Cafe Ginger

4.8
359 reviews
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$30 and under
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If you are looking for authentic Asian cuisine, then Cafe Ginger is your place. Our ambiance and decor will transform you to an exotic place in the Orient, while you sit back and enjoy our signature dishes. We offer authentic Chinese dishes such as Beijing duck, steamed Chilean sea bass, and lobster tail with scallion. Our restaurant also includes a sophisticated and comprehensive wine bar where you may order wine by the glass or bottle. Although we specialize in Chinese cuisine, our Japanese dishes are just as good. Not only do we have an outstanding sushi bar, but our sushi chefs are happy to create unique specials to satisfy the toughest critic. All of our food is prepared fresh daily and we use the freshest produce and finest ingredients. We are happy to invite you to enjoy a unique and memorable experience at Cafe Ginger.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I always come here for romantic celebrations, the atmosphere is very nice, low noise , and great food!

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D
Houston
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious food and service

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JP
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I go and have lunch or dinner I am welcomed with warm greetings by Mr. Joe or Mr. Perez. The food is always delicious and fresh.

I had the Cajun Roll and it was amazing and spicy, which I enjoy when eating sushi.

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TM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch menu. I have been going there for years, although I have to travel further now as I have moved. Still worth the trip. Food is very good. My only negative was ordering off the menu and being charged more than other dishes (and the price it used to be).

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JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. Only issue was we had a reservation and were seated 20 min late.

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E
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. I highly recommend Cafe Ginger.

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QL
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been eating at Cafe Ginger for many years, always is great

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B
Houston
72 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Ginger is my favorite Chinese restaurant in Houston. The ambience is lovely and service is great. I have enjoyed everything I have had there and highly recommend it for dinner or lunch!

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l
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Great service

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with good service and food. Nice ambiance.

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QB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal. Service was great. Had seven in our party and no complaints. Our server went above and beyond what was expected.

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MB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Romantic atmosphere. Consistently exceptional.

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JP
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always receive an excellent prepared meal by the chef!!!

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Always, always, always superb, considerate service at Cafe Ginger. The waitstaff is 5-star, making this a local staple for neighborhood dining. Great choices of food and wine. We particularly enjoy the sesame chicken. I would not, however, recommend the sweet and sour chicken. The pieces are small, and the sweet and sour sauce is saturated in the batter, making the meal seem soggy. Nonetheless, Cafe Ginger is a stellar, local choice for inner-loop Houstonians, providing a quiet ambiance imbued with Asian art.

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Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good as always. We like atmosphere at the other Cafe Ginger better but they did there best with the options Thayer were given.

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K
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant serves consistently good food for a great value. Love to eat here for lunch or dinner.

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LR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cafe Ginger has some of the best Chinese food in Houston. Very consistent. Great atmosphere too.

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L
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Robin makes our dining experience the best!!! The food is so fresh, cooked to order and the staff takes care of our every need!
Love this place!!!

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EN
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have eaten here several times and the food (the duck especially) never disappoints.

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SM
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite place. Never dissatisfied.

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SM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I gave Café Ginger 4 stars for the food as my duck was dry and disappointing.
My husband's dinner, Shrimp & scallops Hunan was outstanding.
We started with the steamed dumplings which were offered on the "Happy Hour" menu. They were delicious

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JP
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I go there I’m treated as if I am part of their family. Management, posters, wait staff, and other staff always keep my glass of water or tea filled and periodically I’m constantly being checked on which I appreciate.

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a
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent and not rushed. Noise level was a little high for a table conversation even in the back room. Will come back at an off-time so we can chat

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D
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delicious.. love all the staff...always trying to please!!!

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S
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We has had theshrimp tempora appetizer. Terriaki sauce watered down, no excuse for "cheaping out" kon an important part of the dish.
Sweat snd Tangy Shreaded Pork was good. Would choose this again.
Vermicelli with seafood just okay, rather bland.
Still tryimg this menu to find consistsntly good dishes. This was our third time. Still not sold on this place.

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AT
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Dibe often at Gunger but food was off tonight. Selected sushi rolls as mains. Cajun roll did not taste fresh. Rainbow roll was smallest portion I've experienced to date.

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O
Houston
58 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In my opinion, the best Asian food in Houston. Service is terrific. Every dish we have every tried has been superb. The restaurant serves a large sushi menu as well as all traditional Chinese favorites.
Most Chinese dishes will cost about $15; this is perhaps somewhat higher than some, but the quality of the food is superb. Only firm white-meat chicken is used, and the beef is also very fresh and delicious.
Cafe Ginger has a good wine list, which should satisfy most people. The decorations are amazing and are well worth seeing.

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JJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome quick service and great food.

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite places to eat at. The place is beautiful inside and the staff is really prompt and friendly. I enjoyed the food there especially the sushi as everything is fresh. I highly recommend this place for lunch or dinner. I'm definitely going back.

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Roast duck was pretty good. Prefer a bit crispier on the outside.

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D
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our meals and service is excellent

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t
Houston
86 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food. My mu shu pork and my husband’s cajun were great, but our favorite is the seafood fried rice. Full of shrimp and scallops, this dish elevates fried rice to gourmet status!

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SA
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Daily special was average.

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SA
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my second visit to this restaurant. I come with intention to have Chinese food, but end up getting Japanese. The food is good, very fresh. Sushi is delicious and well presented. Happy hour is good, though certain items under HH menu have the same prices as the regular menu. Its misleading, so just check to see if you are getting a deal. I think we will be come regulars.

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I
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good, uninspired. The drinks were horrid--worst cocktails I ever had

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service.

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M
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Cafe Ginger - great place to catch up with friends.

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n
Houston
70 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

While Decor is similar the lack of room separators makes much nosier than old location
One of best Asian restaurants outside of Chinatown!
I did not realize menu was identical to Qin but some items like shrimp tempura were much better as were steamed dumplings
But
I will frequent Qin because of noise!

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L
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

went with a group of people, it was fairly quiet but we had great service. all dishes were great & very shareable. The veggie dumplings were delicious! The salt and pepper soft shell crab was amazing (probably best i've ever had). loved their tuna tartar. Will definitely be going back!

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