Cafe Ginger

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$30 and under
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Chinese
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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Houston
91 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upscale Chinese restaurant which also offers excellent sushi. This was the first time my husband had been and he thoroughly enjoyed it. He is not a sushi eater but the many Chinese dishes were perfect for him. We both had the spicy Thai seafood soup which was excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant

MD
Houston
58 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great standard. Always reliable and every different dish we have tried has been good.

O
Houston
67 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You run out of superlatives to describe this place. It is a beautiful and artistic venue that serves the best Asian food in Houston. Service is invariably impeccable. It is priced acceptably for the quality of the food, service and surroundings. It is our "go to" place for a great meal.

O
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic and quick. I went on a lunch date and I was out within 45 minutes. I had the Happy Family it was made to PERFECTION!

G
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious

D
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is excellent and service is great

t
Houston
91 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent happy hour selections and prices. The Chinese food noodles and dumplings were flavorful, while the tempura and sushi were very good. They also gave us a free slice of cheesecake for my daughter's birthday. I really like the acoustics in the restaurant where the 4 of us could actually hear each other talking without yelling.

DR
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Cafe Ginger after our favorite restaurant of 30 years closed. This looks to be its replacement. Eric and Malla provided wonderful service and a welcome. Sesame chicken was delicious and I especially enjoyed the spicy sauce the manager Erc made for my dumplings and sesame chicken!

MS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The service is the BIGGEST downfall! Even when you make it clear that you need to leave at a certain time for the theatre, they don’t seem to care!

LM
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place

TE
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOOOVE CAFE GINGER, terrific variety & quality of oriental cuisine...and the perfect location for lunch or dinner before or after a movie at River Oaks Theatre.

D
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was excellent!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Can’t wait to come back!!

LR
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always fresh. We love the beautiful, quiet atmosphere.

H
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was Victor. very attentive and friendly

RR
Houston
210 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at Sushi Bar.
Great Service.
Great Food.
Recommend it.

OT
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Horrible experience with seating for the second straight time. Seated next to a family table of kids - one of the young ones had a meltdown and screamed so loud and so long it ruined our meal. We could not even hear each other talk. It created stress in the entire restaurant. It was the second time this has happened to us. We request a quite table in our profile and I don't think they read it. Be warned that if you put a table preference in your profile, it does not mean they will read it. It will definitely impact our decision on whether to return. Great food and service- it will be ashamed not to return.

B
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Ginger is my go to neighborhood restaurant. Unlike other popular restaurants, the noise level (piano music) is perfect. I can have a quiet conversation with friends and not strain to hear. The food is excellent and beautifully presented. The sushi bar offers sashimi, which is one of my favorite things. The presentation is awesome. I've talked myself into going there again today for happy hour!

D
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food - sushi—was all great! Service superb!

HF
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great staff and great service! New favorite Asian fusion restaurants

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality chinese cuisine.

D
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food did not taste fresh

CH
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Ginger is always great. The food is great and the service is outstanding. I am a regular customer and they all know my name and the wine I drink. They make everyone feel special along with great food. The sushi is fresh and beautifully prepared with great service. I have recommended this restaurant to everyone I know and it has become a regular for most of them.

O
Houston
67 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Asian food in Houston bar none. Also serves an extensive sushi menu. Service is uniformly excellent. We dine here at least once every two weeks and sometimes more often. Have not yet found a menu dish that is subpar. Would particularly recommend the Hunan chicken (quite spicy) and the beef with mushrooms. The decorations are lovely as well.

JM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good menu. Great service. Easy parking. Will definitely go back.

LR
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Ginger is one of our favorite restaurant s. We took 2 couples that had never been and they really enjoyed the atmosphere and food.

JL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a regular spot for me. The Orange chicken and Mongolian beef are my favorites.

B
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Very good food very nice servic

OT
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Outstanding ambience. We enjoyed the live piano music, as well as the fresh and flavorful food. The server was rushed and harried, but remained pleasant in spite of the demand.

D
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sushi and service

D
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, perfect ambience. We couldn’t have asked for anything better and will be back soon.

D
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and yummy food

E
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice location with lots of parking. I will definitely go again with family and friends.

GC
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The lunch specials are to die for. They never disappoint

DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been going to Cafe Ginger before going to a show downtown for years. Some of the best Chinese food I’ve ever had. The decor is amazing, the food is wonderful, and the service has always been great. This is a great choice for a date or a nice quite dinner.

D
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service excellent and great Sushi

JP
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I invited a friend to join us for lunch and he enjoyed the food and said he would go back and have other items on the menu.

CG
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The green beans and the dumplings were simply amazing. The calamari wasn’t great but good. General tso chicken was dynamite. High quality chicken and great flavor. Highly recommend.

DV
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch menu with generous portions. Love their new location.

D
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food and service

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