Osaka Japanese Sushi and Steakhouse

4.1
801 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Osaka specializes in both traditional and creative Japanese and Asian fusion cuisines & drinks. Besides, Osaka is the only place that offers entertaining Hibachi/Teppanyaki grill and show in Brookline/Boston. The two-level restaurant has Hibachi dining areas, common dining areas, private function rooms, and a sushi bar. There is also a full liquor lounge bar with music, and TVs downstairs. Come to the lounge bar to enjoy music, karaoke, or dancing for free!

Join us for Dinner or let us help you celebrate a holiday or special occasion. Award Winner of "New Business of the Year 2012", "OpenTable Diners' Choice" and "Wicked Local Readers" Choice. "Food is the Real Star of the Show" -writes the Boston Globe.
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was awful. They forgot about us in the private room. We had to get up and ask someone for drinks. They never came back and asked if we wanted more. No show for hibachi just cooked. Never asked if we wanted anything to drink and we all had empty glasses. And just brought the check without asking if we wanted anything else. The floor were so slippery. There was old food stuck to the grill. We were there for a special occasion and even decorated the room. They did not make it feel special at all in fact we totally felt forgotten and unwanted. Such a bummer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It may have been the shortest and fastest hibachi show in history. Also staff stared and waiting to leave. From reservation time to finish eating 30 minutes. Very poor experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My reservation was honored and I was seated right away at my hibachi table. The dinner and show was outstanding. I definitely got a great value for my money at Osaka Japanese Steakhouse in Coolidge Corner. I would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

They used to provide salad, soup, and shrimp complementary but no longer offer it. The prices are still the same so very dissatisfied.

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zestnzen
New England
24 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

great food. staff was professional.
atmosphere a bit cold, but the food! oh the food!

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AYCE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Almost always expect to have soup and salad included as part of hibachi dinners. This is the first hibachi I have experienced where those were not offered at prices higher than other hibachi places. Dinner portions were small also. Poor value but easily fixable if the management can understand these short comings…

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ladydi
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food...with a show! Great for group. Nice drinks also!

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vipJuan
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Tasty!

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vipCeeCee
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very crowded and noisy. Food was typical tepanyaki fare. Included salad is no longer included or available. Avocado salad very good. Miso soup tasty but cold.
Everything else good. Chef was very entertaining, onion volcano fire, food flipping, egg tossing, etc. My main objection was the exhaust fan. It wasn’t working properly and I was downwind and engulfed in smoke while he was cooking.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Not bad. Perhaps the showmanship was cut due to COVID, but not as entertaining as other places we have been of the same nature. Food was very good.

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Miss
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The quality of the food has diminished while the prices have gone up. No salad or soup with Hibachi orders. The chef's tricks were non-existence. Osaka had better days when you were warmly greeted at the door by the manager and were sent over mochi ice cream on the house.

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KathleenP
New England
14 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was very good. We had a large group (with children) at a Hibachi Table. The chef was skilled and entertaining. The only drawback was the acoustics - it was hard to hear our family that was on the other side the cooking surface. Otherwise, a great experience.

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vipMikeys23
New England
186 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Little different from other Hibachi-style restaurants, in that there was no soup or salad before the entree. Portions were a bit bigger, which was fine. Food was good. Would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sat all black patrons together in the back. Chef didn’t engage with the table.

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AmandaC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a birthday dinner with a group of friends!

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vipDavidB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I like the small tables in the dining room. . . the waiters must have esp refilling my water as soon as I take the last sip. Can't wait for the bar and karaoke to open!

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MONEIKB
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The staff was extremely rude. The food was rushed and thrown together with absolutely no flavor. The experience was horrible. I would NEVER recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was cute and funny. The energy was very therapeutic and calm. Would def go again

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natashac
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a regular family outing I love this place

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AileenC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, and food. The place was very clean and organized

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YaelM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Hibachi table for 5.
The hibachi ‘show’ was miserable and short.
Food - mediocre

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TaylorS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It was very chaotic and loud, which some people may enjoy. The service was poor because we did not receive all of our food and some of the orders were given wrong. They did not try to fix it, give a discount, or apologize. The hibachi chef did not do any tricks or put on a show like what is usually done at a hibachi restaurant. We did not get what we ended up paying for unfortunately):

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vipMarcelM
New England
38 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Fair. Would go back eventually

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Anamariariosv
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I went with my best friend to celebrate his birthday. The service was really bad. I had been at this restaurant 4 times before. I had always had a great experience, but Sunday we were treated very poorly. We had a reservation for 4:15 arrived on time, we were seated and had to wait 15 minutes some water and to place drink orders. My water glass probably had soap residue because I grab it and immediately slip from my hand.
Hibachi chef took for ever to come... food was OK. I wasn't even finished my meal and the server drop the check. 4 tables completely empty to out right and only one party seated to out left... no people waiting also. I didn't understand the rush to kick us from the restaurant.

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CharlesW
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the chicken and shrimp hibachi. Food was fresh and cooked perfectly. We will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Horrible experience. No Covid precautions the place was packed! Food was not so tasty. We couldn’t eat it except for one dish. The only thing that deserves a star was the waitress.

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pioupiou
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Eventhough we made a reservation, we had to wait outside for 30 minutes until a table was ready. The table was rapidly "cleaned" and prepared for us. The table was sticky, so were the menus (which in normal times is already a concern, but during Covid is downright troublesome). It was another 20 minutes for someone to come to the table and take our order.
The food came rapidly, and was just ok. Nothing special. The noise level was extreme, the place was packed (mostly students on a Saturday night) which felt really unsafe as it was virtually impossible to be socially distanced from hordes of students, unconcerned with the situation.
About two minutes after we finished our plates, a waitress brought us the check, without asking if we wanted anything else, like a drink or dessert, eventhough our drinks were clearly not finished. Needless to say that we finished our drinks quickly, paid, and went to have dessert next door. Will not come back.

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vipwizzie
New England
41 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was good. The restaurant needs a complete update to the interior.

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MicheleS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I have eaten here in the past and really enjoyed it. This time I felt very rushed, I had mentioned with the reservation that we were there for a birthday. They was no acknowledgement of the birthday until I brought it up and that was also rushed. The person of honor didn't feel celebrated and didn't like the feeling of being rushed out the door. I am not sure that I will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was good. The service was ok. I reserved a table to celebrate my husband’s birthday. I included this information on the reservation. This was not acknowledged during our dining. Waitress took our order but did not come back to check on us, to fill our drinks, or make sure we got everything right on our order. We felt ignored mostly during our dining. Also we have seen longer hibachi chef interactions/show then what we received. It was extremely quick and lacked a lot of interaction. Salad was also supposed to come with the order but was told due to covid they don’t offer it however, still listed on their menu the price remained the same. Although food was good, the value and overall experience was not worth returning again.

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terris
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osaka is a great restaurant. We ordered sushi . It was delicious and nicely presented. They have hibachi tables which are a lot of fun. The chefs are skilled at preparation and doing tricks with the cooking food. We have been going to this restaurant since it opened and have never been disappointed .

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DeeW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice upbeat bar like atmosphere. Fun place with good food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal and drinks. The steak was tender and the seafood was good. We were able to celebrate my sister’s birthday with some sushi and cake.

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DEESimone89
New England
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience1

First of all I was approched by a very rude hostess and felt belittled for not being sure where I was being seated then once me and my spouse where seated we where left without a menu or a attendee for over 5minutes .. but that got going after that then going to the food the chef was ok not the best hibachi or steak experience and then to see my bull was over 100$ was not worth the drive the experience and the food was trash flavorless and nasty will not be back and will ensure to warn my friends co workers and family of this place

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Sami
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. Just to crowded but it makes me feel like pandemic is going away

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MariaC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Too many people at hibachi and in entrance. Felt uncomfortable with COVID.

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vipBencyT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Visiting from out of town and came for my birthday.

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fourzs
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We ate at the hibachi table and enjoyed the preparers entertainment. The filet mignon and shrimp were delicious, some of the rice was undercooked and the vegetables were very salty. But overall we were happy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

La atención muy buena
La comida rica no sobresaliente
Un buen lugar para pasar el rato

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Bostondiner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Clearly popular with the younger college crowd, kids pouring in and out of the door the whole time getting louder as the night progressed. Food was ok but rolls were messy, not well prepared. Would not return.

FAQs

Osaka Japanese Sushi and Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 732-0088.

Osaka Japanese Sushi and Steakhouse is rated 4.1 stars by 801 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.