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Genji Japanese Restaurant

175 Lisgar Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0C3, Canada
(613) 236-2880
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Ranked #108 of 2,170 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
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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Quebec City, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I was looking for a new sushi spot to check out on my ottawa visit and found this one on tripadvisor. It was very much like the reviews: everything i've tried was great. Great variety of sushi and very very friendly staff. Loved the ambiance and the size of restaurant was perfect. A must for either a date or group... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is my favourite sushi place in Ottawa. Truly a hidden gem, great friendly service, and fresh delicious rolls. Some items on the menu can be pricey, but it is worth it. I often go with friends, family, dates or simply for take out. Best rolls are Phoenix, spicy butterfish, spicy salmon, spicy tuna, and rainbow roll. Their medusa tempura... More

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Moscow, Russia
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158 reviews 158 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Ordered spicy tuna roll, great Canadian with lobster, a seafood roll and a Cali roll to share. The place was busy on that Friday night and the staff was nice enough to bring bowls of edamame as appetizers, then salads, both at no charge, while we wait. Very thoughtful and much appreciated. Sushis were very fresh and generous on the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We recently were there to celebrate a birthday. One of our guests chose to have the lobster dinner but was told there was no lobster. After taking a few minutes to chose something else from the menu, the waitress returned to tell us that someone was running out to get the lobster after all as long as we didn't mind... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A group of us decided to try this Japanese restaurant. Some of us wanted traditional sushi with fish, others wanted vegetarian, and one of us wanted other Japanese fare. Everyone LOVED their meal. The food was delectable, beautifully presented. Service was lovely, the surroundings very spare and clean, in that Japanese-zen way. Vegetarian, this is a great restaurant choice. There... More

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20 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our group (4 couples) returned to Genji last night and we were not disappointed. We ordered dishes (few appetizers, assorted sushi, assorted tempura, green tea creme brulee) to share. We had a great time with good food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Definitely check this out. We went early for supper the Friday of race weekend, and it wasn't busy at all. The food was FABULOUS, both in flavour and in presentation. The service was great. I'll be back!

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Ottawa, Canada
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27 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Above average value for money. It a pricey venue by Ottawa's standards but the portions are generous. There is no atmosphere. Food: Fresh and generous portions (especially sashimis). Creative sushi options available and more traditional menu Japanese otherwise. Atmosphere: Average, if not poor. There are odd privacy screens between a certain number of tables and the furniture is anything but... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

A great choice for lunch. Fast service and good quality, tasty food. While they accept reservations, you usually don't need them during the lunch hour. Tucked away on a side street away from one of the main thoroughfares, parking is at a premium but worth the trouble. In unobtrusive wait staff, A-1 sushi chefs and a varied menu make for... More

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