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Amakara Japan

19 Geneva St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 4M3, Canada
+1 905-684-0612
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (21 reviews)
“bento box” (3 reviews)
“glass noodles” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
19 Geneva St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 4M3, Canada
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1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went for a delightful lunch at Amakara, we were very pleased with the experience. The lunch specials are outstanding, service was also great. We definitely will be back. B Niagara

2  Thank Birtrum_13
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This place has been one of our favourites for many years. Service and owners are fantastic. Always make us feel like family. Love it here. Always delicious.

1  Thank LaurAnneB1702
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

By far one of the best restaurants in Niagara. Always a treat eating at Amakara Japan. The food is always fresh and the amount of variety they offer is more than you can imagine. Their sushi delicious! You can taste the quality! Small, cozy restaurant...More

3  Thank TJNas
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The restaurant used to be the best in town. Now eating in and taking out is so painful, as the service is absolutely appalling. The new owner under staffs the employees and over works them to the point where you get barely any service. Take...More

2  Thank saraj2988
Chien C, Manager at Amakara Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

We sincerely apologize for your recent bad experience. We have been operating Amakara Japan since 2014 and Sues, the current owner, had worked with the previous owner for over 20 years. We commit to continue to provide the most authentic and high quality Japanese cuisine...More

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
Chien C, Owner at Amakara Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thank you for the lovely compliment. We are very happy that you and your family enjoyed your dinner at Amakara Japan. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sues and Chien

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...More

2  Thank Corina432
Chien C, Owner at Amakara Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

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...More

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...More

3  Thank Mary N
Chien C, Owner at Amakara Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thank you for the lovely compliment. The feedback like yours is the great encouragement to keep us better and better. Cheers!! We hope to see you again soon! Sues and Chien

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...More

1  Thank Wendy P
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...More

2  Thank kfalovo
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...More

2  Thank Willie3181
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:15 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:15 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:15 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:15 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:15 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:15 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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