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Hi Genki Japanese Restaurant

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6680 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-777-0533
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Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

As I’ve mentioned in the past, Hi Genki is a bit of a hidden gem tucked away next to the National Nikkei Heritage Centre. That’s a slight misnomer as plenty of people are aware of the great food here now and lineups during lunchtime are not unexpected. Run under the same umbrella that operates the Fujiya stores, you can be... More 

Thank pennyandrusty
Richmond, Canada
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1,170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

If you visit Hi Genki on the weekends be prepared to wait to be served as the restaurant primarily serves meals to it's residents but also offers a dining experience to visitors. This is an excellent opportunity to savor home style food.

Thank Renegade225
Burnaby, Canada
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95 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We frequent Hi Genki as it is conveniently close. Very seldom do you find this place without lineups. The food is consistently good and the price very reasonable. They offer specials but menu has some staples, like the don buri and bento. Suggest you try the deep-fried ice cream if you have room for dessert. Only downside is the wait... More 

Thank TINA M
Vancouver, British Columbia
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Probably been to Hi Genki 50+ times but first time in writing review. Had deep fried pork and Snapper in miso sauce.

Thank Canadian-Joe
Burnaby, Canada
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The restaurant started as a canteen for the Japnese Canadian seniors living in the same building, but of course it could benifit financially if open to the public. I love their don katsu (fried pork chop cutlet) meal. It was ONLY $ 5.00 the first time I visit more than 13 years ago, two piece of don katsu with salad,... More 

Thank Scott C
Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to Hi Genki Japanese restaurant. When I went for lunch on q Sunday, I was surprised with how full the restaurant was which indirectly suggests the food quality must be good. I ordered Bento Box (Chicken Teriyaki Bento) and really liked it. The food was tasty and yummilicious! Staff were also very friendly and helpful.... More 

Thank Mos2013
Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

So , we decided we wanted Japanese food and settled for this place based on others experience. Well my first thought was oh, it's on the ground floor of a high rise. Getting past the initial strangeness, it was positive from then on. Place was full at 2:30 pm so the wait was about 10 minutes. Ordered a pretty good... More 

Thank pwong8548
Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

More of a dinig hall type facility for the seniors home above, but it offers no frills dining on a budget. The only drawback, the menu is rather limited and no alcohol is served.

Thank dempaulo
Vancouver, Canada
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188 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Tucked away inside a care home in Burnaby lies Hi Genki. A restaurant that has been around for years and has grown in popularity since. Focusing on home cooked style grilled fish, deep fried delicacies, and abundant servings, this destination has a very loyal following. We got here 4 min after opening for dinner on Friday night at 6:19pm and... More 

Thank Grant L
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

I've been going to Hi Genki for years. It used to be a great place to grab lunch. They offer Japanese curry which we loved.But we noticed that everytime we go back it was going downhill. Gone is the good service we were used to, replaced with servers who look exhausted and really don't know what is going on. They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Japanese, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6680 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Burnaby
  • Phone Number: +1 604-777-0533

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