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“Very Very Disappointing!!”
Review of Osaka Sake and Sushi Bar - CLOSED

Osaka Sake and Sushi Bar
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Japanese
Restaurant details
Venice, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very Very Disappointing!!”
Reviewed 4 March 2013

Based on the reviews, we were looking forward to eating our favorite food at Osaka but were terribly disappointed. We ordered a few sushi pieces and two rolls - a spicy tuna and one of their special shrimp rolls. The sushi pieces were small as compared to Kumo across the street and were fresh except for the tuna. The spicy tuna rolled tasted old as did the special shrimp roll. The lady who seated us was very nice but we will never go back. If you're going to pay above average sushi prices, then the sushi at least should be fresh. Back to Kumo for us.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Don S
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English first
Venice Beach, Florida, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great service!”
Reviewed 23 February 2013 via mobile

Been here twice! I love the sushi and the server is so nice and sweet! Try to California roll of you're a first timer or the veggie roll they are both great and right next to Starbucks!

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South Lyon, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wife shopping”
Reviewed 18 January 2013

Wife went shopping I went to Osaka had the sake and spicy tuna roll should have had more sake and tried another roll sake was unfiltered and cold and good and tuna roll hit the spot. Did I say the sake was good . If wife goes shopping again I am going back pretty sure that's a givin.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Edward H
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Sushi on the Bypass”
Reviewed 5 November 2012

My husband and I like to celebrate by going out for sushi but our favorite place was just getting much too expensive so we began to search closer to home. Osaka is located in a shopping center on the Bypass in Venice. Frankly it looks like a hole-in-the-wall but it has turned into OUR hole-in-the-wall. I worry that once people discover Osaka, it will turn into just another place that is mobbed when the Snowbirds descend from the northern climes to dine on fresh, imaginative sushi and sashimi at a decent price. After testing the restaurant out three times, we found the rolls and dinners to have a high degree of consistency and delicacy. Sure, Osaka offers items that use mayonnaise and cream cheese which we former New Englanders find peculiar and unnerving but the menu includes a wide array of standard sushi as well as creative rolls like Pink Lady (our favorite) and others with succulent white tuna, crab, salmon, eel and tuna. The waitress is quite dominant, talkative and efficient and clearly has been in this business for a long time. She has opinions and is happy to share them. The sushi chef is a perfect foil for her - quiet - who makes astonishing dishes gracefully and seemingly without effort. Bottom line: we can celebrate more because we spend less for high quality sushi.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank JHannah426
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Englewood, Florida
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“surprising”
Reviewed 30 May 2012

m wife got me a new smart phone for a early birthday present, im now 35 and yes behind the times. we LOVE sushi and had been spoiled at a place out of state. we have come back here to our home base and have been in search for that perfect mixture of texture vs. taste and feshness combined with the eclectic minds of knowledgeable sushi chefs. after MANY sushi bars and HUNDREDS of dollars spent we have found the place that when we get the erge for sushi we will go. osaka. it is a little drive but worth it. the chefs are flexible were possible, ie, we use no soy sauce or wasabe, so they put spicy mayo and eel sauce on top. the lousiana roll has got it going on!!! i wish they had had like a seafood tar tar, hint hint, mngt... the overall experience for me and my wife was was about 100 dollars but we ate and ate and ate.... we drank some too!!! the sake is hot and good!!! i highly recomend this place. you dont have to spend a lot of money. we ordered all premeium rolls. and drank, did i mention that?

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank dennis1420
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