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Osaka Trading Co., Forest Lodge, AU-NSW

Osaka Trading Co.

4.5
4.5
267 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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Booked 5 times today

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

  • Neighborhood

    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, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

To Share

  • EdamameA$6.00

    kombu salt

    • PopcornA$3.00

      nori, soy butter

      • Kingfish Sashimi*A$17.00

        pickled beetroot, white soy, wasabi cream

        • Salmon SashimiA$17.00

          yuzu kosho, ponzu soy, olive oil

          • Tuna TartareA$17.00

            fish skin crackers, wasabi, truffle oil

            • Grilled Scallops

              soy onion butter, leek, chilli

              • 2pcA$14.00
            • Soft Shell Crab Buns

              cos lettuce, yuzu kosho mayonnaise

              • 2pcA$17.00
            • Karaage ChickenA$17.00

              chilli mayonnaise, lemon

              • Tempura CornA$14.00

                chilli sour cream

                • Silken TofuA$11.00

                  shiso tapenade, smoked olive oil

                  • Grilled Fremantle OctopusA$26.00

                    soy jus, ponzu onion

                    • Crisp Barramundi*A$32.00

                      buckwheat, soy glaze, peach tomato salsa

                      • Beef Rump CapA$28.00

                        yuzu jerusalem artichoke cream, yakiniku sauce

                        • BroccoliniA$13.00

                          creamy sesame sauce

                          • Miso EggplantA$15.00

                            sweet red miso, mixed leaves, vinaigrette

                            • Spring Vegetable Salad**A$14.00

                              assorted veg, nori pesto, sunflower seeds, onsen soft egg

                              • Brussels Sprouts**A$16.00

                                miso dijon sauce, yuzu, Japanese dukkah

                                • Miso SoupA$3.00

                                  silken tofu, wakame seaweed

                                  • Steamed RiceA$3.00

                                    Ramen

                                    Our ramen stock is chicken (or vegetable) based. Additional toppings: egg $2, chashu pork $3, corn $2, bean sprouts $2, kikurage woodear mushroom $2, shallots $1, karaage chicken side $6, kaedama (extra noodles) $3

                                    • Shoyu (Soy) RamenA$17.00

                                      soy base, chashu roast pork, bean sprouts, ajitama soft boiled egg

                                      • TantanmenA$17.00

                                        roasted sesame base, spiced ground pork, baby bok choy, chilli oil

                                        • Miso RamenA$18.00

                                          miso base, chashu roast pork, corn, kikurage woodear mushroom, black garlic oil

                                          • Vegetarian Ramen**A$16.00

                                            vegetable miso base, roasted tomato, onion and sesame oil, corn, shallots

                                            Dessert

                                            • Black Sesame SemifreddoA$12.00

                                              matcha ganache, strawberry cake

                                              • Matcha Walnut BrownieA$14.00

                                                sake kasu cream, ginger and kabosu ice cream

                                                Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                What 267 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
                                                • 4.4Food
                                                • 4.4Service
                                                • 4.3Ambience
                                                • 4.2Value

                                                NoiseModerate

                                                Loved For

                                                • Inner West

                                                  Fit for Foodies

                                                • Inner West

                                                  Healthy

                                                • Inner West

                                                  Great for Lunch

                                                • Inner West

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                                                1. A

                                                  Angela

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 8, 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.

                                                2. J

                                                  Jambuck

                                                  Sydney

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                3. MP

                                                  MichelleP

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                4. m

                                                  mariak

                                                  Sydney

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                                5. PP

                                                  PeterP

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                                6. DC

                                                  DerrickC

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 16, 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.

                                                7. JJ

                                                  JeffJ

                                                  1 review

                                                  1.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

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

                                                8. JP

                                                  JonathanP

                                                  1 review

                                                  1.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

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

                                                9. N

                                                  Nickname

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 11, 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.

                                                10. RS

                                                  RachelS

                                                  Sydney

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                11. PS

                                                  PrateekS

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                12. T

                                                  Tbinozz

                                                  New South Wales

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 6, 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.

                                                13. TM

                                                  ThirayaM

                                                  Sydney

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                14. KH

                                                  KellyH

                                                  Sydney

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 24, 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!

                                                15. RC

                                                  RogerC

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on February 19, 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

                                                16. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                17. A

                                                  Andrew

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on February 14, 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!

                                                18. MW

                                                  MaeveW

                                                  Sydney

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

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

                                                19. G

                                                  Glebe

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on February 1, 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.

                                                20. TS

                                                  TimSydney

                                                  Sydney

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on January 20, 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!

                                                21. T

                                                  Tyler

                                                  New South Wales

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                22. CT

                                                  CaitlinT

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on December 17, 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.

                                                23. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  1.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on December 13, 2021

                                                  overall1food2service1ambience3

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

                                                24. BO

                                                  BecO

                                                  Sydney

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

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

                                                25. V

                                                  Vicki

                                                  Sydney

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  Dined on December 4, 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.

                                                26. A

                                                  Ashley

                                                  Sydney

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on December 3, 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.

                                                27. m

                                                  mariaa

                                                  Sydney

                                                  1 review

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on November 19, 2021

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                                28. AT

                                                  AnthonyT

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on November 18, 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 !

                                                29. RD

                                                  RegularDiner

                                                  New York Area

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                  overall4food5service3ambience3

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

                                                30. K

                                                  Kerim

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                31. ST

                                                  SamT

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

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

                                                32. DF

                                                  DianeF

                                                  Sydney

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on October 29, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Loved this restaurant located at a great location. The service was excellent and the staff were lovely. We enjoyed all our meals especially the tempura corn and soft shell crab sushi.

                                                33. m

                                                  mariaa

                                                  Sydney

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on October 29, 2021

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  We love this place , keep coming back . Also glad they have included sushi in their dinner menu.

                                                34. t

                                                  tinac

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on June 11, 2021

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  Always enjoy our evenings at Osaka. Have eaten here many a time.

                                                35. BN

                                                  BarbaraN

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on June 8, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  We had a delicious lunch with friends at the weekend and enjoyed it so much we returned on Tuesday to Osaka with some other friends. Service was swift and accomplished with a smile. We will be returning.

                                                36. R

                                                  Rebecca

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 23, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Polite and friendly service, nice atmosphere, GREAT FOOD!

                                                37. LM

                                                  LachlanM

                                                  Sydney

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 22, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great food, cosy vibe with the dim lighting and anime projected on the back wall. Service was great too.

                                                38. J

                                                  Jodee

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 22, 2021

                                                  overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                  Mains came out after an hour. The shoyu ramen was just too salty and the vegetable ramen tasted bland. No apologies from the wait staff for the delay. Entrees were not bad. Overpriced.

                                                39. AC

                                                  AndrewC

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 16, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We booked for 3pm online which is exactly when the kitchen closes till 5pm however the waitress was wonderful and said it was no worries, we were served with Great Attention, no one else was in the restaurant. The food was Amazing! we weren't rushed and the hosts were lovely! What a great place to eat!! I thoroughly recommend the Osaka Trading Co.

                                                40. SL

                                                  SimonneL

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 14, 2021

                                                  overall3food5service2ambience4

                                                  We waited 45min for our entree and in the end asked for serve of edamame as we were starving - that still took 10min to come. We kept getting told that the restaurant was so busy that’s why it took so long but a table arrived and ordered after us yet got their starters 10-15min before us? We also had to keep asking for service e.g. can we order more drinks - we waited 15min for a 2nd sake and had to ask again as they had forgotten again saying how busy the restaurant was. Food was absolutely delicious, ambience was great - service was lacking which for me is 1/3 of the experience. Thank you

                                                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 267 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                Booked 5 times today
                                                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

                                                • Neighborhood

                                                  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, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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