Osaka Trading Co.

4.5
146 reviews
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Japanese
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Located at the Tramsheds food precinct in Forest Lodge, Osaka Trading Co. has a modern Japanese and seafood focused menu. The restaurant’s bar offers house and classic cocktails, Japanese beers and sake, wine, and Japanese and Scotch whiskies.

Osaka Trading Co. is a modern Japanese restaurant from the owner-operators of Surry Hills small bar Tokyo Bird, cafe Sando bar and Haymarket cocktail whisky bar Banchō.
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1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice place. Good food and service on a busy Mothers Day.

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ML
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service, staff were very accommodating

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n
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place was amazing! The service was attentive, but not overly intrusive. The food was delicious, well prepared, and well presented. I hope to return someday!

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MC
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

My daughter enjoyed her Karaage rice bowl but my ramen was very bland and watery not the rich broth ramen should be. The service was friendly but I received my meal about 10 minutes before my daughter got hers.

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I
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Loved it, food was fantastic. Very busy evening for just 2 team members serving, loved it though and they did very well. Thank you

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a
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Always a pleasure dinnning here with good customer service. Food is always interesting and V day menu left us wih the best dish on the Menu : Cured Barramundi - thank you !!

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OA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We used to love Osaka and 6 months ago would have given it a much higher rating but feel that over the last couple of month the standard of both the food and the service has declined. And it is little things like the menu online and out the front of the restaurant is not the same as the one you are given once seated and if you don't have the Ramen the menu is very limited and some of the dishes just don't seem as good as they were previously. We have also noted on our last couple of visits the number of Uber meals being sent out from the kitchen and wondered if this is why the service is also not up to its usually high standard.

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AL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food.

Regular customer and this place never disappointing.
Also excellent price point for the quality of food.

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EM
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fabulous night ahead of a holiday to Japan. The food and cocktails were fabulous. (Negroni with cold drip coffee was brilliant) Really special sake tasting experience complete with a great explanation from the sommelier!

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CP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We took my 85 year old mum out for dinner before she was going on a Christmas cruise. The food was fabulous especially the soft shell crab bun

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LR
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great restaurant to take out my friend and his fiance to celebrate their engagement. The food was delicious and there were plenty of gluten free options. There was a large variety of choices from the "To Share" menu. Karaage chicken was the group favourite. The staff were friendly and inviting and it had a good atmosphere to enjoy our meal. In addition, the noise level was quite moderate, thus it made it easier to have conversations with each other within the group. Would definitely go back to this restaurant.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The staff were extremely accommodating and although the kitchen closed st 230, they were very helpful and stayed on longer. They were also very honest re the amount of food we were ordering and didn't let us overdo it. Their whiskey, wine, cocktails and Japanese drinks are very exciting including their inhouse non alcoholic cocktails and alcoholic cocktails. They have an extensive drinks menu. Food is healthy and lots of GF. A couple in our group didn't eat pork, so pork was easily removed from some of the Ramen dishes and they were delicious. Thank you to the staff. We really appreciate it!

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A
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the Raman. It’s all I want to eat in life. The service was friendly but not too in your face which I appreciated. And the atmosphere was cozy

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JL
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve been going there since it opened a couple years ago. It has never failed to impress. The menu changes often with a few favorites staying. We always get the kingfish sashimi and the scallops. The food is always outstanding and the staff are nice and friendly. We’ve recommended this place to many friends and they’ve always loved it too.

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TR
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated a family birthday, the food was great and the service was fantastic.

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NH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing Japanese food with a modern twist, cocktails were delicious, service was great. Some of the best Japanese I’ve had in Sydney.

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J
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely dining settings with optional "high" tables or lounge/ chairs. We shared several dishes with a favourite being the chicken dish. The Freemantle octopus was also nice and tender. The restaurant has many vegetarian options and is also kid-friendly. Nice wine and beer offerings. Not your cheapest Japanese restaurant but definitely would recommend Osaka Trading Co.

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MM
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We’ve been to several of the Tramsheds restaurants but this was our first visit to Osaka. We will definitely be back. The food was amazing and the staff were very attentive and friendly. A limited but nice choice of wines by the glass. The sharing plates were great for a couple. We were pleased to have a low table with chairs rather than stools or the high bar tables. You can specify seating when you book.

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MW
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent, very friendly and quite humorous. The food was great and I thought it was well priced.

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PR
Sydney / NSW
9 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Consistently delicious food at Osaka Trading Co. Fast, efficient service, too. A favourite.

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P
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice food, ambience and friendly staff. We were amazed at the Japanese whiskeys available and the food was very very nice. Must visit!

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OA
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We love Osaka Trading for its outstanding innovative food, excelent sake, beer and wine list and really friendly service.

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J
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing karage chicken, they had such a great array of gluten free options, I was in heaven. Been back 3 times since.

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TV
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love love loved it!!!! Amazing food, great service! Definitely a must!!!

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CD
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and fast service. Definitely recommended to others!

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V
Sydney / NSW
11 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best ramen in the innerwest - always execeptional

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Y
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food, and excellent service. While pricier than some other joints, the food was very delicious and would definitely go again for a special occasion.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The scallops are a must! I love everything on the Menu but the Brussel sprouts are sensational! Also in addition they have great, friendly service!

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CP
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent share menu. Also if you like Ramen they have a few delicious options to choose from!

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A last minute decision left us rolling out of their having savoured every morsel. We will definitely be back...

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LM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Six old school friends caught up over dinner and were blown away by the various dishes grought to the table. Soft shell crab buns elicited cries of 'yum', scallops saw lots of eye rolling, the crumbed fish was demolished in no time, brussell sprouts were oohed and aahed over thpugh we wete a tad surprised at the lightly poached egg that came with the teriyaki chicken. Most of us avouded it though one intrepud diner broke it with a chopstick and mashed it into the sauce, result: delicious! No one was prepared to share dessert so 5 of us demolished our own deconstructed cheesecake while one tackled the black rice pudding. Once again only the sounds of contented slurping and chomping could be heard. Fabulous food. Tastes to die for. This restaurant should be on everyone's radar. It is definitely worth a visit. We will be going back!

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FM
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, very fresh and innovative flavours. Amazing service and nice overall ambience!!

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AL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to Osaka Trading a few times and can honestly say I have never had a bad meal/dish. Also they change the menu regularly so you always manage to try new dishes.

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CK
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, very good service. Wine by the glass a bit expensive. Very authentic, modern Japanese cuisine

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DI
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Some of the best food we have eaten. I suggest trying every single thing on the menu if you stomach can fit it! Shota and the team have got this down to a fine art. And if you like whiskey, your gonna have a good time.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

5 of us opted for the degustation menu as the range of options available was doing our heads in. Fabulous choice. Delicious. Fragrant. Piquant. Unusual. The taste sensations kept on coming. Our sommelier/owner offered wine suggestions which proved perfect accompaniments to thd food. Loved their signature G&T and the signature dessert wine tasting of lemons. Yummy. Highly recommend as an exquisite dining experience but suggest yoh go in a group so as to sample as many dishes as possible. A great night out.

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K
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff was excellent, food was first-rate, and the location of the restaurant is definitely commendable.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely love Osaka - amazing service and delicious food!

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JC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food all round. Who thought Brussel sprouts could taste so good?

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great menu. Delicious flavours. Attentive service. Tetsuyas on a budget!!

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