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Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle, Seattle, WA

Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle

4.6
4.6
5969 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian
** Wild Ginger - Downtown

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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Thai, Chinese
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (206) 623-4450
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Kevin Chiang
  • 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.
  • Private party facilities
    Wild Ginger Seattle is the ideal location for special celebrations, exclusive and fully private luncheons, meetings, and VIP dinners with discreet and personal service. Four adjoining rooms that can individually accommodate up to 16 guests, or can be connected for groups of up to 64 guests. These ro
  • Private party contact
    Private Events Coordinator: (206) 838-4312
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Union Street
  • Parking details
    Parking is available at several garages in the area. The closest one is on 2nd Ave and Union Street. Take the elevator down to the first floor of the garage and take a left on 2nd Ave as you exit. Take an immediate left on Union St, and then a left on 3rd Ave. We are the first business on the left. Please call 206-623-4450 with any questions.
  • Public transit
    Major bus line is right out front on 3rd Avenue.
  • Entertainment
    Check out The Triple Door right next door to us on Union Street for live bands and performances every night.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,969 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Seattle

    Most Booked

5,967 Reviews
  1. Benny

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and our waiter was extremely helpful and enjoyable.

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  2. RobB

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good Food, Pleasant atmosphere. Been here a number of times and will go back.

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  3. Patty

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was ok. They were VERY busy that night. I ordered dessert but it never came. When I inquired they said they were sorry they were out

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  4. Quietplease

    Seattle

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The duck was absolutely delicious! Definitely the place to dine before Benaroya.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    We recently dined at this restaurant, and overall, it was a delightful experience. The food, especially the lamb, was exceptional, showcasing the chef's skill. However, I must note that despite making a reservation for our engagement, there was no acknowledgment from the staff. We had multiple team members attending to us randomly, and once the food arrived, there was no follow-up to ensure our satisfaction. While we enjoyed the meal, a more personalized touch for special occasions would have elevated the experience. I hope this feedback contributes to enhancing the overall service and attention to customers celebrating significant milestones.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was excellent! Our waitstaff was very attentive and helped us with our order. We ordered the classics, which included seven-flavor beef, seared prawns, and Thai seafood noodles. The noodles had a bit of a bite but were excellent!

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  7. AbbyS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got in just after they opened at 4 to celebrate my daughter's 8th birthday. The staff were so kind and thoughtful, they even made her a card and signed it. Thank you guys! The food, as always, was great. I can't say enough about the duck. I could eat the large size to myself, polish it off and want more. My daughter didn't like anything except the spring rolls, but she's 8 and it just meant more food for me. She loved the chocolate ice cream, shocking, I know. Service was prompt, the place is beautiful, clean and well cared for. My one and only complaint would be the music. Whoever keeps putting Kenny G on the stereo should be spanked by all members of the staff and the guests who wish to alleviate their frustrations at being forced to listen to that horrible noise. Anyway, go to the Wild Ginger, eat the duck, it's an experience everyone should have.

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  8. KevinD

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food5service3ambience4
    Sorry I have to give you a 1 star because of all the homeless in the street nearby. My wife felt very uncomfortable, arriving and departing and doesn’t want to come back. Food was great. Service was good. Ruined the ambience when waiters started making setups in main dining room- very noisy and ruined the mood

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  9. KazI

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality was above expectation and the service was excellent!

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  10. kgud

    San Francisco

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Asian food I’ve ever had. Have the seabass. Exquisite! Great wine list. Ask to sit upstairs for a quieter more private experience. Will definitely eat here again.

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  11. EdMc

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great Thanksgiving experience - quality service - excellent food

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  12. PSPTnT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wine list is getting smaller but great values abound!

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  13. DaveA

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner. Tasted fabulous. Mixed w regular menu. Cocktail was good too.

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  14. Punky

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We have been going to Wild Ginger for years. I know the staff did its best for an extended Thanksgiving meal. Our Turkey was dry and uninspiring. The rest of the meal was adequate. The service and ambience were fine.

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  15. PeggyR

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I was very impressed by the quality of the food and the service. The location is ideal and the atmosphere is sophisticated. My only disappointment was the low light. Perhaps the restaurant can add some brightness?

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  16. MaryG

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and we enjoyed every bite! Great fun for Thanksgiving dinnet.

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  17. NancyP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and ambience at Wild Ginger is wonderful. The menu offers a lot of variety for any taste. It's one of my favotfite special occasion dining spots and is great for a casual night out.

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  18. SeattleScientist

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We decided to go to Wild Ginger to celebrate an anniversary. It was the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, so not a particularly busy night, which was great as it meant the noise level was low enough so that we could have good conversations over dinner. We sampled several things from the menu across the spectrum from appetizers to desserts and found everything delicious and well prepared. Highlights included the green beans (cooked perfectly, with a crisp bite) and the pepper scallops. It was a great place to relax and enjoy a romantic meal.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! We enjoyed every minute of our dinner at Wild Ginger. 

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved our table by the window. We liked the variety on the food and bar menu.

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  21. JamesC

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neighborhood is horrible but great restaurant! Delicious food

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  22. NancyB

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, and accommodating to our schedule, as we were headed to a show after dinner!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Fiancée and I had an amazing experience. The food was fantastic and David our server went above and beyond. He had great recommendations, I actually ended up switching my order due to his input and was happy that I did. The food came out in less than 10 minutes and was amazing. The manager came over to check on us and we told him we just just got engaged. They provided desert and champagne. It was truly a special experience and I’d recommend this place to any and all!

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  24. CurtisD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth the drive from Bellingham. Great staff. Excellent/fresh food - quickly to our table.

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  25. Fabrication

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous. From the moment we walked in the door! Service was friendly and top notch. Menu was not limited, a great variety for everyone at our table. Cocktails were good as well. I would highly recommend.

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  26. JenniferB

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff seemed genuinely delighted that I was a first-time guest, and honored I chose them. Concierge was concerned about my safety walking at night and encouraged me to call an Uber. Food was unique, and some of the best I have ever eaten.

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  27. LiFo

    Portland

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our table was ready and the server was friendly. We began with a round of cocktails and 3 appetizers. Drinks took nearly 15 minutes, as we were informed "the bar is swamped". We followed by choosing 3 entrees and string beans, coupled with a bottle of wine. I requested a glass of a different type since I only drink white. Mine arrived as we were finishing dinner. We all agreed that the potstickers were the BEST we'd ever had! Seabass lettuce wraps had a nice spice! The Fragrant Duck however, a HUGE disappointment- it was 6 tiny bites, dry and flavorless with a gristle texture. The bao buns and sauce were nice. This was probably my 8th time dining at Wild Ginger and always look forward to this signature dish. To be fair, we didn't mention our dissatisfaction to the Server. Beef dish was flavorful, butter chicken very good and pad thai had great flavor, albeit the noodles were way overcooked. Wild Ginger has always been top of my list when visiting Seattle and I'll definitely return. It just fell a bit short this time around.

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  28. TedF

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Waitress was very friendly and helpful in making menu suggestions, especially concerning gluten free items and options. Food was excellent. The setting was nice. Food is quite expensive and paid 13 dollars for a tiny cocktail.

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  29. cindiz

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    I’m guessing they do not have different zones for their airflow because we had cold air blasting on us and our waitress told us wait until the second level gets filled up and then it will be warmer down here. We did question her we told her we were chili When you come in the front door. The left side of the restaurant is a lot colder than the right side. But lesson learned next time I’ll ask for the right side for my reservation. Food was fabulous as always. My only constructive feedback would be once we ordered and got stuff delivered. No one ever came back and said, do you need anything how are things going? Until it was time to maybe go get the dessert order to up the bill which ups there Tip. But I get it staff is short, but it was very scheduled, black-and-white, no warm, fuzzy not sure of the right word I’m looking for, but very programmed, so might as well have AI

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  30. NickH

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The quality of food was very good and the service was professional and attentive.

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  31. HHandT

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, I will definitely be back next time I’m in Seattle!

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  32. SeaOtter

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, amazing service and ambience! Entrees are large enough to share. Tapioca was to die for!

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  33. KimberlyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was exceptional and the food was delicious.

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  34. nrdb11

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Vegetarian food was surprisingly spicy, there was no warning by the waiters or the menu. Also freezing in the restaurant.

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  35. jenjen

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We happened to go on a very busy Sunday evening and even with a reservation we couldn’t be seated in time to order and eat our meal before we had to leave for a performance. Very disappointing. Staff was apologetic. Appears they are understaffed or accepted too many walk-ins?

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  36. JanieD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    We let the hostess know we had tickets for a show next door in 1hr 15 min when we were seated. Despite this, our service was extremely slow. It took @ 30 min to get a glass of wine, my water glass stood empty for at least that long and we only received our apps and 2 dishes out of the 5 we ordered before we had to leave for the show. The crazy thing is that we ordered two of the same thing, yet only received 1 of the order. We did get 2 big bowls of rice. The food we had was delicious, just not enough of it.

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  37. barbarac

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    We came for a pre-performance dinner, and even though we asked our server if our selections would be doable in that timeframe, our food was not ready for us to eat and attend the show. We had to cancel one dish since it hadn’t been prepared - and this was an hour after we arrived. Everything was delicious, and the front-of-house staff was great, but I wish they would be better at either getting food to the table or setting expectations with diners, especially since they are next door to Benaroya.

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  38. xofoodie

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had not been here since the pandemic. Coming back was a phenomenal experience. This place put Asian fusion on the map in Seattle and has never looked back. I would return again without question.

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  39. joannak

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Courtney was a lovely server dealing with what was clearly a way busier Saturday night than expected. Food was extraordinary and moderately priced for the quality you get!

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  40. 206McA

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Busy restuarant - pre-symphony goers maybe? Service was not up to par. Waited about 20 minutes for cocktails to be delivered, and no check in by server.. maybe other staff called out?

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle is rated 4.6 stars by 5969 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Google Map for Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle

1401 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Union Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Thai, Chinese
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking is available at several garages in the area. The closest one is on 2nd Ave and Union Street. Take the elevator down to the first floor of the garage and take a left on 2nd Ave as you exit. Take an immediate left on Union St, and then a left on 3rd Ave. We are the first business on the left. Please call 206-623-4450 with any questions.
  • Public transit
    Major bus line is right out front on 3rd Avenue.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Kevin Chiang
  • Entertainment
    Check out The Triple Door right next door to us on Union Street for live bands and performances every night.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 623-4450
  • 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.
  • Private party facilities
    Wild Ginger Seattle is the ideal location for special celebrations, exclusive and fully private luncheons, meetings, and VIP dinners with discreet and personal service. Four adjoining rooms that can individually accommodate up to 16 guests, or can be connected for groups of up to 64 guests. These ro
  • Private party contact
    Private Events Coordinator: (206) 838-4312
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