Wine Dine and Play: Osaka Sushi and Thai

Osaka Sushi and Thai

Seminole, Florida USA
Cuisine Style: Thai, Japanese
Average Price: $
Overall Rating: 1/5
By Sean Overpeck (CFE)

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There is a reason why of the top fifty preferred foods to eat in the world that there are several Thai and Japanese selections that make the cut. At Osaka Sushi Thai they reflect that perfection of a list, as they do time and again from when my wife and I have visited them. This visit was a light Bento box lunch then a sharing of some sushi, so we stayed to the Japanese side of the menu this time. A starter of of some Kirin light beer, a Nakano-ku, Tokyo based brewery.
My wife's Bento box labeled number two came with fried shrimp, a sesame teriyaki chicken and a ginger salad, with some steamed rice, while mine was similar, labeled number four and having shrimp and vegetable tempura, tempura grouper with chili basil sauce, pork Dumplings, Steamed Rice and a Ginger Salad.
The sushi roll, one of over eighty on their menu to choose from, was the same as the one we ordered last time since it was so good. The Fat Bastard number 1 with tuna, salmon, escolar, yellow tail, cucumber, scallion, spicy mayonnaise, crunch topped with tempura escolar, eel sauce, Honda sauce, wasabi mayo sauce, scallion, and fish eggs. This is listed as number 19 on the menu. 

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Final notes, review basics, and observations:

Most reviews are subjective, depending on the writer; but they should also be responsibly, and respectfully written, upholding the truth, and accurately conveying the experience to the best of the writers knowledge, even if it includes metaphors the restaurant may not like to read about. My ratings are by the stars I award (from 0 to 5). The rating is calculated on a point accumulation of six separate factors based by individual experience. They include: wine and other beverage selections, plate presentation, customer service, restaurant or café ambiance, food quality, and wow factor. To see more details of this rating list, read this article:

Over all from this experience, I give Osaka a 1 out of 5 stars, meaning that they were an average dining experience compared to most restaurants. The first review score was also 1 of 5 stars, so they have remained consistent since my last visit.
Scores are detailed in the chart below 

5 stars
 An Extraordinary Experience
Worthy of a Michelin rating
   94 - 100%                     (105% with full bonuses added)
4 Stars
An Outstanding Experience 
(Top of its class)
87 - 93%
3 Stars
Exceeded All My Expectations
80 - 86%
2 Stars
Far Above the Average Experience
72 - 79%
1 Star
An Average Dining Experience
66 - 71%
0.5 Star
The Restaurant is a very Basic Experience
65 - 61%
0 Stars
ALERT: Poor, or Appalling Experience
(Do not waste your money or time)
60% or below
**A full break down and explanation of the observations and point disbursement is available in the linked article above. To receive a detailed copy of your score, feel free to contact me at any time and I will provide it to you.**

Formula Factor Conclusions and Overall Ratings
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Food quality
Plate presentation
Customer service
Alcohol and other beverages
Total regular points awarded
Total percentage Before Bonus


“Wow” factor BONUS
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Total percentage with bonus for final star rating


Stars Awarded (see chart below)
             0 - 5

Overall Star Rating:
1 of 5 Stars: 
70% Rating with a 1 point “wow” bonus
An Average Dining Experience
Corkage fee’s:
This Restaurant does not list any corkage fee’s however, most American restaurants charge $25.00 per bottle
Restaurant style:
Casual dining
Cuisine style:
Japanese, Thai

Allergen or dietary accommodations: 
Pescatarian, Vegetarian
Not Required
Dress code:
Casual attire
Child policy:

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Great outdoor dining, Rustic, Classy, Tourist grabber, and a Neighborhood gem.
Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
Private lot
The restaurants reviewed on this site may have Wi-Fi, but do not require you to go online, because the excitement of the food and wine alone will keep you too entertained instead of checking your social media and emails.
Noise level:
Nonsmoking restaurant, and nonsmoking patio
Patio or terrace:

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Food Prices 
(excludes, alcohol, taxes & 20% gratuity’s)

$£€¥ -                Under 50.00 (inexpensive)
$£€¥ x 2 -          51.00- 99.00 (moderate)
$£€¥ x 3 -          Over 100.00 (pricy)
$£€¥ x 4 -          Over 200.00 (expensive)
$£€¥ x 5 -          Over 400.00 (very expensive)

**Currencies reflect the world’s major travelers, restaurant, or wine connoisseur’s**

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Osaka Sushi Thai Restaurant:

13800 Park Blvd North 
Seminole, Florida

Contact Information: 
Restaurant website:
Maître d or host:
+1 727-397-3885
webpage contact:
Serving hours:
Eastern Standard Time
(GMT, Zulu, or UTC - 5:00)
Lunch: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lunch: 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Sean Overpeck (CFE)
Glorified Cook (Exec Chef)
Father, Husband, Wine Drinker,
Restaurant nut, History, and 
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I am based in Florida, and have worked in the food industry for over twenty years, from restaurants, catering, and contracting in Afghanistan, Iraq, + Antarctica. The idea for Wine, Dine, and Play started in 2012. Since then over 350 articles have been written, including some San Pellegrino, Michelin, and Elite Travelers Guide top picks. Other articles include recipes, a Grand Food Dictionary, ethnic cuisines, tasting tours, exotic locations, and wine from vineyards in the old and new world alike.

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