Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle

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$31 to $50
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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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good times

L
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our server was very nice but everyone else was surly and abrupt. The food was good but not what I remember from when we were regulars. Running the gauntlet of homeless people makes it less than desirable.

K
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Despite a smaller turnout for a Saturday night than you would normally see due to current events going on in King County and elsewhere around the country, the restaurant provided delicious food made from fresh ingredients.

BA
Seattle
55 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife ad I had a wonderful pre-symphony concert dinner. Food was excellent -- especially liked the Fragrant Duck which we had as an appetizer. Excellent Service!

CM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and a stellar space for a work dinner meeting.

GM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Our server was very helpful and engaging as we made our food selections. Will definitely return.

L
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. Great food, friendly wait staff. All in all great experience.

r
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service is always good here. My personal favorite on the menu is the duck, I can’t go to Wild Ginger for dinner without ordering it. It is always cooked to perfection!

RH
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got a good table by the window looking out at Benaroya Hall; our waiter was excellent ; the food was delicious and plentiful. We were happy campers.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When in Seattle, always the go-to restaurant!

B
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wild Ginger has been one of my favorite restaurants for as long as I can remember. Also, It's right across from Benaroya Hall, so when I go to the symphony or other events, I almost always eat at Wild Ginger first. I can't recommend it highly enough.

P
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and yummy cocktails!
Downside was noise level.
Good service.

FD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service, tasty variety of foods and great wine choices.
We are ready for our next visit with family and friends

SW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Too noisy. It took 30 minutes to get our drinks, but in their favor they gave us complimentary desserts. Three of the dinners were good, but the Pad Thai was disappointing. Prefer the larger noodles. Too many other good restaurants to choose from. Wild Ginger has become too large.

B
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good soup. Tasty and perfect for the time of the day.

h
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I have eaten at Wild Ginger for years and each experience has been memorable for all the best reasons. Unfortunately, not so today. We came for a later lunch so many tables were well into their meals.
Our servers were acceptable but I had to ask a bus boy for a refill of tea- the servers timing for check the table was off.
We had to ask for clean plates for our meal after satay.
The understudy server was the one to notice and immediately apologized and replaced them, not her server instructor.
The entrees in the past have been beautiful to behold - plated so nicely and always hot. today it was dry cold brown rice in a bowl and expensive scallops plopped on a plate, also cold, with no garnish that was my entree.

This is not their standard I have come to know and appreciate...

RL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very crowded with concert goers when we first got there but they handled it perfect

FW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been loyal fans since Wild Ginger opened on Western - food & fun never disappoints! Best duck in town.

RL
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The staff was a bit slow with orders as was the bringing of food.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Disappointing. Poor service. Long waits between dishes and cold food brought out. Overcooked, rubbery duck. Not the Wild Ginger we knew and loved

DB
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A bit pricey...although you can count on great, consistent food from one time to the next.

DL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Made reservations over a month ago. Was put in the corner upstairs with my guest before the Brandi Carlie concert Sunday evening. Server as helpful as could be but the tables are very crammed together only two servers . We were first in at 5:00 and we had to ask for the check and take out boxes as other guest already had their checks and were leaving. We shouldn’t have had to be crammed in the corner and ignored because not enough room to get around the tables and serve properly.

CA
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. It has been a favorite for many years. The food is incredible, the drinks are lovely and the staff is attentive. I would highly recommend this restaurant to all.

s
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I haven't been to Wild Ginger for a long time and it was not nearly as good as it was in the past. It was amazing in the past and this trip was very ordinary. Priced as though it was still excellent but it wasn't. We were greatly disappointed.

MO
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting, great food, nice wait-staff, but I felt like I has to yell to be heard the entire meal which was exhausting/unpleasant.

KG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was a little slow with a Brandi Carlile concert about to start but otherwise our food was very nice.

KH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We arrived for our 6:00pm reservation at 6:03pm. We didn't get our food delivered to our table until 7:40. Our second round of drinks were completely forgotten about. We missed the opening act to the show we were going to see. I will never go to Wild Ginger prior to an event at Benaroya Hall in the future.

S
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sharing 7 different plates with six people was delicious and fun. Everything was fresh, prepared flavorfully and presented with care. We loved our experience.

F
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Great service. Delicious drinks and food that was out of this world! Everything we ordered was superb! What a wonderful experience!

HB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sommelier was very helpful and friendly. Nice experience.

MC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service was terrible. I know it was a busy night but they should of been more prepared in my opinion. Our server forgot our drinks, the food was good but the server then said she would bring our drinks free of charge. Finally got them....then we waited and waited for the check. We finally went to the bar to ask for our check and the drinks were on the check. By that time I just wanted to leave and not ask for the drinks to be taken off. Very disappointing experience.

JS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck appetizers are the best but all the food is good.

DK
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our dinner was good. Our drinks got lost and did not arrive until we had our appetizer and had to track them down.
It seemed they were understaffed wth inexperienced servers. The service took away from a good meal and ambience. We might try another Restaurant next time.

DH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! Wild Ginger is our go-to downtown restaurant.

JK
Portland
1 review