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

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 10
    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
See a Lot of Improvements!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Roanho
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Niagara Falls, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 6 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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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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
4 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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Wainfleet, Canada
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My husband and I visited this restaurant for the first time and were extremely impressed by the food we were served. My husband is not an overly adventurous eater, so he ordered one of the Chicken Kara-Age, served with Miso soup, salad, rice, vegetables and bean sprouts. Don't let the "tofu" in the Miso soup scare you off. It had... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We always do take out on regular basis; at least twice a month. It is absolutely lovely Japanese food. Perfect; THE BEST for party platers!!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is our favourite sushi restaurant in all of Niagara. It is not all-you-can-eat nor is it a large noisy place. It is excellent quality and being there you feel like you are in the small Japanese house in the mountains. The food is delicious and served with an Asian flair often lacking in a lot of sushi restaurants. Always... More 

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Additional Information about Amakara Japan

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

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients
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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