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Osaka Japanese & Chinese

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17115 Kenton Dr Apt 100A, Cornelius, NC 28031
(704) 987-8980
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always Fresh, Always good portions

We've tried every sushi restaurant in lake Norman area and this is the best and most consistent. The rolls are generous and well prepared. The true testament to the attention to quality of the ingredients is that the Sushi and Sashimi are always top quality and generous portions. We noticed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Tom H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've tried every sushi restaurant in lake Norman area and this is the best and most consistent. The rolls are generous and well prepared. The true testament to the attention to quality of the ingredients is that the Sushi and Sashimi are always top quality and generous portions. We noticed when the economy got bad that other restaurants had cut... More 

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Thank Tom H
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We use to eat at Osaka quite often and enjoyed it, but when we went back last week we were very disappointed. The service was slow. We received our appetizer with our meal. The sushi rolls that had cooked fish were way overcooked to the point of being tough and chewy. The other rolls were just made in a sloppy... More 

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Thank Kim S
Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My brother and I absolutely love Osaka. We always order a couple of Sapporo's, crab rangoons, egg rolls, and crunchy rolls (shrimp tempura with strings of imitation krab meat draped across the top). They also have great hibachi meals. It's a very laid-back place that reminds me of something that might have been around in the 70's. The service is... More 

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Thank Jennifer D
North carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Everyone needs one. It's in everyone's trifecta of takeout/comfort eats. You should always have a Chinese place; a Mexican place, a decent steak place. Osaka fits the bill for reasonable priced Chinese. They always deliver good flavors and their sushi offerings don't slouch either. They are nothing if not consistent.

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Thank cs36620
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We go to Osaka once a week for their awesome sushi! We've tried other sushi places but always come back to Osaka because it's our absolute favorite. The sushi just melts in your mouth! The service from Heidi is always fantastic!

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Thank sc1314
Cornelius, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We waited for our order for 45 min and someone just arrive and 5 minutes later they got our order. We left without eating. oh and they knew the person because our waiter told the other waiter that was her order and she didnt care at all. I will never go back.

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Thank Mariadelcarmen424
Cornelius NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I said fantastic Sushi and that's true but both the Chinese and Japanese Cusines offered are excellent. It's just that when my kids and their families come up from Atlanta, this is one of the places on their "must go" list. Last week, I had one of my favorites, which is the Seafood Double. Always good, a good bit of... More 

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Thank LKNCHOWHOUND
Cornelius, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great traditional Chinese food and awesome sushi!! Service is fantastic if eating in, and the to go service is top-notch!! we love it!

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Thank teresa g
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I have been regular patrons of Osaka for more than 7 years. The Sushi is always fresh and the presentation flawless. The chinese items are also excellent but we prefer the sushi. Ask for what's fresh and not on the regular menu. Steve (the owner) and his wife are always there and aim to please.

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Thank ROBERT S
Denver, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

The service was pathetic. The server ignored us and all the tables in her section. I was surprised a riot didn't ensue. I ordered the pineapple chicken, expecting grilled, stir-fry chicken as per the description and it can out fried and disgusting. I didn't eat it and left there pissed. Terrible experience all-around.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17115 Kenton Dr Apt 100A, Cornelius, NC 28031
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
  • Phone Number: (704) 987-8980

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?