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Ginza of Tokyo

In a word: Madison's Japanese chain mostly delivers.

The specs: #0196
Address, hours & details via Isthmus; reviews at Ruppert Food Blog, Yelp, 77 Square, WiSJ; interview with head chef/hibachi chef at East Wash location; Ginza of Tokyo on Urbanspoon

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JM ate the chicken and tempura combination.
Nichole ate some unagi, oshinko, and tamago and a lime soda, and green tea ice cream.
The bill was $33, or $16.50/person, plus tip.
JM gave Ginza of Tokyo a B+; Nichole gave Ginza of Tokyo a B (see our grading rubric).

Ginza

Eating at Ginza
(Sung to the tune of "Needles and Pins" by the Searchers)

We ate there today, at this one place
It was a place we went, and we knew
We’d have to give a grade, and even though Nichole’s unagi
Fell ‘part right away
But still we consider
Eating at Ginza
They had no lemonade
Now that’ll hurt their grade

Ginza combination plate

JM liked the tempura, not so much rice
Stir fry’s average too, Nichole’s tamago
Bright, yellow,  sweet.
Lime soda's all right, pushed with all her might
And one day she’ll see
What the waiter sees
And JM hates green teas.
But still we consider
Eating at Ginza
Eating and drinking

Ramune lime soda

Why can't we stop and tell ourselves we’re wrong, were wrong, so wrong
To eat our dinner in the sushi salon?

We ate there today, at this one place
It was a place we went, and we knew
We’d have to give a grade, and even though Nichole’s oshinko
Was bland and just OK
But still we consider
Eating at Ginza
JM’s in a fix
He can’t use the chopsticks
Eating at Ginza
Eating at Ginza
Eating at Ginza

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I've had good yellowtail there too... and mai tais! Have you guys visited the east side location? The tea rooms are nice there.

We've just been to the west side Ginza - where I suspect we would have liked a tea room, too. Or a hibachi table. The sushi bar just felt a little less relaxed and/or entertaining.

Next time you want Ginza, which I imagine may be when you get around to the "G"s again, I'll meet you at the east side locale!

Ginza is not a chain restaurant. They have great food and the best sushi! Ginza is great for people of all ages. The chiefs are the best part. Sit at the hibachi grill and they will put on a very amazing show for you!I would highly recommmend this place to anyone!!!! EXCELLENT

Ginza is ok- not great. Takumi(sp?)is much better. It seems Ginza has been slipping in the past few years, and frankly, they're not very clean, either. Especially the one on the west side. Ick. The hibachi show is ok, but not very genuine when you have hispanic cooks in a Japanese establishment!Management are rather rude. I can't remember the name of it, but there is(was?) a Japanese place on Lake Geneva that makes Ginza look like KFC.

Just got back from Ginza on the East side - it was great. Their service was excellent, atmosphere was nice, and the hibachi was delicious. My friends commented that the scallops were the best they've had in a long time. Great time - and will definitely hit there again.

Just got back from Ginza west side. A person in our party was burnt pretty bad by the bricks surrounding one of their grills. When we mentioned it to management, they basically asked us to leave because our loud and profane behavior upset a family with a 9 month old who was dining there on a Saturday night at 9:30 pm. We were in a private Hibachi room. Sure we were loud, but that is why we picked a place we had a private dining area. It felt like they were trying to avoid the issue of the diner who burnt. We have been there many times, but will never be dining there again...

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