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“A nice discovery, but authentic Japanese?”
Review of Kakinuma

Kakinuma
Ranked #37 of 1,891 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 30 - USD 100
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Last night (Friday) we discovered Kakinuma, and it was a pleasant surprise - the decor is sober, but not sterile, and the service attentive and friendly. We also enjoyed the food, sashimi for starters, various sliced beef dishes as main course. All food was well prepared, the sashimi as a portion on the small dide but very fresh. However, when it comes to "authentic" it was not really convincing, certainly not the salads and rucola with the meat. There are a few more authentic Japanese restaurants in town, by my taste. The dessert definitely was authentic and therefore also worthy of the attached picture: delicate sorbet in a wrapping of rice flower of the same flavour. Sake was excellent.

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1  Thank robert_bos53
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

usually one comeback to enjoy the taste and atmosphere he experienced before... in my case I left with feeling that not all comebacks are enjoyed, if not perfectly planned. If you have nob reservation and invited by any chance to the back room, beware there's no window and it's why room is a bit depressive. Otherwise if you have no sense of claustrophobia - welcome to taste a good Japan cuisine.

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1  Thank Murat67
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Many of my Japanese colleagues and I agree that this is the restaurant that you can get one of the most authentic japanese food in Geneva. I am not talking about just Sushi which is all over Geneva, be it authentic or not. But, if you want a kind of Japanese food other than Sushi that usual Japanese people miss, this is the place. From Tonkatsu to Tempura, you can taste real Japan that you would not be able to taste in mere Sushi-only outlets. The service is also superb. Highly recommended.

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5  Thank Yoshiyuki O
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

The sushi was great! But the restaurant has too many tables very close to each other so it feels very crowded and loud. Service was very slow when we went there but the restaurant was completely full.

1  Thank Valeria T
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

We booked this restaurant while searching for traditional Japanese cuisine in Geneva and we were not disappointed!
Great service, very warm welcome and the best sushi in town!

Thank JEV23
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