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About Wild Ginger Seattle

The food at Wild Ginger spans the Pacific Rim from China to Indonesia. 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, and our pungent oyster sauce 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.

1401 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 4:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Holiday Hours: Labor Day :: 3pm - 9pm, Christmas Eve :: 11:30am to 9:30pm, Christmas Day :: Closed, New Years Day :: 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Union Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 623-4450

Website:
http://www.wildginger.net/

Entertainment:
Check out Triple Door next door for live bands and performance available to attend.

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.

Parking Details:
Valet is located on Union Street, available Thursday, Friday and Saturday for $10. Parking is also available at several garages in the area.

Public Transit:
Major bus line is right out front on 3rd Avenue.

Additional:
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, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We do LATE NIGHT Happy Hour...... Monday - Saturday 9pm - close! Come in and enjoy great drinks prices and relax.

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Sun - Thu 8:00PM - 9:00PM

Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 9:45PM

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Our facilities have their own personality and style. We offer a range of versatile options, choose from 6 private dining rooms for receptions and seated event space.

Wild Ginger Seattle Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (100)
Pre/post Theatre (98)
Fit for Foodies (79)
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Special Occasion (77)
Good for a Date (66)
Good for Groups (59)
Good for Birthdays (52)
Business Meals (51)
Good Vegetarian Options (49)
Great for Lunch (46)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Spicy (45)
Casual (44)
Worth the Drive (39)
Healthy (38)
Fun (38)
Authentic (37)
Notable Wine List (37)
Romantic (37)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Bar Seating (22)
Local Ingredients (22)
Gluten Free Options (20)
People Watching (19)
Hot Spot (18)
Cozy (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Vegan (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Comfort Food (9)
Tapas (9)
Organic (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Seasonal (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful meal as always. Our server made suggestions that were just right for the occasion and our group

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

The lamb was awesome! Also, our server was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Seasonal
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·Dined 4 days ago

Quality of food & device has gone downhill. Won’t come back for awhile

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Wild Ginger is a real favorite for my wife and me, a great place for gathering our family together as well. Food, service and wine are all excellent!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was great, the drinks tasty and the service exceptional.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

There was a band playing downstairs/next door which we could hear in the restaurant and which caused a thumping while we were trying to enjoy our meal. Not the restaurant’s fault of course but something to consider if you are trying to have a romantic dinner date.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Wow this place was packed. But the food was great. A bit of patience helps but everyone was very nice.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Service disappointed. Food was good as usual.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

For the third or fourth consecutive visit we’ve cold food and long waits for entree.
Wait staff could offer no explanation but apologized. Kitchen appears to have problems!

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·Dined 5 days ago

We have always loved WG. However this visit brought cold mediocre food. Service was the only saving grace. So sad we won’t return.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Even though it was a busy Friday night, all aspects of the service was excellent, and the food came promptly, piping hot and was delicious!! Only small gripe were that cocktails are expensive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Everyone there was very friendly and we got our food quickly and it was AMAZING

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Always a favorite. Always solid. Great wine list. My favorites are the beef dish and the prawns. YUM!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I keep coming back to Wild Ginger. I used to visit it when it was below the Market. They've been in the new space on 3rd for a very long time now. It is a beautiful space and great for business lunches and the bar is energetic, with a talented staff. The service is always great, although the hostess could be a little warmer, I feel.

Overall it's a great place, however I do feel the food is lacking compared to how it used to be. Not sure why. Just not as special as it once tasted. Could be I'm used to it, but I don't think so. I don't have that problem with other restaurants. There is better Asian food in Seattle for sure. But I will keep coming back to Wild Ginger. It's location makes it a great spot to stop in before the symphony or a show at the art museum.

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Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Love the Wild Ginger, excellent food and love to attend the Seattle location and head down to the triple door. The Bellevue location is excellent as well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Being from out of town. I relied heavily on Open Table to book my birthday dinner. I chose this restaurant due to the varied menu option for my Vegan friends. The food was great and the restaurant was beautiful. What made my birthday dinner unpleasant was our server Gina. She was very rude and abrupt even on her first encounter with us. Throughout our service she made it seem like we had to cater to her needs instead of her helping us out. When asking for clarification about certain things, she was very short and rude in her response. This dining experience would’ve been more enjoyable if our server was maybe in a better mood.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I remember when wild ginger was a really good restaurant. My favorite dishes (Hanoi tuna, seven flavored beef) are now very mediocre.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I have been going to Wild Ginger for over 20 years (when it was on Western Ave.) and have never had a bad meal until yesterday. We ordered the Nam Rolls which tasted like cardboard. The sashimi spicy tuna had no flavor despite the word "spicy" in the name. The fragrant duck was excellent as usual but overall, I had to make excuses for a bad meal to an out-of-town guest to whom I had raved about this restaurant. Everybody has a bad day, but this meal was not even close to acceptable. Won't be going back here soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I love Wild Ginger, but it didn't seem up to par this last time. They weren't that busy, but the service was a little off the mark, not as professional as usual. We love most of the food, but after trying the duck twice now, I won't order it again. They can't get it right. The skin is not crisp enough while being too fatty and the meat is overcooked and very hard to chew. The lettuce cups are always a favorite as well as the black pepper scallops. They always get us in on time and out in plenty of time for us to get across the street to Benaroya Hall for a concert. We'll be back and hopefully the service will be a bit better.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a wonderful late Saturday lunch. Quiet. Impeccable service. Wild Ginger was perfect for a post-movie outing for friends who rarely get time to talk. Our server was outstanding. Food and drinks were too.
And we were grateful to have the restaurant open on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This place is amazing. My best friend took me here for my birthday. I'd never been before. i'll be back! Our server was fantastic. She was knew everything about the menu both food and drinks. I loved it. Thanks, all!

Tags: Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

My wife and I arrived early, but by the time we left, the restaurant was full. We had the lobster/prawn dumpling soup which we both enjoyed. My wife had the tofu eggplant dish and I had chicken and vegetables. We were both satisfied with our meal. We expected good food and we weren't disappointed. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. Overall it was a very enjoyable dining experience. We'll be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

A quite satisfactory Christmas gift experience following our visit to the Andrew Wyeth SAM exhibit, marred only by after arriving fifteen minuets ahead our 6:15pm.reservations, to having to wait until 6:40pm. to be finally seated at the large group roundtable with several available empty seating spots (we would have been quite happy to have shared such much earlier)!
The food, wine, and service was delicious and expeditious, if a bit on the expensive side.
Knowing this, we will still visit again on special celebratory occasions.

Tags: Business Meals, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Amazing food and amazing service from Joseph. This was my first time back after some time and it was as good a I remembered. Highly recommend the prawns.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Lively bar and restaurant with excellent food; "ThaiCentric". Somm was very helpful, food was excellent. Great for a special occasion. The crowd was well dressed and service top notch. A must visit restaurant when in Seattle.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall it was ok. Service was a bit slow but considering it's NYE I guess it's acceptable. Food was delicious & expect to pay for it!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great place for two people, while being able to dress up a little more than normal. Tasty food with very quality service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Wild Ginger never disappoints, amazing as always. This is my family’s favorite restaurant in all of Seattle.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wild Ginger remains one of my favorite Seattle restaurants, with delicious food, comfortable ambience, and friendly, attentive service.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Birthday dinner. Food excellent. Service good but not great. We were told while sitting at the bar waiting for a table even though we had a reservation to mention birthday celebration for a special dessert... we did mention to waiter who acknowledged but no birthday dessert appeared and then we were not even asked if we wanted dessert. But would go back again for food.

Tags: Spicy, Healthy
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

prompt service, professional staff and polished menu hit the spot - great job.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food even on a very busy night during holidays

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was horrible. The most basic meal of the 4 ordered came out 30 minutes after the other 3 were served. No effort, no apologies and no credible reason given other than just not caring.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Classic Wild Ginger. Always hits the excellent experience mark.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Came with business associates. Hot food came first. Salads 15 minutes later! Half people were finished by the time rest of meal came. Further, no acknowledgment of what was clearly poor service.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was very mediocre- the hole in the wall Thai place near my apartment has higher quality, more flavorful food for half the price. When my friend asked the server to help her decide between two dishes, he told her one of them was “kinda greasy.” Even if you think that why would you say that about something on your restaurant’s menu? Additionally a frantic server (not the person who took our order) came over a few seconds after we were served our appetizer to say “uh, your entrees are ready, what do you want me to do? You were just served your appetizers right?” Obviously we were still enjoying our appetizers and not quiet ready for the main course...? It was overall a very disorganized, unprofessional and expensive experience. There is SO much delicious food in Seattle, skip this place.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

great food, extensive wine line, fast service which is great before heading over to the symphony or the theater.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 25, 2017

There was an error made on our meal with was corrected promptly. Food comes quickly, atmosphere is nice. Dishes I found bit lacking, mediocre. Frsh rolls 3/$9. All wrapper , light on fillings which made them quite chewy. Tofu eggplant dish was very good. But curry dish was bland. Maybe an off night for kitchen.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The service was superb
Two in our party were gluten free and the servers were knowledgeable and accommodating

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

After being seated promptly at reservation time at a great 2-top next to the window, service was timed nicely. There was no rush to order or to leave once finished dining. The lobster dumplings were sublime. The only ding was that server removed the glass with my (delicious) mango Arnold Palmer from the table before I was finished drinking it, before we finished the meal. This restaurant is in a perfect location for downtown dining, across from Benaroya Hall and close to the transit tunnel and parking lots.

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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