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Genji Japanese Steakhouse

4.3
368 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for Birthdays
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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

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

We will have our lunch sushi buffet and normal lunch menu items will be served, but there will be a special Father's Day dinner menu for $39.95!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

What 368 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
service
4.3
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Genji is a wonderful Japanese Steakhouse. Our previous visit was our 5th, and best yet. Our hibachi chef was fun and very friendly. Food was great! Although it is a pricier meal, it is fresh, delicious, and made in front of you. We always come here to celebrate my wife’s Birthday and the end of the school year (she’s a teacher). We will be back for many years to come.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Great ambiance and table side food preparation. Service was a little off, but all in all a good place to have a fun Japanese style meal.

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1.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Would not ever return a total mess all the way around food was bad service was ever worse waiter was seen 2 times and the hosts and manager waited on table. Chef had no idea what he was doing. Steak was ordered medium and served well done had to keep getting supplies from kitchen. Refills on drinks took for ever and was charged for a steak that was never brought out . Manager didn’t do anything to correct situation so I paid bill and will never return

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Was a really great Mother’s Day experience. Food was excellent and the wait was not bad at all. Our waiter was a little new but we loved it.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

So delicious, great food!! Nice big selection on sushi rolls.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Awesome place! Super similar to Benihana in service, atmosphere, and prices and right next to the movies!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great place to go for an Anniversary or Birthday party.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

I have been a long time fan of Genjis Saginaw and Midland locations so I decided to give the Novi one a try. The onion soup here is gross, get the Miso soup instead. Also the dessert was popcorn instead of ice cream which was disappointing. Other than that, the food was delicious. The veggie and shrimp appetizers are my favorite, so delicious. You get so much food for the price, great value.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We had lunch for 7 of us. Everything was delicious except for my Tonkatsu. It was bone dry chicken and sauce used was not tonkatsu sauce. I think they accidentally used teriyaki instead. Strange. I’ve had their tonkatsu before and it was outstanding. This time was a total miss. Oh well.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Genji had been recommended to us and so we thought we would give it a try. We made our online reservation for 8:15pm on a Friday night and when we got there, plenty of tables were available. They did not seat us for 20 minutes and then it took another 20-25 minutes for them to seat more people at our table. At that point they started to take our orders and by the time we had eaten and paid the whole process took 2 hours and 30 minutes. We could not hear the chef at our grill due to the live piano music on our one side and the massive screen on our other side playing a NBA playoff game. Overall the food was good but priced higher than other similar restaurants. Due to the noise level and speed of dinner and price, unfortunately we will not be giving this restaurant another try.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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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