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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“sashimi” (12 reviews)
“fish soup” (5 reviews)
“poke bowl” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
34143 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2808
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ate at Gen Kai for the first time Saturday after hearing good things for a long time. The good: everything we ate was really good. the vibe the bad: the wait (it's a very crowded waiting area, but at least they will give you beer...More

Thank biggsy1969
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Our friends took us for lunch. Great seating, service and food! Bento box was fantastic and miso soup. Love the fried tofu soup too. Look forward to returning with more friends. Parking nearby too.

Thank BTF602
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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