• Spotlight on House of Genji’s Can’t-Miss Side Orders

    When you dine at House of Genji, you get to choose from a variety of delectable dishes! Not only do diners enjoy our main dishes and sushi options; they also love ordering our tasty side dishes. Learn about some of our side dishes before planning your next meal with us:

    Bowl of edamame with chopsticks

    This tasty side dish is a must-have in any sushi restaurant. Edamame refers to young soybeans that are boiled while still in their pods. The age of these delicious treats keep them soft, making them easy to eat as a side dish while enjoying enticing sushi. Restaurants typically serve sprinkle salt  on the edamame  and serve it before or alongside the meal.

    Indulge in something a little more substantial by choosing our age-gyoza. These classic Japaense pot stickers typically feature a meat such as ground pork, Chinese cabbage, mushroom, and spices all wrapped inside gyoza wrappers and fried to a beautiful golden-brown color. We serve our age-gyoza with a soy and rice vinegar dipping sauce.

    Panko Wing
    If you are new to the world of sushi, you can find something familiar by ordering our panko wing side dish. Enjoy tender and juicy chicken wings that are breaded and deep fried for a delicious taste and unbeatable crunch. Make the most of your panko wings by dipping them in our spicy sauce or tonkatsu sauce.

    Ahi Tataki
    Start your sushi experience with our mouthwatering ahi tataki side dish. We start with sliced and seared ahi tuna and dip it in an enticing ginger-soy sauce. The ahi tuna is served with a special sauce to create an even more delectable flavor for diners.

    Uma-Uma Combo
    Are you having trouble ordering a side dish? Try more than one option with our uma-uma combo! This wonderful dish combines our fresh edamame with our crispy age-gyoza and delicious deep fried calamari for a dish that serves two to four diners.

    Discover other delectable side dishes by dining at House of Genji! Take a look at  our website  for more information about our side dishes and other menu options. Learn more about our San Jose sushi restaurant by calling us at (408) 453-8120.

  • How to Make Your Regular Sushi Order Even Healthier

    Sushi is known for being a healthy choice. That is why it has become so popular among diners of all ages! But not every sushi dish is the best choice for a healthy meal. Knowing what to order and what to steer clear of will help you choose a healthy meal during your next outing to a sushi restaurant :


    Start With Healthy Sides

    Filling your meal with a  variety of healthy items  will ensure that you feel satisfied without feeling uncomfortably full. That is why it is a good idea to start with some healthy side dishes or appetizers. Start off by ordering a nutrient-rich salad or warm and filling soup or stick to a refreshing order of edamame.

    Load Up on Nigiri and Sashimi

    Sushi comes in many different forms, with some being simple and others being more complex. Sashimi is the simplest type of sushi as it is only cuts of raw fish typically served with a side of rice. Nigiri is slightly more complicated, combining a piece of raw fish with a small rice paddy. Sushi rolls are the most complex, combining raw fish, rice, and other ingredients inside seaweed wraps. Keep your meal healthier by loading up on nigiri and sashimi.

    Share More Elaborate Rolls With Fellow Diners

    When it comes to sushi rolls, some are classic and others are modern creations that set sushi restaurants apart from their competition. If you plan to order any of these newer and more elaborate rolls, consider sharing them with the rest of your table. Some of these fancier rolls can contain more calories and sharing them with your friends or family will help you avoid over-indulging.

    Consider Vegetarian Options

    If you want to order more sushi but do not want to add too many more calories, look to some of the vegetarian options. Fish is known for its health benefits, but it also contains more calories than many vegetables found in vegetarian rolls and sushi dishes.

    House of Genji offers an assortment of delicious sushi options and other Japanese delicacies.  Contact us  at (408) 453-8120 to learn about our healthy menu options and start planning your next Japanese meal. 

  • How Seaweed Boosts Your Health

    Sushi combines an assortment of healthy ingredients to create a truly tasty dish that is good for the body and the mind! Fish and vegetables are not the only healthy elements you will find in sushi; you can also benefit from eating the seaweed typically found around sushi rolls.

    As you will see in this video, seaweed is packed with nutrients that make it an incredibly healthy ingredient. Chowing down on sushi rolls featuring seaweed will fill you up with omega-3 fatty acids as well as vitamins A, C, and magnesium.

    Start taking advantages of seaweed’s many health benefits by enjoying lunch or dinner here at House of Genji. Our  sushi menu  features many different delicious options full of fresh, healthy, and tasty ingredients. Get more information by calling us at (408) 453-8120.

  • The Diner’s Guide to Scallops

    The next time you dine out at your favorite Japanese restaurant, take advantage of the wide selection of scallops on the menu. This shellfish is high in flavor and low in calories, which helps you eat a delicious lunch or dinner without wrecking your diet. Keep reading to learn more about this culinary masterpiece and what it can do for your next meal:

    Sea Scallops

    A Low-Calorie, Nutritious Option
    There are only 100 calories in a serving of scallops and only 1 gram of fat, a large portion of which are omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for the heart.  Scallops are full of healthy protein, amino acids, cystine, tryptophan, and isoleucine. They also have phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium, which are all important minerals for the body.  

    Versatile Preparation Options
    Scallops can be pan-seared, sautéed, broiled, and deep-fried. They pair well with a variety of dishes and add just the right amount of flavor. No matter what kind of meal you are craving, scallops can bring it to a new level.

    Taste for Any Craving
    At House of Genji, we realize the taste potential of well-prepared scallops. Our menu offers options like chicken and scallops, steak and scallops, and prawn and scallops to satisfy a wide variety of cravings. We also have scallops in our Genji seafood combo or some good, old-fashioned scallops sauté. Come in today to get the variety of scallops that you need to feel completely satiated.

    At  House of Genji, we know that our business could not survive without a qualified kitchen staff that can cook authentic teppan-yaki meals. From our scallop selections to our sushi bar, we have a menu option for everyone. Come in today for some of the best flavors in the San Jose area and leave with a smile on your face. Visit us online or call (408) 453-8120 to learn more.