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#68 of 1,493 Restaurants in Geneva
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rue Henri-Blanvalet 3, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
+41 22 735 47 11
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly Japanese Diner. The place is small and reservation must. Went for Dinner with a friend who is frequent there. He asked them to bring a selection for us and they served us various Maki Rolls out of the menu which were all fantastic and some of the best I have had around the world. The ingredients were very... More 

Thank Manoj Kumar P
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When visiting Geneva I always make an effort to dine at Kakinuma. In my opinion, this is the best Japanese food available in Switzerland and probably the best Japanese food I've had outside of Japan. Highly recommended.

Thank Mike S
Nyon District, Switzerland
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A friend warmly recommended the place for Lunch and it was a great pleasure to follow his advice. The place is smallish but cosy and looks authentic. The service is one of the best I can think of when nowadays you often see a couple of servers running around in a desperate race against the clock, especially at lunch time.... More 

Thank Giorgio S
Geneva, Switzerland
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is probably the best sushi in Geneva. Always regulars. This is the classic location. A new one opened recently not far away.

Thank MasterLiving
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Geneva and yet one of my favorite Japanese however, i haven’t been in Japan yet so, i can’t judge. I had Japanese classic - Tempura and Sushi Sashimi mix and it was Great! Polite Japanese waiters and nice authentic design! I always thought they have only one restaurant but, they actually have... More 

Thank Ertan K
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We had sukiyaki and it was pretty good for Geneva however the meat was a bit hard. The soup base was good and we did enjoy the food. What impressed me was that they have udon which is pretty rare in Europe. The place gets pretty crowded so if you do not want to end up sitting so close to... More 

Thank ashleyashley t
Geneva, Switzerland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Kakinuma is great authentic Japanese restaurant in Geneva. We ordered Sushi, miso soup, tempura and yakitori chicken. The menu in general has all the better known choice of Japanese cuisine as well as some traditional everday dishes. All tasted excellent. Service and surroundings are pleasant. We will definitely go back. There were just a couple of small details missing. No... More 

Thank cormaquinho O
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274 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I think tripadviser should move them to number one on their list for Geneva .fish quality excellent.selection is rich including two type of sea urchin very good toro .their spicy tune is great.nice selection of Japanese beer.etc Service very good and friendly Like every thing in Geneva it's priced at the high end. Reservation is a must worth a visit

Thank Yosef L
Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

By far the best Japanese cuisine in Geneva! An authentic Japanese experience with truly passionate staff. A charming family-owned business that will forever be in my top 3 Genevan restaurants.

Thank Twistan188057
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Don't be confused between the original and the new one they have opened not far away. New one not bad , but no where near the quality... and as per CH norm , same price... So go to the original would suggest a decent business lunch and definately reserve as full most of the time looking for better Sushi but... More 

Thank Anthony S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$100
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Henri-Blanvalet 3, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 735 47 11

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