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Genji Japanese Restaurant

#134 of 2,173 Restaurants in Ottawa
#150 of 2,322 Places to Eat in Ottawa
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175 Lisgar Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0C3, Canada
(613) 236-2880
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4:30 pm - 10:30 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, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 11
    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
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
Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Ottawa, Canada
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218 reviews 218 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Some people might be confused when the look at the menu, as the favours authentic Japanese food but it made me smile and feel delighted, as I knew I was in for a treat. The decor is bright, airy yet quite and private the setting is simple yet elegant and very inviting. The service was simply impeccable, our tea pot... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went to this restaurant with some friends after finding it though google business listing's for sushi. Its a small location nestled between a construction for a grocery store and larger buildings. The inside is nice and looked well cared for. Definitely a good sign for a higher grade of restaurant. Service isn't the fastest but it is certainly friendly. They... More 

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Ontario
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9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Additional Information about Genji Japanese Restaurant

Address: 175 Lisgar Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0C3, Canada
Phone Number: (613) 236-2880
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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