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4 Advantages to Dining Out at House of Genji for Your Next Special Occasion

While many residents of San José and Silicon Valley love to cook, many greatly enjoy eating out as well. On special occasions, when you want to get together with large groups of family and friends, dining out is the better option, especially if you lead a busy life, because it saves you the trouble of purchasing ingredients and cooking for a large group, and also of cleaning up after. Some of the reasons to visit House of Genji for your next special occasion include:

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Ease and Convenience

On your birthday or during a holiday, it is wonderful to reunite with friends and family members who you may not see very often during your busy work weeks. Though you could invite them to your home, it will be more relaxing for you if you do not have to prepare food and wash dishes during a time of celebration. The friendly, expert service at House of Genji ensures that your dining out experience will be relaxed.

Culinary Adventures

Most home cooks have a few tried and true recipes that they return to time and again. On special occasions, however, it can be fun to try new things and introduce your family and friends to foods they haven’t tasted before. Even if you have visited a teppanyaki restaurant before and are a sushi connoisseur, you may enjoy bringing your friends and family to House of Genji for the first time.

Dinner Entertainment

Teppanyaki is more than just a meal—it is also a show. As your party surrounds the flat grill, your chef will perform impressive feats designed to wow you and demonstrate their skill with knives and cooking implements. Many teppanyaki chefs juggle knives and send perfectly cooked food sailing through the air from the grill directly to your plate.

To make a reservation for your next special occasion at House of Genji, call us today at (408) 453-8120.

How to Pair a Beverage with Your Teppanyaki or Sushi Meal

Dining out at a fine Japanese steakhouse is an experience you won’t soon forget, thanks to the flash and fire of skilled teppanyaki chefs. Whether you are in the mood for steak and lobster or you feel like having sushi, the right beverage can compliment your meal and make it even tastier. House of Genji offers a full bar and cocktail lounge so we can sate your thirst no matter what you’re craving! Read on to learn how to pair a beverage with a teppanyaki or sushi meal.

Female Eating Sushi

Red Meat

There is a reason that House of Genji is called a Japanese steakhouse—we offer some of the most tender and delicious cuts of steak available! If you have a hearty appetite tonight, try the steak and lobster dinner, or the filet mignon with prawns. You’re sure to want a delicious beverage to complement your meal, and red wine is always a good choice when you are having a rich cut of meat. The full flavored wine pairs nicely with robust notes in the steak, so ask your server about today’s selection of red wines.

Seafood and Chicken

If you want a true teppanyaki experience but you want to keep it on the lighter side, go for the chicken and prawns or chicken and scallop dinner. White wines tend to pair well with seafood and poultry, as the crisp, fruity hints in the wine will not overpower the flavor of the food. Try a chardonnay, pinot grigio, or a Riesling with your teppanyaki dinner tonight!

Sushi

House of Genji has an extensive sushi menu along with our teppanyaki offerings. For diners who wish to stick to sushi, beer and sake are excellent choices. Beer cleanses your palate, preparing you for the next bite of sushi full of “umami,” while hot or cold sake is a tasty way to start or end your sushi meal.

The friendly servers at House of Genji will be happy to recommend a beverage to go with your Japanese meal. With a full list of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, everyone is sure to find something they’ll love. Call us at (408) 453-8120 to learn more about San Jose’s best Japanese steakhouse.

How to Pair a Beverage with Your Teppanyaki or Sushi Meal

Dining out at a fine Japanese steakhouse is an experience you won’t soon forget, thanks to the flash and fire of skilled teppanyaki chefs. Whether you are in the mood for steak and lobster or you feel like having sushi, the right beverage can compliment your meal and make it even tastier. House of Genji offers a full bar and cocktail lounge so we can sate your thirst no matter what you’re craving! Read on to learn how to pair a beverage with a teppanyaki or sushi meal.

Eating Sushi

Red Meat

There is a reason that House of Genji is called a Japanese steakhouse—we offer some of the most tender and delicious cuts of steak available! If you have a hearty appetite tonight, try the steak and lobster dinner, or the filet mignon with prawns. You’re sure to want a delicious beverage to complement your meal, and red wine is always a good choice when you are having a rich cut of meat. The full flavored wine pairs nicely with robust notes in the steak, so ask your server about today’s selection of red wines.

Seafood and Chicken

If you want a true teppanyaki experience but you want to keep it on the lighter side, go for the chicken and prawns or chicken and scallop dinner. White wines tend to pair well with seafood and poultry, as the crisp, fruity hints in the wine will not overpower the flavor of the food. Try a chardonnay, pinot grigio, or a Riesling with your teppanyaki dinner tonight!

Sushi

House of Genji has an extensive sushi menu along with our teppanyaki offerings. For diners who wish to stick to sushi, beer and sake are excellent choices. Beer cleanses your palate, preparing you for the next bite of sushi full of “umami,” while hot or cold sake is a tasty way to start or end your sushi meal.

The friendly servers at House of Genji will be happy to recommend a beverage to go with your Japanese meal. With a full list of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, everyone is sure to find something they’ll love. Call us at (408) 453-8120 to learn more about San Jose’s best Japanese steakhouse.

The Difference Between Sushi Rolls and Nigiri

If you are a sushi novice, there are a few things you should know before you decide what to have at a Japanese restaurant. Sushi rolls are one of the most popular menu items, and they are made from a variety of different ingredients. In general, sushi rolls are made up of rice, seaweed, fish, and vegetables. These ingredients are rolled together in a long tube and then cut into bite-size pieces. Nigiri is a slightly simpler style of sushi, with a mound of rice topped with a tiny bit of wasabi and a piece of fish or a vegetable draped over it. Both sushi rolls and nigiri are delicious—it’s up to you to choose which sounds better tonight! You might also mix and match for an authentic Japanese dining experience.

japanese sushi

House of Genji has some of the best sushi in the San Jose area. Call us today at (408) 453-8120 if you have any questions about our menu, or if you would like to reserve a table for you and your friends. Come see what makes us special!

Pairing Wine with Sushi

It can be difficult to know which wine to pair with your sushi meal because there are so many different tastes and textures in sushi. Watch this helpful video for a few tips on how to pair wine with sushi.

The wine experts in this video recommend choosing an unoaked white wine with a little bit of sweetness and complexity to compliment your sushi meal. Pinot grigio is a good choice, with its full and complex flavor. You may also want to try a Riesling, as the sweetness and high acid content function as a palate cleanser between each delicious bite of sushi.

Ask your server at House of Genji about our current selection of beautiful wines to pair with your Japanese meal. Call us today at (408) 453-8120 or visit our website for a look at our extensive menu!

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