Osaka Trading Co.

4.5
234 reviews
$41 to $100
Japanese
Located at the Tramsheds food precinct in Forest Lodge, Osaka Trading Co. has a modern Japanese and seafood focused menu. The restaurant’s bar offers house and classic cocktails, Japanese beers and sake, wine, and Japanese and Scotch whiskies.

Osaka Trading Co. is a modern Japanese restaurant from the owner-operators of Surry Hills small bar Tokyo Bird, cafe Sando bar and Haymarket cocktail whisky bar Banchō.
What 234 People Are Saying
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tinac
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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BarbaraN
1 review
Dined on 8 June 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.

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Polite and friendly service, nice atmosphere, GREAT FOOD!

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LachlanM
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jodee
1 review
Dined on 22 May 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.

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined on 16 May 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.

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SimonneL
1 review
Dined on 14 May 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

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LindsayD
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious high end food. The perfect place to teach children that Japanese food doesn't always have to be sushi train.

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AlphieS
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sushi and staff are outstanding! Will definitely be back for more.

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LeahC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

The share plates were generous and delicious
I enjoyed my chicken poke bowl too!

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Reirei
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was great l. Tried rainbow roll was beautiful.
Miso Ramen was nice too it wasn’t salty at all.

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Manuel
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was tasty.
Good and friendly service.
Alcoholic beverages are overpriced in my opinion and my not visit again for that reason.

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JesC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love eating at Osaka. The service is always friendly and the food tasty and varied. Even their Brussel sprouts are tasty!

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Wanye
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice spot in the Tramsheds friends have wanted to try for a while, was not disappointed, the food was great, the king fish and fried pork was incredible, highly recommend if you love Japanese food.

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RobinM
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was wonderful and very helpful with guiding our choice. We really enjoyed a delicious meal and very nice wine. Thank you!

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HamedM
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliable, I’ve visited Osaka trading co many times

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ReReToTo
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Starter items were good but the ramen was a bit disappointing. It lacked flavour.

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Brian
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Reasonably priced with efficient service and food that fitted the price

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DavidC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service combined with a relaxed ambience made our dining experience one we will definitely be repeating. Looking forward to a ramen lunch there soon.

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LeanneT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Snacks were good. Mains were okay. Service was slow due to being understaffed. Nice decor. Not bad.

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helend
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find. true nihon ryouri.
Pleasant staff. Loved it!

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KellyH
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tuna tartare with pea purée was standout - stunning food !!

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MaryR
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food at Osaka as usual. The hiramasa kingfish, aburi salmon, tuna with pea puree were delicious. The miso brussels sprouts are to die for, I hope they always stay on the menu! There are some refreshing and interesting non-alcoholic drinks to start, and a great sake selection.

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KateB
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic!!!!!! The scallops were amaaaaazing. And the soft shell crab buns!! Service is also great. My friend has a good allergy and they made sure she was looked after and were very careful what they gave her.

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Felicity
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice little place for Japanese eats. Good for sharing between 2-3 people.

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LouiseA
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The owner/ maître de was so rude when we arrived . no record of our booking & didn’t seem to care if we stayed or not .

so we didn’t and had a lovely meal with fabulous service at a cafe outside .

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PhilipC
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is Superb;)) fast service and fresh food!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent as always!

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LouiseM
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is great and the staff are very attentive. This was my 3rd visit and I will definitely return.

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MaryW
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time I'd been. food was great. fresh! and very very tasty

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britsky
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is small, but the food is delicious. The shared plates are great and, after what was my second visit, this is quickly becoming a favourite. The staff are super friendly and attentive too. Great cocktails and a good selection of Sake. It's not cheap, but given the quality of the meals, I think it's good value for money. Will definitely be back.

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have been here a number of times and it is the goto in Tramsheds. The soft shell crab buns, brussel sprouts and gyoza are all good. For a quick lunch the noodle bowls are great. Get a pitcher of the dark Sapporo beer on tap. Service is efficient, but relaxed.

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LynetteC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All dishes were tasty and well prepared and presented
The Pumpkin and Eggplant dish though had far too much Miso based sauce and it was all over it. That Umami sort of taste therefore was overwhelming and meant that the vegetables and their natural flavours were totally lost
Might I suggest that the sauce comes alongside the vegies in a small dish or much much more sparingly used
Otherwise everything was delicious!

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RichardS
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely experience and friendly staff. I will be visiting again.

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MichelleB
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Staff were attentive and food was delicious

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KateP
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful modern Japanese food and very good service, we love coming back here again and again.

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CaitlinF
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food! Simple service but nice place to eat and delicious food

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NotGoingBack
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The Japanese negroni was good. Lotus chips were tasty. Rest of food ....

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chrisA
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Regular diners at the restaurant, can recommend any and all of the dishes

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Ashleigh
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The ramen was very different to any other ramen I've had in Sydney or Japan. Shoyu ramen was really strong in flavour, very dark and rich broth. I was able to eat the noodles but not the broth. Miso ramen was okay, but also quite strong in flavour. Gyoza were good and service was friendly, but it would have been nice to be asked how the meal was whilst we were eating. Would have appreciated some sort of service recovery, but the waitress seemed unsure what to do when we went to pay and let her know about the meal.

FAQs

Osaka Trading Co. offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 8880 0717.

Osaka Trading Co. is rated 4.5 stars by 234 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.