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rue de la faucille 12, Geneva, Switzerland
+41.(0)22.733.80.25
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Dining options: Reservations
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Outdoor seating

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  • 23
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of the better japanese restaurants in Geneva

Japanese food in Geneva is hit or miss. Well, that depends if you really know Japanese food well. When you go to Sansui, you can guarantee that over 15% of the clientele are usually Japanese and quite often, if you don't have a booking, you ain't getting in there. I always forget to book but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2014
Gadget G
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Geneva, Switzerland
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  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Japanese food in Geneva is hit or miss. Well, that depends if you really know Japanese food well. When you go to Sansui, you can guarantee that over 15% of the clientele are usually Japanese and quite often, if you don't have a booking, you ain't getting in there. I always forget to book but go regularly enough that they... More 

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New Delhi, India
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Go here only if you are missing Japanese food during your visit to Geneva. The chefs prepare Sushi in front of you, thats the only upside. Service is OK but the decor looks worn out. Not a great place to entertain but cannot complain about the food.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A good japanese restaurant with a very good sushi and honest prices. A nice experience in a adequate location, close to the railway station.

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Walt Disney World, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This spot always tailors to fresh stunning sushi. Unfortunately over the years there has been a slow downhill and the initial overall dining excellence has dissipated. Even though the food remains great. On a recent visit, we were handed a tattered menu which had an oily feel to it. For a spot that serves "fresh & pure", the unhygienic menus... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

For land-locked Geneva this is not a bad place to get decent sushi. Lunch menus are a better value - I doubt I will be going for dinner but I may return for lunch. Decor is nice, if a bit dated and bland, and the restaurant is quiet and small. Not far from the train station - a five minute... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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142 reviews 142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Sansui is the only real japanese restaurant (that I have personally tried) in Romandy. Yes it is pricey, yes they serve sushi (how original) but they have other dishes like unagi-don, zaru soba etc. I can't speak for their sushi as i usually never have sushi outside of japan (even less in a city far from the sea!). It's my... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

I am sorry but i was dissapointed. The only good thing was dumplings. It is too expensive and sushi quality was just bad. I rather eat at more european knockoff.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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143 reviews 143 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Nice restaurant located in a quiet narrow street in the "cave" district of Geneva. Nice noodle soup with tempura and fresh sushis. Good place if you look for fresh Japanese food in a restaurant much less crowdy than its competitors downtown. As usual a bit pricy like most Japanese restaurants. More information on their website : http://www.sansui.ch

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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Not a fan of sushi, but willing to learn to love it -- this is a restaurant to convince. Small, intimate, with discreet service, Sansui offers beautifully prepared and fresh food, in combinations for those unfamiliar with sushi. Recommended, as a restaurant in a part of the city that is on the turn, as a place to visit and revisit,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This is a nice casual-ish place for sushi and larger groups with long tables, were able to stay quite late.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: rue de la faucille 12, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41.(0)22.733.80.25

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 77
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?