Red Ginger Dim Sum and Tapas

4.6
363 reviews
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Red Ginger Dim Sum and Tapas, located in Asheville, North Carolina, is a contemporary restaurant that features modern dim sum and Chinese small plates made with locally sourced ingredients, plus wine and cocktail options. The traditional, healthy and elegant Chinese-style tapas and dim sum are meant to provide a vibrant mountain community with an authentic and yet dynamic and interactive dining experience through the open kitchen. All of the wine options at Red Ginger Dim Sum and Tapas are also cultivated from its own local vineyard.The menu at Red Ginger, offering both vegetarian and gluten-free options include items such as dim sum samplers, lunch bento boxes, pork dumpling Shanghai style, Szechuan wonton, sticky rice with chicken, ginger&scallion lobster, local sunburst trout and dan-dan noodle. Takeout and catering options are also available. Private event room seats up to 40 people.
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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food. Way too many good options to choose from. Ended up getting five different plates for a party of two, and ate them all. Highly highly recommend the Shanghai dumplings!

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EO
Western NC
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eat there (at least) 1x each month - still our favorite Asheville restaurant (glad Foon Zao / chicken feet back on the menu...even if only on weekends).
We were under-whelmed with new chicken steamed bun but that’s ok (was worth trying)!

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Fargo
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Got told the Dim Sum Chef left earlier in the year and took the pineapple pork bun recipe with. No more pineapple pork buns.

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CK
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was decent but not fantastic. Some of the dumplings were a little bland. Good service and good ambiance overall. I'd be willing to give it another shot, however.

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Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ribs were minimal. Gray with very little taste. I’m the past, they have been delicious. Szechwan dumplings were fabulous. Wish there were other dumplings filled with soup

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PG
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for lunch - Bento Box was a great variety of dishes and all were excellent.

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TV
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always have great food but it was very busy and very noisy !

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TH
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Not Curate but a good meal at a reasonable price. Reservation was easy to get.

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MC
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The dessert sesame balls were outstanding! And overall selection great!!

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DZ
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We shared eight dishes - both dim sum and tapas. All were prepared very well and tasted incredible. Plus, the menu items were reasonably priced. Can't wait to go back!

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SG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service with very personable recommendations. Wide variety of dishes.

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R
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful Sunday afternoon fun dining. Food is outstanding especially soft/shell crab. Delicious sauce. Knowledgeable waiter very helpful. Enjoyed sharing and using chopsticks. Great people watching.

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SF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed red Ginger dim-sum today
we had vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters at our table and everyone was very happy. Food was flavorful, fresh, not too salty and very nicely presented. Will be back!

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M
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Get the SHU mai.

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LA
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took some out of town guests on a very busy night as Asheville was packed with holiday visitors. We made a reservation and were treated courteously and seated in time. Waitress was upbeat and efficient. Food is always great and affordable. One of our favorite eateries in Asheville. I travelled on business for 20 years in China and HK....and this is my favorite Asian restaurant in the area.

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DG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were seated quickly (had reservations). Had a nice seat at the back of the restaurant overlooking the back parking area but it was a pleasant view with the people and vehicles coming and going. Our waiter was very nice and helped with food suggestions. There were three of us and we were pretty hungry so ordered nine items and we were full at the end of the meal. Everything was delicious! We would eat here again and highly recommend it.

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m
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My grandson and granddaughter are in love with Dim sum and we took them here and the service and the food was outstanding. They loved it so much that we took their mom back their with them 2 days later. I highly recommend Red Ginger Dim Sum!!!!

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S
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Expertly prepared dishes that are authentic and delicious. String beans are beyond good as are the Sczechuan dumplings and yellowtail tuna with jalapeños slices. Good to go with friends and share lots of different tastes.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! We ate there twice!

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JH
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service. Our reserved table was waiting for us when we arrived.

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HP
Charlotte
31 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The portions were small and the food was just ok. Server Allie was nice

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DG
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A pleasure as always. The amazing lobster roll is terrific.

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KM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was not too bad, very busy, no Japanese beer on the menu. Felt rushed to turn table. Was looking for a bit slower experience.

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1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was delicious! The garlic green beans, the honey roasted pork, the chicken lettuce wraps… All divine.

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Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our dinner outside on a warm summer night. The food was good but not great. Every dish we ordered was tasty but nothing popped. My ginger mojito was delicious and the fresh mint was refreshing. Our server was good- checking in and never intrusive. We enjoyed our meal and if we were not in Asheville where the options are excellent we might have ranked it better.

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TW
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grabbed lunch on the way to the airport to pick up family. As always, Red Ginger was excellent, server (who was also the bartender) was excellent. It is one of the BEST restaurants in Asheville without question. It may very well be the BEST. I hope they keep doing what they’ve been doing since they opened.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Visiting Asheville and went 3 nights in a row! Soup dumplings and sushi!

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New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Enjoyed the food. Everything cooked fresh. But most of the dishes we ordered needed more seasoning. Would still recommend

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DA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Our waiter was rude and acted as though serving us was an inconvenience after we chose to not order drinks. Food was average at best.

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DS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This used to be my favorite restaurant in Asheville. Unfortunately they have recently switched bun vendors and have had to remove some of their best plates from the menu which is sad.

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Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant!

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TP
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went there when it first opened and it wasn’t all that wonderful of an experience, but this visit things are much better. The food was very good and our server was excellent.
However, I lived in Both Manhattan and S.F., and the prices of the dim sum at Red Dragon are way too high.

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TS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I think your experience here is a hit or miss determined by who your server is. This was my second visit and I brought two friends who had never experienced Red Ginger before. Our waiter was less than impressive helping us decide what we wanted to select. My first experience here was 100% different. Our server started out our experience by asking if we have ever dined here before. She then went down the menu explaining all of our options and making recommendations based off of popular selections and her most favorite. The second visit, again was completely different, our server seemed to not care if we had never been there before and just wanted us to make our order. I did my best to explain to my friends what I remembered to help them make their selections. If I do decide to come here again I will make it a point to have my server explain everything.

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L
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my daughter’s 17th birthday and we had dinner. She loved it. The food was amazing. Our favorites were the potstickers and the pork dumplings. The salt and pepper prawns were good, but the dumplings and the bao buns were better. Our server was excellent, and our table had a fun view of the street below us. I would go back if we lived in the area.

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p
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

(First time at dim sum)

Order:
Scallion Pancake
String Bean
BBQ Pork Bun
Pork Dumpling SS
Szechuan Wonton
Yakitori - Chicken

Everything was great and I mean everything. Don’t overthink eating Din Sum because you’re in Asheville and you feel like you need to be at a brewery or southern cafe. You will walk away happy and with just enough room to hit up desert at a trendy spot in the square.

Enjoy

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Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Red Ginger was excellent! My wife and I can’t wait to go back.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent Dim Sum. I haven’t had good Dim Sum in the states. Reminded me of My time in Hong Kong. Next time I’m in Asheville I will definitely go again!

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WB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, authentic Asian cuisine, and very reasonable!

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Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for Dim Sum and Asian Styled Tapas.

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MB
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved loved loved!! Pork shanghai style dumplings were amazing ! A must when you would go to this restaurant!

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