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“Chef entertains kids well, Good value on food.”

Osaka House Japanese Steakhouse
Ranked #471 of 721 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Asian
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

This Japanese Hibachi style restaurant is tucked in a grocery store mall, but don't let the lack of outside ambiance fool you, as the food is really good. The chef always entertains the kids with his cooking. Ask him to show you his butterfly and his egg roll. The volcano is a crowd favorite. Their shrimp tempura appetizer is definitely a bargain with three nice pieces of large shrimp and tempura vegetables. All dinners come with a light miso soup and a nice green salad with a yummy ginger dressing and fried shrimp appetizer. Their house rice is definitely yummy and not just plain white rice. It had a rich buttery flavor with some corn and other vegetables in it. The hostess asked if the gentlemen in our group wanted a second bowl of rice, which was nice. They may do that only if they are not busy. The house special dinner is New York Steak and Chicken, cooked to order.The vegetables are onions and zucchini sauteed with mushrooms and sesame seeds, then a separate vegetable of bean sprouts heated with a little soy sauce. The pace of dinner was not rushed, and food was served as it was finished cooking in front of you. For dessert they actually serve fried ice cream, which my niece loved. They have a modest wine and beer menu. I really enjoyed their Jasmin hot tea. They can seat 8 at each one of their tables. We went on a week night when the weather was crazy bad outside, and they had several other diners at separate tables. I thought it was nice that they didn't make one couple wait indefinitely to put other strangers at their table and started their service right away. We have come here several times for lunch and dinner in the past almost 10 years they have been in business and will keep coming back. One word of caution is that if you tend to get cold, wear a jacket, as the fume hood over the stove draws in cold air.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We were in the mood for Tappanyaki dining last night and found this place on Urbanspoon. We walked in and there was no music at all or any kind of enthusiasm. All of the dining here is at Tappanyaki tables. The party at the table by us all looked very disappointed and sullen. Odd!

We waited a long time before the waitress took our order. We dined with about 4 other people. The chef does NOT perform or tell jokes like the dining we are used to. Very strange and the Fried Rice was brought out in a bowl which was the best thing about this place. The food was alright but VERY small portions, unlike other places where we have had Tappanyaki. Our son loves Tappanyaki and we left laughing saying that was the oddest experience ever.

I highly suggest that this place get some ambiance going and a little enthusiasm. Larger portions of food would be nice also. Won't return and will be seeking out Benihana in Beaverton when in the mood for Tappanyaki. :(

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We just got home from having one of the best meals we have aver had in a Japanese Restaurant, and it is only 13 minutes from our home. Why did it take us so long to take our friends advise and try this restaurant? It is a Benihana-type restaurant experience and a lot less money and you don't have to drive a hour to get it! The food was great and the dinner preparation 'show' was great! The prices were very reasonable and the wine was good. We just had the Hibachi chicken dinner and the sukiyaki steak dinner, but I am sure that the rest of their offering are just as good. Their offerings include seafood of various kinds, several kinds of steak and other good things the miso soup, salad and appetizers were delectable. The main meal stuffed us full and the chef at our table was entertaining and excellent.The service was great and swift. Try this place out!

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