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“Enjoyable experience. If in the neighborhood worth a visit. ”

Osmanthus Restaurant
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Ranked #37 of 1,304 Restaurants in Oakland
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped for dinner on our way home to Redwood City from Sonoma County. A nice cozy ambience, and a friendly and knowledgable server. We ordered the curried shrimp fried rice, the spareribs and the Brussels sprouts. I ordered the Cherry Blossom Girl cocktail which was delicious and refreshing. It had vodka, junmai sake, grapefruit, cucumber and elderflower liqueur. The curry shrimp rice was delicious. Although only 4 prawns. The spareribs cooked with kombucha squash were amazingly tender and extremely well seasoned. The Brussels sprouts were, delivered extremely late, and overwhelming with balsamic. The server was professional and did it charge us for the sprouts given how long we waited. Overall. Good food, good value. I wouldn't rush back, but of in the neighborhood I would definitely return.

Thank DrKMessina
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This place is like a nouveau Asian - fusion hipster place. It's not like the old traditional staid Burmese restaurant it replaced. Osmanthus is stylishly decorated, dark, smaller menu options (but t's fine, everything is balanced and very good), and delicious.

Had the ribs and kabocha. SO good but only came with two ribs. If you need to eat more than one, be ready to spring for more dishes. Also the Jia jiang noodles, with black bean, really really good. Fried chicken was screaming good and is highly recommended. Best of the night.

The tofu was good accompanied with rice. Altogether a good meal. Service was perfunctory.

Thank FashionSpeedTravel
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

On Saturday night, we stumbled upon O and glad we did. Initially, I was concerned that after seated quickly and no one coming over to us, I began to wonder if this was a good choice. However, our server came by and from then on all went smoothly. The food was delicious. The choices here are varied. The entrees are sharing types but check with your server.
We loved the tuna tartare, short ribs, dry fried green beans and garlic noodles. We topped all off with a chocolate tart with blue berries. We will be back.

Thank DHudsonValley
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Food is Asian fusion. Delicious Brussels sprouts, Dan DAn noodles, braised beef, and Mouthwatering chicken. Service was calm, friendly, and helpful. Environment was lovely and noise level was low.

Thank MangiFiRekk
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Medium size dishes to share. Order one per person and share. Very good quality food. Especially enjoyed the tenderloin beef plate, as well as the eggplant dish. Service is fast and very professional. Excellent for early dinner with family if you are around Berkeley.

Thank miilia
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