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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (8)
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Fit for Foodies (7)
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Healthy (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
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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 7, 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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·Dined on December 25, 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 24, 2017

Food great. A little pricey but worth it

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 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 26, 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 21, 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 10, 2017

Birthday! Best sushi around!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 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 5, 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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·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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·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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 (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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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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