Ginban Opens in Mamaroneck


I went to the opening of Ginban in Mamaroneck on Monday night. Sorry for the delay in posting, but the holiday season makes it tough.. lots of people on vacation this week! Anyway, Ginban is part of a growing restaurant empire owned by Andy Lin.

He also owns Asian Temptation in White Plains, Temptation Tea House and Okinawa, both in Mount Kisco, and another Okinawa in Yorktown Heights. (He’s planning to open a hibachi-style restaurant called Impulse in White Plains next year and is also working on a new Okinawa in Ossining.)

He’s got a proven formula and he definitely knows how to draw crowds.

He put out a nice spread for the party. A look, after the jump:

The crowd:

Sushi chefs:

Verious and sundry sushi rolls:

The lobster roll (green) was delishy:

Two chicken dishes. I did not taste:

This was tuna on watermelon. It was actually delicious. And see the little salt crystals on top o the fish? Great:

Puff pastry thing and negamaki:

Siu mai:

spring roll:

From what I tasted, all the food was good. Much like that at Asian Temptation..

Here’s Andy Lin:

Surrounded by the crowd:

Lin was originally going to call the restaurant Umami (and that sign was outside on Monday) but he says he’s changing it. There’s already a restaurant called Umami in Croton.

Ginban, 421 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck. 914-777-8889.


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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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  1. The food at ginban is fantastic!!! The word has apparently leaked on the street that Ginban is the best asian fusion around, as the resturant is flooded with sushi lovers and resturanters alike. The menu is extensive, and offers many tantalizing sushi combinations, as well as delicious alternatives to sushi neophytes.The best way to describe it is Tao on mamaroneck avenue without the price tag. The service is knowledgable, and very friendly, and the food cannot be put into words. Infact every member of the staff from the manager to the busboy are very friendly with a great sense of humor. The bartender made me the best Lychee martini of my life, and offered me a complimentary shot of her infamous cucumber melon speciality drink which was awesome. The bar is very modern lit with blue neon lights that gives the resturant a manhattan vibe, uncharacistic of westchester, let alone mamaroneck. The manager must be mindreader he seems to be everywhere at once catering to my every need before i would even have the oppurtunity to ask. I give Ginban five stars! and encourage everyone to check it out!!

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