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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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11:15 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:15 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to Amakara for a date night. The food was amazing as always. We got rolls and an app to share. We usually do takeout. Everything I have had there so far has been great. Service is pretty good. Treated well and always with a smile. So much better than the all you can eat sushi... More 

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Wainfleet, Canada
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I surprised a friend by taking her to Amakara Japan for lunch today - and she as more than thrilled. She kept saying "this food tastes so fresh and good". I started with the seaweed salad and she had the garden salad with ginger dressing - and was threatening to lick out her bowl since the homemade dressing was so... More 

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1 Thank Willie3181
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I went here for lunch on a Saturday with a friend. The service was very friendly. Unfortunately, the food was not particularly noteworthy. The atmosphere is basic but comfortable. This restaurant will not go on my list of places to visit regularly.

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1 Thank David L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Amakara is a gem in the vast amounts of the all you can eat sushi places. I love coming here for some "me" time. Its cozy and quiet because the dinning area is small everyone is very respectful to each other. A great lunch special served in a bento box with soup salad and glass noodles to start. If your... More 

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2 Thank Nicole M
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

This is my favourite sushi place in St. Catharines! I'm not a fan of the all you can eat places (crappy food and expensive). This place is fresh and delicious and cheap. The tuna is amazing! I always get four rolls for takeout and spend $20. I've never eaten in the restaurant. I usually stick to the sushi, which the... More 

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2 Thank macy1177
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

This has been our go-to Japanese restaurant for 7 years. We've never had a bad meal... take out and eat in included. Sushi is the best in the area.. as is their Chicken Teriyaki and Japanese Ginger Salad. The atmosphere of the restaurant is nice and cozy and is definitely worth a visit. I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant!

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2 Thank Ashlynn P
St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

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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2 Thank Jake T
St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

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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1 Thank Tom M
Niagara Falls, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

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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3 Thank Gordon K
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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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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Families with children
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?