Wild Ginger - Bellevue

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Wild Ginger has been a staple in the Seattle area since 1989. Our food originates in regions throughout Southeast Asia from China to Indonesia and beyond. We pride ourselves on offering traditional dishes from these distinctive regions and insist on house-made ingredients. Chefs make spicy chili sambals, fresh coconut milk, delicate egg noodles, our pungent oyster sauce, and more all from scratch. To achieve the sublime flavors of the East, there is no substitute for the time-honored customs of these rich and ancient cultures.
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Happy Hour!

Join us for the best happy hour in Bellevue EVERY DAY from 3-6pm and 9pm-close. Delicious small plates, handcrafted cocktails, and beer and wine starting at $4. Hope to see you in!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 25, 2019

Ends: April 26, 2118

Availability: Sun 3:00PM-6:00PM
Mon-Thu 3:00PM-6:00PM 9:00PM-10:00PM
Fri-Sat 3:00PM-6:00PM 9:00PM-11:00PM

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate the women you love and appreciate with a special lunch or dinner at Wild Ginger Bellevue this Mother's Day. Our attention to detail, accommodating service, delicious family-style Southeast Asian menu offerings, and more will leave them feeling extremely loved.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 1389 People Are Saying
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RH
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Good service, good management call to not charge us for the dried out Pad Thai dish... The ribs were just decent, nothing to tell friends about or have again.

Overall we left disappointed because many people talked so highly of Wild Ginger. Again, the wait staff were great!

We may give it another shot sometime, but with so many top quality restaurants in Bellevue it may be a while before we make it back.

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I
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The server seemed to be rushed, she came
to ask us for our order within a few mins of sitting down. We had reservations but we weren’t seated until 15 mins later...this was fine since we agreed to wait. The food was delicious, but the papaya salad lacked a little bit of salt and we were not able to request the heat level of the food...which I though was odd. The food was great otherwise. I would return because of food flavors!

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food and service was good as usual, but the noise level is way to loud. They really need to get some better acoustics at the Bellevue restaurant.

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T
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was knowledgeable about the sake, which led to us buying a bottle. The sorbet was divine and must be had.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Typically great meal.

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PO
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect spot for a business lunch. Food was excellent, service was fast and not to loud so we could discuss business.

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NO
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and drinks were very tasty. The portion could have been larger. Great food and friendly bar staff where I sat.

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JD
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Courteous and friendly serving staff. Excellent duck, scallops, and loved the cocktails!

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s
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for Nora

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JP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived an hour passed our reservation time because we went to the old location in Bellevue. Mapquest fooled me. The staff was gracious and were still able to seat us right away. Service and food were wonderful! We were celebrating our birthdays and the server brought us 2 delicious complimentary desserts. We love coming to Bellevue and we will be back.

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MK
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We celebrated two birthdays and the waiter was very kind. She even brought us dessert. :-) It is a happening place so of course the noise level is going to be on the high side. But we were happy to be back in the corner booth so grateful for that! :-)

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C
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good and delivered fast, a little bit noisy.

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RK
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was great!

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DR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I was hosting a business lunch for my customers and they said the lunch was outstanding and I should always be in charge of selecting the restaurant!

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o
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, great service, We had a marvelous time.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My boyfriend has a lot of allergies ( nuts, sesame etc...) that can often make eating Asian foods difficult but the manager came out and walked us through the menu, making sure we were super confident that everything we were eating was safe. The food was great but the service was truly out of this world. Both the manager and our waitress checked up on us multiple times and made sure everything was perfect.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wild Ginger has always been an enjoyable lunch or dinner spot over the years, and my most recent business lunch is no exception. Great food, fast and friendly service, and a nice environment for discussion. The new location is also much more convenient for foot, transit, ride share, or car access than the old one. Definitely coming back!

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KL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to stop in for a business lunch. Enough variety to satisfy an array of food requirements. We were seated promptly and the food was very good.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, outstanding service.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

This is my second visit to this location. The previous location in Bellevue certainly wasn't quiet, but it wasn't nearly as loud as this location. It didn't help that the fire alarm went off (the ambient noise almost drowned out the alarm, to give you a feel for how loud the human chatter was). Our server was delightful, but she had too many tables. Food was good. Wild Ginger has been one of my favorite restaurants for years, but it will be some time before I visit this location again.

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CD
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Had a reservation for a work lunch on a weekday. Food took almost 45 minutes to arrive! Made me run really late going back to work. There were only 2 of us... Ambiance was better at the old location.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our anniversary and it was outstanding service by Paul, the hostess was great. The manager made our special occasion awesime

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JG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food it very tasty and well prepared. We made our reservation and were seated promptly on time. The food and the drinks came quickly. This is a busy restaurant and very popular. It doesn't have much ambience which would give it distinction as a Thai or pan-Asian Restaurant, but the name 'Wild Ginger' carries a lot of weight with long time seattleites. Overall, very good to excellent

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H
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We were sitting at the very front table next to the bar and kitchen. My husband and I got served our food and the other couple had no food. A good 1/2 hour - 45 min went by and we hadn’t seen the waitress (granted it was busy). Finally I went to the kitchen and asked the manager where our food was. Long story short, she did apologize and didn’t charge for the items that came late so you did make things right. But service definitely could have been better.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Wild Ginger consistently delivers with great food and service. The Seven Flavored Beef and Duck were outstanding. They have great selection of drinks and wine. Both of our meals were well prepared.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Pad Thai was super salty. Restaurant was so loud that it was hard to hear my friend. Wouldn’t go back

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CL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service - our waiter was so personable. We were late for our reservation but called ahead. They were very gracious and seated us right away. The Sichuan green beans and 7 flavor beef were favorites.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistent with prior visits. Good food.

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P
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, great suggestions. We were a larger part of 8 and all quite enjoyed family style dining. The coconut gelato was delicious as well as mango sorbet, another table favorite.

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HL
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SO YUMMY. Great service. Great food when you want something better than takeout and a date night vibe.

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Great ambiance and location, good service, ok food. Wouldn’t go there for food.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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MD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The dessert and appetizers were great. The main courses were disappointing. We requested 1/2 a duck and got a whole (with the charge of course). We didn’t dispute it. I’m sure they probably would’ve changed the fee. It was good meat but the rest of the entrée wasn’t that exciting. We also got the lamb which was pricey. It was so saturated in sauce that it really was unappealing.

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BG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Wild ginger was one of my favourite spots but our last visit was so disappointing. The menu choices are way fewer. The pad Thai was flavourless and the noodles were hard. The green curry was good. The duck was ok. It’s just not as good as it used to be.

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food and our server was super friendly and helpful.

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TS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I went on valentines day. It felt a little packed in.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

We loved the old Bellevue location as well as Seattle but they need to redesign the seating. Felt like a diner

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AR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

Wild Ginger was a staple spot for us to celebrate events together and with friends, the old location in Bravern and Seattle. The newer location in Bellevue which is a block away from our residence is now 2 misses in a row for us. The food has always been good but the service was absolutely horrid. Running restaurants myself in the past usually results in a much wider lens and understanding but when the basics are missed it is quite glaring and alarming for more prominent places like Wild Ginger. In Bellevue with so much competition they really need to step it up.

It was Valentines Day but we were celebrating the something else special as well. In the reservation I requested a table not in the middle, which I figured would be 50-50 due to being Valentines Day. We were sat in a back room that looked to be for private parties in a middle table where we were forced to sit perpendicular since they were packing it in. I understand trying to maximize the day but they sacrificed long term loyalty for short term results. The table was wobbly and the linens were loosely aligned and thrown on the table as we were seated. The waiter did not greet us with water until 9 minutes within being seated. We ordered our favorites, pot stickers , pad Thai, 7 flavor beef, and duck. The main dishes took 38 minutes to hit the table which is insane. The pad Thai was glued together in one piece since it had probably been in the window for extended time waiting for the other dishes. Food was great for the most part but the service and overall experience was 2-3 stars at best. The last couple times at this new location is night and day from what I expect with Wild Ginger. We most likely will visit others locally.

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LM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

This is the first time I've eaten at the new location, and I was quite disappointed. The atmosphere and ambiance at The Bravern was far superior. My spouse and I were seated at a tiny, two-person table in an aisle that ran down the center of the restaurant, so we had foot traffic on either side of us while we ate. The whole vibe is different--smaller, louder, and less intimate. It might be better for some guests, but it is no longer my cup of tea.

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LW
Wilmington
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Some dishes were very good but others were disappointing. Menu covers too many countries to be authentic.

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