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Cafe Ginger - Uptown

4.4
71 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(713) 599-0022
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
We also offer complimentary free garage self-parking to customers.
Please bring your ticket to the restaurant for validation of free parking.

Valet parking is free.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
What 71 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Happy Hour items were very good and a great value. The main courses were excellent. Overall great experience and we will return.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day The waitress had only been there for a week. The restaurant was not busy at all and it took awhile for our entrees to come out. They did not put in 1 of the entrees so I had to wait an additional 10 mins after all the other guess had received their meals. Also we were missing a few dishes. And once I received my entree it was incorrect

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Excellent food, generous portions, ample variety and very reasonable prices

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The sushi was delicious! Loved the tuna poke and the dumpling appetizers. Enjoyed the patio on a beautiful night. Great happy hour too.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We love the Gemini roll. Can’t wait to come back

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I have been to this restaurant for both lunch and dinner. It has a great ambiance. The food is wonderful and the service is always top notch. The lunch specials are great and include soup and egg roll. Fried, white and brown rice are all options included in the both lunch and dinner. The menu is not the traditional American version of Chinese food ie. no sweet and sour but the options are creative and very tasty. The sesame chicken, garlic chicken and Mongolian beef is excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food is really good. They needed more wait staff. Our waiter had table inside and outside. It took forever to get our drinks. We will definitely go back because could have been a one time thing.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Excellent food, great service, very nice location with plenty of parking.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Impeccable service; our server answered every question our five diners had. He was very concise and considerate, as we had a lot of questions about various dishes and components. Food was very good. I had a Hunan style shrimp & scallops. It was exactly as the server described, especially in terms of spiciness & heat. My wife had salmon, topped with scallops & shrimp - 5 star rating. My son was less than impressed with his sushi: he stated that one sushi dish tasted and looked like it had "cajun seasoning" in it. The three other diners all gave the food favorable comments.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

One of the few Sushi or Asian fusion restaurants with Outdoor dining. Sushi is stunning - fresh and a presentation worthy of this posh location and restaurant. Duck is fine. Shrimp Eggplant is a must. We will be back to try more of the interesting items on the menu.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Excellent service and food was delicious!!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Not enough waitstaff. Slow service.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

This was our first to Café Ginger. It exceeded our expectations. This menu was extensive and included all the best of Chinese cuisine. To boot, the have a very satisfactory sushi bar was a lovely assortment of the usual. We plan to go back....soon.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We had good service but the food did not wow me. Certainly better Asian than this in Houston.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

very good food as always ...very quite and laid back on Sunday afternoon. great that offer lunch menu on Sundays. nice value and good wine.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

First time and the food was great. When I arrived the hostess was on the phone and acknowledged me but when she got off the phone she looked past me and assisted another that walked in Behind me. She created them and proceed to seat them. She returns and says are you here to picked up???? Wasn’t greeted at all.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

What makes Cafe Ginger so amazing is the food. High quality, very fresh, and just flat out delicious.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Happy hour menu until 7 PM. Our group was pleasantly surprised by the ambiance. Sushi here was average. The lychee martini was delicious. Great atmosphere made this worth it!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Always amazing.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Most AMAZING DUMPLINGS. Everything outstanding. Just thought the waiter was stretched.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was so delicious - sushi, appetizers, general tsao's. Super high quality, excellent flavor, not greasy and just overall really yummy. I love the diverse selection (for those who have non-sushi lovers in their lives). Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

The waitstaff was great.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food and attentive staff, will definitely be back

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2.0Dined on December 27, 2017

The service was not so great. They were trying, but seemed to be learning as they go.
The food was just okay. The meat and seafood was not very good, although the sauces that
accompanied them were fine enough. Not very fresh tasting thick cut sushi items also.
It needs some more tweaking before we would go back and they need better cuts of meat
(not grisly ) and fresher tasting seafood as in Shrimp ... these were on dinner menu items.

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3.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Too many tables for too few wait staff. Wait staff not all knowledgeable. We asked for one dish without onions. Dish came with onions.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve was busy

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3.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Crispy Eggplanr w/ chicken not good. batter on eggplant not cooked completely. tasted pastie

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4.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Food was great. Waitress was a bit impatient but overall my team and I enjoyed our lunch.

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2017

While the food was adequate, the service was unbelievably slow and they were out of a wine on their by the glass menu. After telling us they were out of the wine and then ordering a different one, we didn't receive our drinks for probably 20 minutes more. Wish I would have read the reviews. Looks like the service and wine issues have been a continual complaint. I hope the restaurant reads these reviews and amends these issues. It is a beautiful space, quiet and food was fairly good.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food! Everything was very good. Wine prices were a bit pricey and not a huge selection.

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Sadly they were very low on wine and it was a Saturday night!!! Food was great but service was not good!!

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Very Good Food, Incredible variety of both Chinese and Japanese dishes and an exceptionally good value, I highly recommend it!

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3.0Dined on December 1, 2017

The restaurant is lovely, the food is good and the staff were very nice BUT the service was terrible. It took forever to get our drinks. We had planned to order appetizers but thought better of it due to the lengthy wait for our drinks. The long wait permeated our entire evening. Slow Slow Slow

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

All was good. Several starters: edamame, softshell crab, spicy nachos, California rolls , dumplings, soups. Entrees: General Tao, Hunan chicken, orange beef, all good. Also seaweed salad, spicy green beans very good. Quiet, good price, good service. Good happy hour deals 5-7.

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

Great as always. Prompt excellent service. Food was delicious and presented beautifully. Can’t wait to go back again

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food and Service. Javin and Robin are the best.

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2.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Horrible horrible service. Ruined the meal. Good food but expensive. Won’t be going back.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

very tasty , high quality ingredients in all the foods. Best Chinese food in town.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

We love this place. We have been for lunch, dinner, and also Happy Hour and have never been disappointed. The sushi is incredibly fresh and other dishes from the main menu are delicious. We have tried so many different things I don’t even know where to start. Javin has been our server most of the time and he is wonderful. We always know we will have a fun evening here and have an outstanding meal.

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