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Ginza Hibachi Park Slope

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tdx Oct 17, 2006 03:16 AM

Had dinner @ Ginza tonight on 2nd and 5th. Ordered the Filet Mignon, Tuna & Lobster hibachi. Unlike other hibachi places, they didnt overdo it with the sauces so that you are not eating teriyaki sauce. That's a good thing.

The fried rice with the hibachi was outstanding. I would go back. They dont have a liquor license yet.

  1. Woodside Al Nov 13, 2006 01:58 PM

    How did this style of cooking come to be known as "hibachi" on the East Coast? I'm always thrown off when I hear it referred to this way, as a hibachi is really a small brazier used to heat homes back in the old days and the cooking style is really "teppanyaki," i.e. metal plate cooking.

    1. EJC Nov 11, 2006 05:35 PM

      :) I can't believe we went here last night. The highlight of the evening - $3 Kirin beers.
      Granted, I haven't been to a hibachi place in years (back in middle america I'd end up at one every year for a birthday), but I think this is worse than Benihana, etc.

      Not a find by any means, but if you're looking to entertain and enjoy tough steak, overcooked shrimp, and ridiculous knife tricks -- Ginza might be the answer?

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        Marion Morgenthal Nov 12, 2006 02:49 AM

        We were at Ginza last night, also. My son, our hibachi expert, was very disappointed in his meal--felt it was way below his favorite, which happens to be Planet Thailand. The waitress was charming, but clueless--three times repeating back a different sushi roll than the one I ordered, then finally appearing to "get it" when I opened the menu and pointed to what I wanted--unfortunately, that wasn't what I got. The hibachi chef did his twirling utensils tricks well enough, but seemed bored throughout, which rapidly became our response as well.

        It's too bad--hibachi is a fun thing with kids, and it wouldn't take a whole lot for this to be good--but our experience was that it's decidedly mediocre (and expensive).

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        jcf Nov 10, 2006 10:51 PM

        (Never mind; I see it's in the original post.)

        1. j
          jcf Nov 10, 2006 08:48 PM

          Where is this located?

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            dollymibella Nov 10, 2006 08:45 PM

            Their takeout menu is hilarious!

            1. EJC Nov 10, 2006 02:54 PM

              Looking for a ridiculous dinner tonight- I think Ginza fits the bill.
              Has anyone else been recently and have a report?

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                tdx Oct 17, 2006 07:37 PM

                There was a knife tricks show.

                1. ramen girl Oct 17, 2006 04:30 PM

                  Did Ginza do the Beni-hana thing of knife tricks show or was the food brought out from the kitchen ?

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