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About Cafe Ginger

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.

1952 West Gray
Houston, TX 77019
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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

Cross Street:
Driscoll/South Shepherd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(713) 528-4288

Website:
http://www.cafeginger.net/

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.

Parking Details:
River Oaks parking lot.

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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafe Ginger Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.7

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Happy Hour (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Spicy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and service. Our favorite Asian restaurant. Ask for Victor to be your server.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

This restaurant is also the best. High quality Chinese food. Everything so very well done. Try the Crispy Eggplant Chicken, my favorite. The ambience is beautiful and low key. Easy to talk and enjoy conversation. Service is great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Últimamente han bajado el nivel de servicio. Ni nos ofrecieron bebidas, solo tomamos el agua regular de grifo. Ojalá con el cambio de local mejoren.

Tags: Good for Groups
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food3
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Cafe Ginger has been a favorite of mine for several years. Great location (Heart of River Oaks), very fresh and tasty food, reasonable prices and excellent service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Cafe Finger is always Enjoyable. Lovely setting. Never disappoints.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 26, 2017

This restaurant has once again demonstrated that it serves the best Asian food in Houston. A traditional Chinese menu is supplemented by a large sushi menu. Everything we have ever had has been delicious. Service is impeccable without being overbearing. Ambiance is very nice. This restaurant is a staple in our regular rotation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Our food was fresh and hot. The wait staff was excellent and very professionally. We will be returning.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Awesome service and food. Nice wine list. Will return very soon!

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Nice Experience and nice place for a conversation with friend.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Food was excellent. From the Mini Texas Rolls, Chicken and Eggplant, Soft shell crab and seafood fried rice.
Not a grain of rice left on any plate.

Thank you, Cafe Ginger.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Always a fun spot to go for sushi and chinese food combo. Drinks, service, and food great!

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Amazing ambiance. Attentive staff. Comfortable seats. Top shelf wine. Great for business meetings or a date.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Very fresh menu and cocktails. Service is exceptional.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The service was good , the ambience was ok , the food was not too bad

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Absolutely love this place! Staff is courteous and attentive. The food is delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Very Good Service and the food was pretty good too!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 27, 2017

This is our favorite Chinese in Houston and for us has the added advantage of being nearby, We'd recommend it for anyone inside the loop and for those making a trip in. Very friendly. Their fried dumplings are second only to the Dumpling King, and they have terrific home pickled ginger to go with them and other things.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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food4
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Sad this location is having to move. But we will come find you!

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 12, 2017

For some of the group that attended lunch, it was their first time. We had so much fun and conversation, loved the atmosphere and the food.

We will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Hunan chicken and special fried rice. The best Asian meal in town. Don't forget to start off with the pan fried porky dumplings.
Ask for Victor to be your server.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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food4
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Best Chinese food in town

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 6, 2017

I have not found better Asian food in Houston. This restaurant just seems to be getting better and better. A light down marking for the service this visit only because a new waiter was learning the job. The happy hour menu features some real bargains. Most of the featured dishes are Chinese but there is sushi and some Japanese items as well. All items containing chicken are unprocessed white mea and all food shows quality. This is one of our "go-to" places that we never get tired of visiting.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Wait staff was awesome and the food was fabulous as usual.

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Wonderful food and service. Will be returning. Portions are large enough for two to split.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Great family meals, wide variety of items on menu, nice decor and ambiance.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Everyone there is so sweet every time I come in and have lunch or dinner thank you to all the wonderful staff.

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 25, 2017

This is our favorite Chinese restaurant in Houston. Always reliable and good sushi also.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great ambiance, awesome staff.

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Attentive staff. Food a bit on sweet side but still Good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We had a full Mother's Day plan and needed a nice place for three generations to enjoy a quick, tasty luncheon. Cafe Ginger delivered on all scores with outstanding wait staff, a delicious meal and great atmosphere. The whole family had a great time and we made it to our next event with time to spare.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great as always! Our favorite place for Chinese food in River Oaks area.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I am a frequent diner at Cafe Ginger. It is the perfect blend of consistently good quality, ambiance and impeccable service. It is one of my favorites.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 12, 2017

We went here for a business lunch. The food was excellent. I love this restaurant's décor.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on May 10, 2017

nice quiet neighborhood place for a mid-week dinner

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Attractive setting and good service, but rather ordinary Chinese food. We had dumplings that were a bit tough and sesame chicken and Maggie shrimp, both of which were in an unctuous, sweetish sauce without much flavor. Both the chicken and the shrimp were overcooked and consequently tough.

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Great food and service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Best Asian cuisine in Houston, in my opinion. Food is always delicious, quality is very high and service is invariably superb. The decorations are quite beautiful. Food is not inexpensive but it is worth what you pay for it. For sushi lovers, they have a large menu; if you would rather stick to (mostly) Chinese style, nothing you can order will not be wonderful.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Ambiance is nice, however it is not authentic Chinese food.

The fillings in the wonton and spring roll are not good quality.
The hunan shrimp dish with black bean sauce is way too salty.
The fry rice is not what we call fry rice.

Overall, pretty disappointed and will not go back for food as Chinese.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on April 16, 2017

GREAT! We go about twice a month. The food and service is fantastic. Ask for Crystal to be your server. We had the Hunan Chicken and Special Fried Rice. Hard to beat. As I have said before, better than that "PF" place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on April 14, 2017

We love the food and the service is outstanding- frequent visitor to Café Ginger. Reasonably priced and a good value for your money. Food is excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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