We started our business first and foremost with the hope of sharing the food of Osaka with the world.
Until now, one of the region's most popular dishes, okonomiyaki, had not been getting the international acclaim that it deserved.
Pictured here is okonomiyaki, a savory pancake especially famous in Osaka and the surrounding Kansai region. Traditional okonomiyaki is shared communally and eaten directly off a griddle.
While okonomiyaki itself deserves to be more famous in its own right, Osaka's has reinvented the dish into something that could be enjoyed in a more casual manner.
We recommend trying our okonomiyaki Osaka Burgers, which we've spent over half a decade perfecting and are like nothing you have ever tasted before.
In addition to our standard Osaka Burger, we offer a gluten-free version with a unique kale-based bun.
Join us M-F for dinner or anytime on Saturday for a variety of traditional favorites including original okonomiyaki, teppanyaki, a wide selection of sake, and some of our fabulous house made desserts.
Osaka's offers carryout and a convenient pickup service for all of our menu items.
Koji & Mari Tamura
Owner & President
Koji Tamura first dreamed of bringing the Japanese comfort food and dining experience to the United States in 1972 when he was studying engineering in Los Angeles. One day, his classmates asked him to serve authentic Japanese food and he decided to make okonomiyaki, a pancake-like dish from his hometown of Osaka. He later decided to fill the Japanese-style pancakes with various toppings—meat, veggies, noodles and fish.
It was a huge hit, and spurred Koji to come up with a way to introduce Americans to okonomiyaki—a burger. In 2014 Koji and his wife, Mari, tested out the Osaka’s concept in Kobe Japan (30 minutes from Osaka) and his Osaka Burgers were an instant success. Koji and Mari knew that they could translate the same food and experience abroad and Boulder, Colo. was the perfect place to start. In 2017 after retiring from a 42-year career, Koji, Mari and 2 chefs from Japan moved to Boulder to open the first Osaka’s. The concept has been welcomed with open arms and has been written up by publications such as Thrillist, Eater Denver, Westword, 303 Magazine and more.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information about our menu. We look forward to hearing from you, and we thank you for your support.