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Gen Kai Japanese Restaurant

34143 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2808
+1 949-240-2004
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (14 reviews)
“poke bowl” (3 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
34143 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2808
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped by Gen Kai on an early Friday evening and entered a fairly empty restaurant. We wondered if it was any good since there were few people there. We got our answer as the place was slammed with customers within the next 30 minutes...and...More

Thank shinbun
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at this restaurant and we loved it! The place itself is not that beautiful and inviting but the food is amazing!!! We loved everything we ordered and we received it without too much wait, even if the restaurant was full. And the...More

Thank SaraAntonLargo
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Eating sushi while traveling can be tricky and scary but no at this place; after some researching, this restaurant was highly recommended. It was a Sunday night, we had a reservation and sat right away, service was slow to start, place was busy but once...More

Thank joinville
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I just moved to Dana point and was so sad to leave my local sushi. This place is so fresh and yummy! If your in the area defentally worth a visit

Thank Melanie C
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is our 2nd visit here and we love it. Recommend eating at the Sushi Bar since you get to watch them carefully craft each roll and all of the sushi. Last time we didn't get the live scallop, but this visit we did. Incredible...More

Thank NelsonD148
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

When living on Balboa Island Gen Kai Sushi in Corona del Mar was our go to sushi place. The sushi outstanding, service exceptional and atmosphere lively. Fast forwarded 25 years, the Gen Kai in Dana Point was as good if not better. The himachi sashimi...More

Thank AlohaQ
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Ate at Gen Kai for the first time Saturday after hearing good things for a long time. The good: everything we ate was really good. the vibe the bad: the wait (it's a very crowded waiting area, but at least they will give you beer...More

Thank biggsy1969
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Our friends took us for lunch. Great seating, service and food! Bento box was fantastic and miso soup. Love the fried tofu soup too. Look forward to returning with more friends. Parking nearby too.

Thank BTF602
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Bomb sushi and affordable. I took my wife there on her birthday and she is picky about sushi and she loved it. They gave her a birthday dessert too.

Thank jimberto
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Man the food was great.... caterpillar roll. Crunchy roll was amazing. Tuna was fresh fresh. One problem is that the place is dirty maybe even filthy!! Would be a 5 if they remodeled

Thank Joseph A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34143 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2808
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-240-2004
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