Tryon Resort’s Blue Ginger Sushi and Noodles open year-round

MILL SPRING – While the horses are gone for the winter at Tryon Resort, the first-class dining is available year round to satisfy a variety of palettes, including sushi lovers. Blue Ginger Sushi & Noodles at Tryon Resort offers a variety of regular and specialty rolls – in addition to sashimi, nigiri and noodles – to please experts and novices alike.

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Artistic cuisine awaits sushi aficionados at Tryon Resort’s Blue Ginger Sushi & Noodles.
Photo by Seth Dendy.

But, the talent of Executive Chef James DuBose goes well beyond rolling fresh fish. Before wowing your taste buds with flavor, Chef James says, “it’s all about the presentation.”

“People eat with their eyes first and then with their mouths,” explains Chef James. “If it looks amazing, then people are already enjoying the meal.”

With nearly 12 years in the sushi business, Chef James prides himself on a menu of originality.

“Every specialty roll on the menu is one of my custom creations,” said Chef James.

One of those unique works is the Tuna Hanna roll made with thin, freshly beaten tuna, crab stick, avocado, masago, and crunch, then topped with special sauce. Chef James is always trying to reinvent himself through his recipes and promises to impress.

“I believe in giving the best,” explains Chef James. “I am confident, I’m not gonna lie, but I always back it up.”

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The Hipster Roll, an original by Chef James. Photo by Seth Dendy.

The Hipster Roll, an original by Chef James. Photo by Seth Dendy.

The patrons agree. Chef James is backing it up and sushi aficionados are traveling from near and far to enjoy his imaginative creations.

Tryon, N.C. local Joy Baker is a repeat customer with high praise for Blue Ginger and Chef James.

“I’ve been a sushi fanatic for years and had the opportunity to sample it in a lot of places and countries. Blue Ginger is one of the best I’ve tasted,” said Baker. “Chef James’ presentation is great and he does an extremely good job with the sauces he creates to enhance each order. A big plus is the freshness of the fish, which is one reason why Blue Ginger is a step above most sushi restaurants.”

Baker also hopes that those who do not typically like sushi or think of it as just raw fish will give Blue Ginger a try.

“People always think sushi has to be raw, but the word ‘sushi’ just means with rice,” explains Baker. “It can be cooked items like shrimp tempura or a spider roll.”

In addition to sushi, the menu also features authentic Ramen and Udon noodle dishes prepared with a made-from-scratch soup base.

With an international audience that travels to Tryon Resort for equestrian sport at Tryon International Equestrian Center, Chef James has a wide range of expert palettes to please. Make plans to spend lunch or dinner at Blue Ginger and experience the artistic expressions on your own plate and palette.

Lunch Specials
On Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. enjoy “Buy One, Get One Free” deals on regular rolls or spend $25 and get a free appetizer or dessert. Learn more about Blue Ginger Sushi & Noodles at

Year-Round Fun at Tryon Resort
While the horses are gone for the winter, visitors can still enjoy several first-class dining options open year round at Tryon Resort including Roger’s Diner, Legends Grille, Blue Ginger Sushi & Noodles and Mane Street Coffee. Tryon Tack is also open year round offering a variety of quality equestrian apparel for every occasion, as well as treats and accessories for horses. Tryon Resort is located at 4066 Pea Ridge Road in Mill Spring, N.C. 28756. Admission to Tryon Resort and parking are both free and open to the public.

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About Tryon Resort
Tryon Resort is one of the world’s premier equestrian lifestyle destinations, and with onsite shops, dining, entertainment and plans for more, non-equestrian visitors are equally marveled by the Tryon Resort experience. This new facility opened in June 2014 with sanctioned horse shows and initial supporting amenities including 10 riding arenas, 850 permanent stalls, a covered riding facility and fitness center. Future expansion includes a resort hotel, condos and apartments, additional mixed-used retail, visitor center, sports complex, sporting clay course, and an 18-hole golf course plus a full calendar of equestrian competitions and activities. It is a spring, summer and fall haven for eastern and northeastern American equestrian competitors and enthusiasts, and a year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and family entertainment. For more information, call 828-863-1000 or visit