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.
So delicious, great food!! Nice big selection on sushi rolls.
Awesome place! Super similar to Benihana in service, atmosphere, and prices and right next to the movies!
Great place to go for an Anniversary or Birthday party.
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.
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.
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.
The chef wasn't very animated but he cooked everything as requested. Our waitress was nice but not very attentive.
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.
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.
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!
It is one of our favorite restaurants for everyday dining...
Decent sushi, service was quite good.
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.
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.
Umpteenth time I’ve been here. Today’s experience was outstanding ! Sushi roll buffet is a always a great experience.
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.
Would recommend lowering the price or not charging ‘Adult Share Plate’.
We went there for my birthday and this is my second time going. Love the food and drinks !!!
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.
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.
Great dining experience, friendly staff, great food. A little pricey but you get what you pay for. Will be back!
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!!
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!
Genji is great for large groups. The service was outstanding and everyone had a wonderful time.
I had a great time with my friends and the sushi buffet it was awesome and hardly costed anything
Great food. Great chef.
Service is horrid. Food presentation Unimpressive for what you're paying. Wouldn't recommend.
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.
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.
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.
Great food, the chefs always put on a great show!
The layout of the restaurant is really nice. The ambience is inviting and the food was excellent.
Just ok. Food could have been more,varied
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.
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.
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.
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.