Ginger Sushi offers sushi specials galore at light-on-the-pocketbook prices.
Ginger is one of the best valued sushi eats in the city. Having had everything from the giant fill-your-tummy with one $3 roll to the $14 a piece fine dining establishments, I can confidently say that Ginger is the place I always come back to when I need a valued, quality, sushi fix. The owners are a wonderful couple that are there to greet you every time you walk through the door. They take pride in the food they serve and it absolutely shows. One thing that makes them unique is that they make a huge effort to remember and reward the customers who appreciate their food.
I've been there on a budget and still notice a difference in the quality and care compared to other places. Where they really shine, however, is with their specialty rolls and nigiri sushi. At very average prices for specialty rolls and nigiri, it's well worth it to splurge and purchase the items that the chef takes pride in. For the premium foods on their menu, a larger more shi-shi poo-poo restaurant would easily charge 2x the price. If your the type that only orders a Cali roll or a Bento box at every sushi restaurant you try, it probably doesn't matter if your eating at a food court or an "authentic" Japanese restaurant because I highly doubt you know the difference between good and poor quality sushi. With the small hole in the wall environment this restaurant offers, it's like your eating at their home so take a risk, talk to the owners and see what they have to offer that day!
Ginger isn't fancy, but it's a solid sushi place. Their food's pretty good, and the service is good. I've tried a few other sushi places on the Drive and it's still the best of them.
I've mostly just had their sushi, miso, and a few appy-type things, so I can't really comment on the other stuff, but I'm pretty confident that it would be decent.
Granted it's not top notch, but it's good tasting and good value for the price. The food is consistent and the staff are friendly. The rice has good texture, but probably isn't quite as sweet as most North Americans seem to want, but doesn't overpower the fish or veggies.
One other comment I have to make is that Ginger smells reasonably. We've walked into a number of the other sushi restaurants on the drive and left a few minutes later due to the reek of old fish and poorly done rice.
I have tried Sushi at many different Places around Vancouver, but none have deserved a Review. Ginger's prices are low and the sushi is Yummy. It's a small place with very friendly staff. Try it, you'll like it!