Cafe Ginger

4.7
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425 Reviews
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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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vipDennisR
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Mahlla and tasty food as always.

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vipDennisR
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing dining atmosphere with fine service from Kylee. Good to see our usual server Mahlla nd Manager Eric. We thank Nicole for bringing my chopsticks to the car when we left without them. Thank you.

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vipLocal
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful service and delicious food.

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vipShirley
Houston
83 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I am so relieved that Cafe Ginger continues to provide its wonderful food, even though they had to relocate a couple of years ago. I love going there and it is fun to be there with friends as well.

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Lisa08
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and atmosphere were outstanding. I had the Rocky Roll and shared the Mushu Pork appetizer and both were delectable - highly recommend both.

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vipFoodLover
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Asian art displayed makes for a great ambience. The food is excellent, as is the service, and prices are reasonable for the quality that you receive. My wife and I eat there regularly and bring friends there.

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vipDennisR
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fried rice and our standard sesame chicken. First class atmosphere and attentive service from Mahllla.

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vipMadeleineS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Wish you could book more than 1 day in advance on open table for this restaurant 😔

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met my parents for lunch at Cafe Ginger and enjoyed the experience. The food and service were excellent. Servers stopped by often enough to keep waters from going empty but not too often to annoy. Excellent!

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vipDennisR
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely Holiday meal . Gracious service from Mahlla . Sesame chicken, fried dumplings and eggplant and chicken.

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vipRayS
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Ginger. Great food and wonderful staff.

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vipEbonyI
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great! Service is great!

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vipDennisR
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner at Cafe Ginger. Attentive but private service from Kalliae this evening. Delicious food ( Sesame chicken, Eggplant chicken, fried pork and vegetable dumplings) . Nice atmosphere for holidays and music at perfect dining level and appropriate to upscale dining. From arrival to departure you are certainly made to feel welcome and this has become our new upscale Chinese restaurant after 30 years at Kams in Montrose. Sadly Kams is no more but a new chapter at Cafe Ginger is off to a delightful start.

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vipAusTXDiner
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Sushi roll lunch special tasted off today (i.e., not fresh). That's a shame...used to be a reliable place for fresh sushi.

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vipDonnak
Houston
56 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service excellent and sushi great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite’Go To’ places when we want to be sure to have a great meal with great service. We had family in for Thanksgiving and no doubt which restaurant to go after the big ‘turkey day’. You won’t get surprised at Cafe Ginger😃

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viptxchic
Houston
96 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for good food and conversation. Happy hour prices for sushi and appetizers are great. We are repeat customers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
109 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been there several times and food was always consistently good. A little pricey for Chinese food, but it’s so much easier than driving to Chinatown. Nice decor and ambience!

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vipDonnak
Houston
56 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service and yummy sushi!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant - one of best kept secrets since they moved to new location. Easy to park, great food and service make it one of our favorite 'go to' restaurants for dinner. If you are dining on the weekend, suggest you make reservations through Open Table. They seat us immediately when we have reservations. Wife loves the Sushi and I go for more traditional dishes. Wine fairly priced. Have not spoken with any of our friends who had a bad experience.

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vipJameelM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I’ve been coming to Cafe Ginger for the last 5 years if not more.
The quality of today’s meal and new chef are horrible. The food tasted so bland, beef was super dry and they got my order wrong and still didn’t take care of anything. I’m absolutely shocked on how terrible my meal was and after telling the waiter the restaurant didn’t do anything to make it up at all. I spent over $55 for a horrible dinning experience save your money and go to Mala Sichuan instead.

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vipPandasmom1
Houston
99 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMarcD
Houston
68 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipOperalover
Houston
71 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Olympia
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipGoodie
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious

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vipDonnak
Houston
56 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is excellent and service is great

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viptxchic
Houston
96 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipDennisR
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipMadeleineS
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

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!

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vipLisaMac
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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TERESAM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDonnak
Houston
56 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Can’t wait to come back!!

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LoRo55
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Hotelman
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was Victor. very attentive and friendly

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vipRomanR
Houston
219 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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vipBill
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipDonnak
Houston
56 reviews