The Osaka Japanese restaurants have quietly grown into quite a little suburban empire. The ninth one just opened in Golden Valley at 6440 Wayzata Blvd. off of 394, the former home of the quickly shuttered Mexican restaurant, Ciento. (Each location is operated by separate limited-liability companies involving various business partners, though most can be located on the websites www.osakausa.com and www.osakaseafoodsteakhouse.com.)
Between the sushi bar and hibachi grills with their teppanyaki chefs, the newest Osaka restaurant, like the others, brings a strong entertainment aspect to the dining experience.
Osaka Golden Valley 6440 Wayzata Blvd., Golden Valley 763.398.6808 www.osakausa.com Hours: lunch and dinner daily