Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Reynoldsburg

Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Reynoldsburg

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (614) 864-7888
  • 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: I-70
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Reynoldsburg
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Reynoldsburg reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (25)special occasion (22)fit for foodies (13)kid-friendly (12)great for lunch (9)neighborhood gem (6)hot spot (5)romantic (5)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • A One of a Kind Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Genji is about more than just food. It is a complete experience. When I had the opportunity to go back to Columbus, it was number one on my "to do" list and I made my reservations well in advance. It was a new experience for my husband, and one that did not disappoint. From the fresh, delicious ingredients to the entertaining way the chefs cook right in front of the guests at the Teppan Yaki tables, Genji is definitely a restaurant that everyone should dine at least once in a lifetime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always worth it
    LovingLife
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We go to Genjis usually to celebrate (birthdays, anniversaries, or in the case of our last visit, getting my dream job.) We have been several times and I can honestly say that we have never had a bad experience. I few tips for those that have never been: The YumYum sauce is addictive and order double fried rice so you will have extra to take home and reheat, I have never had more delicious reheats.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Donna
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Food is great but expensive. Chief is always excellent but have noticed the portions are less. Would like to try for lunch to compare.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Robs
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Awesome experience all 7 of us enjoyed every last bite!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had an amazing time...
    Ramsey621
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I brought my husband here for his bday and it was my first time we had an amazing time. Kara was our server and we really enjoyed her. She did am amazing job. We will be back :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice dinner
    mommytimes6
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband and I were able to sneak away for a couple hours for dinner. We have been to Genji several times and love the food. It's nice for groups. The only downfall for special occasion is the smell of the food on your clothes. Its no fault of the restaurant but there is a strong food smell that attaches to you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    Annie53
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was our first time at Genji, celebrating my elder son's 35th birthday. Our servers were helpful and prompt. Our chef was entertaining; he seemed to enjoy parrying silly jokes with my husband and daughter. The food was absolutely delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gess
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Carlos always makes it fun and delicious. Thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • hair in salad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Late getting to table chef was amazing the girl with long pony tail did good girl with hair in bun was beyond rude. My husband had hair in his salad. Our Bill was 165.00 you would think my poor husband would have gotten a discount instead of being asked what's in like he was lying it was a hair ball not just one hair she didn't have much to say once he showed it to her.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 50% off was a BUST
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Our reservation was at 8pm; upon arrival I was told they were running behind. We were seated 8:30-45p. We got our drinks and soup shortly after placing our orders and then waited. There was another party seated 15-20 mins after us. While we were in limbo waiting on salad, a chef and drink refills - they were served soup, salad and a chef was at their table. At this point I asked the hostess the reason for the wait and she explained she would notify the manager. The rest of the evening was more waiting and when the manager finally did come to our table she brushed off our concerns and made excuses. It was near 10:30pm by the time we wrapped up, received our bills and paid. The 50% anniversary promo was a BUST. Not worth the poor service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our chef was funny.
    ruby53
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Sometimes you get under-cooked veggies but he cooked the food perfectly. That night was a special occasion for restaurant so parking was very difficult, usually it is not a problem. This is not the place to go if you want to do a lot of talking. It is difficult to hear (noise level) and because of seating arrangement. We enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michiko
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    THis was a special occasion for my mothers 72 birthday. I made reservations which I had to change once and let the Host know it was a special occasion. She showed me my options and my mother was sang to received a pineapple boat, a picture of all of us and a nice pair of chopsticks. Thank you Genjis for making this a very nice dine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Genji!
    emmuh
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Genji was amazing; the food was excellent, and the chef did not disappoint. He was friendly, fun, and caring. I appreciated the speed in which our food was prepared, and the quality was excellent. The waiter never wasted food and always gave us the leftover bits of rice, which was amazing!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining
    VeggieEarth
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I took my daughter, who is nineteen years old and she loved it! We sat with some very nice people, that kept us laughing with their jokes. Learned a little more about wine from my other neighbor, and the waitress was very good at attending to all of her customers, by making sure we had refills before we even asked. Thank You, for being a friendly, clean, GREAT tasting restaurant, specializing in PEOPLE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 220 reviews are from the Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Reynoldsburg reviews archive.
  • Friendly Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    this place is Kids friendly...the food was good...the service was good ...the Ambience was good...good for family getting together and enjoy a nice meal...the only thing that i will say needs improvements are the chairs...not comfortable ...especially for older people like my parents....other than that ...we enjoyed our time...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • our 1st Japanese Steakhouse visit
    eatsoutalot
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our chef was very talented and entertaining. Excellent food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    Smokeater55
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I trusted that this restaurant establishment would come through for me and my friend and her birthday. Flowers were brought out and the service and food was very good (a little on the salty side), especially the Yum-Yum sauce!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Genji great as always
    jjoseph4
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The chef was entertaining and the food was delicious as always. We've never had a bad experience at Genji and my kids love it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and entertainment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Once again, Genji's does not fail. Superb food and our chef was particularly funny with a unique sense of humor and personality -- which made it even more entertaining.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was Excellent
    Momof2
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Service was great. Our waitress was on point and made all of the appropriate accommodations for my dietary needs and got refills right away. The cook wasn't very exciting for it being dinner time but the food was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was great, our chief was lacking a little on the show and was not great about knowing who ordered what.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfied
    concertgoer
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    As a first timer it was a nice experience. The group of people we sat with were helpful and friendly and our hostess was personable and knowledgable. The chef was young, funny, and did well preparing our dishes. Will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Shogun meal was very good,
    ruby53
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    There was a young boy at our table with a birthday. The restaurant staff was very energetic in wishing him a very happy birthday. Our server was new and needs a lot more practice perhaps under a more experienced server. We always enjoy coming to Genji's.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost Walked out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The hostess, Sunny, was extremely rude, condescending, & not at all helpful. The server Aretha, Chef Carlos were both amazing! We drove an hour & a half just to dine at the restaurant & to be greeted by such a negative attitude was a huge disappointment. If it wasn't for the Birthday girl in our party, we would have left.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Genji
    Dinerfiend
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Typically, the customer service here is awful on the weekends but this time during the week everything was great!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Genji's Steakhouse
    Gasofatime
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Genji's Steakhouse was wonderful. The chef cooked the meal right at our table. He made the onion volcano for our niece and she loved it. I greatly recommend it to anyone who is interested in having a nice evening with family. They keep you entertained so well that the children do not recognize that they are eating healthy food.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place For Friends To Dine
    Hungrybunch4
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Had a fun evening dining with friends. Chef was very interactive with group & very entertaining! :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No onion dressing??
    Crystal
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Despite it's location in a neighborhood which becomes shadier by the day, Genji is still a good family restaurant. It has basically the same offerings as most of the other Japanese steakhouses, with one exception - no onion dressing for the salad! This was very disappointing to me, as it's one of my favorite things about Japanese steakhouses. I did not want (nor really care for) having yum yum sauce as my salad dressing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    Food4thought
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Genji has excellent food and a fun atmosphere. The server was extremely busy the night we visited, but she was still pleasant, quick, and friendly. She didn't allow the large number of guests to shake her. The chef was skilled and funny and the food was amazing. Three people in my party had never been to Genji before and two had never been to a Japanese steakhouse before; all three are interested in going back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looove it.
    callmereo
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    By far one of our favorite restaurants. Always a fun experience and the chefs are GREAT to watch (and always have a great sense of humor). I definitely recommend genjis.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun tasty place to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Genji is a fun place to get some delicious food with an interesting show. My wife and I enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    yumanddone
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. I was a bit disappointed with the particular waiter and chef that we had...I observed other tables and their chef was much more entertaining than ours. That being said, I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Been to Genji's many times.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Been to Genji's many times. Always a treat. Great place for an occasion. Had to wait for awhile for a chef, but it was worth it. We have been to most of the Columbus Japanese Steakhouses and decided this is our favorite!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday surprise
    Mike
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Dinner was delicious and the wait staff was nice. The whole experience was delightful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very good! Waitress
    32Browns
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Food was very good! Waitress was prompt with refills on drinks. Chef was great at preparing the food, but could use a little more practice handling the utensils.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was not cooked good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was not cooked good. Shrimp tasted mushy and the steak was under cooked. It seemed liked they cooked on a time limit not by quality..My salad also had no greens just the yellow core which I usually throw away.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening, good food
    Cbusgladiator
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Celebrated Valentines Day a day early this year. Picked this restaurant on a friends suggestion. Service was top notch, table side "show" was as good as I've experienced. Food was ok. Best item of the night was the tempura roll. Had higher expectations. Physical plant is a bit worn. Probably would go back but with lower expectations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not happy with Chef
    AbNMat
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Our chef didn't seem to be in the mood to work, which makes it less enjoyable to seat with people that you don't know. He didn't do any entertainment or give a show at all. The only thing he did was cook the food. When we come to Genji's, we like the show and the interaction with the chef. It makes it fun to be with be with people you don't know. We do come to Genji's a few times a year and usually we have a good time. But most of the time it is with a lot more people.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great but
    CVfoodie
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I think the chef was having an off night. He started out fun and talkative but that didn't last long. He didn't do the onion volcano and seemed a little stressed making sure that the orders were correct. The food was great as always but when it was over, he didn't offer any yum yum sauce to take home. Luckily the server got it for us. Maybe he was having a bad day but part of the cost of dinner is the show.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and Yummy
    PKMM
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The food and service was better than it has been previously. It is always great but this time was exceptional. I would highly recommend Genji for a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.