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Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle, Seattle, WA

Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle

4.5
4.5
5339 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 18 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Thai, Chinese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 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

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What 5,339 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service. Highly recommend.
  2. DL

    DougL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had dinner before attending the Theater. Food and service were excellent!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Sadly it’s not what it used to be, feel so bad because wild Ginger was always a favorite. Possible another outcome of the pandemic
  4. MR

    MichelleR

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food experience. Service was excellent. Fun atmosphere.
  5. IV

    ImehanaV

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredibly flavorful we really loved the sea bass. Hope I can go there again next time I head to Seattle. Our server was very attentive and we had a great time!
  6. PD

    PamD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat. We love their food and how it is prepared. This round they did not offer the fresh spring rolls in rice paper - which was a bummer as that was one of my favorites. I had the SeaBass which was prepared awesomely. My husband had the chicken PadThai and throughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend the Wild Ginger.
  7. F

    Fancybee

    Seattle

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the potstickers as an appetizer. Delicious. And just enough for two. For dinner, we ordered the Chinese sausage and shrimp fried rice and the Thai seafood noodles. Both were scrumptious! We had enough remaining to bring some home.
  8. RK

    RobertK

    Portland

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Excellent service and great food.
  9. EW

    ElizabethW

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    It was just a lovely meal from start to finish
  10. F

    Foodie

    Seattle

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The egg rolls were over done and didn't have much inside. We had four people, but the three rolls did not come out cut. It seemed a major ordeal for them to be cut. The scallops were over seasoned and over cooked. The beef was also over cooked. The sea bass was buried deep in seasoning but was soggy. It needed a hard sear first. This used to be an amazing restaurant. We are sorry that the kitchen has lost it's way.
  11. AR

    AndyR

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was slow and inconsistent. One of the main dishes arrived 15 minutes after the rest of the table. Gluten free options have been significantly reduced.
  12. AC

    ACrenshaw

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wild Ginger has always been our go to place downtown. We have not been in 5 years. It was heartbreaking to see the broken windows with the wood replacements. That being said, the restaurant was clean and welcoming. Our waitress Arriana, was efficient and kind. The food was great.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The Wilder Ginger of old is gone. Presume inability to get help results in the poor atmosphere. Service was slow - absent to begin with. I feel for the people working there - both the new folks and the long time employees, but going to Wild Ginger Downtown is no longer special.
  14. DH

    DesireeH

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    This location has changed for the worse. We sat down at 5:20 p.m. 10 minutes later a homeless man began to kick, roar, scream explitives and disrupt our dinner for about 35 minutes. The staff had to lock the doors, patrons were forced to watch as family members were trying to get in but also stay safe. The entire incident was horrible. The food was delayed in spite of both of our orders being placed at the same time. No communication from the staff about the delay occurred bc they were watching the commotion. It was very unpleasant. The location has most of the windows boarded up due to rocks being thrown into the restaurant. The food is good but not as good as 10 years ago.
  15. KE

    KristineE

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is delicious. A pretty busy place so service can be a little spotty. We were still in and out in 1 hour 15 minutes. Plenty of time to make our show at the 5th Avenue. Highly recommend!!
  16. LP

    LisaP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Excellent food and friendly staff however, the area surrounding the restaurant is overrun with people smoking crack on the sidewalk and mentally disturbed people. When we arrived, we had to wait to enter because there was an altercation in front of the door and the restaurant staff quickly ushered us in and locked the door behind us. After we were seated, one of the men involved in the altercation came back and was banging extremely loudly on the door and windows trying to break the glass for about 10 minutes. He was screaming about the illuminati and exposed himself to the staff at the front of the restaurant. Management and the staff quickly alerted the police and remained at the front of the restaurant to restrain the man in case he was able to break in. The man was ultimately arrested but we were sitting at the front of the restaurant so this was a very scary experience for my young daughter to witness. I think that the management did the best they could to handle the situation but I would not recommend the location for families with young children because of the surrounding area. If you do go here, avoid 3rd and Pike, especially the west side of the street and follow the parking directions provided by the restaurant. As I stated before, the food was really delicious so hopefully more can be done by the city to help businesses in this area not be overrun by drugs and violence.
  17. j

    jane

    Seattle

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Outstanding food. Very tasty vegan options.
  18. CL

    CherylL

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    I have been to Wild Ginger before but was honestly shocked at how rough (open drug use and garbage) the blocks surrounding the restaurant have gotten. I am not blind to this in Seattle in general but this was definitely one of the worst blocks we walked through the entire day. We were seated at the front of the restaurant where the floor to ceiling window had been broken and boarded up. The glass was still in the trays at the bottom of the window. And then there was some sort of very loud banging/altercation at the door after we were seated. It was out of our line of sight and I didn’t think it kind for me to get up and gawk, but I could see that others were very uncomfortable. None of the servers addressed it with their customers. I was actually to the point of looking for exits. Cops and ambulances with sirens blaring passed by multiple times. The food was really delicious but could not compensate for the sketchy vibes or slow bar service. We ordered a second round of drinks before dinner and the arrived after we finished eating. Overall pretty disappointed and would definitely suggest that anyone visiting Seattle and looking for a good meal to go to a location that is in a safer and cleaner area.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    From the first point of contact each individual was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and so flavorful - we went with the recommendations, the sea bass jicama wrap appetizer, 2 entrees, duck and noodles and 2 desserts - plus the Cheluer Cellers wine.
  20. FH

    FrancisHuy

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good Foof courteous service
  21. CF

    ChrissieF

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Waitress was lovely. Food was good but not amazing. I have had much better Asian food at local places back home. The real issue is the location of this restaurant. We walked from our hotel and had to pass approximately 30 drug addicts on the street leading up to the restaurant. We almost bailed on our reservation and went somewhere else. Inside needs some help with the ambiance/lighting.
  22. JS

    JulieS

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection as usual! Service was outstanding! Drinks and food absolutely delicious. Atmosphere always stellar.
  23. R

    Rich

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hadn't been to Wild Ginger since pre-Covid. The food and service was absolutely superb as always!
  24. g

    goodeats

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Maybe it wa an off night for Wild Ginger but our service wasn't up to their usual standards and the chicken satay wasn't very good nor was my seafood noodles. Still love their spring rolls and green beans. Looked like others were enjoying their meals. Been many times so I will return.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was great.
  26. j

    julies

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous dinner there before seeing a play last night. We were 1/2 hour late due to horrible traffic and an Uber snafu and they were very gracious and it was no problem. We were just a party of 2 and ordered way too much food but that meant TONS of left overs. Can’t wait to go back to try more menu items. The butter chicken….Omg
  27. K

    Katlin

    San Joaquin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was wary walking to the restaurant but once we walked inside the ambiance was perfect and the smell of food was amazing! Delicious food and great service! We left happy and full! Thank you!
  28. D

    Dmarie

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Meal was jusy blaa. Somehow our entrees cane out scary fast (like everything must have been pre-made fast) before our drinks and appetizers. Everything was ok not terrible but not good enough to return. Bummer, had high hopes
  29. RD

    RandyD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service in a wonderful atmosphere.
  30. DF

    DonnaF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and served hot which you don't often get. Our waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. She was accommodating to our time frame as we were catching a play after dinner. Will definitely be back and recommend Wild Ginger to our friends!
  31. SS

    SeattleSong

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It has been a few years since I dined at Wild Ginger. The menu is more streamlined but the offerings all sounded delicious. The spring roll appetizer was nice. My main was Thai Seafood Noodle and was excellent. My friends had Chicken Pad Thai which was also quite good. Wine selection was nice. Very friendly staff.
  32. AR

    AnneR

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service impeccable, with a smile and very helpful. Food was very good.
  33. AN

    ANNEM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food-quiet so nice for group. Waiter did not make it clear it was family style so we ordered too much.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck entree was awesome. Another in my party was impressed with the green curry dish. Overall, a nice dining experience
  35. CG

    ChrissyG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a phenomenal experience dining at Wild Ginger - Downtown. The food was incredible and our server Alex made our dinner all the more enjoyable with great service! I highly recommend trying the Siam lettuce cups and fragrant duck. You won’t be disappointed dining here!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food too salty.
  37. SM

    StephanieM

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy the downtown Seattle location has reopened. It's the perfect pre-concert locale, and it was just as delicious as ever.
  38. CF

    ClaireF

    Grand Rapids

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu is full of options that are amazing the Seven Element soup is a must!!!! For our entrees we had the seven flavor beef and Angkor wat chicken both amazing and a lot of food!!! If you're lucky Trent will be your server and I promise you're in great hands!!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I always go to the &
  40. CD

    CristinaD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, friendly and helpful staff. We very much enjoyed our meal and would recommend to anyone.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle is rated 4.5 stars by 5339 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 18 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 Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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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