The ever-increasing popularity of Asian food in Evansville means always expanding offerings, and the newest of these, Ginmiya Asian Diner, offers fresh sushi, Thai, and Chinese food at reasonable prices for Asian food lovers. Since May, the diner, located on Davis Lant Drive, has occupied a small space in a strip of buildings in front of the Schnucks on North Green River Road.
When asked for recommendations, co-owner Jack Yo brought out a range of tasty dishes. First up was the hot and sour soup, the restaurant’s spiciest and most popular soup, as well as miso soup, which is high in protein and fiber for the health-conscious night out. Delightful in taste, the dishes’ price tags are just as impressive at $1.75 per small bowl. Serving as pre-appetizers, our soups were followed with four crisp spring rolls ($1.75) and five scrumptious, pan-seared gyoza, also known as pot stickers, for $4.95.
For sushi, Yo suggested the Hawaiian roll ($9.95) for my entree. As soon as the chef brought it to the table, it was as much a treat for the eyes as it was for the taste buds. On the plate, sauces created the image of a tree, which is both artistic and functional. “A lot of people like to take out their cameras and get pictures when they eat sushi,” Yo says. The roll itself, which consists of fried shrimp, cream cheese, rice, and mango, is both savory and slightly sweet. Most notably, it was fresh, which Yo insists is the most important aspect of the food at Ginmiya.
Ginmiya Asian Diner is located at 4827 Davis Lant Drive. For more information, call 812-471-8100 or visit www.ginmiya.com. Hours: 11 a.m.-10:15 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-10:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday.