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“REALLY FRESH SUSHI” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Osaka Restaurant

Osaka Restaurant
Ranked #958 of 3,668 Restaurants in Austin
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Northwest Austin
Austin, Texas
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188 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“REALLY FRESH SUSHI”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

This little hideaway of a restaurant features a very complete list of sushi varieties along with a Japanese/Korean menu. As each item was brought to the table, it was presented in a very pretty setting. The tuna tower was super to start with and then we had a variety of sushi and rolls. As each course was near being finished, the waitress brought the next dish so that the entire meal rolled out in a very smooth sequence but never rushed. The boiled and lightly salted edamame was fixed perfectly. The texture of the tuna tower was awesome. But the most important thing was the absolute freshness of each dish. Look forward to trying some of the many other selections on the menu on our next visit.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good Sushi and Killer Happy Hour Prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Fun atmosphere and GREAT happy hour prices.
Staff has always been engaging and fun.
Sushi has always been good.
For a change of pace, try one of the various japanese dishes.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ehaze
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Austin
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great presentation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

I went by myself, and watched the chef prepare my spicy tuna sushi. The server was great, and the owner said goodbye as I left, which is important.
Overall very nice, relaxing environment.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Kelti R
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Austin, TX
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great lunch specials”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

This is a really nice little Japanese-Korean restaurant. They have great lunch specials - tasty and reasonably priced. One son likes to get their sushi lunch deals and the other likes the teriyaki salmon bento box which comes with soup, salad, tempura vegetables, and sushi. Their sushi is excellent. I hear they have happy hour specials also, but we've yet to make it in for happy hour.

Visited June 2012
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Thank TravelingTexans4
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Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good Selection of Japanese Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

Osaka is a neighborhood restaurant that offers a broad range of Japanese and Korean dishes. I eat there at least twice a month at lunch time. The sushi is quite good and not any more expensive than other Sushi bars. Bento boxes are about $10. My favorite selections are the beef bulgogi and the glazed spare ribs. Lunch specials come with a salad and miso soup. The bento box includes standard fare such as white rice, a couple of pieces of sushi (chef's selection), vegetables and, in some cases, tempura. The Japanese soup is also very good. I haven't tried the Korean menu, though I should because the owners are Korean. Service is adequate and friendly. The restaurant is clean and cozy. Overall, if you want a satisfying meal at a reasonable price, try this restaurant. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank RickJacobiTexas
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