Michelin Restaurant Guide
Osake Restaurant takes great pride in the awards that sushi restaurant in Santa Rosa has received.
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Gary Chu and the entire team at Osake invite you to read the reviews many of our customers have shared with us over the years. We always appreciate when those who have enjoyed a dining experience at our California Style Japanese sushi restaurant in Santa Rosa take the time to submit a review of our business. We believe that these reviews help us ensure that we maintain the same level of excellence that has earned our Santa Rosa sushi restaurant an award winning repuation that we greatly value.
Audrey K - San Bruno CA
I love Osake! Gotta come here whenever I'm in Santa Rosa! Excellent sushi, everyone is really friendly, but the best if Chef Gary! He's always right at the sushi bar, chatting with everyone. You can hear his awesome laugh on the other side of the restaurant. He's so nice, and it's cool to see the actual chef interacting with all the guests. It makes me feel like there's a dedicated local fan base, which I love. I always want to find those spots that locals love! Check out Osake if you're ever in the hood!
Gina L - Santa Rosa, CA
Osake has become my go to sushi restaurant in Santa Rosa. I have tried several others in the county but they fail to live up to Osake's standards.
For starters order the spicy green beans. They are fresh and crisp and coated with the most delicious spicy sauce. If you get nothing else to start you have to get an order of the martini prawns. They are amazing!! Four delicious prawns atop a bed of shredded carrot strings drenched in an amazing spicy sauce in a martini glass. I usually get at least one order but order 2-3 if you have a large party.
Ask for the Marilyn Monroe roll (not normally on the menu) but they will make it for you. You will not be disappointed. Osake is a must have on your top Sushi restaurants in Sonoma County.
Amy L - Santa Rosa, CA
Osake is generally pretty solid. Good sushi that is usually pretty fresh, excellent service, decent atmosphere. Price-wise, it's about where it needs to be. My coworker always gets the Utah roll which is wonderful. I like some roll (can't remember the name) that involves yellowtail and mango. Mmmmmm.... Of course, there are the martini prawns. I don't get those every time I go there, but maybe every third time or so. They are super rich, super delicious, and super addictive. They also sell the sauce now and I've purchased it a couple times and made martini prawns at home. Have gotten takeout from there on occasion and it's not their strong suit. Focus will be on eating there in person from now on. Great place for lunch. Always packed and you can always get out of there quickly if you are so inclined. Oh, and owner Gary Chu is almost always there- which is quite charming. Good choice!
Leah C - Santa Rosa CA
Hands down my favorite Japanese food in Sonoma County. The martini prawns are always excellent, even though they do differ in spicy kick from time to time, they are always better than good. I love the spicy garlic green beans, and they even have wheat-free soy sauce if you ask for it! The best part of this place is the sake. My favorite sake on the planet is "Depth" ( Junmai, Chikurin "Fukamari" from Okayama) and it's unparalleled to me. I think it tastes like a chocolate-vanilla souffle without the wheat and unnecessary eating component. It's poured into a red and black square box to drink out of, always flowing over into the dish underneath. Delicious. Try it, you'll like it! Of course, there is the "secret menu" that everyone knows about, and granted, it's good, but real sushi is not about how many things you can deep fry and cover in sauces; it's about fish caught that day in icy cold seas, and delicately toasted seaweed, and perfectly moist rice. Now that's real sushi, and you can find that here...just remember to order the sake ;)
Robert H - Santa Rosa, CA
The charisma of Gary Chu, the owner, makes the experience superb. We always choose to sit at the sushi bar where he is at work and the people you find sitting next to you are always enjoyable. He is very amicable and his creations are delicious. Have never sat in the dining room and frankly I wouldn't go there if I couldn't sit at the Sushi bar. We tend to go there more for the Gary Chu experience than because the food is so much better. Although when we talk with him and just ask him if he'll surprise us with his own creation, he knocks our socks off each time.
Traval - Santa Rosa
As good as it gets I have tried them all from SF and LV to NYC and London, and whenever I am in the SF Bay Area, I take the time to drive 2 hours north to experience a true master chef at work. Yes, the menu is good, and yes the food quality is always great and consistent. But to truly appreciate the most unique creations, you need to go for an early dinner, sit at the sushi bar, and let Gary create (not off the menu). He creates some amazing stuff that you wont find anywhere else, including his own menu! Watching Gary at his art is not just a dinner, it is an experience! Word of caution: dont go with a champagne appetite if you are on a beer budget. Great tasting works of art will cost you. But its well worth it!