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Amakara Japan

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

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 14
    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 Sushi but a bit pricey

The sushi here is some of the best and the ambiance is a bit funky and cozy due to the limited seating. Prices are bit higher than you get elsewhere but they are bucking the "one price-all you can eat trend" in order to focus on quality and not overstuffing their patrons

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom M
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St. Catharines, Canada
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St. Catharines, Canada
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

whether takeout or dine in, the food is always excellent. I find the ingredients so fresh at Amakara, its worth ordering there or dining in. Dining in, I would call ahead and reserve, and calling in an order around dinner can take long, call at least 45 min before you want to pick up.

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Thank Jake T
St. Catharines, Canada
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sushi here is some of the best and the ambiance is a bit funky and cozy due to the limited seating. Prices are bit higher than you get elsewhere but they are bucking the "one price-all you can eat trend" in order to focus on quality and not overstuffing their patrons

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Thank Tom M
Niagara Falls, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living in St. Catharines, I've had the opportunity to try all the sushi joints in town. What I like about Amakara, although a small restaurant with limited seating, is its consistently high-quality sushi and fair pricing that comes along with it. It's a place I trust and recommend to anyone looking for amazing sushi and Japanese cuisine. Must try: Sashimi... More 

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2 Thank Gordon K
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Ordered take out, unfortunately took a while longer than was told, but it was delicious and hot! Soup, sushi, rolls and salad. It was all very yummy! Love this place.

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1 Thank travelleater
St. Catharines, Canada
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

It's an adorable little house that they have humbly transformed into a little Japanese TREAT. Presentation is beautiful. This place is well establish and has stood the test of time.

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3 Thank Velrab
St. Catharines, Canada
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Lots of improvements since the last time I visited! My only complaint would be that the place is small! Excellent sushi, fresh and reasonably priced. Can't wait to go back

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3 Thank redheader1
Cambridge, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Took guests to this old favourite restaurant that I hadn't been to in ages and was delighted by the high quality of food and excellent service. The atmosphere is intimate which adds to the pleasure of dining especially if you are with a small group desiring conversation, unlike many of the larger chain establishments these days you can hear each... More 

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3 Thank Kennn62
Niagara Falls, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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3 Thank Patrick A
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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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2 Thank 840annette14
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

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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5 Thank Christina P

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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, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?