Ginger 108
Ginger 108

Ginger 108

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ginger108.com/
  • Phone: 2522082663x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary Southern
  • Executive Chef: Khymi Harrell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wall's Alley
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is plenty of parking on the street as well as public parking lot behind Mother Earth Brewing and down on Gordon Street.
A word from Ginger 108
Southern Cuisine with a Touch of Asia

Ginger 108 is an eclectic Southern Grill that infuses flavor from two contrasting cultures, the East and West. This collision of ingredients provide Chef Khymi and her team a palate for innovative dishes that are prepared with a Southern flair while leaving a contemporary choice for global ingredients. The menu is comprehensive and alluring. Dishes are authentic and bold. Ginger 108 delivers an elegant, yet fun, informal dining experience. Its sleek modern décor, large glass windows and bamboo accents provide an unmatched atmosphere that parallels its gourmet cuisine. Specialty drinks accentuate the variation of ingredients used in many of the dishes. Everything is thoughtfully prepared from scratch keeping true to its roots using the most natural, organic and sustainable ingredients available.Ginger 108 is one of Kinston’s newest restaurants and is part of the revitalization of the City center and the Arts and Cultural District.
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Ginger 108 reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)special occasion (12)fit for foodies (10)good for groups (6)romantic (4)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Nana
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is a great place for special events or for just an enjoyable night out. I highly recommend 108!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    ggreviews
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This place is outstanding....friendly staff [Blake] and the food is outstanding. Nice character....East/West culture connection. Kinston has another gem in the city scene!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful and delicious food!
    bacl
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The restaurant is very attractive and well maintained. the food was beautiful and delicious. A sushi and saki bar lounge type area is in the works. I will definately be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for dinner!
    love2live2eat
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My friend and I wanted to try a new place to eat that would be very pleasing to the palate, but we did not wish to drive a long distance to get there. This place was amazing! The food and service were outstanding. Made a reservation through OpenTable, and we were seated immediately upon arrival. We had an appetizer, main dish, and dessert. The scallops were the best I've ever eaten. For dessert, I had the sweet potato waffle with bacon ice cream. Very interesting flavors, but I liked it very much. Many of my friends call me a food snob, and I do not like many of the restaurants in and around the Goldsboro area. I am excited to have found this gem so close to home! Will be planning an evening to go back in the very near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Tastycakes
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Awesome restaurant. The food and the service were both great. To start with we got two apps and some drinks and leisurely ate, drank, and chatted. Definitely no pressure to eat fast and not a rushed experience; most enjoyable. We ordered two entrees. Both were delightful, however the scallops were the best I have ever eaten. Definitely order this meal if you like seafood. For dessert, we had the triple choc cheesecake and it was amazing and large enough for two to share. I highly recommend and look forward to dining there again in the near future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Asian Fusion
    HogriderJ
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We started the meal with some scallop won ton. The sauce was delicious. I ordered a noodle bowl with grilled shrimp. These shrimp were jumbo size and fresh, not bagged frozen. The staff greeted you, server made great small conversation, and you you thanked for coming as you left at the end of the night. Excellent hospitality and great food. One thing they didn't seem to focus much on was the wine selection, but there were still bottles being ordered on other tables. The selection seemed limited to a double-sided 4x11 menu. Would totally recommend this and plan on trying again. Kinston is slowly getting a restaurant scene between Chef and Farmer, Boiler Room and Ginger 108.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • casual and fun
    dtkin
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    enjoyed the casual and fun atmosphere in this small town, downtown restaurant food was delicious very nice server
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best kept secret
    CathysaleVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Though we love Chef & the Farmer, it costs at least twice as much! The chef at Ginger trained with Chef Vivian (Chef & Farmer) for three years, so she is very talented. Her dishes are innovative with a Asian twist.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rick and annie dine
    gabigwen
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Good food, nice atmosphere. The dishes were presented beautifully and were unusual which is a nice change for Kinston. The cucumber ice cream was a surprising delight!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice for the area
    Maxamillion
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Kinston is finding it's place in the world. Overall Ginger 108 is a very nice restaurant. In my opinion it is a nice smaller version of Chef and The Farmer. The prices are not bad and the food is good. One complaint is that the first time I went I ordered the scallops, which were awesome. The next time I went they had changed the Chef who also decided to change the cooking technique on the scallops ( I preferred them the old way). Also the new chef had removed some items from the menu such as the crab cakes, which my fiancée had specifically came to order. Besides the menu changes the food was still good and the service isn't bad either. If you are tired of chain restaurants like Applebees, Ginger 108 is a great find.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 9 reviews are from the Ginger 108 reviews archive.
  • Anniversary Celebration
    Biomed
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My wife and I choose to dine at Ginger 108 for our anniversary. We received fast friendly service and I admired the way the waitstaff worked together. The food was prepared well and I liked the fine dining atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Passion Killer
    tracehart
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    So, we dine at this restaurant when we are visiting in-laws in Kinston and this is the third visit. We reserved the table through open table twice. The food is great for Kinston and it's a great break for us to get away for a couple of hours. BUT this restaurant only has two, two top tables, which just happen to be in the WORST spot in the restaurant. So this Saturday, we happened to be sitting at the offending table again,while the teenagers who were out on a date were sprawled on a four top opposite us. I know about seating in restaurants as I used to host, but when you are not busy, you need to "upgrade"! Having said that, we will continue to go there, but we won't make a reservation next time so we can get a table like the cool kids.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Restaurant
    Mark
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This restaurant was much better than even expected. The portions are small, but priced right. We enjoyed ordering one plate at a time and sharing, allowing us to try more of what is offered. I think it would be a challenging place to visit and order individual meals. It is unfortunate that only this restaurant and a couple others on the same block, along with the brewery are about the only things in the area in business.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kinston gets an Asian kick!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Great evening, a Saturday night and we are not local so can't judge too much but we had 10 and got the private room which was a big plus. Very friendly staff (thanks,Zack) and all around an upscale meal and good experience--
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small Town "Feel" - Metro menu
    Becky
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Ginger 108 is a welcomed compliment to nearby downtown restaurants. The meal was delicious, plate presentation was pleasing and the wait staff are very professional. The menu selections varied enough to truly please all appetites. Appetizers were superb and the dessert was delicious! I live in Kinston... but would drive to eat at Ginger 108 as well as the neighboring restaurants downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • date night....
    jb5988
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    my wife and i had our first date night in a long time. the food was excellant and service was great! would recommend it to anyone. flat steak was the best ive ever had.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great valentine's dinner
    JeffL
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I dined at Ginger 108 on the night of Valentines day and it was an exceptional experience. The menu was specially prepared for the event and the service was great, as it always is. Definitely check this place out, we visit once every couple of weeks and are never let down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Friendly staff, excellent food, and atmosphere keeps me coming back! A must try, great for large groups or just couples. Close to MEB and The Red Room which are both within walking distance if you are looking for a night out on the town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    pickyeater
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    The appetizers and entrees we had were all excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.