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Genji Japanese Restaurant

#176 of 2,226 Restaurants in Ottawa
#198 of 2,376 Places to Eat in Ottawa
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175 Lisgar Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0C3, Canada
(613) 236-2880
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    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
Amazing food, great service, slightly on the high side for prices

Went there with my wife to try something different than the Wasabi in the market. It was very nice, the slices of fish are really thick which is always nice and they have a very well balance menu with something for everyone. The service was very nice too. the only problem for me is the price. Not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
lafrules
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ontario
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English first
London, Canada
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

For what they charge I would have expected better quality. Maki rolls were ok but miso soup was bland. Tempura was kind of soggy. Ramen was ok but also under-seasoned.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is where my boyfriend and I always go for special occasions. The sushi is expensive, but you get what you pay for. It's a really great place to enjoy a romantic and beautiful meal.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I've visited this place twice for lunch, once on a Wednesday and another on a Thursday. When I went on a Wednesday, I was surprised that they had a very cheap bento box menu which is a great value for lunch. I quickly spread the word to many of my coworkers and decided to go there together for a corporate... More 

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Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I wrote a dozen reviews before in TripAdvisor. This is the very first time I wrote bad experience about a restaurant and rated poor. I stayed in a nearby hotel and checked from this App to see where to eat, and I picked this one based on its proximity and the previous patron reviews. I'm a fan of Japanese cuisine... More 

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ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Went there with my wife to try something different than the Wasabi in the market. It was very nice, the slices of fish are really thick which is always nice and they have a very well balance menu with something for everyone. The service was very nice too. the only problem for me is the price. Not terribly off because... More 

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Montréal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Fish is fresh and good. Interesting variety of special sushis. Be careful not to order too much. Portions tend to be generous - especially the appetizers. Original selection of sakes. We recommend.

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Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I have been to Genji several times alone and in small groups. I went last Friday on a date and things went great. I asked for a private, quiet space and we were given a screened table which was very nice. Service, as always was prompt, non-intrusive and friendly. The food was all very good. I like this restaurant and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Food was good nothing extraordinary but service was excellent. Fast and friendly. Price is also good. I will definitely come back to this restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

As a person who doesn't like sushi, and is in a relationship with someone who loves it, I spend a lot of time eating things other than sushi at Japanese restaurants. And I can safely say that this was the most enjoyable meal! Delicious food (including sushi my partner assures me) and wonderful atmosphere. A fantastic night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Nice location with outstanding food. We visited the restaurant during our one week stay in Ottawa and we were exceedingly pleased with the menus and the wealth of traditional Japanese dishes. The dinner sets are especially rich and savorous.

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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, Sushi
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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