Cafe Ginger - Uptown

4.5
127 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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Houston
17 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lunch is a busy and rather noisy time, but we were seated immediately even though we were a bit early for our reservation. After 1 PM the noise level calmed down. The flower tea was good to share and visually appealing with its glass carafe kept warm on a tea light. We especially enjoyed the BBQ eel on rice. Wait staff was so accommodating and allowed one in our party to exchange the soup in the lunch combo for an extra spring roll. Try the spicy shrimp and eggplant entrée! A generous serving of green tea ice cream was plenty to share and not too sweet. The décor is upscale for a Chinese/Asian restaurant, but fun.

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Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The service was too rushed. We were not even half finished our appetizers when our entrees came. It was not crowded so this was annoying.

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DL
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food. Always a pleasant dining experience at Cafe Ginger!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful service. Nobody pays attention to you and your order.

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G
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about this restaurant - great food, excellent service by the manager and staff, elegant ambiance. In addition, their outdoor sitting area is awesome! And I also liked their mochi ice cream. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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GS
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always great

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p
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great place. Food was good. Service was a bit too slow and she got the ordered wrong twice.

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MD
Houston
54 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good and dependable. I actually prefer the other Café Ginger on West Grey as it seems a bit less pretentious and you can self park (versus valet for a fee).

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BD
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This place is very popular so the noise level at lunch was pretty loud. The service was prompt, attentive and kind without hovering. The soup was hot and delicious and I enjoyed that. The hot green tea was good and the serving staff circle with refills which was great. The only thing I would change was that my lunch was not hot enough for me when it was received. I did not send it back this time because I was pressed for time, so that's on me, but next time I would ask for it to be reheated or replaced. Otherwise I enjoyed the restaurant as did my guest.

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GS
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great!

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AK
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 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 9, 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 9, 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
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 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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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 25, 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 12, 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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Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 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 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and good service. Fairly quiet restaurant

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WI
Houston
90 reviews
Dined on December 8, 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 8, 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
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything!

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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 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2 kids and 2 adults and waitress was outstanding.

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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
22 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food is always good

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GS
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on November 9, 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 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great! Thip(server) was amazing.

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T
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
22 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 28, 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
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 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
22 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
32 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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