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“Not authentic Japanese” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Set Genki Tei

Set Genki Tei
Ranked #114 of 1,224 Restaurants in The Hague
Price range: $8 - $37
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Our interiour has been decorated in a traditional Japanese style. Besides sushi, we also offer Lunch Bentoboxes, Hotpot (Fondue), Japanese Noodlesoup (Ramen) and other Japanese dishes. And aside from food we also offer different kinds of Sake, Japanese beers, cocktails and soft drinks.
New York City, New York
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Not authentic Japanese”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

The new location of this restaurant is spacious, modern and attractive. The picture menus are easy to understand and it is certainly not expensive for Japanese. The trouble is, it is not really Japanese. Most Japanese restaurants in the Hague are run and owned by Chinese, nothing wrong with that but the quality of ingredients and the execution of the dishes is not of Japanese standards. What we had was adequate (a couple of sushi rolls, some deep fried pork rolls with a watery thousand island dressing??, a red bean icecream without any red bean in it and with a funny colour). A shame Japanese food is being presented this way, Dutch people get the wrong idea.

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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280 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Good deal on bento boxes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2012

We first tried Genki Tei in the old Gravenstraat location in 2009. We were so excited to have found a good Japanese restaurant that we just kept on ordering a la carte. The food was good but we were surprised how much it all cost.

Two years later, we thought we'd give it a try again and we have been coming back to Genki Tei since! My family and I usually come to Genki Tei for Sunday lunch when it is all quiet and we know that the kitchen can serve us fast. We find this the best value Japanese restaurant at the city centre. We love how Genki Tei is conveniently located in their new spot in Schoolstraat.

The tempura, salmon or steak bento boxes are a good deal, priced between 14-20euros.

I discovered the crispy salmon skin with wasabi mayo here. Yum!

The place is child-friendly, servers are all very nice. I like the layout of the restaurant where you can opt for some privacy (in booths or small partitions) or be in the open plan area.

The most expensive thing on our bill would be my daughter's order :0). My 4-year old daughter consistently loves miso soup with extra portions of tofu, white rice, ikura and ebi tempura which we order a la carte. I think I'd give 5 stars to this place if they would offer children's menu like in Japan (i.e. miso soup + ikura on top of rice).

The icing on the cake for children are the Hello Kitty or Winnie the Pooh dessert and the small TVs by the bar that features animé. The TVs are silent but my daughter likes walking up to the bar when she is done eating and us parents get a chance to enjoy our meal more leisurely than the usual fast food/kiddie restaurant options.

PS there is also a tastefully done Hello Kitty-themed girls toilet :0)

Overall, definitely this is worth a visit!

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Thank Sinag
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Tha Hague
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“The best Japanese in The Hague”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2011

Great food everytime... Not design but always correct and not as silly and pretentious as Oni..

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1 Thank Martinius34
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Paradise
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231 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Nice Japanese cafe, affordable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2010

Nice Japanese cafe, affordable prices. Close to the "Binnenhof" (=location of Dutch parliament)

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Thank Eva-Quirinius
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juditalguero
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good but not amazing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2010

I went to this restaurant the other day, several people had recommended it to me.
Genki-Tei has a wide variety of trully japanese dishes but it's not the best place. The staff is friendly but dishes where not served at the same time as it's traditional in Japanese style. I was a bit disappointed because I had to eat my miso soup alone. Price a bit too expensive...

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1 Thank juditalguero
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