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House of Genji

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1335 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95112-4710
+1 408-453-8120
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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379 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The House of Genji has great beverages and food. We were celebrating a birthday with our son. The menu selections are great as well as all the beverages. The cooks make the dinner so awesome. Fresh food being cooked in front of you and your group. Amazing service, selections and food. We will be back again.

Thank ducka62
Mahtomedi, Minnesota
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I like to support local restaurants as much as possible. Unfortunately, I won't return to this one. The people were very nice and attentive. The food was just so so, tho. When making our fried rice, the chef badly scorched the eggs, but did nothing about it. As he went on, he overcooked just about everything. As soon as I... More 

Thank Jim F
Fremont, California
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205 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Typical type of Teppanyaki style place. We arrived at 5 pm for dinner service and were seated with three others and a short while later two others joined the 5 of us. Upon entering the place there is a unique odd smell like it has been closed up for years with no ventilation. The wallpaper and cook tables are a... More 

Thank Luv2hikejulie
San Francisco
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1,187 reviews
571 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Food was bland but the service was great. Serving sizes are average for this type of Japanese restaurant. Fried rice was void of flavor.

Thank 7268
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

While waiting for my brother-in-law's flight to arrive at SJC, my wife, daughter, and I had dinner at House of Genji last Friday. Genji is one of San Jose's best places to dine when a fun, warm, unpretentious environment is important. The style is "teppan yaki," in which the chef prepares food on a large steel stove top, directly in... More 

Thank Charles L
Belmont, California
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The food at House of Genji is cooked Teppanyaki style, (ie: Benihana), right on the grill in front of you. The chefs are fun, engaging & do a myriad of entertaining tricks as the prepare your food. The show is the fun part of the occasion. The food is good, as is the service, although I would not consider it... More 

Thank DCM2015-1
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256 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We had seen this place advertised on TV and took the granddaughter because she would enjoy the show part of the meal. Compare other similar restaurants I found the show that the chef include I the cooking process was average. Have seen better in the US and much better in Japan. Food portions were fine, and the food average. Even... More 

Thank bubba65
San Francisco, California
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289 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

My family has a thing for teppanyaki so for big family celebration we always have teppanyaki. Benihana didn't have big enough table to sit the whole family so we went to Genji instead. Food selection, quality & taste wise, Genji was on par with Benihana. Although I find the food to be quite salty overall. The overall presentation, such as... More 

Thank Minnie Y
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The food was very typical of a good hibachi restaurant. Usual menu offerings plus sushi, sashimi etc. The service was excellent. Very friendly and fun to talk to. Decor was a bit dated but all in all it was a good experience.

Thank Nikejackjoey
San Jose, California
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301 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

My spouse had researched this restaurant and was in the mood to try out a new restaurant so we visited here on a Saturday. Waited at the bar for some friends to join us and we enjoyed the vodka collins and martini drinks served in the lounge. Saturday night was a busy visit at the HOG. Salad and soup was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1335 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95112-4710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-453-8120

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?