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Osaka

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3402 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-4653
+1 901-249-4690
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Osaka has a very striking interior, the front half looking more like a space age nightclub than a bistro, with a more traditional dining room further back. I was concerned at first by some unwashed cutlery and my choice of fusion dish and nigiri not being available. But service was quick and friendly and my fall-back choices from the menu... More 

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Thank mattthebruinsfan
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Over priced and loud and not very good and i have already put in a review to this one and i guess you didnt except it

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Thank al g
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

I was passing through Memphis and really wanted sushi. This reataurant was recommended by a resident. The restaurant was very clean and employees courteous. We were seated quickly and our order was taken in a timely manner. The food was excellent and quite reasonable. I would definitely go back.

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1 Thank carlafromMs
Southaven, Mississippi
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121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Large restaurant and beutiful bar areas. Lobby is usually very loud when customers are waiting for tables. We had reservations for a large party and had to wait until all but one in our party arrived, and then were asked to order for the one person that was parking the car. Cook put on a fine show at the table... More 

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1 Thank Delta_Travelin_man
Rolla, Missouri
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239 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

I can not really rate this restaurant because it was not open! Just beware they are closed from 3:30 to 4:30 (atleast on weekdays). Bummer because I was looking forward to giving them a try.

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Thank Katie W
Palestine, Arkansas
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

We ate here for my brother-in-laws birthday against my better judgement since I had read bad reviews on this location. The reviews were accurate. Our reservation was at 7:30. We were seated at 7:40 but didn't receive drinks until 8:15. At 8:30 our waiter finally took our order. We had to flag other waiters down for refills because ours was... More 

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1 Thank kgibs
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

The food was great. We had Hibachi shrimp and chicken with fried rice. Loved the atmosphere and ambience.

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Thank Robin N
Memphis, Tennessee
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96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Sushi is average. Took the recommendation from the wait staff hoping for a better experience. I'm just not a big fan of sushi that has lettuce in it. My palette says lettuce doesn't go with raw fish. This was my third visit. Previously I was served fresh salmon that had ice crystals throughout. This time my fresh salmon sushimi was... More 

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Thank NEysa R
Memphis, Tennessee
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

I tried Osaka for the first time last week, and the server and manager both passed our empty water glasses several times. We ordered wine, but it tasted watered down; after speaking to management about it, it seems like we were brought the same glass. BUT the sushi was good! Didn't know there was seating outside or that's definitely what... More 

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1 Thank Chelseanic91
Memphis
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

I've been to Osaka at least 3 times (the last one last week) and for the record they have been consistent. Consistent at being bad. Osaka is to sushi what Taco Bell is to Mexican - just worse. Don't do it, just GPS the nearest Sekisui and be thankful Jimmy Ishi ever came to Memphis.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3402 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-4653
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-249-4690

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?