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#71 of 1,452 Restaurants in Geneva
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rue Henri- Blanvalet 3, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
+41 22 735 47 11
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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19:00 - 23:00
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255 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I think tripadviser should move them to number one on their list for Geneva .fish quality excellent.selection is rich including two type of sea urchin very good toro .their spicy tune is great.nice selection of Japanese beer.etc Service very good and friendly Like every thing in Geneva it's priced at the high end. Reservation is a must worth a visit

Thank Yosef L
Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

By far the best Japanese cuisine in Geneva! An authentic Japanese experience with truly passionate staff. A charming family-owned business that will forever be in my top 3 Genevan restaurants.

Thank Twistan188057
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Don't be confused between the original and the new one they have opened not far away. New one not bad , but no where near the quality... and as per CH norm , same price... So go to the original would suggest a decent business lunch and definately reserve as full most of the time looking for better Sushi but... More 

Thank Anthony S
Beirut, Lebanon
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

First, you definitely need to book a table in advance. In my opinion they serve the best Japanese food in Geneva. "Thon gras" sushi is highly recommended: it literally melts in your mouth. Temakis are also unbelievably good: unmatched seaweed cone and sashimi freshness. Note that it is expensive (paid 140CHF/person -only drank a beer). Also the place could be... More 

Thank TarekRahme
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Very good and Fresh Japanese, great for lunch and near the center of town. Parking nearby is impossible take your bike it public transport.

Thank jill w
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

As always, this little Japanese restaurant cannot let me down. Excellent food and lovely waitstaff brings me back again and again. This eatery never dissappoints!

Thank acondouret
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Very good food, is on the same level like Nobu. I really enjoyed it and very familiar atmosphere and fast served. I definitly will come again to this nice place.

Thank Bruno K
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Kakinuma, don't forget the reserve before you go ! Definitely a must go! The sushi and the food is just amazing !

Thank Louay R
Geneva, Switzerland
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Great japanese food in a tiny restaurant once called Yamakawa and founded by a japanese woman who pioneered japanese cuisine in Geneva in the 1980s. The owners of Kakinuma took it to another level - it's always full - so they recently opened a second restaurant a few blocks away.

Thank Alain S
Geneva, Switzerland
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

I love this restaurant and it was always very complicated to book a table there but they just opened a new restaurant in Villereuse ! The quality of food is exceptional and the service is good. Would 100% recommend it.

Thank oph_ponpon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$100
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Henri- Blanvalet 3, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 735 47 11

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