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“A touch of Tokyo in Hat Yai”
Review of Ginger Restaurant

Ginger Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 168 Restaurants in Hat Yai
Cuisines: Sushi, Diner, Japanese
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Buffet
Description: Lively Restaurant with variety of Asian Cuisine. Being well-known amongst locals for its popular Japanese buffet and Chinese set table. Do not miss!
Ban Phe, Rayong
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
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“A touch of Tokyo in Hat Yai”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

This restaurant is located in the Centara Hotel. I enjoyed this restaurant very much. It features a fixed price buffet of Japanese food. To start, the service is spot on and friendly. Not much English however, but never mind that, you want food not conversation, right? High quality sushi and plenty of it. In addition, there are around twenty other dishes to choose from. There is also a decent wine list to choose from. The price is quite reasonable also. I would certainly dine here again.

Visited July 2014
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  • English first
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Take À la carte at Japanese restaurant in Central Festival is better choice”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

It's my lazy day and don't want to go out from the hotel. So I chose to have Japanese buffet dinner at Ginger.

It will cost you around 500THB net. Good value if you don't concern about what you will get.

For me,
- Food is very limited.
- Taste is somewhat okay.
- Sushi is quite fresh but very small piece (like you can find on the street with the price of 5-10THB per piece) Especially shime saba --- very tiny !!
- Service is good and quite friendly.

IMHO, this should not be called Japanese buffet at all. It's kind of International buffet with a corner of Japanese food. The way it presents itself led to my misunderstanding and wrong expectation.

At the same price, you could find better buffet in Bangkok in well-known hotel .. (Yep, but this is Hat Yai --- choice is very limited)

In short, if you have no plan to go outside for dinner, Ginger is a choice though not exceptional one.

  • Visited July 2014
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“A Good Choice!”
Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

Eat at the restaurant in the evening with my partner. What a gd choice we had make. Gd and fresh food especially the sushi etc. Gd service too.

  • Visited November 2013
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Penang
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84 reviews
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“Yummy & excellent Japanese Buffet”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Tried the Japanese Buffet dinner here and enjoyed the food selection provided. It was value for money as it was only B530 per pax. It was delicious but quite packed, so do make reservations.

  • Visited February 2012
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malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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“Value For Money - Japanese Buffet”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

The Japanese buffet also included some international food is definitely value for your money. There is a weekday promotional rate of about RM43 (430 bath) which we take advantage of to celebrate my birthday. Otherwise it is RM53 (530 bath) for weekend. However, the staff confirmed that 12 year old is considered adult price which is unfortunate for my 12 y.o. niece. Children price is for 11 year old and below. Also, no discount for senior citizen (another unfortunate for my 70 y.o. mum). There is no discount at all for Centara hotel guests where we are staying for 4 days.

The buffet has a good variety such as assorted sashimi (salmon is my favourite), sushi (unagi/eel is my favourite), fried salmon, stew beef, fried blackpepper chicken, tempura prawn+vegetables, chawan mushi/steam egg, seaweed soup, abalone soup, stir-fried vegetable, gyoza/dumpling, fried rice, assorted dim sum, fruit, dessert, ice-cream, etc.

There is a stall that prepare fried noodles and soup noodles which is quite delicious but a bit too salty. They have longan water and lemongrass water which is self-service. Green tea and water at additional charge.

There is no oyster at all which I find unusual. Normally, other hotel will include at least fresh oyster in the japanese buffet.

Nevertheless, this japaneses buffet is worth a try because it is not too expensive.

  • Visited November 2012
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