About Osaka Japanese Steakhouse

At Osaka Seafood Steakhouse, you will enjoy our unique cuisine and friendly atmosphere. We serve only the freshest, highest quality food. For an unforgettable, entertaining dining experience, sit at our hibachi grill and see our teppanyaki chefs put on a show for the entire family.

2631 Southtown Dr
Bloomington, MN 55431
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Steak, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch 11:00am-2:30pm Mon-Fri Dinner 4:30pm-10:00pm Mon-Thur 4:30pm-11:00pm Friday 12:00pm-11:00pm Saturday 12:00pm-10:00pm Sunday

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(952) 884-3633

Website:
http://www.osakausa.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Osaka Japanese Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

3.6

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fun (7)
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Special Occasion (7)
Casual (6)
Great for Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Business Meals (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

You just can't keep adding butter, salt and oil to any kind of food with the expectation that it will keep making it better. Overpriced and underwhelming.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was great, the service was outstanding, we did Hibachi and our chef made the night really fun

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Organic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food quality has declined over the past couple of years. Our chef was very good, probably the best we've had, but the restaurant was under staffed, and the seafood quality was poor. I would not recommend ordering lobster or scallops from the hibachi menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a party of 14 when we visited Osaka recently for our family's October birthday celebrations. Several of us were quite disappointed with the food and the chef. His presentation was lackluster, it seemed as though he was rushing through the cooking, and portions of the meats were not what they've been in the past. I had Filet and Shrimp hibachi, and I certainly did not receive my full portion of steak. My son also had ordered filet and says he was sure he was given NY strip instead. The flavor of the food was good, but we come to Osaka not only for the food, but also for the experience. We have been happy in the past with this Osaka, but nearly the entire group was dissatisfied with this experience. I'm not sure we'll be back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went there with family. Six in group. Food was delicious. Fun and different way to dine. Very noisy so if you are looking for a intimate and quite atmosphere this is not the place.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food is good, very standard Hibachi steakhouse and sushi. It was of normal quality. The service here is absolutely next level atrocious. I am talking catastrophically bad. I worked in the restaurant industry for 12 years, so I did not complain there, and I am usually the last to do so, but just come prepared to be there for about 3 hours.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was very understaffed and humid inside the restaurant. It took over 30 minutes for my group to be seated even though we had a reservation.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was a three generations birthday celebration. We were semi concerned taking our four year old grandson to this restaurant: no worries! He kept saying "do the fire again"! He ate some of everything and was only "somewhat afraid" of the Birthday Clown mask. Adults all loved your restaurant, once again! Thanks

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 3, 2017

we made reservations but we were not seated for over 30 minutes. The food was very good.

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

We were visiting Minneapolis (State Fair) when we decided to go Asian food and found this place very close to our hotel. Our chef Jorge, who's Mexican (no one is Japanese despite the restaurant name), gave us an unexpected show of his acrobatic skills with cooking utensils and prepared all of our food absolutely perfectly with great flair. This apparently is part of the dining experience, giving the guests a great added dimension.

Staff is friendly and open to interact with guests as we like to do or, from observing other tables, do their job and leave it at that.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was excellent, and we had a good time. The habachi presentation was very entertaining.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Service was terrible and the food was mediocre at this location on penn avenue and 494.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Dinner was great, calamari was crunchy. Chef was fun, steak was very tender. Use the sauce. Birthday celebration was fun

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Reservations mean nothing here!!! We made a reservation via Open Table for our Anniversary dinner! Upon arriving the hostess/slash bartender tells us there's an hour wait. We tell him we have a reservation (which was clearly displayed on his computer screen). He sees it then says he's down a chef & all tables are full right now. We left! Why accept reservations if you don't honor them! Our dinner was ruined because of this! Plus the place stinks! I wouldn't send my dog there to eat!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Went for Hibachi on my wife's birthday. Pretty typical American/Japanese restaurant interior. Right away though the concierge was engaging and that continued with the waitress and other staff. Our hibachi chef was relatively new and competent although not amazing, however the food was delicious and he had a few good tricks.
I requested specially that they do the birthday routine for my wife that they normally do for kids and they obliged us. It was good fun and they played along well.
Overall, a good dining experience and fun for a birthday.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I am never disappointed when going to Osaka. The food is awesome, the price is fair and you get a little bit of entertainment with your meal as the chef puts on a bit of a show while preparing your meal. Great for birthday's (they seem to be a go-to place for birthdays as you will hear), or just a night out with family.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 8, 2017

I think we an inexperienced hibachi chef. Our food had a mostly burned taste, not sure if grill was to hot or if teriyaki sauce was put directly on the table. The sauces were different than the Apple Valley Osaka and not as good.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Waitress only came back once during the entire meal - we were very thirsty. Chef dropped three utensils on the ground and cut his finger in the first 5 minutes. I hadn't been there before so didn't know about the pouring saki into people's mouths or throwing food so I didn't participate. Two of us had the lobster tail and it was so salty we couldn't eat it. The restaurant was very dark and not very inviting.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The services and food was great. The only thing was the chef that was entertaining us seem too serious and did not speak up - So we couldn't understand what he was doing or asking us if we want to participate with catching the food. Other then that it was a great experience.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We've been to this Osaka a handful of times, but this time was terrible. We went on Mother's Day for an early dinner to celebrate Mother's Day and my mom's birthday. I made a reservation using the OpenTable app, but apparently the restaurant doesn't actually use the app so we didn't have a reservation. We were still able to be seated, however the restaurant itself was incredibly hot. It must have been 90 degrees inside, and then once the chef started cooking it became even hotter. During the hibachi cooking I had to stand up and bounce my infant, but I couldn't because the floor was so sticky that my shoes were literally stuck to the floor. Finally, the server messed up our bill, but rather than come back to explain the issue he just ran a second charge on the card for an additional $40. In the service industry, when you make a mistake, you must always notify the customer before you charge their card for an additional amount. $200 is a lot of money to spend on what we thought would be an enjoyable dinner when in fact it turned out to be worse service than a fast food restsurant. The service was extremely poor, the ambience of the restaurant was terrible. We will not be returning to this location.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My experience this time was less expectations as before. I would expect the same experience every time.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 13, 2017

My girlfriend and I went here for a date night and let me tell you, it was AMAZING! We got the filet minogn, lobster tail, and shrimp for two and it just blew our minds. They clock the food right in front of you and it's like dinner + a show while the chef does tricks with the food while also preparing an amazing meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Greatest place

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Very nice. Osaka does a great job. My friend and me have celebrated our birthdays their for years.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Was great service and the Sushi was excellent! We were there on business thanks again for the super customer service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Good service and good food

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Server over-whelmed? Slow to refill drinks. Cook was well below average, not very entertaining and certainly not fun. Food over-priced for what you order. Place was extremely loud. Everything was inconsistent, treatment, service, food amounts. Not a great experience for a triple birthday celebration.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Naples)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Steak was bland and shrimp over cooked
Veggies good

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 29, 2017

2nd time to this location might be last. Went for wife's bday which I had planned in adavance but they forgot and did not recognize and do celebration song. Orders sushi didn't get that either. Chef was good but he rushed the meal. Location in Eden Prairie is much worse in food and cleanliness.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Was disappointed in the chef we had on this visit. We all felt as if is heart was not in it that night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 25, 2017

This is not the best food in the world, but if you're looking for a place to go and have some fun Osaka is just as good as Benihana any day. The service was good, they were polite, it's not a super fancy place, but I would go there again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 15, 2017

The chef overcooked our steak. Very very annoying. No one likes overdone steak except people who don't know how to eat steak.

Tags: Fun
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 (Omaha)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Arrived at our scheduled reservation time and waited 15 minutes before being seated. Another 15 minutes passed before we received our drinks. After waiting 45 minutes for our food, we asked the waiter multiple times about the status of our food, and every time he acted like it was the first time it was brought to his attention. He had obviously forgot about us and did not care. When the food did arrive, only half of the order showed up, and it was so dry we didn't even eat it all, even though we were starving. Overall it was a terrible dining experience and we will not be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Food was great the people were great when we first got there the lady was like we don't take reservations over the internet and that's what we had done was made a reservation over the internet and that's why I'm doing a review and other thaln that great

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Sushi was OK - not explosive in flavor. Bloody Mary from a mix, not from scratch. Very friendly service and eager to provide samples.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 5, 2017

The server was rude and so was the manager but my cook was awesome he's the only reason why I would ever go to the Osaka in Bloomington

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Very good food but the place was empty and the lights are down in half restaurant so was very sad .the chef that cocked for us was very good .the food quality is better then benihana but not the show.

Tags: Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 26, 2017

3 of us sibling's brought our Mother here for her 79th Birthday. Her first experience with Habachi Osaka's or Habachi period. One of our couples split a meal, there was just as much veggies, rice, noodles, meat on each of their own plates as our plates. Service was very slow all around, our cook was fun. No Birthday song was done for our Mother, no Birthday dessert, nothing.
Granted this was on a Sunday, our reservations for 1:00pm for 10 of us. We all paid the usual price for lobster, steak, shrimp etc. The food portions was very small, very disappointed. The male up front & host acted like it was a no big deal. Never seen our server again, dishes were not cleared etc. Yes we have eaten at this same Osakas many times, in no hurry to go back to this one for all our huge family celebrating Birthdays.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We arrived before our reservation and a walk in party was seated before us. We brought it to the managers attention and He scrambled to get us seated. We were then sat 25 min. after our reservation time and had to wait another 30 min before we had a server come by. This is the 2nd time I have had an issue at this restaurant, I will not be returning.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great food as always and great show, was very disappointed made 730 reservation and being told at 755 it would be another 20 minutes we almost left

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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