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GREAT JAPANESE FOOD, GREAT SERVICE AND THEY DELIVER!!!!. We stumbled upon this gem in the phone book, checked out their menu online and have been ordering for home delivery ever since. We can't believe our luck. Everything we've ordered is delicious and fresh tasting. We love Osaka on Fillmore! If it was a little closer to where we live, we'd be in there all the time.
wonderfully fresh sushi, very friendly staff, a great after work place. I adore this restaurant! Friendly and inviting staff and owner, the sushi is VERY fresh and always good quality- not a common thing in San Francisco now that sushi is so popular. A great place to go after shopping or after work with friends. While I have never been to Japan, I get a sense that the food is authentically Japanese- that is certainly in the atmosphere as well. Try their sake too. I have never been disappointed here and highly recommend it.
Sushi to live on. If I had to live on one type of cuisine, it would be sushi. if I had to eat it from one restaurant in SF, it would be Osaka. The fish is fresh and delicious. The cuts are generous. The owners are welcoming, friendly and like to have fun. They treat their customers very well, especially those of us who are regulars. I love this place. I found it living up the street, now I live in South Beach and drive across town (past many other sushi spots) to get there.
Love this place!!. You can have the freshest sushi with the best service at Osaka!! And, the menu is terrific; I have tried almost everthing on the menu and would recommend it all. It's a great place to go for a fresh meal in the summertime or a cozy, warm place in the winter. Don't forget to have the FRIED GREEN TEA ICE CREAM, it comes with a raspberry sauce- TO DIE FOR. Also, I can't say enough good things about the service!!
Reliable sushi spot does a brisk business on bustling Fillmore Street..
Small groups and couples fill petite tables throughout the slightly worn in, comfortable dining room while sushi chefs chat up neighborhood locals lining a wood-topped bar. Japanese prints adorn wood-paneled walls and high ceilings make for a spacious feel. Expect a leisurely dining pace: Servers are sweet but slow.
Sushi dominates the menu: Albacore tuna is light and buttery and the sashimi appetizer offers a platter of colorful, beautifully arranged strips of fish. Specialty rolls are simple but tasty, including the Balboa, yellowtail, avocado and green onion; and the Golden Gate, salmon and asparagus wrapped in seaweed and rolled in tobiko. Traditional specialties include tempura, udon and teriyaki dishes along with Japanese-style stews like Yosenabe, seafood, chicken, veggies and yam noodles cooked in dashi broth. Desserts, like green tea ice cream wrapped in pound cake and deep fried, satisfy sweet cravings.
STILL THE BEST. 10 years in counting and Osaka is still the best. It truly is the freshest fish I have had and the staff is the warmest with a great sense of humor. Every time I have tried something new and have never been disappointed. It is hard to pick just a few dishes, but the ultimate favorite is the Sesame Albacore. It melts in your mouth. You won't find many trendy roles that you see in a lot of other sushi places, but you will find innovative top quality. Be adventurous and ask the chef to surprise you. It's worth it. We come for celebrations, to impress our toughest critic friends or just to have a quiet, delicious experience at the bar and it is always a great time. Reyna the owner is a hoot!
Ok Japanese food, friendly service.. My friend and I dropped by to try this place on Friday night. We're both big fans of Asian food, especially Japanese. No waiting to be seated. The waitress was nice and service brisk. Osaka's menu features typical Japanese fare, actually quite extensive and reasonably priced. We started with a selection of sushi and sashimi, freshness was acceptable. Moving onto tempuras, found the batter a bit heavy. Teriyaki courses were nicely done and well flavored. I would go back if I was in the area and wanted a quick fix of Japanese food.
Best Sushi Takeout. I have had sushi in probably every nice sushi place in this city. Osaka definitely has the freshest fish, the friendliest staff, and they deliver! They'll even bring it out to your car if they're not too busy. Try the Balboa or the Kamikaze rolls (my favorite) and the spicy scallops are to die for!
ok. i tried it during lunch time which was not a lot of people, i don't think the japanese food are tradition, cause i heard the chef and the waiter spoke chinese instead of japanese and food combine with american style in it. ex: my rice bowl came with cheese
our favorite restaurant. For over a year, we went to osaka at *least* once a week. Since changing jobs, we are only able to go about once a year. Even still, we are made to feel like honored guests. The food is always top quality, creatively prepared and served with love. Our usual favorites include, Sesame Albacore, Grilled Oysters (in season) and Spicy scallops. Other items we enjoy are Spider Roll, Salmon Skin Roll and Green River Roll. If you like pickles, theirs are the best. And for a special treat, get the Tempura Ice Cream!
Great Service and Dessert. I was very impressed with the customer service at Osaka. We were seated half an hour later than our reservation but not because of the staff but just because some other customers were taking their time. Instead, the staff basically rearranged one whole corner of the restaurant and pulled tables from other side just to seat us asap. I have never seen people go to such lengths to accomodate customers. We continuously received apologies from the staff and were given complimentary appetizers plus they threw in a little something special for the birthday girl. The food was delicious and the tempura dessert is a must! People weren't kidding when they said the customer service is wonderful.
OK but there is better.. I love sushi. Yum yum to my tum. Not too bad here but a little pricey. There is better. Service was OK but what's to expect on a Friday night. I wish they had more of a selection of little plates. More yakitori type dishes. Where's the FUGU?
Fantastically Delicious. I live in the area and decided to try Osaka on Fillmore because ALL my neighbors kept raving about it. To my delight, the food absolutely exceeded my high standards and expectations for Japanese food (sushi & cooked dinners). The fish was absolutely fresh, grilled meals had unique sauces with just the right amount of seasoning, and the specials had a wide range of appetizers to appease any type of eater. The sesame albacore tuna is a MUST-HAVE! To top it all off, the service was FANTASTIC. I was warmly greeted, promptly attended to during my meal, and sincerely told to "have a nice night." What a wonderful experience.
Can't get enough. After 9 years in SF I have visited numerous sushi places to find one better than Osaka, but I cannot. It is still the best. Always fresh, warm and inviting. Not a bad thing on the HUGE menu. Some musts: Sesame albacore app, Green River Roll, dynamite, rock n roll, any fresh sashimi (tuna, himachi..), Udon soups and even cooked dinners. You cannot go wrong and everyone is pleased. I bring everyone I know here and they all love it. Plus the staff is the friendliest in the city. I cannot say enough!!! Your most loyal customer Jill
one of my faves. I've been to Osaka dozens of times and I love it. The atmosphere is cozy (not too fancy, not overdone, but homey and subtle) and the food is always great, the fish always super fresh and the people, no how busy, are always friendly. Such a solid place. Love it.
Good but there are better. I read lots of good notes about this place and when I visited I was not overwelmed and not dissapointed either. It is somehow old, design is past and food is ok. In a city like San francisco there are a lot of good sushi places that are better but still go check them out
Family style is right!. GREAT! My nigiri sushi was very fresh and cut generously, and the service is also a standout. Everyone was so friendly (even when I had walked in 15 minutes before closing). I had tea before even asking for it. New favorite place. Can't wait to try all of their unique rolls!
Love this place. Nice clean-fresh-generous portions of sashimi. generous portion of crab & avocado in the california roll. the dynamite roll is fantastic. You have to try the garlic tuna appetizer. I have been there 2 nights in a row now just for that & the ebi cucumber salad. They serve till 11pm-even during the week-great!
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