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Genji Japanese Restaurant

#301 of 2,191 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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175 Lisgar St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0C3, Canada
+1 613-236-2880
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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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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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95 reviews
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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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 61 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
Ottawa, Canada
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We visited as a result of a Groupon and had a very filling meal. The portions were large and very fresh. The meals were accompanied by a yummy miso soup of which I'm not generally a fan but this one was light & flavourful - The decor was quaint yet nicely secluded -

Thank Holly B
Trenton, Ontario
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We were staying at the Marriott Residence Inn downtown for the weekend and our regular sushi restaurant in the area was closed on Sunday. Having spent the day walking around Parliament hill and the Byward Market we decide we did not want to travel too far, so a Google search turned up The Genji on a side street about 3... More 

2 Thank GDM50
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

My husband, son and I went to this location on a whim and had not done much research on the restaurant. Both my husband and son were so impressed they spoke about what they would order when the visited again on the next trip. My husband had a dinner combination that provided a sampler of many different selection, all of... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?