Who knew?Â I’ve been driving by this place for years. The sign said something about a Japanese Steakhouse, which didn’t do much for me, so I never stopped . . . until today. Okay. I did peek in the window a couple years ago, but didn’t go in.
Today I noticed a new sign: Ganko Express – Hibachi, Sushi, Chinese & Thai. Turns out ownership changed about a year ago. The new owners kept the name until recently re-branding, modifying their focus.Â The word “Sushi” is what led to skid marks on Butler Bridge Rd.
Ganko has quite the selection of Sushi, so I asked the Chef to make me a couple rolls of whatever was good and fresh today. He was a little thrown off, but pleased with the request.
He explained the two rolls he chose are his creations and Ganko Express is the only place you can get them. Bring it, Chef!
What arrived at my table were two absolutely beautiful rolls. It was a shame to eat them, but Chef was watching from the kitchen, so I had no choice.
Beauty number one: Ganko Roll ($7.95)Â – This was a Tempura Shrimp,Â Avocado, Cream Cheese roll topped with and Smoked Salmon. Served warm, it was creamy-chewy, with a little crunch. So good.
Beauty number two: Mango Tuna Roll. Didn’t get the exact price, but it was around $6.00. Thick-sliced cucumber, hollowed out to hold pieces of Mango, Tuna and Avacado were topped with lightly toasted sesame seeds. This is where I close my eyes as I’m writing and sigh at the memory. So, so good.
Ganko Express is not quite what I’d call a “hole in the wall” place, but it’s on the small side and exceedingly friendly.
Located in somewhat of a restaurant no-man’s land at the corner of Butler Bridge Rd. and Hendersonville Rd. (Hwy. 25) in Fletcher, Ganko is a find!Â It’s in a little centerÂ called “The Heritage Shoppes”, across the street from King Auto Auction.
Think I’ll take College Daughter to Genko Express to try their Thai – which she loves. If their Sushi’s anyÂ indicator, we should be in for a treat. They also do Chinese. Anyone tried it here?