Review: Ginza’s grand buffet



by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor

Buffets are basically all-you-can-eat sanctuaries; you pay a single price and eat whatever you want.  Now imagine an all-you-can-eat buffet, a full sushi bar and a supervised but also open bar. Yes, a place like this does exist, and it is located in Golf Mill.

Ginza Steak, Seafood & Sushi Buffet opened its doors in early February.  It is a new contemporary buffet with a cool, calming environment and serves a variety of Asian cuisines prepared fresh everyday.

The buffet has more than 300 different dishes to choose from, over 50 different kinds of novelty sushi rolls, 40 different main entrees and more than 20 different cakes and desserts in both Asian and American styles.

Some dishes that I highly recommend are the steamed lobster, which is a whole lobster cooked to perfection and marinated in a butter lemon sauce; the New York steak, which is cooked in front of the customers so that every steak compliments that person’s taste; and the entire sushi bar.  Also, from the desserts, I would recommend the chocolate eclairs or the vanilla cream puffs.

Although the buffet seems too-good-to-be-true, there is a catch to such a nice, respectful place: cost, cost, cost!

To dine at Ginza during lunch, adults are $12, children from 6-10 years are $7 and children from 3-5 years are $5. To dine during dinner time, adults cost $26, children from 6-10 years cost $13, children from 3-5 years cost $9 and children under 3 years are free.  They also charge for drinks such as soda, juice, alcohol and so on.

Even though Ginza is a nice place to dine, I would only recommend it for special occasions or for lunch, not for another Saturday night out with friends.