Genki Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant

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$30 and under
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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. Thank you for your participation and understanding in this.
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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sushi, great local feel. Always packed, which tell you something! Lana is able to work the back, and greet everyone before they leave!

h
Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bang bang shrimp app is to die for!!! We also love the Bonzai and rainbow naruto rolls- light and delish. Crunchy lobster roll was fab, as was the spider roll. Best sushi in Wilm, no contest.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Birthday was fun

MF
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! It’s a hopping little place so be patient. Tried the coconut cake this time....holy moly! It was amazing!!!

H
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent variety of Japanese food with generous portions. The small space is decorated and laid out in a very inviting fashion. The small complimentary bites at the start of the meal (marinated catfish, edamame with seaweed) were a nice touch. The chirashi was outstanding. The restaurant was packed—no doubt due to the popularity of the good food—though as a result, the very friendly and competent service was just a hair on the slow side. We came with two young kids, as did some others—many thanks to the restaurant for also being family-friendly!

CB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic and delicious food. Service was great, the manager/hostess is awesome.

MF
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sushi is amazing!!! Fresh fresh fresh!! Best seaweed salad I’ve ever had.

MP
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always so fresh and delicious. Love this place!

KB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Owners are one in a million and their staff is amazing! Favorite weekly lunch spot for me. My husband and I go for dinner occasionally. ❤️💕❤️

JP
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Sushi was excellent! Very fresh and flavorful. On the downside, our service started out great, but as the restaurant got busier, our server was not as diligent in providing that great service. He forgot one of our drinks and we had to finally flag down another worker. The manager did come by and apologize and removed it from our bill. Not having a drink makes it difficult to completely enjoy your meal. Also, there was a large party seated behind us, who were extremely loud and since the place is so small, it was difficult to hear our own conversation. I recommend dining early in the evening, as once we ate, another worker mentioned that we picked the perfect time to eat, as there was an hour wait then to get your sushi.

C
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Live or Lightly played music would’ve been a bonus

OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Genki continues to impress us with every visit. It’s our go-to for date night and the food is amazing, the staff is friendly, and it’s just a great place to eat. If you want the freshest and tastiest sushi and other Japanese cuisine in town, then you should visit Genki. 5-stars every single time.

VK
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve had better sushi here than in a few sushi restaurants in Japan. It’s a miracle that this place is in Wilmington. Wonderful service, knowledgeable staff, absolutely delicious sushi (and sushi rice, a key detail missing in most american sushi joints) and an awesome atmosphere. They were also pros at handling a customer with a service animal. Will be back to Wilmington and will be back to Genki

BF
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful experience with delicious, beautifully prepared, carefully thought out starters, sushi, and saki!

CS
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never a disappointment at Genki!

AB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While on vacation in Wilmington, I found this restaurant on trip advisor and it was highly recommended. I am glad that I made reservations, as those who did not have reservations had to wait for quite a while. The sushi was excellent. The fish and vegetables were both fresh. The service was great. Our waitress was attentive and the owner even came out to the tables and checked in. She talked to us and got to know us. I will certainly be going back if I find myself in the area again.

AY
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This restaurant has had consistently great food with high quality fresh fish. It is slightly pricier than the average Japanese restaurant but that is due to the quality of the products used. The only issue was service was a little bit slow but it was made up for by the courtesy and friendliness of the staff. As always the home made candies at the end of the meal is always appreciated.

B
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming here for years. Always good. Sometimes it is good to have things not change. I like the idea of Genki Sushi Bar, the family effort that goes into their operation, the quality of their food and of the hospitality. Get a reservation if you can (first time I have used OpenTable---a good thing) because they are often very busy. Even then, I do not feel rushed to finish our meal, or to leave without being complete. "Complete" means sampling the home-made toffee. We even took some home to my parents in Minnesota, it is so good (but buy those, don't just take them off the tray!!) Domo Arigato!

TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Japanese food I’ve had in 10 years of living in NC.

SP
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect atmosphere and even better food. Genki never disappointment. If you want real authentic Japanese cuisine and sushi look no further...Genki is the real deal.

OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant!

SO
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in Wilmington. Excellent service, run by a family that also treats you like family.
Hidden gem in a non-descript strip center- you will be pleasantly surprised by the food & service.
Not to mention the homemade toffees!!!!!

CS
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Experience always is!

OT
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing

K
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great Japanese restaurant with authentic food. We had beef curry and sushi and both were very nice.

LO
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

I have been here before and the food was excellent! However we had reservations for 6 people and they decided to close the restaurant a day early for the holiday without cancelling our reservations....just a hand written note This was definitely disappointing! We will definitely try again.

Y
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always yummy. Current genki continues strong traditional Japanese food (I’m part Japanese and have lived there). Other sushi places in town can’t compare. My Japanese grandma loves the sushi but inhaled the cold soba as well. Best miso soup around.

A
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality of Food is SUPERB. Service exceptional. This Genki is NEW YORK CITY quality SUSHI. THE BEST JAPANESE IN Wilmington, NC and the owners are so accommodating - Don't forget to make a reservation. Cannot wait to go back. Yum!

TB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best sushi I’ve had in a long time. Best service I’ve had in a long time. Well done!

t
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a gem!! We booked a table on a whim before a theatre engagement. We had a a delicious sushi meal and suddenly a huge storm brewed up. I was on crutches and our host was so kind to walk us out to our car under an umbrella. The whole experience was great!

DG
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sushi in town! Would be a good idea to Make a reservation

OT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was great.

F
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Sushi is excellent. Customer service is even better. We will definitely be back next time we are in Wilmington.

s
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fresh and delicious food beautifully presented. Knowledgeable and professional staff. Great casual or special occasion restaurant. And the after dinner homemade caramels are always a treat. Takes me back to Japan every time I eat there.

d
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

BEST Sushi on the east coast! I can’t get enough of Chef Danny’s food and crew. Gem of a surprise in a hidden strip mall by Target. It’s not cheap but the quality is unparalleled. Chef Danny is a sushi artist. I don’t care for rolls so my go to sashimi are the Toro, Salmon, Escolar, Salmon roe, and Santa Barbara Uni. My fiancé says the salmon skin hand roll is the best he’s ever had. The shumai are handmade and super delicate with flavor to savor! If you’re lucky, they may have their amazing coconut cake available for dessert.... Oh my!!!

JS
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food and service! We have to visit every time we’re in town!

LA
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a solid establishment. They have traditional Japanese food and very fresh fish. The service is on point and their beverage menu is excellent as well. This is my go to sushi house.

DC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing very high quality Sushi & Sashimi

You will be surprised!!

FB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best in the Wilmington area. We drove 30 miles to have dinner.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Genki is the best sushi in Wilmington!

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