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December 27, 2005



Well, I'll just put my $0.02 in now, before Reid adds his commentary.

I LIKE Genki! Especially the Kapahulu branch (I don't like the Ala Moana one). Food's good, service is usually good. Big crowd of Locals...

The parking, however, is AWFUL!!

clare eats

oh I want Sushi!!!


18 dishes? HOLY COW! Heck MBS, I kinda think Reid will agree with you! I hope you had company for that chow. Even Mike can't really get past 8 to 10 and he can put sushi away. By the by, what's with the frowny face emblem?

Mama BoK

I need some sushi now..!



The frowny face emblem represents the expression on most people's faces as they look for parking!


The Genki Sushi plates in Msia have the frowny face and comes in colours so we know how much everything is.

Tis the season for sushi as I also had some last weekend. A very late Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you.


Hey!!! At last !!! A chain I recognise !!! *excited* We have genki sushi in Singapore or was it Sydney??? Ahh I am confused anyway I think its a quick way to get sushi as all the food is there already. Some of the stuff is better if you order it fresh and the waiters actually will get one for you even if its already been going around on the train 20 times. Love the variety. Freshness I think is so so :)Japanese food yaay!


I like Genki Sushi ^_^


Mmm I love Genki sushi! I like the one in Pearl City because it has a drive through and they do make it to order. I always get a few of the spicy tuna 2 piece rolls and a dragon roll or soft shell crab maki... YUM!


Darn you Reid, I want sushi...*cry*


the karaage (sp?) chicken is one of my favorite menu items :o)

tastes really good when its freshly cooked.


Lol only Reid can attract 11 comments without even completing a post *grins and shakes head*



I have to tell you that I enjoyed my experience at Genki. The quality was OK, just like what you'd get at Kozo, so it wasn't too bad. The service here was great and I will definitely be back.

Hi Clare,

This was my first experience at a robot sushi joint, and it was pretty good. I love sushi, so now that I've found a pretty good place that's inexpensive, I can eat it more often.

Hi Jo,

In the past, I've eaten 13 plates of sushi before...I love the stuff, but I usually go for about 7 or 8 different ones. I was here with two friends...and we had a few more than 18 plates...some were in hiding! =P

Hi Mama BoK,

Are there good sushi places where you're at?


LOL! At least there is some parking here. Think about other places down the road (like Bangkok Thai) parking whatsoever!

Hi boo_licious,

I had no idea that there was a Genki Sushi in M'sia. I'll have to keep my eyes open. Here the plates are different colors as well so that you know how much you're eating.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!

Hi Rachel,

On this particular visit, I only ordered from the waitress. I wouldn't be able to pick food off of the conveyor belt as I saw someone take a plate to look at it, and then put it back!

The variety and the prices are what make this place worthy of a return visit.

Hi Cindy,

I definitely enjoyed my first visit here and will definitely be back. Can you believe that it's taken me this long to visit Genki?

Hi Linday,

Welcome to the blog!

I haven't ever visited the Genki in Pearl City, but I do think that drive-thru sushi would be a novel idea!

I enjoyed the dragon roll and wouldn't hesitate to order it again. Next time, I'll definitely try the spicy tuna. Thanks for the recommendation.

Hi Milgwimper,

Aww...sorry! =(

Hi John,

Thanks for dropping by the site and leaving me a comment.

I liked the karaage too. It was hot and crunchy. Mmmm! I could have definitely had another plate's worth!

Hi Rachel,

LOL! I think the food here speaks for itself! =)

mr. sushi

I used to like Genki until an acquaintaince told me that the conveyor belts are really unsanitary. He said that they never clean them and he heard from workers that it is totally unclean. I haven't got to chance to really examine them closely but am avoiding Genki's for now.


Hi Reid,

I love genki sushi too! The one in waikele is the one I go to usually since it's near where I stay when I go to Waipahu.

If you enjoyed this style of sushi place, I would recommend that you also try Kuru Kuru sushi right next to Curry House in Pearl Kai... their cuts of fish seem bigger and fresher if you go on a good day, and the prices are a little cheaper (i think?).


Hi James,

I've never been to the Genki Sushi in Waikele and I should have thought about it since I was just in the area last week!

This place was fun, and I have seen Kuru Kuru. I was told that it is owned by one of the guys that used to work at (own?) Sushi Supreme. I'll try it next time I visit Pearlridge.

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