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Genji Japanese Restaurant

#138 of 2,274 Restaurants in Ottawa
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175 Lisgar Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0C3, Canada
(613) 236-2880
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What a great find - friendly, attentive service!

After seven years of living in Ottawa, just found this gem of a Japanese restaurant on Lisgar near Elgin. Our experience started off with the friendly and enthusiastic greeting when we made our reservations - and we are glad we did. When we arrived around 7pm on Friday, the place was half full... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
sunbabe68
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Ontario
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ontario
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

After seven years of living in Ottawa, just found this gem of a Japanese restaurant on Lisgar near Elgin. Our experience started off with the friendly and enthusiastic greeting when we made our reservations - and we are glad we did. When we arrived around 7pm on Friday, the place was half full... then it was completely full within a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I've had lots of good sushi, but Genji's is by far the best. The rolls were delicious and the fish was super fresh. Service was exceptional despite the restaurant being nearly full. Our waitress was very helpful and accommodating of my dietary restrictions and allergies, letting me switch out ingredients in some of the rolls for things that I could... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

There were only 20 people in the restaurant including 6 small children. Yet with 2 chefs, it still took over 30 minutes for our food to arrive. Long enough for my hot saki to cool down. It was virtually all consumed by the time the food arrived. Too bad I didn't get to have it with the food. But the... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

I understand, this is not a fast-food restaurant, but service should be delivered in a timely manner, especially if there are only 20 guests in the restaurant. $9 for 6-8 pieces of sushi roll is pretty steep, plus $1.50 for a pot of green tea. They must be charging high price for it's location, otherwise, there's a huge gap between... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 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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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?