Very good sushi but felt overpriced
Seems like many of the nigiri and roll was somehow infused with heavy uni flavor. Some may enjoy that .... I didn’t. I found it overpowering.
Always the best Japanese restaurant. We love this place and Always look forward to dining here. I recommend the uni (best I've ever had), salmon carpacio, live lobster, all the sake and the ice cream selection. Customer service is always on point.
Since we are not sushi and sashimi aficionados, it is not fair to rate overall. What we did have are tempura, very good; agedashi tofu, good; braised mushrooms, fair; thin noodles; good. They did not have pork belly which was our first choice.
Great food, terrible service, not a great value overall.
Getting sushi and sashimi took forever. It took about 1 hour to get two orders of sake (4 pieces). I owned Japanese restaurants before, and to slice 4 pieces and put them on rice (taking an hour) is ridiculous.
We had a fabulous meal at Gintei. The sushi was some of the best we’ve had and The variety was unique and interesting. The service was excellent. Parking was a bit of a challenge, but we were able to find a space in the neighborhood behind the restaurant.
The best sushi with the best service peovided in the best ambiance. I can't say enough about all the amazing experiences had here.
Food was okay - fish slices were thin for some Nigiri dishes (wish they are thicker). Convenient location.
Great quality of sushi ingredients. Japanese restaurants usually do not have decent dessert menu, but Gintei has a nice dessert menu and their quality is very good.
Food was nicely presented, fresh and tasty but I think prices are high given the modest portions. Service is good.
One of the servers was actually a Japanese lady and every little piece of thoughtfulness, such as timing of serving food made us feel as if we were back in Japan. Pretty close to authentic Japanese restaurant ambience, food, and services that I was surprised to find in the little town of San Bruno.
Great service and excellent quality sushi. Would highly recommend and will be back!
Only if you like raw fish. They do not have an extensive cooked food menu so if your guest is not the raw fish type of person, this is not the place for you.
Friendly staff! Fresh fish! Easy to get a reservation!
Very good experience. Great service & food.
Super outstanding. Always a fantastic meal with super service. The team is always able to make something wonderful and the inventory is fresh.
Great as usual. Thanks for the wonderful food and great service
Not worthy of a Michelin Star. Fish was not as fresh as claimed. Maybe it’s flown in from Tokyo but not quite as fresh as that sounds. Rice was decent but not great.
This is my first time there. I am so excited to be there. Food, nigiri sushi, is better than average, but it does not meet the price I paid. Fishes smells a little fishy, it means not fresh. It might be my fault that I ordered regular Omakase sushi plate. It may okay for sushi-diner, but does not qualify for the price. I hope they will improve the freshness of the fish. This is the place where those who never had real fresh fishes.
As a JAPANESE, I do not recommend this restaurant.
Very good but very expensive
We have been coming here for a while now - and really enjoy the fresh food & friendly attitudes.
We wanted to thank Gintei for waving the corkage on the bottle of wine we brought (after buying one from them) -- nice touch from them to show they appreciate their regulars.
This is my new favorite sushi spot. In the past, I've trekked into the City to get high-end Tokyo-style sushi (e.g. flown in from Tsukiji), but I prefer the stylish but low-key ambiance of Gintei. They also have a Sake sommelier and a fantastic Sake list. Call ahead and get a seat at the sushi bar! You won't be disappointed...
Amazing fresh fish!! I wish we were offered the bar for a better sashimi style experience but will note that the next time I make reservations here!! I love this restaurant!
Good but too expensive and we have had equal quality or better for a more reasonable bill.
Pretty expensive for daily dining
Took my foodie sister. We both enjoyed our excellent food and service. Definitely on my must go to list.
In my opinion, probably the best sushi place in the SF Bay area. Excellent fish and good sake selection
Food and service were quite good at this little gem of a restaurant. Amazing sake selection and our server was very knowledgeable about them. Minor complaint - it was a bit cold/drafty at our table which was next to the window but otherwise the ambience is nice/clean/modern if a bit bright. Very welcoming staff.
Overall it’s the best quality sushi I’ve had on the Peninsula. Very fresh, very well prepared and presented. A bit pricey but somehow good sushi generally is. Very comfortable atmosphere.
Sushi and service was amazing! The space is very loud, I could barely hear my husband talking! Would definitely return!
Great food! Fresh and the best of quality! We were a bit rushed due to other reservations so that was a bit of a surprise, but otherwise everything was amazing
Service was great, food was wonderful. We all had a great time.
If you want authentic go here. If you want sushi you can't easily find elsewhere go here. If you want super presentation and slap in your face quality go here. Given its near the airport its 6 stars.
We very much enjoyed Gintei which was recommended by close friends. The authenticity of the cuisine stands out, and the sake selection is quite good and curated perfectly to match the food. The rolls were fresh, and the ocean trout in particular was delicious. We enjoyed the true Japanese version of chicken karaage which was lightly fried and consistent with what we've had in Japan. The service was good, although it took a long time for our initial order to be taken. This could just be because it was a busy Saturday evening. All in all we will definitely return to Gintei.
Unbeatable in the area for the authentic sushi experience. The quality of the food is first class- this is one of the places I love to take guests for work.
Paper napkin and disposable chopsticks in such expensive restaurants? Appetizer haven't come but sushi and sashimi are already on our table. waitress are catting. Fish is fresh and test are good
Appetizers were very good. Sushi looked good but quality was moderate. Miso soup was disappointing, though.
Love this place! Their fish is super fresh, the service is very attentive, and you can actually have a conversation!
Food was good although not exceptional. I found everything way overpriced for what it is, the portion sizes and location.