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Cafe Ginger, Houston, TX

Cafe Ginger

4.5
4.5
409 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch and Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 528-4288

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Cafe Ginger provides off-site catering. We cater everything from office luncheons for 20 people to private dinner parties for 100 guests. Please contact us for any special requests.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a private dining room that will seat a maximum of 60 people comfortably to meet any of your special party requests. Feel free to reserve our party room for your next birthday, Christmas, wedding rehearsal dinner, graduation, or company parties.

  • Neighborhood

    River Oaks

  • Cross street

    Driscoll/South Shepherd

  • Parking details

    River Oaks parking lot.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Appetizers

  • Calamari$7.95

    • Vietnamese Spring Rolls$6.95

      • Szechwan Style Spicy Dumpling (8)$8.95

        • Crab Puffs (6)$5.95

          • Moo Shu Chicken (2)$6.95

            • Shrimp Tempura (2)$6.95

              • Minced Chicken Lettuce Wraps$6.95

                • Szechwan Style Spicy Noodle$6.95

                  • Crispy Spicy Tangy Tofu$5.95

                    • Moo Shu Pork (2)$6.95

                      Chinese Lunch

                        Lunch Combo & Dinner Combo

                        Lunch combo is served between 11am - 4 pm. Dinner combo is served from 4 pm to 10pm for to go only. All combos are served with choice of soup (hot & sour soup, wonton soup or egg drop soup), choice of appetizer (spring roll or crab puffs) and choice of rice (steamed rice, fried rice, brown rice). No substitutions. Lunch combo dine-in; dinner combo to-go

                        • General Tso's Chicken

                          Lightly breaded white meat chicken sauteed in sweet and spicy tangy sauce

                          • Lunch$9.95
                          • Dinner$10.95
                        • Sesame Chicken

                          Lightly breaded chicken sauteed in sweet and spicy tangy sauce with sesame seed

                          • Lunch$9.95
                          • Dinner$10.95
                        • Beijing Chicken

                          Chicken with onion, wild mushroom and red jalapeno sauteed in beijing sauce

                          • Lunch$9.95
                          • Dinner$10.95
                        • Maggie Chicken

                          Chicken with wild mushroom, onions and tomato in brown maggie sauce

                          • Lunch$9.95
                          • Dinner$10.95
                        • Spicy & Tangy Chicken

                          Chicken, red jalapeno, onion, bell pepper, mushroom sauteed in spicy peppercorn sauce

                          • Lunch$9.95
                          • Dinner$10.95
                        • Hunan Chicken

                          Sauteed chicken with asparagus, mushroom, red jalapeno and onions in black bean sauce

                          • Lunch$9.95
                          • Dinner$10.95
                        • Chicken with Broccoli

                          Chicken & broccoli sauteed in aged soy sauce

                          • Lunch$9.95
                          • Dinner$10.95
                        • Chicken with Vegetable

                          Chicken with broccoli, mushroom, asparagus, bell pepper and bokchoy sauteed in white wine sauce

                          • Lunch$9.95
                          • Dinner$10.95
                        • Kung Pao Chicken

                          Chicken with peanuts in hot pepper sauce

                          • Lunch$9.95
                          • Dinner$10.95
                        • Chicken with Eggplant

                          Marinated chicken breast with jalapeno, celery, eggplant, basil and cilantro sauteed in tangy sauce

                          • Lunch$9.95
                          • Dinner$10.95
                        • Garlic Chicken

                          Chicken with mushroom, zucchini and bell pepper with hot garlic sauce

                          • Lunch$10.95
                          • Dinner$11.95
                        • Beef with Broccoli

                          Beef tenderloin & broccoli sauteed in beijing sauce

                          • Lunch$10.95
                          • Dinner$11.95
                        • Beef with Mushroom

                          Beef tenderloin, mushroom, scallion and bell pepper sauteed in brown sauce

                          • Lunch$10.95
                          • Dinner$11.95
                        • Beef with Fresh Hot Pepper

                          Beef tenderloin scallion, red jalapeno and bell pepper sauteed in spicy sauce

                          • Lunch$10.95
                          • Dinner$11.95
                        • Maggie Beef

                          Beef tenderloin with mushroom, onion and tomato in maggie sauce

                          • Lunch$10.95
                          • Dinner$11.95
                        • Mandarin Beef

                          Beef tenderloin with tomato, mushroom and zucchini in aged soy sauce

                          • Lunch$10.95
                          • Dinner$11.95
                        • Beijing Beef

                          Beef tenderloin onion, mushroom, red jalapeno sauteed in beijing sauce

                          • Lunch$10.95
                          • Dinner$11.95
                        • Mongolian Beef

                          Beef tenderloin, scallion sauteed in chinese barbeque sauce

                          • Lunch$10.95
                          • Dinner$15.95
                        • Beef with Snow Peas

                          Beef tenderloin & snow peas sauteed in beijing sauce

                          • Lunch$10.95
                          • Dinner$11.95
                        • Beijing Pork

                          Pork tenderloin onion, mushroom, red jalapeno with beijing sauce

                          • Lunch$9.95
                          • Dinner$10.95
                        • Shredded Pork with Slender Bamboo Shoot

                          Pork tenderloin with bamboo shoot, soybean cake, scallion, bell pepper and jalapeno in brown spicy sauce

                          • Lunch$9.95
                          • Dinner$10.95
                        • Maggie Pork

                          Pork tenderloin with mushroom, onion and tomato in maggie sauce

                          • Lunch$9.95
                          • Dinner$10.95
                        • Shredded Pork with Peking Sauce

                          Shredded pork tenderloin sauteed in plum flavored sauce and topped with scallions

                          • Lunch$9.95
                          • Dinner$10.95
                        • Shrimp and Chicken with Cashew Nut

                          Baby shrimp, chicken, onion, bell pepper, mushroom and cashew nut in beijing sauce

                          • Lunch$10.95
                          • Dinner$11.95
                        • Happy Family

                          Jumbo shrimp, beef and chicken with wild mushroom, broccoli, zucchini in aged soy sauce

                          • Lunch$10.95
                          • Diiner$11.95
                        • Garlic Shrimp

                          Jumbo shrimp, mushroom, zucchini and bell pepper with hot garlic sauce

                          • Lunch$10.95
                          • Dinner$11.95
                        • Hunan Shrimp

                          Sauteed jumbo shrimp with asparagus, mushroom, bell pepper, onion in black bean sauce

                          • Lunch$10.95
                          • Dinner$11.95
                        • Shrimp & Scallop Hunan Style

                          Jumbo shrimp, scallop with asparagus, mushroom, bell pepper, onion in black bean sauce

                          • Lunch$10.95
                          • Dinner$11.95
                        • Crispy Shrimp with Caviar Sake Sauce

                          Lightly breaded jumbo shrimp and caviar in creamy sake sauce with candied walnuts

                          • Lunch$15.95
                          • Dinner$14.95
                        • Grilled Striped Bass Fillet

                          Grilled striped bass fillet served with chopped vegetable mixed with homemade sweet rice wine in hot szechwan sauce

                          • Lunch$15.95
                          • Dinner$16.95
                        • Crispy Eggplant with Chicken

                          Lightly breaded crispy eggplant with chopped vegetables and chicken served with garlic sauce

                          • Lunch$10.95
                          • Dinner$11.95
                        • House Special Lo Mein

                          Chicken, shrimp, pork and vegetables stir fried and fresh noodles

                          • Lunch$9.95
                          • Dinner$10.95
                        • Special Fried Rice

                          Chicken, shrimp, pork and vegetables stir fried with rice

                          • Lunch$9.95
                          • Dinner$10.95
                        • Buddha's Delight

                          Sauteed mushroom, asparagus, broccoli, bell pepper, celery and tofu with brown sauce

                          • Lunch$9.95
                          • Dinner$10.95
                        • Shrimp with Eggplant

                          Sauteed shrimp with jalapeno, eggplant, celery, basil and cilantro sauteed in tangy sauce

                          • Lunch$10.95
                          • Dinner$11.95

                        Lunch Sushi Menu

                          Sushi and Sashimi Combo

                          All combos and sushi rolls are served with miso soup or salad

                          • Sushi Combo a$12.95

                            Shrimp tempura roll, tuna roll and california roll

                            • Sushi Combo B$14.95

                              6 pieces sushi: tuna, salmon, white fish, crab, shrimp. One california roll

                              • Sushi Combo C$16.95

                                6 pieces sashimi: 4 pieces sushi and tuna roll

                                • Sushi Combo D$18.95

                                  6 pieces sushi: tuna, salmon, white fish, crab, shrimp and eel. Also include tuna roll and philadelphia roll

                                  Sushi Roll or Hand Roll

                                  • California

                                    • Hand Roll (1)$4.95
                                    • Sushi Roll$5.95
                                  • Philadelphia

                                    • Hand Roll (1)$4.95
                                    • Sushi Roll$5.95
                                  • Spicy Salmon

                                    • Hand Roll (1)$5.95
                                    • Sushi Roll$6.95
                                  • Spicy Tuna

                                    • Hand Roll (1)$5.95
                                    • Sushi Roll$6.95
                                  • Salmon Skin

                                    • Hand Roll (1)$5.95
                                    • Sushi Roll$6.95
                                  • Spider

                                    • Hand Roll (1)$6.95
                                    • Sushi Roll$7.95
                                  • Spicy Yellow Tail

                                    • Hand Roll (1)$5.95
                                    • Sushi Roll$6.95
                                  • Vegetable

                                    • Hand Roll (1)$4.95
                                    • Sushi Roll$5.95
                                  • Shrimptempura

                                    • Hand Roll (1)$6.95
                                    • Sushi Roll$7.95

                                  Sushi Roll

                                  All sushi rolls are served with miso soup or salad

                                  • Summer Roll$12.95

                                    Crab, boil shrimp, cucumber inside. Topped with sliced mango, red snapper and spicy ginger sauce

                                    • Cajun Roll$12.95

                                      Crawfish, fried oyster topped with peppered tuna seasoned with spicy cajun sauce

                                      • Sky Diver Roll$12.95

                                        Soft shell crab and cucumber inside. Topped with avocado and eel sauce

                                        • Crunch Roll$12.95

                                          Shrimp tempura and crab topped with crunchy and sweet eel sauce

                                          • Gemini Roll$12.95

                                            Crab meat and spicy tuna topped with tuna, white tuna, avocado, chopped cilantro tomato and honey wasabi sauce

                                            • Rainbow Roll$12.95

                                              California roll topped with tuna, white tuna, avocado, shrimp and honey wasabi sauce

                                              • Orange Dragon Roll$12.95

                                                Spicy tuna rolled in salmon and avocado, topped with orange tobiko

                                                • Red Dragon Roll$12.95

                                                  Spicy salmon rolled in tuna and avocado topped with red tobiko

                                                  • New York Roll$12.95

                                                    Shrimp tempura, crab meat topped with crab, mayo and spicy sauce

                                                    • Alaska Roll$16.95

                                                      Smoked salmon & avocado topped with king crab meat and sweet mayo

                                                      • Boston Roll$18.95

                                                        Boiled lobster and asparagus with crunchy black caviar, spicy mayo and eel sauce

                                                        Don

                                                        • Unaju Don$12.95

                                                          Bbq fresh water eel on a bed of steamed rice

                                                          • Chicken Teriyaki$14.95

                                                            Tender juicy chicken breast marinaated in japanese hibachi teriyaki sauce. Served with steamed rice ot hibachi chicken fried rice on the side

                                                            • Beef Teriyaki Tender$16.95

                                                              Juicy beef tenderloin marinated in japanese hibachi teriyaki sauce. Served with steamed rice ot hibachi chicken fried rice on the side

                                                              • Seafood Teriyaki$18.95

                                                                Fresh gulf shrimps, scallop and tender calamari marinated in japanese hibachi teriyaki sauce. Served with steamed rice ot hibachi chicken fried rice on the side

                                                                Daily Specials

                                                                Served between 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. All entrees are served with choice of soup (hot & sour soup, wonton soup or egg drop soup), choice of appetizer (spring roll or crab puffs) and choice of rice (steamed rice, fried rice, brown rice). No substitution please.

                                                                • Grilled Striped Bass Fillet$16.95

                                                                  • Grilled Wild Salmon$18.95

                                                                    • Grilled Fresh Cut Red Snapper$21.95

                                                                      • Grilled Chilean Sea Bass$23.95

                                                                        Choice of Sauce

                                                                        • Szechwan Sauce

                                                                          Chopped mixed vegetable with sweet garlic pepper sauce

                                                                          • Miso Creamy Sauce

                                                                            Chopped mixed vegetable with soy miso creamy sauce

                                                                            • Thai Spicy Sauce

                                                                              Chopped mixed vegetable with citrus spicy brown sauce

                                                                              • Japanese Teriyaki Sauce

                                                                                Chopped mixed vegetable with sweet teriyaki sauce

                                                                                What 409 people are saying

                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                4.5
                                                                                4.5 based on all time ratings
                                                                                • 4.5Food
                                                                                • 4.4Service
                                                                                • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                • 4.5Value

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                                                                                  DennisR

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  41 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  41 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on March 14, 2020

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great service from Mahlla and tasty food as always.

                                                                                2. DR

                                                                                  DennisR

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  41 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  41 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.

                                                                                3. L

                                                                                  Local

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  30 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  30 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                  Delightful service and delicious food.

                                                                                4. S

                                                                                  Shirley

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  95 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  95 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on February 10, 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.

                                                                                5. AD

                                                                                  AdamsDining

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on January 26, 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.

                                                                                6. FL

                                                                                  FoodLover

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  28 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  28 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on January 25, 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.

                                                                                7. DR

                                                                                  DennisR

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  41 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  41 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on January 11, 2020

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                8. MS

                                                                                  MadeleineS

                                                                                  Richmond

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on January 7, 2020

                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience5

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

                                                                                9. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  8 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!

                                                                                10. DR

                                                                                  DennisR

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  41 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  41 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on December 21, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                11. RS

                                                                                  RayS

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on December 13, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Always love Ginger. Great food and wonderful staff.

                                                                                12. EI

                                                                                  EbonyI

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  37 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  37 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on December 8, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Food is great! Service is great!

                                                                                13. DR

                                                                                  DennisR

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  41 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  41 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.

                                                                                14. AT

                                                                                  AusTXDiner

                                                                                  Atlanta

                                                                                  31 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                  31 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.

                                                                                15. D

                                                                                  Donnak

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  56 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  56 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on December 5, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                  Service excellent and sushi great!

                                                                                16. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  42 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  42 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on November 30, 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😃

                                                                                17. t

                                                                                  txchic

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  120 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  120 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on November 21, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                18. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  114 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  114 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on November 10, 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!

                                                                                19. D

                                                                                  Donnak

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  56 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  56 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on November 9, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                  Great service and yummy sushi!!!

                                                                                20. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  42 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  42 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on November 2, 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.

                                                                                21. GM

                                                                                  GioM

                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                  7 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.

                                                                                22. JB

                                                                                  JulieB

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  114 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  114 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on October 12, 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

                                                                                23. MD

                                                                                  MarcD

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  89 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  89 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on October 5, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                                                                24. O

                                                                                  Operalover

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  74 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  74 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.

                                                                                25. O

                                                                                  Olympia

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  6 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!

                                                                                26. G

                                                                                  Goodie

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  38 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  38 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on August 23, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Always delicious

                                                                                27. D

                                                                                  Donnak

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  56 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  56 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on August 23, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                  Food is excellent and service is great

                                                                                28. t

                                                                                  txchic

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  120 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  120 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.

                                                                                29. DR

                                                                                  DennisR

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  41 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  41 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!

                                                                                30. MS

                                                                                  MadeleineS

                                                                                  Richmond

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  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!

                                                                                31. LM

                                                                                  LisaMac

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  46 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  46 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on August 7, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Love this place

                                                                                32. TE

                                                                                  TERESAM

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  6 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.

                                                                                33. D

                                                                                  Donnak

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  56 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  56 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on August 2, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Service and food was excellent!

                                                                                34. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Las Vegas

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on August 2, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great food. Can’t wait to come back!!

                                                                                35. LR

                                                                                  LoRo55

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on July 20, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                36. H

                                                                                  Hotelman

                                                                                  New England

                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on July 19, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                  Our server was Victor. very attentive and friendly

                                                                                37. RR

                                                                                  RomanR

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  241 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  241 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on July 17, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                38. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  42 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  42 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on July 13, 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.

                                                                                39. B

                                                                                  Bill

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  12 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!

                                                                                40. D

                                                                                  Donnak

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  56 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  56 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on June 28, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Food - sushi—was all great! Service superb!

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                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                • Cross street

                                                                                  Driscoll/South Shepherd

                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                  River Oaks

                                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                                  Lunch and Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm

                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                  Chinese, Japanese

                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                  Fine Dining

                                                                                • Dress code

                                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                                • Parking details

                                                                                  River Oaks parking lot.

                                                                                • Payment options

                                                                                  AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                  Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                • Phone number

                                                                                  (713) 528-4288

                                                                                • Catering

                                                                                  Cafe Ginger provides off-site catering. We cater everything from office luncheons for 20 people to private dinner parties for 100 guests. Please contact us for any special requests.

                                                                                • Private party facilities

                                                                                  We offer a private dining room that will seat a maximum of 60 people comfortably to meet any of your special party requests. Feel free to reserve our party room for your next birthday, Christmas, wedding rehearsal dinner, graduation, or company parties.

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