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Osaka Japanese & Chinese

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17115 Kenton Dr Apt 100A, Cornelius, NC 28031
+1 704-987-8980
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Well, first I need to say the place has zero atmosphere. The wait staff suck. Now the good news. They have the Osaka roll with whole piece tuna that is the best I ever had. Make sure you order whole piece Tuna, other wise you get the soft Tuna, which sucks. All the dinners are excellent and the Homemade mustard... More 

Cornelius NC
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508 reviews
426 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

Not sure what has happened but there has been a major shift since the last time we dined here and it's been away from the basic Chinese and Japanese dishes I love. On Christmas day in particular, Osaka was our fall back restaurant because they were one of the few that was open. We had our Christmas Dinner with kids... More 

Sherrills Ford
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This place has the best sushi around. Large portions, top grade sushi and great service. We have been going here since we moved here in 2005! Love this place!

Thank Rita A
Chicago, Illinois
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We grabbed takeout from Osaka this week and it was fantastic. The food has so much flavor and was not greasy or salty like you come to expect from Chinese restaurants. The fried rice and General Tso's chicken were our favorites. We look forward to trying it again!

Thank khotze
Denver, North Carolina
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222 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

We eat here many times a year, can't believe I've never written it up. Varied menu with sushi, Japanese Hibachi style, Chinese. We love the shrimp tempura roll. I love all the Hibachi offerings. The egg rolls are great. We like the ginger chicken and the chicken with vegetables. Very fairly priced, huge dinner servings which always results in lunch... More 

Thank Pat O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016

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 

Thank Tom H
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Kim S
Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Jennifer D
North carolina
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank cs36620
Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank sc1314

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17115 Kenton Dr Apt 100A, Cornelius, NC 28031
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
  • Phone Number: +1 704-987-8980

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