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Genji Japanese Restaurant

#287 of 2,189 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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175 Lisgar St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0C3, Canada
+1 613-236-2880
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun 16:30 - 22:00
Tue - Wed 16:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Ottawa, Canada
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429 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We shared a number of items including Spicy Dragon Orange Dragon Spicy Tuna Gyoza Seaweed Salad They were all great but our favorite of them was the orange dragon as it was something new for us Sashimi plater, they accomodated our request to have it divisable by 4. The portion was nice and the sashimi fresh and varied. Twice the... More 

Thank Peter_Bomberg
Ottawa, Canada
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158 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of my friend's favourite Japanese restaurants, so I came to check it out knowing the cost will be more than eating at a sushi buffet. The menu is well designed, and you can see pictures of food that matches exactly what you get. Both my friend and I ordered the Hoteta Yaki, Japanese scallops and fish egg.... More 

Thank Toroniee T
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner for the first time and was very impressed. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Service was excellent and very friendly. Medusa tempura was extremely good. Maki sweat potato, Shiitake mushroom, spicy vegetarian and sushi pizza were amazing. Special thank you to the staff who rescued my ring from the washroom drain! Glad to have been introduced to... More 

Thank Artottawa
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The mid-size dining room was nicely arranged with semi-private spaces separated by cute paper or bamboo screens. The place was bright and clean with an extra counter for diners to sit and watch the chefs. We shared a small octopus starter which was tender and tasty. My husband's teryaki chicken was adequate, arriving as it did with a teeny bowl... More 

Thank rosemary5
Ottawa, Canada
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97 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stopped in for lunch and had a very nice meal: well flavoured miso soup, nicely dressed salad and very tasty sushi and tempura. Some of the best we can remember having for quite a while. And the wasabi was the real deal!

Thank M_and_M006
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I have gone twice now and have been so impressed with this little gem! The server assisted me both times and remembered me (months after my first visit) and remembered my drink order! For a seemingly mom-and-pop kind of place, it is a really valued touch! Portions are HUGE for Asian cuisine and outrageously inexpensive. Real treat!

3 Thank Abbey C
Peoria, IL
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My family tried this japanese restaurant and we have mixed feelings about it. The appetizers of dried tofu and baby octopus were fine but expensive. Some of our entrees - hot-plate seafood, unagi and grilled salmon were okay but the grilled miso cod was simply too salty plus the fact that the pieces of cod were not flaky (an indication... More 

Thank kaclatzz
Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

It was so hard to choose from the extensive menu. I wanted to try everything! I will definitely return so that I can try more of their excellent food. Everything was fresh, and made to order. The service was friendly and the atmosphere was great. I can't believe more people haven't raved about this place. The food presentation was beautiful... More 

3 Thank TrezzR
Ottawa, Ontario
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71 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at Genji many times and it's food is fresh and beautifully presented. The service is charming! Its consistency is one of the many reasons we return on a frequent basis.

1 Thank ottawa198
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

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 

2 Thank Kay M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Lisgar St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-236-2880

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