Looking for Great Sushi?

By on February 19, 2010

Sushi is my favorite food, so anytime I hear of a new sushi place opening I always want to try it out. Recently my husband and I visited the new Osaka in Broken Arrow. We originally went to try the hibachi, and our first visit was New Years Eve. They had apparently WAY overbooked, so we did sushi instead. It was REALLY GOOD! We ordered the Sooner Roll, The Kamikazi, another roll with calamari in it, and then also requested a tuna and avocado roll, not on the menu. We also asked if they had Seaweed Salad (not on the menu) and got that too. The rolls are about 8 large pieces and we really only needed to order three.

Tuna Sashimi

Since then we have been back three other times, once for the hibachi and twice more for sushi. We’ve also tried their Graduation roll, their tuna nigiri, and a few other rolls. My favorite is the Sooner, my husband’s is the Graduation, but they’ve all been great that we’ve tried.

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Unfortunately the service is hit or miss. The first night we went our server was wonderful, although I know a lot of people were very angry that night because they had to wait over an hour for reservations for the hibachi. The next time we went the service was not great, the third time it was horrible (brought out incorrect rolls (multiple times), had to be asked three times to bring out a drink for a member of our party, messed up ours and the other couple’s ticket), but this last time we went it was wonderful again.

They need to invest some time in training their staff, but the food is enough to keep us going back (we’re hoping since they’re new, the staff situation will work itself out). Average price is about $8 for a roll, and it has a great atmosphere as well.

Osaka Steakhouse of Japan
(Broken Arrow)
11016 East 81st St
Tulsa, OK 74133
(918) 872-6014

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  1. Staff

    February 19, 2010 at 9:54 am

    That Tuna looks amazing!!! I’m there!!!

  2. Jan

    February 19, 2010 at 10:23 am

    What awesome pictures! I love sushi! Thank you for writing this review…haven’t been here yet.

  3. Jim Jones

    February 19, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Wow. Looks tasty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. krissy

    February 19, 2010 at 10:24 am

    mmmmmmm….mmmmm….I love Osaka!

  5. Raven

    February 19, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Osaka does have some decent food but the service really leaves something to be desired. When you get to the bottom line, it is technically a chain restaurant. If you want Really Great shushi, I highly recommend, locally owned, Flying Fish Sushi Bar at 108th & Memorial in Bixby. My mom grew up in Japan and consequently I grew up with a very heavy Japanese influence. I know great sushi when I find it, and in NE Oklahoma, Flying Fish has it.

  6. Jay

    February 19, 2010 at 10:43 am

    You had me at Avacado! Love the blog, keep the stories a’comin.

  7. paula

    February 19, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Looks Great, can’t wait to try the new one.

  8. Kathy

    February 19, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I love sushi and can’t wait to try the new Oaska in BA. Thanks for the great article!

  9. callie

    February 19, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I sincerely hope the service is better than the 51st St location. I took my family there for dinner one night and I was mistakenly under the impression that they served sushi as well. When I asked the waitress about it you would’ve thought I just asked for a cheeseburger! She was very hateful and rude. Overall the service was poor and the food mediocre. We’ve never gone back, but I think we’ll give this new location a try for our next sushi craving. The photos are absolutely mouth-watering!

  10. Kellyology

    February 20, 2010 at 9:53 am

    My husband and I went to Osaka last night. The service was as you said horrible, and the food was mediocre at best. I think there are better places in Tulsa to get sushi and hibachi. Probably won’t go back.

  11. missfoodie

    February 23, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Went to Osaka Sunday, mindful that a lot of people here and at work have mentioned poor service, it was a good “show” but I definitely felt like they get you in and out FAST, it was a birthday dinner and they left us no time to socialize. Probably won’t go back for hibachi, can say I’ve been there, done that.

  12. Mark B

    March 3, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Haven’t been there.. May have to try it.

    Sushi House in BA off of Kenosha is awesome.. They are always great with service and with their food.

  13. Loretta

    March 6, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Horrible. They tried way too hard to make the place look trendy, but the service and experience was very low par. They tried way too hard to make the plate look nice, but the food was sub=par. Over salty, over greasy, over stylized. Screams Inexperience. Should have started with a small, intimate setting and learned what they were doing before opening up this silly excuse for a restaurant. Go to Memories of Japan or Sushi House in B.A. if you care about Sushi. Steer clear of this place.

  14. Chris

    March 8, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    They lost a good customer here…terrible service and the shrimp made myself and my friend extremely ill and when confronted they responded that we must have been sick already!

  15. guest

    September 24, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Oh gosh. I’m glad you had a great experience here cause i’ve been here 3 times because the people i go with, keep wanting to try it out. First time, i got sushi and i very dissapointed because the rice used was old and the raw fish was not fresh. Second time, i tried hibachi. The chef was probably having a bad day because he didn’t put on a “show”, he just cooked and the food was okay. Third time i went was for a birthday party and we had to wait an extra hour for our reservation! When we finally sat down, the waiter was unprofessional we never got our drinks refilled. Food was okay but for the price, not worth it. BEWARE! If you order hibachi and some people at your table don’t order it, the chef will evenly distribute it to everyone for a little sample and you end up with not as much food. I ordered 1 of 3 steaks and everyone got a sample of our steaks. That’s a sample for 7 extra people! We all were kinda confused but didn’t say anything. Left hungry.

    • bill

      July 3, 2011 at 3:04 am

      IIIIIIIIII agry :(

  16. bill

    July 3, 2011 at 2:46 am

    left hungry

  17. bill

    July 3, 2011 at 2:59 am

    left hungery after paying 150$ ontop of that you pay for fried rice 1.99$ for one egg coset .25 cent they give you not food only samples.if I know im going to pay to sample the food I will never went :)the owner very roud . Iam owner my self I had A resturant in tulsa. I will never let my customer leave hungery.

  18. Scott

    July 4, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    I just left my review (ahem!) of Osaka. Frankly, if it didn’t get the Wal-Mart crowd pouring in for steak and seafood, I frankly don’t know how this place would stay in business. Asahi is better for sushi.

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