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House of Genji

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1335 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95112-4710
+1 408-453-8120
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco
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1,068 reviews
499 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Food was bland but the service was great. Serving sizes are average for this type of Japanese restaurant. Fried rice was void of flavor.

Thank 7268
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

While waiting for my brother-in-law's flight to arrive at SJC, my wife, daughter, and I had dinner at House of Genji last Friday. Genji is one of San Jose's best places to dine when a fun, warm, unpretentious environment is important. The style is "teppan yaki," in which the chef prepares food on a large steel stove top, directly in... More 

Thank Charles L
Belmont, California
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The food at House of Genji is cooked Teppanyaki style, (ie: Benihana), right on the grill in front of you. The chefs are fun, engaging & do a myriad of entertaining tricks as the prepare your food. The show is the fun part of the occasion. The food is good, as is the service, although I would not consider it... More 

Thank DCM2015-1
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237 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We had seen this place advertised on TV and took the granddaughter because she would enjoy the show part of the meal. Compare other similar restaurants I found the show that the chef include I the cooking process was average. Have seen better in the US and much better in Japan. Food portions were fine, and the food average. Even... More 

Thank bubba65
San Francisco, California
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260 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

My family has a thing for teppanyaki so for big family celebration we always have teppanyaki. Benihana didn't have big enough table to sit the whole family so we went to Genji instead. Food selection, quality & taste wise, Genji was on par with Benihana. Although I find the food to be quite salty overall. The overall presentation, such as... More 

Thank Minnie Y
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The food was very typical of a good hibachi restaurant. Usual menu offerings plus sushi, sashimi etc. The service was excellent. Very friendly and fun to talk to. Decor was a bit dated but all in all it was a good experience.

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Thank Nikejackjoey
San Jose, California
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278 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

My spouse had researched this restaurant and was in the mood to try out a new restaurant so we visited here on a Saturday. Waited at the bar for some friends to join us and we enjoyed the vodka collins and martini drinks served in the lounge. Saturday night was a busy visit at the HOG. Salad and soup was... More 

Thank EdUrias
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Great stuff good service and quality of food cook righ in front of you I highly recommended for everyone

Thank thedoors1980
Santa Maria, California
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122 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

We found the "show" by the chef to be mediocre and the food to be good tho not great. The price was reasonable. The other 6 people at our table were there together, but they included us in the conversations and were really nice young people.

Thank George H
Lucerne, California
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Went here for New Year's Eve dinner with friends. Food, though plentiful, was very salty. Shrimp still had dirty veins in them. The cook wasn't too flashy- I've seen much better entertainment at other Teppan places. The filet mignon, however, was excellent- full of flavor and cooked perfectly! Unfortunately 2 of us were sick afterwards. We all had the same... 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
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1335 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95112-4710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-453-8120

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?