• Quick Lunch Options from House of Genji

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    Your lunch break always seems to come at the perfect time! When you start feeling low on energy and notice a rumble in your stomach, it is time to leave the office and get something to pick you back up. Luckily, the quick lunches and salads from House of Genji are the perfect option for a midday meal that will boost your energy and satisfy your post-morning hunger.

    Choose our fish kabayaki featuring barbecued fish and sauce on top of rice paired with a salad, soup, and tsukemono. You can also try our seafood rice noodle salad or ahi tataki and avocado salad. Try out our Asian fusion chicken salad for a light option. If you prefer red meat, try our beef bowl with beef and onions in a sauce over rice, also with a salad, soup, and tsukemono. We also have a rice noodle salad for our vegetarian diners.

    These are just some of the delicious lunch options available at House of Genji. Get more information about our lunch salads, sushi options, and other menu finds by calling us today at (408) 453-8120.

  • Your Guide to Summertime Japanese Holidays


    When you dine at House of Genji, you get to experience the wonderful flavors found in Japanese cuisine. But food is only part of the Japanese culture and many diners wish to learn more about the culture whose cuisine they enjoy so much! Learn about summertime Japanese holidays to quench your cultural thirst before your next meal:

    Constitution Day
    Occurring on May 3rd, this may not be an official summer holiday but it is close to the season! Constitution Day was created to remember the new Japanese constitution that became official following World War II. It is customary to think about the state of political affairs and contemplate the government’s role in helping its people on Constitution Day.

    Tanabata or Star Festival
    This annual event celebrates two deities, Orihime and Hikoboshi, and the love they shared when they met. Starting on July 7th, Tanabata, also known as the Star Festival, runs for many days throughout July and August. Customs for this special festival include writing down wishes and creating poetry. People often attach their wishes and poetry to bamboo decorations that are either sent floating or burned following festival activities.

    Following Buddhist customs, Obon is a ceremonial time of year when Japanese people honor their deceased loved ones and ancestors. Some people celebrate Obon on July 15th while others wait until August 15th. Obon festivities typically last for three days, featuring many different activities that honor and show respect for the deceased. It is normal for Obon festivities to end with a beautiful display of fireworks.

    Respect for the Aged Day
    One of the last summer holidays celebrated in Japan in the Respect for the Aged Day. This holiday was once celebrated on September 15th but is now held on the third Monday of September each year. This is a time for individuals and communities to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of the elderly.

    Now it is time to enjoy some sushi! House of Genji offers an assortment of Japanese dishes, including sushi, sashimi, and more. Contact us at (408) 453-8120 for more information about our San Jose sushi restaurant.

  • Understanding Different Cuts of Steak

    What cut of steak do you prefer? Different cuts come from different parts of the cow, resulting in a wide variety of textures, flavors, and other culinary elements. Knowing about the characteristics of different cuts of steak can help you figure out which cuts you prefer and which ones you should order during your next sushi and steak meal!

    As you will see in this video, certain cuts tend to be tenderer than others. That is because these cuts feature muscles that do not do much work. Other cuts feature muscles that work a lot, but these cuts can be made tenderer with the proper cooking techniques.

    Enjoy the two great culinary worlds by dining on sushi and steak here at House of Genji. Check out our menus on our website or call us at (408) 453-8120 for more information about our lunch and dinner options.