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Permanently Closed - Blue Ginger

4304 reviews
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$50 and over
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Fusion / Eclectic
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  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Fusion / Eclectic, French, Asian
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Hours of operation

Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm


Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(781) 283-5790
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ming Tsai
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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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Cross street
Church St.
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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.
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Public transit
Commuter Rail to Wellesley Square
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Special events & promotions
Blue Ginger's Private Dining Rooms are suitable for everything from baby showers to business meetings to bar/bat mitzvahs. Our commitment to exceptional food and service ensures a rare standard of excellence.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBear (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2017

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!

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on May 24, 2017

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.

AJNYer (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 22, 2017

Fabulous as always, will REALLY miss this! Wish the scallops had been on the menu too, but everything was fabulous.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 20, 2017

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.

NativeMarbleheader (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 17, 2017

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".

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on May 16, 2017

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.

vipLuvdininghere (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 16, 2017

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.

vipMutta (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 15, 2017

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Sorry this gem is closing. We've always enjoyed it and will have to track down Ming Tsai's brilliance elsewhere

GloriaL (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

We will miss having Blue Ginger in Wellesley after it closes in June.

vipCourtwisc (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

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!

vipFineDiner (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

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.

DIS1 (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 12, 2017

Wonderful, inventive food. Very expensive but worth it if you like innovative cuisine. Too bad it's closing soon.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on May 12, 2017

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

vipsam02467 (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 9, 2017

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.

Jane (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 8, 2017

Such a wonderful restaurant, unfortunately they are closing soon after a 20+ year journey!

vipWashUmom (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Good experience. Sorry to see it close, so I guess we will have to go to Blue Dragon!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Always had a great meal at Blue Ginger. Going to miss the fabulous food and the awesome staff.

vipDeirdreH (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Once again Blue Ginger was outstanding! Fantastic meal and wonderful service!