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Wild Ginger Seattle
Wild Ginger Seattle

Wild Ginger Seattle Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.wildginger.net/
  • Email: info@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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Diner Reviews
  • "Not our first time here. An excellent restaurant with wonderful flavors and options. Plenty of food in a very attractive setting. Service could have been a little more polished, but did not take away from a great evening."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Waiter named Jeremy was very rude. Rolled his eyes at me when ordering the smaller size instead of his recommended larger sized plate for sharing with the table. Other staff was nice since it was our first time eating there. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Four of us went for dinner on a Saturday at 7:15pm and it was busy but not frenetic. I was the only vegetarian but had plenty of choices; the Rama setu was a satisfyingly complex curry, not hot but with a little afterglow, and the Sichuan green beans were great - firm and garlicky. The others shared duck, crab and lamb[?] rendang, and everyone seemed to enjoy their choices. The spicy cocktails (margaritas and mango ones) hit the spot, as did my peachy keen. We had some satay to start but I've forgotten the details; sadly that left no room for dessert. The waiter asked whether we had time constraints, which we didn't, and the food came at a good pace. Overall it was exactly the meal we were looking for and we all enjoyed it."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "A great Asian restaurant that offer less than any other restaurant for the Seattle Restaurant Week. No bad but a little bit expensive and very disappointing when we compare to what we had at other restaurant during this SRW"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Took my daughter for a treat during Seattle weekend. Service was TERRIBLE. Server dropped off salmon curry dish (which is carefully packaged in palm leaves) and said "you know the drill". She basically threw warm towels at us at end of meal and said (did not ask) "Sticky!" Was not good food, was not on par with previous experiences, was not on par with sushi/asian treats elsewhere in town. Do not bother - over=rated and resting on reputation. Save your money and try something fresh - so much else in town."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The restaurant was great albeit speedy. Normally this isn't a bad thing but for a nice birthday dinner, it should last longer than a trip to panera. Everything else was wonderful, surprise dish was brought around, great wine, delicious green beans. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Been to Wild Ginger many times over the years and am glad to see they had some great new adds to the menu including some seasonal and local items. Drinks were great, waitress was nice and attentive, and the manager stopped by several time (non-obtrusive) to check in on us, fill up our wine, etc. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The service, food and ambience are always outstanding. I can depend on Wild Ginger for a great dining experience each and every time I go there."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We always love whatever we order at the Wild Ginger. Love the atmosphere and the location. Our waiter was slightly fawning but we had good service and food arrived quickly and we always had what we needed. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Food once again: spectacular! Fragrant crispy duck was divine, as were our other dishes. Service:extraordinary! We had a prompt, funny attentive waitress that popped in and out and we barely knew she was there. This is one of the BEST a RESTAURANTS in Seattle -consistently! By far! "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The server did not smile once...maybe she was new, maybe she was having a bad night. The food was great as usual and we all had a good time."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Went for a formal business dinner w/ 6 a while back. Had a great seat in a booth in the center of the main restaurant, great service and exceptional food. This time it was just my husband and me there to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. We were seated behind the bar which had a completely different atmosphere, very light casual cafe like next to windows where passerbys were staring in at us, not dark private and romantic like we'd had in the past. The food was not what we remembered. In fact the cheap Thai place down the road with the $9.99 specials beats the pants off the $19.99 dishes we had here. sad. "
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My friend was in a wheelchair---which was no problem for the staff---a plus. We had gone for the Restaurant Week meal but reviewed the menu and opted for something else. The servers were very knowledgeable and willing to tell us what went with what. A delight! We will go there again!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "There is something for all types here, from mild to spicy. A nice variety of choices, and each dish was flavorful and yummy!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I've enjoyed both times I've gone to Wild Ginger...they have tasty drinks, and a variety of foods that are easily sharable (so it's great for groups). It's been packed both times I've been there, so people really seem to keep coming back. Great spot in the city of Seattle!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "We return to Wild Ginger Year after year for its wonderful food. Theeir is so much variety on the menu to choose from and it is always beautifully prepared. The booths are quiet and excellent for conversation. Wild Ginger is perfectly located for dinner after a concert at Benaroya Hall across the street."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I've never eaten at a better Thai restaurant. The duck was cooked to perfection. The Tuna dish as well as the beef was flavorful! I highly recommend!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent. Our family eats at Wild Ginger for special occasions and we are never disappointed."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Across the street from Benaroya Hall. Convenient to parking and the concert hall. Great service, good selection. Food is interesting, plated nicely, and consistently good. Service is attentive without being "hovering"."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We had the shrimp satay, Sea Bass and Hanoi Tuna. All cooked perfectly with great tasting, unique sauces."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We went to Wild Ginger before the symphony for the convenience. Food was fine, the noodle dish was so spicy that I couldn't eat it (I probably didn't read the menu description thoroughly) and the lettuce wraps were not what I was expecting, I assumed it would be pork but they were fish."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The food was delicious, waiters attentive, and setting pleasant. I found it a disservice however, to have our dishes cleared and table wiped after only 45 minutes of our arriving. We weren't yet finished with our meal and the waiter was attempting to clear it. I understand the restaurant is popular and has other people to serve, but they also cut short an experience that was not yet over. So I ordered dessert."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Four of us dined here before the Il Divo concert across the street at Benaroya Hall. Their Restaurant Week $28 prix fix menu was terrific, service was grand and respected our curtain time. We all felt that we had dined amazingly well for the price and had enough choices to make everyone happy. Of course, one does want on occasion to explore other parts of Wild Ginger's wonderful full menu, but their Restaurant Week offerings should satisfy anyone who avails themselves of the bargain."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I'm from Portland and perused the list of restaurants taking part during the Restaurant Week promotion and chose Wild Ginger. I liked the elegant decor and the menu's variety, seeing dishes that were new to me, such as the Fragrant Duck. I especially liked the option of choosing a small or regular size. We opted to choose from the open menu and ordered the Fragrant Duck, Thai Noodles, and Sichuan Green Beans, which were delicious. The service was outstanding. The food arrived within minutes of ordering. We shared the Chocolate Torte Cake, which was wonderful. Overall, it was an exceptional dinner with excellent value. I hope to return again and again on future visits to try new dishes and to simply enjoy my favorites."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We had lunch with co-workers at Wild Ginger. The special $15 for 3 course meal is great. Service was poor-I guess waitress had a bad day. When we asked about dish description she replayed "Aren’t you familiar with Indian food?" If you have a hour lunch like I do, you should plan for extra 15-20min."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The food is always outstanding. I ordered mandarin chicken with steamed rice, jasmine tea and my friend ordered the mongolian noodles. I also ordered a glass of iced tea and the tea was fresh and not weakly brewed. Our waiter was very good at his job, was knowledgeable and highly efficient. This is my favorite place downtown! I make a reservation any time I want to visit because it's so popular."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The Mongolian Noodles is one of my favorites, and this time, did not disappoint. The dish is consistently excellent. The Laksa resembles a bouillabaise(sp), delicious! And the piece de resistance - Hanoi Tuna - was indescribable, and very yummy. Don't forget to end your meal with the mango sorbet, smooth and helps take off the heat! Top this feast off with a pot of Matcha Tea and your meal is complete."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I dined at Wild Ginger 10+ years ago for the first time. The food was excellent! Since then, I've been back a number of times, and the food has progressively gotten worse. I was pretty disappointed last time I went."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My husband and I never go out to eat in Seattle because we live in Mill Creek. I work downtown but usually just drive in and right back out (long commute). I took the bus to wrk so he could drive down and meet me for a fun dinner. I've always LOVED Wild Ginger. When we got there we were seated right away but in the bar (or what used to be the bar). I was picturing one of their cozy booths or at least a real table. That was disappointing. The chicken satays and short ribs were honestly just ok. For dinner we ordered Kung pow chicken and seven flavored beef. The Kung pow was dry and flavorless and the seven flavor was just ok as well! Very disappointing! Next time I'll skip the effort to eat downtown and go to PF Changs at Alderwood mall!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "On Open Table website, I was only able to get a reservation for 7 people at 4:45 on Saturday, which was not convenient for us so I called directly to the Restaurant and they changed it to 6pm which was perfect. Our table was ready when we arrived at 5:50pm. it was a lovely round table with a lazy susan in the centre which was great for serving all the yummy dishes. the waiter was terrific, helped us with the menu and was great with our two younger ladies who are 11 & 12. We all had a great time and delicious meal at Wild Ginger in Seattle."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had dinner just before a concert in Benaroya and the choice was perfect. Food came quickly and all well prepared, wine was good and dessert was perfect. Wild Ginger is keeping this great quality for years now, well done!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Our birthday group dinner was marred by slow, in attentive service. The food is always great and the manager was very helpful with suggestions for our allergenic diner but the wait and bus staff was below standard"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This is a great place to dine before a symphony performance; service is punctual and you just have to walk across the street."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The view from bar area- the Sound, ferries, water. Plus great service. We were late- a bad accident, we called they knew already and held our table, understood we had a symphony event and brought our food fresh, fast, delicious. Tried something new. And all with attentiveness and a smile. What a great start to our evening if Carmina Burana. Would go again and again!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Wild Ginger has amazing service, the waiter/waitresses really take care of you and have a lot of energy to them which makes dining there a very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I was seated according to the reservation I had. I was served water, given menus and offered other refreshments. When my guest arrived we ordered two dishes (shrimp Phad Thai and Kung Pao Chicken) to share. Both were very good and more than enough food."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We enjoyed a fine dinner at Wild Ginger as part of our evening in town to see a show at BenaRoya. We started with some tasty adult beverages while we pondered the menu. Even though I had previewed the menu, we had a difficult time deciding on what to order to eat. I started with a great bowl of laksa, Malaysian(?) seafood soup. Excellent! Tasty, spicy broth and full of seafood. I followed that with 'fragrant duck', also excellent. My dining partner enjoyed grilled vegetables and lamb skewers. Service, drinks, wine, and food were all excellent and we highly recommend Wild Ginger."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I always go to Wild Ginger before shows at Benaroya OR the 5th Avenue Theater and I have seldom been disappointed by the food. After living in Southeast Asia for 10 years, my standards for Southeast Asian food are pretty high, and Wild Ginger is very reliable. The restaurant is beautiful and the ginger martinis are zingy."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Wild Ginger always has excellent food and service, but in the evenings it can be noisy ("energetic"). Go for a late-ish lunch (after 1PM) if you want to have time to catch up with friends in a relaxed, quiet atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I have been to Wild Ginger many times--in fact I try to go there anytime I am in Seattle--and I am always satisfied with their consistency, quality, and excellent service. It's really hard to go wrong with their menu because they have something for everyone. I never pass up the chance to order the duck or the seafood noodles if I'm with a group. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014