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Genji Japanese Restaurant

#112 of 2,247 Restaurants in Ottawa
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175 Lisgar Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0C3, Canada
(613) 236-2880
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Today
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
Good for:
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best sushi restaurant in Ottawa

I've been going to Genji for many many years and have tried other sushi restaurants in Ottawa for variety (Kiki, New Gen etc) but I still come back to Genji. Although it may not be the fanciest restaurant, or have the funkiest new-fangled styles of sushi, the sushi is excellent and always fresh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
ashtazcats
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Dessert
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I've been going to Genji for many many years and have tried other sushi restaurants in Ottawa for variety (Kiki, New Gen etc) but I still come back to Genji. Although it may not be the fanciest restaurant, or have the funkiest new-fangled styles of sushi, the sushi is excellent and always fresh. My favourites are the rainbow roll, the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I think my review of Genji's would have been much more positve had I not choked on a piece of fat from my Teriaki steak Bento plate. We went to this place for a group lunch because several other people had been and enjoyed it. Everyone else seemed to have a pleasant experience. Miso soup was just okay, salad --... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Amazing fresh sushi, so much variety. My favourite is the spicy tuna tempura roll. The staff are so friendly, and the drinks and desserts are to die for. You will leave satisfied, and be back for more.

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Planned a Saturday dinner party before a show that had an early curtain time. Called to arrange the menu, for 6 people, the day before and chose Set Dinner A with salmon maki and teriyaki beef. I can now say that this set dinner is an excellent value. We were greeted promptly on arrival, I was asked how I wanted... More 

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Toronto
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Best sushi restaurant in Ottawa. It's not cheap compared to AYCE sushi, but it is excellent food and excellent service. Go back everytime I'm in Ottawa

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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I am very disappointed to give this place 1 out of 5 rating, but the food was very bland and expensive for what you get (3 appetizers and 3 rolls of sushi, one of which was just a simple salmon maki) came to about $80). Their sushi rolls were a bit better than their appetizers, but everything including even the... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I was looking for a new sushi spot to check out on my ottawa visit and found this one on tripadvisor. It was very much like the reviews: everything i've tried was great. Great variety of sushi and very very friendly staff. Loved the ambiance and the size of restaurant was perfect. A must for either a date or group... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is my favourite sushi place in Ottawa. Truly a hidden gem, great friendly service, and fresh delicious rolls. Some items on the menu can be pricey, but it is worth it. I often go with friends, family, dates or simply for take out. Best rolls are Phoenix, spicy butterfish, spicy salmon, spicy tuna, and rainbow roll. Their medusa tempura... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Ordered spicy tuna roll, great Canadian with lobster, a seafood roll and a Cali roll to share. The place was busy on that Friday night and the staff was nice enough to bring bowls of edamame as appetizers, then salads, both at no charge, while we wait. Very thoughtful and much appreciated. Sushis were very fresh and generous on the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We recently were there to celebrate a birthday. One of our guests chose to have the lobster dinner but was told there was no lobster. After taking a few minutes to chose something else from the menu, the waitress returned to tell us that someone was running out to get the lobster after all as long as we didn't mind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 175 Lisgar Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: (613) 236-2880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?