Cafe Ginger - Uptown

4.4
80 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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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
Reviews from verified diners
80 reviews
4.4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
56%
Very Good
30%
Good
11%
Fair
1%
Poor
2%
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Houston
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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L
Houston
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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OT
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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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
20 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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OT
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
5 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
7 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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OT
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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CM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

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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OT
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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p
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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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AF
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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D
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food was delicious!!

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LT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Not enough waitstaff. Slow service.

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J
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
Houston
54 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

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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RV
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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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RV
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Always amazing.

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OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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D
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The waitstaff was great.

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OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and attentive staff, will definitely be back

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n
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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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DK
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

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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OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Christmas Eve was busy

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SB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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

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D
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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