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Blue Ginko

3518 Mt Diablo Blvd, Ste A, Lafayette, CA 94549-3856
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Ranked #13 of 61 restaurants in Lafayette
Cuisines: Sushi
Most recent review
- May 16, 2014
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18 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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Lafayette, California
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163 reviews 163 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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Shanghai, China
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111 reviews 111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

A pleasant neighborhood restaurant in a friendly community shopping center. Fish is fresh and tasty. The "ahí poki" is a great arrangement of the tastiest chunks of tuna served in an ice cream sundae bowl above a crisp green salad. Ask them to add a bit of cubed avocado---yummy! Salmon Teriyaki--a huge serving, fresh and flaky, with an average teriyaki... More

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Lafayette CA
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Intimate restaurant, everything is fresh and delicious. The sushi bar is fun with people chatting and comparing dishes! Tempura is light, salads are yummy. The sushi specials are the best!

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This is one of my favorite restaurants because the menu is diverse, yet not too large, and the service is exceptional. I am not a sushi afficianado, but I often dine with those who are. This restaurant makes us all happy. The sushi lovers enjoy the sushi which is always fresh and is nicely done - as is everything else... More

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