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Blue Ginger - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
4304 Reviews
$50 and over
Fusion / Eclectic
Permanently Closed - Blue Ginger, located in Wellesley, is Ming Tsai's award-winning flagship restaurant. This feng-shui inspired space offers three distinct dining options. There's the informal Lounge serving Asian tapas in a more casual setting. No reservations are required in the Lounge. The main dining room features an open kitchen for you to experience mastery at work. The menu features Ming's signature East-West cuisine, including his famous Miso-Sake Marinated Sablefish and Black Pepper Lobster. And lastly, there are three private dining rooms for larger groups or functions wanting to be enjoyed away from the crowd.

"Blue Ginger is unusual, not only because of the food or the room, but because it's a neighborhood restaurant of a type not found too often in the Boston area...those of us who live farther away will just have to travel now that the secret is out." --The Boston Globe

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, French, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Phone number
    (781) 283-5790
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Ming Tsai
  • Private party facilities
    Ming Tsai has teamed with the world-renowned Rockwell Group to design three beautiful Private Dining Rooms within Blue Ginger that can seat groups from 10-80 guests.
  • Neighborhood
    Wellesley
  • Cross street
    Church St.
  • Parking details
    Private lot is in rear of building off of Church Street. There is also ample metered street parking in front of the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    Commuter Rail to Wellesley Square
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,304 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

3,731 Reviews
  1. Bear

    Greater Boston

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blue Ginger has been one of my favorites of all time. I had my last butterfish and bitter chocolate cake. Where will we go for Valentine's, Mother's Day, holidays, and birthdays now?? Best of luck Ming Tsai!

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  2. DianeY

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Sadly, our final meal at Blue Ginger was disappointing. From the hostess pointedly ignoring my husband to acknowledge another person upon their arrival to finding the lobster entrée not as delectable as in the past, the evening left us disheartened we had selected Blue Ginger for a Grandparents Birthday celebratory dinner. While we wish Ming and Polly well with their new ventures, it appears the Blue Ginger we enjoyed so fondly over the years has moved on as well.

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  3. AJNYer

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as always, will REALLY miss this! Wish the scallops had been on the menu too, but everything was fabulous.

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  4. SusanneH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant with many memories shared here over the past 15+ years... so sad to see it close. A unique gem amidst much of the "same old" restaurants in the Boston area.

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  5. NativeMarbleheader

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the chef's specials, the Garlic-Black Pepper Lobster, was one of the best meals that I have ever eaten. The lobster was cooked to perfection - the key, however, was the sauce. Robust, intensely favorable, with a pleasant amount of "kick".

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  6. Luvdininghere

    Greater Boston

    88 reviews

    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sad to see Blue Ginger closing. If you haven't eaten here, do so before June 3rd. You won't be disappointed. I want wish my buddy Ming all the success in his new chapter and journey. Thanks for the great meals my friend.

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  7. Mountaindiner

    Greater Boston

    31 reviews

    1.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I were dining with another couple for the last time before Blue Ginger closes. I have always been grateful for the attention to my anaphylactic food allergies. Ming Tsai was overseeing the kitchen that evening so I felt especially safe. Our server was gracious but it took exactly two and a half hours to get our dinner. I find this unacceptable! It ruined what was supposed to be a very special evening with close friends. We paid for our appetizers and the manager offered us our dinners for free. Despite this generous gesture, we were deeply disappointed.

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  8. Mutta

    Greater Boston

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the chance to have one more meal at Blue Ginger before it closes. The butterfish was amazing and my guest enjoyed the lamb rack, plus the shumei app. Ming came by our table which was a special treat. Thank you to him and the WONDERFUL front of the house staff for making this a memorable experience.

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  9. Sophia

    Greater Boston

    286 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    286 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sorry this gem is closing. We've always enjoyed it and will have to track down Ming Tsai's brilliance elsewhere

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  10. GloriaL

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We will miss having Blue Ginger in Wellesley after it closes in June.

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  11. Courtwisc

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Since Blue Ginger will be closing very soon, my husband and I wanted to make sure that we made it back there. We had a wonderful meal and experience! We both started with drinks-- my husband had a sake and and I had the gimlet, which with the ginger made a classic cocktail even better. We had the calamari to start, which was excellent. We both had the lobster for our entree and it was outstanding. The lobster was perfectly cooked and the rice and sauce that came with it complimented it well. For dessert, we had the chocolate cake, which was the perfect end to a delicious evening. We will miss you, Blue Ginger!

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  12. FineDiner

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's sad that Blue Ginger will soon be closing. We've had many memorable meals there over the past 20 years. We ate there for the last time on Mother's Day and the food did not disappoint. The Miso-sake butterfish and New Zealand rack of lamb were our favorites. Ming was in the house and we thanked him for the memories.

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  13. DIS1

    Greater Boston

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful, inventive food. Very expensive but worth it if you like innovative cuisine. Too bad it's closing soon.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Knowing the restaurant is closing is quite apparent in the staffs attitude and attention. Too bad for Ming to have his restaurants memory ruined in this last ditch effort

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  15. sam02467

    Greater Boston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was done so well. The food was terrific, the service was friendly and efficient, and the entire evening was exceptionally pleasant. It is sad that in just a few weeks the restaurant will be closed for good.

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  16. Jane

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a wonderful restaurant, unfortunately they are closing soon after a 20+ year journey!

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  17. WashUmom

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were so sorry to hear the restaurant is closing. We have celebrate many happy and special occasions at Blue Ginger. We were fortunate to be able to celebrate my husband's birthday before the closing in June. The service and food is exceptional.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    50 reviews

    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good experience. Sorry to see it close, so I guess we will have to go to Blue Dragon!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always had a great meal at Blue Ginger. Going to miss the fabulous food and the awesome staff.

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  20. DeRH

    Greater Boston

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Once again Blue Ginger was outstanding! Fantastic meal and wonderful service!

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  21. BostonFoodie

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An outstanding experience, as always! Sad to see it closing.

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  22. Sall

    Greater Boston

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We shall miss this very special restaurant. We have frequented it through the years. The food has never let us down. Best if luck to Ming in his new restaurants n

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  23. LocalFoodie

    Nashville

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Alas, Blue Ginger is closing at the end of the month. But if someone reads this review and can snag a reservation before it closes, do so! Great dishes with an Asian flare and an excellent wine menu. One of our favorite suburban Boston restaurants; it will be missed.

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  24. Rocketmandan

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent tasting food. Very busy, probably because it's closing soon. Get there now if u can!

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  25. StacyQ

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    So sad this fabulous place is closing! Delicious fusion flavors. Attentive service. This was our go-to-place for special occasions or entertaining out-of-town guests.

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  26. chris

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The lobster dish which is a signature dish was disappointing. Was sold on it when waiter said it was to die for but I'm still alive. In my opinion, it was slightly overbaked. I expected to be wowed by it but there was no, wow, this lobster is unbelievable. I expected it to be succulent. It wasn't dry but not as moist and tender as it should have been. Garlic-peppery sauce was a little too peppery for me. My brother said he didn't mind. Mussels were excellent. Large plump and juicy. Chocolate cake was beautifully presented and delicious. That was "to die for". Sister had butterfish and said it was so good. Woman next to us said it was delicious too. Waitstaff was professional. Came around constantly to fill water glasses and remove dishes. Overall, a very good dining experience.

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  27. Trevmanager

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was so disappointed to learn Blue Ginger will be closing June 3. Absolutely one of the great dining experiences in the greater Boston area. Tonight's meal was exceptional. Blue Ginger, you will be missed.

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  28. Tingting

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We like this restaurant and appreciate their effort to provide such great food.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I've been here twice before and had really great food, but this time I really did not think the dish tasted right.

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  30. Terr

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beyond words. Have had Blue Ginger on my list of places to try for years; saw that it was closing so made a reservation right away. Very happy that I did. Had the Butterfish entree that was spectacular. Was thinking if I am lucky enough to make it back before they close I may just have it again. Drinks, apps and dessert were all delicious. GO before it's too late.

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  31. JohnB

    Greater Boston

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have had many wonderful meals here over the years. But sadly, my latest visit was my last as Blue Ginger is closing. If you haven't already dined here, try to squeeze your way in before it's too late.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Sorry they are closing. Hoping to visit again before the grand finale. Hopefully, all will go well in the new spot.

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  33. Joseph

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place.......sad it's closing in 19 days!!!!!!

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  34. JaneD

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very interesting menu....something for every taste. The curry was delicious with an different twist ( sausage & chicken). My dining partner had a steak which was very tasty and tender. Looking forward to going back and trying some other dishes!

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  35. BetsyM

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Blue Ginger food is like no other. It will be missed by my family as our favorite special occasion spot.

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  36. Underimpressed

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    As other reviewers have mentioned, the food was overly salted, though my friend didn't seem to mind. The flavors were interesting and complementary, but I felt the value wasn't quite there for the cost of the entree. In addition, my friend, who used to own her own restaurant, felt compelled to complain to the hostess about the slowness and inattentiveness of the server.

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  37. KS16

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good ambience and service. Order drinker was really good too but had limited vegetarian choices. Appetizer was good but main course was not.

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  38. MelM

    Greater Boston

    97 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The watercress soup looked unappetizing and did not have much flavor, however, the butter fish was the complete opposite. I would go back just for that. The drinks were just ok but the desserts were yummy.

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  39. chark

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always have been delighted with the delicious food, the beautiful presentation and the wonderful service at Blue Ginger. Sorry that it is closing in June and hope to get back before it closes. Thank you, thank you Ming Tsai!

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  40. Tortuga

    New York City

    99 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and ambience were great but the wait staff was not very attentive. The restaurant was not crowded and so can't say I understand why this was the case. All experiences at Blue Ginger have otherwise been all around delightful.

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FAQs

Blue Ginger - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 283-5790.

Blue Ginger - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 4304 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Blue Ginger - Permanently Closed

583 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Church St.
  • Neighborhood
    Wellesley
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, French, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private lot is in rear of building off of Church Street. There is also ample metered street parking in front of the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    Commuter Rail to Wellesley Square
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ming Tsai
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (781) 283-5790
  • Private party facilities
    Ming Tsai has teamed with the world-renowned Rockwell Group to design three beautiful Private Dining Rooms within Blue Ginger that can seat groups from 10-80 guests.
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