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Cafe Ginger

4.7
305 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch

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About

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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Lunch and Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(713) 528-4288
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Driscoll/South Shepherd
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Parking details
River Oaks parking lot.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 305 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Quiet
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Food is always excellent and prices are reasonable. The grilled sea bass with scallop is absolutely amazing, as is the seafood vegetable soup!

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

waiter had a bad attitude, we wouldn’t want him again

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

disappointed. We thought the food was less good than recommendations suggested. Definately had better elsewhere. Grilled squid quite chewey, fried rice very bland, crispy eggplant with chicken too sweet for us and crispy duck not crispy and somewhat overdone

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food and nice atmosphere. Service was slower than usual. I highly recommend Cafe Ginger

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Consistently good food and service

We really enjoy going to Cafe Ginger, often before heading downtown for the theater as was the case with this visit. We love the ambiance of the decor and the wonderful, attentive but not disruptive service. The food is always delicious and this time we were early enough to take advantage of the happy hour special prices on appetizers. The crab puffs were wonderful! They are moving in the next few weeks due to construction of a high rise at their current location. They will be two blocks away behind the Office Max. We plan to go again once they are moved.

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4.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Good food (except for the "fried rice" that comes with the lunch entrees); service just short of rude.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

I love this place. The service is pleasant and efficient. The food is excellent. Drinks and wine are great, a nice experience all around the way round .

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a great great New Years Dinner and celebration with excellent food, love, music, dancing, excellent drinks, and incredible, friend, efficient service.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything was wonderful. Food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Café Ginger is really nice. A combination of Sushi and authentic Chinese. Great location and easy parking. I will go back.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Great as always!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 5, 2017

Nice Experience and nice place for a conversation with friend.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 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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5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Very fresh menu and cocktails. Service is exceptional.

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2017

Very Good Service and the food was pretty good too!

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2017

Best Chinese food in town

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on May 25, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Great ambiance, awesome staff.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

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

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