I have made three visits to Genji Japanese restaurant in the past few months, so I believe I should be qualified to give a fair review of Genji’s food and services. I got to know about Genji via a friend who loves sushi Ottawa doesn’t have too many choices when it comes to Chinese and Japanese food. So, we are delighted to try out this new restaurant.
For our first visit in March, we ordered most of their vegetarian dishes. If memory serves me right, we tried their grilled eggplant (seasoned with miso sauce – very yummy), vegetable tempura (sweet potato, zuichini, eggplant – very crispy with golden color, not greasy at all), assorted maki (sweet potato, futomaki, advocado rolls), and tosa tofu (a little bit spicy, very tasty). We all voted that their sweet potato maki are the best that we've had in Ottawa.
For our second visit (in April), we tried their Kaiso salad, edamame, tofu steak, vegetable tempura (again), tamago, shitake roll and sweet potato maki (again). This time we ensure that we had room for dessert. We tried their fried banana ice cream. It was awesome!
For our third visit (last Saturday), we asked the chef to design a vegetarian sushi platter for us. We told the chef that sweet potato is a must for the platter. When the sushi platter arrived at our table, the word "WOW!" just came out so naturally. The sushi was very artistically prepared, we were all mesmerized by the beautiful sushi arrangement. We also tried out their green tea crème brule. It was a totally delicious meal!
For my past three visits to Genji, I see consistent food quality. I have no reservations recommending Genji to my friends and colleagues for a wonderful dining experience. Good job and keep it up!