Osaka Japanese Restaurant

Savor Tradition at Osaka's Table

Welcome to Osaka Japanese Cuisine, a cherished culinary destination where the vibrant flavors of tradition intertwine with a remarkable journey of resilience and gratitude. Step into our world and explore the rich tapestry of our story, savoring each moment as you indulge in our exquisite cuisine. From our humble beginnings to our unwavering dedication to excellence, experience the essence of Osaka across our four vibrant locations nestled in the heart of Tennessee and Mississippi.

Our Remarkable Journey

Our story begins with a remarkable journey. Fleeing Vietnam as younger children, our founders, Vivian and her brother found themselves adrift until rescued by a Norwegian fishing vessel bound for Osaka, Japan. In the wake of hardship, they were embraced by a compassionate Japanese host family, instilling in them a deep appreciation for kindness and generosity.

Later, their path led them to America, where tragedy struck on September 11th, 2001, claiming the lives of two beloved cousins in the Twin Towers. In the face of adversity, the family sought solace and strength, eventually finding a new home in Memphis in 2003.

Honoring Our Past

In 2004, fueled by our vision to honor our past and share the flavors of our journey, we brought Osaka Japanese Cuisine to life. The name “Osaka” pays homage to the serendipitous encounter with a Norwegian fishing vessel bound for Osaka’s bustling port, as well as to the enduring spirit of the amazing host family who offered refuge in our time of need.

From its humble beginnings in Cordova, Tennessee, Osaka has blossomed into four vibrant locations, including Olive Branch and Collierville, each a testament to the dedication and passion of our team. In 2012, East Memphis welcomed Osaka Poplar, a beacon of culinary excellence on renowned Poplar Avenue.

Commitment to Quality

At Osaka, we strive to elevate every dining experience, sourcing only the freshest ingredients from local markets and the finest seafood from around the globe. Our commitment to quality is unwavering, evident in every dish we serve. While others may cut corners, we remain steadfast in our pursuit of excellence. For example, we only use real butter where many restaurants have switched to margarine due to it’s substantially lower cost.

Step inside any of our restaurants, and you’ll find yourself immersed in an atmosphere of elegance and modern Japanese ambiance. In Collierville, Olive Branch, and East Memphis, our Teppanyaki grills invite you to witness the artistry of our chefs firsthand, while Cordova offers the rare delight of Shabu Shabu.

Join Us for Culinary Excellence

We are incredibly proud to hold the esteemed title of the #1 Hibachi in Memphis for six consecutive years, a recognition that speaks volumes about our unwavering dedication to excellence. Our sushi menu stands as a testament to our commitment to culinary mastery, offering a diverse selection that has solidified our reputation as the best sushi restaurant in the area.

Whether you’re longing for the sizzle of our signature Hibachi dishes or eager to experience the delightful carousel of flavors on our conveyor belt sushi, each bite at Osaka promises an extraordinary culinary journey. We invite you to join us at Osaka Japanese Cuisine, where every meal is not just a dining experience but a heartfelt celebration of resilience, gratitude, and the timeless allure of tradition.

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Osaka Japanese Cuisine - Olive Branch, MS
Olive Branch
East Memphis