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“Had a great time but fell short of expectations”

Osaka Japanese Steakhouse
Ranked #99 of 273 Restaurants in Hot Springs
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Has a hibachi room (Benihana-style Japanese Steakhouse), a sushi bar, and a dining room serving traditional Japanese food.
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Had a great time but fell short of expectations”
Reviewed May 1, 2012

atmosphere was nice. Chef was funny, but chicken was tough, steak was bland. Shrimp was pretty good & fried rice was too heavy. My neighbors sushi looked good. For what we paid I have had better

Visited April 2012
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very good experience!”
Reviewed March 7, 2012

Very good food and excellent service. Nice place to have sushi. Very good

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Pretty standard Japanese steakhouse. Food was good. Service not so much.”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

We ate the hibachi grill, so I can't review the sushi.

The service was pretty bad. They appeared to be understaffed, which on Friday night is bad news.

Food was very good, especially the ribeye. I recommend it. But it wasn't anything that would set it apart from other Japanese steakhouses.

Prices are high, which is to be expected for this genre and in a resort town.

Go here for a fun dinner, but expect a big time bill for average fare.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Pick another place...”
Reviewed January 6, 2012

Our service was really terrible. My husband and I both worked in restaurants in college and are VERY tolerant with restaurant staff. We should have left, but were with a group. We BOTH found hair (salad-his, steamed rice-mine) in our food. We actually tried to send something back, but were told we would be charged anyway. By the end of the meal we were laughing at the ridiculousness of the situation. We stopped laughing when the bill arrived. We hoped someone would jump out with a camera and tell us we were on a Candid Camera type of show, but it never happened. Our mixed drinks were terrible, the bottled wine and beer were fine. The only bright side was our Hibachi chef. He was very entertaining. There are dozens of places to eat in charming Hot Springs. Do not choose this place.

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Little Rock
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A Bit Disappointing”
Reviewed November 26, 2011

First, this is NOT Benihana's. The steak we ordered had little taste, & was not seasoned well.
I had the hibachi shrimp, and it was overcooked, with sauces that were just not right. Even their fried rice lacked a good taste. Prices seemed a bit high, and the couple next to us got smoke in their face the entire evening.

  • Visited November 2011
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