Cafe Ginger - Uptown

4.6
117 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
Cafe Ginger Uptown is one of Houston's best, and upscale Japanese-Chinese fusion restaurants. We offer catering, reservations, party hosting, and deliveries. Look forward to our top quality, hand prepared sushi dishes, complimented with a side of delicious Chinese-traditional foods.
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AK
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining at Cafe Ginger and it won’t be our last. The food was very good and the attention to detail was great. They truly care about making their customer happy. The restaurant was very inviting and very clean!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere!!! I highly recommend it!!!

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Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We were shocked to find out that the waitress was not aware of which plates had MSG and we were shocked that they used MSG in many of their food choices. They seemed to be very disorganized as our table was not ready so they put us in the private room which was nice and quiet. It just seemed that they had some very inexperienced individuals who were not organized.
We enjoyed our evening once it got going. The food was very good but we had to change a few because of the MSG.
We assumed that Chinese resturants had limited their use of MSG as so many people have bad reactions to it.
We have been there before and did not have the same problem.
Why not print MSG next to the menu items. That would solve a problem for you and the diner.

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TF
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was bland compared to other Asian restaurants and pricey for portion. Our lettuce wraps were the best item.

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D
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

The single malt is 1.5 times more expensive than any other restaurant in town. The waiters are clueless about their dishes. And the water is not refilled

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CB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

While Nygiri and Sashimi were excellent, the calamari was dismal and shrimp tempura tasted as if it was cooked in concrete. Duck appetizer was above average.

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JL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

When they brought our food to the table it was very nice looking however everything was cold. Even the main course was cold when served.

When people call for directions you need to say next door to Caracal. We drove all over the neighborhood before we finally found your location. You won't loose any business to Caracal. They serve a different clientele.

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H
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a family get together for 7 adults and 3 children. The staff gave us a private room we didn’t even request and went above and beyond with great service. Such a wonderful evening.

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was me and my wife's time to Cafe Ginger. We came for a special date night and we were not disappointed. The food was amazing and the service was great as well. Our server was very friendly and professional. We will definitely be back!!

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JB
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Got order wrong. Service not very good.

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T
Houston
101 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and good service. Fairly quiet restaurant

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WI
Houston
87 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

All food was over cooked and dry. We eat out all the time but don’t believe this is a do again.

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DR
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been several times and always great food with attentive friendly staff and service,

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H
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The soft shell crabs are always delicious. Never disappoint!

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OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything!

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite lunch spot. I can always count on delicious food and great service. We celebrated my coworker bday and they made it special. I love this place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2 kids and 2 adults and waitress was outstanding.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great lunch at an affordable price. Plus the ambiance is aawesome

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GS
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food is always good

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GS
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was prepared well and the customer service was great

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DN
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great! Thip(server) was amazing.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always good food and service. Happy hour 👍

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GS
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and service are always great...the waitstaff are always very good

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EC
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Our server (can't remember her name) was hilarious. We had a great time.

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L
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Robin really elevates our dining experience! She is such an asset to CAFE GINGER! Food is so delicious and fresh!

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GS
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service is always good...great for outdoor eating.

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A
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Eclectic atmosphere with inspired Chinese food. Sushi also with nice happy hour food and drink offerings every day.

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GS
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food are always good. The front desk people are always welcoming also.

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K
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved Cafe Ginger! Great food and service. So glad they’ve come to Uptown We’ll definitely be back soon.

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S
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Slow service and place was empty. Food did not have much flavor.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome happy hour menu

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F
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is always consistent here. One of the few higher quality Chinese restaurants. Has never let us down

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DM
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as it always is!

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GP
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of food and drinks...staff was fantastic as well! Would recommend for any occasion.

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OT
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I really enjoyed Cafe Ginger. The food was very good. The service was excellent. The location is wonderful.

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AB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Experience. My kids are already thinking about our next visit.

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L
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed the food and priced right. They give a lot of food for the price.

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IM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good meal. I did place on my reservation celebrating my sisters bday. No one acknowledged it or gave a dessert for it. Everything else was good

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d
Austin
29 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

with all the choices to eat in Houston, this was mediocre at best, food was bland and not authentic Asian cuisine, we went for dinner and it would be a better lunch choice ...

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