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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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Private Dining

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

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (105)
Creative Cuisine (90)
Special Occasion (74)
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Fit for Foodies (74)
Good for a Date (65)
Good Vegetarian Options (55)
Business Meals (50)
Good for Groups (50)
Good for Birthdays (50)
Great for Lunch (44)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Authentic (40)
Casual (40)
Romantic (39)
Spicy (39)
Healthy (38)
Worth the Drive (35)
Notable Wine List (33)
Fun (31)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Local Ingredients (22)
Gluten Free Options (20)
Hot Spot (19)
Cozy (17)
Vegan (17)
People Watching (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Tapas (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Organic (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Seasonal (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined a day ago

Great food! Great service!

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 (Seattle)·Dined a day ago

Server was attentive. Food was very good. Only complaint was I was charged $20 for a $12 glass of wine. Server fixed the bill once I pointed out his error.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was nothing special and didn’t equate to the price tag. The wine list was subpar for an “award-winning wine list”, and the craft cocktails we have were disappointing. This place stays really busy so they must be doing something really well but I wasn’t impressed by our Seattle dining experience unfortunately.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was very slow to start. After ten minutes without being acknowledged, no water, no offer of a drink, I got up to find someone to wait on us. And it was before the restaurant filled up.

Given that beginning, I told the server our time constraints. However we got our bill after the time we needed to leave.

Food was delicious as always.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We ordered the chicken wings, princess prawns, lamb skewers, and wagyu beef. The lamb skewers and wagyu beef are not on their regular menu but it was by far the best I have ever tasted. The lamb skewers were juicy and soft. The wagyu beef was spicy and full of flavor. I didn’t think much of the wings but my wife really loved it.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentines Date

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Seated promptly. Pleasant service. Uninspired food. Have enjoyed Wild Ginger very much in the past but on recent visits, it’s just been not that good. Mediocre quality at moderately high prices. Will pass on Wild Ginger in the future.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Always aware of the clients evening commitments and courtesy is tops. Always go away feeling healthy and not "over fed". Quality vs quantity. Love the architecture of the restaurant with several smaller areas and the high ceiling does not exaggerate the noise level.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Healthy
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·Dined 4 days ago

The Kobe steak 🥩 skewers was excellent and my girlfriend had the 7 flavors beef 🥩 with brown rice. Beef was salty. Other than all that salt, over it was a great valentine day lunch

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

We ordered the bass lettuce cup as an appetizer, and sea bass and passion tofu as entries for the two of us. All three dishes were very tasty. I always get the sea bass entry, never disappoint. We wrap up the night w coffee and red velvet cheesecake. Delicious! Highly recommend Wild Ginger Seattle, especially if u r going to an eve show next door .

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·Dined 4 days ago

ALWAYS GREAT FOOD...SERVICE WAS WONDERFUL AND THE BACK ROOM WAS QUIET

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

Always good service and good food, interesting menu. Very nice for after a trip to the Art Museum, the symphony, a lecture, or whatever you've been doing in our Seattle downtown area. Don't forget the potstickers when you order!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Much too noisy. It's a busy, popular downtown restaurant. Not a great environment for digesting a meal. The noise takes precedence over the food and trying to listen to each other.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Four of us shared 4 entrees. Arrived at 5:00 to get great seating. All of the dishes were outstanding & we got in on the happy hour wine and beer!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We tried 4 different items on the menu and all were fabulous. Good value for the great quality.
Food arrived quickly even when very busy.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Our reservation was right on time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Prices on wine list are outrageous. Next time, I'll bring my own & pay corkage.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Luv this place

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Amazing waiter and great tasting entrees! Definitely visiting again for a business lunch.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Tapas, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

A Shadow of What Once Was
What a disappointment! I didn't discover Wild Ginger until 2006, when business began to bring me to Seattle several times a year. It immediately became a favorite for its extensive and varied menu and its great vibe. Having hyped it up to my spouse as a key element of a recent weekend trip, I was crestfallen. Most of the dishes I was looking forward to were removed from the menu when it shrank so dramatically a few years ago. Because every prior visit was so rewarding, I didn't think to look at current reviews. This experience taught me a lesson: Even the very best can fall; ALWAYS check the latest reviews.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 4, 2018

My wife and I chose Wild Ginger as the location to celebrate our recent home sale and move to Seattle. Excellent restaurant with multiple food and drink choices. The quality and service are second to none. ALWAYS ORDER THE SCALLOPS.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Seated quickly with reservation, good service, delicious food.

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very good food and the staff are very cheerful and helpful

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing food, cocktails and huge wine selection. The high ceilings helped keep the noise level down.
Wait staff very helpful with suggestions. The duck with steamed buns, green papaya salad and noodle dishes were great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

One of my favorite downtown locales. Consistently good. Service was excellent, and the wine list was high quality.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were truly disappointed in this return visit after a couple of years, coming from out of town (La Conner) for dinner prior to the symphony. We ordered two of the "favorites" - the scallops were OK but not exceptional, and the duck was dry and relatively tasteless. The noise level was over the top. Overall, an unpleasant and expensive experience for what we received.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was uneven. A couple of satays were delicious; one of the starters (a Nam spring roll) was bland and uninteresting. Entrees were fine; not amazing but certainly flavorful.

The service was uneven. Friendly enough, but also somewhat cold and inattentive at times. We received other people’s orders, had the wine menu taken away before we could order from it (an assumption on our server’s part), and went many minutes without seeing our server. When he was in our vicinity and we caught his eye he didn’t respond for quite a while.

We enjoyed ourselves, the setting was conducive to conversation, the food was mostly fine ... But after having heard how amazing Wild Ginger is I can’t say that’s my end impression.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Lovely lunch! Prawn/lobster wonton soup was exquisite and the papaya salad one of the best I ever had!

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Lunch for 6 people who drank water with 15% tip came to $144. They did have a few gluten free options that helped since one in our party has Celiac Disease. I had a chicken bone in my lunch, pointed it out to the server, she didn't really care. Food was tasty but expensive, probably will not go back, service was meh.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

We were seated in what clearly was the shortcut for many of the wait staff. My wife was repeatedly bumped in the back, even after complaining and having the waiter ask his staff to not use the little space between her and the pillar. They finally scooted our table into the clear. The mussels were colder than the rest my dish and yet I was served several minutes before my date got her plated. Not the best dining experience.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was way to salty, over ruled all other flavors.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Our service was less than stellar. The potstickers were delicious, but my pasta dish was pretty average.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Wild Ginger is not what it used to be, or maybe it was always average and now the Seattle restaurant scene has outgrown its chops. Anyway, it had been a while since I had been and it was extremely overpriced for what it was serving. Go to Monsoon and get better food at a better price with better service. If you’re going to a show at BH across the street, then this will suffice no doubt.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great spot for a pre-concert dinner with long time friends. Server (Joe) was attentive without being intrusive, and he clearly knew and described menu items very well. Food was shared, family style ... came out as it was completed so we had an ongoing smorgasbord of asian inspired dishes. Drinks were good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Late on reservation time. Slow on first service. Fast on bringing food before apps were done. Kind of strange service experience for a place like this.

Food was great. Didn’t get rice with curry without ordering on the side, which is per the menu.

So...kind of weird experience for the finer side of dining.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 31, 2018

From the minute that we (5 friends going to the Benaroya for National Geographic Live!) arrived for an early dinner to the time we departed for our performance, we were coddled, pampered and given superb service of amazingly diversified food. From the Pepper Scallops (divine) to the Mongolian noodles (perfectly done with an amazing sauce. We had a bottle of Willamette Pinot Noir, reasonably priced, that perfectly suited the Asian dishes. Best of all, however, was the service; supportive but not intrusive. Thank you Wild Ginger, we will back again, again and again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Wild Ginger never disappoints. Consistently excellent through the years, even as the crowds grow. We appreciate the attention to timing when we must get to a show next door.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Healthy
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great vegan options. Very flavorful!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We were seated promptly at our reservation time. The server took a couple minutes to get to us, we could see that it was a busy night, even for a Monday. When she did serve us, she was on point, helpful but not obtrusive. We told her we needed to be at the show downstairs at 7:30, and she made it happen. The Kobe satay was delicious. The two skewers were prepared perfectly, and served fork tender, these are our new favorite. The noodles dish (something something fun) was great, with nice wide noodles, lots of sprouts, and flavorful all the way through. We had a blackberry ginger iced tea, and a mango Palmer, both drinks were alcohol-free and delicious, could have served as appetizers. Our food was brought to us tapas-style, so we were just finished with the Kobe skewers when the noodles arrived. Nice to enjoy each dish while still fresh from the grill rather than growing cold on our table. All in all, a great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Birthday dinner

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