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Genki Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant, Wilmington, NC
Genki Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant, Wilmington, NC
Genki Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant, Wilmington, NC
Genki Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant, Wilmington, NC
Genki Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant, Wilmington, NC

Genki Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant

4.9
4.9
565 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


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 565 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Overall

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Food

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Value

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Healthy

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Hot spot

  • Wilmington

    Best Overall

  • Wilmington

    Best Food

  • Wilmington

    Best Service

  • Wilmington

    Best Value

  • Wilmington

    Healthy

  • Wilmington

    Hot spot

  • Wilmington

    Neighborhood gem

565 Reviews
  1. MikeG

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place for sushi in Wilmington that I have had. Nice high quality food in a small atmosphere.

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  2. ChristinaK

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Genki is always a wonderful experience! Good food, great service.

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  3. outtakitchen

    Washington DC

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We loved our dinners at Genki. The sushi was fresh and delicious. Soup and salad were ample portions. Our only criticism is that the small restaurant can’t help but be loud and busy. Glad they’re doing well but the pace was rather frenetic.

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  4. MichalC

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful as always, but sitting at the end of the bar, right next to the kitchen entrance was noisy and slightly chaotic. It also allowed us to see one of the waitresses stuff a bunch of trash, that fell on the floor, into the garbage can right before handing us soy sauce. Gross. It was also frustrating that they ran out of the complementary side and didn’t replace it with anything else. Still our favorite place, though.

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  5. BrendaC

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sushi was definitely a step above most of the other sushi restaurants in town. We were seated right away and our service was efficient. The only complaint we had is that we didn't get enough wasabi and had to ask for a little more, but we like wasabi!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my second visit to Genki, and you guys know I do my reviews in 3’s because I want to give the most authentic review🤩 I continue to stand behind my claim that Genki is a hidden gem. If you’re in the Wilmington area, and want to experience the BEST SUSHI then Genki is your restaurant! Pictured is the sushi deluxe + I added Octopus, Matt specialty roll, Fire in the hole, The Firecracker, California roll, and we got kimchi ….and of course a cold Sapporo! My previous rating still stands, but they are really close to ALL 5 stars! Atmosphere 4 stars - Service 5 stars - Food 5 stars - Value for your money 5 stars. Overall I would give Genki 4.5 stars. The sushi & specialty rolls are a definite 5 stars. If you are from or visiting the Wilmington, NC area and want sushi then definitely checkout Genki!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was a amazing as usual! Fav place in Wilmington!

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  8. StuartS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good. Best sushi in Wilmington NC. Always Fresh and well prepared!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my first visit to Genki, and it was AMAZING 🤩 It’s a hidden gem in a strip mall, but the sushi Genki is definitely the BEST that I’ve had in Wilmington area. Pictured is the sushi deluxe, Matt specialty roll, Fire in the hole, tempura roll, and we got kimchi & assorted pickles as an appetizer…and of course a cold Sapporo! Here is my official rating out of 5 stars. Atmosphere 4 stars - Service 5 stars - Food 5 stars - Value for your money 5 stars. Overall I would give Genki 4.5 stars. The sushi & specialty rolls are a definite 5 stars. If you are from or visiting the Wilmington, NC area and want sushi then definitely checkout Genki!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best sushi and dining experience in town.

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  11. WesleyP

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this place for great sushi. My only complaint is we were seated right next to the door and it was pretty cold outside.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most authentic and fresh sushi in NC. Treats customers like family!

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  13. AndrewL

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and experience as always. Best sushi in town.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Genki is always absolutely amazing! Would never give anywhere else!

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  15. PamelaK

    Wilmington

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best authentic Japanese cuisine in Wilmington, NC.

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  16. BrandyW

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at Genki, and after our visit, we get the hype! It is the best sushi in the area! Great service, great food, great time!

    1 person found this helpful

  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Genki as usual, never disappoints! Everything about this family owned and operated restaurant makes it unique and very special. The delicious food and just the welcoming staff make you feel like you’re at home enjoying dinner with friends and family. The menu has lots of delicious options and the sushi is simply the best you’ll ever have. Our out of town guest that had requested sushi for dinner this night enjoyed the evening just as much as we always do. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great sushi!! Make sure to get a reservation ahead of time!

    1 person found this helpful

  19. YOPA

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I arrived slightly ahead of my 6pm reservation at 5:48 pm and was pleased to be seated by 5:55 pm. The staff was attentive throughout our meal. However, I was less impressed with the wait time for the main dish, which took an hour to arrive, especially considering the restaurant's policy to limit dining time to 1:45 hours. The quality of the sashimi was commendable, but I couldn't help but notice the deluxe sushi dinner portions seemed to have diminished over time. We also tried the grilled squid appetizer, which, unfortunately, did not justify its $13 price tag.

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  20. TrevorS

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants in town ❤️ Can’t recommend this place enough for sushi lovers!

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  21. MikeG

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistently fresh and attentive. Reservations strongly recommended as it is small and popular place. They are on OpenTable, yay!!

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  22. LeeS

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best sushi around by far. No MSG and they make their own sauces, including soy sauce. It’s something you have to experience.

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  23. SamC

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great sushi, food and service. Storefront modest ambience but tive star service and food was outstanding

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  24. LindseyK

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time, always amazing food & service. Looking forward to our next visit!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always phenomenal and authentic —- owners (inc Chef) care for customers like family. Best sushi and Japanese food in NC.

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  26. londonlover719

    Dallas

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The sushi and rolls are really good and it’s a fun atmosphere.

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  27. RealoldNavy

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    In my mind the best authentic sushi in town. Not a lot of goofy rolls with cheese but classy rolls. Sushi well prepared and great service.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best sushi in town! Fresh food, great menu, and wonderful people!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious. Miso black cod is a must!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were pleasantly surprised to find high quality Japanese food here in Wilmington. Our prior experiences in town have been disappointing in quality. Genki offers excellent sushi and traditional Japanese entrees. Service is excellent and friendly. Small details are very authentic, including REAL wasabi (which is a rare find even in NYC/Chicago). This isnt some poorly thought out asian fusion joint with sushi as an after thought. Genki is the real deal!

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  31. Brian

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This location was recommended and I must say it’s the best sushi I’ve had in Wilmington hands down. We will definitely be going again!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff is amazing! The food, even better!!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. The food is so amazing and always fresh.

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  34. BonnieB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing Sushi dinner! We have always had wonderful experiences at Genki.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best sushi in town! I tell everyone to come here

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  36. JuneD

    Washington DC

    156 reviews

    5.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We live in the Washington, DC area with a big selection of Japanese restaurants… and Genki is one of the most innovative and delicious sushi/rolls we have experienced. Highly recommend. It’s popular so best to make a reservation.

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  37. Hank

    Wilmington

    161 reviews

    5.0

    161 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lana and the team run a great local Wilmington NC restaurant. Go even if you don't like sushi because they have cooked food options as well. Plenty of free parking outside. We always enjoy food and wine here for dinner.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waygu beef, lotus blossom, kimchee, and sake were our favorites. 35 minute wait even with reservations and being on time but worth it

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  39. Adrienne

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What can I say! There is no other Japanese restaurant in Wilmington that is perfection as Genki is. I love the entire crew! Service & Food are 10++ ( more than 5 starts)

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    日本で食べるような美味しい和食がいただけました!お魚も新鮮で、店員さんもよく気がついて、楽しい時間を過ごせました。

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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 565 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


Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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