Shopping >Osaka Japanese Restaurant
1923 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411537.787718 -122.433724
Neighborhoods: Central North, Lower Pacific Heights (Fillmore), Lower Pacific Heights
our favorite restaurant – For over a year, we went to osaka at *least* once a week. Since changing jobs, we are only able to go about once a year. Even still, we are made to feel like honored guests. The food is always top quality, creatively prepared and served with love. Our usual favorites include, Sesame Albacore, Grilled Oysters (in season) and Spicy scallops. Other items we enjoy are Spider Roll, Salmon Skin Roll and Green River Roll. If you like pickles, theirs are the best. And for a special treat, get the Tempura Ice Cream!
Great Service and Dessert – I was very impressed with the customer service at Osaka. We were seated half an hour later than our reservation but not because of the staff but just because some other customers were taking their time. Instead, the staff basically rearranged one whole corner of the restaurant and pulled tables from other side just to seat us asap. I have never seen people go to such lengths to accomodate customers. We continuously received apologies from the staff and were given complimentary appetizers plus they threw in a little something special for the birthday girl. The food was delicious and the tempura dessert is a must! People weren't kidding when they said the customer service is wonderful.
OK but there is better. – I love sushi. Yum yum to my tum. Not too bad here but a little pricey. There is better. Service was OK but what's to expect on a Friday night. I wish they had more of a selection of little plates. More yakitori type dishes. Where's the FUGU?
Fantastically Delicious – I live in the area and decided to try Osaka on Fillmore because ALL my neighbors kept raving about it. To my delight, the food absolutely exceeded my high standards and expectations for Japanese food (sushi & cooked dinners). The fish was absolutely fresh, grilled meals had unique sauces with just the right amount of seasoning, and the specials had a wide range of appetizers to appease any type of eater. The sesame albacore tuna is a MUST-HAVE! To top it all off, the service was FANTASTIC. I was warmly greeted, promptly attended to during my meal, and sincerely told to "have a nice night." What a wonderful experience.
Can't get enough – After 9 years in SF I have visited numerous sushi places to find one better than Osaka, but I cannot. It is still the best. Always fresh, warm and inviting. Not a bad thing on the HUGE menu. Some musts: Sesame albacore app, Green River Roll, dynamite, rock n roll, any fresh sashimi (tuna, himachi..), Udon soups and even cooked dinners. You cannot go wrong and everyone is pleased. I bring everyone I know here and they all love it. Plus the staff is the friendliest in the city. I cannot say enough!!!
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one of my faves – I've been to Osaka dozens of times and I love it. The atmosphere is cozy (not too fancy, not overdone, but homey and subtle) and the food is always great, the fish always super fresh and the people, no how busy, are always friendly. Such a solid place. Love it.
Good but there are better – I read lots of good notes about this place and when I visited I was not overwelmed and not dissapointed either. It is somehow old, design is past and food is ok. In a city like San francisco there are a lot of good sushi places that are better but still go check them out
Family style is right! – GREAT! My nigiri sushi was very fresh and cut generously, and the service is also a standout. Everyone was so friendly (even when I had walked in 15 minutes before closing). I had tea before even asking for it. New favorite place. Can't wait to try all of their unique rolls!
Love this place – Nice clean-fresh-generous portions of sashimi.
generous portion of crab & avocado in the california roll.
the dynamite roll is fantastic.
You have to try the garlic tuna appetizer.
I have been there 2 nights in a row now just for that & the ebi cucumber salad.
They serve till 11pm-even during the week-great!
One of the best ! – One of the best Sushi places in the city, generous portions, reasonable price, fresh fish, good service, tasty and cozy.
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