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Amakara Japan

19 Geneva St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 4M3, Canada
+1 905-684-0612
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi” (25 reviews)
“tuna” (2 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
19 Geneva St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 4M3, Canada
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Came here with my wife and daughters for lunch. It was fantastic. My one daughter is vegan and was happy with all her options on the menu. Everything tasted great and came out fairly quickly. Fun to enjoy imported asain beer and sake with our...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Was in the neighbourhood and looking for a good place to eat. Found this cute little Japanese place and was taken by surprise how authentic the food was. Very personable, very warm and plenty on the menu to choose from.

Thank Keyacz C
Reviewed January 11, 2018

I am not the most adventurous diner, but when I found myself with an hour to spend in St. Catharines, I headed right over to Amakara Japan for lunch by myself. And it was LOVELY! The restaurant is cozy, welcoming and I felt totally at...More

2  Thank Willie3181
Reviewed December 11, 2017

This restaurant is such a hidden gem. We have been back so many times it has become a must stop for us when in the area. The sushi is fresh and on point, but try some of the other dishes as its a rare find...More

2  Thank TravelingPapaya
Reviewed December 8, 2017

I'm a local and have hit almost every sushi spot in St. Catharines/Niagara Falls over the years. Amakara is a true authentic Japanese experience. The service is warm and friendly, the atmosphere is intimate and the food is AMAZING. This is not an all-you-can-eat place,...More

2  Thank andrearose9
Reviewed September 29, 2017

My wife and I went for a delightful lunch at Amakara, we were very pleased with the experience. The lunch specials are outstanding, service was also great. We definitely will be back. B Niagara

3  Thank Birtrum_13
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

This place has been one of our favourites for many years. Service and owners are fantastic. Always make us feel like family. Love it here. Always delicious.

3  Thank LaurAnneB1702
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

By far one of the best restaurants in Niagara. Always a treat eating at Amakara Japan. The food is always fresh and the amount of variety they offer is more than you can imagine. Their sushi delicious! You can taste the quality! Small, cozy restaurant...More

3  Thank TJNas
Reviewed March 31, 2017

The restaurant used to be the best in town. Now eating in and taking out is so painful, as the service is absolutely appalling. The new owner under staffs the employees and over works them to the point where you get barely any service. Take...More

2  Thank saraj2988
Chien C, Manager at Amakara Japan, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2017

We sincerely apologize for your recent bad experience. We have been operating Amakara Japan since 2014 and Sues, the current owner, had worked with the previous owner for over 20 years. We commit to continue to provide the most authentic and high quality Japanese cuisine...More

Reviewed January 29, 2017

My son chose this restaurant for dinner and what a great choice he made. The restaurant is small and quaint. The servers were polite and helpful and the food was fresh and very good. We will definitely be back.

2  Thank Clappyy
Chien C, Owner at Amakara Japan, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2017

Thank you for the lovely compliment. We are very happy that you and your family enjoyed your dinner at Amakara Japan. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sues and Chien

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:15 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:15 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:15 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:15 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:15 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:15 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Geneva St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 4M3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 905-684-0612
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