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Genji Japanese Restaurant

#147 of 2,308 Restaurants in Ottawa
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175 Lisgar Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0C3, Canada
(613) 236-2880
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    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
Good Sushi

Went with friends and had a great meal. Service was excellent and the sushi tasted very fresh. Prices reasonable for good sushi. Plenty of Japanese beer and saki also. Will go back again. Please give this review a helpful vote if you find it helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
MatthewJPeacock
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Canton, New York
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Ottawa, Canada
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to visit for lunch or dinner with palate pleasing offerings of sushi, sashimi, nigiri, as well as grilled options. The service from smiling staff is attentive.

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Thank IrmaNova
Canton, New York
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126 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with friends and had a great meal. Service was excellent and the sushi tasted very fresh. Prices reasonable for good sushi. Plenty of Japanese beer and saki also. Will go back again. Please give this review a helpful vote if you find it helpful.

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Thank MatthewJPeacock
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Quite a simple venue nothing fancy, but satff were ever so friendly, place was busy and I loved the food. Got plenty for CAD$20 and was just unfortunate it was for lunch and we were rushed for time. I would certainly go back.

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Thank shaun g
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

I went there with a friend two weekends ago and had their unagi rice dinner set. Got soup, salad and veggies as well as very generous amounts of unagi with my rice. It was very filling and I could barely finish everything. The unagi was delicious and I would come back again to try their sushi and Maki rolls another... More 

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Thank Lucie Z
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This is probably my favourite sushi place in Ottawa. it's casual, the staff are very nice and attentive, and most importantly the food is delicious! Highly recommend the Genji appetizer and any spicy maki if that's your thing. They do take out but it's worth staying. I've never ordered cooked mains but they smell great!

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Thank Steph C
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

I had sushi for my meal. They were good. They also carry gluten Free soy sauce if needed and can adapt some rolls for gf. Lots of sake on list. Nothing spécial about the ambiance.

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Thank Victor S
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Went to the restaurant with my friends on the weekend,the fish was very fresh and the sushi rolls were delicious! We tried out few of Their appetizers, the Karachi sumiso is my favorate! Plus the service was very friendly, we will defiantly come back again!

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Thank may831106
London, Canada
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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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Thank John G
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank TQpup
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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, Asian, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?