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Japanese >Osaka Japanese Restaurant
515 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX | Directions 7700629.744252 -95.388218
Sun 12pm-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm
Mon-Thu 11am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Fri 11am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-1am
Sat 12pm-2:30pm, 5:30pm-1am
Neighborhoods: Central, Neartown/ Montrose
Osaka's the cleanest restaurant I've ever worked... – After I read the comment that SUGO posted, I felt it's really not fair to us. I have been working for this restaurant for years and other restaurants previously. It is absolutely not true. Osaka has a clean and safe kitchen. We welcome anyone come to visit.
the dirtiest rest i ve ever work for... – OSAKA's the worst and the dirties restaurant i ve never work for... if you know how the kitchen looks like... and hoe those amigo make the food..lol trust me , you don't ever wannt eat there again!
Great sushi, great service – I had sushi here yesterday for the first time in months -- only because I've moved too far away to eat here regularly. The food is still great, the prices are good, and the service is excellent. Love the free appetizer and ice cream. I miss getting to come here more often!!
The Osaka Roll is on the pricier side of their menu, but I highly recommend it!
It was ok, but not as great as reviews I had read – My wife is chinese and I am caucasian and we eat our fare share of sushi so we consider ourselves informed critics. First after being there it took a long time to put in our order as well as for the food to come. Although the wait staff was very nice and respectful just a little slow. Not a huge problem. Another small complaint is the prices if it weren't for the free items was toward the high side. Our main complaint though was on the eel. We love eel and two different dishes had an extensive amount of bones in them. We order eel often and this had never happened at any other place. It must have been the cut of eel they were using. They cancelled those dishes without a fuss and gave us new dishes. Besides these two things the meal was very enjoyable. They gave us a free appetizer for an unknown reason that was very good. They also gave us each a free scoop of ice cream and fried bannana. I think that is a standard on the house item. The dish we liked most was the dragon roll and my wife really enjoyed the miso clam soup. Part of our disappointment was due to the fact we went on my wife's birthday and were hoping for an extra special night of great sushi and these reviews had raised our expectations. So don't go there expecting an unforgettable experience, but if you want a decent plate of sushi in a nice atmosphere it isn't a bad choice. Although I certaintly think there are better places and personally probably won't be a return customer.
A Repeat Customer but will think twice before returning – I have been to Osaka several times and have always enjoyed it. The past week I had a bad experience. The rolls that we ordered were semi warm, chewy and the fish tasted old. What concerned me most was the fish tasted like it had been left out or was not fresh in the least. Since this was the first bad experience I will go back, but if it happens again I will not return.
Parking Issue – Saw the previous two reviews regarding parking issues and cars being towed. Called the manager to find out if there would be a problem when I eat there this Thursday. He said the tow truck is no longer there unless called by Osaka. It used to watch to see if people were going into Osaka or another restaurant in the area. The manager said he felt bad for the past but there is no problem in the future. Just passing along my conversation.
Do not go here – Don't ever go here unless you are walking. The whole parking lot is subject to towing AT ALL TIMES. Fight it until they change the sign. The sign is backward to the Stanford entarance and not at the correct height. This is NOT in accordance with Subchapter G Sec. 2308.301 laws for towing.
stingy owner – My friends and I frequented this place even though the sushi is mediocre at best and the service is sub par because of i's convenient location and infrequent crowds. We well NEVER go here again because the owner has cars towed for no reason. She thinks that the whole parking lot is for her customers, and for nobody else in the entire shopping center. After we ate sushi at her restaurant, we walked across the street for a glass of wine, and we came back to discover that our car was gone! When we inquired around the shopping center, other shop owners divulged the fact that Osaka's owner has cars hauled off if they are not there only for Osaka's. What kind of self-serving complex would one have to have to warrant such horrible stewardship and service? We don't understand, but we do understand that it is a horrible idea to eat here. Toooooo risky. I've also spoken to three others who have had their cars towed by the Osaka devil. None of us will ever visit the place again.
Our favorite for sushi! – This is my favorite place for sushi! The owner, for years, has been such a gracious hostess in greeting people that come in, the only downside is that she is often at their second location now so we don't get to see her as much. I love the complimentary dishes that they offer. It's given us a chance to try new things and to find new favorites, and their ice cream is great! I saw a previous review that complained about the salmon being "too big". I've been to many sushi restaurants that give pathetic, stingy slices of fish, so this is a welcomed treat! There's nothing worse that spending a lot of money for a ball of rice. I highly recommend Osaka to anyone wanting to find a new sushi restaurant to frequent.
Perfect match: great food, good price; great service and atmosphere. – I love Osaka. The service is great, the chef's are great and fun, and the sushi is good. I love the phoenix roll, LA roll, dragon roll, as well my favorite sushi & sashimi. The fish is fresh and cut perfectly for me. And the prices are reasonable. I believe the food and price are perfectly matched.
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