Blue Ginger

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Blue ginger is a must for special occasions, it is on the expensive side but you will not be dissapointed!

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★★★★★

Blue ginger is a must for special occasions, it is on the expensive side but you will not be dissapointed!

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My husband and I had an excellent night at Blue Ginger last night. We have been there a few times now, and the food is always amazing. We have tried a different appetizer/entree each time and have loved every one of them. You can't make

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★★★★★

My husband and I had an excellent night at Blue Ginger last night. We have been there a few times now, and the food is always amazing. We have tried a different appetizer/entree each time and have loved every one of them. You can't make

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I have been to Blue Ginger on many occasions and prefer lunch to dinner for value. It is always crowded and the wait can be forever. The staff does have an attitude of sorts that I attribute to the "line at the door" factor, i.e. you do

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★★★★★

I have been to Blue Ginger on many occasions and prefer lunch to dinner for value. It is always crowded and the wait can be forever. The staff does have an attitude of sorts that I attribute to the "line at the door" factor, i.e. you do

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wanted to share my ultra-disapointing experience on the heels of several recent reviews that also describe a decent meal spoiled by arrogant attitude of the restaurant staff. Dined here last a couple of years ago with my parents and 2 very-well behaved teenage boys. right away we got attitude from the staff - first they iognored us, taking 30 minutes before taking our order, then when we inquired about our entrees after another 30 minute wait after appetizers, were quickly rebuked by the manager who said, "sorry -most our diners don't bring children and prefer to take their time enjoying the dining experience here" baarf! our kids could have taught the snooty manager a thing or two about basic courtesy...Ming needs to get a clue as to how his showcase is presenting an attitude that won't stand the test of time as chefs who appreciate their customers will whiz by him (as is alreayd happening) - wake up ming and smell the mustard

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★★☆☆☆

wanted to share my ultra-disapointing experience on the heels of several recent reviews that also describe a decent meal spoiled by arrogant attitude of the restaurant staff. Dined here last a couple of years ago with my parents and 2 very-well behaved teenage boys. right away we got attitude from the staff - first they iognored us, taking 30 minutes before taking our order, then when we inquired about our entrees after another 30 minute wait after appetizers, were quickly rebuked by the manager who said, "sorry -most our diners don't bring children and prefer to take their time enjoying the dining experience here" baarf! our kids could have taught the snooty manager a thing or two about basic courtesy...Ming needs to get a clue as to how his showcase is presenting an attitude that won't stand the test of time as chefs who appreciate their customers will whiz by him (as is alreayd happening) - wake up ming and smell the mustard

Pros: good food

Cons: bad attitude - arrogance ++

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We always go here when we have a special occassion to celebrate. It can be difficult to get a reservation and place is pricey but the food is outstandiing.

5
★★★★★

We always go here when we have a special occassion to celebrate. It can be difficult to get a reservation and place is pricey but the food is outstandiing.

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The dish was Scallops in a Polynesian sauce with mixed vegetables. The sauce reminded me of a less-tasty version of French's Mustard. Thank god the portion was small so that I could choke it down with water and not alert my dinner host (who had been looking forward to coming here). If I hadn't been an invited guest, I would have sent the meal back. if I had cooked this at home, I would have thrown it in the trash.
I contacted Blue Ginger General Manager the next day and asked if the chef may have made an error while preparing the dish. She brusquely put me off and said: "how can you compare our food to something as pedestrian as French's Mustard?"

If this restaurant were a pop song, it would have parenthetical titles next to its name: Blue Ginger (The Emporer's New Clothes).

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★☆☆☆☆

The dish was Scallops in a Polynesian sauce with mixed vegetables. The sauce reminded me of a less-tasty version of French's Mustard. Thank god the portion was small so that I could choke it down with water and not alert my dinner host (who had been looking forward to coming here). If I hadn't been an invited guest, I would have sent the meal back. if I had cooked this at home, I would have thrown it in the trash.
I contacted Blue Ginger General Manager the next day and asked if the chef may have made an error while preparing the dish. She brusquely put me off and said: "how can you compare our food to something as pedestrian as French's Mustard?"

If this restaurant were a pop song, it would have parenthetical titles next to its name: Blue Ginger (The Emporer's New Clothes).

Pros: None

Cons: Overpriced, food not tasty

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I normally don't write reviews but I feel it's important to write this one. We have been to Blue Ginger many times...particularly for special occasions. I've yet to have a bad meal and tonight's meal was wonderful as well. However, when I made my reservations I was asked if this was a special occasion and I replied, "Yes, our friends special anniversary". Upon entering the restaurant, I approached the hostess and again mentioned that our friends are celebrating their special anniversary and asked if she would relay the message to our table wait staff. "Not a problem", she said. We ordered several desserts and I was very disappointed that all my efforts, my request was ignored. I left the restaurant quite sad and apologized to our guests. I will admit that I was delighted to see the restaurant filled on a Tuesday evening in a bad economy...but negligence is unacceptable!

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★★★☆☆

I normally don't write reviews but I feel it's important to write this one. We have been to Blue Ginger many times...particularly for special occasions. I've yet to have a bad meal and tonight's meal was wonderful as well. However, when I made my reservations I was asked if this was a special occasion and I replied, "Yes, our friends special anniversary". Upon entering the restaurant, I approached the hostess and again mentioned that our friends are celebrating their special anniversary and asked if she would relay the message to our table wait staff. "Not a problem", she said. We ordered several desserts and I was very disappointed that all my efforts, my request was ignored. I left the restaurant quite sad and apologized to our guests. I will admit that I was delighted to see the restaurant filled on a Tuesday evening in a bad economy...but negligence is unacceptable!

Cons: Not acknowledged a special occasion

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Truly a let down. Staff was unfriendly and cold, food was average at best. I do not know why they are so busy becuase no one really cares that you are there and absolutely no one cares if you do not enjoy your meal even when you leave you entire dish in front of you untouched. Maxwells 148 is about 2 miles away right past Wellesley College on Rt 135 and 10 times better.

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★☆☆☆☆

Truly a let down. Staff was unfriendly and cold, food was average at best. I do not know why they are so busy becuase no one really cares that you are there and absolutely no one cares if you do not enjoy your meal even when you leave you entire dish in front of you untouched. Maxwells 148 is about 2 miles away right past Wellesley College on Rt 135 and 10 times better.

Pros: Pretty

Cons: Loud, less than average food and terrible service

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Went here 5 years ago for a first date and had been excited to go because I had heard wonderful things about this place. The food was not good back then and has not improved as of my visit last night, either.
I am a fan of Ming's tv show, and the recipes on it are always great. Somehow, the restaurant just doesn't live up to Ming's reputation.
Yes, the Butterfish is good. Maybe even very good. And my Vanilla mint cream soda was fabulous- my favorite part of the meal. The staff is great, too.
But the Tuna tartare appetizer was one of the most tasteless dishes I've ever had, and the sauce served with the calamari was pretty foul.
I really hope he revamps the menu or figures out how to make this place works as the type of food is promising and I love the restaurant's location.

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★★☆☆☆

Went here 5 years ago for a first date and had been excited to go because I had heard wonderful things about this place. The food was not good back then and has not improved as of my visit last night, either.
I am a fan of Ming's tv show, and the recipes on it are always great. Somehow, the restaurant just doesn't live up to Ming's reputation.
Yes, the Butterfish is good. Maybe even very good. And my Vanilla mint cream soda was fabulous- my favorite part of the meal. The staff is great, too.
But the Tuna tartare appetizer was one of the most tasteless dishes I've ever had, and the sauce served with the calamari was pretty foul.
I really hope he revamps the menu or figures out how to make this place works as the type of food is promising and I love the restaurant's location.

Pros: decor, location, staff

Cons: food tastes horrible

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Always a fan of Ming's TV shows, a couple of friends and I decided to trek out to Blue Ginger before I left Boston. We were promptly seated as it was a weeknight and the place wasn't too busy. However, the first thing we noticed after sitting down was the outdated and non-descriptive decor. It reminded us more of a typical suburban establishment rather than a highly touted culinary destination. The food did not impress neither: my table ordered the tasting menu of 5 courses, of which only the butterfish got a consensus of delicious from the table. The tuna tartare was something you could have had anywhere. Although I enjoyed the Foie Gras shumai, the accompanying broth with shallot was way over-seasoned. The other dishes--which included a lobster filled fried wonton and Surf and Turf--were unimpressive. The plating and presentation were something out of your average TGIF--uncoordinated and uninventive. The creme brulee dessert weren't set properly neither, wrapping up a disappointing dinner overall.
If it wasn't for the Blue Ginger name and high expectation that came with it, a restaurant of this caliber would probably gotten 3 stars--or an average rating. However, with Ming's success in the media, I was expecting more from his flagship establishment. Please, Ming, do something about the decor and improve the dishes. You can ride the name only for so long.

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★★☆☆☆

Always a fan of Ming's TV shows, a couple of friends and I decided to trek out to Blue Ginger before I left Boston. We were promptly seated as it was a weeknight and the place wasn't too busy. However, the first thing we noticed after sitting down was the outdated and non-descriptive decor. It reminded us more of a typical suburban establishment rather than a highly touted culinary destination. The food did not impress neither: my table ordered the tasting menu of 5 courses, of which only the butterfish got a consensus of delicious from the table. The tuna tartare was something you could have had anywhere. Although I enjoyed the Foie Gras shumai, the accompanying broth with shallot was way over-seasoned. The other dishes--which included a lobster filled fried wonton and Surf and Turf--were unimpressive. The plating and presentation were something out of your average TGIF--uncoordinated and uninventive. The creme brulee dessert weren't set properly neither, wrapping up a disappointing dinner overall.
If it wasn't for the Blue Ginger name and high expectation that came with it, a restaurant of this caliber would probably gotten 3 stars--or an average rating. However, with Ming's success in the media, I was expecting more from his flagship establishment. Please, Ming, do something about the decor and improve the dishes. You can ride the name only for so long.

Pros: Not much, other than the possibility of meeting a celebrity chef

Cons: decor, plating, quality

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I took my husband here for his birthday dinner...and everything about it was wonderful! We had the Alaskan Butterfish and Lobster dish and they were both amazing. I have never tasted anything quite as perfect as I did last night. Even the fried calamari with lime and cilantro dipping sauce was wonderful and tangy. It was one of the best meals of my life. The atmosphere was comfortable and romantic and the waitstaff was so friendly. My husband and I just left smiling and in a culinary bliss. It was also very exciting to see Ming mingle with the customers...he is so relaxed and pleasant and it definitely translates into his food and restaurant. I can't wait to return. I will be dreaming about my Alaskan butterfish until then.

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★★★★★

I took my husband here for his birthday dinner...and everything about it was wonderful! We had the Alaskan Butterfish and Lobster dish and they were both amazing. I have never tasted anything quite as perfect as I did last night. Even the fried calamari with lime and cilantro dipping sauce was wonderful and tangy. It was one of the best meals of my life. The atmosphere was comfortable and romantic and the waitstaff was so friendly. My husband and I just left smiling and in a culinary bliss. It was also very exciting to see Ming mingle with the customers...he is so relaxed and pleasant and it definitely translates into his food and restaurant. I can't wait to return. I will be dreaming about my Alaskan butterfish until then.

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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Don't believe the hype. Fine dining is about outstanding service, and sophisticated contrasting flavors with interesting textures; there should be a "Wow!" moment during the meal.

The food at Blue Ginger was absolutely disgusting - especially for a restaurant at this price point. Most of the flavors did not meld and the dishes were poorly composed. The Asian Lacquered Poussin was so dry, it was gritty, like particle board and we had to send it back. Ming Tsai should be ashamed that this even left his kitchen. The "signature: Garlic-Black Pepper Lobster was so overly salted, you could almost feel your lips pucker; if the lobster was sweet, it was overwhelmed by salt. Our only recommendation is to avoid Blue Ginger!

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★☆☆☆☆

Don't believe the hype. Fine dining is about outstanding service, and sophisticated contrasting flavors with interesting textures; there should be a "Wow!" moment during the meal.

The food at Blue Ginger was absolutely disgusting - especially for a restaurant at this price point. Most of the flavors did not meld and the dishes were poorly composed. The Asian Lacquered Poussin was so dry, it was gritty, like particle board and we had to send it back. Ming Tsai should be ashamed that this even left his kitchen. The "signature: Garlic-Black Pepper Lobster was so overly salted, you could almost feel your lips pucker; if the lobster was sweet, it was overwhelmed by salt. Our only recommendation is to avoid Blue Ginger!

Pros: Quick seating

Cons: Lousy food, horrid service

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You have seen this featured on tv. enjoy the fine tastes in the unique creations. highly recommended by family and friends. never a bad choice. excellent surroundings and staff.

5
★★★★★

You have seen this featured on tv. enjoy the fine tastes in the unique creations. highly recommended by family and friends. never a bad choice. excellent surroundings and staff.

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APPERTIZERS

Shiitake-Leek Springrolls with Three Chile Dipping Sauce were ok. A little on the salty side.
Ming?s Tea-Smoked Salmon & Beef Carpaccio with Fresh Wasabi Emulsion was delicious.
Hawaiian Bigeye Tuna Poke with Crispy Sushi Rice Cake & Peppercress-Tosaka Salad (Ming's version of tuna tartare). That was the best appetizer of all. Everyone ate it up & wanted more.

ENTREES

Sake-Miso Marinated Alaskan Butterfish - much smaller in portion than the others but was a very light, tasty fish.

Japanese Braised Pork Osso Bucco with Pickled Kabocha Squash Risotto - meat was very tender & flavorful.

New Zealand rRack of Organic Lamb with Roasted Garlic Demi-Glace - was good & didn't retain all of its usual gamey flavors.

Garlic-Black Pepper Lobster with Lemongrass Fried Rice - salad came w/ a perfect lemongrass dressing. The salad was amazing in flavor. The Fried Rice was good but was a little salty w/ the sauce it came on.

DESSERTS

Bittersweet Chocolate Cake w/ Cardamom ice cream - I don't enjoy Cardamom too much but it was a decent dessert overall.

Sesame Macadamia Caramel Nut Tart - this was absolutely wonderful. The tastes & flavors all came together.

Tahitian Vanilla Creme Brulee and Cookies - it was not overly sweet which is a plus. It was nice & smooth in texture. A very nice treat to the end of the meal.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Napolean was light & beautifully presented.

OVERALL, a great experience. We met Ming before dinner & he took a picture w/ us. He also chatted w/ us & recommened other places to eat in the Boston area. He was very nice & personable. I would definitely come back again for another special occassion event. Only gripe was that We had 8:45pm reservations but didn't get seated until 15-20 minutes afterwards, but the food more than made up for that.

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★★★★★

APPERTIZERS

Shiitake-Leek Springrolls with Three Chile Dipping Sauce were ok. A little on the salty side.
Ming?s Tea-Smoked Salmon & Beef Carpaccio with Fresh Wasabi Emulsion was delicious.
Hawaiian Bigeye Tuna Poke with Crispy Sushi Rice Cake & Peppercress-Tosaka Salad (Ming's version of tuna tartare). That was the best appetizer of all. Everyone ate it up & wanted more.

ENTREES

Sake-Miso Marinated Alaskan Butterfish - much smaller in portion than the others but was a very light, tasty fish.

Japanese Braised Pork Osso Bucco with Pickled Kabocha Squash Risotto - meat was very tender & flavorful.

New Zealand rRack of Organic Lamb with Roasted Garlic Demi-Glace - was good & didn't retain all of its usual gamey flavors.

Garlic-Black Pepper Lobster with Lemongrass Fried Rice - salad came w/ a perfect lemongrass dressing. The salad was amazing in flavor. The Fried Rice was good but was a little salty w/ the sauce it came on.

DESSERTS

Bittersweet Chocolate Cake w/ Cardamom ice cream - I don't enjoy Cardamom too much but it was a decent dessert overall.

Sesame Macadamia Caramel Nut Tart - this was absolutely wonderful. The tastes & flavors all came together.

Tahitian Vanilla Creme Brulee and Cookies - it was not overly sweet which is a plus. It was nice & smooth in texture. A very nice treat to the end of the meal.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Napolean was light & beautifully presented.

OVERALL, a great experience. We met Ming before dinner & he took a picture w/ us. He also chatted w/ us & recommened other places to eat in the Boston area. He was very nice & personable. I would definitely come back again for another special occassion event. Only gripe was that We had 8:45pm reservations but didn't get seated until 15-20 minutes afterwards, but the food more than made up for that.

Pros: tuna poke, open kitchen, desserts

Cons: wait time, make reservations

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Now that the restaurant is virtually twice its original size (as of 5/10/08), the restaurant will undoubtedly be noisier. However, most of the new space is located in the bar area and private dining areas. When I went to the re-opening last weekend, it was my third visit to Blue Ginger. I just have to say that all three times I have been there have been in my top ten dining experiences ever. I would first like to proclaim myself as an aspiring foodie, and have dined at some the finest restaurants in Paris, Venice, New York and Boston. That being said, Blue ginger has my absolute favorite tuna tartar. They use good quality tuna precisely cut, well flavored with citrus, and served on a unique and flavorful crispy rice cake. Boston's own Radius used to rival Blue Ginger's tartar, until I went and the tuna pieces were all still connected to each other by a string of fat. The foie gras dumplings are amazing, mild yet flavorful. I would also highly recommend the spring rolls, and even the panko-crusted buffalo shrimp (I bet you have never had a celery fry before). As all the other reviews state, the butterfish really is amazing. It literally melts in your mouth and is well marinated, yet still manages to retain some of the fish's flavor. More often than not, mild fish like this can be easily overpowered by sauces and seasoning, in which case why spend $38 dollars when you can just drink a bottle of teriyaki sauce for two dollars. The lamb is great. I once had a steak dish that has since been changed, but just goes to show that they can cook and season meat well. Every dish I have had was above average. The service is far above par, although the water guy wouldn't allow the water in my glass to go below the rim. Running out of space so: Great food and service; worth the price. May even get to meet the chef, who is a really nice guy.

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★★★★★

Now that the restaurant is virtually twice its original size (as of 5/10/08), the restaurant will undoubtedly be noisier. However, most of the new space is located in the bar area and private dining areas. When I went to the re-opening last weekend, it was my third visit to Blue Ginger. I just have to say that all three times I have been there have been in my top ten dining experiences ever. I would first like to proclaim myself as an aspiring foodie, and have dined at some the finest restaurants in Paris, Venice, New York and Boston. That being said, Blue ginger has my absolute favorite tuna tartar. They use good quality tuna precisely cut, well flavored with citrus, and served on a unique and flavorful crispy rice cake. Boston's own Radius used to rival Blue Ginger's tartar, until I went and the tuna pieces were all still connected to each other by a string of fat. The foie gras dumplings are amazing, mild yet flavorful. I would also highly recommend the spring rolls, and even the panko-crusted buffalo shrimp (I bet you have never had a celery fry before). As all the other reviews state, the butterfish really is amazing. It literally melts in your mouth and is well marinated, yet still manages to retain some of the fish's flavor. More often than not, mild fish like this can be easily overpowered by sauces and seasoning, in which case why spend $38 dollars when you can just drink a bottle of teriyaki sauce for two dollars. The lamb is great. I once had a steak dish that has since been changed, but just goes to show that they can cook and season meat well. Every dish I have had was above average. The service is far above par, although the water guy wouldn't allow the water in my glass to go below the rim. Running out of space so: Great food and service; worth the price. May even get to meet the chef, who is a really nice guy.

Pros: Food, Service, Chef actually present

Cons: Kitchen open to see. Don't like seeing my food prepared. Adds noise.

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After watching Ming for years on East Meets West and Simply Ming, I couldn't resist a field trip out to Wellesley on my first trip to Boston. My local hosts and I drove out about 30 minutes on a rainy Friday afternoon for lunch and found the restaurant not too crowded at all. Our waiter was very nice and responsive. This was probably due to the fact that, as I turned my head halfway through our meal, I spied Ming Tsai chatting up a table of lunching grannies. We started with the crispy calamari, which came with a delicious thai dipping sauce, and ordered the wok-stirred paella, schezuan pepper cheeseburger, and indonesian curry vegetables. We also ordered the fresh ginger ale, which was really good. It was the perfect balance of ginger, sweetness and carbonation. Definitely had to refill. All three dishes were very flavorful and the fusion flavors mixed blended together very well. I think the winner was the cheeseburger out of the 3 dishes. The roquefort cheese and pepper classed it up and made it really tasty. We even got Ming to stop by and chat a bit and take a picture. He is really the nicest guy. So the review may be biased by the latter experience, but I do think the food, while not being the best meal ever, was pretty darn good. Better than my experieces with Oliver and Collichio by far. We got away with an $80 bill for 3, which I think is pretty reasonable, and leftovers to satisfy another meal. Wish we had room for dessert. Try the restaurant for a weekday lunch to save $$ and waiting. I would definitely make another visit.

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★★★★★

After watching Ming for years on East Meets West and Simply Ming, I couldn't resist a field trip out to Wellesley on my first trip to Boston. My local hosts and I drove out about 30 minutes on a rainy Friday afternoon for lunch and found the restaurant not too crowded at all. Our waiter was very nice and responsive. This was probably due to the fact that, as I turned my head halfway through our meal, I spied Ming Tsai chatting up a table of lunching grannies. We started with the crispy calamari, which came with a delicious thai dipping sauce, and ordered the wok-stirred paella, schezuan pepper cheeseburger, and indonesian curry vegetables. We also ordered the fresh ginger ale, which was really good. It was the perfect balance of ginger, sweetness and carbonation. Definitely had to refill. All three dishes were very flavorful and the fusion flavors mixed blended together very well. I think the winner was the cheeseburger out of the 3 dishes. The roquefort cheese and pepper classed it up and made it really tasty. We even got Ming to stop by and chat a bit and take a picture. He is really the nicest guy. So the review may be biased by the latter experience, but I do think the food, while not being the best meal ever, was pretty darn good. Better than my experieces with Oliver and Collichio by far. We got away with an $80 bill for 3, which I think is pretty reasonable, and leftovers to satisfy another meal. Wish we had room for dessert. Try the restaurant for a weekday lunch to save $$ and waiting. I would definitely make another visit.

Pros: Delicious food, good service, excellent ginger ale.

Cons: A bit out of the way.

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This is Ming Tsai's restaurant in Wellesley, MA. The food is wonderful--fusion, a mix of Asian and western. I have never had a bad meal there. The menu is creative, the food is presented beautifully, and everything is top notch. They have excellent wines and their mixed drinks are also well done. It's not cheap, but well worth it.

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★★★★★

This is Ming Tsai's restaurant in Wellesley, MA. The food is wonderful--fusion, a mix of Asian and western. I have never had a bad meal there. The menu is creative, the food is presented beautifully, and everything is top notch. They have excellent wines and their mixed drinks are also well done. It's not cheap, but well worth it.

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Everything was outstanding. We went on a Friday (march 7, 2008) night and from the hostess to what I believe was the manager both were friendly and attentive.. Our waiter was fast and friendly... We enjoyed the Tuna app. the flavors where all exciting even the bitter green puree that went with it balanced out the sweetness and richness of the raw tuna and sweet vin (i assume) it was tossed with along with the spicy crunchy sushi rice cake was perfect blend of diffrent flavors and hot and cold.... The Butterfish my wife enjoyed; quote "melted in her mouth" and she loved the idea of the vegetarian "sushi" roll that accopanied and tasted just like real sushi specially with the soy and wasabi sauces included.. I did not have the whole dish, but again I loved the idea of hot grilled sweet fish with the spicy wasabi sauce served with the cold wakami seaweed salad... I sucked it up and got the lobster though expensive (where isnt it now). But wow the spicy and richness of the sauce was AMAZING!!!! and was amazing with the sweet lobster meat and as my waiter explained the "fried rice" served with it was cooked with the extra lobster meat and lemongrass and was incredable mixing with the sauce... My one or two drawbacks are the dining room is yes small and crowded, bland, and my lobster was small (pound and a half) they said. but the open kitchen was fun too watch specially being a foodie, and the preperation of the lobster was unique and flavorful.. Yes the price is up there but if you really enjoy food and undertand what Chef Tsai is doing its worth the treat!!

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★★★★★

Everything was outstanding. We went on a Friday (march 7, 2008) night and from the hostess to what I believe was the manager both were friendly and attentive.. Our waiter was fast and friendly... We enjoyed the Tuna app. the flavors where all exciting even the bitter green puree that went with it balanced out the sweetness and richness of the raw tuna and sweet vin (i assume) it was tossed with along with the spicy crunchy sushi rice cake was perfect blend of diffrent flavors and hot and cold.... The Butterfish my wife enjoyed; quote "melted in her mouth" and she loved the idea of the vegetarian "sushi" roll that accopanied and tasted just like real sushi specially with the soy and wasabi sauces included.. I did not have the whole dish, but again I loved the idea of hot grilled sweet fish with the spicy wasabi sauce served with the cold wakami seaweed salad... I sucked it up and got the lobster though expensive (where isnt it now). But wow the spicy and richness of the sauce was AMAZING!!!! and was amazing with the sweet lobster meat and as my waiter explained the "fried rice" served with it was cooked with the extra lobster meat and lemongrass and was incredable mixing with the sauce... My one or two drawbacks are the dining room is yes small and crowded, bland, and my lobster was small (pound and a half) they said. but the open kitchen was fun too watch specially being a foodie, and the preperation of the lobster was unique and flavorful.. Yes the price is up there but if you really enjoy food and undertand what Chef Tsai is doing its worth the treat!!

Pros: food, service

Cons: price, dining room

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This restaurant is located in downtown Wellesley, Massachusetts. He is the host of a cooking show East Meets West from the Food Network. The food is amazing. Asian-influenced fusion cuisine has made it to the suburbs. Expect to pay more for this restaurant, you will not regret it.

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★★★★★

This restaurant is located in downtown Wellesley, Massachusetts. He is the host of a cooking show East Meets West from the Food Network. The food is amazing. Asian-influenced fusion cuisine has made it to the suburbs. Expect to pay more for this restaurant, you will not regret it.

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Don't be misguided by the celebrity Chef Ming Tsai. I should not have set high expectations from them. It is supposed to be a fusion of eastern and western food. However, it get neither right. The food, although with good presentation (looks delicious), the taste and texture of the food is horrible (at least based on what I ordered), no better than a dirt-cheap Chinese takeout.

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★☆☆☆☆

Don't be misguided by the celebrity Chef Ming Tsai. I should not have set high expectations from them. It is supposed to be a fusion of eastern and western food. However, it get neither right. The food, although with good presentation (looks delicious), the taste and texture of the food is horrible (at least based on what I ordered), no better than a dirt-cheap Chinese takeout.

Pros: Good presentations of food

Cons: taste, service, everything

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Perhaps we ordered the wrong things or because we had a late dinner reservation, but Blue Ginger was good, but not incredible. Having lived in the area for the past 4 years, I finally got a chance to go out to wellesley and have dinner at the much-hyped Blue Ginger. Having heard from friends who had delightful experiences a few years back, I expected much the same. We did get seated very promptly (not much a fan of the decor, but it seems to fit the restaurant somehow) and our server was good. Our appetizers, jumbo tempura shrimp and a shrimp? spring roll of sorts were okay and my girlfriend's dish, a curry noodle dish had excellent coconut battered shrimp, but tasted more like something we could find at a semi-decent thai restaurant. However, the bright spot was my dish, the Alaskan Butterfish served on a bed of seaweed salad and wasabi oil, etc...it was amazing!!! If anything, I would go back for this dish alone (minus the not so tasty soba noodle sushi rolls served with it)!!! Overall, Blue Ginger is packed and still so popular and I have no doubt that it has amazing food, I'd like to give it another try and order some new things. Having heard stories passed on from others about Ming Tsai showing up for a bar mitzvah party, etc...it still makes me think Blue Ginger is a great restaurant in Wellesley and definitely worth the visit out of boston, if not only for the food, but the charming town it's located in!

2
★★★★☆

Perhaps we ordered the wrong things or because we had a late dinner reservation, but Blue Ginger was good, but not incredible. Having lived in the area for the past 4 years, I finally got a chance to go out to wellesley and have dinner at the much-hyped Blue Ginger. Having heard from friends who had delightful experiences a few years back, I expected much the same. We did get seated very promptly (not much a fan of the decor, but it seems to fit the restaurant somehow) and our server was good. Our appetizers, jumbo tempura shrimp and a shrimp? spring roll of sorts were okay and my girlfriend's dish, a curry noodle dish had excellent coconut battered shrimp, but tasted more like something we could find at a semi-decent thai restaurant. However, the bright spot was my dish, the Alaskan Butterfish served on a bed of seaweed salad and wasabi oil, etc...it was amazing!!! If anything, I would go back for this dish alone (minus the not so tasty soba noodle sushi rolls served with it)!!! Overall, Blue Ginger is packed and still so popular and I have no doubt that it has amazing food, I'd like to give it another try and order some new things. Having heard stories passed on from others about Ming Tsai showing up for a bar mitzvah party, etc...it still makes me think Blue Ginger is a great restaurant in Wellesley and definitely worth the visit out of boston, if not only for the food, but the charming town it's located in!

Pros: fun location, open kitchen

Cons: decor

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My wife and I were expecting a nicer place, higher quality service, and better food than what we found. Expect to be uncomfortable if you arrive early - the "waiting area" has rather uncomfortable seating and is right near the main entrance. Our server was rather disinterested in her work, though did fine with the basics. The calamari was decent - nothing special. The lamb I had was good, though the Shanghai noodle cake was dry and burnt. My wife's shrimp dish suffered from an excess of lime that overpowered everything else on her plate. For what yuo get, this is ridiculously overpriced.

1
★★★☆☆

My wife and I were expecting a nicer place, higher quality service, and better food than what we found. Expect to be uncomfortable if you arrive early - the "waiting area" has rather uncomfortable seating and is right near the main entrance. Our server was rather disinterested in her work, though did fine with the basics. The calamari was decent - nothing special. The lamb I had was good, though the Shanghai noodle cake was dry and burnt. My wife's shrimp dish suffered from an excess of lime that overpowered everything else on her plate. For what yuo get, this is ridiculously overpriced.

Pros: Open kitchen

Cons: Lack of value, so-so food, sterile decor

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From the professional greeting at the door, to crisp professional service, to great food and an interesting well chosen wine list dining at Blue Ginger was a joy. We were early for our reservation but still seated promptly. Our appetizers and entrees, perfectly cooked and seasoned duck breast, were wonderful and the service just right during the entire meal. I have a great deal of difficulty understanding how I could have dinned at the same restaurant that some of the recent reviewers here have described. Ive never been disappointed at Blue Ginger and will be back again soon.

2
★★★★★

From the professional greeting at the door, to crisp professional service, to great food and an interesting well chosen wine list dining at Blue Ginger was a joy. We were early for our reservation but still seated promptly. Our appetizers and entrees, perfectly cooked and seasoned duck breast, were wonderful and the service just right during the entire meal. I have a great deal of difficulty understanding how I could have dinned at the same restaurant that some of the recent reviewers here have described. Ive never been disappointed at Blue Ginger and will be back again soon.

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Of our group of seven, five seemed content with the experience, but two of us walked away completely unsatisfied. The meals were attempts at complexity, but palate confusion was the result. The Indonesian Curry tasted as if a bottle of lemongrass powder had been spilled in it (and I like lemongrass!) with some red pepper; you couldnt taste the vegetables. The crusted chicken that came with it would have been better paired with mashed potatoes and gravy. My partners polenta was cold and served with burnt vegetables. Our server, while generally attentive, managed to be obsequious and arrogant at the same time. Desserts were uninspired, although the biscotti and coffee were a rare plue here. Overall, there are better Asian-fusion restaurants in the Greater Boston area with a finer ambiance and better value.

1
★★☆☆☆

Of our group of seven, five seemed content with the experience, but two of us walked away completely unsatisfied. The meals were attempts at complexity, but palate confusion was the result. The Indonesian Curry tasted as if a bottle of lemongrass powder had been spilled in it (and I like lemongrass!) with some red pepper; you couldnt taste the vegetables. The crusted chicken that came with it would have been better paired with mashed potatoes and gravy. My partners polenta was cold and served with burnt vegetables. Our server, while generally attentive, managed to be obsequious and arrogant at the same time. Desserts were uninspired, although the biscotti and coffee were a rare plue here. Overall, there are better Asian-fusion restaurants in the Greater Boston area with a finer ambiance and better value.

Pros: seated on time

Cons: food/poor value, location/ambiance, service

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While Blue Ginger's decor doesn't dazzle, even the most snobbish will appreciate the creativity & complexity that Ming's food embodies. For appetizers we had Mings Tea-Smoked Salmon & Beef Carpaccio w/ Fresh Wasabi Emulsion & Foie Gras-Shiitake Shumai in Sauternes-Shallot Broth. The carpaccio was ok but the foie gras was a standout. Not a dish for the less adventurous as it was rather rich & surprisingly well blended. For entrees we had Grilled Harissa Glazed New Zealand Lamb Rack w/ Coconut Raita w/ Summer Vegetable Couscous Salad & Thai Basil-Mint Puree and Pan-Seared Scallops w/ Miso Koshi-Hikari Risotto and Wilted Greens-Wild Mushroom Fondue and Spicy Pumpkin Puree. Both were oustanding w/ expertly layered taste. The lamb had a amazing smoky flavor & texture. The scallops were soft, flavorful, & and the risotto was to die for. The spicy pumpkin puree gave it a playful autumn twist. Great experience!

2
★★★★★

While Blue Ginger's decor doesn't dazzle, even the most snobbish will appreciate the creativity & complexity that Ming's food embodies. For appetizers we had Mings Tea-Smoked Salmon & Beef Carpaccio w/ Fresh Wasabi Emulsion & Foie Gras-Shiitake Shumai in Sauternes-Shallot Broth. The carpaccio was ok but the foie gras was a standout. Not a dish for the less adventurous as it was rather rich & surprisingly well blended. For entrees we had Grilled Harissa Glazed New Zealand Lamb Rack w/ Coconut Raita w/ Summer Vegetable Couscous Salad & Thai Basil-Mint Puree and Pan-Seared Scallops w/ Miso Koshi-Hikari Risotto and Wilted Greens-Wild Mushroom Fondue and Spicy Pumpkin Puree. Both were oustanding w/ expertly layered taste. The lamb had a amazing smoky flavor & texture. The scallops were soft, flavorful, & and the risotto was to die for. The spicy pumpkin puree gave it a playful autumn twist. Great experience!

Pros: Unique food, Choices, Attentive Service

Cons: Space

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We love his show but if he doesn't pay more attn to his place he will not get much repeat biz. We took our ny friends here to impress instead we were totally embarrassed. The svc was horrendous unattentive unapologetic & rude. The food is way over rated tho very creative. Open kithen is nice but the place is so sterile. We regretfully agree with some of the poor reviews but wanted to ignore them & see for ourselves. Bad move - our uppity ny'ers have every right to rag on us this time!

1
★★☆☆☆

We love his show but if he doesn't pay more attn to his place he will not get much repeat biz. We took our ny friends here to impress instead we were totally embarrassed. The svc was horrendous unattentive unapologetic & rude. The food is way over rated tho very creative. Open kithen is nice but the place is so sterile. We regretfully agree with some of the poor reviews but wanted to ignore them & see for ourselves. Bad move - our uppity ny'ers have every right to rag on us this time!

Pros: bathrooms, creativity but

Cons: svc svc svc, disappointing fare

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With as busy a schedule as the "celebrity chefs" have, Ming made rounds and checked on tables. He was extremely nice and down to earth. Checked on how everything was with our meals and even joked a bit about this and that. (We're neither investors in his restaurant nor potential, but he took to time to say hello - class guy.) We had a remarkably good experience at Blue Ginger. Warm atmosphere, open kitchen, inviting, friendly staff. Perhaps pricey, but you get what you pay for. Easily worth it. World-class experience in a sleepy suburb. We eat in Manhattan often, and Blue Ginger trumped many of our experiences. Food is outstanding, and the people were exceedingly nice (unlike NYC). Calm atmosphere but a great buzz in the air. CREATIVE cocktails and menu.

2
★★★★★

With as busy a schedule as the "celebrity chefs" have, Ming made rounds and checked on tables. He was extremely nice and down to earth. Checked on how everything was with our meals and even joked a bit about this and that. (We're neither investors in his restaurant nor potential, but he took to time to say hello - class guy.) We had a remarkably good experience at Blue Ginger. Warm atmosphere, open kitchen, inviting, friendly staff. Perhaps pricey, but you get what you pay for. Easily worth it. World-class experience in a sleepy suburb. We eat in Manhattan often, and Blue Ginger trumped many of our experiences. Food is outstanding, and the people were exceedingly nice (unlike NYC). Calm atmosphere but a great buzz in the air. CREATIVE cocktails and menu.

Pros: Creative Menu, Atmosphere, Location

Cons: Parking

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THE AMBIANCE IS NICE, THE FOOD GREAT, BUT THE SERVICE IS THE BEST I HAVE HAD IN THE BOSTON METROPOLITAN AREA. FROM THE INITIAL GREETING TO THE FRIENDLY INVITE BACK, OUR SERVER MISSY (I'M PRETTY SURE WAS HER NAME) WAS ON THE MARK!! FROM THE COURSING OF THE FOOD, TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE MENU, MISSY PROVIDED AN AMAZING DINING EXPERIENCE. ANY LITTLE IMPERFECTIONS THAT WE MAY HAVE NOTICED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEAL WERE QUICKLY FORGOTTEN BY THE IMPECCABLE SERVICE. IF YOU GO TO THE BLUE GINGER, I WOULD ADVISE REQUESTING THIS BEAUTIFUL FRIENDLY SERVER TO RECEIVE SERVICE THE WAY IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE WHEN YOUR SPENDING GOOD $$. THANK YOU MISSY, AND WE WILL SEE YOU SOON!!

2
★★★★☆

THE AMBIANCE IS NICE, THE FOOD GREAT, BUT THE SERVICE IS THE BEST I HAVE HAD IN THE BOSTON METROPOLITAN AREA. FROM THE INITIAL GREETING TO THE FRIENDLY INVITE BACK, OUR SERVER MISSY (I'M PRETTY SURE WAS HER NAME) WAS ON THE MARK!! FROM THE COURSING OF THE FOOD, TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE MENU, MISSY PROVIDED AN AMAZING DINING EXPERIENCE. ANY LITTLE IMPERFECTIONS THAT WE MAY HAVE NOTICED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEAL WERE QUICKLY FORGOTTEN BY THE IMPECCABLE SERVICE. IF YOU GO TO THE BLUE GINGER, I WOULD ADVISE REQUESTING THIS BEAUTIFUL FRIENDLY SERVER TO RECEIVE SERVICE THE WAY IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE WHEN YOUR SPENDING GOOD $$. THANK YOU MISSY, AND WE WILL SEE YOU SOON!!

Pros: SERVICE, SERVICE, SERVICE

Cons: NONE, NONE, NONE

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As a huge fan of Ming Tsai, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to experience his cuisine in person. Yes, the food was divine--but the service and the ambiance were severely lacking. Our server gave all of his attention to the diners sitting next to us, who happened to be spending an obscene amount of cash on wine. He delivered our entrees at different times--mine arriving 15 minutes after those of my dining companions! When he admitted that he forgot to place my order with the kitchen, he did not apologize, and did not offer amends in the form of a free dessert or money off of the final bill--an action that truly fine dining establishments take. Bottom line--I still love Ming, but I will never dine at Blue Ginger again.

1
★★☆☆☆

As a huge fan of Ming Tsai, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to experience his cuisine in person. Yes, the food was divine--but the service and the ambiance were severely lacking. Our server gave all of his attention to the diners sitting next to us, who happened to be spending an obscene amount of cash on wine. He delivered our entrees at different times--mine arriving 15 minutes after those of my dining companions! When he admitted that he forgot to place my order with the kitchen, he did not apologize, and did not offer amends in the form of a free dessert or money off of the final bill--an action that truly fine dining establishments take. Bottom line--I still love Ming, but I will never dine at Blue Ginger again.

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For romantic dinner, we skipped the downtown scene (on a red-sox night). We never regreted.

This is a great place with great food. surprisingly it even topped the good reviews already here.

Drinks: We decided to go with coctails and were very happy as they were both special and very good (Sake and Vodka based martinies).

The food was very unique, and yet very accomodating to our tast. Portions are generous too. Service was very responsive including to some special requests, no Shell-fish in our case (not an easy task in a place like this!).

The Fish (butterfish) and the Stake were superb, and so was the mashroom appetiser. Be sure not to miss any of them.

An unforgetable night from all aspects and good value considering the fact this is definitely one of the top restaurants in MA, and cost same or less than most other "top 10" restaurants.

2
★★★★★

For romantic dinner, we skipped the downtown scene (on a red-sox night). We never regreted.

This is a great place with great food. surprisingly it even topped the good reviews already here.

Drinks: We decided to go with coctails and were very happy as they were both special and very good (Sake and Vodka based martinies).

The food was very unique, and yet very accomodating to our tast. Portions are generous too. Service was very responsive including to some special requests, no Shell-fish in our case (not an easy task in a place like this!).

The Fish (butterfish) and the Stake were superb, and so was the mashroom appetiser. Be sure not to miss any of them.

An unforgetable night from all aspects and good value considering the fact this is definitely one of the top restaurants in MA, and cost same or less than most other "top 10" restaurants.

Pros: Food, Service, East meet West

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I was excited to try Blue Ginger after moving to Boston. My girlfriend and I have gone twice now, and while it is good, it doesn't live up to the hype. Maybe the kitchen slips a little when Ming isn't in (he wasn't on either occasion). The main courses were better than the appetizers, which seems to be a reversal of the norm. The flavors were good and matched well with each other, but the overall execution was sloppy and had a "mass-produced" feel. Maybe the kitchen is turning out oo much too quickly.

2
★★★★☆

I was excited to try Blue Ginger after moving to Boston. My girlfriend and I have gone twice now, and while it is good, it doesn't live up to the hype. Maybe the kitchen slips a little when Ming isn't in (he wasn't on either occasion). The main courses were better than the appetizers, which seems to be a reversal of the norm. The flavors were good and matched well with each other, but the overall execution was sloppy and had a "mass-produced" feel. Maybe the kitchen is turning out oo much too quickly.

Pros: Celebrity Chef, interesting flavors

Cons: poor execution, uninteresting apps

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Having read rave reviews, I arranged to take my parents, visting from New York. We had high expectations. Too bad. The waitress was rude and the service was slow and unattentive. Moreover, when asked if the lobster could be done without butter (my mother cannot eat dairy), the waitress said, "If you can't eat butter, you can't eat here. The kitchen cannot make any substitutions." Later, the management said that was not the case, but the damage was done. They also asked for my address and contact information, but did not follow up on any of it. All in all a very poor experience and an embarrassment in front of my parents.

1
★★★☆☆

Having read rave reviews, I arranged to take my parents, visting from New York. We had high expectations. Too bad. The waitress was rude and the service was slow and unattentive. Moreover, when asked if the lobster could be done without butter (my mother cannot eat dairy), the waitress said, "If you can't eat butter, you can't eat here. The kitchen cannot make any substitutions." Later, the management said that was not the case, but the damage was done. They also asked for my address and contact information, but did not follow up on any of it. All in all a very poor experience and an embarrassment in front of my parents.

Cons: terrible service

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Overall, the food was good. The flavors were matched nicely. However, for the value, it wasn't all it was hyped to be. The dessert was ok, the creme brulee was only so so. Overall, the experience was enjoyable.

2
★★★★☆

Overall, the food was good. The flavors were matched nicely. However, for the value, it wasn't all it was hyped to be. The dessert was ok, the creme brulee was only so so. Overall, the experience was enjoyable.

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What is the story with this place? The food is so-so and the ambience is only one step above a typical Chinese restaurant. Just don't get what is so special about Blue Ginger.

1
★★★☆☆

What is the story with this place? The food is so-so and the ambience is only one step above a typical Chinese restaurant. Just don't get what is so special about Blue Ginger.

Pros: food

Cons: food, ambience

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The food was incredible. The calamari were perfectly cooked and the fois gras shumai are delectable. At our table we tried the Lobster dish, outstanding and the rack of lamb, fantastic. The butterfish is good but I expected a bit more from this highly regarded dish. The bartender is a whiz so try a signiture cocktail. It is pricy but on par with many restaurants in the city and with the clebrity factor its right on.

2
★★★★☆

The food was incredible. The calamari were perfectly cooked and the fois gras shumai are delectable. At our table we tried the Lobster dish, outstanding and the rack of lamb, fantastic. The butterfish is good but I expected a bit more from this highly regarded dish. The bartender is a whiz so try a signiture cocktail. It is pricy but on par with many restaurants in the city and with the clebrity factor its right on.

Pros: great food, Ming, Cocktails

Cons: pricy, wait, its in wellesley

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wonderful wonderful wonderful......and then you pay for it. Love the open kitchen, dining room and the food .you have to like asian fusion...very original ...alittle pricey.

2
★★★★☆

wonderful wonderful wonderful......and then you pay for it. Love the open kitchen, dining room and the food .you have to like asian fusion...very original ...alittle pricey.

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The Blue Ginger is on of the best restaurants in the Boston area.
Not only does Ming Tsai's successful marrys eastern and west cuisine he also successful fuses two styles bistro and fine dinning.

2
★★★★★

The Blue Ginger is on of the best restaurants in the Boston area.
Not only does Ming Tsai's successful marrys eastern and west cuisine he also successful fuses two styles bistro and fine dinning.

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Our party of six put this place to the test, each of us ordering - and sharing - a different appetizer and entree (but, alas, only three different desserts for the table). We were completely impressed, and at times, blown away. The interplay of East-meets-West ingredients and technique were wonderful. They were put to best effect in Ming's own version of surf and turf (alternating slices of tuna and beef carpaccio) and the shiitake and foie gras spring rolls. If you are a chocolate fan, do not miss the flourless chocolate torte - it was to die for!

Only (minor) complaint over an otherwise memorable evening: the noise level was a little high.

2
★★★★★

Our party of six put this place to the test, each of us ordering - and sharing - a different appetizer and entree (but, alas, only three different desserts for the table). We were completely impressed, and at times, blown away. The interplay of East-meets-West ingredients and technique were wonderful. They were put to best effect in Ming's own version of surf and turf (alternating slices of tuna and beef carpaccio) and the shiitake and foie gras spring rolls. If you are a chocolate fan, do not miss the flourless chocolate torte - it was to die for!

Only (minor) complaint over an otherwise memorable evening: the noise level was a little high.

Pros: creative cooking, classy, yet casual, Chef Ming hot!

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Great relaxed atmosphere, Incredible food (I had the Alaskan Butterfish) Good service. My girlfriend was a bit non-plussed by the paper tablecloths etc..., but I personally enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere immensely. It isn't a formal place that would impress someone with its atmosphere, but if you are just looking for a place to relax and enjoy an exquisite meal...this is it!

2
★★★★★

Great relaxed atmosphere, Incredible food (I had the Alaskan Butterfish) Good service. My girlfriend was a bit non-plussed by the paper tablecloths etc..., but I personally enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere immensely. It isn't a formal place that would impress someone with its atmosphere, but if you are just looking for a place to relax and enjoy an exquisite meal...this is it!

Pros: Incredible food, Relaxed Atmosphere

Cons: Parking, Disposable Chopsticks

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I'm from California and lucked out this weekend, whilst in Boston I made it to Blue Ginger.. The food is GREAT! I'm pretty much sick of "fusion" but this truly was a "fusion" of great flavors.. Ming deserves the kudos he's received. It was well worth the cold wait outside with no reservation. Although, I've decided I love CA too much to move to Wellesley. The restaurant would be my one factor in which I could be persuaded.

2
★★★★★

I'm from California and lucked out this weekend, whilst in Boston I made it to Blue Ginger.. The food is GREAT! I'm pretty much sick of "fusion" but this truly was a "fusion" of great flavors.. Ming deserves the kudos he's received. It was well worth the cold wait outside with no reservation. Although, I've decided I love CA too much to move to Wellesley. The restaurant would be my one factor in which I could be persuaded.

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anyone not satisfied with the value, You really don't know what a special meal is. The food, service and atmosphere was great. If you pay over $30 for an entree, I hope you expect presentation, service and favor. All of this was provided. Jen M. provided great service, Ming was present, watching everything that came from the kitchen, assuring it met his expectations. Anyone who does not appreciate presentation and a fine mixtures of flavors, then I recommend you go to a buffet to get 2 pounds of beef and a pound of potatoes on a plastic plate, the way you dumped it. Anyone that enjoys a fine night of dining, visit Blue Ginger. The only regret I have is that I live in Michigan, and I would have to travel over 700 miles to eat here again. But, if I am in the area, I will definately be back.

2
★★★★★

anyone not satisfied with the value, You really don't know what a special meal is. The food, service and atmosphere was great. If you pay over $30 for an entree, I hope you expect presentation, service and favor. All of this was provided. Jen M. provided great service, Ming was present, watching everything that came from the kitchen, assuring it met his expectations. Anyone who does not appreciate presentation and a fine mixtures of flavors, then I recommend you go to a buffet to get 2 pounds of beef and a pound of potatoes on a plastic plate, the way you dumped it. Anyone that enjoys a fine night of dining, visit Blue Ginger. The only regret I have is that I live in Michigan, and I would have to travel over 700 miles to eat here again. But, if I am in the area, I will definately be back.

Pros: every thing I expecte

Cons: none

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After seeing a couple of episodes of East Meets West and reading the New Yorker article on Ming Tsai a few years ago, I promised myself I'd go to Blue Ginger on my next trip to Boston (I live in CA). The food was really innovative and wonderful. I went with three other people, and all of us were absolutely delighted with our entrees. The cookie plate for dessert wasn't bad either!

2
★★★★☆

After seeing a couple of episodes of East Meets West and reading the New Yorker article on Ming Tsai a few years ago, I promised myself I'd go to Blue Ginger on my next trip to Boston (I live in CA). The food was really innovative and wonderful. I went with three other people, and all of us were absolutely delighted with our entrees. The cookie plate for dessert wasn't bad either!

Pros: food

Cons: somewhat remote

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Wow! Excellent food with the best tasting apetisers I've tried in a long time!

2
★★★★★

Wow! Excellent food with the best tasting apetisers I've tried in a long time!

Pros: Great Food, Wonderful Setting

Cons: Service can be better, Must have Reservation

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I try to get to Blue Ginger at least once or twice a year on special occasions, and have never been disappointed. The food presentation is artful. Portion sizes are healthy and just right. The combination of flavor and textures in the dishes is unique and refreshing. The fusion of Asian and non-Asian flavors is masterful. Even the bread basket is enjoyably different!

The service has been fine every time. The wait staff can tend to lag at times however the ambience and the high quality of the food more than make up for this tolerable deficit.

Suggestions: Soybean Falafel entree, Creme Brulee and Cookies for dessert, and Soft Shell Crab appetizer.

2
★★★★★

I try to get to Blue Ginger at least once or twice a year on special occasions, and have never been disappointed. The food presentation is artful. Portion sizes are healthy and just right. The combination of flavor and textures in the dishes is unique and refreshing. The fusion of Asian and non-Asian flavors is masterful. Even the bread basket is enjoyably different!

The service has been fine every time. The wait staff can tend to lag at times however the ambience and the high quality of the food more than make up for this tolerable deficit.

Suggestions: Soybean Falafel entree, Creme Brulee and Cookies for dessert, and Soft Shell Crab appetizer.

Pros: Good atmosphere

Cons: Street parking

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it was fantastic.
A great place to treat someone special to a well prepared meal and pleasant surroundings. The town on Wellesley is very quaint and the restaurant's atmosphere is not showy but remains very indulgent.

2
★★★★★

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it was fantastic.
A great place to treat someone special to a well prepared meal and pleasant surroundings. The town on Wellesley is very quaint and the restaurant's atmosphere is not showy but remains very indulgent.

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Our party had a wonderful meal here. Ming Tsai deserves all the accolades and awards he's been given for his complex, East-West cuisine. The staff seemed friendly. The only blip we experienced was a mix-up in the wine service. I was slightly disappointed with our dessert (I should have chosen something more "exotic" than the chocolate molten cake). That was a minor problem considering the terrific appetizers, soups, and main entrees.

2
★★★★★

Our party had a wonderful meal here. Ming Tsai deserves all the accolades and awards he's been given for his complex, East-West cuisine. The staff seemed friendly. The only blip we experienced was a mix-up in the wine service. I was slightly disappointed with our dessert (I should have chosen something more "exotic" than the chocolate molten cake). That was a minor problem considering the terrific appetizers, soups, and main entrees.

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The food is incredible... even with the inconsistencies that the fellow reviewers talk about - this restaurant is one good gastronomic experience. You'll find brave new flavors you wouldn't find elsewhere. But the service, the ambience, and the prices are nothing to marvel about. Try them at lunchtime - never crowd and the prices are well below the dinner menu prices.
I highly recommend the Indonesian stir fry pasta.

2
★★★★☆

The food is incredible... even with the inconsistencies that the fellow reviewers talk about - this restaurant is one good gastronomic experience. You'll find brave new flavors you wouldn't find elsewhere. But the service, the ambience, and the prices are nothing to marvel about. Try them at lunchtime - never crowd and the prices are well below the dinner menu prices.
I highly recommend the Indonesian stir fry pasta.

Pros: Indonesian Pasta, Calamari, Henneppin

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The meals were uninspired. Alaskan Butterfish over done, although calamari seemed fresh. Waitstaff was so so. Jen M who seated us was pleasant and well informed, but the young lady at the bar was better suited to Burger King. I had hopes, but ended up with only a high bill.

1
★★★☆☆

The meals were uninspired. Alaskan Butterfish over done, although calamari seemed fresh. Waitstaff was so so. Jen M who seated us was pleasant and well informed, but the young lady at the bar was better suited to Burger King. I had hopes, but ended up with only a high bill.

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Great food. Very unique blend of flavors. However the desserts are very unoriginal and bland, a disapointing ending to an otherwise amazing meal.

2
★★★★★

Great food. Very unique blend of flavors. However the desserts are very unoriginal and bland, a disapointing ending to an otherwise amazing meal.

Cons: Desserts, Expensive

 

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