House Of Genji
1335 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95112
Parking: Street, Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Steakhouse
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
01/09/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have been going to House of Genji for over 10 years now and absolutly love the food there. If you're looking for a great Fillet Mignon with a twist - Genji is your place. The meal starts out with a salad then a great bowl of missho soup followed by rice, vegtables and shrimp with the the main course coming last. With the main course you get two dipping sauces - ginger sauce and mustard sauce. They're mustard sauce is absolutly delicous and is one of the things that differenctiates Genji from the chains. I'm not sure where they get their meat from but the quality is excellent, rivaling some of the larger top steakhouse chains. I have heard others complain about some of the seafood dishes but as this is a steakhouse and you really have to order their specialty.
One thing that Genji could use is a major makeover - the place has not changed in over a decade and the carpet and walls are worn beyond what they should be. One other thing that I have a issue with is that they started adversiting on TV about their free birthday dinner which brought in a lot of less desirable people. What I mean by this is that large groups of people will get together for a birthday dinner and get drunk and rowdy making the place seem a little less sofisticated.
Hands down this is the best Tepan Yaki place in the area, Bennihanna is just a chain and doesnt even come close.
02/16/2004Provided by Citysearch -
I ended up at House of Genji because Benihana was already booked for the evening and we had the itch for some teppanyaki. I can't even tell you how disappointed I was!
Not only was the decor awful (nothing authentic looking about it), but with what they charge for the food, you would think they could at least paint the baseboards.
The food was below average and everything tasted like soy sauce. The only thing you can use to compare this place with Benihana are the menu prices. Benihana will win everywhere else hands down.
09/03/2002Provided by Citysearch -
I just went to this restaurant and must say that there was nothing special about this restaurant, it's just another typical teppanyaki place. For the money, I would rather have gone to Benihana.
The food was good, ambiance was ok.
Overall, if you want teppanyaki go to Benihana.