We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ginza Sushi Bar & Korean BBQ

€€ - €€€
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5291 Valleydale Rd, Birmingham, AL 35242-7705
+1 205-981-1616
Today
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 33: English reviews
Athens, Georgia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

Helpful?
Thank willialc
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Helpful?
Thank Kelly H
Dallas
Level Contributor
58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

Helpful?
Thank Adam S
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 

Helpful?
Thank leoforpresident
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Level Contributor
137 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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.

Helpful?
Thank Abconnor2
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Daniel B
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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.

Helpful?
Thank DorothyZ2013
Vance, Alabama
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 

Helpful?
Thank berwala
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

Helpful?
Thank Lysaer
Wetumpka, Alabama
Level Contributor
56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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.

Helpful?
Thank brantleybunch

Travellers who viewed Ginza Sushi Bar & Korean BBQ also viewed

Birmingham, AL
Birmingham, AL
 
Birmingham, AL
 

Been to Ginza Sushi Bar & Korean BBQ? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5291 Valleydale Rd, Birmingham, AL 35242-7705
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-981-1616

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ginza Sushi Bar & Korean BBQ staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?