Osaka Japanese Grill

If you like good food, laughter, the sounds of exuberance and celebration, a mostly loud festive atmosphere then you will enjoy Osaka Japanese Grill in Mesa, Arizona at Power Road and US 60.   They specialize in Teppanyaki cooking  which is an entertaining dining experience where the food is cooked on a large hot griddle.  Everyone seats around the Teppanyaki and enjoys the show.  The food probably tastes even better just because you have the pleasure of watching a specially trained Teppanyaki chef  while they prep, chop, dice it up and cook your food.

chef

We had six of us for dinner on  Monday night and thought it would not be extremely busy.  Not… it was hopping anyway.  We arrived a little early for a 7:15 reservations and sipped a wine while waiting for the show to begin.  While it took awhile for the cook to make his rounds to our table we watched and laughed at the antics at the other tables.  While ordering drinks we also placed our food orders.  Drinks came promptly for those who had not already ordered one at the bar.  We continued to be amused by our surroundings and then received our salads and soup some 15 minutes after ordering.

The salad and soup were both good from my perspective.  The soup was a delicate and mildly flavor of mushrooms and onion. The salad was too small and due to the size too heavy in dressing.  Other diners at the table didn’t care for the dressing which had a little too much ginger.

soup salad

Now it is 8:15 and we are all getting very hungry but there is a lot of fun going around us so we are still entertained.

Peter, our chef finally makes his appearance and all was forgiven for the wait the minute he started entertaining us.  He was delightful, fun, comical and made the dinner most delightful.  Mr. B ordered scallops and shrimp. Gus, Ms. T, Ms. K, Mr. D and I had filet mignon and scallops.  Osaka makes a fried rice standard at their restaurant which is not typical of all Teppanyaki restaurants.  Usually it is an upcharge.  Now for the cooking show…

Dinner served as prepared.

Well we are all so full and it was worth the wait.  Peter was diligent with his required Saki pours that were squirted right into your mouth.  I was afraid that I would be wearing the drink down the front of my shirt but he was so practiced that not a drop was spilled.  I do believe they were diluted since I didn’t get stinkin’ drunk.

Someone gave Peter the idea that it was my birthday so they did the traditional birthday celebration with carnival mask and candle lit cake.

mask1 bday

Five Star Rating from KCinAZ

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Osaka Japanese Grill and Steakhouse
6730 E Superstition Springs Blvd Mesa, AZ 85206
Phone: 480.830.8884

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Author:kcinaz

Lets talk about the two sides of me. I am a Gemini just so you know. The first side of me is the cooking and entertaining part. This is a major part of my life and I wouldn't be fulfilled without it. Of course, we all have to eat, but the main part of cooking for me is entertaining and sharing fun and flavorful foods with great friends. Dinner parties, happy hours and well, most anything to do with food is where I begin to enjoy. My other side, the artsy side is a craving for art, painting and photography. Maybe this is my Gemini left side of the brain?? Since starting to write a Blog I've picked back up what hubby calls my big ass camera and started carting it around again. He’s always afraid I will ask him to carry it. I keep thinking that when I retire (?#&*!!!) that I will have time to read all the photography books in my library and become a superb photographer. Wishful thinking.

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