Osaka Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi [Philadelphia & Spicy Yellowtail Rolls]
As you are about to learn, we’ve been busy making the sushi rounds in the Fox Valley area. While there are still plenty of places to try, so far we have hit up Jet Sushi Buffet in Darboy, Min Du Buffet on Wisconsin Ave. in Appleton, Fuji Sushi and Koreana up there on Northland, TJ Thai & Japanese Steakhouse in Darboy, GingeRootz on Ballard, and now Osaka Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi at 4421 W. Wisconsin Ave. in Grand Chute (next to the Fox River Mall).
Fresh Look, Fresh Smell, Fresh Taste
As you may well know, we’re both pretty big fans of Jet Sushi. We like the presentation, the owner, the value, the quality, the variety, and the novelty of the dining experience. However, I’m going to have to say Osaka gave Jet a run for its money when it comes to quality and taste. For about $8 you get a choice of two sushi rolls along with soup or salad. We both happened to opt for the miso soup as our starter, which was a brothy delight. The main course for myself consisted of the Philadelphia Rolls and the Spicy Yellowtail Rolls. As you can see, you get six of each when ordering the lunch combo. Everything about the presentation and the food was fresh. It looked, smelled, and (most importantly of all) tasted fresh. None of the ingredients overpowered the others. Sometimes when you order sushi you can take a bite and your taste buds are overwhelmed by a specific — and not always pleasant — taste. Sometimes it’s the fish, sometimes the rice, sometimes it’s all just a little ‘off.’ Not so with today’s Osaka experience. The flavorful tastes all blended together harmoniously.
There was also the usual ginger, wasabi, and soy sauce accompaniments. I could have used a little more ginger, but that’s really digging deep to find something to complain about (and I could have asked for more). Overall, the Osaka experience is one to be repeated and I’m already looking forward to the next visit.
Osaka Japanese Steak House & Sushi
4421 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Appleton, WI 54913