About Genji Japanese 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 bar.

Now open for lunch Monday - Friday

27145 S. Karevich Dr
Novi, MI 48377
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Asian, Sushi

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:

Mon-Fri: 11:00am - 2:00pm


Dinner:

Mon-Thurs: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Fri: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Sat: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

Sun: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Novi Rd & West Oaks Dr

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(248) 380-6881

Website:
http://www.genjinovi.com/

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

Parking Details:
Genji offers a private parking lot for guests.

Private Party Facilities:
Genji has the ability to drop dividers from the ceiling to create a more private dining experience for small parties

Parties of up to 32 guests in one private dining area and up to 38 guests in another private dining area.

Private Party Contact:
Ask for Shelly Lee: (734) 389-9732

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Genji has the ability to offer a specialized menu for your special event. We can help you deliver what you and your guests want in a special event. For more information on planning your special event at Genji, call 248.380.6881 and ask for Shelly Lee

Genji Japanese Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.2

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4.3

value

4.1

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Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
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Good for a Date (6)
Casual (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Authentic (3)
Fun (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

We love the sushi buffet on lunch time, always different flavors, all great food always tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

It was decent.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

Went to celebrate a friends 70th birthday. My only complaint was that they seated us at a grilling table in front of their huge screen TV. Hence the 2 stars for ambiance.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I just wished she was able explain the menu better..other than that.nice 1st time.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love this place other than how you smell when you leave.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Headed to try the Sushi at Genji. Nice atmosphere but way to much light. Food was excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very upscale atmosphere. The longe area was very nice. We had a reservation for 8 pple and had 2 pple running late so we weren’t seated till 830. We sat at the bar where the waitress admitted she was new and let us know she wasn’t having a good day and didn’t know any prices. They were out of a lot of beer. They didn’t even have bud light. And ran out of another beer while we were there. We wanted shots of saki but our server was pushing a bottle on us and wouldn’t give us individual prices. Over all we had a good time bc we weren’t in a rush but it did take them a while to get us out sushi and start cooking on the hibatchi we didn’t leave till about 11.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The service was good but the cook and food were terrible. The cook was not only slow but boring there was no tricks performed or any sort of entertainment. Also the food was extremely bland, adding soy sauce to the food just made it salty it didn't enhance the flavor at all. Lastly the butter used is not garlic butter that is a total hoax, it looks and taste more like margarine. Definitely first and last day eating at this place.

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great service, food and overall atmosphere. My son and I ate there just to give it a try and we will never go to another Japanese Steakhouse. Great place!!! Keep up the good work.

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great Japanese Steakhouse

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was just okay, and the chef messed up 4 of our orders (out of 6 people). 2 of them were because the proper food was not brought to the grill, and 2 were because he gave the wrong food to people. He never apologized for any of them.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I'm sorry, just did not cut it. Bland tasting, it tasted like everything needed more salt, poor quality shrimp. Big bill, small taste, salmon ultra thin, over cooked. Just not quality japanese cooking. Great server though.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We love this place! Food is great, the guys cooking are funny, pricey, but well worth the splurge every now and then.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always a great experience with the sushi bar. You can't go wrong with it

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We always have a great time here, sit at the hibachi grill, it's a really fun experience!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Our server was very pleasant and courageous. Everything tasted great & we had a wonderful time. Highly recommended for people looking to dine in at the local eatery with elegant atmosphere in Novi area 💯

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 25, 2017

I was excited about trying this place! I was quickly disappointed when it took our server 10 minutes to get our drink order. I chose the sushi buffet which comes with Miso soup and salad. Soup was actually good! The lettuce at the salad bar was more brown than green! The sushi was too warm and just didn't taste fresh...

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our Chef didn't speak well English and our food came out one at a time. Rice was overcooked and asked several times for yum yum sauce and he didn't know what we said. Didn't even tell us his name. Overall we still enjoyed our time and kids were looking forward to popcorn but it was made bad and overlooked as well.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Poor bar selection. Meal staging was very poor. Unable to get full tepanyaki experience. Weak!

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Very good service, food was solid, and overall a very nice dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Anniversary dinner

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We always have a great time when we come to Genji. I highly recommend the hibachi when dining here, it's really a great experience.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Came in here yesterday night with my dad who's wheelchair bound. Staff was very accommodating and the waitress (forgot her name) and the manager (Reza) were wonderful. Made us feel comfortable and always checked up on us to make sure we were at ease. Definitely a place I'm going to come back to with my friends in the future.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Everyone was really nice and the food was great

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Saturday was our third visit to Genji! This place is awesome, excellent food, best service camper to Benihana and others, good chefs. Oh, and the manager (Raza) was excellent as usual.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

I didn't stay long enough to order my food this time around. I am a customer that dines here frequently however today I was stunned by how rude the owner was. My reservations were at 9 and I came 15 minutes prior. I ordered a drink while I waited for my friends to arrive. A little after 9 my friends let me know they would be a few minutes late. The owner came up to my table and started to point to his watch and say we close at 10. Are they coming or what? Excuse me? Is this Anyway to speak to a customer let alone a customer who dines in frequently? I think not. I paid for my drink and walked out. Will not come back.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Was really looking forward to taking my husband and in-laws to Gengi as I had been to the Midland and Saginaw locations in the past. Was very disappointed with our chef- he barely spoke to us and didn't do a single trick. My in-laws were really looking forward to a show and didn't get one at all :( Food was good, but a bit over salted. Beautiful location.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Great food, great waitress and great chef. Will definitely go back! Better than that other restaurant similar to it.

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 (Northern MI)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Our server was very friendly and we were served hot food in a timely manner. Our server was fairly new, which was her excuse when unable to answer a couple of our questions ( a little more menu training perhaps?)

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 29, 2017

The food was good at a table; better at a booth.
Next time we will get the hibachi at the grill.
Sashimi is suberb - good with the drink special.
We will go again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Genji is a hidden gem. Great food, great service. They Genuinely care that everything is to your liking and if you are having a good time. I would recommend this spot if you are looking for a good hibachi lunch/dinner

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Genji's is an excellent place to dine. Nice atmosphere, great staff and fabulous food.
We continue to bring a wide variety of friends to Genji's and they have ALL enjoyed the dining experience.
Karen North

Tags: Great Beer, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Wonderful as always! I will be a regular customer!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was good, service was slow though. Slow to get the chef to the table for not being busy at all. Also, waitress and other servers gripped utensils, bowls, plates, glasses and cups with fingers, thumbs in the food. Gross.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The experience was awesome again the chef who we called garlic man was amazing the best cooking yet he was from Saginaw and just came to help he was exceptional he sang and had us all singing with him and clapping and he knows how to make popcorn I left a few photos of our visit we usually go every week for sushi or dinner
The Crawford's

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Genji's is an excellent restaurant. Unique and excellent food, friendly wait staff, and a comfortable environment. We continue to bring numerous friends to Genji's for dinner. Everyone has been absolutely satisfied with their dining experiences.
Karen North

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 2, 2017

I love this place but the hibachi chef did not know the difference between halal and non halal meat and he confused us the whole time. I would tell everyone to go to this place to eat but it should have a more strict way by the way they take care of the halal meats and not mix them with the nonhalal

Tags: Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Amazing atmosphere, be sure to request a hibachi, our chef was really great and our meal was delicious!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Very nice and elegant looking. Service was better than most hibachi places. However, the food was not as good as most. Soup, salad and veggies were just like any other. But the fried rice wasn't as good as others and the cuts of filet were horrible compared to other hibachi resteraunts.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The service was terrific, the atmosphere comfortable, and the chef and our food were amazing.

I encourage anyone looking for great Japanese food to skip the big chains and visit Genji. It's a whole other level and worth any drive.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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