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“Genji's is a special occasion favorite”

Genji Japanese Steak House
Ranked #17 of 151 Restaurants in Midland
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Although we occasionally go to Genji's on a whim, we usually save it for a special occasion. Service is great as is the food.

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Thank TealOfAmber
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We went to Genji's for dinner on Friday after making a reservation the day before at our specific time of 7:00. We waited until 7:30 and then they said they didn't know when we would get in. There were people stacked up like cord wood! They also had reservations!!! They obviously take reservations for anyone that calls even though they know it will be dozens more than the restaurant can actually hold at that time or even within an hour and a half. What a joke!!! Won't go there anytime soon again.

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1  Thank lenorecrawford
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Great food made from the best ingredients. Sit at the hibachi if you can the first time you go, and you'll see a great show! The sushi is quite excellent if you enjoy eating it, and the menu has a great variety of choices. If you get a salad, try the house dressing.

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Thank Matt T
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

I have spent a small fortune at both area Genji Restaurants over the years, and I am afraid this is coming to an end. We brought the family in for dinner recently, and it is very apparent that the thrill of the grill is no longer enough to overcome the inflated price of rice, thinly cut steak and dried chicken and shrimp. Even the presentation of the sushi was horrible. The nigiri tasted fine (albeit a bit on the small side), but look like it had been sliced with a butter knife.
To command the prices charged here, the presentation and food needs to change. The chefs are doing the same presentation they did when they opened. There is nothing new or creative. And what's worse, the chefs even appeared bored with the whole "show". The hostesses lack any enthusiasm, (our waitress Kristin was very good, and the only high point of the evening), and the hibachi food is quite frankly, a joke. When you drown your chicken in teriyaki sauce to get it to appear moist, please. And I am not sure where they source their beef from, but I have never seen steaks like this anywhere else, thank goodness. What's more, somehow they are able to serve shrimp that don't taste like anything. The proteins should be able to stand on their own without smothering them in salt and oil. The bottom line is Genji needs a makeover. There are several better restaurants around that are a fraction of the price, and if you want sushi, this is no longer the go to place in the area. Hopefully Pi's management will take a serious look at their business model here. It is as crusty as the grill we sat around when we arrived because the previous chef did not clean it properly (always very appetizing before starting a meal). Oh, and the fountain in the waiting area is also old and tired. It was not working the night we came in. Please fix this place. Please.

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2  Thank Reggaewanderer
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Hands-down one of the best places to go for hibachi teriyaki chicken and sushi! Love going there during the lunch hours for their specials. Great atmosphere and make reservations if you are able to. I would go here every day if I could!

Thank businessgirl24
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