Wild Ginger Seattle
Wild Ginger Seattle

Wild Ginger Seattle

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.wildginger.net/
  • Phone: 2066234450
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30AM - 3:00PM
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM, Saturday: 4:30PM - 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, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • 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.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Third Avenue and Union Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet is located on Union Street. Parking is also available at several garages in the area.
A word from Wild Ginger Seattle
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.
*reservations for parties of 7 or more, please give us a call at 206-623-4450.
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Wild Ginger Seattle reviews from OpenTable diners
432 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (241)special occasion (192)good for groups (167)notable wine list (97)great for lunch (96)hot spot (85)neighborhood gem (82)romantic (75)vibrant bar scene (40)kid-friendly (31)late-night find (31)great for brunch (13)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Very Steady
    crsk
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Wild Ginger is a long time staple of Seattle dinning,
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably yummy!
    Diane
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I have eaten at Wild Ginger dozens of times and the food and service always great. No exception this time -- great food and lots of variety.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Large Portions!
    LauraLVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I visited Wild Ginger because I love the influence of Vietnamese spices and cooking. I ordered four of the satays, thinking they were small, appetizer sized "small plates". They were huge! Considering I had also ordered the sea bass lettuce wraps (which was really, really good...) it was more food than I really needed. Really enjoyed this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Based on reviews and personal recommendations I had expected more authentic dishes. My green papaya salad bland and my companions pad Thai a little soggy. The service was however attentive and courteous. Good for an informal lunch but overrated.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • thankfully not seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    chose this place as we had seafood the rest of our trip. Nice place. Good asian food. Potstickers were very good and so was the flank steak. Good for a change and inexpensive which is a real plus in downtown Seattle.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sasha
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    we have been coming to Wild Ginger for decades and the food is consistently superb and exciting. always a great place to take foodies from out of town!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • creative and spicy
    heclexVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    no matter what course we ordered it was just fun for the pallate; we had green papaya salad, satays, beef, lamb, fish (sea bass), soft shell crab, desserts (chocolade cake, ice cream)
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Asian Flavors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I was in Seattle for the first time and went to Wild Ginger. The food was delicious! Everything was high quality and had great flavor. The service was also great -- quick and made good suggestions about the menu. I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Child kept screaming- disruptive, wish people would take their kids outside when screaming
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    CarolbVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I always enjoy going to Wild Ginger, but it seems to have increased in price all of a sudden.....either that or I just noticed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I've been eating here for 20 years. They've got this down pat. Food and service always great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    zach
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Everything that we had was amazing from the pad thai, the satay, seven flavor beef and the green beans. The service was great and our server gave us great wine suggestions. Next time I am in the Seattle area, I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    JMS1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent food, wine and service. Waiter made great recommendations for paring glasses of wine with the various dishes and was very helpful in terms of timing food orders to allow a good sequence of small plates. I recommend highly. I have also recommended it to friends, all of whom enjoyed Wild Ginger very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I Love This Place!!
    RichCVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food...great service...lively atmosphere...yummy vegan menu! What's not to love! Well done as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wild Ginger
    DebandErin
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always outstanding, always a pleasure, exquisite wine list. Don't miss this place, well worth the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the best
    Foodiecabbie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Love everything about this place! Great for your vegetarian friends too!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above and Beyond
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food and service are incredible. Its only part of the reason Wild Ginger is my favorite restaurant in Seattle. The menu is creative and full of spice and flavor. There is a favorite dish of mine that was taken off the menu, however, upon request they will still make it. The management team are responsive, attentive and caring. That's what makes this restaurant standout and why they have continued to do incredible business for over 20 years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sauce Overload!
    Coast2coast
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The only thing we enjoyed were the apps! All of the entrees had the same sauce. Noodles, shrimp, green beans -all had the same sauce. Sauce overload!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy
    Upinflames
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    First time as this restaurant and I must say it was great. Service was excellent and the food was even better. We will definitely come here again next time we visit Seattle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Deweycat
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had green curry sea bass, chili green beans, black pepper scallops, all of which were cooked to perfection. The heirloom salad was fabulous and the wine list impressive. Finishing with coconut gelato (him) and blackberry and vanilla sorbetto (me) was divine. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the best.
    Zinman58
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    No matter how busy or what time of day or night, Wild Ginger delivers incredible food and fantastic service. Best wine list in town.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location
    Lkm27VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It is great location in downtown. But food has too much salty. When u order your food ask for less salt or soysauce
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Asian Fusion in Seattle
    demazurek
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I visited Wild Ginger for the first time in 2005. I was introduced to the term "Asian Fusion" at that time. For me, that nom de plume will always mean Wild Ginger. Unique curries, great apps and a fantastic coconut gelato.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jeff
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    service not as sharp as usual with wrong item brought to table, less attentive and late bringing check. Food remains excellant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeatedly good
    funflyer
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    One of my favorite Seattle restaurants. Always good, always interesting food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OliverTerrier
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Just the two of us so not too many dishes to report on. The duck was terrific and the Hanoi Tuna was super terrific. Service was foirst rate . Noise levels moderate but no problem hearing as the high wooden booths are good sound insulators. They were having a special on Reislings so we each had a glass of the Leitz. Very good. My wife is gluten intolerant and the server was very knowledgeable about dishes that were oaky for her -- and those to stay away from. all in all a very good experience and we would most definitely return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank You!
    LovedIt
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had a fabulous night! The food was phenomenal, and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive Thai food
    GreenQueen
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I've eaten Thai food in many different cities, so I think I can fairly review this restaurant. The ambiance is definitely far above most Thai restaurants, as most are casual settings. Wild Ginger has taken the food and placed it in more luxurious digs. But those luxurious digs come at a price. For dinner we ordered 4 dishes for 4 people, a bowl of rice, and 2 glasses of wine. No desserts, no appeitzers. The bill was about $100. The ingredients were superior, but even the Thai people would cringe at the price!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday dinner
    Jfl03985
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We have always enjoyed our time at Wild Ginger, but having never been there on a Sunday we were very surprised about no valet parking. My husband had a knee replacement and we chose to come there because of the easy walk for him at this juncture of recovery. Much to our surprise there was no valet. Also, we were sad the Thai noodles weren't on the menu, however, totally understand why they weren't.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly Friendie Dinner
    SMKP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Enjoyed a great dinner with a close friend visiting from out of town. Early on I'd let the waiter know I don't get a chance to go out sans kids often, and that I had a friend visiting, so we wanted to enjoy our time. I'd been to WG before so knew the experience and awesome food. Our server did a great job of allowing us time between apps and meal. I did not feel rushed at all. Server suggested perfect number of dishes to order. While we loved every dish we ordered, we both wondered if we should have ordered one more dish since the ones we had were so good (we would have eaten too much, though). I love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely dinner!
    Frankie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    What a meal! We had cocktails: a Pomatini and a Bittersweet martini. Delicious! The chicken sate was good but the young mountain lamb was outstanding. Seven flavour beef and Kung Pao chicken followed. Our waiter suggested a green bean dish - another hit! A glass of the Prum Kabinett Riesling was perfect. It was a special occasion and a special meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great dinner at Wild Ginger
    Gts206
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My father and his friend were in town to celebrate their joint birthdays. Neither had ever been to Wild Ginger, one of our favorite places. Our waitress was great about explaining the menu, recommending items and even told us that we had ordered too much food and suggested we get smaller orders of two of the entrees since we were doing it family style. We had a great meal, then at the end of dinner she brought out ice cream and flourless chocolate cake because she had noticed they were opening gifts. Top notch as always!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 22nd anniversary at Wild Ginger. We had a great meal with a super nice and attentive server who really cared that it was a special evening for us. This restaurant made a special night spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A must taste
    travel4food
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant and the staff is very attentive. Food is available in 2 portions 5 or 8oz sizes. Great for ADULT family style dinning. 2 apps, 4 entrees, and 2 sides and the 3 of us walked out feeling comfortably full. Price is $$$ but we thought it was worth it.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service
    JellyBean
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We reserved online, with a request for seating without a long walk, due to one diner's disability. That was fully respected. The host staff was pleasant and efficient. The FOOD ... we ordered two noodle dishes and the seven flavor beef ... The dishes were a good size; plenty for the three of us, with plenty of left-overs. The beef dish was very good, I understand all the recommendations. The two noodle dishes were very tasty, but we found the pad thai to be on the dry side. The highlight of this visit was the WAITER. Rats, I did not note his name, but he was EXCELLENT. He was warm, informative, attentive, but never intrusive. He really knew his menu and did his job well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Visitor
    new2seattle
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Had an enjoyable dinner. There were 6 of us. In order to get a rounded taste for the various dishes, it is good to have a least 4 people (1 or 2 people can not get a proper sampling). We had 2 half portions and 5 full portions. This allowed us to get a rounded taste for what they had to offer. The Duck was excellent as was the Chow Foon Noodle dish and the 5 flavored Beef dish. The shrimp dish was tasty, but light. The only dish we did not like was the Salmon dish. We were surprised as the Salmon has been outstanding in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The atmosphere is energetic and there was a good crowd. The food was good but for the price it should have been great!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seattle/Vancouver foodie excursion
    4aztxcritics
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Exceeded all expectations....and more!! Food quality and freshness were outstanding. Great menu for sharing. Good value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinning in Seattle!.
    Ofcarballo
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I lived in Seattle in 1999, wild Ginger Rest. Was one of the greatest restaurants already in town, with an amazing food, in a small place.. Came back to Seattle for this weekend and for my surprise wild Ginger Rest. Was open now in a magestic new location with the same amazing great food and great cuality of service. Wild Ginger send me home with a great sperience about Seattle and his wonderful food and dinning!... Thank you!... Can't wait to comeback.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Disappointing Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My wife and I go here every time we visit Seattle (twice a year), and it is her favorite restaurant. I reserved a table for the night after we got married, and explained as such in my Open Table reservation. While the food was exceptional, as it always is, the service was below par. Despite knowing this was our special meal after getting married, we were sat at a table with a poor view, our waiter made no comment, and after taking our order paid no attention to us. We even asked for a photo, and after saying he would return, failed to do so, only swinging by the check on his way somewhere else. We'll come back for the food, but we feel very hurt that we didn't even receive the typical level of service for our special wedding dinner.
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