What? Ginza Sushi & Thai for dinner
Where? 652 Finch ave E (take the 39 bus from Finch station, map it!)
The skinny: Ginza sushi is essentially a sushi restaurant with a recently added (although limited) Thai section in their menu. The chain has now expanded to 4 locations around Toronto and is known for relatively cheap sushi. They tout to have the “freshest sushi and ingredients”…
This is my second time coming to this location. I don’t come with the expectation of having my mind blown but instead to quench a sushi craving on the cheap.
The décor inside is pretty modern. It’s clean and uncluttered. I wish I took a photo of the other side of the dining area where there are long tables with lights underneath but I forgot.
Since there were 4 of us, we decided to get one of those “party trays” to share along with an order of sashimi. Here is the 15-pc sashimi ($13.00). The fish is decently fresh but definitely not the freshest I’ve had.
Although this didn't happen to us, it happened to the table beside us. They were waiting for their food / orders to come when I noticed that there were 2 plates ready to go in the window (aka above the cooling drawer for the fish). No one took the food so eventually, one of the guys actually got up and picked them up. This came as a big surprise to me...
The party tray we ordered ($40.00) featured 60-pc of assorted rolls & sushi. The sushi came first. The one piece of sushi that really turned me off was the crab meat. It’s clearly imitation crab (not surprising) but not only that, you can tell that’s it’s been frozen and defrosted. Eek. The rest was good.
Now onto the rolls! The taste and quality of the ingredients were so-so. I’m satisfied but if I came to Ginza expecting great quality sushi, then this would’ve been a very discouraging presentation, with the ends of the rolls served…an overall lack of consistency.
Since we asked for extra wasabi, they gave us a whole lot of extra! The pickled ginger was not amazing, but at least it gave a different flavour and texture to the rolls.
After grabbing the bill, we asked for ice cream and we got it! I’m surprised they don’t ask you on the spot if you want it…I guess it’s just a perk for those in the know? Haha There’s red bean, mango and green tea. No doubt bought from the grocery store but still refreshing none the less.
Verdict: I know I’ll be returning just because it’s convenient, quick and rather cheap. With the price that I’m paying for the food that I get, I’m satisfied. :)
Check ‘em out! http://www.ginzasushiandthai.com/
3.5 out of 5 NOMs