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Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Novi, Novi, MI

Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Novi

2.7
2.7
631 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Upscale Japanese Steakhouse that offers a full service bar, sushi lounge and casual dining. Chefs entertain in this social atmosphere on state of the art Teppanyaki tables. Serving the finest steaks and freshest sushi, Genji offers incredible cuisine in a visually stimulating environment. Can accommodate large groups as well as romantic dinners for two. Bar highlights include happy hour, hand crafted cocktails, sake, and a wine.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Asian, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (248) 380-6881

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We provide offsite catering service! <br />Enjoy Hibachi at the comfort of your home/office.<br />Send your email inquiry to tylerjohnson@companypi.com

  • Neighborhood

    Novi

  • Cross street

    Novi Rd & West Oaks Dr

  • Parking details

    Genji offers a private parking lot for guests.

  • Entertainment

    Skilled and entertaining Teppanyaki Chefs as well as a piano within the bar.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 631 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

2.7
2.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.4Food
  • 2.8Service
  • 2.9Ambience
  • 2.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. a

    ashleyi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The servers need to know the difference in the dishes when customers ask as some food was not accurate when ordered. The chef was nice and the food was just okay but I hope that it improves.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Honestly so upsetting. I set a reservation with my friends for 7:30, there were 6 of us. It was my birthday dinner and we’d already been to 1 other place trying to eat. We got to the door and were told we had to leave because the restaurant was at capacity. The woman said 200 people were in line in front of us and my reservation was invalid. This is ridiculous, this restaurant has been here for ages and should know how to manage their restaurant. Never getting my business again. Funny joke.
  3. RD

    RhondaD

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We arrived at our designated time to be told they were over booked and could no longer accommodate reservations. The tables looked half empty. This has now happens to us twice. Very disappointing.
  4. F

    Fallball22

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    The outside of the building was awful, several weeds and a broken tv outside. This place looked a banded from the outside. The sushi was bland and needed more flavor. The steak was over cooked, asked for medium it was well done. Not impressed with this place, Sagano’s is way better.
  5. S

    Samhid

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Really went down hill in the past year. Terrible service
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Really horrible service and 20% gratuity automatically added regardless of party size is ridiculous. It took an hour and 15 minutes for me to get a glass of water and no one at our table received any water refills. Food was just ok. Shrimp weren’t deveined.
  7. SK

    SarahK

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Atrocious service, waited 45 minutes for drinks with no end in sight. Should have taken the advice of another diner who warned us he had been waiting 90 minutes for hibachi. Cashed out early and found another dinner spot. Strongly do not recommend.
  8. U

    User

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Save your money. Service was AWFUL! 2 plus hours watching 4 staff members walking around playing on their phones. Used to be a great place - no longer returning
  9. TS

    TShiz

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    We went here a few years ago and it was fantastic. However, something must have changed because this place has gone really downhill. The parking lot was a mess walking in and the place was empty. It took us forever to get our food and at the end our waitress ignored us when we tried to pay the bill.
  10. B

    Belle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    90 min. Before the food arrived and that’s with a reservation. 6 tables left around us. The chef was good, but they only do the onion volcano. No egg roll, no tossing food, no squirting, no fire. Took us over 2 hours. Ridiculous.
  11. LT

    LaurenT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience2
    We were sat for 46 minutes before we were acknowledged! Thankfully, we had drinks from the bar. We went through 3 different servers (I don’t know why) before Howard finally waited on us. We finally got a chef 58 minutes after our reservation time. I don’t think was anyone’s fault, necessarily, but I don’t know what was happening with the staff that were on shift. The hibachi side was not busy…there was only one other table sat for the majority of our 2+ hours at the restaurant. When we were acknowledged, the host/chef/wait staff were nice enough, but overall, it was not an enjoyable dinner. I don’t think I’ll be back.
  12. BP

    BrandiPosh

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We sat there for an entire hour with no service. Our reservation was at 7. We say at our table around 7:10 No service until 8:15 We have to be at our homecoming dance before 9. This was not a good experience at all.
  13. TM

    TfromMI

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The host initially advised that because of a large party who wasn't all there yet, it would be approximately 90 minutes before our seating. That manager came in and took over and was able to get us seated with in a few minutes. The chef was no showy at all. He barely even engaged with our table (which was full had 10 people) at it. We had to keep asking for the server and getting refills. We didn't get our sushi until almost 3/4 of the way of dinner being done.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    I have been to genii a few times over the years, but last Friday was the experience from hell! Our cook was awesome….let me start there….everything else was horrible . We were sat about 30 min after our reservation time, the hibachi table we were sat at was filthy. In had to ask someone to clean it after I stared at it for 20 min. Our server was clueless. Took all day to ask if we needed refills. And even longer to actually bring them. I wish I could give zero stars instead of 1. It was my girlfriends first time and she made it clear that it would be her last as well. Do better!
  15. M

    Mike

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience1
    Really rude server who clearly didn’t know how to do her job! Food was excellent. Chef was really entertaining! I will be thinking twice before returning to this place.
  16. AC

    AdelaC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    Way overpriced, food was mediocre
  17. RB

    RedddBone

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    This was my first & last visit. I stood at the front door for 15 mins before I seen a hostess who told the line that if you don’t have a reservation you will not be seated. So that cleared out a family of 4 who had been waiting for 20 mins. She sat 7 at a table which made the 4 of us next. The hostess said we have only 3 waitresses which included the manager, bartender & herself so please be patient. The group 5 that was seated ahead of us left which put us at the table with 2. The 2 left our table which left us 4. Our waitress was nice but her pants were a little to small because she had to be asked to pull her pants up because her plumber crack was showing. The Pepsi was flat, the soup was colder than the salad. The cook was nice & entertaining. The food was so so. The bathroom was disgusting. My worst birthday dinner EVER!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Waited over an hour for the food. Staff was rude and we never had a server assigned to our table. We won’t be back.
  19. NN

    NiceyNice

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Long wait, even with a reservation. A 5:30 reservation, did not get that basic ginger dressed salad until 7:00. Service was extremely slow all evening. The exterior looks so bad, it looks like the establishment is not open for business. The food was average.
  20. MR

    MattR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food and chefs were excellent. The appearance of the restaurant could use some fresh up and paint. The side of the exterior building is overgrown with weeds. But, the food and entertainment was great!
  21. SA

    SalA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    They were out of salads. Food didn’t taste as per expectations. Chicken was too dry. The chef was not sure about orders and needed several reminders. Food was served late to some of us as they had to wait for the meats. Disappointed!
  22. JA

    JaymieA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    The staff was very nice when we arrived and sat down. However, the whole place was empty and had an unpleasant smell to it. The booths were dusty and the place looked deserted. We were not impressed with the menu offerings. However, I can't comment on the quality of the food because we didn't stay to eat. The front door was partially blocked by two random trash cans in the way of getting in and out that we had to navigate around/push to the side. We honestly weren't even sure if it was still open when we got there.
  23. JS

    JasonS

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a bachelor party. Bar staff was amazing and super friendly. Food was incredible! We had sushi and steak and shrimp! Everything was delicious!
  24. m

    mower

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    Food was great but service was terrible. Server forgot one of our appetizers and never brought us out soup that was supposed to be included with the meal.
  25. BS

    BrandonS

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Waitress took a while to get things to the table (refills, sushi we ordered. Been several times, service on a sat night just seemed off.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My twins birthday
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Great scenery, atmosphere, and food the only problem was the reservation time and the rush of the staff. OpenTable allows you to book later reservations but the kitchen closes at 8:30pm so with my reservation being for 8:15 we were rushed soon as we were seated. I don’t like being rushed to choose what to eat or to eat in general but we choose our meals and ordered, the food came generally quick and was good and satisfying. The ginger salad is amazing and the drinks are great too, be prepared for the hot sake! Overall experience was fine and they let us stay to eat comfortably, I just know now to book a reservation by at least 7:30pm since the kitchen closes at 8:30.
  28. TL

    ToddL

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Started great ended so-so. Very long wait should have been notified before if short staffed.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    We waited over 2.5 hours before food arrived. Took over 30 minutes to get a server and drinks. Free appetizers were offered but not enough for the time we were waiting.
  30. b

    bobby

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food! Experienced chef. But interesting conversation with him. no entertaining theatrics with the food preparation. No flaming onion volcano. No flipping shrimp tails into the top of his hat. Unfortunately, like many other restaurants, the staff shortage has hurt Genji too.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Seating and eating took a while, but food was great and plentiful once we got it.
  32. F

    Family

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food was good, our chef was great, server was good, but the atmosphere and decor was a bit stale.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My anniversary my husband loved it
  34. CS

    CamilaS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    We get there 07:30. Table was ready 07:50… order was taken 08:36 our kids were starving. The lady wasn’t flexible to understand my order… because of my English maybe…. She was rude. She brought me hot tea which was cold. The air conditioner was too cold. We were last table to finish eating because everything was too slow. I never had such bad experience like that here in Michigan. I’m not going back.
  35. j

    june

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Food was very blah. Service was extremely slow even though it was Thursday at 6pm and very few people were in the restaurant. Chef tried his best. Waitress or hostess? Horrible. Couldn't find any carry out containers. Refills on drinks were slow if ever at all. Orders were messed up and a shellfish allergy was given....yep, shellfish.
  36. MM

    MrsMora

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    It just seems like Genji is going downhill for some reason. The Staffing, the wait time upon arrival, answering the phones, reservations, the food, the cooks. We arrived yesterday for a birthday party or appetizers came right around the time when they already cooked and the drinks they kept forgetting about it appetizers were overcooked the cook didn't talk to any of the guests we had to try and talk to him and there was no salads available they were all browned and there was no ginger dressing just ranch or Italian we had to request soups I don't know what's going on for the Genji but it's not looking good and that's too bad because we love Genji
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service and dinner was good however there wasn’t any ginger sauce 😟
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Father’s Day dine in
  39. PB

    PrincessB

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Scheduled 330pm reservation for 6. We had to wait 30 mins to be seating because there was only 2 chefs and the cooking table had to be full. We waited for another party whose reservation was at 4pm. Another party came in, we’re seated, reserved a chef and ate before our chef even arrived to our table. We didn’t get a chef to the table until 546pm I remember looking at my phone. It took 1 hour to get soup and salad. The waiter constantly forgot about us, never offered refills, never came back for the dirty plates. The chef was not interesting at all to my children and my dad’s Father’s Day dinner was just ruined. We finally ate around 615pm and we just asked for boxes so we could leave. The manager gave us 20% off but it’s a mandatory 20% gratuity we had to pay for very poor service. I truly feel we were discriminated against being one of the 2 African American families. All the other families were being serviced before us and we made the first reservation of the day. It was empty when we arrived but we left 3 hours later.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Pros: Polite server, food was good Cons: The exterior is horrendous! Huge weeds have overtaken the property and we thought the restaurant was abandoned when we arrived. It really sets the tone that Genji is not properly maintained. Inside felt less clean than previous visits over the years.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Novi using the Order Online button. Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Novi also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Novi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 380-6881.

Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Novi is rated 2.7 stars by 631 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Novi

27145 S. Karevich Dr, Novi, MI 48377

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Novi Rd & West Oaks Dr

  • Neighborhood

    Novi

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Asian, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Genji offers a private parking lot for guests.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Skilled and entertaining Teppanyaki Chefs as well as a piano within the bar.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (248) 380-6881

  • Catering

    We provide offsite catering service! <br />Enjoy Hibachi at the comfort of your home/office.<br />Send your email inquiry to tylerjohnson@companypi.com

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