Adelaide, South Australia

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.

48 Unley Road
Tel: +61 8 8357 3888
Asian, Japanese
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
$$$$ = Mains under $20
$$$$ = Mains $20 - $30
$$$$ = Mains $30 - $40
$$$$ = Mains over $40
Licensed & BYO (wine only)
"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 Romeā€¦? 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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Please contact the restaurant for further information.
Function for 50-100
Private Dining Room
Something Different
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Pre Theatre
This restaurant does not have any awards.
48 Unley Road
Unley SA 5061
In the restaurant hub of Unley Road, five minutes from the city.
There are no recommendations for this restaurant.
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Taylor - 1/03/2012
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.
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