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CUISINES
Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed July 26, 2019

A colleague and I gave Osaka a try ahead of a working afternoon and were entirely pleased. The lunch specials are sushi and Japanese appetizers - I had a tempura shrimp roll and gyoza, wth miso soup and good green tea. They were quick with...the food, and the place was quiet and calming, so we could get our work discussions started early. A good choice!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019

We were pleasantly surprised to find that this sushi restaurant had bulgogi as well as sushi. It was a takeout meal so I can't comment on the setting or service, but the portion sizes and quality of ingredients in the bulgogi and two sushi rolls...were very good. Prices seemed kind of high.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

Osake is on Elliston, across the street from Samurai Sushi. As it turns out, Samurai Sushi is terrible, and I was hoping Osake would redeem my desire for sushi-eating on Elliston Place, and I'm happy to say that is has. Osake is great sushi. There's...a nice ambience in the restaurant, which is small but clean and interesting. The service is good, the menu is broad and user-friendly, and the rolls are tasty and beautifully designed, while at the same time exceeding the sushi standard I've come to expect from a specialty Japanese cuisine restaurant. This has become a regular Friday afternoon lunch break for me and my Ladyfriend. It gets crowded sometimes, but the quality of the food--which is ultimately what's most important in the restaurant--remains intact. It's hot, fresh, and delightful on the palate. Recommended for sushi lovers.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

Very good rolls and lots of choices. Until 6pm on weekdays get one an second is half price,which is great.Fresh fish and good rice,we love sushi and this one we sure do recommend. the Tarzan roll was amazing!!

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed April 29, 2016

It couldn't happen anywhere else. A drive through donut store! The best donuts in the world and you don't even have to get out of your car.

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I am not the kind of person that put bad reviews in every single bad experience I have. In fact, this might be the first one that I ever made. I normally order japanese food 2 to 3 times a week and have it delivered...to my place, using those deliveries app. I always choose between 3 sushi restaurants and the only one that always gives me problems is Osake's. The food is good, they have options that other restaurants - that provide delivery - don't have, but I am never ordering from them again. Its too damn irregular. Two times in a roll my order has come incomplete, without the rolls or nigiris that I had already paid for. If that is not enough, they don't make it up by having the food delivered to you, the only thing they can do is refund the value. If I wanted the money, I wouldn't have ordered in the first place: I want the food that I paid for. They even put the fault in the app, and said that they can only assure that everything will be alright if I call to order. But that has never happened to any other restaurants I order from through apps, only with them. That is so disappointing!! Me and my wife were prevented from having the meal we were expecting Two times now. I didn't write anything the first time this happened, but I can't take it twice. I ordered both times through Order Up app, which is always great, but they won't come back to the restaurant to pick up the missing food, which is quite understandable since it wasn't order up's fault. But I do think that the restaurant should make arrangements to have the missing food delivered. I just say that if you want you food to be delivered exactly as you ordered, don't choose Osake, because it is very likely that something will be missing.More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed September 28, 2015

We arrived around 7 on a Friday night and we were immediately seated. My son had researched some of the better sushi restaurants and this was one of 2 in the same block. They have a large selection but unfortunately, a lot of the selections...are fried (tempura). I call this Americanized sushi which is sad but restaurants have to do this to bring in non sushi customers. With that said - it was the typical sushi restaurant. The servers were friendly and efficient. The business picked up as we dined and the servers were very busy. I had to try the crayfish sushi and it was bland. The Snow White roll was great with the Phoenix roll coming in a close second. I would go back and try more but there was nothing that blew me away - hence the average rating.More

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed May 23, 2015

We looked at the reviews here and on other sites, as well as looking at any on-line menus we could find. Set out for Osake (or O'sake) with high hopes, already hungry for agedashi tofu, Japanese pickles, miso-yaki (cod) and several other dishes hard to...find in Nashville. Let me say this first - they have finally posted a correct menu on their own website. Almost every other menu, including their Facebook site, is wrong. The Menuism site in particular has their old menu, with mouth-watering items like soft shell crab and Nabeyaki Udon. None of them were available. Apparently, the original menu, which looked fantastic, needed to be "dumbed down" for Nashville and the Vanderbilt students who frequent this area. So no agedashi tofu. No Japanese pickles. No anything we'd gone for in the first place. The waitress was very nice, but seemed stunned that any online menu was incorrect. (Of course, she also thought their delivery service delivered to the local hospital wards, which was completely incorrect as well.) We were mightily disappointed, but starving, so we went ahead and ordered a few things. Here's the list: -- Vegetable gyoza, very average. Tasted like the ones you buy from Trader Joe's, only not as well cooked. Sauce that came with them was miniscule, we had to ask for more. -- Shrimp shumai, also average. Small amount of sauce but enough. However, no mustard, though they brought it on request. -- House salad with ginger dressing. The dressing resembled the old Ben Kay dressing , very creamy and tasting of mayonnaise, weirdly enough. No discernable ginger. -- Shrimp stir fry noodles were good enough that we'd order them again. A surprising amount of large shrimp, everything tasted very fresh. Unusual for a stir fry restaurant around here. -- Salmon sushi - average at best. Pretty tasteless. -- Tuna sushi - ditto. -- Ikura sushi - slightly better than average. -- Steamed pork bun - good, would order again. The chef was good, I'll give them that. But our meal for two - consisting of the above (1 order of each type of sushi, one order of pork bun, shrimp shumai, gyoza, 2 iced teas) was over $50!!! Given that the place was completely empty at lunch hour, if I were them I'd go back to what the previous owner was doing. We were all set to make this our "go-to" Japanese restaurant, but I don't think we'll be back.More

Date of visit: May 2015
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Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

The food was great the service was great. Nice quiet and daily specials. They need to have flavored hot sake would be a great asset.

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Reviewed October 2, 2014

The previous owner, Jay, made excellent Sushi but we have not tried it since he sold this restaurant and re-located to Arrigato Sayanora in Madison. If it is run as jay ran it, it is excellent and fresh sushi with a wide assortment of beverages.

Date of visit: June 2014
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