Wild Ginger McKenzie- South Lake Union

4.7
361 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southeast Asian
Wild Ginger has been a staple in the Seattle food scene since 1989 - serving authentic Southeast Asian cuisine, craft cocktails, and more. This location has a hip, modern vibe and an industrial feel complete with a large U-shaped bar, custom lighting, authentic artwork and décor (such as a beautiful multi-colored Indian wedding shawl), Indonesian wood and copper details, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, an outdoor patio, and more. Both the bar and satay counter provide guests the opportunity to see all of the action unfold right in front of them. Enjoy dining outside this summer on our patio!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
What 361 people are saying
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Missy
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, witty waiter who gave impeccable service. Delish food. Truly a high point of our trip to Seattle!

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chrisb
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server was amazing! Good recommendations, humor and overall what made the night a experience to remember.

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HaroldC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and our server was wonderful with suggestions and extremely friendly.

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jordan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, new favorite restaurant in Seattle...

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vipDJSx
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Had the chicken chieu salad which was much smaller than the last time so we then ordered the chicken satay skewers which was like ground chicken packed together on a skewer and the sauce was separate. Was very disappointed.

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Eyal
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience, we ordered the spring rolls, duck and chicken Pad Thai and everything was super fresh and tasty. Also very reasonably priced. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was absolutely outstanding. I have a gluten and dairy allergy, and our server was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the menu.

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MeghanA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to the downtown location a couple times, but this was my first time to the one in South Lake Union. The food was delicious, the service was great, and I liked the decor of this "new" location. Can't wait to come back!

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vipJenB
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a really nice restaurant. I can see it being the perfect setting for any event. Definitely a contemporary vibe. The food is fresh and comes in reasonable portions.

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vipEnvoyBoy
Washington DC
96 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sadly, I'm just visiting Seattle. If I lived here, I'd be a regular fixture at Wild Ginger! The food was excellent! The cocktails were excellent! The service from David was excellent! I struggle to name anything disappointing about my visit to Wild Ginger. I even got hot towel service after my entree that required using my hands. I'm an opinionated, obnoxious New Yorker and Wild Ginger knocked my socks off. Wish it was in my neighborhood so I could return regularly. Thus far, it's been the culinary highlight of my week in Seattle.

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WillC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location
Delicious food options and service is exceptional
Definitely a dining option to be had if you're in the downtown area, specifically around Amazon

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MarkA
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, always consistent, love all of the WG locations.

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EatPlaySleep
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have only been to the Wild Ginger downtown, so it was fun to experience this newer locale in South Lake Union. Great atmosphere, super wait staff and delicious cuisine!

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amelia
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, who was also our bartender, did a fantastic job. We never felt rushed, nor forgotten - and he remained very professional even with multiple tables and duties.

If you go - enjoy one of their unique cocktails. The food is also delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fantastic customer service (thanks to David)!
Foods were pretty good, but the salad roll was amazing! We loved it so so much.

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OpenTableDiner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a business lunch over there. A beautiful restaurant. The satay is fantastic! The sea bass is fresh and tasty. It is a must try if you see it on the menu. Also, don’t forget about the Sichuan green beans. Delicious!

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Rebecca
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, attentive but not hovering service. The waiter didn't rush us and made a hand-made cocktail for my daughter-in-law and provided the recipe.

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debbied
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food. Came back to Seattle after 13 years, and food as wonderful as I remember!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved every bit of it.

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vipjvf41
Portland
87 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual a great dinning experience….

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vippan2
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were outside and the service was not as solid as it is inside. Still it was a lovely birthday experience. The ice cream was a surprise.

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Travis
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing duck as always! Service was great too!!

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vipJaneL
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated outdoors on a gorgeous evening. David was our server and absolutely outstanding... completely present without hovering, making recommendations without overselling...an all around kind, pleasant and excellent server! Food outstanding!

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vipGuest
Boise
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was impeccable! Our extra awesome Irishman waiter (Eddie?) made the night amazing! From the perfection level of cleanliness through the restaurant, to presentation, to food temp, quality of ingredients- cocktails- everything was 5 star level. It was our honor to be served in such a grand fashion! The 7 flavor beef, pad Thai… the ice creams… & oh the Butterfly Effect cocktail was truly epic! Even the dish & glassware perfectly suited each delectable bite & sip! I’ve been to the 2 other locations of Wild Gingers… this 1 is the best!

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Michael
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We sat outside. The food was good though a bit overspiced. The service was inept and this was with few other customers in sight......

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TaraC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavors and service! Absolutely recommend!!

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stevenh
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We choose Wild Ginger as a place to bring visiting friends and family regularly. It is consistently wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and delicious as always! Whenever I am in Seattle for a weekend or business I always make it a point to come here! Superb

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FoodisAloha
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Justin was AMAZING. I miss the fish sauce wings on the menu but the lamb was very tasty.

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AmyH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Our server was delightful. Love the new location.

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dwisch
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I’d give it a solid “good.” Not as I remember it when I went last few times in now closed downtown site. Menu, textures, & flavors seemed limited this time/place. Nice ambiance. Good location.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Excelente comida pero el peor servicio del mundo! Tardaron 25 min en darnos las bebidas, y al preguntar por ellas nos dijo el mesero que estaban cortos de staff pero que era bienvenida para hacer mis propias bebidas… era burla?

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Fearless
Montana
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside where you are allowed to bring dogs which is a bonus when travelling with critters. Great service and food. Stop here whenever in Seattle.

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vipMacyMerry
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever was wonderful. He was very kind and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good, not wow. Beef satay on the fatty side. Carrot salad a little overloaded with coconut.

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GregB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Eddie!! Great food!!! Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipPeggyM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner. Met up with a cousin I hadn’t seen in 30+ years so we were there a loooong time, but no one rushed us!

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DonnaS
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Wild Ginger since it’s very first location in the lower Pike Place Market many years ago. This newest location is very modern but still serves the dishes we have always loved. We shall return 😊

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NicoleNeufeld
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All servers were amazing! Water server was the best. Food was great and cocktails were fun.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Wild Ginger McKenzie- South Lake Union using the Order Online button. Wild Ginger McKenzie- South Lake Union also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 707-0396.

Wild Ginger McKenzie- South Lake Union is rated 4.7 stars by 361 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.