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Amakara Japan

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19 Geneva St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 4M3, Canada
+1 905-684-0612
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11:15 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By far one of the best restaurants in Niagara. Always a treat eating at Amakara Japan. The food is always fresh and the amount of variety they offer is more than you can imagine. Their sushi delicious! You can taste the quality! Small, cozy restaurant with a great ambiance and atmosphere. Only thing I've been noticing during my last couple... More 

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1 Thank TJNas
Niagara Falls, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The restaurant used to be the best in town. Now eating in and taking out is so painful, as the service is absolutely appalling. The new owner under staffs the employees and over works them to the point where you get barely any service. Take out orders take up to an hour.. for sushi!!??? such a shame :(

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1 Thank saraj2988
Chien C, Manager at Amakara Japan, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize for your recent bad experience. We have been operating Amakara Japan since 2014 and Sues, the current owner, had worked with the previous owner for over 20 years. We commit to continue to provide the most authentic and high quality Japanese cuisine as possible. For the best food quality, we only serve our sushi with freshly made... More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

My son chose this restaurant for dinner and what a great choice he made. The restaurant is small and quaint. The servers were polite and helpful and the food was fresh and very good. We will definitely be back.

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2 Thank Clappyy
Chien C, Owner at Amakara Japan, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely compliment. We are very happy that you and your family enjoyed your dinner at Amakara Japan. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sues and Chien More 

St. Catharines, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I have been a customer for 30 years Its a saturday night 9:03 kitchen closes at 9 :30 I tried to place an order at 9:03. I get this young man on the phone telling me he bought the business three months ago and he has a family too and will not place my order.Maybe this is the wrong profession... More 

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1 Thank Corina432
Chien C, Owner at Amakara Japan, responded to this review

Sorry for your disappointment. On our website, we do state that our restaurant closes at 9:30 and the last order is at 9:00. We have not received any complaints about our closing time in the past, however, to avoid future confusion or misunderstanding, we will change it to “Kitchen closes at 9:00pm, Monday to Saturday.” We have been operating Amakara... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Easily the best place to go for sushi/sashimi in the city, the quality is amazing and I have stopped going anywhere else once I was introduced to it. The servers are very friendly and accommodating, I go there quite a bit and so some of the staff has even learned my name which is an added bonus. I have never... More 

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3 Thank Mary N
Chien C, Owner at Amakara Japan, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely compliment. The feedback like yours is the great encouragement to keep us better and better. Cheers!! We hope to see you again soon! Sues and Chien More 

Ontario's Near North, Canada
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We ate twice at this little restaurant while we were visiting the city. The sushi and sashimi was great although the service was a bit slow. I would have given a 5, but they didn't have the type of saki that we ordered from their menu.

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1 Thank Wendy P
St. Catharines, Canada
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to Amakara for a date night. The food was amazing as always. We got rolls and an app to share. We usually do takeout. Everything I have had there so far has been great. Service is pretty good. Treated well and always with a smile. So much better than the all you can eat sushi... More 

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2 Thank kfalovo
Wainfleet, Canada
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

I surprised a friend by taking her to Amakara Japan for lunch today - and she as more than thrilled. She kept saying "this food tastes so fresh and good". I started with the seaweed salad and she had the garden salad with ginger dressing - and was threatening to lick out her bowl since the homemade dressing was so... More 

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2 Thank Willie3181
Level Contributor
43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

I went here for lunch on a Saturday with a friend. The service was very friendly. Unfortunately, the food was not particularly noteworthy. The atmosphere is basic but comfortable. This restaurant will not go on my list of places to visit regularly.

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2 Thank David L
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Amakara is a gem in the vast amounts of the all you can eat sushi places. I love coming here for some "me" time. Its cozy and quiet because the dinning area is small everyone is very respectful to each other. A great lunch special served in a bento box with soup salad and glass noodles to start. If your... More 

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2 Thank Nicole M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:15 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:15 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:15 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:15 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:15 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:15 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Geneva St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 4M3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 905-684-0612

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