A popular Japanese restaurant has been dealt a massive blow after being handed a one- out-of-five food hygiene rating.

Osaka, located in The Oracle Shopping Centre have gained a reputation for beautiful and good quality Japanese food.

On May 6 2022 the restaurant received an inspection by the Food Standards Agency where it was soon awarded a food hygiene rating of one.

According to their website this means that the restaurant have been told that major improvements are necessary when it comes to food safety, hygienic food handling and cleanliness of facilities.

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For their hygienic handling of food and preparation, they were awarded ‘Improvement necessary’ and they were told that their management of food safety required 'Major Improvement.'

Their cleanliness and condition of facilities and building were however awarded as having a ‘good’ standard.

The Chronicle has attempted to contact the restaurant multiple times and have yet to receive a response.