The Bottom Line
- Great place to celebrate an adult’s birthday
- Surprisingly good Japanese food
- Can get a private room for a decent price
- A little danky
- Service is somewhat slow
- Located in a strip center
- 7964 Westheimer
- Houston, TX 77063
Guide Review - Review - Genji's Japanese Restaurant and Karaoke Bar
Head to toe, you’re probably not going to find a lot of karaoke bars that someone would describe as hip, but if there were a bunch around town, this one would reside near the top of pecking order.
Over the years, the crowd seems to have gotten increasingly younger (or I’m just getting older, I suppose), but it remains a fairly mature place early in the evening, relatively speaking. It will get packed weekend nights, that much is guaranteed.
Beyond everything else, the clear draw at Genji’s is the food. Somehow, within the confines of this hole in the wall establishment, they offer one the best plates of Yakiniku you’re going to be able to dig up in late night Houston. (Their Nigori is pretty good too.)
If you and your party are looking for a fun, well catered evening of singing and sake, this is the place to go. But if you’re looking for some shine, you might be better off hitting a place like Spotlight Karaoke in the Galleria area.