Genjie Japanese, Kelowna – All You Can Eat Sushi

A couple of friends have completed their move to Vancouver but before they left, there were 12 of us who went for All You Can Eat Sushi at Genjie Japanese Restaurant on Spall Road in Kelowna, BC.

Our ordering was divided into two tables and I am pretty sure the other end of the table ate way more then we did.  If you think these two plates of sushi rolls is a lot, their first order of sushi rolls was even more packed with rolls of sushi then ours was:

Genjie Japanese Restaurant, Kelowna, BC

I wasn’t able to snap photos of our two bills that listed out each item that was ordered individually, but we apparently had 23 orders of calamari!

One of my biggest complaints about having moved to Kelowna from Vancouver, was that when we first moved here there were NO all you can eat sushi places.  Now there are two that I know of and I will definitely be heading back to Genjie with my partner and our son.

Now my complaint can change to the fact that there are no “cheap” all you can eat sushi places in Kelowna.  One of the places I frequented when I worked in Richmond, was $7.95 and even though I don’t eat it, it did include sashimi (raw fish).

Yamato West Kelowna

On my way home from downtown where I was touching up my resume, I drove through the parking lot of the new Lake Okanagan Shopping Centre that is at the new Westside Road Interchange to see if any more businesses had opened up yet.

The RBC doors were open, although the TD bank says it’s open 7 days a week, it didn’t look like it was open.  Now, in addition to the DQ, Sammy J’s, Shoppers Drug Mart, Landmark Cinema and Dollarama, the Yamato in West Kelowna opened up this morning!

When I mentioned this to my partner after returning home and us all being hungry and lazy in not wanting to make lunch, we headed up the road to try it out.  We ordered:

  • Yam Roll
  • Avocado Roll
  • Dynamite Roll
  • Tamago Nigiri
  • Edamame
  • Appetizer Sampler
  • Nutty Chicken

The food was amazingly good!  By far the best yam roll I have ever had!  The peanut sauce that came with the Appetizer Sampler and the peanut sauce (can’t confirm if they are the same sauce, I don’t believe so) with the Nutty Chicken was extremely flavourful.  I was happy to see the full sized shrimp in the spring rolls on the Appetizer Sampler.  I have never had Beef Lemongrass Skewers before and would definitely have them again.  I was also impressed with the size and amount of avocado in the Avocado Roll.

The only downfall was the bill which thankfully my partner covered.  Didn’t put much thought into the cost of the meal which was kind of akin to going grocery shopping on an empty tummy.   The service was great and I definitely would go back again – but not order so much food.  We left with two containers of leftovers which is never a bad thing but just under $60 for lunch before tip is a bit much.  We could have done without the Nutty Chicken and have gotten a smaller sized appetizer.

Unfortunately in my hunger, I didn’t even think to snap a photo until halfway through my soft serve cone over at the Dairy Queen.

Dairy Queen

Now that I am sufficiently stuffed, it’s time to work on helping can the 25+ pounds of cherries my partner picked up yesterday!