First night in Penticton, and already a new favourite restaurant to blog about! Thanks to the recommendation of friends (who also joined us for dinner), we tried out Ginza, a Japanese sushi place at 74 Front Street.

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The moment we walked in, I totally loved it! It’s an old house with gorgeous dark wood throughout. There are booths on the main floor, and more seating up a wide set of stairs (which is where we were seated). For a small place, it has a ton of ambience. I was particularly partial to the fish lighting!

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The moment we saw the first dishes, we knew we were in for something special. Gorgeous! The assorted tempera was really tasty, especially the asparagus (which I have never seen in tempura before).

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David and I really loved the simplicity of the spicy salmon roll and the salmon and eel nigiri. The simplist dishes done well really showcase quality fish and sushi skills.. and this really lived up to that premise.

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We also chose the more adventurous spider roll with soft shell crab. It was kinda large and a little hard to eat.. but wonderfully delicious!

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Our friends started with the best agedashi tofu that I’ve ever tasted. The tofu was soft and smooth, and the broth was fantastic.

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The two sushi rolls our friends chose were the volcano roll (such a fun presentation in a circle – like a volcano) and the chef’s sepcial roll.

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I highly recommend Ginza! If I could find a website for it, I would link to it here. But, Ginza is very easy to spot on Front Street in the heart of Penticton.

Thanks to Emma and Dalton for the recommendation, and the company!

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