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Genji Japanese Steakhouse - Reynoldsburg

4.3
294 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Kid-friendly

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At Genji Japanese Steakhouse in Reynoldsburg, the chefs cook right at your table, putting on a show for diners. The hibachi restaurant has a wide variety of meat and seafood options to choose from, including New York strip steak and lobster tail, all of which are grilled directly in front of you and served with fresh rice.

Vegetarians can stick to Genji Japanese Steakhouse's scrumptious vegetable dinner, a fun mix of zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, bean sprouts and more. Hungry patrons can order extra portions for a small fee. The restaurant also has great lunch deals and sushi appetizers. Genji Japanese Steakhouse can do carryout orders, too, for those in a rush.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese
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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
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Phone number
(614) 864-7888
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
I-70
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Entertainment
Our chefs will entertain you while they cook your food at the table.
Additional
Beer, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.5
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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I made a reservation for 12 people for April 7 at 7 pm, and got an email confirmation. Then 1 hour before 12 of us was supposed to meet there, I get a phone call telling me they cannot accommodate 12 people. I don't understand why they couldn't let me know sooner so our group could make other arrangements. There were already people in transit to Genji. Then, an hour later, I get a text from the restaurant telling me all 12 of my party needs to be there or we would lose our reservation. I had already been told they couldn't accommodate our group! A few minutes later, I get a call telling me there was some kind of miscommunication. Very unorganized, and they lost our business. They would have made a lot from our party of 12. We will never go there again. There are other Japanese Steak Houses in the area.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2015

Our NYE tradition!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2015

Great food and atmosphere and the entertainment by cook was great!! He kept us laughing and entertained. Huge serving, you'll leave with leftovers. Can't wait to go again!!

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3.0Dined on December 29, 2015

I dont apreciate the 18 percent aitomatic gratuity. I eat out several times a week and always tip well. The service is not exemplary at genji and our party of four had one check. We will not be back for that reason. The food was tasty because of the extra soy sauce and butter.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2015

We dine here every time we make it to Columbus. Best fried rice ever. The YumYum sauce should have its own food group!!!

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3.0Dined on December 22, 2015

Genji is an all time favorite in my family, so of course we chose to have our annual Christmas gathering there. Unfortunately, the service left a lot to be desired. Because our reservation was for 16, we got separate servers & chefs. With that said, one side went on to the main course, while the other side waited for their soup & salad. One server tried 3 times to separate the checks, & finally got it right on the 4th attempt. The food was great, it always is, yet pricey. All in all, it was just an OK experience.

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2.0Dined on December 22, 2015

Although our chef was great, we were disappointed in how run down this restaurant has become.

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5.0Dined on September 18, 2015

We celebrated my daughter's 12th birthday and had a total of 12 guests. EVERYONE from the hostess to our waitress Kim was very nice and accommodating. The kids LOVED our chef !!! DEFINITELY RECOMMEND this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on September 9, 2015

The servers and hostess where very nice. The chef was excellent as always. Only draw back is if you do not go with enough people to fill your side they will add others to your party. Normally not an issue unless you get stuck with people like we where. Rude, demanding and generally not going to be pleased with anything that was done for them. That made the staff cater to them more than everyone having a fun experience, unfortunately we where trying to celebrate birthdays and we had to sit through all their demands.

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4.0Dined on September 6, 2015

We had a great time. Our chef did a great job with our food. He was not as entertaining as expected but I will take a little less entertainment as long as the food is good, and it was. Our hostess was very nice and accommodating. We were there for a birthday celebration and they did a great job of making our birthday guest feel special.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2015

Awesome place to eat and enjoy your evening good service and great show by the chef awesome food

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2015

My second visit better every time. Chef was entertaining service was prompt. Was there celebrating my boyfriends birthday. It was amazin . If you leave hungry that's you're own fault

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2.0Dined on August 22, 2015

Be careful when ordering any dish with filet Mignon and your table mates order a regular steak. I unfortunately ended up with regular steak and when confronting our chef got an attitude and a lackluster response saying he could tell the manager but my whole dish had to be taken away and prepared again. Normally that wouldn't be a problem but my party was short on time so I just went with it. I just don't like paying for something and not getting it.

I won't be back unless everyone orders the same thing and that won't happen.

Besides this it is a fun and tasty experience

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2015

The food and service was amazing! I love this resturant and would recommend it to anyone. It can be a quiet reserved resturant if you're going on a date or an energetic group outing. Overall it is an enjoyable experience

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3.0Dined on July 25, 2015

The girl who took our order was good and the food was great. Our chef could have been a little more pleasant and enthusiastic.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2015

I am gluten intolerant and they do a wonderful job of addressing this. Carlos the chef is amazing. He is great with kids and gave my 8 year old grand daughter a wonderful experience. I would recommend asking for him if you are gluten free he was very knowledgeable. Sorry but no yum yum. They have a sweet and sour sauce that is unknown but is GF ask for it. Mix that with a little hot sauce. Delicious!

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2015

We always love coming to genjis. However, this time we felt rushed. We met a friend from out of town and met him there. We ordered and our server kept standing back staring at us all. And watched our chefs every move. The place may have had a total of 15 people so they were far from busy. As soon as our great chef prepared our food and walked away, our server (kinda tall guy with beard/mustache and Glasses) came over asked if we needed boxes. And then just stood back and watched us all eat continuing to still come ask if we we're done and needed boxes every 2-3 minutes. Worst experience we have ever had at this location. The food, the chef was wonderful. But when we have not seen a friend who lives in Virginia for couple years, we were going to sit eat relax and catch up with him. Like I said the place was basically empty and no one else was at our hibachi. Him trying to rush us and just standing within 3 ft watching us was very uncomfortable and rude.
We will be back bc we love the food just hopefully our next experience is so much better!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2015

My family and I had a fantastic time today. The food was great and plentiful. Thanks to their reservation partners..

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2015

They are very accommodating and great with children. The food is delicious and well prepared.

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2015

Great food , great chef .I felt like I was being rushed out of the restaurant before I finished , along with poor service

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2015

Great dining experience at a traditional Japanese steakhouse establishment. The food is always great, and the "show" sometimes varies, but this visit we had a very good Chef. Prices are a bit high for the area, but you are paying for the show as well as the food. And quantities are substantial. We had a child with us this time, and I must say the child's portion was VERY large!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2015

My chef has been there for 14 years and was very good and attentive. He was well versed in Gluten Free and cooked all my stuff before he added any soy sauce to his griddle..I also had my grandson with me who is 7 and he had lots of fun with him and even brought him some chopsticks to take home after the meal..great experience

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2015

I love the food and it's a lot of fun to go with a group so you don't sit with strangers. The people we sat with this time we're VERY high maintenance and both parties have a seafood allergy and one neglected to tell the cook until after he made the shrimp. So he had to get the grill cleaned off before he could even cook our steaks and we had to wait longer to get our steak. The workers and food were wonderful but when you sit with people who are needy and complain about everything it's really hard to enjoy your meal. The manager came and checked on the tables and asked us first (my and my fiancé) if we needed refills which we did and she had them out in less than a minute! Also the girl who took our drink/food order took a very long time to check back with us and a very long time to get out salad and soup out.

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2.0Dined on April 19, 2015

I have dined at this restaurant several times before and this is the first time that I was extremely unhappy with the performance of the chef the service provided by the waitress and also when addressing my concerns to the managing staff. a big part of the service is the performance by the chef and our chef left a lot to be desiredincluded in this frustration was a waitress was very new on the job in unfamiliar with the menu items and costs and made it known to us that she was unfamiliar

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2015

Consistently good. Service was good and right on time.
They had my Open Table reservation.
Food is what you expect at these restaurants.
Fun to watch the show and very good.

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1.0Dined on March 29, 2015

The chef was entertaining, other than that, it was a fail.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2015

Great dinning experience, and fun for the entire family.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2015

Great service and food. Well worth the price. Entertaining and friendly. I recommend this to anyone looking for a great place to dine for a special occasion or just going out.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2015

Better than I expected, the service was great and so was the food

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2015

It was my husband's birthday and he chose to go to the Genji! We always love to get Carlos as our chef, but he is excellent in engaging my younger son in the experience. The birthday song & pineapple was great, I like the picture of my family they took, and I know we will use the chopsticks for years to come! Thank you.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2015

Genji Japanese Steakhouse is a great place to take kids for a different dining experience. The staff is very friendly and the food is excellent! The chefs take special steps to make sure that the kids are entertained and make them a part of the experience. The only issue that we had on this visit was that the waitress was not very attentive at checking to see if we needed refills on beverages. Other than that, everything was great!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2015

Great place and great cooks ... I will be coming back soon

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3.0Dined on February 4, 2015

I used to love this place. Our chef wasn't very good. He didn't do nearly as many tricks as some do. He forgot to give me my scallops when he gave someone else theirs. They say their while he cooked everything else. My steak was supposed to be rare and others medium and well. But I got mine after the medium orders and before the well. It was more medium well, almost well. Our server also took forever on drinks. Still love the yum though.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2015

As always the food was great

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2015

We celebrated a 42nd anniversary. The Russian chef was AWESOME! Very friendly and talented. Food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2015

Large friendly staff, the cooks had jokes, to much food to eat, and price was reasonable.

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4.0Dined on January 10, 2015

Our service was awesome! When our drinks were half empty a new one was brought over. Great time and great food.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2014

We go there New Year's Eve and special occasions with the kids. The staff is always friendly and attentive, and the Chef's always pay special attention to the youngest members.

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1.0Dined on December 26, 2014

Genji sent me a promo email for a $20 gift card for 2015 if I purchased a $100 gift card. I reserved a table for 10 on 12/26. The promo did not state that the gift cards would take 24 hours to activate but when I tried to purchase a gift card they explained it to me. The manager seemed like she had explained this several times. There were even signs in the restaurant for this promotion and none of them stated a 24hr activation. This just seems like bait and switch advertising and I will not return to a restaurant that tries to take advantage of a repeat customer.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2014

We decided to bring our kids to Genji for Christmas Eve to experience hibachi. The show was pretty good...I've seen better at other Japanese Steakhouses in the country, but this was decent. The food was yummy and they gave a ton of it. My 5 year old said, "I love that place because they have fun fire with dinner!"

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