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Ginza

Address
Address:
48 Unley Road
Unley SA 5061
Contact
Contact:
Tel : +61 8 8357 3888
Fax : +61 8 8357 3886
Cuisine
Cuisine: Japanese
Chef
License: Licensed & BYO (Wine Only)
Chef
Price Range: $$$$
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Thank goodness for Ginza! This newcomer to the Unley Japanese dining scene has a twist; venture to the rear of the restaurant to discover it. Total window frontage affords views of passers-by, but for the most action take yourself out back. Ginza is a popular spot for takeaway and locals flock in for an easy mid-week meal. Try the tempura don and yaki udon.


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LOCATION
In the restaurant hub of Unley Road, five minutes from the city.

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Yakiniku” in the broad sense translates to “grilled meat dishes”, at 48 Unley Road, it potentially means “party, party, party”. Yes, this is a sedate Japanese restaurant up-front: simple lines, minimal contemporary decor, even a mounted LCD TV screen. Verrry comfortable, lush mocha upholstered chairs are offered as well as more traditional tatami seating. Total window frontage affords views of passers-by, but for the most action take yourself out back. In what has been a somewhat un-utilised space in this restaurant’s past, the smart folk at Ginza have made a rear dining area. Here timber decking retains an original backyard feel, but individual wooden tables are now furnished with hotplates and gas burners. Summon a hoard of friends, order a gaggle of goodies and away you go. It is not cheap, but heck is it fun.

This is gourmet barbecuing at its best. An eye fillet of Wagyu comes at a shy fifty dollars. If that doesn’t suit, you can grill the beast’s rump, tongue or “deckle”. Snags? There are porkers imported from Japan and, more surprisingly, German cheese kranskies. The latter is not expected on a Japanese menu but hey, when in Rome…? On the main drawcard, octopus balls delight as cloud-like puffs of cephalopod heaven and compensate for over-grilled rings of squid. Reassuringly there is also edamame. What fun it is sucking the peas from their deliciously salted pods. Ultimately, visit Ginza for chef Aki Owa’s egg custard. The smokiness of its shiitakes challenges you to put your fork down after every scoop.

Roz Taylor
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Ginza - User Reviews

Taylor:

I have dined here numerous times and have always enjoyed a delicious meal and great service. Highly recommended. The restaurant also has a modern look and relaxed atmosphere.review  01/03/2012

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Michelle:

Absolutely amazing! The food is not only gorgeous but it is presented so beautifully, a lot of love goes into making their food. Loved every mouthful and their service was wonderful and very attentive. It is quite pricey but it is so worth every cent!review  06/12/2011

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Anonymous:

The best gourmet restaurants in Ginza (Tokyo) that I have experienced pale in comparison to this Adelaide offering... The food is impeccably plated, fresh and expresses truly authentic Japanese flavours. The chicken is tender, literally falling apart in the mouth (unlike most stringy 'Teriyaki Chicken' we've seen before). A beautiful bridge-shaped plate presented a serving of fresh seasonal tempura, which was crispy and light. Perfection. I would like to add that it was not difficult to find Vegetarian dishes on the extensive menu. This was a pleasant surprise. The prices were more than reasonable considering the wonderful experience you will receive. The restaurant looks like a fusion between old and new Japan. Crisp white lines and timbers with a few well selected traditional items highlight the classy, clean feel of Ginza. Go to Ginza now, before it becomes impossible to get into! Liam & Steph, Jan 2011review  11/01/2011

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Restaurant Features
Function for 50-100
Private Dining Area
Something Different
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Pre Theatre
Takeaway


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