Cafe Ginger - Uptown

4.5
106 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.
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 106 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WI
Houston
82 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The soft shell crabs are always delicious. Never disappoint!

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OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything!

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OT
Houston
4 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
16 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
16 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
16 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
16 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
16 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
28 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
43 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
13 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
34 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
31 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
1 review
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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RS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

All previous meals at Cafe Ginger have been excellent. They just missed the mark Saturday night. We had taken a friend (who had never dined there before) and he was not impressed. We had raved to him about the food and service at Cafe Ginger, but something was off in both the service and the food. I don’t normally submit reviews, but the management should be aware that the waitstaff didn’t seem focused or as attentive as usual. Also, a chicken and vegetable entree with a light sauce had absolutely no flavor and the Mongolian Beef had a strange texture and flavor. Our other food items were very good, though.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Slow service for a business lunch. They asked what we wanted to eat right after we sat down, before we even had a chance to look at the menus, but when we said we needed a minute, they didn’t come back from quite some time. Wish they’d been a little more attentive.

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M
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would highly recommend Cafe Ginger. Food was excellent, quite to socialize, great service. A place we would come back to.

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IR
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

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j
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good value and well prepared food but kitchen is disorganized and quite slow

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SP
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great service! Easy access.
Very reasonable!

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JF
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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CL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

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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j
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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K
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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