by Morris Bishop
(San Pedro de Alcantara)
I freely admit that I have a penchant for most Asian food, and in particular the Japanese cuisine. It’s not only the food, but the whole experience, from the serving of the meal to the ceramics and chop sticks used to eat it, and probably most of all, my appreciation of the chef’s work in its preparation.
Open for just 4 months, restaurante Ginza, although quite large, has divided the pleasant dining room into booths of various sizes. Seating a total of 80, with a further 40 or so on the forecourt, that is on one of the peripheral roads to the San Pedro Boulevard.
Most of the extensive menu is of traditional Japanese fair, with some Thai, Chinese and Vietnam dishes added, and interestingly, for the cooked dishes, they offer, for a small supplement, to serve a larger portion of the protein, €1.5 for chicken €2 for beef & €3 for Langoustines.
We chose two Thai soups, one of Coconut with chicken and the other with spicy herbs and Prawn, and to follow we shared a mixed Tempura of Pawns, green, red and orange peppers, and onion, then we finished with a quartet of Sashimi of Salmon, Durada, Tuna and Squid together with an octet of California Sushi of Salmon and Avocado.
Friendly staff of Honey and Roel were keen to please, and chef Fung, knows well, what he is doing. We were sufficiently impressed that we have already planned our next visit!
So, thank you Alicia, for bringing Ginza to ‘Gastro San Pedro’.
Ginza is in Avda. Luis Braile No 10 which is on the north side, near the easterly end of the Boulevard. Reservations on 951356 6131 or 640054070 or 664177216. Street parking or the underground car park in Avda. Marques del Duero 200m.
Average meal with wine €30 (Sake, although advised as €4 for a 20cl. carafe, turned out to be €5.50!) They open every day from 12:00h. till 23:00h. and they have a Take-away service
Bishlin Guide marks out of 5
DATE: November 2015