Wild Ginger Seattle
Wild Ginger Seattle

Wild Ginger Seattle

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.wildginger.net/
  • Phone: (206) 623-4450
  • 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
457 reviews since July 25, 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 (295)good for groups (224)special occasion (206)notable wine list (129)hot spot (98)great for lunch (93)neighborhood gem (89)romantic (83)vibrant bar scene (44)late-night find (28)kid-friendly (26)great for brunch (10)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Good, solid food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Overall good, consistent food. It could use a tad more flavor at times, but generally good. Service was a bit slow, but our server was friendly and apologetic for being slow.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing - bland food and poor service
    msouter
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Been here many times - weekdays, weekends; as a couple, in groups - I've even rented the upstairs private rooms and entertained a big group for dinner. Its always been good, and quite often great. The service was always responsive, and the food was good enough consistently that I'd use this as a location for out of town work guests. Last Saturday at 6.30pm changed all that - on greeting, despite a reservation made months ago and visibly empty tables, we still had to wait around. I had to ask to coat check. And we waited twenty minutes after seating before getting any service. She was friendly enough, but no amount of breezy chat makes up for inattention. When she appeared - no apologies - just two glasses of water - and I had to deliberately ask to order drinks and food then , otherwise she would have been off.. Food and drinks then appeared in bit s and oieces. My wife ordered a cocktail, and I wanted a glass of wine. Her drink arrived 10 minutes later - mine after 20 minutes. She ordered a glass of wine when the entree arrived - it arrived just before we finished. Had we not been going to the symphony next door on a saturday night, we'd have been out of there. We had starter and entrees only - no time for coffee or dessert, in 75 minutes. The food - so-so. Boar satay - pleasant enough, if chewy, while my wife had a pumpkin and squash soup - heavy on chunks of veg, not much liquid, and bland. Her entree was a vegetarian dish that was surprisingly like the soup - with the addition of some tofu. Again - bland, and unexciting. My green curry chicken ( a favorite) was a small portion with none of the usual piquancy and flavor I remembered - but again , simply bland... All in all - they used to be consistent and good , in a great location, but have let standards slip , now simply relying on that key central positioning downtown close to the symphony. There are other better restaurants nearby now though, and I will not be back for a while....
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  • Yummy, great timing before the Symphony.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Delicious authentic food. Perfect before the symphony. The staff did an excellent job managing time constraints and food allergies.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent ambiance and food
    Breezy
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Just a great place that lived up to the hype The service was impeccable and both servers on the team were very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Delicious
    AnnS
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Great food and impeccable service make this one of my favorite restaurants. Best of all, it's just down the block from Benaroya Hall and Seattle Art Museum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asia fusion with style
    MKay
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Speaking as someone who lived in East Asia for a couple of decades, I appreciate what Wild Ginger has to offer -- impeccable service, a relaxed and romantic ambiance, and food that -- while not exactly what you'd get at a local joint in Bangkok or Beijing, is creatively prepared and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not disappointed!
    Toygim
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Dined in a group of 5 in the evening and we all enjoyed ourselves (but that just could've been the company!). We stayed for quite a while and were never rushed or made to feel pressed. Meals are served family-style, meaning dishes are meant to be shared. We had a couple of starters and 5 main dishes plus the rice. Definitely enough for all to eat. All the dishes were more than satisfactory. Our server, Amber, was fantastic. Very friendly and helpful and also was part of our enjoyment of the evening. I'd definitely recommend Wild Ginger to friends and visitors alike.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service
    Germanix
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Dinner at Wild Ginger is a "must do" list item every time we visit Seattle and never we were disappointed. This time it was no exception. We enjoyed the meals, drinks and especially the outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another Excellent Meal!!!
    pickyeaterVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We have been eating at Wild Ginger since they were on Western and are amazed how they maintain the quality in a much larger space. We were having dinner before the symphony, which could be a recipe for disaster, but the service, food and wine were outstanding. Not one bit of quality is sacrificed because the restaurant was brimming with patrons all looking to be out at the same time. And the wine list.... it is a wonderful deep compilation of wonderful wines. What a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a favorite
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We received great service from Ashley and the wine staff.
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  • Comeback!!
    Lainey53
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Had not been there for awhile as food and service was heading downhill!! Pleasantly surprised at fabulous service, abundant food, great prices!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not great.
    Suzie
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My friend had the MONGOLIN NOODLES and did not like it much. She said there was lots of fat. There was some confusion about the reservation when we arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect ever time
    mtal
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I have never had a bad experience here the food and service are always perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The waitress was disinterested. The "Princess Prawns" we thought we were ordering turned out to be tiny baby shrimp mixed in a mound of white rice. This dining experience was nothing like what I remember having at this restaurant some years ago. I won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Luscious menu
    Ottonbrown
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    There wasn't a single menu item I didn't want to order. Worth repeat visits to try it all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • accommodating
    TheIslander
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We arrived an hour after our reservation due to horrible traffic. They not only still seated us but gave us such prompt service that we had a great meal and still were in our seats before the concert across the street began.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Disappointing
    CryoFXVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Based on reviews and local comments we expected far more than what this place has to offer. The primary reason for the third star instead of two is that they do have a sommelier and his suggestion for us was spot on! One other high note before moving on. Our main course, a fish dish, was quite tasty and was cooked perfect. Now to the not so great parts. We started with two different satay's (boar and tofu). These were terribly cooked and lacked flavor. The satay was so bad that we could not get past the first bite. All through dinner we also struggled with the poor service. I would not specifically complain about the person because he was likely not trained well. We do not recommend this restaurant, at least the one in Seattle.
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  • wonderful food, service
    travelnut
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I was visiting seattle for just one night and I had been to wild ginger many years ago and loved it. My friend and I had the most delicious dinner and the best service ever. Our waitress was exceptional. I'm sorry I don't remember her name, but she has a sister in Portland. I have a shellfish allergy and she steered me in the right direction. We had excellent, reasonably priced wine, and an absolutely lovely dinner. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointing...
    PAfoodie
    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
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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.
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    fit for foodies
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  • good for a family
    jgbismynickname
    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.
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    great for lunch
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    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
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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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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    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.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • 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
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    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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    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • 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.
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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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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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.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    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!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • 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
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    High expectations but low results. The least favorite dining experience when visiting Seattle. Server was not attentive to our needs, never checked regarding appetizers and entrees. Felt like we were being rushed so the table could be turned over for next seating. Food was average and nothing special. Would not return.
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  • 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!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • 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!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.