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Osaka

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Chestnut Hill
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8605 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118 (Evergreen Ave)
215-242-4084
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of our Favorite Sushi Stops...

Osaka is a perpetual favorite of ours and one of the top sushi restaurants in the entire area. I would recommend a reservation on weekends or peak times. I especially recommend a reservation if you wish to sit upstairs away from the host/bar area which can get a bit busy with people doing takeout... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Philadelphia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I've now been to Osaka two times. The first was a wonderful experience--the fish was FRESH, the menu diverse, the food superb, the service...excusable. All of this led me rather foolhardily to return within the week, this time with additional people, and enthusiastically order more fish than rational justified. Regardless, this time, to my surprise, the fish was not at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Osaka is a perpetual favorite of ours and one of the top sushi restaurants in the entire area. I would recommend a reservation on weekends or peak times. I especially recommend a reservation if you wish to sit upstairs away from the host/bar area which can get a bit busy with people doing takeout. The service is good here and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We have come here many times over the years. The sushi is quite good. We came in at 7:45 on a weeknight and asked to sit upstairs- away from the TV over the bar, and the bad music from behind the sushi station. we were told they were closing soon. ( really @ 7:45?) The next couple came in and... More 

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Osaka has a warm and friendly atmosphere. The food is exceptional and the wine list is also amazing. I have had sushi all over the world and this is one of my favorites. We now go all of the time because we found a gem so close by. Besides the sushi the soups and appetizers are also succulent! Try the... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is second time for Osaka and it is consistently good. Ingredients fresh, service prompt and attentive and prices reasonable. The interior is gray and quiet. Add the green tea and it is time for a peaceful meal!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I've been to this Osaka at least a half dozen times and I've never had anything close to a bad experience. The fish is fresh, the menu innovative and the ambience is fine. (It could use a little sound deadening, though). Appetizers, 3 drinks, sushi for 3 and a cooked meal for the fourth and the tab $156. No one... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

More than enough good food, elegantly presented in a bento box makes an inexpensive lunch. Lunchtime is quiet here, but dinner can be crowded and noisy. A private tatami room downstairs is a good idea for small groups.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

While an infrequent diner, mostly for lunch, the experience is always worthwhile. Comfortable with nice ambience, friendly service and quality value selections make this restaurant a favorite on the Hill! Highly recommended!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Chestnut Hill has two sushi restaurants - Hoka Hoka and Osaka. In general, I prefer Hoka Hoka, but occasionally meet friends at Osaka. I think the sushi is okay, average by comparison to a wide range of sushi restaurants. The service is also okay, not quite as personably and friendly as Hoka Hoka. Parking is convenient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

great little nook in chestnut hill with creative chefs and high quality food. we are regulars and will remain so,

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8605 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
    (Evergreen Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Chestnut Hill
  • Neighborhood: Chestnut Hill
  • Phone Number: 215-242-4084

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?