We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Good sushi in the heart of stellenbosch ”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Genki Sushi

Genki Sushi
Ranked #41 of 248 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: http://www.google.co.za/search?hl=en&q=genki+sushi+stellenbosch&aq=f&aqi=g-b2&aql=&oq=
Level Contributor
57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good sushi in the heart of stellenbosch ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

We found this place on the web after buying a bottle of wine that apparently paired well with sushi. It's really easy to miss Genki because it's pretty well hidden in the courtyard between dorp en pleinstreet. Glad we found it though, because the service, ambience and food were really good. Not being used to bringing our own wine to a restaurant it felt a little uncomfortable at first but finding out that it did indeed paired really good with the sushi was a reward after all. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone who enjoys good sushi for a reasonable price!

Helpful?
Thank John P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

105 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    47
    47
    7
    1
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Queensland
Level Contributor
843 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 676 helpful votes
“Great Sushi in an Unexpected Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

We didn't expect to find a sushi restaurant in the heart of a town like Stellenbosch in South Africa, so were pleasantly surprised. There were tables inside, but it was a lovely day and we were happy to eat outside at one of the few scattered tables. Some locals put on the "miner's dance" (in gum boots) for small change from the various diners (other restaurants in the square have al fresco dining), and received a glass of water from Genki for their efforts, so we thought they were regulars.
The waiter (manager?) was very friendly, and took our orders for mixed sushi, nigiri and sashimi, and a couple of glasses of Cap Classique (champagne-style wine). It was delightful. The food was very nice and seemed exceptionally good value as compared to what we would pay for the same in Australia.
A terrific spot for lunch, and great food and wine. Loved it!

  • Visited December 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank seagullrob
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
Level Contributor
49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best Sushi in Stellenbosch for sure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

My boyfriend and I opted for Genki after a bad start at Ocean Basket. I always thought Genki is very expensive for locals but I was pleasantly surprised! We sat outside and started off with a bottle of L'Avenir Rose and the calamari tentacles for a starter to share - excellent! The manager served us most of the time, which was a bonus and was very helpful with advice for new comers. I took the regular platter and my partner the "man-roll" excellent choices! There was yellow tail sashimi that was a first for me, but tasty. Would we go again - for sure!! You can also take your own wine at R30 corkage fee! This beats the franchise restaurants in Stellenbosch by far!

  • Visited December 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Antoinette802
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Stellenbosch
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

This restaurant is a little gem in the heart of Stellenbosch with a cosy but elegant atmosphere. It's well worthwhile to try out some of the more unusual non sushi items on the menu too. Silky tofu; who would have guessed this could be so good! But if you only go for sushi it's also a winner every time.

  • Visited September 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Gina H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good sushi”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

A good sushi restaurant. Nothing wrong with it but nothing spectacular. If you want good sushi you won't be disappointed. Service could do with some improvement but again nothing wrong with it.

  • Visited October 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank jonnysh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Genki Sushi also viewed

Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Stellenbosch, Western Cape
 
Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Stellenbosch, Western Cape
 
Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Stellenbosch, Western Cape
 

Been to Genki Sushi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing