|Spicy Tuna Roll|
I have a few friends who rave about Red Ginger so it has been on my short list for some time now. On the eve of a snow day, and a day in which neither of us felt like cooking, we decided to stop by on our way home from shopping and see what the buzz was all about.
Red Ginger sits in a strip mall and it is bigger on the inside than it looks and the decor well appointed. We were seated right away as there were only two other tables occupied. The service was friendly, but the waitress kept apologizing for how slow things were as they were quite busy and that they could use three more people. I wasn't quite sure what she meant, but we perused the menu and finally made our choices.
We started with an appetizer of steamed pork dumplings, which were okay, but nothing special, in fact a bit bland. Teresa ordered the steamed broccoli and chicken and since it comes without a sauce (you have to add one at extra charge) it looked a bit dry. The waitress brought us two sauces after a mishap at the next table (they delivered my shrimp dish to a woman who was allergic to shrimp) at no charge and the red ginger sauce was, in my opinion, quite good. Teresa said that the chicken was good, but that the broccoli was just okay.
I decided to try three different rolls instead of the usual sushi/sashimi plate. My choices, at $5.75 each, were the Alaska Roll, the Spicy Tuna Roll, and the fried shrimp Tempura Roll. All three were good, the best one being the tempura, but nothing spectacular. It was also a bit late in coming as they had mixed up my order with the neighboring table and I had to wait for them to either make a new one, or to reheat hers for me. Perhaps I was missing something that everyone else sees in this restaurant.
|Shrimp Tempura Roll|
Overall, I would say that Red Ginger is okay. I would also add that there are other places I would go to before returning as the sushi was better in those places (Mr. Sushi, Sushi Village, and Yobo to mention a few), and the prices at these places are better. I may go back to Red Ginger though to see what I am missing and I will update if I do.