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 WinnerKid Friendly
Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Reynoldsburg reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (14)special occasion (11)kid-friendly (9)fit for foodies (7)great for lunch (6)romantic (4)vibrant bar scene (1)neighborhood gem (1)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 215 reviews are from the Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Reynoldsburg reviews archive.
  • 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.
  • Not the usual great service!
    pinnaclegolfer
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We go to Genji several times a year. The food was great as always. But our server was not good. He was slow, brought us cold tea and then took a while to replace it. Spilled soup all over my seating area and didn't bring anything to clean it up, we had to ask. He forgot the steamed rice for a member of our party and the chef had to ask him to bring it once he was passing out the fried rice. We have had better here which is good. We would not go back based on this visit if it had been out first.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Years
    rwelch78
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We come here every New Year's Eve and they never dissappoint! Great food and the chef's are very entertaining
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    footballmom
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    The food was great, the staff was great, however it was very smoky in the restaurant I don't know if the exhaust fans weren't working or what. Some updating would be nice the restaurant has looked the same for many many years. It is definitely not cheap to eat there, update it a bit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tiff's review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Genji's is my favorite restaurant on earth!!!! I'm never displeased, keep up the good work!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great!
    tsite824
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We had the best server this time. The food was amazing and the cook put on a great show. Definitely recommend to everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great night out
    datenight2
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    I enjoyed a night out with my husband. I made reservations online avoiding any wait at the door. My food was prepared by the head chef, which was entertaining and delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just great
    dbd064
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    that was the first time I had ever ate at a Japanese steak house I would recommend it to all my friends and coworkers it was a great place for me to take my girlfriend for her birthday I will make it a regular place to eat from now on
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Date
    heckofatime
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    I had a lunch date with my 8 year old daughter and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The service was great and the chef was truly dedicated to his craft. I was amazed at the show he put on for us. My child and I had an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable
    Ceveland13
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Very good food, comfortable to have my kids there, wait staff was very quick and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun time
    pmedicmark
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    The table side chefs are energetic and entertaining. It is a nice place to go for a fun meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife had never been to
    thebfreview
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    My wife had never been to a Japanese steak house before and thats where she wanted to go for our anniversary. The food was very good but the srevice was even better. There was constant interaction from the chef with the table and the server never let your drinks get close to empty. It was quiet and romatic while fun and full of entertainment. Wonderful time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.