Osaka Ohsho

3/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, EDSA cor. Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Osaka Ohsho
3.8
4.0 Stars

173 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 33
  • 4 stars 83
  • 3 stars 49
  • 2 stars 8
  • 1 star 0
  • 202 Reviews
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Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+639178285011

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Ambience:
Casual
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Ruth S.
3.0 Stars
5

My family and I had dinner here one Saturday evening and the overall experience was just fine.

FOOD (3/5)
- The gyoza was just okay. The filling was tasty though.
- The salad was good but considering the size, taste, and the price (more than 200php), this is overpriced!
- Ebi Tempura was so-so. It's sad and not crispy anymore. But according to my aunt, okay naman daw.
- The teppanyaki beef was good, it's tasty and flavorful but bitin and not super tender. The mixed veggies on the side, yasai itame?, was good! I liked it!

PLACE & SERVICE (2/5)
ANG LALA. Staffs (and even the manager) are not approachable and not all nice. And oh, another reason behind the 2/5 rating is the overall cleanliness of the place. 🤐128528

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Marc M.
3.0 Stars
3

Truffle Gyoza came highly recommended that I went in just for this. The truffle was really really subtle. I was expecting an explosion of flavors. All I got was a hint. Gyoza itself was still great though, Perfectly seared skin and everything. Just not what I was anticipating.

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Haidee C.
5.0 Stars
5

Lunch after my daughter's graduation. She ordered her favorite beef saikoro. Gyoza is really nice.

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars
2

My love for Japanese cuisine attracted me to this resto. For appetizers, we tried Bacon & Cheese gyoza it was an interesting taste, this and the Gohan set I got made me full by the end of the meal.

Tried a different dish ordered Truffle Cream Chicken set (Php455) complete with gyoza, miso soup, rice and fruits. I liked the sauce and mixed it with rice. Yum!

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars
8

I know Osaka Osho exists.  I wasn't that keen on dining here as i have a long withstanding affair with their next door neighbour.   Illicit affairs aside,  FoodSocietyPh got invited to try some of the new items on their menu during their anniversary month.   Me and my homies decided to brave Edsa Traffic to feast on some Japanese grub.

We arrived a little after 6pm and settled on one of the empty tables.  Early birds gets first dibs on ze photos.   It is a struggle to take pictures when light is not on your side #FoodieProblems.  Albeit the crowd and absence of natural light,  i managed to capture some decent shots. 

| Nori Nachos.   Deep fried battered seaweed sheets,  gyoza meat,  furikake,  Japanese mayonnaise and bonito flakes.  This is the first dish that i munched on and boy....i was pleasantly surprised.  Why haven't i thought of this??? I felt a sudden pang of envy to the person behind the dish.  This is a wonderful mixture of textures and flavors.  The crunch from the deep fried seaweed down to the heavenly combination of the gyoza meat x mayo x bonito flakes.  This is wow on each bite. 

| Salmon Cheese Aburi.   And the Oscar goes to....

Meryll...errr...Salmon Cheese Aburi!  Biased opinion as i like Meryll...errr Salmon.  Biases aside,  the chef did a heck of a job cooking the salmon.  Precision and expertise is required to pull of a salmon dish.   Watch it like a hawk while you cook it,  turn your head for a minute and you lose all the moisture,  you are left with an overcooked slab of fish.  Lessen the cooking time by a minute and you'll get hit by the fishy aftertaste.   The cheese played a vital part in the equation as it heightened the flavor of the fish to infinity. 

Forget Florence Foster Jenkins,  all that matters is the Salmon Cheese Aburi.

| Japanese Paella
| Black Pepper Gyudon

I can't remember the rice dishes.  I know i ate a couple of spoonfulls due a sudden rush of Extinction Burst (Psych Jargon,  Google it if you have time).  I guess not remembering is a sign that the aforementioned dishes are forgettable. 

| Matcha Katsu.  I got a lil giddy when i saw green.  Hi,  I am Reich and I am a Matcha addict.   All the "kilig"  disapperead after the first bite.... Where is the matcha??? Can't taste any....

| Chicken Enokiyaki.  Five words - Fancy Chicken Teriyaki.  Nothing special. 

Gyoza and then some

| Gyoza Tantanmien
| Truffle Gyoza
| Chorizo Gyoza

I am not a fan of Japanese dumplings.  No horror stories that involves gyoza and i dobt have an irrational fear of a giant gyoza attacking a town.  It is one of those things that i chose not to order at Japanese restaurants.

I tried the Chori and Truffle variants and i can't tell the difference (except for the truffle aroma).  The dumpling is full of errr...gyoza meat (not sure if that's the correct term) and the taste is just okay.  The tantanmien is good sans the gyoza.  Mixing dumplings with ramen is not a good idea as it interferes with the flavor profile of the broth.

Service is a lil off as we had to do three follow-ups for the food.  I'd let that slide as the crew is probably running around like headless chickens because of the deluge of guests arriving. 

Anyway,  dinner has highs and lows.  I commend the Osaka Osho team for the innovation (Nori Nachos) and cooking prowess (Salmon Cheese Aburi).

Peace Out!

~Reich

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Ruth S.
3.0 Stars
2

It's OSAKA OHSHO's 3rd year anniversary and to celebrate, they released new dishes by adding twist to the "usual" Japanese food.

We were able to try Spanish inspired dishes aka JAPA-NISH such as the TRUFFLE GYOZA, CHORI GYOZA, and JAPANESE PAELLA.

The chori and truffle gyoza were both good but I still prefer the plain version. Cause I like it plain and simple. 128540

And since they know how good nachos are, they also made a Japanese inspired aka JAP-MEX dish which is the NORI NACHOS. Deep fried nori topped w gyoza meat, japanese mayo, furikake and bonito flakes. This one's a winner and my favorite!! A nice snack or appetizer while you wait. 128076🏼

Other new dishes are the following:

CHICKEN ENOKIYAKI
MATCHA BUTTER TONKATSU
SALMON CHEESE ABURI
GYOZA TANTANMIEN
BLACK PEPPER GYUDON

They all are interesting but the only item I KINDA liked was the salmon. Salmon + Cheese!!! 128155

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JC T.
4.0 Stars
10

This is gonna be a two part review. Bear with me.

The first part will review their new menu items, which I was able to try some time last month, but since I'm new to LooLoo never got to post a review till now.

Second part will be of my visit last night, where only gyoza was consumed.

So I was invited to taste their new items awhile back, I'll just give a rundown on what was worth your hard earned cash of ever you were to purchase in the future:

GET the following:

-NORI NACHOS. Definitely the most unique of their new menu items, and an example of the restaurant's Mexi-Fusion menu, these were my favorite items of the night. Though it was weeks prior. I can still remember the distinct taste these bad boys had. Serving size is good for Two, or one JC. Advised not for sharing if you love yourself more than your dining companion.

-MATCHA infused KATSU. Though not quite as intense as I thought it would be, it was still kind of a 'weird' combo. I've never seen Katsu infused with anything except my mouth, so it was kind of cool to see this combo. The green tea paste (or whatevs it's called) was sweet, some may find it almost dessert-like, so be aware of that. But overall, I enjoyed it, worth it for the novelty factor and picture worthiness. Taste was deece.

-CHORI GYOZA. Chorizo Gyoza. Another fusion item, but I'll be honest, if you didn't tell me there was chorizo, I would have just assumed it was meaty-ass Gyoza. Which isn't a bad thing. Pack that bad boy with meat for all I care. Is it worth the premium over regular gyoza? Probably not. But it's alright if your taste buds can differentiate meats.

-SALMON CHEESE ABURRI. This was class. Besides the Nori Nachos, this is by far their best new menu item. The cheese is great, and cheesephiles (is that a word?) Are sure to appreciate this dish. I also like how it's not super 'fishy' tasting. Some salmon dishes tend to leave that fishy aftertaste. This doesn't. And it's glorious.

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The PASS (unless someone's paying) list:

-CHICKEN ENOKIYAKI. To be honest I remember comparing this to those chicken bites you get at convenience stores. Blind test me and I wouldn't know the difference.

-BLACK PEPPER GYUDON. Average. Pass. Too watery tasting if that makes sense

-JAPANESE PAELLA. Overly sweet. Like overly. Sweet. More sweet than that officemate who has a crush on you and won't drop the sweetness. Pass.

-GYOZA TANTANMEN. It's soup with Gyoza on top. I don't remember the soup. The Gyoza didn't pair well for me to remember. Gyoza was good though. Just get Gyoza.

-TRUFFLE GYOZA. Just get regular gyoza. Real talk

So thats part one.

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Part Two (Gyoza dinner)

Went last night around 7pm. Place was almost empty (I don't know if that bodes well for a restaurant on a Tuesday night in Meganall)

-Ordered REGULAR GYOZA.

GET these. For sure their best menu item. It's whaf their known for. If you're like me and you need rice, prepare to pay a steep price, as an order of rice costs P75. Damn son. But at least it's more than a cup (by my eyeball estimate).
Definitely would come back just gor Gyoza alone.

-MANGO YAKULT Drink. T'was good. More like mango yogurt though. Idk if Yakult and yogurt are the same thing. If theg are, then you'll enjoy it. If you expect a more Yakult-y taste, it's a lot sweeter than I thought it would be. Still a GET

Service and restaurant cleanliness are all acceptable. Nothing to note. So my star review will be based on their food alone. Four stars because they have plenty of items that you'll probably like. Less one star because there are plenty of items you probably won't like.

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars
9

I usually avoid SM Megamall because of the insane traffic that seems to surround the well-loved mall. However, I simply could not say no to The Relish Group’s invite especially if it means feasting on some Japanese treats. And so, I found myself braving the traffic one Wednesday night.

Hello, Osaka Ohsho!

Celebrating its 3rd year anniversary, the joint marketed to offer the best gyoza in the world had something prepared for those who have insatiable desire for Japanese cuisine.

This time around, Osaka Ohsho turned Spanish and European flavors a bit more Asian (or Japanese to be more specific) with its Truffle Gyoza, Chori Gyoza and Japanese Paella.

The truffle gyoza was love at first bite as the burst of flavors after a mouthful was pure bliss. The succulent meat paired with truffle was so addicting that my portion disappeared within a minute.

But this was not the end of the restaurant’s innovative take in Japan-izing cuisines. It also made the crowd favorite nachos into something that would make you have a taste of Tokyo (or Osaka). Its Nori Nachos or deep fried battered seaweed sheets topped with gyoza meat, furikake, Japanese mayonnaise and bonito flakes would make you utter “Ola, Hai!” (Note: This dish could be a tad too oily so try not to go crazy with this dish especially for those with sensitive tummies.)

And to all matcha lovers out there, you might want to try Osaka Ohsho’s Matcha Butter Tonkatsu. You read it right, MATCHA TONKATSU. Your favorite breaded pork had a makeover and it was a bit Wicked inspired.

Just don’t expect a very strong matcha taste especially after munching on other flavorful dishes.

The Chicken Enokiyaki is your usual Chicken Teriyaki but made better with enoki! I loved this one as the tender chicken chunks were well complemented by the snap of enoki.

Another addition to the growing Osaka Ohsho menu is Black Pepper Gyudon perfect for those who are fond of spices.

My favorites though were Salmon Cheese Aburi and Gyoza Tantanmien.

The Salmon Cheese Aburi may not be photogenic but it was the dish that delighted my tastebuds the most. The salmon was moist and well complemented by the dry cheese bits on top.

I may be a bit biased with Gyoza Tantanmien though as I love noodles and anything with soup. Try to finish your bowl soon too as to enjoy the lovely contrast of the soft and crunchy noodles.

If you can’t decide on whether to go for Japanese, Spanish or Mexican for lunch or dinner, you might want to go to Osaka Ohsho to skip the decision making process.

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Myzyl C.
5.0 Stars
4

Osaka Ohsho has gyoza set meals similar to tonkatsu meals but the only refillable item is rice. I ordered Black Vinegar Chicken Set so that I can try their gyoza and other menu. The serving is big, especially the bowl of rice. The gyoza is awesome and the chili sauce is awesome-r. Maybe next time I should bring friends here so that we can order the cheesy curry set. 128523128557128516

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Russel F.
4.0 Stars
4

What's up, Looloo? It's been a while! 128556

So the bachelor decided to do a sort-of despedida dinner with us (his former colleagues) before flying to Canada for his wedding. We're supposed to be grilling in Yakimix but we're really surprised that we're booted out from the reservation list and told us that our reservation wasn't included. K. So, all the way from Podium, we went back to SM Megamall to try our luck in Viking's. The staff said we're number 32. 128517 Great!!!!

I immediately suggested Abé but it's packed. Only Osaka Ohsho and Linguni Fini have lesser people so we just went to Osaka Ohsho since everyone wanted rice and meat!

The first time I went here, it was good but nothing too remarkable so I let them decide.

We got the ff. for us to share:

Black Vinegar Chicken - Really love this at first bite! A little salty but was actually savory and tasty especially with its black sauce.

Japanese-style Crispy Chicken Karaage - The usual Chicken Karaage that's deepfried till perfectly crispy and juicy. We got two orders of this as everyone really love this!

Saba Shio Yaki or the Roasted Mackerel - Gotta love the mackerel fish itself because of its health benefits, and having it roasted is totally the best way to enjoy it!

All Prawn Tempura - Pretty average tempura. Nothing too special.

Gyoza - I like their gyoza though I thought that it's kinda dry.

Double Cooked Pork with Cabbage - Something like lutong macau but without the strong soy flavor.

We also tried different varieties of their Chahan and both are pretty good.

The serving of the dishes are usually good for 2 persons especially if you're getting more than 2 dishes. Price is pretty fair for its serving and its taste. My friend seems to like their food especially the Chicken Karaage and the gyoza.

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Will C.
3.0 Stars
2

Ohh. Last stop on my eating binge at megamall. Earlier ones will follow on my succeeding reviews.

So were looking for a place for dinner and we started at lugang cafe to 8 cuts to ooma until we reached osaka osho, looking at the menu we realized that their specialty was gyoza. Aha, perfect as i was game for another japanese food night. Little did i know i would be abit let down and disappointed as this was sandwich between great resto.

To start it would be nice if the menu wont be shoved to your face upon seated. 128556 we proceed to order their fuwatoro dish which has 12 pieces of gyoza with egg over rice that is good for sharing and pair of miso soup and small slices of watermelon and pineapple.

Our order took quite a while as i imagine gyoza wouldnt take that.long to be prepared. So i guess thats one missed thing here was tgat japanese was known for its efficiency and also requesting for spoon took a while too. 128533

Now as for their gyoza, its really was a disappointment for this visit as gyoza was too dry. Gyoza even stick to one another and need to be pry apart 128529 Now what do they lack that needs improvement ? First the inside of the gyoza needs to be tasty, even resto which specializes at ramen can get this right, it must be juicy and its juices would ooze outside upon first bite. It would also be good if doesnt stick too much to.one another and less burn at the bottom. All of which doesnt sound too impossible for a resto that specialize at gyoza.

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Ellaine D.
4.0 Stars
2

When you're hungry and wanted to satisfy your hunger this is the place for us. Satisfied with the fuwatoro ala carte and beef with eggplant!

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Nemie N.
4.0 Stars
2

We were craving for something Japanese so we headed to the fashion hall because I know there are a line of restos there.

There are no lines at this resto that time and we were all hungry so we went inside.

I wasn't feeling okay that time because I was dizzy (low blood problems) but I remember that we ordered that chicken and beef toji set, tempura, Japanese milk tea, some side dishes. hmmm.. I forgot what my mom and my cousin ordered.

I really missed Japanese food but I can't finish my chicken toji set. But I can comment that the gyoza tasted good. :) Maybe I should come back again so I can enjoy it because I know it was good if only my body was cooperating that time.

We were 6pax and I think our bill was 3k++, I think the menu posted here is not updated.

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Yshkael C.
4.0 Stars
2

Was again craving for some Japanese Fix.

I went for their World Famous Gyoza in the Original Flavor. I was honestly bitin from eating their Foodcourt stall- Gyoza Bar at Glorietta.

Aside from their Gyoza, I ordered some Chicken Teriyaki, Mango Salad and Katsudon.

Chicken Teriyaki- Pretty sweet and not dry. It was good, my little cousin enjoyed it.

Mango Salad- My aunt and cousin enjoyed it. They kept saying how good the Sauce was. You can always ask for extra dressing.

Katsudon- I prefered the one I had at Gyoza Bar. It was more tender and flavorful over there.

Gyoza- I love love love! Their soy vinegar sauce is yum! Ahhhhh! I can eat this all day !

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Jenn N.
3.0 Stars

Decided to buy something light for lunch today since I wasn't really hungry. Im currently in a dumpling phase, so Osaka Ohsho was instantly my top choice.

I like their gyoza, there's no doubt about that. The flavor is just right, plus the dipping sauce was really 128076🏻

Plus points for putting the sauces in a separate plastic bag in case it would spill.

But then.. The gyozas stuck to the paper at the bottom of the box. I had to remove parts of the wrapper so that I wouldn't ingest it. It's sad because I really like dumpling wrappers. I know, weird. 128514

Perhaps use wax paper next time?

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Patricia Louise T.
5.0 Stars

GYOZA REVIEW

I actually had this when they had a P2.00 gyoza promo.

I had ALL of their flavours, which are:
🔹Original
🔹Kimchi
🔹Bacon and Cheese
🔹Curry
🔹Nori

All flavours were a 5-Star for me. Although, the curry was a bit too peppery. But it was still very good. They tasted delicious, with or without the sauces. I actually had 4 sauce bowls for 3 sauces. 3 unmixed and the other one's, all three. I just couldn't get enough of the gyoza itself and the sauces.

For me, they've got the best gyoza in Manila (So Far).

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Wiljohn M.
3.0 Stars

Value for money Japanese food. We ordered the fuatoro tenshin han ebi tempura set. For P650, the set came with 6pcs gyoza, 3 pcs tempura, 2 cups of miso soup and the fuatoro tenshin han ( egg omelet rice with special gravy). The miso and the tempura were average. The gyoza was good. The wrapper was tender and the contents tasty. The omelet was interesting because inside the thin sliver of egg was the boiled rice. It would have been pretty oridinary if not for the secret gravy. By itself the omelet could stand alone as a complete meal.

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Yshkael C.
4.0 Stars

The promo was all over the internet! How could you possibly miss it! 2 pesos per gyoza promo! 128561128561128561

We came here early! Around 1 pm for their promo which starts at 3 pm! There were not much people at that time so we decided to shop at the nearby stores. We came back around 2 15pm and we were 25th and 26th already! Wow!

We finally got accommodated at 3 pm! Wow on time! Lucky us we got seats. Some people had to wait til we were done before they got seated.

2 of us availed the promo so we had 40 gyozas ! 20 max per person. We got all their flavors. Orginal, bacon and cheese, nori, kimchi and curry.

For me original and curry were the best! 128076🏻128076🏻 orders took awhile before they came. Their staff got a lot of things messed up. We got 44 pcs instead of 40 haha!

Also! I found hair on my gyoza ! OMG 128561128561128561128561
But, they replaced it immediately.

-1 star for that. 128545128545128545

We paid a total of 87 pesos for 40 gyozas128076🏻128076🏻128076🏻
Sulit!

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars

ordered the ebi tempura set that was good for 2. when they served it, it looked small. I thought to myself that i can finish this easily. but i was wrong.

gyoza 128077128077128077128077128077
ebi tempura 128077128077128077128077
miso soup 128077128077128077128077
fresh fruits 128077128077128077128077

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Yshkael C.
4.0 Stars

Glad the place wasn't full despite it being a weekend when I came.

Ordered the Chicken Kaarage Toji Set. It was worth 490 pesos.

Orders came super super quick! Surprising! Less than 10 minutes. Wow!

The chicken was just okay. Taste like chicken katsudon. Nothing so special. The gyoza as usual was just perfection 128076🏻128076🏻128076🏻 that's what they are famous for anyways. The miso soup was also just alright. I find their plain rice awesome as well ! You can never go wrong with Japanese Rice! So plump and sticky haha I love it! Btw, plain rice was unlimited 128541128541 #pigmode 128055128055128055

Service: the staff were super attentive and nice!

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