absolutely delicious, fresh, flavorful, and beautifully presented rolls, sushi, and appetizers. Attentive, friendly servers. Dessert is fabulous too!

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vipPhillyPoodie
Philadelphia
97 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place for our birthday dinner. Excellent sushi, a beautiful setting, and top flight service.

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philly5
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

LOVE THE SUSHI..ALWAYS FRESH AND ALWAYS DELICIOUS!! THEY MAKE A MEAN MARTINI TOO

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Lass
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Friendly and helpful service despite being so busy.

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vipfamilyandfriends
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious and very satisfying. Well definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sushi was excellent! Everything was fresh & beautifully prepared. Even our special request was handled with no issues & was exactly what we wanted.

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MichaelM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything was lovely- only exception was when we were seated nobody came to the table to greet us or provide a glass of water for 10min. I had to approach the hostess to ask if someone would take our drink order and provide us with table water. Sushi was excellent

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DanielZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was okay but nothing special. Portion small, price high. Fish fresh enough but just not the best in brightness or flavor, totally unremarkable meal. Very nice waitress, but not knowledgeable at all about fish or beer.

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Phil
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, again. We like to eat family style so we order a lot of dishes and share them which can be difficult for some restaurants for some reason. Not here. They stagger the plates coming out so our table isn’t full of appetizers and make it a much more enjoyable experience. Love this place will go back and tell people to check it out all the time.

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VincentK
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always freshly prepared and presented beautifully; that's a standard procedure for Osaka. The dishes are inventively spiced and arranged. The service in particular was totally outstanding with unobtrusive and cordial attention from the waiter. Atmosphere is equally inviting. All in all, a very good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent from start to finish, Osaka experience never disappoints. We shared mushroom lettuce cups and Kobe beef appetizer, followed by the lobster rolls, Kami kamikaze (shredded crab legs inside, Alaskan crab on top), and their specialty roll— all were outstanding. Dessert was also fantastic—lava chocolate cake with green tea ice cream, tempura fried banana 👍🏻👍🏻

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lawthomas
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Japanese restaurant in Philadelphia!
The sushi/sashima is not only wonderful, in taste, but in presentation as well.
Interesting appetizers and great hot main courses.
Parking is directly behind the restaurant.

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vipLynnP75
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The bartender was amazing!!! Very friendly and engaging! Food was out of this world!

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vipMMD14
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent. Dining area a bit dated

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Osaka - Chestnut Hill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 242-5900.

Osaka - Chestnut Hill is rated 4.5 stars by 483 OpenTable diners.