Cafe Ginger - Uptown

4.4
93 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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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 93 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
25 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
12 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
12 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
27 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
42 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
8 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
32 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
30 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
21 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
10 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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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
33 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
22 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
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food was delicious!!

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

Not enough waitstaff. Slow service.

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J
New York Area
66 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
12 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
57 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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TG
Houston
2 reviews
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
18 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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