209 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions 8410140.764700 -111.897340
Potentially great experience marred by lousy service.. I can't recall the last time a waiter actually displayed disdain for me. It seemed the waiter at Ginza was just too put out to have to do anything for us. He was too preoccupied with lounging in a booth and chatting up the equally too-cool-for-everything hostess. He never cleared our table, never asked about the quality of the meals, was too distracted to refill our drinks and, when we were finished, he just walked by and dropped the bill on the table without a word. As good as the food was, the service was so abysmal we'll never go back. If the owners don't care enough about the customers to hire quality help then I'm not going to waste my money and time on their enterprise. And neither should you, especially when there's a plethora of great Japanese restaurants in this city, most of them hurting from the economy and dying to get you in the door. Ginza is one hole-in-the-wall that ought to be spackled up.
This was the worst dining experience I have ever had.
Rolls = lackluster and falling apart
Service = orders partially delivered until asked for again
Server = worst I have ever encountered
We have great sushi downtown. Go somewhere else.
Excellent sushi, environment, and overall service. As for the baja roll that isn't on the menu. It is incredible, the chefs know what they are doing and your taste buds will thank you later.
Especially good if you want to fly undert he radar and not deal with the wait at Takashi. To me Takashi is over-rated. Try Ginza and you'll be an immediate fan!
Best in Utah. I'll admit it, I am a Ginza sushi addict! This is, in my opinion, the best sushi-house in Utah. Discount nights are excellent as well. The service is also incredibly friendly at the Draper location.
Amazing sushi. This place is definitely a dive joint, but the food makes up for the lack of atmosphere and slow service. I'm from a family of food snobs, and we all love this place. Best sushi in SLC! GET THE MARS ROLL!
Best Sushi in SLC. A lot of people will drive by this place thinking it is a dive... However, what it may lack in sidewalk appeal it makes up for in great sushi. I have never had a bad piece of fish from here. They also have a great variety of rolls here - and are the inventors of the Mars Twist which now every other place has a copy... The Baja Sunset is also a unique roll to try. I don't know about the Draper restruant but the 2nd south one is great. I have been to most every other one in the city and this is the best.
Worst Sushi Experience Ever. (Draper location). We visited this location on a Friday night. A half an hour before their official closing time, they starting throwing up chairs, told us it was "last call" to order more rolls, and made it blatantly obvious that they were "bothered" to have us there so late. Again, this was 30 mins before closing! The final straw was before we even got our sushi, they asked us to pay. The woman returned seriously 4 mins later as I was trying to eat, and asked for the receipt! I could not believe the rush everyone was in to get out of there by 10!! Sadly, I take clients to the downtown location all the time, but because of this, I will no longer. The sushi was so-so as well. Only one sushi chef was nice about the whole thing. We seriously were done and left at 10:04PM, 4 mins after their official closing time!!. Poor poor service. We won't return. With so many great sushi places around, why would ya?
Superb Sushi. The sushi is superb, the service is friendly, and the prices are reasonable. The only criticism involves cleanliness. The walls near diners should be cleaned spotless.
Stay Away From Ginza!!.
My husband and I went to the Ginza in Draper tonight - totally disappointed.
We each ordered miso (which is usually a telltale sign when you start off with bad miso soup)
We also ordered a few sushi rolls(which were $13.95 a roll) When they came to the table they looked and tasted pretty dull. For that amount of money - I would have expected something better than $35 worth of sushi crammed together on some salad plate. It just did not look appetizing at all!!
I was still eating and the waitress reached over and tried to take my plate! She asked "are you all done or are you still picking at that!" My husband and I just stared at her - what? The description for my roll said it was topped with eel sauce - nope! nothing. (had to ask for some) My husbands roll was supposed to be topped with mint leaves -nada. (not that it would have improved the taste)
Anyways - if you are looking for decent sushi - STAY AWAY FROM GINZA!! I cant imagine how this location is still in business with how expensive and disappointing the food was. I'm going back to Suehiro in Ft Union. At least you can expect decent service and a lot better food.
Best sushi, beautiful atmosphere, great prices. I always drove by Ginza with wonder. From the outside it doesn't appear to be the most chic place, but it truly is. The interior is beautiful, and much more spacious than you would assume from its facade. I am not a sushi expert- but have consumed my share of it, and was impressed with the rolls. I had the X-roll, and the baja roll, which was creative, spicy, and totally satisfying. Most assuredly would reccommend to savvy salt lake citizens!!!
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