I just came back from Genji. What a bad experience...first of all the service is mediocre. Stood waiting for the hostess for 10 minutes. When i went up to a waitress to ask if we could be seated, she curtly told me she could not seat me and that I should wait for the hostess. Eventually we were seated upstairs where it was approximately eighty degrees. Just way too hot.
Our starters were good enough--miso soup and spicy shrimp tempura. But this is when things went from bad to worse. Our sushi was inedible. I've eated sushi many times in many different cities. I've never seen anything like this. Each piece had gobs of wasabi--it was so overpowering that it was just inedible. We tried to eat the pieces that had less wasabi or discarded the rice all together. I let the waitress know our concern, and she said that some people react to wasabi in different ways. huh? She took absolutely no repsonsibility for their terrible sushi. Just want to warn all of you who are looking for a sushi spot in Philly. I'll never step foot in Genji again. I'll definitely go back to my old standby--Shiroi Hana.