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House of Genji

1335 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95112-4710
+1 408-453-8120
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good39%
  • Average32%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried rice” (8 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
“sushi” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Sushi
$$ - $$$
1335 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95112-4710
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Reviewed 4 days ago

When you bring a group of eight adults and kids for a special showtime meal experience, you have certain expectations. At $30 per person, Genji falls short. Long waiting time, with reservation, for a table. Spartan dining halls. So-so food quality. Tired, at table cooking...More

Thank wymanvic
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I love Tepanyaki and eat it all the time in Asia where the food is amazing and there is no show at all. Here they think that by throwing knives and tapping spatulas I can ignore the very average food. I prefer good food and...More

Thank Izak K
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I have been going to House of Gengi for years, taking clients to lunch, as it is nearby my work. Taking my kids (4 boys) there for birthday parties, as its entertaining and they love the food... But this last time taking my sister who...More

Thank Joan E
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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...More

Thank ducka62
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank Jim F
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...More

Thank Luv2hikejulie
Reviewed 22 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 7,268
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Charles L
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank DCM2015-1
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank bubba65
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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