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Genji Japanese Restaurant

#258 of 2,170 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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175 Lisgar St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0C3, Canada
(613) 236-2880
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite, go-to restaurants in downtown Ottawa. I have been here with my husband for dinner many times over the years since moving to Ottawa. It is not a super cheap sushi restaurant nor is it of the all you can eat variety. The quality of the food is good! Also, the atmosphere is generally very... More 

1 Thank Kay M
Ottawa, Canada
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We visited as a result of a Groupon and had a very filling meal. The portions were large and very fresh. The meals were accompanied by a yummy miso soup of which I'm not generally a fan but this one was light & flavourful - The decor was quaint yet nicely secluded -

Thank Holly B
Trenton, Ontario
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We were staying at the Marriott Residence Inn downtown for the weekend and our regular sushi restaurant in the area was closed on Sunday. Having spent the day walking around Parliament hill and the Byward Market we decide we did not want to travel too far, so a Google search turned up The Genji on a side street about 3... More 

1 Thank GDM50
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226 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

My husband, son and I went to this location on a whim and had not done much research on the restaurant. Both my husband and son were so impressed they spoke about what they would order when the visited again on the next trip. My husband had a dinner combination that provided a sampler of many different selection, all of... More 

Thank Helper_One
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

While the service in this restaurant was good, the food was simply not. The nigiri sushi was basically tasteless, although the price was was one would expect (perhaps not in Ottawa, though) for good, fresh sushi. The rolls come stuffed with all kinds of stuff, especially cucumber, although this does cover up the fact that the fish is tasteless. I... More 

Thank Jennifer F
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

We were received by friendly staff and a pleasant atmosphere. The menu had a wide variety of choices all of which looked good. The first thing we were served was a complementary salad in a little dish which was absolutely delicious. We ordered a a main course each which came with soup and a salad. The price was about $22... More 

2 Thank Brigitte D
Kiev, Ukraine
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105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most Japanese restaurants I have ever visited outside of Japan. Food is extra fresh! Portions are big! Very clean, personal is extremely nice! If you like sushi - you should go there if you in Ottawa.

3 Thank Valentyn G
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Worst restaurant I've EVER been to. Quality of the sushi is so poor. All the flavours are not complimentary. Just A LOT of mayo and salt. Sashimi also very poor. Just chopped up in big pieces, and poor quality. They use the cheapest fish parts. Worst sushi ever. Much cheaper quality than all you can eat sushis where you pay... More 

Thank JJ P
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Tried out their Lobster Sashimi, OMG it was so good! Very fresh and crispy, sever was very nice and friendly,it's my second time visit here, I'm glad I came back:)

1 Thank may831106
Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Visit over the spring break on Tuesday evening. Had a decent number of diners for a weeknight evening. We felt that everything we ordered was fresh and well made. But still a little on the pricey side. Restaurant itself is nice and our server was pleasant, friendly and helpful.

1 Thank celtichound

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Lisgar St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: (613) 236-2880

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?