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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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Today
11:15 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:15 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    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
,
Niagara Falls, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Thorold, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 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
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Niagara Falls, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
St. Catharines, Canada
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Wainfleet, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
St. Catharines, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Fonthill, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Having recently moved from Oakville we had given up on finding a decent sushi place in Niagara. We were thrilled to find Amakara who makes sushi as well as any place in Toronto or Oakville we've had. We have eaten in and found the staff to be polite and helpful. The décor is a little tired and bathroom dumpy but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Thorold, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I went to this restaurant because all of my friends told me it was the best, well they were all right.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This place has the best sushi I have ever had. When me and my daughter go we always get the kani pizza which is excellent. The sushi is always fresh and you can be sure they always use the best ingredients available. I've frequently gone to some of the local all you can eat places and I'm always disappointed. I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?