8235 E 116th St Ste 250
Fishers, IN 46038
Wild Ginger is fairly new to the scene in Fishers vacating a location just west of downtown Fishers that previously was a Spicy Pickle and a Beef O’Brady’s Tavern over the past five years. The restaurant is locally owned and the focus is sushi with wine, Saki and beer is available. There is also daily lunch and dinner specials offered.
What I Got: Shumai (appetizer) $4.50.
The Shumai dumplings can be ordered steamed or fried with a choice of crab, shrimp, pork or any combination of those fillings. I went with the steamed crab version. The dumplings were steamed perfectly and held together well using the chopsticks. The pieces were quite small, but the ingredients were of good quality and my wife and I both enjoyed the Shumai. I have been to other places that serve a dipping sauce like the two Sizzling Wok locations who make their version better than the Wild Ginger’s.
Sushi Rolls (entree): Although Wild Ginger offers many combination plates of rolls, I ordered my rolls separately because I could not find a combination plate that suited my tastes. For the purpose of this review, I put the rolls on one plate for the picture but all were served on their own plate with the standards fresh ginger and wasabi. I will review the three rolls from the top of the plate down.
Shrimp Tempura Roll: $5.50 (five pieces). The shrimp seemed overcooked, was too crunchy and the roll lacked any taste beyond that of the fried shrimp. The roll was well constructed and held together well, but I would stay away from this one with so many other choices on the menu.
Spider: $8.00 (five pieces). The Spider is filled with soft shell crab, cucumber and “spicy sauce.” There was nothing spicy about this roll to me, but the crab was excellent and the cucumber was fresh, thus making this choice a positive one for me.
Philadelphia: $6.50 (six pieces). The Philadelphia was filled with salmon, cream cheese and avocado and is one of my favorite rolls and is found almost anywhere you order sushi. The salmon was fresh and a proportionate combination of the three ingredients made this roll the most enjoyable of the three I tried.
Would I Buy It Again? Yes. I have had some good and some very bad sushi and Wild Ginger’s was in the middle for me. With solid service, no wait, affordable prices, and a wide variety of sushi choices, I would give this locally owned restaurant with quality ingredients another try, but next time at lunch where their combos include ten-to-twelve pieces of sushi, soup and salad for $8-$11 a combination.