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Blue Ginko

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3518 Mt Diablo Blvd, Ste A, Lafayette, CA 94549-3894
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Lafayette, California
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped by for lunch. I had two of the maki rolls. Both very served very nicely and both were composed of high quality and fresh fish. Service was good and very friendly. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. A nice stop in Lafayette just to the left of Whole Foods. Free parking in the lot. The other two... More 

Thank John G
Bangkok, Thailand
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here with our two teenagers and all thought the food was delicious and well prepared. Two of us had sushi and two had chicken and we found it all fresh, light, good quality, and well-seasoned. It was our first visit, but our waitress was friendly and we noticed that she knew other customers well. We will look... More 

Thank d3lewis
Walnut Creek, California
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Practically every one of our family celebrations occurs at Blue Ginko. Always fresh, beautiful presentation, most flavorable salmon sashimi!..

Thank vwheato
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79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

This small sweet restaurant has something for everyone. We first went for dinner with a 15, 16, and 27 year old then returned with a 58 year old for lunch. The lunch menu is about the same as the dinner menu...but cheaper! Fresh and a welcome taste if you are craving asian food. We went on a Saturday night, it... More 

Thank playridebikehike
Walnut Creek, California
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157 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Having survived in Lafayette for years is testimony enough. Open for lunch and dinner (but not in between), Blue Ginko is a place that locals tend to keep secret. We get there early, just after 5pm and set at the sushi bar (about eight seats). There are tables also and servers. The menu is extensive, all fresh, and besides the... More 

Thank John H
Sacramento, California
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

This was my first visit, but my cousin's eat here often, this evening it was not very crowded walked in an there was seating. they have many item's to pick from a lot of sushi choices and many dinner choice's, I'm not a big fan of sushi, I did have Avocado roll wrapped with soy wrap instead of seaweed, no... More 

Thank Debbie H
San Francisco, California
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200 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

My husband and I don't eat sushi, but we come here for the other offerings that are excellent. They have shrimp and vegetable tempura that's very, very good -- lightly breaded, not greasy and I love their miso soup. I often have the grilled shrimp and scallops -- extremely fresh seafood, perfectly prepared, and served with a lovely flavored rice,... More 

Thank kurseni
San Francisco, California
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473 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Located next to Whole Foods in a shopping center, Blue Gingko is a small Japanese restaurant featuring innovative, fresh sushi. Went for lunch and asked the waitress to select three sushi rolls (about $16 each) for our party of two. She told us the ingredients-scallops, shrimp, avocado, salmon, roe, etc. We gave her the “okay” and we loved every bite.... More 

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Lafayette, California
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I think they have the best sushi and sake, but the place is tiny and crowded and no matter if it's busy or not they have the worst service in town. With a line of people waiting for tables I spent 20 minutes trying to get a check. They have about 8-9 tables inside and the sushi bar seats about... More 

Thank candy3389
Lafayette, California
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246 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3518 Mt Diablo Blvd, Ste A, Lafayette, CA 94549-3894
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 925-962-9020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?