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Osaka Japanese Restaurant

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7 Old South St, Ste 401, Northampton, MA 01060-3834
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Best area Sushi

excellent sushi and very fun Hibachi experiences. Lovely restaurant, with outdoor seating. Definitely best sushi in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Williamsburg, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Special occasions
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English first
Northampton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are no shortage of Japanese restaurants in Northampton, particularly if you're interested in sushi. That said, Osaka is the clear choice, whether you're looking for sushi/sashimi, something off the hibachi or a warm entree. The other evening five of us had a great meal at Osaka. It is known for its specialty rolls, which range in price from $10-$15.... More 

Thank Kenneth H
Arlington, Vermont
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152 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Great place to visit with a group so as to try as many dishes as possible. Everything we ordered was delicious- including the cocktails. The atmosphere is a bit boisterous, but the food is truly excellent. Try some of the unique specialty rolls.

Thank Kevin M
Ithaca, New York
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I'm sitting in this very poor excuse of a Japanese Restaurant. Have you ever had a "Pacific Roll" wrapped in a pink colored allegedly edible wrapper? How about two MICROWAVED hot Japanese entrées; so overdone that the rice was melted. This establishment gets "WORST OF 2015" by me. Absolutely disgusting.

Thank Michael C
Williamsburg, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

excellent sushi and very fun Hibachi experiences. Lovely restaurant, with outdoor seating. Definitely best sushi in the area.

Thank lesliefk
Amherst, Massachusetts
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272 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

There is a reason why Osaka has been the best sushi and steak house in Northampton for many years - very good food. We have been dining here for years and lately my appreciation has grown. The extensive menu covers a broad range of Japanese cuisine and is prepared with care and attention to presentation, freshness, and taste. Everyone can... More 

Thank merlinslap
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went here while on a lacrosse tournament trip with my daughter. We found Osaka on trip advisor, walked in without a reservation and were seated immediately. We sat outside on the porch dining area which was an awesome atmosphere. The sushi and rolls were some of the best I've had (even compared to meals I've had in Tokyo). The... More 

Easthampton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

From the amazing sake collection to beautiful and impressive sushi Osaka is a gem. To begin order 'Beautiful Boy Sake' which I prefer chilled. Then peruse the sushi menu which it has to be said is incredible. I also prefer to order the stone. It comes to your table with butter and incredible filet mignon which you place on the... More 

Thank Lordbosie
Belchertown, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We went to Osaka for a lighter meal before a concert at the Calvin. I had two specialty rolls and my husband had Mango Chicken. I thought the sushi had great presentation, and wonderful flavor. I was very pleased. My husband's chicken just was not my thing. Far too sweet for my taste. His miso soup was standard issue, as... More 

Thank Kaycee12561
Durham, North Carolina
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Although the miso soup was good, there was a urine-like odor in the entryway, the vegetable-tofu curry (quite oily) was mediocre as was the mashed up tuna in the spicy tuna roll. My wife quite enjoyed her Soba noodle soup. Perhaps this place is best for Hibachi?

Thank Steven Y
Westfield, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The food is always fresh and the staff are very attentive. It is a very popular restaurant and the wait for a table can be quite long on Friday/Saturday night. The atmosphere is very bright with light colored wood and there is plenty of room between tables. There is a porch that is also used for dining, if you want... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Old South St, Ste 401, Northampton, MA 01060-3834
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: 413-587-9548

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions


Open Hours
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?