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About Osaka Japanese Sushi and Steakhouse

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.

14 Green Street
Brookline, MA 02446
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 12:15pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 12:15pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Harvard Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 732-0088

Website:
http://www.osakabrookline.com/

Entertainment:
We offer entertaining Hibachi Grill and Show. There are TVs at the sushi bar. In addition, there is a full liquor lounge bar with music, TVs, and karaoke downstairs.

Parking Details:
Nearby metered public parking lots are available behind the Coolidge Corner Theatre (on Centre Street one block from Harvard Street), and on Babcock Street. Metered street parking is also available along Beacon Street, Green Street and other streets nearby. Meters are free after 8:00pm and on Sundays and holidays.

Public Transit:
By Train: Green Line to Coolidge Corner Station
By Bus: Take Bus #66 to Coolidge Corner Stop
All buses and trolleys stop at the Harvard Street/ Beacon Street intersection.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We can help you plan your private/semi-private special event or holiday celebration. Customized prix-fixe menus are available.
We listen to all your ideas regarding menus and logistical planning and are always flexible and accommodating. Please call 617-732-0088 for more info.

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Osaka Japanese Sushi and Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (13)
Fun (8)
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Kid-friendly (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Casual (4)
Cozy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Sports (1)
Authentic (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We come for every special occasion. Mostly birthdays because the energy is fun and exciting, the staff is great, and the food is delicious. I love that you allow us to bring a cake and even cut it for us after the meal! Love this place and always recommend it to people.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The hibachi chef was wonderful. The rest of the staff was incredibly rude. From the greeter at the door to our waiter. The greeter simply pointed to a table when I arrived rather than showing me where the it was. The waiter snapped at us when we tried to place our order and we had to ask multiple times for water and drinks. They cleared plates while people were still eating. We had a 5pm reservation and were the only people there when we arrived so there was no excuse for the terrible service.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We have NEVER had anything but excellent sushi at this wonderful place. The special rolls are artistically presented and some are quite unusual.

Tags: Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is a horrible restaurant. Avoid at all costs. The service was terrible. We were seated 35 minuets after our reservation and did not get our food until an hour after our reservation. The performance of the chef was lame. When we complained that they forgot my daughters meal, they didn’t even rush it over. Go anywhere else. There are much better Japanese steakhouses.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2017

wow what an amazing experience thank you SO much 😩

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food. I recommend going with a bunch of friends if you don't want to risk being stuck at a table with horrible jerks you don't know who decide to ruin your meal by being whiny, entitled crybabies.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The place looks great and the food is very good. Many choices and the way they serve is very nice. We only tried the sushi but the hibachi side seems to be very fun. Will definetly have to try next time.

The only unfortunate thing is that we came after 9pm. The place was empty and it seemed like all the waiter cared about was closing

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Vegan, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

the best japanese fusion and sushi I've ever had. Oustanding and creative, delicious!!!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

It’s always great at Osaka!! Sushi is superb and cocktails don’t skimp on the booze.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I specifically chose Osaka to celebrate my son's 13th birthday and they totally dropped the ball. Two other people's birthdays were celebrated in close vicinity to us while we were dining. We had our meal and then we were handed the bill. My son had to go find a server to remind them that it was his brother's birthday and then they finally came out with a dessert and candle -- even though I reminded them before we were seated that evening and specified this when I first made my reservation through Open Table. I only went to Osaka for a festive birthday celebration for my 13 year old son. Instead, he was totally overlooked and his birthday was a complete afterthought. Food was fine.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Osaka was amazing. The staff there were great, it was a lovely ambiance. The cook who did our hibachi was clearly very experienced and made it fun for us. I would definitely recommend this place to any and all

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Very creative rolls

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

booked this place for my best friends birthday on a whim and it was worth every penny. all 12 guest were happy and food was so delicious...the only thing that sucks is parking.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Vegan
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always fun, interactive hibachi meal. Chicken, steak, and seafood teriyaki pretty good. Fun for kids and families.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Fast, sloppy, C+ version of Benihana if you can believe that

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Our chef was AWESOME! The waitress was not. We've been here before so I know they could do better. We have a great time here and always a good laugh. Food is very tasty as well.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Team outing.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Good food, but customer service was very poor. Waitresses and hostess very unfriendly. We showed up right on time for our reservation and were told to wait "just a few minutes" downstairs at the bar area. There was nobody else there. The hostess came down about 10 minutes later and said they were setting up a table for us. Another 10 minutes later we went upstairs and there was no table. We finally sat down 30 minutes later than our reservation time! There was nobody else waiting, they didn't seem too busy, so none of the 6 of us could understand why we had to wait that long. Their responses to our complains were pretty rude as well.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Excellent sushi with delicate flavors and seasonings. Perfectly done.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Restaurant Week menu and lower priced drinks are a terrific value, and the food is very good. The booth seats are ripped and patched, and the overall decor could use some freshening up. Service was also a little confusing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Delicious Japanese food!!
And the performance is also exciting and fun😄
We are all satisfied!

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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Great Sushi, perfect taste and fresh fish.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2017

It was my son's birthday. They prepared a small mochi ice cream birthday cake for him. He enjoyed the show and food. Love here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

My wife and I went out here and loved it. We love us some hibachi, and as frequent movers we start looking immediately. This is our favorite place we've ever been, and we just moved back from Seattle. Great sauce, good dressing, rice and noodles on point. Meat is the same pretty much everywhere. Good prices for this type of place. Waiter was not very attentive, but cook was great.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Birthday dinner and we were in the back room. Everything is always spot on here. Would highly recommend.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Went for a friend's birthday and they went above and beyond!! The hibachi was AMAZING and the chefs were so entertaining and lively. The communal tables made it so you could interact with others, but also be within your own group. Would absolutely recommend going again--best hibachi in Boston!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

the kids really enjoyed the hibachi dinner, the food was good, service pretty fast, and special attention to kids.

Tags: Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Casual, People Watching
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 9, 2017

We only ordered off of the sushi menu and so I can't comment on the hibachi grill. The sushi was tasty, fresh, and moderately priced.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Delicious Sushi, but rushed service! Great Drinks, Great Food, and always an opening!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Love Osaka! Always fun, always delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We came here at 7pm on a Friday night, specifically for the hibachi, as my niece was visiting from out of town and loves hibachi. The food was mediocre, and everything tasted of the garlic butter they use. It overwhelmed all other flavors.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Honestly was not that great. I told the chef and the server I was allergic to eggs, as their fried rice has eggs in it, the chef replied to me saying too bad and the server, told the kitchen chef to make me fried rice without eggs but the chef messed up TWICE and had me wait for 45 MINUTES for food. I received no discount for my meal or no apologies whatsoever. The chef made the food with no vibrance, the chefs around him were much better and much more exciting.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Disappointing service and food has declined over the years

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on June 4, 2017

I had a really wonderful time here the food is good the guys on the grill or entertaining and the drinks are delicious !

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We brought my boyfriend's family here for hibachi dinner and it was an alright experience. We remembered the filet mignon and the scallops tasting better (needed more sear and seasoning) and this time there were a lot more families with children so the noise level was a lot louder than we experienced last time. The fried rice cooked with butter was still amazing and the hibachi fire tricks are always fun to see. We didn't get asked if we wanted to see the dessert menu (not sure if they have one because we got dessert with the restaurant week special) so we sadly skipped on that and just paid the bill. We did come in earlier than expected and they seated us anyway, which was super great of them. Overall, it was an okay experience this time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Food was good and had a fun time. From start to finish the entire meal lasted under an hour which felt rushed. Would have liked more time to enjoy a drink and salad before the meal started

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Chicken was undercooked. Chef was too fast. The service and ambience was great, but we were disappointed with the hibachi food.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Had my birthday dinner here, and it was delicious and so much fun! Thanks, Osaka!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The sushi was top notch. I'm also really glad that I made a reservation because the place was packed. The service was a little slow but that is entirely understandable; the wait staff was definitely working hard trying to attend everyone.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great place for large dinner parties. The food good was okay (rice was uncooked) but the chefs for habachi were fun & entertaining. The staff doesn't have the best communication skills. I had a dinner party of 15 and I had to wait all the way downstairs until everyone arrived. I had to ask the waiter to take appetizer orders when he should've asked us instead of standing around looking stupid.

Tags: Good for Groups
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