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Amakara Japan

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19 Geneva St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 4M3, Canada
+1 905-684-0612
Mon - Sat 11:15 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

My son chose this restaurant for dinner and what a great choice he made. The restaurant is small and quaint. The servers were polite and helpful and the food was fresh and very good. We will definitely be back.

2 Thank Clappyy
St. Catharines, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I have been a customer for 30 years Its a saturday night 9:03 kitchen closes at 9 :30 I tried to place an order at 9:03. I get this young man on the phone telling me he bought the business three months ago and he has a family too and will not place my order.Maybe this is the wrong profession... More 

Thank Corina432
Chien C, Owner at Amakara Japan, responded to this review

Sorry for your disappointment. On our website, we do state that our restaurant closes at 9:30 and the last order is at 9:00. We have not received any complaints about our closing time in the past, however, to avoid future confusion or misunderstanding, we will change it to “Kitchen closes at 9:00pm, Monday to Saturday.” We have been operating Amakara... More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Easily the best place to go for sushi/sashimi in the city, the quality is amazing and I have stopped going anywhere else once I was introduced to it. The servers are very friendly and accommodating, I go there quite a bit and so some of the staff has even learned my name which is an added bonus. I have never... More 

3 Thank Mary N
Ontario's Near North, Canada
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We ate twice at this little restaurant while we were visiting the city. The sushi and sashimi was great although the service was a bit slow. I would have given a 5, but they didn't have the type of saki that we ordered from their menu.

1 Thank Wendy P
St. Catharines, Canada
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to Amakara for a date night. The food was amazing as always. We got rolls and an app to share. We usually do takeout. Everything I have had there so far has been great. Service is pretty good. Treated well and always with a smile. So much better than the all you can eat sushi... More 

2 Thank kfalovo
Wainfleet, Canada
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

I surprised a friend by taking her to Amakara Japan for lunch today - and she as more than thrilled. She kept saying "this food tastes so fresh and good". I started with the seaweed salad and she had the garden salad with ginger dressing - and was threatening to lick out her bowl since the homemade dressing was so... More 

2 Thank Willie3181
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

I went here for lunch on a Saturday with a friend. The service was very friendly. Unfortunately, the food was not particularly noteworthy. The atmosphere is basic but comfortable. This restaurant will not go on my list of places to visit regularly.

2 Thank David L
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Amakara is a gem in the vast amounts of the all you can eat sushi places. I love coming here for some "me" time. Its cozy and quiet because the dinning area is small everyone is very respectful to each other. A great lunch special served in a bento box with soup salad and glass noodles to start. If your... More 

2 Thank Nicole M
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

This is my favourite sushi place in St. Catharines! I'm not a fan of the all you can eat places (crappy food and expensive). This place is fresh and delicious and cheap. The tuna is amazing! I always get four rolls for takeout and spend $20. I've never eaten in the restaurant. I usually stick to the sushi, which the... More 

3 Thank macy1177
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

This has been our go-to Japanese restaurant for 7 years. We've never had a bad meal... take out and eat in included. Sushi is the best in the area.. as is their Chicken Teriyaki and Japanese Ginger Salad. The atmosphere of the restaurant is nice and cozy and is definitely worth a visit. I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant!

2 Thank Ashlynn P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:15 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:15 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:15 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:15 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:15 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:15 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Geneva St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 4M3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 905-684-0612

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