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Genji Japanese Restaurant

#84 of 2,157 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 - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 41
    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
Victoria day trip

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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Ottawa, Canada
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205 reviews 205 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 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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9 helpful votes 9 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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
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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
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37 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?