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Gen Kai Japanese Restaurant

) #24 of 122 Restaurants in Dana Point €€ - €€€ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
34143 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2808
+1 949-240-2004
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (12 reviews)
“poke bowl” (3 reviews)
“hand rolls” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
€€ - €€€
34143 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2808
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a friend that had Gen Kai at the top of their list of places to return to eat in the Dana Point area. Sushi was fresh and expertly prepared. We always enjoy sitting at the Sushi bat and engaging with the chef. Great...More

Thank 954marymargaretk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yep, this is the sushi restaurant that my daughter had her fast taste of miso soup and tofu at 6 months old...She is almost 16 years of age and still loves sushi. Every time we walk in this restaurant, they remember us! The. Best. Sushi....More

Thank puresynergy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dream about their Poke bowl - always fresh, tons of choices and a nice table seating area aside from the sushi bar. Reasonable prices and good service.

Thank Lydia747
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great little place for sushi. I have been here for dinner and lunch a few times. The food is wonderful. I have always eaten at the sushi bar. I am in the company of a friend who lives around the corner and...More

Thank MaryLouise H
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank petelapuh
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...More

Thank Kathy T
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank judymscott
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!

Thank cmcintyre123
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...More

Thank 419Kathy
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Lunch time is hustle bustle. Dinner a little more quiet. Very good service, fair prices, nice ambiance. We usually go for lunch

Thank DBKuper
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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