Osaka Trading Co. is a new Japanese restaurant from the team behind Tokyo Bird in Surry Hills. Located in the foodie mecca that is Tramsheds Harold Park, Osaka Trading Co. serves sophisticated Japanese cuisine alongside the whiskey and cocktails for which Tokyo Bird is renowned. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, head chef Shota Sato offers casual dining by day with shared plates or a set menu at night.
Menu highlights include the Oysters with nori and dashi, Kingfish with fragrant ponzu sauce, grilled Hokkaido scallops with sweet soy onion butter (an essential choice), Tempura zucchini flowers with fish mousse, lemon and verde sauce, Chicken breast with smoked mayonnaise and Japanese dukkah, Wagyu rump with japone sauce and mushrooms and the Crispy rice cakes with sticky sweet soy sauce (order extra of these instead of the potato salad).
The design and fit out of Osaka Trading Co. is equally good with its exposed brick walls and industrial fittings complementing wooden shelving laden with small toys and Japanese whiskies. Overall, this is a restaurant that impresses with its combination of superior design, delicious food and accommodating service.
Address: Shop 18 Tramsheds Harold Park, 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge | Web: osakatrading.com.au