Wild Ginger at The Bravern
Wild Ginger at The Bravern

Wild Ginger at The Bravern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.wildginger.net/
  • Phone: 4254958889
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 11:00AM - 3:00PM
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 3:00PM, Saturday 11am - 3:00PM Sunday: 11:00AM - 3:00PM
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM, Friday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM, Sunday: 4:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southeast Asian, Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Jacky Lo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Rise beyond the conventional with catering from Wild Ginger. Whether you are planning an intimate dinner or a reception for hundreds, we can help create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our facilities have their own personality and style. We offer a range of versatile options, from private dining rooms to reception and seated event space.
  • Private Party Contact: Isaac Norbe 2068384312

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NE 6th St and 110th Avenue NE
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Bravern parking garage and valet entrance is located on NE 8th Street between 110th and 112th Avenue NE
A word from Wild Ginger at The Bravern
The food at Wild Ginger spans the Pacific Rim from China to Indonesia. We pride ourselves on offering traditional dishes from these distinctive regions and insist on house-made ingredients. Chefs make spicy chili sambals, fresh coconut milk, delicate egg noodles, and our pungent oyster sauce all from scratch. To achieve the sublime flavors of the East, there is no substitute for the time-honored customs of these rich and ancient cultures.
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Wild Ginger at The Bravern reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (56)special occasion (49)fit for foodies (46)great for lunch (40)neighborhood gem (30)kid-friendly (18)vibrant bar scene (15)notable wine list (15)hot spot (14)romantic (14)late-night find (12)great for brunch (9)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    When we arrived we had to find someone to seat us, it took over 15-minutes before our order was taken and the staff was not very glad to see the patrons.
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  • Family Diner Went Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Choose this place because two of my family members were vegetarian. This place was a great option for non-vegetarian and vegetarians.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off night
    SMich63
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We've dined at Wild Ginger's Bellevue location a few times before and had an exceptional experience, but our latest experience was awful. The hostess sat us in a booth where the seat was so dirty that one of the people in our party could not sit down. It took several minutes for an employee to assist in trying to clean it up, but we had to ask to move to another table. The dishes brought out to our table were dirty, and an employee carrying a bucket of ice spilled it all along the floor next to our table without even noticing. An assistant manager happened to come to our table to ask how everything was, and when we told him about our experiences he only gave a half-hearted apology and walked away. Not a good evening.
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  • Girls night out
    GFFoodie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Consistently great food and service. My friends and I all loved our meals and special drinks. Our waiter was attentive and friendly, and he was extra cautious in making sure that my meal was gluten-free. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food at Bellevue downtown
    Yury
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food at 'Wild Ginger' might not be authentic, but it's surely delicious. '7 flavors beef' is my personal favorite.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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  • Duck is top seller?
    billybob
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Dinner w business clients was average at best. Waiter was quiet and unenthusiastic. Seven flavor beef was great, but the duck, which has always been proclaimed to be "awesome" was overlooked and below average. Seabass was average. When will they change their entree offerings?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful, as always
    KimKim
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Excellent dining experience! Quick service, delicious meal and great service (our server was Alfredo).
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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  • Disappointed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went to the Seattle location and loved it. In Bellevue, the server was rude/inattentive, and while the food was good, the portions seemed smaller, and they were miserly about the rice.
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  • Latest visit was a disappointment
    Justine
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I've had wildly varying experiences at Wild Ginger. Unfortunately the most recent one was a total fail. Of four meals, one was good, one was served cold, one didn't have nearly as many ingredients in it as it should have (pad thai with NO peanuts), and one was substituted due to unavailability, delivered 15 minutes after the other meals, and the recommendation from the waiter was not a good one. We also ordered a starter that didn't arrive at all, and the waiter brought two beers to the table but only poured one. Really not a great experience at all that will likely have me skipping this restaurant next time. On previous occasions, however, the food was nice, drinks good, and service fine... so if you're lucky that will be your experience.
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  • Tasty!
    balletbuff
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Consistently good food with enough variety to keep it interesting. Surprisingly quiet for a Bellevue restaurant Roomy tables not crowded togethet
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite place
    Rick
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I've been coming to Wild Ginger at Bravern for years, and the food never disappoints. I'm especially a fan of the Siam Lettuce Cups (lime-marinated seafood) and Hanoi (seared) Tuna, but everything else I've tried has been delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Our server, Ryan, was great. He gave us great recommendations and was very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunch
    Shaz
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This is a great place to take a team lunch for work. It was seating accommodations for groups, the menu is vegetarian friendly and overall the food is pretty good. It's a little expensive for Chinese/Thai food, but I guess that's because of the upscale surroundings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reasonable dining experience
    Danke8
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    As our group was 8, we were able to order quite a number of different dishes to share family style. Our fav - 7 flavored beef and roast duck with buns, didn't disappoint. The panang curry wasn't spicy at all, they do this much better in the Thai restaurants. Side dishes of bok choy and string beans were great. We also had the sweet and sour pork, mongolian noodles. Everyone enjoyed the food, and we didn't have to pack anything back. But my gut is that portions have been reduced somewhat. Including tips, bill came up to about $200 (minimal drinks among the group - just several beers).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch spot
    BSeattleVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is a regular in my lunch circuit - for wowing other people or just having great Asian food I can count on. They are very scrupulous about food allergies and ask every time - they can do vegetarian or vegan or gluten free if you ask.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    1234
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Lovely experience with attentive waiters and great food. My personal favorite is the green curry chicken (delicious) and they have the best pad thai around! Tip: Order the smaller sizes of all the dishes that way you can order a couple plates to try - make sure to share with the table instead of ordering personal dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So So
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food isn't necessarily all that unique. The notable thing is that Wild Ginger is pricey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent quality
    SushiLoveVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We always enjoy dining at Wild Ginger as it offers consistent food quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great time
    Suexx
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was great. We had two young kids (3 and 6) and they enjoyed it too. Great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Oh the flavor...
    Brian
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Wild Ginger's attention to detail is second to none. Amazing food with amazing service leaves nothing to be desired.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lunch was perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    service attentive but not too much so. food excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Why????
    Wally
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Had a reservation for a birthday lunch at noon. Showed up exactly and noon and was taken downstairs. One table of 8 was seated there. We were the only others in the area. That was it for the entire meal. Why were we sent down to the hole where there was no ambience at all???? Never will return.
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  • Tired...not wired
    Eastsidediner
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I have great memories of the cuisine at the original Wild Ginger in downtown Seattle years ago and continue to try Wild Ginger in Bellevue and Seattle in the hope the food will live up to its original promise. But I continue to be disappointed. The dishes are generally the same (the menu for some reason is not very innovative), but they have lost the great Asian fusion flavors in the dishes and sauces. The satays are boring, the peanut sauce tasteless, sizzling green beans did not have any sizzle, and the Hanoi Tuna just doesn't deliver. Wild Ginger needs a redux with an executive chef that can bring true Asian Fusion back.
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  • Quality All Around
    michael4kirkland
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I have been to Wild Ginger a few times for business dinners, but this was the first time I went with just my wife. We had a great all around experience and she would love to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    by206
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We have dined several times at Wild Ginger downtown Seattle, and found this location to lack the quality, atmosphere, and elegance of the Seattle version. The menu items we selected (seven flavor beef, kung pow chicken) were mediocre at best. All dishes were over-seasoned and the beef, in particular, didn't taste fresh. We also found the restaurant layout to feel cramped and awkward. Our dining experience was overshadowed by obnoxious patrons who were laughing so loudly next to us that we could barely hear each other speak. We will not return to this restaurant, with so many other fantastic options around.
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  • Wild Ginger
    TP1971
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    A very well constructed space at the Bravern. Upscale Thai/Asian cuisine that is dependably good. They also have a vegan menu which has some very good options.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seattle location is better
    Yummy
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The food was good, but not nearly as good as the Seattle location. The ambience here is okay as well, but once again the Seattle location is much better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special
    Ned47
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We've been going to Wild Ginger on and off for almost 20 years ... and it remains a great choice for both personal and business entertaining. The Bravern facility with its 3 (?) private rooms was the venue I selected for a 'team dinner' recently, and just this week we had a personal small dinner in the main dining area. We love the food, appreciate the good service and enjoy the modern, sophisticated interior decor.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth a try again
    Bellevuegal
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Nice restaurant with good variety of food choices. Unfortunately, the shrimp I ordered was undercooked which was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Overall We had a good time and dinner. The service was patchy we has to call for their attention each time. But when someone arrived the service was prompt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good eats
    EvilRegalFan77
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Love the food, the ambience. Service is great. Good place to dine with friends or special dinner date.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I usually enjoy Wild Ginger happy hours weekdays. This time it was not as good as usual. Lemon drops was too sour, beef had strange taste and server was not as attentive. Place was very busy on Friday night but this was surprising as like I said I usually enjoy this place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok, Seattle location better
    sporkieVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food at the Bellevue location wasn't as well prepared as the food at the Seattle restaurant. Dumplings and rice were cold. The meal and experience wasn't bad; it just wasn't at the same high level as you find at the Seattle restaurant.
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  • Surprised
    LMCQUEEN
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Typically I find the food enticing with flavor. The soup had to be reordered we all agreed it tasted watered down and flavorless. The portions were good but only one of the three dishes was wow. They kept forgetting three soup spoons....only had two for three people had to ask. Overall I guess from having eaten there before I would not take clients back. The Papaya salad was delicious though. I would have to LOVE the place to go agai because the parking is so maddening in that building.
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  • great!
    rasmalai
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I had special accomadations needed for my group and they were more than willing to accommodate us. thank you for the amazing food, drinks, and being so willing to look after disabled family members (especially in ways I didn't foresee).
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is blah
    Tablefor2VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This is the second time I have dined here and I am disappointed once again. The view is killer I just would want the food to match. The food is so bland and blah with little to no flavor. The waiter suggested the house made spicy sauce and it was good but as a condiment it did not improve the overall dish. I have tried dinner and lunch, different entrees and the trend is consistent and that is not good. Service is good and friendly and efficient, I cannot hold the wait staff responsible for poor tasting food.
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    scenic view
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  • Hopefully a one off
    Stran1
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We've been eating at Wold Ginger for over 20 years and this was the first time that I thought the food was mediocre. The Hanoi Tuna was mushy. The Pad Thai was over cooked and pasty. The Szechuan greenbeans were adequate and the yellow curry chicken was very good. Server was very responsive to our disappointment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 86 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 349 reviews are from the Wild Ginger at The Bravern reviews archive.
  • Good, as usual
    Mamalia
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We chose Wild Ginger for my husband's birthday dinner. We had theater tickets afterwards, and I mentioned both of these facts during the reservation process. Our waiter greeted us with a happy birthday to my husband (the correct person, even!), hurried our order as best he could (the duck came significantly after our other food, but I do not fault him for that), and brought us cake with a candle at the end. He also asked about any food allergies, and although I am careful with ordering because of my tree nut allergy, it was lovely to have him check the dishes for almond for me. The food was wonderful as usual - the beef was lovely and spicy, the bok choy nicely cooked, and the duck, when it arrived, luscious. A wonderful experience.
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    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - lacking service
    Anonymous513
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    My food was excellent. The atmosphere was amazing. The service was lacking. It started off with a good amount of checkup, but 1/3 of the way through my meal, it seemed like we stopped getting checked on. After we had finished eating I had to wait a while to flag down a waiter/chef for the bill, since it seemed my waitress had forgotten about us. They did give me a cake on the house, since it was my birthday, so props for that.
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    Hot Spot
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  • food good, service lacking
    Esdosbourn
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Went on a Sunday night, restaurant had approximately 10 tables at the time, so relatively slow. Appetizer came, then a bit of a wait before our main courses arrived. We asked for soy sauce and hot sauce at that time. Hot sauce came, no soy sauce. Asked again after we were about halfway through our meal. Soy sauce finally came when we were basically done with our meal by another waiter. She also was the one who refilled our water glasses. Not sure where our waiter was, but she did not check on us until the end of our meal. There were at least 4 servers, so not sure what the problem was, but service was minimal and poor.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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