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About Permanently Closed - Ginger 108

This restaurant is permanently closed. Southern Cuisine with a Touch of Asia

Ginger 108 is an eclectic Southern Grill that infuses flavor from two contrasting cultures, the East and West. This collision of ingredients provide Chef Khymi and her team a palate for innovative dishes that are prepared with a Southern flair while leaving a contemporary choice for global ingredients. The menu is comprehensive and alluring. Dishes are authentic and bold. Ginger 108 delivers an elegant, yet fun, informal dining experience. Its sleek modern décor, large glass windows and bamboo accents provide an unmatched atmosphere that parallels its gourmet cuisine. Specialty drinks accentuate the variation of ingredients used in many of the dishes. Everything is thoughtfully prepared from scratch keeping true to its roots using the most natural, organic and sustainable ingredients available.Ginger 108 is one of Kinston’s newest restaurants and is part of the revitalization of the City center and the Arts and Cultural District.

108 W North Street
Kinston, NC 28501
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary Southern

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Wall's Alley

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(252) 208-2663

Website:
http://www.ginger108.com/

Parking Details:
There is plenty of parking on the street as well as public parking lot behind Mother Earth Brewing and down on Gordon Street.

Executive Chef:
Khymi Harrell

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ginger 108 - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (130)
Special Occasion (125)
Neighborhood Gem (121)
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Good for Groups (95)
Romantic (75)
Hot Spot (51)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (25)
Good for a Date (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Late-night Find (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Casual (16)
Business Meals (13)
Kid-friendly (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Authentic (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Cozy (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Healthy (8)
Fun (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great Beer (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Scenic View (4)
Outstanding Value (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tapas (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Spicy (2)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was excellent. This is not an inexpensive restaurant but the quality and value is value is very, very good. We've had a reunion with two of my relatives for the last 3 years and I highly recommend Ginger 108.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great food and Excellent service!! Atmosphere very Relaxing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 6, 2017

The food was very good, but the wait time from ordering drinks or dinner took a very, very long time. Waitress was excellent, just should have visited the table more. Lack of attentiveness. hostess was cold and not very friendly.

The problem I have always found with this restaurant is that the service is either very slow, or untrained. They also need to know what alchol they serve, and I mean the names of the brands.

They also, on a Thursday night, ran out of scallops and coffee. There are grocery stores in the same town and they could have run out for coffee. No excuse for that one.

The food was good. Unusual combinations and a true local crowd. That should be corrected w/ advertising and word of mouth.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Food was very good, but not outstanding - portions OK. The Miso soup was excellent. We came at an early time on a Saturday night and still felt rushed - several courses at the same time.
Sushi was very good, but again, not outstanding. Also felt prices were too high.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access
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food3
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Ginger 108 never fails in serving fresh, tasty food. The sushi is always fresh and yummy. The shrimp sliders are delish. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fun, Disabled Access, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Far exceeded expectations. Very comparable to Chef and Farmer regarding quality food and ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Wonderful scallops, curried crabcakes and shrimp slides. Will definitely visit again!

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on May 18, 2017

This is not our first time eating at Ginger 108. In the past, the menu has been more varied and extensive. This time, it was limited...specifically the small plates. There were no specials that night and there was a large group (NC Governors) that took up the restaurant side. We were surprised to be seated in the bar area with low upholstered chairs around a coffee table. Very difficult to eat dinner from that position (having a drink there is fine). Sadly, Open Table does not share the seating adjustments being made for a large group.

The service was great! No complaints there. However, we ordered a bottle of wine that was no longer available. Why is it on the drink menu?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on May 12, 2017

We were entertaining a Romanian classical pianist and his Russian wife. Also a younger couple who played classical flute and clarinet. We had a wonderful time. The food was delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The food was good but over priced. Sushi was no better than other places yet twice the price. The restaurant was too loud and the waiter must have been new. He did not know the ingredients of the dishes, could not describe them, demonstrated an overall lack of understanding of the menu. He also did not know about the bar and over charged us on a drink due to his confusion. The issue was quickly fixed. Overall we would not return because the food was over priced. The tuna tartare was good and priced right.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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food4
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 29, 2017

This is a go to restaurant for my family and I. We love the music, the food and the staff! Definitely one of the only "chic" places in Kinston. The bill rises sharply with too many bar drinks (like most places) :) Otherwise very reasonable, comparable to places in the "big cities". If you want your meal to go slowly, let the staff know; they are very accommodating. Any problems...just let them know...and they'll make it right :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Some parts of our meal were really good. The sushi is way under par. The sushi rice was like mush.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Loved the sushi specials! Excellent food and service. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Tried this restaurant for the first time about a year ago and it was amazing. This was my third time visiting. The food was just ok this time. I got the steak and my wife got the lamb chops. Mine was over cooked. Hers was both over and under cooked. The sushi which was delicious both times previous tasted like the skin had not been removed on a few pieces. Overall just not as good as before.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 7, 2017

From the host and hostess, who greeted us by throwing open the front door of Ginger 108, to the busboy and all of the servers and sushi chefs, the entire Ginger staff treated us like long-lost family--amazed to see southern Californians in their little home town of Kinston, NC. The decor may seem a bit Spartan at first, but the warmth of everyone's friendliness and the generous space afforded each table soon reveal it's really just a nice way to give patrons privacy in a large spacious place. The food was innovative, fresh, and prepared to perfection. Regional classics, like shrimp and grits, were transformed into something special, while a king crab roll revealed attention to detail and concern for presentation of ingredients not normally found here. What began as an ordinary dinner on the road for business, became an experience worthy of a culinary destination to be sought out on its own.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Great food with friends and family as usual. It is one of my favorite date night restaurants.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Food, ambiance, service and atmosphere was great have recommended to friends and will be returning soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 8, 2017

It was a bit pricey but the food was good. The staff were great and very helpful. It was extremely cold which made it hard to relax and enjoy our food. I noticed several other customers reacting to the cool temps as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Excellent quality food every time we come here. Tuna tartare is the best in town for appetizer. Sushi is best in town with good selection. Steak is delicious with a nice miso sauce.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Unfortunately we had a unpleasant experience there for our first time. The bartender was also our waitress and she tried to juggle both jobs. It wasn't her fault, she did the best she could. Because of that the food was cold when we got it and we didn't want to say anything because our waitress was already going as fast as she could. The owner definetely needs to hire more people there. The drinks were expensive and our food was cold so we won't be back. Sorry!

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on February 23, 2017

This was our third or fourth time at Ginger 108. The first couple of times it was great, but the last time we went we were disappointed and decided not to return. Recently friends from out of town wanted to try it, so we decided to give it another try. Our waiter was personable and efficient, but lacked knowledge of the menu. Rather than find out the answers to our questions, he just made things up. Our group ordered three bottles of wine, which were brought to the table already opened; they were also poured without giving us the opportunity to taste the wine.

Three of us ordered the pan-seared scallops. The scallops arrived perfectly cooked, and with a nice sauce. Unfortunately, the accompanying vegetables were so over-salted as to render them inedible, and it didn't take long for the saltiness to permeate the sauce as well. One diner described her sushi as "mushy".

We all agreed that we won't return.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Lost our Open Table reservation, but did everything they could to finally accommodate us as quickly as possible.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Dining here is always a delight! Now that they've added an incredible sushi bar, there are even more enjoyable options! As an avid foodie, this place ranks among my favorites.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Our regular Friday night date night was wonderful. My husband and I enjoy every visit. There are always friends there that we see each Friday night. The food and drink are superb.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Always great food--by far the best restaurant in the area

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Great food and service as usual. We always see friends we know even if we go alone. Excellent bar menu. If you have never tried a Wits End then know it is my favorite there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Great meal all around. Updated menu is excellent. Small plates are shareable generous portions and very flavorful. The Yellowfin tartar is an exceptional value. Large plates include a diverse selection of high quality entree choices. There is something for everyone; from a hearty Rib eye steak or rack of lamb to Asian bowls, scallops or shrimp and grits. Full bar and a great value wine list round out the experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Outstanding Value
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 23, 2016

It had been a year since we last ate at Ginger 108. The food was great as was the service. Last year service was extremely slow. This year it was much better. Food was served in a timely manner and great quality.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Interesting small and large plate menu with nice presentation. Service was slow, brought plates out one at time with noticeable delays between each. One party member had sushi that was delivered to table when other diners were nearly finished. Ordered sampler desert for table and server didn't bring plates until asked.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Our group of 12 met again at Ginger 108 for our annual Christmas party. The food was great. We had a variety of different things including sushi and desserts. I had the grilled tuna salad which was cooked perfect. Everyone has a wonderful time and the service was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Excellent as usual. A great place to meet friends and family

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 1, 2016

Our group loves to dine at Ginger 108. The atmosphere is comfortable and service was outstanding. Very happy to see some new additions to the menu. The salmon with roasted brussel sprouts were very good. Looking forward to another visit soon.
Lisa W

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 29, 2016

The food was delicious. My husband had shrimp and grits, put it in the top 3, and he always orders that. Really bice experience, our waiter was friendly and helpful.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Great food with amazing service. I'm hooked I eat there almost everyweek

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Always great food & great service. PLEASE bring back the flank steak skewers! Broccolini soup was amazing! Tuna always a winner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 25, 2016

The food was great. The service was a little off and waitress acted like she was scared or aloof...not sure which.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 21, 2016

The entree was wonderful as expected. The dessert was absolutely fabulous. The creamiest cheesecake topped with apples and cinnamon. I am not a fan of dessert usually. My husband ordered it and my "taste" turned into several bites. Told the bartender I would like to order that cheesecake and a brandy alexander and skip the meal since that is the only way I can eat a whole piece. Looking forward to the future.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Everything was pleasurable. The food was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 6, 2016

Great dinner. I had the scallops and they were the best I have ever had!! Love Ginger 108. Going again this week (if flooding doesn't prevent it)!

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 5, 2016

Food was outstanding and we will be back again for sure.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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