Osaka Japanese Sushi and Steakhouse

4.5
585 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 12:15pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 12:15pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 732-0088
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Harvard Street
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 585 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday last min and wanted something where me and my party attire could be formal to go along with this restaurants scenery. I was greeted and they sent us downstairs to wait until my party arrived. I loved the food and the chef were so entertaining. I enjoyed my birthday. Also be sure to ask about the birthday special if you have a party of 4 or more people coming with you. I ended my night doing karaoke downstairs. It was such a great atmosphere.

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LL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server and chef were very nice. Thank you for the birthday dessert for my boyfriend. He loves this place, that's why we keep coming back.

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AH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious

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VM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Seafood taste wasn’t great it tasted like it stayed in the fridge for a long time
Scallops and salmon were what we ordered
Steak was good, a little over cooked but the flavor was fine

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e
New England
65 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The location is a quick, 2-block stroll from the Coolidge Corner Thtre. They're open late and there's plenty of nearby parking. Service (the night before Thanksgiving) was fabulous; they stayed open to accommodate us. All of our dishes were speedily cooked, served piping hot, well-presented and tastefully seasoned. Various noodle dishes were fresh and filling. The large, hot, house sake was perfect on such a frigid evening. Luckily I wasn't driving, since my feet never touched the ground after "lift-off"!

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MQ
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love Osaka! They are so accommodating for large groups. Fun atmosphere, fantastic food, great hibachi show, and karaoke in the basement. Love love love.

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RK
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit and I’m glad to say the quality of food and service was just as great as the first time. The Hibachi Chefs are fun and interact with the guests really well making this just as much about entertainment as a great meal out!

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was great as always, buy the service could be better. Overall good experience!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi!

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S
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

The establishment closes at 11 and I was lucky enough to reserve a table for 10:15. I called ahead to make sure that the kitchen was not closing and the personnel assured me that we should be fine if we arrive no later than 10:30. When we arrive at 10:20, the personnel informed us that the chef left. Super unprofessional. We called ahead to avoid making the trip. Even if you’re tired by the end of the day, if there are reservations and it’s not closing time, then the chef should be working!!!!!!! I’ve let this slide once because the food is great, but honestly you can get great hibachi close by & anywhere. Don’t go to this establishment that will just waste your time and steer you away from being a loyal customer.

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AC
New England
41 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service could always be better and better quality meats and seafood would make the price worth. But Osaka is still good with great drinks and a fun time!

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was great as expected, however, the service left a lot to be desired. Our waitress took our drink and dinner orders and then seemingly disappeared. Our chef was lackluster, and did not entertain us to the level that all of the other groups were being entertained. He simply showed up and cooked our food. That was disappointing.

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San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite hibachi place! The food and service is always excellent!

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C
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The people that work there are super nice the food is always cooked to your liking and it’s nice to be able to watch your food bet prepared right before your eyes

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LR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual! We love Osaka in Brookline and Northampton!

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TR
New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

From time to time we take our kids and our grandchildren to a fun dining experience, and for this, Osaka’s hibachi dinners are great. The chef always puts on a good show and the youngsters love it. Food quality is good, especially the combo of hibachi shrimp and fillet mignon. Price is fair. A high energy place, for sure, but the service was good. No complaints. They even had special birthday ice cream and candle for the two celebrants.

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O
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great dinner at Osaka. Service was on point, we ordered drinks and sushi before our meal and everything was outstanding.

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D
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were well taken care of at Osaka! Will definitely recommend to my friends and family!

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BN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The Boston College football team was there for dinner and they made lots of noise. My elderly father could not hear our conversation. The good was OK. The New York steak was a little tough. The seafood was tasty. The fried rice was very heavy on the soy sauce. The chef was good natured but not spot-on. He flipped little prices of eggplant to the customers sitting around the table. I caught mine in my mouth. My father waved his hand to indicate "no thanks" the chef missed the cue and proceeded to miss my dad's mouth too. He proceeded to miss the next three members of our party (landing the egg plant bit on my mothers forehead). When serving serving the fried rice he nodded to my father as of to ask if he'd like some. My father put his hand up clearly indicating "no" but was served the rice anyway. My suggestion would be ... don't ask if you're going to ignore the answer. I would have much preferred plain boiled rice and regretted that that option was not offered. I did not order an alcoholic drink as I am a recovering alcoholic. If the chef were attentive he would have observed that I was not drinking alcohol and not have held up the squeeze bottle in front of my face and offered a squirt of sake.

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MD
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Hibachi cooking was rushed even though chef was very nice. My fillet mignon was tasteless, fatty & tough. Nothing like a fillet should taste like. The scallops were very good.

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D
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great time! Hibachi chef was fun and crowd energetic

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SB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was amazing and the service was good. I enjoyed my birthday dinner. The only downfall is that my party and I felt rushed to leave. after the food as done we were given a few minutes to eat and they came back to wrap up the food and started to clean.

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London
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The served seafood is not fresh

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EO
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I went for Dine Out Boston so the food was discounted. $28 for a three-course meal. The appetizer was good. The entree, which was a lobster and filet mignon meal was ok. Both the lobster and filet mignon was overcooked. The lobster was also underseasoned. The dessert was a matcha mochi ice cream, which was freezer-burned. Also, during the hibachi, the trick of throwing a cucumber into the mouths of the diners was not very appealing. Therefore, even at the discounted price, it was not worth it so I will definitely not be going for a full-price meal.

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BS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We were expecting a wonderful and entertaining night. When my daughter asked for a dinner made without butter due to her dairy allergy, the chef “yelled” at her. This individual didn’t put on the typical show with knives. He seemed annoyed with us for the rest of the food prep. Not something that you expect when you’re out for a special dinner with family. We’ll go back but hope this never happens again. Very rude

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KP
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

The food was okay but not worth the price. The worst part is when we got our food, the silverware was dirty with food chunks on them and we told our waiter and all she did was dip them in a water jug, wipe them off and handed them to us... I understand them being dirty at first but atleast bring us clean new ones. Disappointing meal and will not return.

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FW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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FM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We went there at around 9pm. Not sure if there was a karaoke bar upstairs but it was so frigging noisy. We ordered a sushi roll and hibachi. The sushi roll was really good. The steak salmon hibachi was the worst hibachi I tasted. Just for these things, we paid 50+ dollars. The service was so bad. The server wouldnt refill our waters and he would roll his eyes everytime we asked him to. Would not recommend

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b
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

We did not eat the hibatchi, so I can't speak to its quality, but it was very loud in there. Why they also do sushi is a mystery. The sushi is pretty standard, so nothing special. The sushi bar itself was littered with items thrown into a corner that should have been moved to the back of the house. The server or sushi chefs didn't realize a shellfish allergy usually means no octopus, and put it on without asking. They took it off and replaced it in the same place with new fish.

Overall, pretty disappointing.

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J
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was good and the restaurant was quiet enough to have a nice conversation with friends

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MK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We have gone here many, many times for sushi and LOVE their sushi. We recently had guests from Denmark who wanted a hibachi experience, so we took them here. We had made a reservation for our group of 10 but it took them 10-15 minutes after we arrived for them to figure out our reservation. No big deal, we were still really excited. I was a little disappointed in the "show" aspect--there was not much showmanship or energy/interaction, although we saw some more energy, tricks and laughter at other tables so I guess it just depends on the chef and the crowd. The food was quite good. However, given how expensive the evening and that it was an only chance for our Danish guests to experience hibachi, I was pretty disappointed. We've been Osaka fans for about 20 years, initially going to their Northampton location. We'll keep going for sushi, but wouldn't go for hibachi again.

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CP
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The chefs who cook at the teppanyaki tables are very entertaining. They flip their spatulas, light hot oil on the grill, and squirt sake into your mouth (if you're of drinking age). They also sing happy birthday and blow up long balloons for kids celebrating birthdays. The food is fresh and delicious and good to the last bite. Lots of meat and seafood options are available. My friend and I got the Osaka Supreme for 2, which contained chicken, steak, shrimp, scallops, and lobster. It was humongous, and we had to take half of it home, but it was good the next day as a leftover. The waitresses hardly came to the tables, so that was disappointing. It seemed like they stayed over in the sushi dining area serving food and clearing tables. Since it's Chinese owned and operated, you don't get the attention you'd get from Japanese waitstaff. But the food is good and the teppan show is fun to watch!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

This place is okay, but the food is way overpriced for the quality. I would suggest going to other sushi restaurants in Coolidge Corner for quality, but this place is more about the ambiance

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a birthday dinner there! It was really nice & welcoming

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RA
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Went here for my sons 16th birthday and was not impressed. They did nothing to celebrate it like other restaurants would do. My son loves Osaka but we are from Tallahassee Fl and the Osaka in Tallahassee does an awesome job every year we go. The food is much better in Tallahassee and the show they put on is no comparison. My son was very disappointed. It also could just be a Boston thing.

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SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Just wasn’t great. The waiters were making a lot of noise arranging the plates and the women who took our order did not understand us at all.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very fun for adults and children alike. Think the food has gotten even better lately. Great place. Also has karaoke on week ends downstairs and its fantastic :)

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was excellent but the hibachi chef was not. He was so boring and kind of rude. Barely did anything that usually comes with the hibachi show. We were very disappointed.

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D
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A simple sushi restaurant nothing spectacular but good.

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a 6:00 reservation for 12 people on BU's graduation weekend and we were seated on time. The staff was very nice and our eating experience was fun and tasty. Our party enjoyed the time at Osaka.

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