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About Red Ginger of Traverse City

Red Ginger is more than just a place to eat. It is an elevated entertainment experience! There is energy in Red Ginger’s dining room unlike any other location in Northern Michigan. The lively design and metropolitan atmosphere will transport you. Our exceptionally talented and welcoming staff will remind you that you are as close to home as you will ever be.

237 East Front St
Traverse City, MI 49684
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Asian, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Happy Hour: Monday through Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in our lounge, Sushi bar and main bar.
Dinner: Monday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturdays from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(231) 944-1733

Website:
http://www.eatatginger.com/

Catering:
For more information on making your next special occasion a Red Ginger affair, please contact our Private Events coordinator Amber Caldwell at (231) 883-7337 or email amber@eatatginger.com.

Executive Chef:
Dan Marsh

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM

Red Ginger of Traverse City Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (63)
Creative Cuisine (58)
Special Occasion (58)
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Fit for Foodies (57)
Hot Spot (50)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Worth the Drive (35)
Romantic (33)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Fun (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Bar Seating (23)
Healthy (22)
Good Vegetarian Options (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Notable Wine List (18)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Spicy (18)
Business Meals (17)
Authentic (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Scenic View (10)
Waterfront (10)
Cozy (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Casual (9)
People Watching (9)
Tapas (8)
Vegan (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Late-night Find (4)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Red Ginger is one of my daughter’s favorite restaurants for good reason. The food is consistently good, the services is outstanding and the ambiance is nice. It is not cheap, but you tend to get what you pay for.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Still one of my favorites on Traverse City even though only get back once or twice a year now since moving south! Have many special memories of times spent with dear friends there.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Red Ginger is a must for our family. My daughter was celebrating her birthday and requested to celebrate it at Red Ginger. Service was great and the food is wonderful. We loved everything we ordered. We are from out of town and it is on our list to eat there every time we are in town.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We did like it overall and the food quality was very good, but our food service was too fast and drinks were a bit slow. We ordered the lettuce wraps as an appetizer and they were brought to the table immediately, which was fine as we were hungry and our drinks had just arrived. But the entrees came shortly after, which we were not ready for. I'd suggest they slow down a bit and not try to turn tables so quickly!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Loved this place! Food was great and our server Wil was very attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Fun, busy and creative. A bit noisy on a Friday night. Reservations highly recommended. They made a fuss over my daughter's birthday and really made her day!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good cocktails, wonderful appetizers, and great sushi.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We made a reservation for our anniversary. The day of they called to confirm and asked if it was a special occasion. They documented what the occasion was for us so when we arrived the hostess greeted us with "happy anniversary". They took us to our table which had our last name artfully hand written on a card reserving the table which was right along the river. The card was signed by the staff and said "happy anniversay" and our waitress greeted us with "Happy anniversary". At the end of our meal, which was delicious (the dragon roll is amazing) we were treated to dessert on the house. We felt special and very taken care of. Thanks for a great evening Red Ginger!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always amazing...both food and service! We love the atmosphere in the restaurant as well as the wonderful selection of cocktails, wine and food! Great place for gluten free and vegetarian as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Organic, Scenic View, Fun, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had a perfect dining experience celebrating my 10th wedding anniversary with my wife. Our food was prepared perfectly, all five courses. Try the Sea Bass! Our service was top notch. Mitch and the rest of the staff were amazing. Drinks were delicious, and my wife and I both enjoyed the “Snow Blossom”.
Unbeknownst to me, the staff surprised us with a congratulatory note and a complimentary desert for chooosing Red Ginger for our anniversary celebration. I also believe they seated us in a quieter, more romantic area, overlooking the Grand Traverse Bay because they knew we were celebrating a special occasion.
Overall, we loved celebrating with Red Ginger and find it to be well worth the little extra you spend to dine there.

Tags: Spicy, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The service level matched the quality of food. Both were superb. It has been a new trend that a great restaurant doesn’t always mean great service. The service of this restaurant is unmatched. Whoever does the training should be given a raise. We are frequent fine diners, and this restaurant was top of the mark. The seafood pad Thai was delightful. Hats off.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food at Red Ginger is always outstanding. It is pretty noisy, but in an energetic way - you can still cary on a conversation with your date.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I was at Red Ginger celebrating my birthday. The drinks were amazing, the food was delicious, and the service was exceptional. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

My husband and I ate here for the first time last Thursday night during a week-long trip Up North. What a great restaurant. We could only get an early reservation (5:15) but we were seated at a great table near the waterfront-facing windows and, importantly, not once rushed by the waitstaff to turn the table. It was definitely filling up as we were leaving 90 minutes later, plus there was a very lively bar scene throughout our meal. My husband had the kung par chicken and I had one of the eel rolls - both were terrific - perfect seasoning and portion sizes. We will definitely keep Red Ginger on the list for a return trip when next in Traverse City.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on October 17, 2017

As always one of the best restaurants anywhere. Sushi is always wonderful and the ambiance can't be beat especially in the back dining area.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our dinner was fantastic! Chicken lettuce wraps were delicious. The only quirky thing about our night is that we had told them we were celebrating my birthday. I received a birthday card, but then all night, the waiter kept telling us, "happy anniversary!" :)

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great place! Food is absolutely on point, as is the service. We have been coming here for 3 years.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Lively place - have a reservation.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great attention to detail applies to both the food quality and service. Everyone seemed to have a sense of urgency about the work they were doing. Great business model.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always wanted to try Red Ginger & so glad we finally did. The food was delicious! Lettuce wraps are so much better than PF Changs. Beef tenderloin dish & sushi were all amazing. We will be back!

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food is superb. A little pricey so, for us, itnis reserved for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Another Trip Advisor find. We had a glass of Belle Glow Pinot Noir Clark and Telephone at the bar then had a bottle with dinner. The menu had many choices that all sounded delicious. Worth a stop.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Good sushi, and good atmosphere. I thought the prices were a little high for sushi, but in a vacation town I guess that is too be expected.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

The food and service was excellent as always. Had some newbies with me and they all loved it

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

We were there for a special occasion and I am a vegetarian. The food was phenomenal and the staff were so nice, they all had signed a birthday card for him and wished him happy birthday while we were leaving. Paid special attention to special person! Awesome!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Creative Asian cuisine that's coupled with great service and a lively bar scene. A favorite!

Tags: Fun, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great food and service. One of my favorite places to eat in TC.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always enjoy eating here when we visit Traverse City. We both had an excellent meal and a great glass of wine. Our server, Teri, was a joy. We enjoyed her care of us and her fun personality.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Awesome spot

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Love the food, just think it's too expensive. $300 with tip for 4 people is too much.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

As always, good service, consistently good food, if you like sushi this is the place to go up north and can compete with any place in MI.

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 26, 2017

As usual, the food was exceptional!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Delicious and fresh sushi! Love the Forbidden Rice!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The noise level was so high you could not hear your table members speak . Very high level and made the evening less enjoyable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Ernest, the manager does a great job. His staff is friendly act as if they enjoy their job.
My friend and I stopped in to change the time of our reservation. He was very accommodating and later welcomed us by name when we dined.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

I cannot portray my desire for everyone to go to Red Ginger enough! My wife and I went here for our one year wedding anniversary and it was just perfect. From the hospitality, to the food, to the layout of the restaurant it was simply great! The food is delicious but what really did it for my wife and I was the extra mile service we received. The waiter we had, Randy, as well as the assistant servers for our drinks was amazing. We truly felt pampered. Due to it having a large selection of sushi/seafood the prices are higher but honestly not that high. For what we received in the form of service I was happy to pay extra for my wife and I to feel spoiled. The drinks we delicious and again the service was great. I would recommend this to anyone for just a casual dining out experience, a special celebration or for a family get together. All will be well taken care of!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Red ginger is one of our favorite restaurants 😝

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was good, I would say overpriced. Chef Dan's sushi sounds much better in the description, we found it pretty bland. Presentation was not great. Mojito was good and strong. A server for the table behind me repeatedly bumped into my chair, without any acknowledgement.

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 (Northern MI)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Red Ginger is known for fantastic food and wonderful service . Out of all the wonderful places to eat in Trevor city I think Red Ginger stands above them all because of their excellent customer service and the knowledge of their service team.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Healthy, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Red Ginger was a perfect spot for a birthday dinner for my best friend! Our waiter Mitch was fantastic and we even made friends with the table next to ours. I would recommend this to anyone visiting the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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