Osaka – Santiago

 Isidora Goyenechea, 3000, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
 0056 2 2770 0081…

Sunday closed

Chef: Ciro Watanabe

One of today’s most important trends in the culinary world is the Nikkei Cuisine. The combination of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine, known as Nikkei, inspired a lot of chefs and conceptual entrepreneurs. Same counts for the founders of Osaka, which currently holds 6 restaurants in cities like Lima, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Santiago. Osaka Santiago is located in the luxurious W Hotel and is considered to be the best in his kind in Chile and surroundings.

W Hotels is the trendy and successful up class brand of the Starwood Hotels and the Osaka restaurant is located on the fourth floor of the Hotel. Osaka has a modern and contemporary dining room in a casual chic environment. It combines Latin and Asian touches with modern artworks. You can take a seat at the sushi bar with live cooking or relax in one of the cosy restaurant compartments. The designer Tony Chi used a lot of natural elements like copper in combination with colours from the Chilean desert, coastal and mountain landscapes. After dinner, guests can enjoy the vibes in the W lounge.Osaka Santiago - Chile

Chef Ciro Watanabe is Peruvian with a Japanese grandfather. After having worked in several Asian concepts like Matsuri Lima and Nobu Lima, he moved to restaurant Osaka in Lima. When Osaka Santiago opened, the chef moved to Chile.Osaka Santiago - Chile

The menu at Osaka follows the seasons and the local produce. Ciro also tries to use some local ingredients for his cuisine, but the basis always stays Peruvian and Japanese recipes. He carefully combines ingredients to create refined and creative dishes. His trademark is the excellent synergy between sweet, sour bitter and umami flavours. The menu shows an enormous variety with choices from the sushi bar, ultra fresh sashimi’s, tapas and tiradito’s. The food is brought in small portions to be shared. For some dishes the Ishiyako stones are used at the table. The chef’s signature dishes are the tiradito ceviche dishes in which raw fish sashimi is being flavoured with several spicy sauces.Osaka Santiago - Chile Osaka Santiago - Chile

The beverage menu complements the food and restaurant Osaka has a huge wine cellar with top references and a lot of sake choices alongside a solid whisky and cocktail list. After enjoying a Peruvian cocktail we were ready for an amazing line up of creative and intense dishes.Osaka Santiago - Chile

Osaka Santiago - ChileTiradito Jakka: a ceviche of flounder fish with mustard leaves, orange, lemon drops and a mint emulsion.Osaka Santiago - Chile

Tiradito Mi Peru: scallops from Tongoy (North Chile), sweet potato tempura and coriander oil.Osaka Santiago - Chile

Tiradito Hiervo Amarillo: corvina fish with kombu seaweed, lemon grass, yellow Peruvian chilli, spring onions, lime, fried quinoa and a sauce from rice vinegar.Osaka Santiago - Chile

Tiradito Palteadito: fresh fish with a chalaquita sauce, avocado and capers.Osaka Santiago - Chile

Chef’s favourite. Pulpo 2 olives: a Peruvian dish with Octopus tiradito in two colours, lettuce, sesame oil and oyster sauce. The original purple version is from botija olives.Osaka Santiago - Chile

Nigiri Katsu: salmon belly, truffle oil, citrus, Maldon salt.Osaka Santiago - Chile

Nigiri Naka: a special part from the salmon belly, fatty and seared on the grill. The Nigiri Naka is served with a sweet miso sauce, mirin, quinoa and spring onion.Osaka Santiago - Chile

Crispy shari sushi rice pressed with sesame and served with browned bone marrow and teriyaki sauce with huacatay. Huacatay is an Andes herb a bit similar to mint.Osaka Santiago - Chile

Inca Gyoza: Gyoza filled with duck confit, caramelized onion and wok sautéed shiitake over a Huancayo sauce. Osaka Santiago - Chile

Sakana Ishiyaki: Corvina fish grilled with pachamanquera sauce and herbs served with crispy yellow Peruvian potatoes. The dish is served at the hot stone on the table to finish the cuison at your own request.

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Osaka wok de Poulpe with rice, red onion, red & green pepper, zucchini, oyster & soya sauce.Osaka Santiago - Chile

Cojinova fish smoked with herbs of the Andes, soba noodles with onion, mushrooms, Japanese curry and lemon foam.Osaka Santiago - Chile

Chanchito Nikkei: pork belly konfit from a little pig in pisco. Crispy & tender pork confit flavoured with teriyaki sauce, served with tacu tacu nigiris (Peruvian beans & rice) and sprouts.Osaka Santiago - Chile

Peruvian Thai bbq: thick ribs ‘asado de tira’ braised in an Oriental sauce for 12hours and served with green rice tamale and salsa criolla. Served with Tamalito, fried sweet potato and onion salad.Osaka Santiago - Chile

Peruvian dulce de lecce: lemongrass, lucuma and lychee aromas with pisco merengue.Osaka Santiago - Chile

Frozen pastry of vanilla cream & white chocolate, red fruit, peanut crumble and lemon sorbet.Osaka Santiago - Chile

Restaurant Osaka offers high class dining and is definitely not to be missed during your stay in Santiago. Chef Ciro Watanabe serves delicious Nikkei cuisine in a trendy environment and proves that the combination of Japanese and Peruvian cooking has evolved into something unique and very tasteful. All dishes have precision to bring intensity and character.


Be-Gusto score:                          14,5/20
Be-Gusto price-quality score: 14,5/20
Osaka – W Hotel
Isidora Goyenechea, 3000, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
Tel +56 2 2770 0081…

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