Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Dublin

Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Dublin

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 614-792-2500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 1:45pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Our chefs will entertain you while they cook your food at the table.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Bethel and 161
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Dublin
Genji Japanese Steakhouse is the home of the yum yum sauce. Let our chefs entertain you while they cook your food at your table.
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Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Dublin reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (44)good for groups (37)kid-friendly (27)great for lunch (11)fit for foodies (7)great for brunch (6)neighborhood gem (5)romantic (5)hot spot (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great Place To Eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Genji always has amazing service which never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Experience
    kathyl
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our son chose Genji's for his 18th birthday celebration. We were seated right away, the hostess was aware of the occasion--per my instructions on our online reservation. Our chef was fun. Service was attentive. Overall, food was very good--the edamame was a bit of a disappointment. Not crisp--did not taste like it was recently prepared. Not sure if they use frozen or fresh, but pods were limp and tough, not easy to eat. This was the only mis-step of the meal. And our son enjoyed his special birthday surprise & picture. Glad we went,
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food good, Service good, Cook was great. Was VERY loud.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Genji lover
    LuvWineVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    A tradition that I take my great nieces when they come to town.. They love it!! It is such entertainment !! Most of time food is pretty good..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No complaints
    Nomnoms
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was delicious as always. I haven't gone in years - and going again for the first time in a while made it taste even better than I remembered. The service was great as well. They were very knowledgable with the menu and they were very friendly. I definitely recommend eating there!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Times, good Sake!
    flooz
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Japanese Steakhouses haven't changed in years.. and maybe thats good and bad, don't know. But for special occasions and group activity you can beat Genji.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My parents were in town for my daughter's 19th birthday. We all had great food and a wonderful dining experience at Genji. My daughter enjoyed the pineapple boat, chopsticks and picture to mark the occasion. This was our 3rd trip to Genji and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food no entertainment
    entertainme1215
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was good but the chefs didn't entertain that's the best part of the dinner and 5.99 for a birthday package I'm sorry but a pineapple and a picture that looks like it was taken with a throw away camera isn't worth $6 probably won't be back
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Feeling rushed
    Rushed
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We really enjoyed our experience, but we felt pushed out before we were finished. It is not a good feeling and makes us think we might not want to return, as we enjoy chatting with our grandchildren after a meal. Actually, we weren't even just chatting. We felt rushed as we were finishing our meal. I am not sure why you were so anxious to get rid of us.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    evilhefer
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Waitress phenomenal! Cook great! Front staff, idiots
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the food and the show
    Momwithkids
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Genji is our go-to restaurant to celebrate birthdays. Watching the chef cook is fun. The food is great.....always end up with the same meal....filet and shrimp. Only drawback is that it is hard to talk to others at the table because of the layout. So as long as you are interested in watching the chef, it is great. Not a place for an intimate dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    jlr0412jdr1024
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great food for the whole family. A little pricey but still good. Great food that special occasion. Well go again
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and show
    daBear
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    the chef who prepared out dinner was entertaining and made sure my grand daughters were entertained. the entire staff made our entire family welcomed and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • live to eat
    goodeater
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Our family of five loves Genji and the kids choose it for every birthday! The food is consistently good and we usually have leftovers for at least another day. This time we had to wait 1/2 hour past our reservation for another group to fill up our table, but their bar is also pretty well stocked, so we passed the time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Chef
    Twbear
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We went to Genji for my daughter-in-Law's birthday . My two grandchildren were there ages 3 and 5. The five year old was frightened by the fire. The Chef really helped him not to be afraid. He was very thoughtful. We enjoyed the show and so did the kids. He was very pleasant, kind and considerate. He made sure everyone enjoyed themselves even the small children.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will not be disappointed
    Kls81
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I made reservations online that day and had no problem getting the time we wanted. We had a group of 8 and we were seated immediately. Our waiter greeted us and took our drink order. Everyone in our party got some kind of combination. The soup and salad were excellent. Our chef was great. We had a 4 year old with us and he enjoyed all the fire on the hibachi. I had the shrimp and filet combo. The filet was like butter and the shrimp were seasoned and cooked perfectly. I also opted for the fried rice which was delicious. The portion is huge, I was full and still had enough for lunch the next day. Overall, It was a great experience and would definetly go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fun!!!!
    Groovegirl
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Our chef was fantastic and Andy was right there if we needed anything. We had a great experience!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Celebration Venue
    MinimenmomVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Had a great time and got our small kids to eat off the menu, something that wasn't breaded or processed! Awesome display of juggling talent and cooking all in one.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as always!
    8isenuf
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We love to dine here, but living out of Columbus makes our visits less frequent than we would like. We brought 4 of our children and two additional guests. We all had a great time as well as a great meal. We will definitely be dining there again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you.
    birthdaydinner
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I took my girlfriend for the first time on her birthday and she said it was amazing. The food was delicious. We had a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad service, expensive mistake
    biteme
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We made a 6pm reservation and didn't get seated until 645pm. What's the point in a reservation? The food was comparable to mark pi's express. The waitress copped an attitude when I asked her about the yum yum sauce and protein selections. The homeless man over cooking our food was talking too softly and tough to understand. The meal was a $140 mistake. Yes 3 people $140....
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dinner and a show for a low price!
    lawgrad
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    There is a reason why I bring everyone who comes to Columbus to this restaurant: simply because I have never had a bad experience here. The food is always excellent, the servers know what they are doing, and the cooks are unbelievable at what they do. My family came here from outside the country and were still gushing about the experience the following the day. My dad, upon realizing he was coming to Columbus again, insisted on having dinner at this restaurant, a feat considering how hard he is to please. And the left overs are still as good the next day. As long as I bring friends to Columbus, a visit here will be a staple among the activities we do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of food and a good show
    ohiocouple0630
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    As always you get a ton of food for the money and if you are like my wife you are getting at least two meals out of it. Our chef was great and put on one of the better shows I've had. I seem to get varying levels of wait staff performance, its always good enough but this last visit there was a period of inattentiveness that was slightly off putting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food and service
    Mommy2four
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    A friend of mine brought me to Genji for lunch a while back. For Mothers Day, I decided I wanted to try their dinner service. We made a reservation for early in the evening (4:00) and there was already a line at the door. They got everyone seated quickly and politely. The hostess was genuine and sweet despite the large groups that I'm certain I would have been overwhelmed by. The waitress was delightful, the cook was professional and and had fun with the folks at our table. He was also accomidating for our toddler who wasn't horribly fond of the fire at first. Food was AH-MAZING!!! The Yum Yum sauce is of course- YUM! I will DEFINTELY be going back the next opportunity I get.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jjennyk
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Service is fast and entertaining, portions are huge and very tasty!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 6, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 243 reviews are from the Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Dublin reviews archive.
  • Not to great this time.
    Mn400
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I have been many times and had great service and the food had always been great. This last visit not great at all. The server was not very happy or organized. We didn't recive the steamed rice until we were done eating because he said he forgot. All the food had a burnt taste and tasted the same. This was a very disappointing visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 10th birthday
    funnight
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We went to celebrate my daughter's 10th birthday with her friends and the staff was wonderful. So engaging and funny and the food was amazing
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I love the food here but the price is a little high to take family to. I would eat here more often if the prices were not soo high.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The chef really entertains with all the flames and food throwing. This restaurant is not for the faint of heart, or small of stomach.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • just an overall fun evening
    thestomach
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    just an overall fun evening for the whole family, this was a b-day for mom also, the kids loved the drum, singing, all for mom.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service!
    YumYum
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This is a pricey place but it's a great meal and you will be entertained as you eat. Worth the money!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday fun for the kids.
    Kurt
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Always a classic for the group kid birthday. Get Tommy the chef, he will wow the kids with fire and flying food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    firsttimeuser
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Much better food and experience than I had at Benihana a few weeks ago - more food, better tasting, better atmosphere and service. Really great evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We celebrated the kids' birthdays after a choir concert, but the staff was very accommodating bringing out the drum and song even near close. We were fortunate to have a wonderful couple next to us, so it was a great deal of fun. Generally is. We love Genji, and it's really the kids' usual first choice for special occasions like birthdays, good report cards, etc. Our server was absolutely fantastic, responsive and cheerful, which is an achievement when on the after-8 dinner shift. :) It's not inexpensive, of course, but for what they provide, I think it's a bargain! Lunch for the week is provided! The chef seemed new-ish as far as knife skills and the like, but it was still a fun show. And the food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    like161
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Great time, great (and lots of it) food - Celebration package great value and nicely done. Entertaining chef - attentive waitress
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Food
    YumYum
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We've been to a lot of Japanese steakhouses and this was one of the best. Great meal, only downfall was I wished fried rice was included with the meal. It's a must have! Nice servings, plenty left to take home and it reheats nicely. Worth the time and money!!! Wish they had a larger sushi menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Fun
    bdayboy
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Excellent service - great chef and a lot of fun celebrating my son's 11th birthday! Loved that the chef was interactive and had a great sense of humor. We were seated on-time and not rushed throughout our experience. Food was fresh and delicious. One of the nicest Japanese Steakhouses I've been to in the Central Ohio area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really great!
    Steph0605
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    It was our first time at genji's and it was great! Our waitress was awesome at keeping our drinks full and taking dirty plates away. Our cook was awesome. So entertaining and great food! Great experience! Totally recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sons bday dinner
    Tina
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    My son wanted to go to Genji for his bday dinner. There were 6 of us (4 kids 11 and under) and we all enjoyed our meal. Portions are huge so you leave with enough for lunch the next day. We especially liked the inexpensive bday experience they offered. The photo was terrific and will provide a nice keepsake to remember this birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When I walked up the hostess
    Laura
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    When I walked up the hostess desk to check in, it took 10 minutes for anyone to come over to the desk. There were bar tenders making drinks and looked over on several occassions. No one was called to assist.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate