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Genji Japanese Steakhouse

4.1
344 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
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 everyday.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Asian, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(248) 380-6881
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
Ask for Shelly Lee: (734) 389-9732
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Novi Rd & West Oaks Dr
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Parking details
Genji offers a private parking lot for guests.
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Entertainment
Skilled and entertaining Teppanyaki Chefs as well as a piano within the bar.
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 344 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Had a reservation for 19:30 and didn’t get seated until 20:15. The other guests at our table had the same issue with a 19:00 reservation and they were seated 5min before us. We weren’t able to hear our cook due to the noise level at the time. Some things were out of our control such as the little children running around through the tables while we were waiting. Food was decent though. Drinks were good and our waitress was friendly.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great dining experience, friendly staff, great food. A little pricey but you get what you pay for. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Going on a date on any Saturday night can be interesting especially when it comes to finding a place to enjoy dinner and each other. I highly recommend Genjis!! The manager, Ryan, is first class and runs a great dining experience. As a business owner myself, I’m always very impressed with people who can handle potential negative situations and turn them into excellent experiences. Cheers to Ryan and his staff for managing the large crowds and providing that special date atmosphere at Genjis! Food is excellent, service is solid, and the ambiance is amazing. Definitely a hot spot!!

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DonG 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

I had made a reservation and our seats were available upon arrival. Food section was excellent! The four of us had excellent combination dinners. From appetizers to desert there was not a drop off in quality and quantity. I have been to Japan many times and the atmosphere and Teppanyaki is equivalent to the restaurants in Japan.

I would recommend Genji to anyone!

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Genji is great for large groups. The service was outstanding and everyone had a wonderful time.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

I had a great time with my friends and the sushi buffet it was awesome and hardly costed anything

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food. Great chef.

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Dandoon (Detroit)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Service is horrid. Food presentation Unimpressive for what you're paying. Wouldn't recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s

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Wolfman (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Been there quite a few times now with my significant other. Always a pleasure, and a fun place to eat Hibachi style steak while they grill it in front of you with some cool acrobatic tricks thrown in for your amusement. Ambiance is great, even if you decide not to sit at the live grill. Food is authentic and their sushi is one of best I've had, and I'm very picky about my sushi! The staff is very friendly and caring and the service is quick. All in all, great value.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was excellent. Steak and lobster cooked to perfection. Lots of items to choose from. Service was very good. Enjoyed the restaurant. Definitely would go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was good. I had the shrimp and filet combination. Our chef was fun and the people at the table were interesting. It was a place to have a nice leisurely meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food, the chefs always put on a great show!

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SyedS (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The layout of the restaurant is really nice. The ambience is inviting and the food was excellent.

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punch15 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Just ok. Food could have been more,varied

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

January 25 was our anniversary, I consider your restaurant the very best in Michigan. My family and friends knows that to. I'm a sous chef and the experience over all is wonderful. I'll be back next year. Thank you sincerely, Mr. Andre Wilson.

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Batz (Detroit)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The service was very slow. The chef was not entertaining and he hated his job. But it wasnt the 1 hr wait with a reservation that was annoying. It was the fact that our server forgot to enter our dinners! The chef walks out like oh sorry i dont know what happened. Then the manager was being kind of nice about it. The server didnt bother saying sorry and just dodged us the entire night. He also took our order last amongst the table.. we were the first ones there. It was me and a friend and it was his birthday. It was a disasterous night. Serious mood killer.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Best Hibachi style steakhouse in South East Michigan. Whether you are looking for a fun family dining experience at the grill with the master chefs or wanting a more quaint dining experience at their private tables you can't go wrong with a night out at Genji's. They also have a sushi bar with amazing options.

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vipWellFed (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

I did not believe, until this meal, that sashimi could be as soggy as what we were served. The texture was grainy, it tore easily, and it felt mushy on the tongue. One piece was still partially frozen.

The proper response would have been to not serve any sashimi or nigiri that day.

Our server offered to replace our sashimi and nigiri with sushi rolls which we accepted making sure to only get fried items.

I will return but on heightened alert and ready to refuse poorly prepared items. I recommend anyone reading this to do likewise. I don’t want to give up on getting good sashimi/nigiri in the Novi area.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

I hesitated writing a review because the more people who know about Genji's the more crowded it will get! That will cause us problems when we return! My wife and has a 7:30pm Saturday night reservation. We arrived on time but due to the Hibachi grills being a bit booked, we had about a 10 minute wait for our spot (very reasonable). Dinner was about 1.5 hours long between the cooking and eating. Food was excellent too! We both had the Filet and brought home the leftovers - no way we could eat all of it in one sitting. The chef was very personable yet not overly intruding. Overall, highly recommend it. This is the 2nd time I've been there and we'll hopefully be bringing my extended family there in a few weeks.

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vipspsearch (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Walking in I was immediately hit with a smell of grease. Same as I experience at PF Chang's so maybe it's just me. We has a really bad service experience but the supervisor and manager intervened which helped save our experience. Sushi was fresh, hibachi grill entrees were good. Nothing wow'd us. Wine list was sparse.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Service was slow...server was swamped with tables. Felt bad for him but didn’t make for a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
1.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Where do I begin ? The most unorganized restaurants I have ever been to, it's a shame, the manager, White Male with glasses is really a mess, throwing his staff under the buss any chance he got, our waiter was just as bad, waited 45 mins for a table after we made reservations earlier, we asked if our table wasn't ready yet that we would like to have sushi at the bar for appetizers, the hostess then asked the manager if that was possible he said no that we would have to wait until we got to our grill style table, 20 minutes later still waiting to be seated, the manager walks up to us and says "you can go ahead and get sushi at the bar now, it looks like it's going to be a wait for your table, so you would actually be doing me a favor" My husband and I just looked at each other like wth.... The only thing good about this place was the food, I feel bad for the chefs, don't give me wrong it wasn't the best that I've ever had, but it wasn't the worst. But the service was definitely the worst.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

My family and I had a great time celebrating my mother's bday! The kids enjoyed there selves as well... Hallal menue! Wil be back

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vipRobert (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Went there on New Years Eve, so pretty crowded but what a fun time. Quick service at a Teppanyaki Table for 8. Waitress and Teppanyaki cook was engaging and put on a great show. I will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good value, food was good. Service was a bit slow but it was very busy.

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vipCassiedido (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food and atmosphere for a friend’s holiday get together! Loved the whole experience.

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JeanL (Detroit)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We always eat out Christmas Eve. This was our first visit to Genji and it was fantastic, from the food to the service. Our cook, Jerome, was fun and we will be back. Thanks to everyone at Genji.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Detroit)
3.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

On Dec 20th, I made an OPENTABLE reservations for Dec 21st for 11:30AM. About three hours later, I changed it to Dec 21st for 12 Noon instead.

I arrived Genji on Dec 21st @ 11:59AM and was told by the hostess that she had already cancelled my reservation and I am considered a no-show. I also presented her with my email confirmation from OPENTABLE of my 12 noon reservations. She seemed flustered but then proceeded to get me seated. She insisted that I had an 11:30 reservations even though I showed her a confirmation email from OPENTABLE proving that my reservations is for 12 noon.

A few minutes later, I received a rather stern email from OPENTABLE essentially scolding me for being a no-show, and advising me on how being a no-show can cause hardships on a restaurant. I replied via email to OPENTABLE that I am NOT a no show, that I have confirmation from OPENTABLE showing my reservations have been changed to 12 noon. So far, no response from OPENTABLE, after sending them several email messages explaining my circumstances.

Bottom line: It's quite frustrating when mistakes caused by others becomes my problem to address....

Back to the lunch: I had Genji's sushi buffet which is excellent. My guests enjoyed their bento boxes. I've dined here several times over the past few months and enjoyed it. The only catch is everything they offered in the buffet are in ROLLS, which means you have to consume lots of rice along with it. I wish they have both rolls and nigiri. At the prices they charge, it's one amazing value. I've been here for dinner (teppanyaki) and that was extremely enjoyable too.
I really enjoy Genji but OPENTABLE and restaurant's reservation system seems a bit out of synch, and somehow, I felt that the hostess was blaming me. I am still not sure what I did wrong.

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