34143 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Pt, CA | Directions 9262933.466364 -117.701576
Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-10pm Fridays: 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-11pm Saturdays- 5pm-11pm Sundays: 5pm-10pm
imaginative preparations, freshest around – The wait at the sushi bar can be long, but it's worth it. There are 5 sushi chefs who seem to have as much fun as those seated on the other side. We love going mid-week when it's not as crowded, and always end up making friends with the folks on either side of us. The fish is incredibly fresh, and they serve imaginative rolls and other delicacies such as uni with quail egg, Screaming O, unagi, sweet shrimp (with crunchy heads), you just can't go wrong. Even if you have to sit in the table section, the service is great, the food just as good, but maybe not as entertaining.
Damn Good Sushi! – My husband and I consider ourselves sushi snobs of sorts... and we were happily suprised with Gen Kai. We ate at the sushi bar and order a few sushimi specialty items and a few rolls when our sushi chef asked us whether we would like to try some of his specialties. They were amazing!!!! Although the prices may be a little higher than average so are the flavors and freshness. Can't wait to go back for more.
I must agree - the absolute FRESHEST sashimi around – The best sushi I've ever had (and the best time I've ever had eating sushi) were at Gen Kai. Friendly, courteous servers and sushi chefs. Very friendly clientele. And the fish was the freshest I've EVER tasted. Yes it's incredibly popular with the locals so prepare to wait for a spot at the bar but it is most assuredly worth it.
One of the BEST Sushi Bars in S. Orange County – My wife and I have been to Gen Kai on several occasions. Their fish is incredibly fresh and of very high quality. The sushi chef's are pro's and are great at their craft. They cut you generous slices of sushi that are incredible to eat. We've tried other places and can't seem to find one that we enjoy as much as Gen Kai. Oh, and the service is corteous and fast, especially at the bar. Make reservations because there is almost always a wait!!
Want Sushi? – If you want the best of the SUSHI, go to Gen Kai in Dana Point. Not to be confused with Gen Kai of Corona Del Mar, CA. Different owners.
This is the ONLY restaurant I will eat Sashimi (raw fish). Product is exceptional, service is great. I have dined at this restaurant for 10 years now and NEVER have a 'bad' experience. At this Sushi Bar you will meet new friend and bound to experience new dishes.
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