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“Always on target”

Gen Kai Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #29 of 147 Restaurants in Dana Point
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Been dining here for decades, ever since the move to Capo Beach. Totally enjoy the sushi/sashimi, although we always eat in the main dining room as opposed to the sushi bar. The food is consistently good and particularly like the sunset dinners or lunch menu which are great values. I've eaten at numerous Japanese restaurants and yes have been to Japan itself, but this place ranks at the top!

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

In CA, we do sushi a bit differently... I'm a native Californian but now live in the U.K., and this place brought me back to my roots. I only ordered a Hungry Tiger roll -- a unique combo of tempura shrimp, crab meat, avocado and cucumber covered in tuna, presented on a plate with a delicious spicy sauce. This is typical California sushi ingredients and freshness that I fondly remember. The ambiance fills in the rest of the feeling -- a surf board on the wall, a popular set of stools at the sushi bar, and a waiting list for a table.

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Reviewed 16 December 2016

I have been coming here since the 1980's and even though ownership has changed, the restaurant has stayed first rate. This is not a chichi sushi restaurant. It is about the food. The fish is always very, very fresh. We like sashimi. Their rolls are also very good and some quite interesting but not overly elaborate like some sushi restaurant The prices are very reasonable. If you have children, the dining room is child friendly. The sushi bar is sought after by sushi lovers. You can also order take out here.

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

Been going here for awhile now and they have the best rolls. I love getting the Robert Roll because its light and so tasty!

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant opens at 11:30 on weekdays. We arrived when it opened and within a half an hour it was packed. The service was excellent, the sushi fresh and plated beautifully. The price was mid range. I had the sushi lunch which included miso soup and rice for approximately $12. The building the restaurant is in has been there quite a while, so the interior is clean yet comfortable.

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