Tonight my parents and I decided to get dinner at Osaka’s Japanese Restaurant in Lacey, WA. I’m a big fan of this place. It’s a little costly, but honestly, what Japanese restaurant isn’t nowadays. I’ve been coming here since I moved to Lacey in 2004 and have been loving it since. Both my parents, including the parents in law like this place.
I’ve been here numerous times, and the service has never failed to please me. The people are very friendly, and very fun. When I was able to eat sushi, I always had some kind of sushi here, and I’ll tell you now, it’s pretty good. It’s not the best sushi I’ve ever had, but I have to admit that I’ve eaten some really high grade sushi while I was living in Japan. If nothing else, it’s worthy to note that Osaka is the first sushi restaurant in Thurston County.
I usually order the tonkatsu and/or the tempura. They really make some excellent tempura, and their tonkatsu is very good. I also would like to point out that they have pretty good serving sizes. I’ve also had their Katsudon as well, and it was pretty good. All in all, their food is good.
The cleanliness in the restaurant is pretty good, although I cannot really judge everything about that since I have never actually been in their kitchen. But if the sushi chef is an example of their cleanliness, then there’s definitely nothing to worry about. Again I’d like to say the people who work there are friendly, and I’m not sure if it’s because my parents and I visit often, but they remember that my dad uses a fork rather than chopsticks and never fail to bring him one.
Overall I’d give Osaka a 4 out of 5 stars. The only reason I don’t give a 5 is because no one in my opinion should get a 5 unless they are absolutely, positively perfect. Maybe something like Morimoto’s Restaurants.