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3518 Mt Diablo Blvd, Ste A, Lafayette, CA 94549-3856
925-962-9020
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Consistently great

Blue Gingko has very fresh fish and the preparations are inventive and authentic. There are generally some great specials but also the traditional stuff is there as well. Try the Mita Roll, the Volcano Roll in particular. We also love the Tuna Poke and their fresh Hamachi. There is some outside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Lafayette, California
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Lafayette, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Blue Gingko has very fresh fish and the preparations are inventive and authentic. There are generally some great specials but also the traditional stuff is there as well. Try the Mita Roll, the Volcano Roll in particular. We also love the Tuna Poke and their fresh Hamachi. There is some outside seating to supplement a fairly small dining room inside.... More 

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

the lineup out the door around mealtimes tells the story. the food here is fresh and tasty, appealing to both the eye and stomach - promptly served with the sort of attentive service you'd like all restaurants to have. it does get crowded at peak times.

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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My boss took us there for lunch. Once again I ordered the sushi lunch special. The chef did a wonder job on my lunch. For sure I would go there when I think of Japanese food.

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Orinda, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This was a nice surprise as it's located in a strip mall in downtown Lafayette. Of course, in Lafayette this means it's still incredibly elegant! The sushi menu was big enough and they had some nice preparations. Not much liquor other than Japanese beer and saki. The fish was fresh and the poke presentation was unique.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Went her for dinner with a friend, diners wait by the door, and grab the first table that frees up. We ordered sushi, the fish was fresh, the sake was very bitter, a side of broccoli was over cooked, the sushi was good not great. Portions were small, and prices were a bit high for Lafayette. Service was slow, but... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Enjoyed it very much. Very tasty food severed very quickly. Did not like as much as some SF neighborhood Japanese restaurants. Did not try the Sushi.

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Orinda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We've been going here for sushi for the past 4+ years. They always have a nice selection of fish, thoughtfully prepared, with very attentive service. The only problem is that it is very popular and the restaurant is on the small side so there is usually a wait. If diners are paying attention, they eat, pay, and leave; however, there... More 

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Moraga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

THE BEST OF LAMORINDA (Lafeyette, Moraga, Orinda)!! My wife and I have enjoyed the Blue Ginko for the last several years. We have eaten sushi in New York City, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and every other sushi restaurant locally, and we can't wait to get back for some REAL sushi at the Blue Ginko. We're sorry that some... More 

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Lafayette, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

fresh selections, great uni that was $2 cheaper than the two others in town (I checked). the staff was always available and the atmosphere was lively. this is a no brainer for sushi!

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lafayette, california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

we like to try all the sushi places but we keep on coming back to our local sushi favorite. the fish is always fresh- there are special on the board. The restaurant is small(in a shopping center) they have recently added some outdoor seating. We eat the rolls and well as the raw fish. It is all so good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3518 Mt Diablo Blvd, Ste A, Lafayette, CA 94549-3856
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 925-962-9020

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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