Consistently good Japanese comfort food.
I've tried all of the very similar looking Japanese restaurants over the years in the Japantown mall, and Osakaya is my go-to favorite. Very consistent quality and service, at least for my experience of the last 5 years.
I'm a fan of their yakinuku, yakisoba, hiyashi ramen. I like that most combos come with potato salad and pickles, and hot green tea. I do not recommend any of their sushi, even California rolls, though...lots of better places for that. But for the comfort foods, they do a nice job.
The service is typical casual Japanese -- you get dishes as the kitchen finishes them, in any order, and you might be done eating when someone else at the table gets their food. Typical in my experience, and no big deal for me, but I understand how it could be annoying to some.
I go at least twice a month. Give them a shot!
The waitstaff was slow, forgot a lot of things and was just uninterested in general..
I think things are going on a heck in a handbasket (is that the proper expression?) at Japantown. I swear!
My wife usually has the curried katsu pork at this place, I their tanin soup. The food is a relaible ok.
Last time we were there though, the service was one of the most horrific I had in a while. And I seem to be getting really lousy customer service nowadays and I don't have any idea why either. The waitstaff was slow, forgot a lot of things and was just uninterested in general.
Editorial Review. Efficient Japanese restaurant draws in Japantown shoppers in search of traditional Japanese dishes, such as their popular katsu curry.
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