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Genki Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant

4.9
4.9
475 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
We look forward to welcoming you into our warm environment, with food so good you will swear you just stepped off of the train in Tokyo.
If you are reading this description, please take note that we will only hold your reservation for 15 minutes. After that, you forfeit your reservation. Our apologies for this, we can not hold tables past 15 minutes as this does not help with our other wait times. Also, please remember to count small children and babies as a person for seating. Thank you for your participation and understanding in this.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (910) 796-8687

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Executive chef

    Chef Danny

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Cross street

    Off of New Centre Drive and Market St, in a small condo strip mall type.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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What 475 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Food

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Value

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for brunch

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Innovative

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Good for groups

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Healthy

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Neighborhood gem

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Good for special occasions

  • Wilmington

    Best Overall

  • Wilmington

    Best Food

  • Wilmington

    Best Value

  • Wilmington

    Innovative

  • Wilmington

    Good for groups

  • Wilmington

    Healthy

  • Wilmington

    Neighborhood gem

  • Wilmington

    Good for special occasions

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  1. H

    Hank

    Wilmington

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Genki is a great local Wilmington NC restaurant. We always get a mix of cooked (hot) food along with sushi and small plates. Plenty of free parking and friendly service make this a place to go with family and friends.
  2. CG

    CatherineG

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Authentic Japanese and very good food. Service was good and pretty quick
  3. LF

    LenF

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Hamachi kama was delicious
  4. KY

    KenY

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food consistent with all the 5 star reviews.
  5. AM

    AmyM

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious! We had a terrific meal. Good wine. GREAT fried rice and delicious rolls. Definitely recommend.
  6. HH

    HolliH

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love, LOVE this place so much! The staff and the chefs are top notch! We moved here from NYC and you can’t get better sushi anywhere else! The freshest seafood, great vibe, and sweet staff.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great little place with great food and great staff. This was our first visit but definitely not our last. Might be the best sushi in town.
  8. CL

    CL2016

    Houston

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a jewel! Small, easy to find, excellent food and great staff. Fast service, sushi at the right temp, fresh and flavorful. We will be back!
  9. DW

    DanielWhiz

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and large selection of meal options. We look forward to eating here again and trying new selections. I was stationed in Okinawa, Japan and was excited to see that they carried Orion Beer! Genki Sushi is must try when visiting Wilmington.
  10. JW

    JoeW

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my sons Chaise’s birthday 🎂 . I took out his love ❤️ Jamie and him out for some Sushi 🍣. I was visiting Wilmington for the weekend. The food was phenomenal. The service was impeccable. The place is small as a lot of places are in Wilmington. But I would highly recommend this restaurant !!!! Make a reservation like I did !!!! You will not be disappointed trust me !!!!
  11. JC

    JimC

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always! Danny, Lana, Adam and the entire crew are terrific.
  12. AC

    AliceC

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic, freshest sushi and friendliest staff.
  13. u

    ual312

    Wilmington

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We felt lucky to get in since it was a Friday. All of the staff treated us well. The food, as usual was delicious. We will definitely come back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far the best sushi in Wilmington. Great service and family owned!
  15. TC

    TinaC

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food was good but price increases made it question if it was worth it. Got a tiny bowl of steamed rice and price was $4.75. Outrageous for 3-4 Tablespoons of rice to fill me up from my meal. Also, very frustrating ~ they now charge a Service Fee automatically without telling you for credit card purchases. It is on tour I’ll before you hand your form of payment
  16. m

    matthewt

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful family owned and operated spot with excellent food. It’s certainly not sushi only. I encourage you to explore the menu…
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite spot for sushi in Wilmington. The chef knows what he’s doing and it shows through the food. We will never go anywhere else for sushi. Thank you!!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very delicious. Fresh sushi / sashimi.
  20. I

    Ingrid

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always we experienced a wonderful dinner. Delicious sushi and attentive staff.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVE genki sushi! Best sushi in Wilmington hands down!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi.
  23. LB

    LeeB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best sushi experiences we have had. Everything was simple and fresh and service was extremely welcoming and friendly. Wagyu was especially delicious.
  24. CI

    ChristineI

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fresh sushi! All our dishes were delicious and we had great service!
  25. TS

    TracyS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Unbelievable nigiri! Some of the freshest sushi I’ve had since living in California. The escolar nigiri is a must-have and the staff was warm, welcoming and incredibly attentive. We will be back again and again!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prompt service
  27. RC

    RobieC

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great more traditional family run Japanese restaurant. Many interesting things to try.
  28. DS

    DavidS

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want the absolute best sushi in town go see Chef Danny and his wonderful family!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and hospitality.
  30. DL

    DeniseL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time in and it won’t be our last! Love it. Thank you!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Service was slow. Dirty plates left on table for long time while eating. Sushi was good but two rolls for almost $40 would of wanted them to knock me off my feet. Rolls are bite size. Makes for easy popping in mouth but at $18 or $19 would have liked to felt fuller. Young server spilled egg drop on my wife. Accidents happen but I felt he could have been a little more apologetic. She did say egg drop was very good. All in all food was good but not sure I would travel the 20 min from wrightsville beach rental when there are other choices closer by with better ambiance.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Not worth the money for all the hype. Food was just ok. Ambience terrible.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food. Great service. Fantastic rolls and scallop and sweet shrimp sashimi. Coconut cakes was fantastic … light yet rich with flavor. Totally 5 star. Expensive but still awesome.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality fresh sushi. Freshly prepared by master sushi chef Danny. Family operation cuts out high prices for fluff and sticks to high quality ingredients.
  35. A

    Angelab

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sushi was delicious, best in town. After living in DC for over 20 years we know our sushi so no need to look elsewhere. We HIGHLY encourage you to get a reservation. The restaurant is small and fills up quickly. If your party is larger than 2 people ir even if its two after 6:30pm you'll have a wait. Yes, it's in a little strip mall area off the beaten path but don't let that deter you. The food is AHmazing, the service is great and it isn't loud so be respectful and keep it that way.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    My boyfriend and I had made a reservation 2 days in advance, so I assumed the moment we arrived, we would be seated right away. Nope, we stood waiting for about 10 minutes or so waiting for a table to be cleaned off and a group that made a time after ours got seated before us. Not only did we wait long to be seated, but we sat waiting to order our food for a good bit as well. I understand they are understaffed and even had a sign to let us know that it may take a bit longer, but we could’ve seated at the table that was given to the other group, and we could’ve had someone help us to order our food instead of holding conversations with a table close to ours. We sat next to the door where a cloth was covering my left side and randomly some person was pushed into me through the cloth while we were waiting. The meal tasted fantastic though. I for sure recommend eating here for the meal and the nice hot towels for your hands. But also expect to wait for your table even though you made a reservation.
  37. C

    Chloe

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Came for a birthday. They don’t really do anything to make you feel special. No free dessert or candles, nor even really a happy birthday even though it was in the reservation. They were reminded about the birthday and looked kinda liked”so what.” So I would say not a great place for such festivities if you like special treatment. As we were treated ordinarily, the food was good and they were friendly enough. The real crab California roll was yummy and the salmon miso over the top good. The edamame so so and the seaweed salad was rather fishy and salty but then that’s to be expected to some degree. Overall a good experience but as a sushi snob I’m not blown away.
  38. S

    Stacey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite sushi place in town. We love the atmosphere, food and the staff.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The staff was super accommodating to my needs (introvert) and the overall experience was great. I only docked them a point because they just opened back up and were missing a few items on the menu. Definitely worth going back. And the egg drop soup was divine!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service was great even with it being busy. We will definitely be dining here again

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Genki Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 796-8687.

Genki Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 475 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Genki Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant

4724 New Centre Dr. Suite 5, Wilmington, NC 28405

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Off of New Centre Drive and Market St, in a small condo strip mall type.

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Executive chef

    Chef Danny

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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