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Gensai Description

Located in the heart of Kobe, Gensai is a Japanese restaurant that offers a unique dining experience. Specializing in traditional Japanese cuisine, Gensai takes pride in serving authentic dishes that are both visually stunning and delicious.

The restaurant's interior is tastefully decorated, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The attention to detail is evident in every aspect, from the elegant table settings to the beautiful artwork adorning the walls. The combination of traditional and modern elements creates a harmonious ambiance that sets Gensai apart from other dining establishments.

Gensai's menu features a wide variety of dishes, showcasing the rich flavors and textures of Japanese cuisine. From sashimi to tempura, each dish is carefully prepared using the freshest ingredients. One of the standout dishes is the chef's special omakase menu, where diners can indulge in a multi-course meal that highlights the chef's creativity and skill.

What truly distinguishes Gensai is their commitment to providing an exceptional dining experience. The knowledgeable and attentive staff are always on hand to guide diners through the menu and offer recommendations. Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur or new to Japanese cuisine, Gensai is the perfect place to embark on a culinary journey and discover the true essence of Japanese gastronomy.

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Gensai Overview


4-chōme-16-14 Nakayamatedōri, Chuo Ward, Hyogo 650-0004


+81 (0) 78-221-8851


15 minute walk from Motomachi Station (JR/Hanshin).
5 minute walk north from Kencho-mae Station (Kobe Municipal Subway).

Operating Hours

Sun: 12:00PM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 4:00PM-6:00PM, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Wed: 4:00PM-6:00PM, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Thur: 4:00PM-6:00PM, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Fri: Closed
Sat: 4:00PM-6:00PM, 7:00PM-9:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted



Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Gensai Reviews

Gensai Google Average Rating



A very sophisticated yet not snob Japanese restaurant that us, Japanese foodies love. Seems like a English speaker friendly. Must visit in Kobe!


I wanted to try it once because of the good reviews, so I went to try it out at an event on the Friday of the end of the month. Cash on for 2,000 yen for ate and 700 yen for drinks. The ingredients are good and the taste is great. I would like to come during normal business hours.
Guests will also feel comfortable and in good condition.


This Japanese restaurant has been awarded two Michelin stars for five consecutive years.
The store is located in a quiet residential area, with Kacento next door.
There is a counter made of a single board with 10 seats, and the open kitchen allows you to enjoy watching the owner's masterful knife skills.

You will be impressed by the delicate seasoning.

If you would like to casually go to the store, I heard that they are holding an event called Purari Drinking Friday (for information on Facebook), so I think it would be a good idea to go there once.

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Explore the refined world of Japanese fine dining with our comparison of Kaiseki and Omakase. Uncover the artful presentation, seasonal focus, and cultural significance of these exquisite dining styles. Understand how Kaiseki provides a structured culinary journey, while Omakase delights with chef-driven surprises. Ideal for food enthusiasts keen to grasp the nuances of Japan's premier dining experiences.

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