Wild Ginger McKenzie- South Lake Union

4.7
345 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 345 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 3 days ago
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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vipjvf41
Portland
85 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
5 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.

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MCG1
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous service with attention to detail and spectacular flavors infused in all the courses. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and our waiter was extraordinary! Highly recommend!

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vipErinP
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic location. We've been to Bellevue as well, but this is in a nice part of town and has an attractive & open feel.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great and unique. Waiter was great but first one assigned to us I believe left us. That was probably a good thing because our next waiter really helped with the food and beverage choices. Dumpling and spring rolls were perfect. Thai iced tea good.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The service, the drinks, the food and the atmosphere. 10/10.

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Happy
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would rate my lunch at Wild Ginger as near to sublime as eating out can be in Seattle. Love this restaurant!

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FionaN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the wagyu beef skewers to start and it was perfect to share between two people :) The duck dish was very tasty - highly recommend

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vipHerrZ
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate my daughter’s graduation from UW and it was awesome! Eddie was our waiter and he took great care of us, helped us with our order to get some really good starters and entrees…he made it a SUPER enjoyable experience!!

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AmatuerChef
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful experience. The food and the service were excellent. The restaurant itself was immaculately clean. I must admit that it did get a bit loud and conversation was hard at times. As I said, the food was excellent, the chicken and wagyu beef satay, the chicken pot stickers, the 7 flavor beef, the fragrant duck, nam's lamb chops, the green curry chicken, and Sichuan green beans were just wonderful. The Thai mushrooms were not my favorite. It may have been me, but I won’t be trying them again. I also would be remiss if I didn’t mention how good the peanut dipping sauce was or the buns served with duck were. My only complaint was that the portions of pickled vegetables they garnish some dishes with were too small. They were delicious. I’m sorry there are no pictures, lol, the presentation and the food so good we just ate and didn’t think of pictures until we were well and totally sated.

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vipLQKNEE
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

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Katz
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a spacious, modern restaurant with a great vibe. The food was excellent and had some great, eclectic choices. I would return to this restaurant when next in Seattle.

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MARCAL
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place

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Anon
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall nice ambience and service. Appetizers were great, main dishes we’re okay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails and waygu steak were outstanding!

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sportykobebbt
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was incredible, great quality, they were a little short-staffed so things like cocktails took longer to come out but the more expensive entrees like the sea bass were well worth the price (smaller than expected but tasted divine)

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vipthomas
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always great. Food is so good. And service is great too.

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 345 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.