Memphis >Food & Dining > Osaka Japanese Cuisine
8095 Macon Rd, Cordova, TN | Directions 3801835.153481 -89.793189
Sat: 11am-2:30pm, 3pm-10:30pm, Sun: 4:30pm-9:30pm, Mon-Thu: 11am-2:30pm, 4:30pm-9:30pm, Fri: 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-10:30pm
Neighborhoods: Cordova/Appling, Alliance of Cordova Neighborhoods, Far East - Cordova, Walnut Grove - Shelby Farms PD
The Worst!! – I have called in several times and they have never gotten my order correct. This last time was the worst. They gave me a random order that had been sitting out for over an hour. I tried to call back to correct situation and could not get through for over an hour. I will never order from them again and will be surprised if I don't get food poisoning!
GREAT FOOD GREAT SUSHI – I love osaka food ...all sushi are great and fresh ...as well as hibachi meal..so delicious!!! Must check out their special menu...I ordered special sashimi combo...it came with all my favorite Uni, Red snapper, Salmon, Octupus, White Tuna, and the Blue Fin. Excellent presentation and textures from the chef...fishes are not fishy at all..and they are excellent...one of the best i have ever experienced. Will difinitely comeback to try out more from their big menu.
WORST EXPIRENCE AND WILL NOT RETURN – Normally i love Osaka but on this day, ive changed my mind and will never eat there agian. I went in, placed my order, and watched as the sushi chef was so busy flirting with the customers that he gave them all of our food at which they ate it and said nothing. I complained twice at which no apology was given. I waited for 45 min for my food even though the resturant was half full. Since the people next to me ate my food then told them they they didnt order it(but ate it anyway) they were not charged for $45 worth of free food. I had to pay for everything and left with no apology. The costumers that ate our food asked the sushi chef to accidently make our food for them next time. VERY VERY VERY DISAPPOINTING. I WILL NOT BE RETURNING
Outstanding Service and Food – I used to live in the area. Visited Osaka the first week they were open and came back once a week. Moved to NC then back again. Now live in NE Shelby co but continue to visit both Cordova and Collierville locations. Outstanding value, service and food. Best when compaired to the other competators. Small is what makes Cordova the best!
Good food not so good service – I live about 5 minutes away from Osaka, right near Rain and Wassabi. Rain is still new but Wassabi has been around for a while. I like Osaka's food but the place is so small I find myself avoiding it. if you place a take out order, there is literally no place inside to stand. If you stand near the cash register and the closest table has people sitting at it your butt will be about 6 inches away from someone's face.
The one in collierville is much bigger and I enjoy going there when I get the chance. They really need to move this location or tear down a wall and expand.
Best Waitress in Town !! – If you enjoy coming to a restaurant where the waitress remembers how you liked your food ordered. If she "knows" that you enjoy a certain drink and already has it in hand when greeting you. And she can recommend mixing certain dishes based on what she knows you like. Then ask for Tini. She works at Osaka #2 in Collierville, Tn. She is from Indonesia and has the best personality of any asian waitress I have ever met.
The dining choices are the suishi bar and habachi. (Upscale Japanese New Restaurant...)
Don't forget to ask for Tini !!
Not the best but not that bad – First of all, this review is still in the making; I plan to visit once more and make a more thorough review.
I found the interior of the restaurant to be overdone, though this seems to be the standard for many Japanese restaurants outside of Japan.
I was not very pleased with the Sake selection and am certainly not a fan of Sake cocktails. However, this restaurant should suffice for beginners to Japanese liquor. I believe the cause of this problem lies more with the major distributors than with Osaka, as distributors will only stock profitable areas. So unless you are able to purchase Sake on-line or have a "hook up," your thirst shall remain unquenched.
With regards to the food, my only complaint is the karaage, though I am not very pleased with the selection. For cost reduction purposes, so I was told, a 50/50 mixture of white flour and katakuriko, a starch harvested from the corn of the Katakuri or Erythronium japonicum (en wikipedia org/wiki/Erythronium_japonicum) is used in frying the chicken. This dramatically reduces the flavor and texture of the dish. For that reason, the karaage should either be taken off the menu or the price should be increased so that 100% katakuriko can be utilized.
The sushi and sashimi selection is great and some dishes are seasonal. Osaka is perhaps one of the better restaurants offering vinegared rice and raw fish. I would only advise that pregnant women and young children the elderly do not eat the raw fish as there has been an increase in mercury found in larger species like Tuna.
EPA Advisory (epa gov/hg/advisories.htm)
NY Times (nytimes com/2008/01/23/dining/23sushi html?_r=1&oref=slogin)
The staff at Osaka are top rate and kind.
Although I would prefer a greater emphasis on Japanese cuisine as opposed to American style Japanese cuisine, Osaka has great potential for improvement if they want to please the more critical eaters. If you are a beginner to Japanese cuisine, Kanpai and Happy Eating!
Wow – High quality great tasting sushi.... Excellent Service..... Reasonable Pricing..... I attend at least once a week.... Consistent.....
One of the best – This is a WOW sushi i ever had before. Great Chefs!! especially the sushi. Fishes are fresh and tasty. They have so many sushi rolls, and the spicy sauces are really good.
It's ok. – Nothing special about this place. Not enough food for such a high price. You have to go on certain days to get good food.
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