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Osaka Trading Co., Forest Lodge, AU-NSW

Osaka Trading Co.

4.5
4.5
276 Reviews
$41 to $100
Japanese

Located at the Tramsheds food precinct in Forest Lodge, Osaka Trading Co. focuses on modern Japanese and ramen. The restaurant’s bar offers house and classic cocktails, Japanese beers and sake, wine, and Japanese and Scotch whiskies.

Our lunch menu comprises ramen and donburi rice bowls from 11.30am with an all day menu available until dinner from 5:30pm - 9:30pm with a larger a la carte menu.

Osaka Trading Co. is a modern Japanese restaurant & bar from the owner-operators of Surry Hills small bar Tokyo Bird and Haymarket cocktail bar Banchō.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Seafood, Japanese Speciality

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Afternoon Daily 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Dinner (Fri-Sat) Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 8880 0717

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Glebe

  • Cross Street

    Ross Street

  • Parking Details

    Parking available within the Tramsheds complex. 2hrs free of charge before 6pm. Entry after 6pm is free of charge

  • Public Transit

    Light rail to Jubilee Park

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 276 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Inner West

    Healthy

  • Inner West

    Lunch

  • Inner West

    Romance

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  1. TT

    TomT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great good and ambiance, I will definitely go back soon.

  2. LS

    LauraS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We LOVE Osaka Trading. The best and freshest sashimi, the most delicious chicken karage, we LOVE the lotus chips with sriracha mayo and the poke bowls are YUM. So many other wonderful things on the menu.

  3. SR

    SaharR

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely, personable service. The food was lovely and the drinks menu was perfectly catered.

  4. CS

    ChrisS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    The location and ambiance is great, spacious and lovely deco in Zen style. The service has been great. Sushi quality and freshness is great. The only thing is the portion is bit small, ramen noodle is okay can be better. Overall nice environment spending quality time with family friends.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The food was tasty however portions were a bit small for the price Staff were super friendly!

  6. AB

    AbhishekBose

    Sydney

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food Very good service

  7. MW

    MelissaW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and cocktails were delicious! Service was great!

  8. YM

    YasmineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great staples (the tantanmen was super tasty!) and unique extras (yummy salmon nachos with lotus chips).

  9. SY

    StanleyY

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Japanese comfort food with a twist. Everything we ordered was good. Staff were polite and very accommodating.

  10. A

    Angela

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Osaka is our all time fave Japanese place to dine. The food is delicious. The service is super friendly. Can not fault it. We always look forward to going back.

  11. J

    Jambuck

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, fantastic service. We will be back again and again

  12. MP

    MichelleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food and friendly professional service. We’ll definitely be returning.

  13. m

    mariak

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Yummy fresh food and fast service.Great Gyoza and lotus chips . Sushi lovely.

  14. PP

    PeterP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    On leaving the hostess said we will see you again soon. She is right. Very happy with the dining experience

  15. DC

    DerrickC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    The food came out quite quickly. We ordered agedashi tofu, poke, and Kara age in rice bowls. Agedashi tofu was really good, the outside was crunchy and the sauce went well. However, I was not impressed with poke. The fish tasted very fishy and did not taste fresh. And the rice was a bit too much compared to the amount of tuna. Overall, my partner and I enjoyed our dinner there.

  16. JJ

    JeffJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We made a booking online for Good Friday, received a confirmation text and then arrived to find it closed for the night

  17. JP

    JonathanP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The restaurant accepted my booking but when we arrived it was closed.

  18. N

    Nickname

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    This place used to be fantastic but I guess it must have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. The extensive list of shared plates has been pared back so that now there are so few that you really have to have a curry rice bowl or ramen. My ramen (the vegetarian ramen) was excessively sweet. We did have a few shared plates as starters and they were much better; I hope they'll get back to their former menu eventually. Service is lovely and it was quiet when we were there because it was a Tuesday night, but they did seat everyone in one section, which is odd in the context of a pandemic.

  19. RS

    RachelS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Osaka Trading Co is always our go-to for great food!

  20. PS

    PrateekS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is excellent and authentic. I also enjoyed the Sake I had with dinner.

  21. T

    Tbinozz

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent place for ramen, sushi and all things in between. The drinks have not taken a back seat in Osaka's line up and the non alcholic also don't come off as poor cousins.

  22. TM

    ThirayaM

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service! We ll definitely go back there again.

  23. KH

    KellyH

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is always sensational here - The Tuna with pea purée is to die for, as is the Kingfish with Jalapeño. It has a great, affordable wine list with extensive Whiskey and Sake selection. The staff are always wonderful!

  24. RC

    RogerC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Excellent food, although we felt the chicken Karange was not cooked enough The staff where gracious about that and we received great service Recommended

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food. Higher price point but makes sense for what you’re eating. Highly recommend the Japanese negroni!

  26. A

    Andrew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Even though it was busy they were very understanding and got us seated quickly. Loved the Miso Ramen and Rice Bowl!

  27. MW

    MaeveW

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Delicious food and cool venue in tramsheds! The sashimi was a highlight - would definitely return again.

  28. G

    Glebe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Limited for non pork/chilli eaters. One skinny pork slice in what looked like two minute noodles for $19. Wine list limited and $60min. I’ve been before and really enjoyed it, I wasn’t expecting cheap, but this was expensive for what we got. We were disappointed with the experience.

  29. TS

    TimSydney

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always enjoy the food at Osaka Kitchen. Contemporary Japanese food done with a deft touch and a bit of flair. Friendly efficient service, great ambience. Simple straightforward menu. We typically choose a few dishes to share between the two of us. I think we have worked our way through most of the menu!

  30. T

    Tyler

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great setting for a casual Japanese dining experience; order some tuna tartare; nigiri and keep the sake flowing!

  31. CT

    CaitlinT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Osaka trading co is the place to go! I had a small birthday dinner there and every dish was so perfectly presented and tasted fresh and delicious. Great selection of sushi and hot foods alike and a great drinks selection as well.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    We ordered sides with the main dish. The sides were served about 10 mins prior to the mains!

  33. BO

    BecO

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great japanese food, small restaurant vibe with good service. Can recommend.

  34. V

    Vicki

    Sydney

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Always super high quality food, Osaka never disappoints. We need to support our favourite restaurants and smaller businesses and this is definitely on our favourites casual dining list.

  35. A

    Ashley

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The quality of the food and drinks was great and the service was excellent. A family friendly environment, with gluten free and vegan options. We’ll definitely be coming back to Osaka Trading Co.

  36. m

    mariaa

    Sydney

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Enjoy eating at Osaka , we regularly come . The share plates, is what I really enjoy.

  37. AT

    AnthonyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All I have to say is I cannot wait to go back, the food was so tasty . I wish I tried the ramen , but I will be back to try it. Lol . Loved the place !

  38. RD

    RegularDiner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    We've been a number of times and Osaka has never disappointed. Excellent food.

  39. K

    Kerim

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! (Tuna tartre is delicious) Comfortable seating Friendly and attentive staff.

  40. ST

    SamT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Good food and value, nice environment, easy enough to find parking as well..

FAQs

Osaka Trading Co. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 8880 0717.

Osaka Trading Co. is rated 4.5 stars by 276 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Google Map for Osaka Trading Co.

Shop 18, Tramsheds Harold Park 1 Dalgal Way Forest Lodge, AU-NSW 2037

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Ross Street

  • Area

    Glebe

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Afternoon Daily 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Dinner (Fri-Sat) Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Seafood, Japanese Speciality

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking available within the Tramsheds complex. 2hrs free of charge before 6pm. Entry after 6pm is free of charge

  • Public Transit

    Light rail to Jubilee Park

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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