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
473 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (306)good for groups (223)special occasion (215)notable wine list (138)hot spot (105)great for lunch (101)neighborhood gem (99)romantic (83)vibrant bar scene (47)late-night find (31)kid-friendly (27)great for brunch (12)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • A little disappointing...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I dined with two others, so we ordered 3 dishes and shared. I ordered the Green Curry Chicken, which was very disappointing. The sauce was more of a cream sauce, with little curry flavor and was not at all spicy. Another diner ordered the Mandarin Chicken, which was pretty good. Also pretty good was a seafood dish with wide noodles (can't remember the name). For appetizers we had spring rolls and a curried salmon. The spring rolls were OK, the salmon was good. So overall, the experience was just "OK", which seems a little disappointing, given the cost of meals at this restaurant. Ambiance is great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service and food lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Waiter forgot our brown rice and glass of wine. Never came back to ask how the food was. Curried beef had hardly any sauce and duck was dry. Will not be going back.
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  • Always a fantastic meal!
    kari
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food was delicious as always. Service was excellent. It's a great place for a special occasion or just because.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great early dinner
    TheBaconistaVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    went in for a quick dinner prior to heading back eastside and the food was delicious, the service okay (waiter seemed new, not bad) and enjoyable overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good for a family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Our party of six were all happy to be dining at your establishment. Even the 7 year old and the 15 year old.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent.
    JewelsVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Cuisine, ambiance, service always great. Attentive staff some of whom have been there 20 plus years. Wonderful food: pan- Asian.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Asian Food
    Finefood
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Whenever we visit Seattle, we like to dine out at Wild Ginger. The food is always superb and the service is very polite and prompt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Musicafoodie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner. Our server was very helpful and gave us great recommendations on what to order to give us a variety of flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must Do
    Myreviews
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Was in town for fun, Wild Ginger was recommended. Glad we went, great food and atmosphere. A local hot spot. Serves family style so you can pick and share items if in a group. When back in Seattle, would visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Dining Experience!
    ShelleyEm
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I've never had a bad experience at The Wild Ginger. The food is fabulous, the wait staff is friendly and attentive, the pricing is reasonable ... everything you look for in a restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jandm
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The food was great as always. Service was helpful and prompt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Kimchee fried rice
    SeattleScientist
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I visited Wild Ginger for lunch as part of the Restaurant Week promotion. Interestingly they stick with a 2 course menu for this, an appetizer and a main. No dessert, sadly. However, for $15 it's hard to complain. The kimchee fried rice was excellent, very tender beef, nice spicy flavor without overwhelming notes of vinegar or peppers. Made a great downtown lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tempting pan-Asian menu choices
    PilatesaddictVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Nice range of tempting pan-Asian menu choices, but atmosphere lacked warmth, partly because of vast amount of floor space the restaurant occupies. Food was very good, well-presented and service moderately prompt. Though centrally located, sadly the neighborhood is full of homeless people which contributes to a depressing start and finish to your evening, and the low light inside the restaurant makes that mood a little hard to shake.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • retiredginger
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    excellent food, solicitous service. Tables by the window provide amole opportunity for people watching. It got a little noisy as the evening progressed but not overwhelmingly so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful spot for lunch
    mo1981
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We enjoyed a delicious lunch at a comfortable table. The waitstaff made helpful recommendations about our menu choices and suggested drinks to complement our meal. We enjoyed a Thai chicken and a lamb satay. The pickle is delicous! For our entrees we had the duck, 7 flavor beef (perfectly flavored) and the spicy green beans. It's not inexpensive but it's worth it. Nice place for out-of-town guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    Restaurantfans
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    As out-of-towners, this was our first time at Wild Ginger - and we are already looking forward to coming back. Wonderfully unique food, terrific service, great ambiance. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • large and loud
    cantgetenough
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I Wish the restaurant would have been more intimate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Asian Spot!
    JustSaying
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is the best Asian food we have ever experienced! Wish it was in san Francisco!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seattle not as happy as Bellevue
    Thatguyoverthere
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I love the food and will most likely return again another time, but I was a little disappointed that unlike the Bellevue location, the Seattle location does not feature a happy hour or any specials for early dinning. My wife and I dropped in last Friday around 4 PM to find no happy hour, and with the only seating option being the bar, it was a little irritating to pay full price for our food with less then stellar service and a bar setting. The food itself was fabulous which is why we will most likely return, but not early!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Happy Diner!
    JeanP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    An incrediblly delightful and delicious dining experience. The staff is very welcoming, professional, prompt and accommodating! The food is incredibly delicious. Looking forward to another impeccable dining experience at one of my top favorite venues in Seattle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    Bobb
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Last night was my second visit to this restaurant. I was impressed and pleased the first time and equally so the 2nd time. The menu is very interesting and the food delicious. Can't comment on the wine selection as I chose not to order Wine having had a martini in their lounge while waiting for my table (I was early). Our waitress did little to impress us but I didn't care about her. My guest and I were there for the food. It was very busy for a Thursday night but I suspect this restaurant is always busy. I must try it for lunch sometime in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wild Ginger
    dazzle
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food was fabulous here but the service was not. We occupied our table for just a little over an hour and ordered drinks and multiple entrees. Even so our server rushed us out in an obvious attempt to turn the table quickly, bringing the check without offering desserts or after-dinner beverages. Much more of a chain-restaurant attitude than one of fine dining. Even so, the food was wonderful. We will try it again and hope for more professional service in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out during our stay
    verbalmuggingVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    An absolutely great night out while we were staying in Seattle. The ability to select smaller portions to try different things was great. The Laksa was some of the best seafood soup I've ever had. The 7 flavor beef was complex and wonderful. Excellent potstickers and the pork satay was perfect. The best dish of the night was the pepper scallops. Perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally worth it.
    nyfan1
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I tend to be suspicious of fusion restaurants, but this one is great. It's located right in downtown Seattle, so it's an easy walk from the large hotels. The restaurant itself is huge and beautiful. The salmon satay is excellent, as were the entrée dishes with an emphasis on seafood.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a hit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great place - unique wonderful food - great service - relaxing while high class.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NW Guy
    NWGuy
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This is a wonderful place for either lunch or dinner. It is uniquely Seattle, not a chain of blandness. The menu is Asian/Pacific NW, with all sorts of big plates, small plates, appetizers and mains. You can't go wrong with the Wild Ginger!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite place to eat in Seattle
    AlkiGirl
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I always enjoyed eating at Wild Ginger when I lived in Seattle. Came back during our recent visit and was delighted to see that the food remains delicious and full of wonderful flavor. Would highly recommend this restaurant over many of the waterfront tourist hangouts for anyone looking for a great meal while in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Went for a birthday party - was nice, food was good, service good. Drinks were strong and appreciated. They even brought a slice of cake w/candle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent work night dinner!
    Alki2010
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Guests in from Alaska and they had not been to Wild Ginger before. They loved it and we had a wonderful time together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • StevieVVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great food, excellent service, outstanding restaurant in the heart of Seattle! Go for a winner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We enjoyed great service from Ryan M. Continues to be one of the best in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best meal I have had in some time.
    Steaky
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Make sure you use your Open Table App to make a reservation. This place is busy and once we got our food I could see why. We started with the lettuce wraps which were amazing. The other couple we were dining with aren't seafood fans but definitely had their share as the Sea Bass was not fishy and had excellent flavor. Our mains were the scallops, green curry, 7 flavor beef. All excellent and again our non seafood eating dining partners had half of the scallops 😔 as they were way to good to pass up. The service was great and I would highly recommend this restaurant to all of my foodie friends. Thanks Ginger!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as I remembered
    Deliciouso
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I hadn't been to Wild Ginger in a long time (last time I visited they were in their old location). It was good food, but wasn't amazing or anything. I thought it was reasonably priced for a downtown higher end restaurant. Server was attentive for the most part, but the table felt like it was out in the middle of the room and there was a lot of waiter activity around it, so it wasn't the quiet spot we were hoping for on our anniversary. I remember the food being spectacular - this time, I would say it was very good, but not extremely memorable. The initial greeting wasn't very welcoming, even though we had reservations - sort of like we were putting them out, but our waiter was good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not up to it's usual best
    Symphonybound
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I love Wild Ginger but was disappointed in our recent dining experience. Due to being short handed, our food was not hot when it arrived and our server gave us the most basic service. Drinks were only refilled if we asked, a dessert menu was not offered and our check was only delivered after we stopped her and asked for it.
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  • Consistantly good- business lunch
    HealthyAppetite
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Excellent server made for another pleasant experience
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Service
    George
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I don't travel to Seattle often but Wild Ginger is definitely on my list of go to place while in town. The food is excellent and presented very well. The service is also exceptional. Very attentive without being intrusive. The wine list is second to none.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loved the lettuce wrap appetizer
    janeymat7VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    have the sea bass lettuce wrap appetizer you will not be disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    cadratt
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We had great service, and the food is phenomenal! Looking forward to the next time I can go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never disappoints
    bibabe
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I cannot count the number of times I've had a lunch or dinner at Wild Ginger. Every single time the food was delicious, service wonderful, and the lemon drops are to die for! I'll be back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    proximity to Benaryoya Hall and waiter's attention to timing of show was very much appreciated. And best- we did not feel rushed!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate