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Ginza Sushi Bar & Korean BBQ

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5291 Valleydale Rd., Birmingham, AL 35242
+1 205-981-1616
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Athens, Georgia
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

It is what it is, great and diverse sushi at an affordable price. My go to sushi restaurant when in Birmingham on business.

Thank willialc
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Sooo I had the Korean BBQ and the sushi here and it's both amazing!!! I'm so glad I got both because now I have leftovers for tomorrow : ) i just left and I'm already excited about eating them tomorrow! Service was also pretty great too!

Thank Kelly H
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This review is only for the sushi and service. We did not try the BBQ. Went on a Tuesday around 6pm and there was only 2 other tables of people. So this was a good time to go. The squid salad is really great as well as their miso soup. To me portions are small but very good. We tried... More 

Thank Adam S
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Was in search of a place to have lunch while in Hoover and found Ginza. We were there right when they opened for lunch at 11AM. The decor was fantastic and it was very inviting. We opted for the BBQ instead of just the lunch. We had the Gal-Bi and the Shrimp and Mushroom along with shrimp tempura as out... More 

Thank leoforpresident
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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153 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Fairly priced and great sushi selection. Didn't try the Korean Bbq but I will be returning for more sushi. Spicy tuna and yellowtail were great.

Thank Abconnor2
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

In fact, you need to eat here. We eat here two to four times a month since, well it's been years. So much so that we feel like family. The foods always delicious and served with a smile. You won't be disappointed regardless of what you choose to eat. I've had almost everything on the menu at some point but... More 

1 Thank Daniel B
Birmingham, Alabama
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

The selection of food is amazing..from bland to spicy. The Korean BBQ selections,both chicken and beef were very tasty,though the beef was not very tender; the skewered chicken appetizer was excellent and was served in a sauce that was divine. The wait staff was attentive and pleasant to our rather large group.

Thank DorothyZ2013
Vance, Alabama
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

This was the best sushi I have had in a long while. We used to live inJapan, and it can be hard to find sushi in this area that is comparable to middle of the road sushi there. The nigiri in particular was delicious - good sized cuts on fantastic vinegar rice. There were a number of non-sushi selections on... More 

Thank berwala
Birmingham, Alabama
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

I've been a regular patron of Ginza almost since they opened, and I will continue to be as long as they are around. The food is excellent, the staff and management are great, and the prices are very reasonable. Compared to some other places in the area, they have some really, really good values. I recommend the Chirashi, the Panko... More 

Thank Lysaer
Wetumpka, Alabama
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

Ginza is a hidden gem. The Korean BBQ is great, as well as the sushi. My favorite is the Volcano Roll. Quiet setting and friendly service.

Thank brantleybunch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5291 Valleydale Rd., Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-981-1616

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