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
440 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (268)good for groups (192)special occasion (190)notable wine list (111)hot spot (94)great for lunch (93)neighborhood gem (89)romantic (73)vibrant bar scene (44)late-night find (28)kid-friendly (27)great for brunch (12)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Love Wild Ginger
    davisto
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Wild Ginger has consistently been one of our favorite restaurants in Seattle. Food is always exceptional. The staff are pleasant, attentive, and interactive while being respectful of our personal interactions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Seattle Find
    Dinerpro
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We always go to dinner at Wild Ginger when we come to visit Seattle. Great place if you have symphony tickets as you can simply walk next door to the symphony hall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steve T
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Always excellent food and service from front door reception to wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long time favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Wild Ginger has been a long time favorite, great food and amazing service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Excellent asian food. We sampled many dishes and all were terrific, especially the thai noodles, lamb chops, duck and barbecued prawns. Our waitress was very helpful with navigating the menu and determining quantities. Our only caveats are the pricey wine list and uninspiring desserts. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Up to it's usual high standard
    disappointed
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We've been eating at Wild Ginger since it was located down on Western Ave. When it moved to the current location we were certain the quality couldn't be maintained. I'm happy to say we were wrong. As usual, our "usuals" consisting of crispy duck, Hanoi tuna, Szechuan green beans and black pepper scallops were beautiful to look at and perfectly prepared, and the flourless chocolate torte and ginger ice cream together topped off a fabulous meal! We were initially seated at a table for four in the middle of the room. Being a Friday night, the noise level was significant but when we asked to be moved to a quieter booth the hostess graciously reseated us. Thank you Wild ginger!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE spot for Benaroya
    BobM
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    If you're going to a performance at Benaroya Hall, or planning a visit to SAM, this is the spot to dine before (or after). The flavor combinations really get the taste buds going and there is an excellent wine list to pair with the Asian-inspired food. Try anything on the menu, we have never had a "poor" dish here. And don't miss the blackberry/vanilla swirl sorbet for dessert. It is, literally, mouth-watering! The service continues to be friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beware: allergens & sneaky managers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I am allergic to peanuts. I have eaten at Wild Ginger several times and have never had a problem, partly because their menu is so informative. We ordered new dish off the specialty menu. After trying a few bites I realized one of the main ingredients was peanuts. I was concerned because they weren't mentioned in the menu. My allergy is relatively minor, and although I had a very uncomfortable two days after my lunch, I didn't have to rush to a hospital. I was worried about people who have a more severe allergy. The manager passed the blame to the waiter saying he was supposed to ask about allergens at the beginning of each service. Way to support your staff. Assure me that the menu will be reprinted and I will leave happy. No such luck.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    hot and sour soup was great.it was the only thing that was.the duck was terrible.never would send anyone there.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Personal Attention Plus
    yumiyumiyumi
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    central location...great for dinner before the theater and/or drinks after. I was taking my bestie out for a dinner and a play at the 5th Ave. Our server was Stella; she was amazing. She was perfectly attentive, made excellent suggestions and went out of her way to make us feel like the most important guests present. She brought me a vegan menu...the food was delicious and presentation was very nice. Afterward when delivering our coffee & liqueur she surprised my friend with a small piece of [very rich] chocolate cheesecake with a lit candle to celebrate. And that wasn't the best part...when we lamented that we could not take our leftovers home, she offered to put them into their refrigerator so we could pick them up after the play.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but a bit slow 4 lunch
    RovingLunchers
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great food, and ambiance but the service ran a bit slow for those of us who are on the clock at lunch time. With the walk to and from, it was a two hour lunch and a bit extreme to explain to the boss when arriving back at the office. I would like to go more often but I have to rate this more of a special occasion as I cannot afford to take that time away from office.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A pleasant experience.
    Ralph9
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Nice food in a nice environment. Well worth a visit if you're in Downtown Seattle.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    Lynne
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    So happy to find this restaurant! Everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative menu
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    went for the first time and had the waiter take charge, he did a great job with the selections and these were really unique, have the roast duck with buns as an entree and the chicken wings as starters, yummy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loved it
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I haven't visited the Wild Ginger since I lived in Seattle, over 20 years ago. I was so happy to find it was still here. Still love the food, the service was awesome, they were wonderful in spite of how busy they were. In 1989 they were great, and it was so nice to find it still was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • arnbVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Thoroughly pleasant experience in every way, at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Convenient for dinner & symphony
    wetwolovetodine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was very good, the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    RainZone151
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and I have enjoyed many a meal at Wild Ginger!! Excellent food!! Excellent service!! Always consistent!! If there's just two of you it is still possible to order many "small size" orders of tasty delights so that you can still experience one of the wonders of Wild Ginger -- enjoying many different flavors at one meal!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Every time we come here we are reminded that good food and service do indeed exist together. They consistently provide top notch service and food. I am a fan of the pomatini drink. We have never been let down and will continue to come back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DesMoinesspeaking
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Thoroughly satisfying and always personable care and food provided to us. Good restaurant for celebrations, spontaneous moments, and just a good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Asian food I have ever had
    TonyT
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food in this restaurant is outstanding, the flavors are amazing and the seats are spacious and comfortable. We had Mekong Hot and Sour soup (amazing flavors and spices), then 3 different types of satay and Duck and Lamb to follow. We were full and satisfied after this great meal. Having traveled many times to Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan I have had some fantastic meals but this was the best Asian food I have ever had. The wine list is extensive and the sommelier was really knowledgeable and helpful. He helped us to select a great accompaniment to our meal based on our wine preferences. The staff were all attentive and had a can do, customer service attitude.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kris
    KrisVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Perfect spot for dinner downtown. Great vibe, perfect menu and service. Loved the space and flavors.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dressed Up Thai in Downtown Seattle
    WorthHavingVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Wild Ginger was recommended to us by a road warrior/foodie we trust. It's a cavernous restaurant in downtown Seattle, and I would recommend it for large groups because then you can order more and share. We shared a small portion of the BBQ Shrimp - a bit spicy and a great sauce and peanuts, we had 7-8 large shrimp, big enough to share as an appetizer or a solo dinner for one. We also had the chicken Pad Thai. I've had better Pad Thai, but this one was delicious, not greasy, probably the most elegant Pad Thai I'll ever eat. Wish we had ordered the lettuce wraps, we were surrounded by tables enjoying this dish and it looked great. We had excellent service, and even though we were early for our reservation we were seated at once.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic service
    Whylifeis
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We were immediately seated and attended. Throughout our visit, our server (Doug) checked in several times, as did others, but I an unobtrusive way (I dislike hovering or fawning servers - they were neither). Doug seemed to be sincerely interested in our enjoyment and comfort. The service was so prompt, we finished almost an hour earlier than I had planned! The food: The lamb chops were more chewing than tender, but had great flavor; the peanut sauce was overly chunky. The pot stickers were plump and flavorful. My mother kept almost all of the Mandarin chicken to herself, and she usually isn't a big fan of Asian food. This won't be a destination (I live over an hour away), but I would return when seeing a show at Benaroya.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tired, Clinical Cuisine
    LikeItIs
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Maybe this was once a hot spot with great food, but now it's clearly using its reputation to cash in. Huge and impersonal, a staff that clinically gets you in and out, food that looks good but tastes like airport fare.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sublime Scallops
    FoodFan
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The black pepper scallops were the best scallops we have ever tried, and the Thai noodles were fresh and tasty. The curry chicken was serviceable, but we wouldn't get it again. Our server was friendly and attentive, and the staff did a nice job of keeping plates cleared and water filled. The only real knock on this place was the ambiance, which was too dark and too loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a must when in Seattle
    DiamondDaveVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The experience here is always the best. Ambiance, service, and food is excellent. If you want a noisy dining room, lousy food, and negligent service DO NOT DINE HERE!!! The hot food is hot and the cold drinks are cold. You will NOT be disappointed if you visit this restaurant. Diamond Dave
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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  • Wonderful Wild Ginger
    Karen
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The restaurant has moved since I visited 17 years ago, and I swore I'd come back. It's as delicious as I remember. I invited my cousin, and we ordered way too many items that we couldn't finish, but we enjoyed every mouthful. We had many starters, some soup, and a couple of main dishes. I suggest a meal of the varied and very tasty appetizers for two people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Dinner
    FoodiefromMissoula
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner and the service. The food was well seasoned. Try the mango cocktail - really delicious!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, meh service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was wonderful, fresh and flavorful. However I get super annoyed when it takes the server 10 minutes to visit your table after being seated, I was almost at the point of walking out and it totally sets a negative tone to the entire experience. At least take our drink orders before you go out back for a smoke.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner in Seattle
    RVMD
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Small, but very good choice of Asian dishes, dinner was tasty and fresh, friendly and professionel service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious, great service, a must
    Ally
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    From walking in to walking out, the service was excellent. The waitress was exceptionally helpful and created a list of ideas for us to do whilst in Seattle, tailored to our taste and timeframes. The food was delicious with the real winners being the 7 flavour beef AND the green beans! The duck and Kung Pao chicken were also good. Not the cheapest but value and quality are perfectly matched.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • still great
    cszrb
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I ate at wild ginger in 1999 during my last visit to Seattle. I remembered that the food was great so I was happy to see it was thriving in a different location. The food was still great and the service was top notch. Hope it is not too long a time until I return to Seattle and visit wild ginger again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food!
    boomshakalaka
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Went to WG on recommendation of a friend. Food was fantastic, would recommend to anyone who likes high-quality Asian cuisine!
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointed in the duck...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I was excited to dine at Wild Ginger based on all the hype I'd read. However I was a bit disappointed in the duck which was supposed to be their specialty. It was very ordinary and the skin was not as crispy as I would have expected. The service was terrific as our waitress was knowledgeable and attentive. The pot stickers were good as was the curry chicken. Overall good and thus my 3 star rating.
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    good for groups
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  • Excellent Value
    MonikaVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Large restaurant with a lot of customers who all seemed to have a great time. Service was excellent and timing of courses was right on, no excessive wait and also no rushing through the meal. Loved the green papaya salad and the Wandering Sage soup. 2 Satays were cooked and presented expertly. Loved the whole experience. Great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Much improved this visit
    DanielVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We had a very unpleasant meal last time, but decided to give Wild Ginger another chance, because it has been so good for so long we knew it was capable of better and indeed it is. Dumplings and two different curries were both really good and the Pinot Noir by the glass, though unfamiliar, was very good too. Our waitress was pleasant, but tried too hard to talk us out of our choices, then caught herself. The place has lost its edge, a little less chips, less polished, the wait staff less eager to please and enthusiastic, less trained. Nevertheless WG remains a downtown stalwart that we will continue to visit, especially after concerts or before.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fusion Dining
    foodcritic
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Their duck is my favorite. We also had heirloom tomato salads that were delicious, and we had a seafood dish similar to pad se ew that was great also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Visit
    VixAmillion
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I came in with a girlfriend who has been raving about this place. I grew up with a lot of these dishes and I'm pretty stubborn to try infused dishes. I let my girlfriend order: large duck dish with extra buns, ahi tuna, squash soup, and lots of lime and coconut martinis!! I loved every bite and every finger lick. The dishes chosen, it really reminded me of my childhood. Good job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great service compliments the exotic setting and outstanding food. We went to Wild Ginger on a whim and were delighted to enjoy our evening with friends. The cozy, but open setting allows for conversation without shouting across the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic