A Japanese restaurant next to Rainbow Butterfly and Starbucks.
I don't get the rave reviews here. I've even had people tell me it's the best sushi in Poco and such a good deal. I went and ordered my usualy rolls. The cost was about the same as most other places I go. The taste was about the same as other places I go. The portion was the same as the other places I go. Nothing extraordinary here.
Edible -yes. Incredible - no.
Mrs. C and I took a couple of friends to eat since the mom in their family was visiting HK, and the boys were hungry!
Ginza seemed like a good choice. We were seated immediately in the comfortable and nicely decorated restaurant. The server seemed a little scattered, but she managed to take our order after a couple of tries, although we had to chase her to get tea refills.
We had various sushi and sashimi, some tasty tempura, and some truly awesome gyoza. The tempura was slightly overcooked, but the sushi and sashimi were well above average. The presentation was very good. The ambience was nice too, and the w/c’s were very clean.
The prices were truly shocking for a sushi joint in PoCo, but maybe they want to keep out the riffraff. Go if you have deep pockets.
Wow, I don't normally write bad reviews but this one really deserves one this time, I have to let people know on this one. I call in for pickup order at 7, and they tell me half an hour for pickup. I get there at 7:25, wait and wait, nothing. After waiting for 20 minutes they tell me it's going to be 5 min. so I wait longer, with my 3 year old daughter with patience of, yes, a 3 year old. I'm struggling every minute to keep her busy and wait. After 30 min of waiting, I finally had enough, I ask to cancel, they say no, I can't cancel. WTF? Keep saying another 5 min. OK finally after 40-45 minutes later my order is ready. Wow, I never waited this long for a pickup order. and I can't even cancel?!!!!
After waiting extra 45 minutes sitting around, for a pick-up order, they offer me 'ONE FREE POP' - are you kidding me?
So I go back home and unpack the boxes, and this is really weird, I'm not an expert in sushi, but is it normal to have your fish on HOT Rice??? it just tasted really weird, because I've been eating sushi since highschool, say 20 years or so, and never had sushi made with hot rice like this.
Their rolls weren't too bad tho, other than the BC roll had only tiny tiny piece of salmon skin in it. Try California Sushi or any other restaurant, you get more than one piece of skin size of a fly, that was a joke. California roll and Spicy Tuna were decent, but these are pretty basic.
Anyway, there. For those who want to try, eat in. Take out will take forever, and you can't cancel, and you will be treated like dirt - to these guys, the customers who don't "tip" don't seem important to them. Little do they know, take-out customers take out a lot more frequent than dine-in customers.
This evening was the last time with this restaurant. There are plenty other restaurants with far better service in timely manners, and honest owners out there where I rather spend my money in.
I work across the street and have been to this place many times, and it's always consistent.
their special rolls are huge but are a little expensive but worth it. their gyoza is also delicious and seems like it's made fresh, i could be wrong though. the servers are always friendly but sometimes are forgetful. I've called once or twice to place a take out order and been asked to hold for a second, and nobody ever comes back to the phone..
Past by several times and saw the big sign. But never bother trying.
Tonight, it was raining cats and dogs. And Ginza is close by. So, I popped by and grab some sushi to go.
California roll, Spicy tuna roll @ $2.99 each. Dynamite roll @ $3.95. Everything added up to a little over $10 after taxes.
When I got home, I was awe by the portion.
When I put them into my mouth, wow,… it’s really good.
And fit 2 persons easily!
I’m going back for a real meal there soon.
Used to drive all the way to California Sushi or Sushi town. Now, I have a new spot to frequent.
I highly recommend the Jumbo rolls at about $10 to 13 each. This is the signature sushi of Ginza Restaurant. The food is fresh, and priced decently. My #1 choice for Japanese food.
The Ambiance is relaxing and quite, best suited for couples or close friends. Mind you, the place isn't that big for a huge party.
At times, the waitress have trouble understanding English.
Plasma TV has no sound...
It was my first visit to Ginza and I wasn't expecting anything special. Although it is a relatively small restaurant, the interior design was classy, as well as their linens. Food was good but nothing speicial. The waitresses seemed very nervous, however i appreciated their effort and positive attitude. I would definitely visit here again.
The rolls are not always tightly rolled and it is not an authentic Japanese restraunt. If you are looking for excellnt sushi, I suggest Katsu just up the street on the highway. Hours are not as good though, so if you want something around lunch time, Ginza would be where you would go. The service is generally very good, depending who you get and the atmosphere is relaxed and quiet as it does not always get super busy. Overall this place isn't terrible but it is also not terrific.
Walked in to this sushi restaurant at about 1:30pm. The place was completely empty and I thought to myself, "this is not a good sign." My friend and I were prompted to sit wherever we liked. Hot tea and water were brought out with our menus.
We ordered a Dragon Roll, BC Roll, Chopped Scallop Roll, Philadelphia Roll, Smoked Salmon Roll, Negitoro Roll, Unagi, and Inari. The food came out fairly quickly, as was to be expected seeing as only one other group came in after us. The Unagi was pretty plane, it could have used some more sauce. But all in all, a very solid experience. Nothing tasted bad, yet nothing was spectacular either.
The restaurant itself is very plain. Very dark in colour and lighting. Typical bench seats in the round, table, and chair on the other side. Not exactly the most comfortable experience.
All in all the lunch was good, the price for what we ordered was really great and the servers were attentive. Mind you, I can't say what it would have been like should there have been a lunch rush. Perhaps this is somewhere worth going again seeing as so few people go there!
The Place is great, I came their because a friend recommend the place. Thier was 4 of us and the bill came to 20$ per person including tip. its not an all you can eat but i recommend the viking roll - their goyza are the best i have ever had.
The Service is great. you come in its a small place we were the only ones thier at 3:30. we ordered miso soup - goyoza - 2 gomaie salad - tofu and lots of sushi around 50 pcs. and sushimi and their special viking roll - bill came to 71$ not bad
and we got to try the pumpkin deep fired thing on the house
will come again
Well this was our first and unfortunately last experience we will have at this restaurant. Let's start with the food, everything seemed decent and at par relative to other Japanese restaurants. For the price and quality its acceptable compared to its neighboring restaurants. However take out may be a better choice as the restaurant cleanliness is just bearable, hope its better in the kitchen. Now to the real issue I had with this restaurant was service. Working in a customer-service oriented field, I know this is if not half or more of a business's sucess. All I can say is CHECK YOUR ORDER when you recieve it. Apparently, a friend of mine had his issue too, but they tend to adjust / replace your order with something else if they run out of stock of a particular item. For example tonight I ordered the "Deluxe Assorted Sushi Combo" and I am quite familiar with what was offered on that order. When the order arrived, I noticed the scallop sushi was replaced with a sockeye salmon nigiri sushi. I asked the server, where's the scallop piece and she said "oh we replaced it with sockeye b/c we ran out of scallop sushi" Then i was ok nevermind its just one piece. Then i realized something was really wrong and that all the more "expensive" pieces of nigiri sushi (5 others) we're replaced with the general salmon or tuna nigiri sushi pieces. Then I waved the waitress down and explained what was wrong and she said if things aren't fresh they tend to replace it with others. Well isn't that nice to know you guys do that, at least warn the customer beforehand!!!!! She then offered to have the order corrected. Now remember she said the scallop sushi was out of stock right? When the corrected order came back, the scallop sushi "magically appeared" Ok, so not only has the chef done something wrong, the server lied to us too. And what was more frustrating was the table across us, who we're Japanese, had scallop sushi served to them after our order! So what was that suppose to mean? They went scallop hunting off the pacific in 10 minutes?? Perhaps they're taking that we don't know what we're eating and just replace it with the stereotypical salmon or tuna sushi? After the replacement came, they still didn't replace one of the pieces correctly (gave us a piece of tai nigiri for a hamachi nigiri-more money). Ding ding! u guessed! We're not goin back just b/c of the service / dishonesty, and for those who insist on going there, please CHECK YOUR ORDER! I'm usually too lazy to write reviews, but doin this to protect others out there! Thank you and happy dining!
Ginza Sushi is actually pretty new, so when I first went there I had my doubts as to how good the quality would be. Surprisingly, it was the better than all the sushi places I went to around the Coquitlam vicinity.
The food is absolutely excellent! I am Korean and went to Japan several times, and I know how important the presentation of the food is to the Japanese. Ginza sushi seem to take this seriously and make their food look as good as they taste! I love their sashimi and dynamite roll. Also, I think tempura is awesome here.
Their Udon tasted different than other places, but it was still good.
Their service was generally good, except sometimes when I went there it was too busy. Clearly a lack of waitress was shown when I had to ask for a refill of my tea. (Usually when things slow down, they never let the bottom of my cup dry up.)
I have been going to this restuarant about every three months or so, since they first opened their doors.
On the plus side, they have revamped their selection of special rolls. The presentation and taste of these have not changed over time which is modest but good compared to other places in the area.
Prices are somewhat high considering it is PoCo, but it always seems to be busy so maybe it is worth it?
On the downside: With the revamp they got rid of the dinner and lunch box specials, which is a huge shame because the portions were absolutely perfect.
Recently they have downsized the tempura, yet not the price. While the green beans are still awesome, I dont think I will be ordering it again.
Ambiance is so-so, which explains why most people opt for take out. For as long as I can remember, they have been short-staffed for waitresses during dinner hours.
Go for the great special rolls, terryaki, and ebi sunomono-dont go for the meagre tempura