Osaka Trading Co.

4.6
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$41 to $100
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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.
What 200 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichelleB
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Staff were attentive and food was delicious

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KateP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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

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NotGoingBack
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

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chrisA
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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Ashleigh
1 review
Dined on September 20, 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.

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AshN
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Osaka at Tramsheds is a home away from home for us. The variety of flavours in each of the dishes, the amazing cocktails, the great atmosphere and cool vibe is why we keep going back!

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FilipL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great starters, nice fried chicken and soft shell crab buns. Salty edamame coated with sesame oil, mmm not very good. Flavourless soyu and bitter miso Ramen were terrible, over cooked noodles. Worst I had in a long time in Sydney.

Won’t be back

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Bunty
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic food, beautifully served. will definitely return.

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Lucey
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool and funky restaurant, budget friendly and good for a casual but "out out" evening meal.

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Chucky
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice place, always good food and drink. Had a better time previously with standard full menu, but understand things a little out of the ordinary at the moment. Thanks Team! ✌️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really like dining at Osaka. It is great food, and we like the Japanese items all around the space in the decoration of the restaurant. Staff are friendly and attentive, and there are some gluten free choices.

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Ruby
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, amazing food and efficient service as usual. Will definitely return to Osaka soon. Only suggestion would be to provide more than one piece of pork in the ramen, especially since it's a key component of the dish.

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MimiC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Average food , would not go back again. Car park is convenient.

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SarahB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food as always and the team there are so attentive.
A really great dining experience.

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AllanA
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent effecient and great service. Highly recommended, good varieties of saké and fresh amazing food

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SusannahA
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great atmosphere and drinks! Vegetarian ramen was amazing!

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JoieD
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Booking a table was a breeze. Table was ready when we arrived. Food was yummy and the wait staff were very good. At times the music was a bit loud to have a comfortable conversation.

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DeeO
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic restaurant, friendly staff and the best ramen in Sydney.

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always, really miss the old menu & drinks though! The salmon was amazing but we specifically booked just for the sliced beef w mashed potato and the old scallops. Still a 10 /10!

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cloe
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was fantastic! Maybe lowering the prices of some cocktails though?

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety and food was superb! Definitely will be back again.

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Althy
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

reasonably priced food, came out quickly. Wasn't busy at the time which was good for our toddler.

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WatfordGeek
Sydney / NSW
17 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love this place. Fabulous food and friendly service.

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JonS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent food, relaxed friendly service and pleasant atmosphere.

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AnthonyL
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Underrated no nonsense Japanese that I have never had a bad meal at

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JackiS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. Highly recommended!

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AndrewJ
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and very friendly service. Definitely recommend

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TRamsheds
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We celebrated a birthday there on Thursday night. We loved the soft shell crab buns, MUST have - delicious! Every thing else, I would rate it 3.5 out of 5. I think there is room for improvement, pricing could be 10% lower and a few more choices on the menu

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GarethJ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A lock down lunchtime meal for a 21st birthday - nice and quiet as expected. Friendly service, loved the Osaka Pale Ale, excellent kingfish and gyoza's. Good ramen but different from the ramen I experienced in Japan recently. Recommended

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AbbeyP
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ramen was good but my recommendation, if you're choosing between more starters and ramen, is get more starters. They are all seriously delicious! The staff were also so lovely, really great service. I definitely recommend and will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food.

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LucilleR
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, amazing food. Great atmosphere. Will be back.

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ChrisK
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The location and ambiance was fantastic but for a restaurant that has its main as ramen... It was surprisingly lacking in flavour. The salmon sashimi entree was tasty (although didn't realize it would be coated in sesame oil) but was overall very disappointed because of my ramen.

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ChristopherV
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of food. Service was fantastic. I’ll be back again

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AnneD
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had the shashimi which was lovely - scallops a little disappointing but ramen was delicious - just the right Spiciness!

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MargotG
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful food! One of my favourites!

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Natalie
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice sErvice. We will be back there again

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Vicki
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is always amazing when we dine there but on this occasion my friend and I both felt rushed from the time we got there. We had an 8pm reservation and they weren’t that busy so I think they were trying to close up earlier. Regardless the pressure of speeding us up ruined our evening especially as we were there to celebrate my friends birthday. It wouldn’t turn me off going there again but I would definitely book an earlier sitting.

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ChristineA
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Karaage Chicken. Not a great variety on the menu but the food was fresh and well prepared.
Service was very attentive and accommodating.
Would go again.

FAQs

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

Osaka Trading Co. is rated 4.6 stars by 200 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 reservations at the moment.