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Cafe Ginger, Houston, TX

Cafe Ginger

4.5
4.5
406 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

    Montrose

  • 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

What 406 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. DennisR

    Houston

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from Mahlla and tasty food as always.
  2. DennisR

    Houston

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 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. Local

    Houston

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delightful service and delicious food.
  4. Shirley

    Houston

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 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. AdamsDining

    Houston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 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. FoodLover

    Houston

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 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. DennisR

    Houston

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious fried rice and our standard sesame chicken. First class atmosphere and attentive service from Mahllla.
  8. MadeleineTS

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Wish you could book more than 1 day in advance on open table for this restaurant 😔
  9. DavidM

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 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. DennisR

    Houston

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely Holiday meal . Gracious service from Mahlla . Sesame chicken, fried dumplings and eggplant and chicken.
  11. RayS

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love Ginger. Great food and wonderful staff.
  12. EbonyI

    Houston

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great! Service is great!
  13. DennisR

    Houston

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 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. AusTXDiner

    Atlanta Metro

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 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. Donnak

    Houston

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Service excellent and sushi great!
  16. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 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. txchic

    Houston

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 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. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    119 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    119 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. Donnak

    Houston

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great service and yummy sushi!!!
  20. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 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. GioM

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 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. JulieB

    Houston

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 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. MarcD

    Houston

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great standard. Always reliable and every different dish we have tried has been good.
  24. Operalover

    Houston

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 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. Olympia

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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. Donnak

    Houston

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food is excellent and service is great
  27. Goodie

    Houston

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious
  28. txchic

    Houston

    124 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    124 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. DennisR

    Houston

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 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. MadeleineTS

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 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. LisaMac

    Houston

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place
  32. TERESAM

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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. Donnak

    Houston

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was excellent!
  34. 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. LoRo55

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always fresh. We love the beautiful, quiet atmosphere.
  36. Hotelman

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was Victor. very attentive and friendly
  37. RomanR

    Houston

    249 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    249 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at Sushi Bar. Great Service. Great Food. Recommend it.
  38. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 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. Bill

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 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. 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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Cafe Ginger is rated 4.5 stars by 406 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Cafe Ginger

1574 W Gray St., Houston, TX 77019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Driscoll/South Shepherd

  • Neighborhood

    Montrose

  • 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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