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Genji Japanese Steakhouse

4.2
358 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Reserve your spot by May 2nd to give your mom a complimentary carnation with a message of your own choice!
**Leave your name and personal message on the note section at open table!
This year's Mother's Day Special is a Four Course Dinner for $39.95!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 358 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 7 days ago

The chef wasn't very animated but he cooked everything as requested. Our waitress was nice but not very attentive.

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our 6 pm reservation had to wait a bit for more people to get there so it was more like 610 or 615 before we got started. We had 2 people in our group with specific food allergies. Due to this it took an excessive amount of time for our food to be cooked and the hibachi chef cooked things wrong at least twice for those with the allergies, and had to cook them again. Everything had to be separated out. We had to had half our food put in carry outs because after 1.5 hours we were just getting the 2nd part of our entrée and we were already late for the movie we had already purchased tickets for.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

This was our first time at Genji! It was a really great experience. We went to celebrate mu husband's birthday and everyone were quite please. The food was great, and filling. It was also very entertaining!. I would go again and recommend to others.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I was surprised how not busy the place was on a Friday night. I really really think the ambience could be improved greatly by dimming the lights. It seemed like every light was on the brightest setting. It didn’t really feel like a Friday night date, it felt like lunchtime because it was so bright. Food was great though!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It is one of our favorite restaurants for everyday dining...

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Decent sushi, service was quite good.

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

There were rice kernels, peas, etc. on the grill from the last meal while ours was cooked (gross). The chef did not do the cooking entertainment we have come to expect and saw at the table next to us and seemed like he did not care. Food was sloppily prepared, meat was not cut all the way through with multiple pieces strung together, etc. The shrimp appetizer and vegetables were very good, but the onion soup was inedible and my filet mignon was not very good. I have never written a poor review of a restaurant before.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

First time here. We were not pleased with portion size for the price. My appetizer came after the meal. I asked for more broth for appetizer & a man brought it out cold as my water. All together disappointed. Last time here, will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Umpteenth time I’ve been here. Today’s experience was outstanding ! Sushi roll buffet is a always a great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very pleasant.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food was awesome. Service was great. We went there for my sons' birthday and am thinking of going there for my birthday. They even gave him a birthday dessert. That was a plus.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Would recommend lowering the price or not charging ‘Adult Share Plate’.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We went there for my birthday and this is my second time going. Love the food and drinks !!!

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1.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The service was a bit slow but overall pretty good. Unfortunately the food was not. I ordered the chicken & steak habachi, and the chicken was extremely rubbery and bland. The steak was paper thin and was over-cooked. As for the rest of the meal, it was decent. The restaurant was very hot & I left smelling like cooking oil. Very disappointed. I would rather spend my money elsewhere such as at Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse for more reasonable prices & much better food.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food. Great chef.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Just ok. Food could have been more,varied

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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