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19 Geneva St., St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 4M3, Canada
(905) 684-0612
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11:15 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:15 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great for take out.

I have been ordering the sushi here for 20 years. Its always good. When something is not right, they fix it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
840annette14
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jordan canada
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
Niagara Falls, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I've been going here for over a year now and have my my friends and family hooked too. The best place in the Niagara region by far... delicious and high quality sushi, kind staff and overall just amazing! All you can eat sushi places do not even come close to the quality you're going to get at Amakara!

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jordan canada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I have been ordering the sushi here for 20 years. Its always good. When something is not right, they fix it.

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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I love this place so much that I come to read other reviews often and was extremely disappointed when I read a negative one about the new ownership. They have put so much effort into improving the look and I personally haven't noticed any changes in the food... As for the prices being raised I do own my own business... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We have been going to this restaurant since it opened but are really appreciating the newly upgraded environment with the new owners. The food is always excellent, fresh, and well priced. I love that the new owners are trying out new ideas and dishes to go along with the old regulars. This remains my boys fave place to eat when... More 

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Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years back when it was known as Iseya on James street. Something happened when the owner retired and it is not as good as it was before. There have been obvious improvements to the building inc decor and renovated washrooms however this is when the improvements end. Shrimp tempura appetizer... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Amakara has always been our favourite Japanese restaurant. We are regular customers and are always given a very personal greeting. With the recent change in owners they have updated restaurant and the food still remains the best in the region. if you are a sushi lover this is the place to eat. If you are not keen on raw fish... More 

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Thorold, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I've been eating at this restaurant for about 20 years - it used to be called Japanese Restaurant Iseya on James Street. I lost them for a couple of years when they moved as I thought they'd closed. I was so pleased to find them again on Geneva Street (although I miss the private rooms). I love pretty much everything... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This little restaurant is absolutely awesome. My husband and I went with some friends and we all had a great time. The sushi is super fresh and the waitress was super nice and accommodating. It's a quaint little restaurant with some amazing dishes! We live in grimsby and it was definitely worth the drive! Looking forward to going back soon!

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We have been eating at this great restaurant for years. There has been a lot of upgrades, and improvements in last few months. New Table, Chairs, decor, new washrooms. Great food as always- can tell new chef- maybe even a little better than what it was. All new dishes, utensils, glass ware. Had Katsu Chicken, in both bento box, and... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We met friends for a meal and to catch up on news and we couldn't have found a better place. We were immediately welcomed by friendly staff. The menu is extensive and staff took time to explain the contents and spiciness of several dishes. The food was delicious. Two of us had sushi dishes, one a salmon entrée (cooked without... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Geneva St., St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 4M3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (905) 684-0612

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:15 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:15 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:15 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:15 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:15 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:15 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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