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“A hidden gem in the middle of downtown”
Review of Amakara Japan

Amakara Japan
Ranked #64 of 459 Restaurants in St. Catharines
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Downtown
Reviewed November 4, 2012

It is a colourful, cozy little restaurant off the main track. They have a good selection on the menu and the food is consistently great. The meals are very filling. The interior is decorated like a quaint, Japanese restaurant. One drawback is that parking is limited; there is some free parking on Geneva St., but I usually park on the metered parking on the side street for the convience. If you are in downtown St. Catharines, you should stop by for lunch or dinner.

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2  Thank Dave D
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

Last year I already drove by this place but the outside of the building is not looking very attractive. This year someone recommended the place so I stepped in. The food is good and the quality is appropriate but if the rice on your roll falls apart slightly and the whole interior is fine but is not very attractive either it is just not the place I would recommend.

The taste is good, the fish that is used is fresh, green tea is fine and the waitresses are nice but outside that it is just not finished. The building needs work on, the entrance is a little bit a mess but different chairs standing there next to a snow shovel with a cupboard wide open.

You can't go wrong in terms of quality and price but if this place is not updated and worked on I am not coming back again. If you are on your own no problem but if you thought of doing a romantic dinner I would choose something else.

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Reviewed December 31, 2011

Absolutely lovely food. Their lunches are wonderful.

1  Thank DinsdalePiranha
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

Amakara sells delicious, consistent sushi. NOT a good date place. Dining in is a little uncomfortable and a lot unclassy. Take it to go and light some candles at home instead ;)

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Thank JenWinnik
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Reviewed February 17, 2011

Amakara is the best sushi place I have been to! When i was in St Catherines I went about 5 times with a good friend of mine. I would fly back to Canada just to go here. Great prawn/shrimp tempura, Amakara steak and salmon/avocado rolls. If you are in St Catherines even for a few hours, days or however long (and enjoy Japanese), make sure you stop here. Great friendly staff too, and not that expensive too!

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5  Thank esha434
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