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Ganko Sushi


If you’ve been paying attention, you might notice that I haven’t posted very many photos of sushi from Japan. That’s because I purposely wanted to try lots of non-sushi foods, since the Japanese food we get in the States is so sushi-centric. I planned one sushi dinner in Kyoto and since EO had recommended Ganko Sushi, I headed to the 4 floor mega-restaurant. Only the ground floor serves sushi; the other floors specialize in other Japanese specialities.

At the counter, with a beautiful display of fresh fish and my own personal sushi chef (because I got there so early).

I sat down at the sushi counter and ordered a large beer. The sushi chef was super friendly and helpful. They had a huge menu, including many specials which I could only partially decipher. Luckily, there were the typical fake food displays out front, as well as picture menus to aid in my decision making. I took the easy way out and went with the sushi sampler, which came with 3 pieces of tuna maki, and one piece each of tamago (egg), ebi (sweet shrimp), sake (salmon), maguro (tuna), white tuna, squid, and white mackerel(?) nigiri. I also ordered a special miso soup that came with a ton of fish (my memory fails me re: what kind of fish it was. Something flaky… that’s all I can recall. Sorry!)

A great start to the meal: a warm hand towel and a cold tasty beverage.

One of the biggest and most flavorful bowls of miso soup ever.

Sushi sampler, yum yum!

It was all really fresh, delicious, and economical! I think I spent about $20 for the whole meal. Thanks to EO for the great recommendation!

Author: Jen

Howdy! My name is Jen and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like to eat, run, and blog, but not usually at the same time.

2 thoughts on “Ganko Sushi

  1. There’s nothing better than sushi made with fresh fish! Happy New Year!

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