Wild Ginger - Bellevue

4.4
1273 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Thai, Chinese
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Everyday: 11am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(425) 495-8889
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Phillip Leng
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Catering
Rise beyond the conventional with catering from Wild Ginger. Whether you are planning an intimate dinner or a reception for hundreds, we can help create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
4th & Bellevue Way NE
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Parking details
Wild Ginger Bellevue is in Lincoln Square South located at 508 Bellevue Way NE, just south of the Bellevue Arts Museum. We offer 3 hour validated self parking in The Lincoln Square South Garage. Enter the garage from NE 4th St, between 105th Ave. NE and Bellevue Way NE.
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Special events & promotions
Book your next special occasion with Wild Ginger. Whether it's a shower, birthday party, business lunch, or graduation, we're here to ensure your event is as successful as possible.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or entertaining business clients we can help make the most of your event and create an unforgettable experience.

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What 1273 People Are Saying
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Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a favorite spot to have dinner. We love the menu, the drinks and the atmosphere. Overall, always enjoyable with great food and service. Heated towels to freshen up is a win! Don't forget to have the fragrant duck. Tasty all around!

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m
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, promptly served, congenial wait staff. Forgot to use Passport Card!

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JM
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wild Ginger never disappoints. The food, service have always been excellent.

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RI
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Also carte menu makes it difficult to order. Too expensive for quality of food, service and ambiance. Was I'll the next day.

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OT
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Decent food, too loud, kinda corporate vibe. Nice they accommodated gf, v.

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DG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Ambience very good; cozy for our cool Pacific NW weather. Quite a few people there but it was not loud. Booths nice. The waiter was patient and did not hurry us.

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SD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The waiter was outstanding. The food was really good as usual.

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AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Wild Ginger is one of my favorite restaurants. I took my daughter and her friend for dinner with a gift certificate. I love the menu as it has choices for everyone. My daughters friend is gluten free and I am vegan. Our food was wonderful. It was a super packed night and I am betting that they were short staffed. Our waitress was super nice, but not as attentive as I would have expected. But, I think she was just slammed. I definitely recommend though and will be back.

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Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Disappointed. Went here before seeing a movie and made a reservation earlier in the day. Our table was right in the middle of the room. Potstickers were chewy and not overly tasty. Spring rolls had oil saturated into the middle. Two tops crammed into the middle. Not a great layout, we will not be returning.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bring back the cashew chicken ;) otherwise yum!

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MS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We felt very rushed. The waitress wanted us out of there as quickly as possible (I suppose to turn over the table) and made us feel uncomfortably rushed. It was difficult to conduct a leisurely business conversation with a pushy wait person. She also forgot one dish and when we asked about it, she brought it much later... after all the other food was finished. We tried to cancel the dish but she wouldn’t let us.

Food was great and we always love Wild Ginger. This particular waitress wasn’t stellar, however.

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ES
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellence in ambiance, food, selection, and pricing. I enjoy bringing clients to Wild Ginger as I can count on the quality and atmosphere conducive to conversation and business.

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JW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Good food. Found the scallops bland(usually they are quite flavorful). Steamed salmon was very good as was the duck.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The service was not great but an excellent meal

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M
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I’ve been going to the Wild Ginger in Seattle for over 20 years. Their unique Asian Fusion menu is something I’m always in the mood to enjoy and their service is amazing.
Now onto Bellevue Wild Ginger.
This restaurant experience was very disappointing in service and in food. We were eating early 5:30 so the dining room was 1/3 full at most. We waited forever to be sat with reservations. Once we ordered drinks they took over 15 min. The food was totally lacking in flavor compared to the same Seattle restaurant dishes with one exception the seven flavor beef saved the meal because it was as expected. The sea bass lettuce cups were totally different. Greasy fried tiny amount of sea bass with 90% Jicama. Pork Satay we didn’t eat after first bite. Pan fried piece of pork with NO seasoning/marinade and a blob of siracha on the side. Where was the paired specialty sauce and sticky rice? Expensive disappointment.

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LS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is great. Only complaint was it was so loud I could not hear my friends talk from across the table.

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M
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The 7 element soup remains a favorite, although it isn't on the menu, but they seem to be able to make it if requested. I am disappointed in the Siam lettuce cups. For $22, there should be more sea bass. May not order that anymore. Our server was great though.

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KM
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at the new Bellevue location. Like the atmosphere. Still love the seven flavor beef and duck!! Glad it was still on the menu!

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their green papaya salad is as good if not better than the one at Green Leaf in Seattle. Excellent pad thai, Seven flavor beef is good but on the salty side. Really enjoyed their siam lettuce cup. Overall excellent food and fast service. Will definitely go back.

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ME
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Meh! The reviews overstate the experience and food.

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OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time since they moved to their location. We loved it. I think they’re menu is smaller than it used to be, but if so, they’ve narrowed it down to the best dishes. Our meal was fabulous! I was pleased with the portion sizes. The environment seemed equally suited for an intimate date night, or for families. Service was on point. Nothing but praise!

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MO
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience.

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OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was exceptional.

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JC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at Wild Ginger since it began on Western Avenue many years ago. I won't say how many birthday lunches I have enjoyed there! The food is still tasty and unique. The green beans and the seven flavored beef are standouts, although I miss the vegetarian dish that was discontinued several years ago (can't remember the name of it). I like the Bellevue ambiance and look forward to trying South Lake Union.

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RU
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a very nice meal at Wild Ginger in Bellevue. Food was very good, service also. The ambience was a little too dark and industrial. Otherwise fine.

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DF
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food is always wonderful at this restaurant. We must have had a brand new waiter because he had no sense as to how to care for the customer. AND, I had even written in advance that this was a client lunch. So the hostess was alerted to that fact and should have paid attention. We were ten feet from her station. She seemed oblivious to her customers.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Could have been better. Dined here several times prior. Seems BIG CITY has gotten better of them. Ordered entrees with sides. One side was not brought with meal and was told would be right out. Several minuets later manager stopped by to acknowledge they would be right out with “missing” item. Item finally arrived with no apology for fact meals were nearly consumed, and no credits extended. A generally feeling was “were busy, so what, stuff happens and hurry up cause there are more people where you came from”. Unlikely will return although previous experiences were pleasant.

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R
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love eating at Wild Ginger. have enjoyed their food since they were down below the Market in Seattle, many, many years ago.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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l
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary at Wild Ginger. The food is always amazing. We had the peppered scallops, sea-bass, lamb, beans & malaysian chow fun noodles, all was delicious. Our waitress was Aubrey and she is the best! Very friendly and made our dinner extra special!!

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g
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great and the rojak never disappoints as always.

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F
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Recently changed locations to a much smaller and less attractive (physically and convenience wise) address.
I started coming in 1988 when it was down below Pike Mkt.
But... the new place in Bellevue just doesn’t have the charm.

The service and food are exceptional. 5 star.

Would recommend unconditionally even though the location sucks!

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L
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, amazing service, thank you for a delightful evening!!

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e
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service left a lot to be desired. While we ordered everything at the same time and said it was ok to bring it out as it was ready, didn’t think the chicken satay app would be the LAST thing to come. Rarely saw waiter. I don’t believe that he asked if we wanted another round of cocktails. Food was great.

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DC
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent SE Asian foods. As one who lived in Jakarta and Singapore I appreciate the authenticity and seasoning. My only complaint is that they removed Laksa from the menu. Bad call, Wild Ginger. Your Laksa was stellar.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Portions were much smaller than previous meals there, and the Pad Thai noodles were not authentic Pad Thai noodles. However, the service was very good and their cocktails were amazing! Try the Asian Pear - to die for!

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TM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had the papaya salad and potstickers as appetizers, shared the 7 flavored beef, chicken phad thai, and spicy prawns as entrees for 4. We topped off the feast with mango and coconut sorbets, also shared. All were outstanding! The ginger martini warranted a second order. The staff was excellent, knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly. They have moved to a new location in Bellevue that doesn't have quite the same ambiance, but the food remains excellent. We didn't pay but the menu prices seemed reasonable (reason for the 'good' rating).

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C
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Our server was AMAZING. I think his name was Nathan. Food was very underwhelming. Spring rolls taste like donuts... noodle dish chicken was chewy and strange, tofu dish was good but nothing extraordinary. Service definitely made the night so much better! Very knowledgeable, kind, attentive and friendly.

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LM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The atmosphere was nice but a little on the loud side. Everything we ordered was delicious, however, the portions were very small compared to the price. Super-nice staff. Overall: Great food but at a high price.

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MN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good. Service and and ambience good. Was disappointed that we could not order a Diet Coke because they only offer Jones soda which none of us wanted to drink. Please bring back coke products. Thanks!

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