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Ginza Is Now Open, Ending The Haight's Long Sushi Drought

Photos: Camden Avery/Hoodline
By Camden Avery - Published on January 06, 2016.

Ginza, the new Japanese restaurant in the former Great Indian Food storefront at 1793 Haight St., is now officially open for business. As an eagle-eyed reader noted yesterday, the restaurant opened up quietly over the holidays. 


The new operation, which began outfitting the space immediately after Great Indian's closure late last year, bears no relation to Ginza Japanese on Broadway in Oakland, which has been open for 26 years.

The arrival should come as some relief to Upper Haighters who crave sushi as well as convenience: Ginza is the neighborhood's only offering for Japanese cuisine; previously, the closest option was Kamekyo in Cole Valley. (Longtime locals: can you remember the last time there was a sushi restaurant in the neighborhood?)


The restaurant offers lunch, dinner, and happy hour menus, plus catering services. For lunch, expect salads, sushi and a variety of bento boxes, ranging in price from $10-$12. Dinner offerings include sushi, sashimi, and an omakase option; appetizers range from $6-13, and entrees are $14-21, with options like Black Cod Saikyo Yaki ($21) and seared hokkaido scallops and einoki mushroom garlic soy sauce ($19).


We spoke today with restaurant manager Ming Korkiatnun, who said that the new business prides itself on using fresh ingredients, and that reception so far has been great. "We get fresh fish delivered every morning, and produce every day," she said, which she selects herself.

So far, neighborhood diners prone to online reviews seem to be enjoying the new addition. "This is an awesome date place and fun meet up place for friends," reports Andrew N: "Great food, good music, super nice and attentive staff, large space, good lighting." "Best sushi I've had in San Francisco by far!" raved Dan D., and Hayley D. "couldn't be happier to have a sushi the place in the Haight."

But don't take their word for it. Stop by Ginza, open at noon, until 10pm Sunday-Thursday and until 11pm Friday and Saturday, and let us know what you think in the comments below. 

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