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Gen Kai Japanese Restaurant

34143 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2808
+1 949-240-2004
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (12 reviews)
“poke bowl” (3 reviews)
“fresh fish” (3 reviews)
Closes in 20 min
All hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
34143 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2808
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1 - 10 of 94 reviews

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Bomb sushi and affordable. I took my wife there on her birthday and she is picky about sushi and she loved it. They gave her a birthday dessert too.

Thank jimberto
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Man the food was great.... caterpillar roll. Crunchy roll was amazing. Tuna was fresh fresh. One problem is that the place is dirty maybe even filthy!! Would be a 5 if they remodeled

Thank Joseph A
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The worst ginger dressing I have ever had. The sushi was disappointing, I couldn't drink the tea. I was so disappointed in this restaurant and experience. First time I have ever left a sushi restaurant with half the food still on the table.

Thank M B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Went with a friend that had Gen Kai at the top of their list of places to return to eat in the Dana Point area. Sushi was fresh and expertly prepared. We always enjoy sitting at the Sushi bat and engaging with the chef. Great...More

Thank 954marymargaretk
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Yep, this is the sushi restaurant that my daughter had her fast taste of miso soup and tofu at 6 months old...She is almost 16 years of age and still loves sushi. Every time we walk in this restaurant, they remember us! The. Best. Sushi....More

Thank puresynergy
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I dream about their Poke bowl - always fresh, tons of choices and a nice table seating area aside from the sushi bar. Reasonable prices and good service.

Thank Lydia747
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is a great little place for sushi. I have been here for dinner and lunch a few times. The food is wonderful. I have always eaten at the sushi bar. I am in the company of a friend who lives around the corner and...More

Thank MaryLouise H
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Been dining here for decades, ever since the move to Capo Beach. Totally enjoy the sushi/sashimi, although we always eat in the main dining room as opposed to the sushi bar. The food is consistently good and particularly like the sunset dinners or lunch menu...More

Thank petelapuh
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

In CA, we do sushi a bit differently... I'm a native Californian but now live in the U.K., and this place brought me back to my roots. I only ordered a Hungry Tiger roll -- a unique combo of tempura shrimp, crab meat, avocado and...More

Thank Kathy T
Reviewed 16 December 2016

I have been coming here since the 1980's and even though ownership has changed, the restaurant has stayed first rate. This is not a chichi sushi restaurant. It is about the food. The fish is always very, very fresh. We like sashimi. Their rolls are...More

Thank judymscott
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34143 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2808
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-240-2004
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