We like Osaka. Food is tasty with some different Japanese choices. It is a bit pricey but taste of food I guess makes up for that.
The restaurant was very big!
The sushi selection was delicious and they had a very nice variety of special rolls.
The service was very good!
This was our first time at Osaka and it wasn’t quite what we expected. The description on OpenTable mentioned hibachi so we were expecting the usual communal hibachi tables where the chef comes out to cook in front of you. Instead, the individual tables had grills in the middle for Korean BBQ. We like Korean BBQ, so no big deal. We ordered a few different sushi rolls and really enjoyed them. My son also enjoyed his BiBimBap. We also ordered a few different meats for BBQ. Those we were not as impressed with. We will come back, but for sushi and other dishes, not Korean BBQ. I’d rather go to a Korean BBQ restaurant for that. Also, service left a lot to be desired. The server mentioned they had a new chef, but it took forever for anything to come out and get a drink refill. She mentioned the BBQ came with white rice, but we asked several times and never received.
2nd visit here in recent weeks, a great find. Love the menu choices of Japanese foods (incl.sushi) & the BBQ cook-it-yourself. Absolutely love the hot stone rice bowls! Great fresh ingredients give a wonderful taste & experience. Quality service too. Highly recommended, give it a try....
Always a great time. Can’t beat the sushi.
I’ve often come here for excellent sushi in the main dining room and a couple times with the kids for hibachi. We recently made reservations for ourselves and two guests for hibachi and like other reviewers, we were surprised to learn upon arrival that the room is now a Korean BBQ. As we love Korean BBQ, we were happy to try it.
The place was very empty, which was a bad sign. The banchan were skimpy and we had to continually ask for more - a very bad sign. The menu said five items were provided with the bbq and that was exactly it - five banchan dishes for the TABLE of four diners, NOT per person ordering the BBQ, and they clearly had no idea of replenishing them.
A tablespoon or so of kimchi or bean sprouts just doesn’t go far with four adults. Two mushroom caps. Six lettuce leaves are not enough for four adults to make wraps. When I asked for more, we got four more leaves - one per person. Mostly we sat looking at empty bowls waiting for the meat and then eating it plain with chopsticks since everything else was gone, and assuring each other we were enjoying ourselves. The atmosphere of boisterous sharing and socializing and plenty was just missing. It was kind of grim.
The grill was broken. The waitress spilled a drink on the floor. The bulgogi was good but as others have said, I was concerned about the handling of the chicken. The waitress picked up whole chicken breasts and shook off the juices before putting them on the grill. Drops of chicken juice flew onto the table, then she left the serving plate full of chicken juice on the table and walked away until I called her back and asked that she remove it. I just saw my dinner guests sitting hungry and quiet at a table of tiny empty bowls and a big plate of chicken juice and was embarrassed. I cooked with my own tongs so they were not reused and then we tried to eat the giant pieces of chicken with chopsticks.
As much as I used to love this place, it’s just not the same and we won’t return.
Made reservations for hibachi. We received a phone call from the restaurant saying that they no longer offered hibachi and informed us that they now served Korean Bbq. We figured we would give it a try. After waiting far too long to place our order, we ordered dinner and appetizers and had my son’s cooked meal come out at the same time as our raw bbq meats. The waitress placed the meats on the grill with no explanation of what the sides were that accompanied them and we still had no apps.
The waitress used the same utensils to remove the cooked meat as she used to place the raw meats on the grill; after resting the utensils on the leftover raw meat.
Other than my son’s meal, none of us had eaten (party of 3) when we spoke with the manager. He apologized, comped our meal and wished us a good evening. His customer service was top-notch.
The food was different and very enjoyable. Our waiter was excellent he made the whole experience worthwhile.
We went for the hibachi, and then found out they discontinued it. So, we ended up sitting at a regular table. We had difficulty finding something on the menu we wanted. The food we got was very good. For a party of 4, our bill was about $106, and we had a total of 2 beers, which came to about $10-12 just for two beers. So, we thought the prices were high. We are not planning to go back.
We had last visited this restaurant when it was a hibachi-style restaurant. We were very disappointed to find that it has since been converted to a cook-it-yourself at the table type place. Our seven year old was extremely disappointed as it had been his birthday dinner request to see the chef light the onion pyramid on fire as he had always done in the past :( There was no indication that the format of the restaurant had changed upon me booking the reservation which I feel was quite unfair, espeically when the photo shown when booking on open table is STILL THE LARGE HIBACHI GRILL which is no longer even present in the restaurant. Food was okay, prices seem higher than they were previously and the entertainment value is gone. It was quite dead for a Saturday night, whereas it used to be quite busy, so I am assuming other patrons are not too happy with the change either.
Meal was very good and staff very nice. Would go again
I was at Osaka for a work lunch and appreciated the calm atmosphere and quiet that allowed for easy conversation. Given the location of this restaurant, I have no idea where they get their prices from. The food is serviceable, but the markup must be huge. We got a full sashimi platter and it was embarrassing. I am coming from the Philadelphia area, so comparing the excellent value and quality there to this sort of suburban eatery might not be the best measure, however the bill for two people was $70 for what was perhaps $35 worth of food and drink. Our server was nice but kept pushing alcohol which was a little odd given the nature of our visit there. There are so many other nearby sushi places with much better prices and quality, so I would not make this a destination unless you really can't get to anywhere else.
Very much enjoyed the Korean BBQ. Their rice bowls are amazing
Osaka is an excellent experience every time we're there. Great food, great service, a great overall time. Cannot recommend highly enough!!
Had only been there previously to the hibachi section. We were very disappointed in the food, taste, portion and price. Service was great. Bring back the hibachi