Wild Ginger

★★★★☆

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They have been so helpful the several times I needed to eat gluten- and dairy-free. And the food was delicious!

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★★★★★

They have been so helpful the several times I needed to eat gluten- and dairy-free. And the food was delicious!

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Really terrible service and completely unhappy with the meal, quality, customer service standard from the server to the hostess.

we went to this restaurant with some friends who claim they have been here since the early 90's? i don't know

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★★★★★

Really terrible service and completely unhappy with the meal, quality, customer service standard from the server to the hostess.

we went to this restaurant with some friends who claim they have been here since the early 90's? i don't know

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Before eating at Wild Ginger last night, I read many reviews from over the years, and all recent reviews raved. Sadly, all those bad reviews from years ago are just as accurate now as they are then. \r
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★★★★★

Before eating at Wild Ginger last night, I read many reviews from over the years, and all recent reviews raved. Sadly, all those bad reviews from years ago are just as accurate now as they are then. \r
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What I found was a place that

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This restaurant is always amazing! The food is just perfect every time! It has a great busy atmosphere andis not pretentious at all. You can be casual or dressed up, which I like. But mostly...the food, the food. the food! Delish!

3
★★★★★

This restaurant is always amazing! The food is just perfect every time! It has a great busy atmosphere andis not pretentious at all. You can be casual or dressed up, which I like. But mostly...the food, the food. the food! Delish!

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any thing at the ginger with the words 7 in it is truely special. Say hi to Rob behind the bar for a "Mexican Roadapple" a very special drink.

5
★★★★★

any thing at the ginger with the words 7 in it is truely special. Say hi to Rob behind the bar for a "Mexican Roadapple" a very special drink.

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I have always loved this place. It ain't cheap, but its well worth the price.

3
★★★★★

I have always loved this place. It ain't cheap, but its well worth the price.

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This restaurant was highly recommended to me by a fellow traveller and so my husband and I took my relatives for dinner here. Every single dish we ordered was exceptional - definitely comparable to any New York restaurant! Their sommelier

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This restaurant was highly recommended to me by a fellow traveller and so my husband and I took my relatives for dinner here. Every single dish we ordered was exceptional - definitely comparable to any New York restaurant! Their sommelier

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My husband and I recently dined here for date night and had the seven flavor beef. It was absolutely amazing. We couldn't get enough and can't wait to go back. We love Wild Ginger. The food and the service is superb!

5
★★★★★

My husband and I recently dined here for date night and had the seven flavor beef. It was absolutely amazing. We couldn't get enough and can't wait to go back. We love Wild Ginger. The food and the service is superb!

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Bellevue Wild Ginger:

- Boar satay - cold and chewy

- Whole crab - ordered the wok-cooked w/ginger & scallions, what came was a slimy mess (and we LOVE getting messy eating crab!) and only legs...where was the crab body? We left half on

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★★★★★

Bellevue Wild Ginger:

- Boar satay - cold and chewy

- Whole crab - ordered the wok-cooked w/ginger & scallions, what came was a slimy mess (and we LOVE getting messy eating crab!) and only legs...where was the crab body? We left half on

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This is my personal favorite! Best appetizers (must have the mushrooms) - great service too!

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★★★★★

This is my personal favorite! Best appetizers (must have the mushrooms) - great service too!

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I don't get it. What's so special about this place? I came here recently for a special occasion with a big group and we ordered a number of dishes off their menu. None of them impressed me all that much. A couple of the entrees taste similar to what I could get at a good Chinese restaurant, but at double the price and half the portion size. I understand the whole concept of quality over quantity, but I don't see that here.

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★★☆☆☆

I don't get it. What's so special about this place? I came here recently for a special occasion with a big group and we ordered a number of dishes off their menu. None of them impressed me all that much. A couple of the entrees taste similar to what I could get at a good Chinese restaurant, but at double the price and half the portion size. I understand the whole concept of quality over quantity, but I don't see that here.

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Overpriced fusion that could use a dose of home cooking.

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★★☆☆☆

Overpriced fusion that could use a dose of home cooking.

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One of the best meals we have ever had. Seattle should be very proud to have Wild Ginger as one of it's premier dining experiences.
Marvelous Mango Mohito, followed by OTAK OTAK (salmon in a banana leaf and double cooked) also followed by Wok Fried Prawns that my wife loved.'
I had bacon wrapped oyster satay...mmmmmm good, followed by mussels so succulent, I was afraid to eat too fast . Everything was perfect...I could not find one thing from the decor, to the staff, to the food, that was anything other than perfect.
This dinner will remain one the best ever.
A Cheflev....."Don't Miss"

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★★★★★

One of the best meals we have ever had. Seattle should be very proud to have Wild Ginger as one of it's premier dining experiences.
Marvelous Mango Mohito, followed by OTAK OTAK (salmon in a banana leaf and double cooked) also followed by Wok Fried Prawns that my wife loved.'
I had bacon wrapped oyster satay...mmmmmm good, followed by mussels so succulent, I was afraid to eat too fast . Everything was perfect...I could not find one thing from the decor, to the staff, to the food, that was anything other than perfect.
This dinner will remain one the best ever.
A Cheflev....."Don't Miss"

Pros: Perfection on a plate

Cons: nothing I can think of

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We enjoyed a 40th b-day celebration there. Had appetizers and drinks in the inviting bar beforehand. The Shrimp/Crab salad was light and refreshing. They do not skimp on the crabmeat. Our table was ready ahead of time, but there was no rush for us to have to be seated. Our waiter, Chris, was knowledgable and polite. Chris answered all the questions to our satisfaction, made recommendations for the size of our group and made sure we had a great variety of flavorful dishes to choose from. The 7 Flavor beef is sooo goood. I don't care if other reviewers say I only like the food beacause I am an unschooled white person in the ways of pan/asian...the food is awesome! The duck, the scallops - bok choy. I was so delighted when I found out the celebration was going to take place at the Wild Ginger - It was a great success. Don't even get me started on Marcus, our Sommelier - he was gracious and full of humor and suggested great pairings for our group. We barraged him with questions and he didn't even flinch. We ended the evening at the triple door lounge and were so happy w/ our experience and get together. The Valet parking makes everything so convenient too. It was well worth the trip from Black Diamond - delicious!

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★★★★★

We enjoyed a 40th b-day celebration there. Had appetizers and drinks in the inviting bar beforehand. The Shrimp/Crab salad was light and refreshing. They do not skimp on the crabmeat. Our table was ready ahead of time, but there was no rush for us to have to be seated. Our waiter, Chris, was knowledgable and polite. Chris answered all the questions to our satisfaction, made recommendations for the size of our group and made sure we had a great variety of flavorful dishes to choose from. The 7 Flavor beef is sooo goood. I don't care if other reviewers say I only like the food beacause I am an unschooled white person in the ways of pan/asian...the food is awesome! The duck, the scallops - bok choy. I was so delighted when I found out the celebration was going to take place at the Wild Ginger - It was a great success. Don't even get me started on Marcus, our Sommelier - he was gracious and full of humor and suggested great pairings for our group. We barraged him with questions and he didn't even flinch. We ended the evening at the triple door lounge and were so happy w/ our experience and get together. The Valet parking makes everything so convenient too. It was well worth the trip from Black Diamond - delicious!

Pros: Luxurious, Welcoming

Cons: can't thinkof any

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High quality food, lots of asian variety - beef, lamb, seafoods, noodles, soups....

sharp wait staff, reasonably priced wine selections, nice interior, delicious starters - try the bacon wrapped oysters!!

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★★★★☆

High quality food, lots of asian variety - beef, lamb, seafoods, noodles, soups....

sharp wait staff, reasonably priced wine selections, nice interior, delicious starters - try the bacon wrapped oysters!!

Pros: beautiful interior and sharp wait staff

Cons: hard to find the front door - its on 3rd ave.

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Most health citations in Seattle...not sure I want to eat there any more considering they handle raw food and don't clean up well. Tried to attach a link to to data, but citysearch wouldn't allow, just google it, horrible!

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★★☆☆☆

Most health citations in Seattle...not sure I want to eat there any more considering they handle raw food and don't clean up well. Tried to attach a link to to data, but citysearch wouldn't allow, just google it, horrible!

Pros: Food taste good, fun atmosphere

Cons: Most Health Dept. Citations in Seattle

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From the moment you step into Wild Ginger, you sense that it will be a wonderful experience. Everything about the place is just the best.

2
★★★★★

From the moment you step into Wild Ginger, you sense that it will be a wonderful experience. Everything about the place is just the best.

Pros: Incredible flavors, staff, quality, environment

Cons: Overindulgence

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Please, please, please. Do yourself a favor and don't make the regretable mistake of coming to this place to dine. It's like ordering at Panda King at the airport-type food. YUCK!!

I had a strong suspicion that this was going to be bad just from the clientele - all ignorant caucasian tourists who don't know real asian food. Sorry to be so blunt. But it's true. Asian people stay away from bad asian food. If you don't see many or any of us (the only asian people I saw there were with a mixed company of white americans who looked like they were in-laws) in a restaurant, don't even bother letting yourself get seated. Move on to another restaurant.

And my fears were completely warranted. The tea was a thick green powder with only a few drops of water on it, making it feel more like I was trying to drink green tea powder as a medicine than an actual brewed tea. The dumplings were burned and served with a doughy, thick outer membrane that was gooey and waterlogged. The chicken dumpling inner meat contents were okay which I doused with their spring roll fish sauce, which tasted like they have large jugs of premaid, ready-made, preserved with corn starch disgusting sauces. Didn't have their satays, but I bet they do that with their peanut sauce.

I could have made a better dinner cooking it at home with premaid Thai bottled sauces from grocery store in the ethnic food section!!

Next came the duck breast with white dough buns and cilantro sprigs and duck sauce. First of all, it should be a black hoisen sauce and not cilantro sprigs but green scallion which should have accompanied the duck breast pieces which were overcooked, soggy (do they boil all their meat and then roast stuff? How can you ruin duck, the most tastiest of meats?!?) and had skin that was disgustingly slimy and soft. The Chinese all-spice which was used to season the duck was washed out in the weird water-loggin preparation they did for the dish. Maybe they have them all premaid and precut, sitting in bamboo steamers, to be laid out hours later after they've been warming in steamers all day? Tasted like it. The presentation was not restaurant style, but looked like probably the waiter or an illegal immigrant mexican assembled it. And the duck sauce was the same you get in those plastic packets at the airport or mall at the Panda King counter, minus the bright red food coloring.

Probably wasn't a good idea to go to a restaurant with so many tables. I was wondering out loud to my fiance how they could control quality in such an enormous place with probably about 75 tables. This restaurant is the same size of a cheese cake factory. But somehow cheese cake factory (which I really don't like much either) can do much better than this place.

You will leave angry, frustrated and hungry. Don't let this place rob you of your dining dignity and wallet!! I might sound angry and exagerrated, but believe me, for the more sophisticated palete, you will be utterly disappointed. I have never left a place angry with how inept the cooking was. They really should shut this place down. Perhaps a bad run-in with pests might take this place out of its misery. It really should not be allowed to exist as a restaurant at all. I felt scammed.

The presentation was at the level of street vendor, without the authentic fresh, simple taste of a street vendor. We couldn't finish our food because it was so terrible and left hungry. The only saving grace was our kind, really sweet waiter. Service is good. But who comes for service? I come for food!

Overall, it felt like a chain bad asian chinese food experience, on the level of Panda King, and no where near the level of Cheesecake factory (which I don't recommend either, but I'm making comparisons so you can understand how poor the food was.)

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★☆☆☆☆

Please, please, please. Do yourself a favor and don't make the regretable mistake of coming to this place to dine. It's like ordering at Panda King at the airport-type food. YUCK!!

I had a strong suspicion that this was going to be bad just from the clientele - all ignorant caucasian tourists who don't know real asian food. Sorry to be so blunt. But it's true. Asian people stay away from bad asian food. If you don't see many or any of us (the only asian people I saw there were with a mixed company of white americans who looked like they were in-laws) in a restaurant, don't even bother letting yourself get seated. Move on to another restaurant.

And my fears were completely warranted. The tea was a thick green powder with only a few drops of water on it, making it feel more like I was trying to drink green tea powder as a medicine than an actual brewed tea. The dumplings were burned and served with a doughy, thick outer membrane that was gooey and waterlogged. The chicken dumpling inner meat contents were okay which I doused with their spring roll fish sauce, which tasted like they have large jugs of premaid, ready-made, preserved with corn starch disgusting sauces. Didn't have their satays, but I bet they do that with their peanut sauce.

I could have made a better dinner cooking it at home with premaid Thai bottled sauces from grocery store in the ethnic food section!!

Next came the duck breast with white dough buns and cilantro sprigs and duck sauce. First of all, it should be a black hoisen sauce and not cilantro sprigs but green scallion which should have accompanied the duck breast pieces which were overcooked, soggy (do they boil all their meat and then roast stuff? How can you ruin duck, the most tastiest of meats?!?) and had skin that was disgustingly slimy and soft. The Chinese all-spice which was used to season the duck was washed out in the weird water-loggin preparation they did for the dish. Maybe they have them all premaid and precut, sitting in bamboo steamers, to be laid out hours later after they've been warming in steamers all day? Tasted like it. The presentation was not restaurant style, but looked like probably the waiter or an illegal immigrant mexican assembled it. And the duck sauce was the same you get in those plastic packets at the airport or mall at the Panda King counter, minus the bright red food coloring.

Probably wasn't a good idea to go to a restaurant with so many tables. I was wondering out loud to my fiance how they could control quality in such an enormous place with probably about 75 tables. This restaurant is the same size of a cheese cake factory. But somehow cheese cake factory (which I really don't like much either) can do much better than this place.

You will leave angry, frustrated and hungry. Don't let this place rob you of your dining dignity and wallet!! I might sound angry and exagerrated, but believe me, for the more sophisticated palete, you will be utterly disappointed. I have never left a place angry with how inept the cooking was. They really should shut this place down. Perhaps a bad run-in with pests might take this place out of its misery. It really should not be allowed to exist as a restaurant at all. I felt scammed.

The presentation was at the level of street vendor, without the authentic fresh, simple taste of a street vendor. We couldn't finish our food because it was so terrible and left hungry. The only saving grace was our kind, really sweet waiter. Service is good. But who comes for service? I come for food!

Overall, it felt like a chain bad asian chinese food experience, on the level of Panda King, and no where near the level of Cheesecake factory (which I don't recommend either, but I'm making comparisons so you can understand how poor the food was.)

Pros: Service

Cons: Food (which is what you come for, right?)

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Delicious food paired with caring, good service. I like this restaurant as they offer a choice of portion sizes so that even if there are only two of you dining here you can still eat "family style" and try several different dishes at each visit. Spicy Manila Clams were a wonderful appetizer.

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★★★★☆

Delicious food paired with caring, good service. I like this restaurant as they offer a choice of portion sizes so that even if there are only two of you dining here you can still eat "family style" and try several different dishes at each visit. Spicy Manila Clams were a wonderful appetizer.

Pros: Great service, Delicious Food

Cons: None!

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WG's seven-flavored beef is delicious. I normally go for lunch, and even though they are busy, the service is always very good. The decor is nice as well. I haven't had the opportunity to go to their sister business, The Triple Door. However, I've heard wonderful things about it. So, I will be checking it out.

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★★★★★

WG's seven-flavored beef is delicious. I normally go for lunch, and even though they are busy, the service is always very good. The decor is nice as well. I haven't had the opportunity to go to their sister business, The Triple Door. However, I've heard wonderful things about it. So, I will be checking it out.

Pros: Food, service

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I've gone to Wild Ginger for years, and the quality of the food is still consistently delicious. My favorites and the seven flavored beef and the duck, which comes with little steamed buns and chutney to make little sandwiches. They also have a great group room upstairs for larger groups, where we have had several business lunches for about 30 people.

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★★★★☆

I've gone to Wild Ginger for years, and the quality of the food is still consistently delicious. My favorites and the seven flavored beef and the duck, which comes with little steamed buns and chutney to make little sandwiches. They also have a great group room upstairs for larger groups, where we have had several business lunches for about 30 people.

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A great place for a work lunch. There is something on the menu for everyone. For a light healthy lunch, the green papaya salad with chicken is tops!

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★★★★☆

A great place for a work lunch. There is something on the menu for everyone. For a light healthy lunch, the green papaya salad with chicken is tops!

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This use to be a special place - back in 2004. However, the quality of the food has really declined. With so many restaurants doing their own version of eclectic Thai - Wild Ginger really needs to step it up a notch to regain the reputation they once held. As a side note, but equally important, the staff needs to lose the attitude - they are not working at a five-star restaurant. Concentrate on good service and the patrons will reward you...Act like you are better than the patron and make snide remarks behind their backs, and you will be rewarded accordingly. Lose the attitude, plain and simple.

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★★☆☆☆

This use to be a special place - back in 2004. However, the quality of the food has really declined. With so many restaurants doing their own version of eclectic Thai - Wild Ginger really needs to step it up a notch to regain the reputation they once held. As a side note, but equally important, the staff needs to lose the attitude - they are not working at a five-star restaurant. Concentrate on good service and the patrons will reward you...Act like you are better than the patron and make snide remarks behind their backs, and you will be rewarded accordingly. Lose the attitude, plain and simple.

Pros: Perfect for the snob conniseur looking for only atmosphere.

Cons: service, food

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The settng and the service was great but the food was less than expected. We tried four items and only the Vietnamese crab and shrimp salad was worth the money. Portions are small and everything is over-priced. The food was mundane and really, my mom could make the items easily at home. My two friends that I went with agreed that we should've gone to Honeycourt in Chinatown instead.

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★★☆☆☆

The settng and the service was great but the food was less than expected. We tried four items and only the Vietnamese crab and shrimp salad was worth the money. Portions are small and everything is over-priced. The food was mundane and really, my mom could make the items easily at home. My two friends that I went with agreed that we should've gone to Honeycourt in Chinatown instead.

Pros: Comfy seats, good service

Cons: Over-priced, mundane food

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Wild Ginger (Seattle): Don't waste your time and money. Extremely poor food quality. Great ambiance. Somewhat polite staff. Great-looking menu. No Thai Tea. My hole-in-the-wall Thai restaurant at home is five times superior. Overpriced for the great ambiance. It is perhaps the worst thai food I've tasted anywhere in the world.

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★☆☆☆☆

Wild Ginger (Seattle): Don't waste your time and money. Extremely poor food quality. Great ambiance. Somewhat polite staff. Great-looking menu. No Thai Tea. My hole-in-the-wall Thai restaurant at home is five times superior. Overpriced for the great ambiance. It is perhaps the worst thai food I've tasted anywhere in the world.

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This is my FAVORITE Thai/ Asian restraurant in the greater Seattle area. I've dined here at least 15 times, willing to battle traffic and pay for parking.

The service is cold at times and does not go out of their way to accomedate.

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★★★☆☆

This is my FAVORITE Thai/ Asian restraurant in the greater Seattle area. I've dined here at least 15 times, willing to battle traffic and pay for parking.

The service is cold at times and does not go out of their way to accomedate.

Pros: great food

Cons: so so service at times

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We had a large dinner for my work here in the private rooms. Every single dish I tried on our group dining menu was great. The service was fantastic. I also love the decor and bar in this restaurant. Good service and not too pushy...they are well trained. A little on the expensive side for Thai, but worth it for the quality of food. I have been to Thailand and this is on par with food I had there! I have also heard good things about their happy hour. Lots of parking nearby as well.

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★★★★★

We had a large dinner for my work here in the private rooms. Every single dish I tried on our group dining menu was great. The service was fantastic. I also love the decor and bar in this restaurant. Good service and not too pushy...they are well trained. A little on the expensive side for Thai, but worth it for the quality of food. I have been to Thailand and this is on par with food I had there! I have also heard good things about their happy hour. Lots of parking nearby as well.

Pros: Great authentic Thai food, good service

Cons: A little crowded and loud on the weekends

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Unless you look like Donald Trump and have his money, this is not the place for you! Unless you are dressed to the nines you won't get seated even with a reservation which they claimed we never made! The food was good but too pricey! Parking in downtown Seattle is a nightmare so avoid if possible!!!!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Unless you look like Donald Trump and have his money, this is not the place for you! Unless you are dressed to the nines you won't get seated even with a reservation which they claimed we never made! The food was good but too pricey! Parking in downtown Seattle is a nightmare so avoid if possible!!!!!!!!!

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After making dinner reservations two weeks ago for New Year's eve, my husband and I dressed up for a celebratory evening out and were looking forward to the fantastic Asian cuisine for which the Wild Ginger is known. We arrived only to find that the reservation I made somehow didn't make it into the system. We were told to wait in the bar while they found us a table. After twenty minutes at the bar, during which an order for drinks and appetizers was taken but didn't show up, we were shown to the worst table in the house (an overly brightly lit table on the second level by the servers' staging area, which was subject to the cold drafts caused by people constantly opening the main door). Somehow, the order we placed at the bar for appetizers and drinks was also lost, so a second server asked us for our order again. When a better table opened up, I asked to be moved to that table. During the process of moving us to our third location, our appetizer and drink order was somehow lost again, so we placed the order a third time. The main server we had for the rest of the evening was apologetic and kind, but frankly, they should have at least provided us with appetizers or perhaps one of the main courses on the house, after such an unpleasant beginning that almost ruined the rest of the evening. Food-wise, the restaurant is stellar. We ordered the pheasant's chicken satay and potstickers for appetizers, and then moved on to the duck (a house specialty, for which the restaurant is known) and tuna manada for the main course. The duck was tender, succulent, and well-complemented with an outstanding plum sauce. My husband raved about the tuna manada preparation, featuring sashimi-grade seared ahi tuna.

All in all, the food was worth the wait, but frankly, I'm not eager to go again for an expensive dinner out. For a $200+ special evening out, I expected the service to be equal to the food. That it wasn't made the restaurant an overrated disappointment for New Year's eve.

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★★☆☆☆

After making dinner reservations two weeks ago for New Year's eve, my husband and I dressed up for a celebratory evening out and were looking forward to the fantastic Asian cuisine for which the Wild Ginger is known. We arrived only to find that the reservation I made somehow didn't make it into the system. We were told to wait in the bar while they found us a table. After twenty minutes at the bar, during which an order for drinks and appetizers was taken but didn't show up, we were shown to the worst table in the house (an overly brightly lit table on the second level by the servers' staging area, which was subject to the cold drafts caused by people constantly opening the main door). Somehow, the order we placed at the bar for appetizers and drinks was also lost, so a second server asked us for our order again. When a better table opened up, I asked to be moved to that table. During the process of moving us to our third location, our appetizer and drink order was somehow lost again, so we placed the order a third time. The main server we had for the rest of the evening was apologetic and kind, but frankly, they should have at least provided us with appetizers or perhaps one of the main courses on the house, after such an unpleasant beginning that almost ruined the rest of the evening. Food-wise, the restaurant is stellar. We ordered the pheasant's chicken satay and potstickers for appetizers, and then moved on to the duck (a house specialty, for which the restaurant is known) and tuna manada for the main course. The duck was tender, succulent, and well-complemented with an outstanding plum sauce. My husband raved about the tuna manada preparation, featuring sashimi-grade seared ahi tuna.

All in all, the food was worth the wait, but frankly, I'm not eager to go again for an expensive dinner out. For a $200+ special evening out, I expected the service to be equal to the food. That it wasn't made the restaurant an overrated disappointment for New Year's eve.

Pros: Stellar food, hip ambience

Cons: Abysmal service, expensive

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I ate there on 12-22-2007- I shared the food with my husband- the only thing different -I ate was three shrimp from the Satay bar. Seattle's Wild Ginger restaurant has 11 health citations this year-2007

Please read the Seattle Post article before you eat here.

I made the reservation two weeks ago and we were seated in an overflow area near the bar- an area usually for customers without a reservation. The room was cold, seats uncomfortable. The food tasted good- but I am staying near the bathroom today!

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★☆☆☆☆

I ate there on 12-22-2007- I shared the food with my husband- the only thing different -I ate was three shrimp from the Satay bar. Seattle's Wild Ginger restaurant has 11 health citations this year-2007

Please read the Seattle Post article before you eat here.

I made the reservation two weeks ago and we were seated in an overflow area near the bar- an area usually for customers without a reservation. The room was cold, seats uncomfortable. The food tasted good- but I am staying near the bathroom today!

Pros: good food

Cons: poor sanitation- need tyo keep the food cold before cooking

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So, Im not a foodie. Just someone who likes to go out for dinner once in awhile and will pay for good food and good service. Came here with friends couple of months ago and waited in the back bar for our table. The bartenders were fun and made us comfortable. When we were seated in our booth (for 6) we didn't wait long for our stellar waitress. I did 12 years in the industry and can be picky about certain things, but she was spot on and fun. We shared 5 or 6 dishes including chicken satay as well as the herb crusted halibut. Which god willing will be on the menu still when I'm there this weekend! All in all, worth the money for atmosphere and definitely food!

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★★★★★

So, Im not a foodie. Just someone who likes to go out for dinner once in awhile and will pay for good food and good service. Came here with friends couple of months ago and waited in the back bar for our table. The bartenders were fun and made us comfortable. When we were seated in our booth (for 6) we didn't wait long for our stellar waitress. I did 12 years in the industry and can be picky about certain things, but she was spot on and fun. We shared 5 or 6 dishes including chicken satay as well as the herb crusted halibut. Which god willing will be on the menu still when I'm there this weekend! All in all, worth the money for atmosphere and definitely food!

Pros: Great Food!

Cons: Maybe parking...

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This place has pretty good food (the tofu appetizers are especially tasty!) - but it is by no means extraordinary and is highly Americanized. It caters to people that generally don't really know any better. I don't mean to slam it, it's fine, but you can do WAY better for WAY WAY less money. It's basically a place for business people to conduct lunch meetings and to feel comfortable and enjoy "Asian food" - good luck finding any "Asian" people here. Service was fine, prompt and attentive, but our server was decidedly unfriendly. I found the alcohol here quite nice - a good assortment of mixed beverages and healthy pours for singles and doubles. Go into it thinking it's a pricey Asian-themed restaurant with a great bar and you'll do fine.

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★★☆☆☆

This place has pretty good food (the tofu appetizers are especially tasty!) - but it is by no means extraordinary and is highly Americanized. It caters to people that generally don't really know any better. I don't mean to slam it, it's fine, but you can do WAY better for WAY WAY less money. It's basically a place for business people to conduct lunch meetings and to feel comfortable and enjoy "Asian food" - good luck finding any "Asian" people here. Service was fine, prompt and attentive, but our server was decidedly unfriendly. I found the alcohol here quite nice - a good assortment of mixed beverages and healthy pours for singles and doubles. Go into it thinking it's a pricey Asian-themed restaurant with a great bar and you'll do fine.

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Microsoft invited me to their headquarters and took me out to dinner. They picked the perfect place. If you visit Seattle you just must go to Wild Ginger.

I recommend you try...
- Saigon scallop
- Laksa
- Lamb bumba
- Dungeness crab
- Chinese oolong tea

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★★★★☆

Microsoft invited me to their headquarters and took me out to dinner. They picked the perfect place. If you visit Seattle you just must go to Wild Ginger.

I recommend you try...
- Saigon scallop
- Laksa
- Lamb bumba
- Dungeness crab
- Chinese oolong tea

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Wild Ginger has been one of my favorite restaurants for a few years now, and I am continually impressed by their attention to detail and wonderful service. There is always plenty of staff on hand, and everyone I have encountered there has been friendly and knowledgeable. The food is amazing. I've sampled many things on the menu and not yet have I been disappointed with my choice. I love the fragrant duck, the seven flavor beef, the emerald prawns, the potstickers, and the kom-pot short ribs. They are a busy restaurant, especially for dinner, but the service is pretty quick and efficient no matter what time of day you're there. I love to go in at lunchtime because it can be a bit less crowded and I generally haven't needed reservations for lunch. I don't let any of my friends visit me without taking them to Wild Ginger!

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★★★★★

Wild Ginger has been one of my favorite restaurants for a few years now, and I am continually impressed by their attention to detail and wonderful service. There is always plenty of staff on hand, and everyone I have encountered there has been friendly and knowledgeable. The food is amazing. I've sampled many things on the menu and not yet have I been disappointed with my choice. I love the fragrant duck, the seven flavor beef, the emerald prawns, the potstickers, and the kom-pot short ribs. They are a busy restaurant, especially for dinner, but the service is pretty quick and efficient no matter what time of day you're there. I love to go in at lunchtime because it can be a bit less crowded and I generally haven't needed reservations for lunch. I don't let any of my friends visit me without taking them to Wild Ginger!

Pros: service, food is amazing

Cons: parking downtown can be expensive

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Wild Ginger has a great location for the arts and performances crowd. The 5th Ave Theater, Benaroya Hall, and Triple Door are just a short walk away. The restaurant environment is huge (for Seattle): private rooms, two floors, a couple bars, and a large lounge. The lights are dim and the environment has a slight splash of class. Service, unfortunately, has been a gamble and my last waiter was inattentive, unfriendly, and made ?give me? gestures with his hands when asking for our used plates. The food selection has also been a gamble, but most of the time I?ve been satisfied. The Laksa Soup is great and has a Thai curry like flavor. Most of the lamb entrees are tasty. The service says that the plates are meant to be shared, but keep in mind the portions are roughly half the size of what you?d expect at a typical Chinese restaurant. The cocktails have been strong and well mixed. This place is made for large groups. However, if you want to have a special dinner here, make reservations far in advance. This placed gets packed and noisy fast on Friday and Saturday nights.

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★★★★☆

Wild Ginger has a great location for the arts and performances crowd. The 5th Ave Theater, Benaroya Hall, and Triple Door are just a short walk away. The restaurant environment is huge (for Seattle): private rooms, two floors, a couple bars, and a large lounge. The lights are dim and the environment has a slight splash of class. Service, unfortunately, has been a gamble and my last waiter was inattentive, unfriendly, and made ?give me? gestures with his hands when asking for our used plates. The food selection has also been a gamble, but most of the time I?ve been satisfied. The Laksa Soup is great and has a Thai curry like flavor. Most of the lamb entrees are tasty. The service says that the plates are meant to be shared, but keep in mind the portions are roughly half the size of what you?d expect at a typical Chinese restaurant. The cocktails have been strong and well mixed. This place is made for large groups. However, if you want to have a special dinner here, make reservations far in advance. This placed gets packed and noisy fast on Friday and Saturday nights.

Pros: Large Group Dining

Cons: Downtown Parking, Inconsistent Service

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I went here a couple weeks ago with some friends and had an absolutely delicious delicious meal! Although Asian Fusion is not my top choice of restaurants, this place did it excellently! Our service was also fantastic. We had about 3 servers waiting on us - and although that might seem like too much - they weren't pushy or anything. One of them encouraged us to try the dessert and when we still turned it down, she brought some out for us for free! Her excitement and enthusiasm makes me want to recommend it to everyone!

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★★★★★

I went here a couple weeks ago with some friends and had an absolutely delicious delicious meal! Although Asian Fusion is not my top choice of restaurants, this place did it excellently! Our service was also fantastic. We had about 3 servers waiting on us - and although that might seem like too much - they weren't pushy or anything. One of them encouraged us to try the dessert and when we still turned it down, she brought some out for us for free! Her excitement and enthusiasm makes me want to recommend it to everyone!

Pros: great food! great service! great ambience!

Cons: a bit too pricey but still worth it once in awhile

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Yes I make a 6-digit salary and yes I spend relatively freely. However there is a point where a meal that costs several hundred dollars for friends and family should be considered exceptional.

I think the price exceeds the exceptional rating while the food and atmosphere merely meets it.

I heard that this restaurant was one of the best in the US and definitely one of the best in Seattle.

I agree.

But is it worth the excessive pricing?

I am still out on that one. I didn't feel I was ripped off, just let down. I have eaten at some of the world's finest restaurants and the overall experience for most is worth every penny. This one just seemed to miss the mark. I don't know if I would add something to the atmosphere or merely lower the price to put the experience on par. I would probably own my own restaurant if I knew the perfect mix.

Try Wild Ginger yourself, but expect to roll through some serious green. Maybe it will be perfect for you and worth the experience, but maybe you can figure out what is missing from making it a GREAT dining encounter versus merely a good one with great food.

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★★★★☆

Yes I make a 6-digit salary and yes I spend relatively freely. However there is a point where a meal that costs several hundred dollars for friends and family should be considered exceptional.

I think the price exceeds the exceptional rating while the food and atmosphere merely meets it.

I heard that this restaurant was one of the best in the US and definitely one of the best in Seattle.

I agree.

But is it worth the excessive pricing?

I am still out on that one. I didn't feel I was ripped off, just let down. I have eaten at some of the world's finest restaurants and the overall experience for most is worth every penny. This one just seemed to miss the mark. I don't know if I would add something to the atmosphere or merely lower the price to put the experience on par. I would probably own my own restaurant if I knew the perfect mix.

Try Wild Ginger yourself, but expect to roll through some serious green. Maybe it will be perfect for you and worth the experience, but maybe you can figure out what is missing from making it a GREAT dining encounter versus merely a good one with great food.

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While Wild Ginger isn't exactly tops for cutting edge food, I'm pleased by the fact that they serve different asian cuisines under one roof. I'm not one to complain about portions as I usually order several courses when I dine, but yes the portions are small compared to your average mom and pop asian restaurant. However, Wild Ginger is, thankfully, not a seedy mom and pop restaurant. I always order the beef or shrimp (or both) satay to start. The duck and 7 flavor beef have never failed me. The monk curry is ehhhh...but I love the curry squid. The place does get busy- like all good restaurants and service can be painful at times but for the most part the servers have always been as attentive as they can.

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★★★★☆

While Wild Ginger isn't exactly tops for cutting edge food, I'm pleased by the fact that they serve different asian cuisines under one roof. I'm not one to complain about portions as I usually order several courses when I dine, but yes the portions are small compared to your average mom and pop asian restaurant. However, Wild Ginger is, thankfully, not a seedy mom and pop restaurant. I always order the beef or shrimp (or both) satay to start. The duck and 7 flavor beef have never failed me. The monk curry is ehhhh...but I love the curry squid. The place does get busy- like all good restaurants and service can be painful at times but for the most part the servers have always been as attentive as they can.

Pros: never had issues with food

Cons: can get busy, hate downtown parking, someties servers

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If you like P.F. Chang?s over priced Asian food you should go here. I went to Wild Ginger for the 25 for $25 last night. We made our reservation well advanced for 7:30 pm and I didn?t get seated until 8:00pm. We didn?t get to place our order until 8:30pm. My friend and I happen to both order the same dish. When the food finally came almost an hour later we only had 2 entries on our table. We asked our waiter that we were missing an entry he told us the kitchen have combined our dishes together. I have never been to a restaurant that would combine people?s dishes. I wasn?t going to question it since is a really busy night but our combined entry was so small that it makes me wonder how big the real size dish was. I know this is a fusion restaurant, but just because you put ginger and coconuts in every dish doesn?t mean it would make it Asian. The Green Bean salad tested just like the green bean casserole for Thanksgiving dinner just with out the French fried onions. The services is horrible and the food is even worse!

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★★☆☆☆

If you like P.F. Chang?s over priced Asian food you should go here. I went to Wild Ginger for the 25 for $25 last night. We made our reservation well advanced for 7:30 pm and I didn?t get seated until 8:00pm. We didn?t get to place our order until 8:30pm. My friend and I happen to both order the same dish. When the food finally came almost an hour later we only had 2 entries on our table. We asked our waiter that we were missing an entry he told us the kitchen have combined our dishes together. I have never been to a restaurant that would combine people?s dishes. I wasn?t going to question it since is a really busy night but our combined entry was so small that it makes me wonder how big the real size dish was. I know this is a fusion restaurant, but just because you put ginger and coconuts in every dish doesn?t mean it would make it Asian. The Green Bean salad tested just like the green bean casserole for Thanksgiving dinner just with out the French fried onions. The services is horrible and the food is even worse!

Cons: The services is horrible and the food is even worse!

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The Wild Ginger is one of the few places that I am confident in taking out of town clients. There is always something on the menu that appeals to even the most finicky eaters, the space is beautiful, and since it's a large restaurant I can typically get a reservation without too much of a headache. The service is professional and the food is always consistent.

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★★★★★

The Wild Ginger is one of the few places that I am confident in taking out of town clients. There is always something on the menu that appeals to even the most finicky eaters, the space is beautiful, and since it's a large restaurant I can typically get a reservation without too much of a headache. The service is professional and the food is always consistent.

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People give Wild Ginger a bad rap (e.g., the portions are too small, the wait is too long, waiters are snooty). I beg to differ. My first visit, several years ago, was to their old location below Pike Place. When I moved back to Seattle recently, I was I was thrilled to find them in a new location, but was skeptical about whether they were still capable of living up to their old reputation. Would their efforts to increase supply to meet the demands garnered by their popularity compromise Wild Ginger's original vision? I am pleased to say no. I?ve been in for dinner at least six times since then, and have found it to be every bit as wonderful as it ever was. The food is still fantastic--those who complain about a lack of "value" should realize that the mark of a truly dedicated restaurant is a commitment to quality, not quantity. Dining at Wild Ginger is more about diversifying one's palate and discovering new flavors than stuffing your face. If you make a reservation, ask for one of Tyler or Delray's tables--they provide fabulous menu guidance if you're looking for the optimal experience for your taste buds. Jennifer, the wine captain, unpretentiously offers wonderful pairing suggestions. To those who eschew the long wait--regardless of whether you have a reservation--look around you! I usually come in on Thursdays or Fridays, and it's always packed, which is to be expected. True, it can be intimidating at first, but ask for Elisa at the front--she is always more than happy to find a way to accommodate you (reservation or not) according to the nature of the occasion (whether it be quick, romantic, fun, business-like, etc.) and gives great recommendations for after-dinner destinations. If you're looking for standard fare, a mundane atmosphere, and mediocre service, be sure to avoid Wild Ginger at all costs. But for an unparalleled dining experience in an environment that is rich with local culture and worldly flavors, this place is a must.

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★★★★★

People give Wild Ginger a bad rap (e.g., the portions are too small, the wait is too long, waiters are snooty). I beg to differ. My first visit, several years ago, was to their old location below Pike Place. When I moved back to Seattle recently, I was I was thrilled to find them in a new location, but was skeptical about whether they were still capable of living up to their old reputation. Would their efforts to increase supply to meet the demands garnered by their popularity compromise Wild Ginger's original vision? I am pleased to say no. I?ve been in for dinner at least six times since then, and have found it to be every bit as wonderful as it ever was. The food is still fantastic--those who complain about a lack of "value" should realize that the mark of a truly dedicated restaurant is a commitment to quality, not quantity. Dining at Wild Ginger is more about diversifying one's palate and discovering new flavors than stuffing your face. If you make a reservation, ask for one of Tyler or Delray's tables--they provide fabulous menu guidance if you're looking for the optimal experience for your taste buds. Jennifer, the wine captain, unpretentiously offers wonderful pairing suggestions. To those who eschew the long wait--regardless of whether you have a reservation--look around you! I usually come in on Thursdays or Fridays, and it's always packed, which is to be expected. True, it can be intimidating at first, but ask for Elisa at the front--she is always more than happy to find a way to accommodate you (reservation or not) according to the nature of the occasion (whether it be quick, romantic, fun, business-like, etc.) and gives great recommendations for after-dinner destinations. If you're looking for standard fare, a mundane atmosphere, and mediocre service, be sure to avoid Wild Ginger at all costs. But for an unparalleled dining experience in an environment that is rich with local culture and worldly flavors, this place is a must.

Pros: food, service

Cons: bar can be crowded, can be loud

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I was weary to order the crab cake appetizer which was $22 for 4. I asked the server to describe the crab cakes, and she said, "The crab cakes are fillled with all crab and no cake. They are made with fresh crab right out of our own tank." After this description, I ordered them. I was excited, imagining a plate of four wonderful heaps of crab with delicious seasonings. When they arrived to the table, I could not believe my eyes. There were four teeny tiny fried cakes-VERY LITTLE CRAB, mostly all cake. It's been a while since I felt this ripped off.

The other meals we ordered were quite tasty, but still overpriced. My warning here, is whatever you do, do not order the crab cakes!!

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★★★☆☆

I was weary to order the crab cake appetizer which was $22 for 4. I asked the server to describe the crab cakes, and she said, "The crab cakes are fillled with all crab and no cake. They are made with fresh crab right out of our own tank." After this description, I ordered them. I was excited, imagining a plate of four wonderful heaps of crab with delicious seasonings. When they arrived to the table, I could not believe my eyes. There were four teeny tiny fried cakes-VERY LITTLE CRAB, mostly all cake. It's been a while since I felt this ripped off.

The other meals we ordered were quite tasty, but still overpriced. My warning here, is whatever you do, do not order the crab cakes!!

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I love Wild Ginger but I don't know, everytime I go it's a different story. I went last night with my boyfriend and had the duck and thai noodles. The duck was great, the noodles were bland. Our waiter came only twice, to order our drink and our food. Totally bad service that night, and it wasn't pretty busy. BUT, I did go last week with a bunch of my girlfriends, and service was extremely great . Yeah totally confused. Oh yeah, don't forget to make reservations, you will definately wait much longer to get a table.

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★★★☆☆

I love Wild Ginger but I don't know, everytime I go it's a different story. I went last night with my boyfriend and had the duck and thai noodles. The duck was great, the noodles were bland. Our waiter came only twice, to order our drink and our food. Totally bad service that night, and it wasn't pretty busy. BUT, I did go last week with a bunch of my girlfriends, and service was extremely great . Yeah totally confused. Oh yeah, don't forget to make reservations, you will definately wait much longer to get a table.

Cons: parking

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Fun food, quality flavors, and friendly staff- Wild Ginger is a great restaurant to take guests from out of town, go on a first date, or have a nice night out. It has a good decor, reminding me of some of the restaurants I have been to in Tokyo. The food is good, offering some unique flavors and great selections

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★★★☆☆

Fun food, quality flavors, and friendly staff- Wild Ginger is a great restaurant to take guests from out of town, go on a first date, or have a nice night out. It has a good decor, reminding me of some of the restaurants I have been to in Tokyo. The food is good, offering some unique flavors and great selections

Pros: Decoration and Food

Cons: Getting in and seated

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Wild Ginger has some really great foodBut it was way too expensive for the amount of food that you received. I went with a party of four and we all ordered a dish. None of us left full, and the bill looked like six or seven had eaten dinner. It is located downtown, so I knew that the prices were going to be a little high, just not that high. Id recommend just getting Chinese take-out, just as good and you can order twice as much.

1
★★★☆☆

Wild Ginger has some really great foodBut it was way too expensive for the amount of food that you received. I went with a party of four and we all ordered a dish. None of us left full, and the bill looked like six or seven had eaten dinner. It is located downtown, so I knew that the prices were going to be a little high, just not that high. Id recommend just getting Chinese take-out, just as good and you can order twice as much.

Cons: Expensive, Small Portions

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There was nothing really memorable about the food except the price (too high) and the waiter's ridiculously long-winded pretentious descriptions of each dish. It is basic Chinese stirfry on a fancy plate in a fancy looking restaurant. Some of the dishes were oversalted and waiting 45 minutes for a table when we had reservations was a pain. If you can do without all the fanciness, you'll get better food cheaper at an authentic Chinese seafood restaurant.

1
★★☆☆☆

There was nothing really memorable about the food except the price (too high) and the waiter's ridiculously long-winded pretentious descriptions of each dish. It is basic Chinese stirfry on a fancy plate in a fancy looking restaurant. Some of the dishes were oversalted and waiting 45 minutes for a table when we had reservations was a pain. If you can do without all the fanciness, you'll get better food cheaper at an authentic Chinese seafood restaurant.

Pros: nice decor

Cons: long wait even with reservations, over priced food that wasn't worth the $$

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If you want watered down taste - this is your place. If you want more authentic taste of whatever
your ordering go elsewhere. If your stuck on pretense - you'll be kinda happy here. Actually this place cannot even get pretentiousness right - Its like seattle wannabe New York-esque pretense. I mean, either be pretentious and exclusive (which would neccesitate really good food) and do it right - or just be warm and inviting like the region we live in; or jet off to Tokyo, HK and Bagkok
frequently like I do - haute, haute !!!

1
★★☆☆☆

If you want watered down taste - this is your place. If you want more authentic taste of whatever
your ordering go elsewhere. If your stuck on pretense - you'll be kinda happy here. Actually this place cannot even get pretentiousness right - Its like seattle wannabe New York-esque pretense. I mean, either be pretentious and exclusive (which would neccesitate really good food) and do it right - or just be warm and inviting like the region we live in; or jet off to Tokyo, HK and Bagkok
frequently like I do - haute, haute !!!

Pros: The design is cool

Cons: all else

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I finally had a chance to try this Seattle classic - and now understand why it is consistently rated one of the city's top restaurants. We dropped in before going to the symphony (it is right across the street from Benaroya) and were seated immediately at the satay bar. I was extremely pleased with the service; our waiter was very aware of the time constraints of the symphony crowd, took our order promptly, and was attentive throughout the meal. The food was fantastic. When I return (which I definitely will) I will order the Seven Flavor Beef again - the mix of flavors was outstanding. Prawn satay is a good choice. Kung Pao Chicken = average. Price is reasonable. Atmosphere is spacious yet inviting.

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★★★★★

I finally had a chance to try this Seattle classic - and now understand why it is consistently rated one of the city's top restaurants. We dropped in before going to the symphony (it is right across the street from Benaroya) and were seated immediately at the satay bar. I was extremely pleased with the service; our waiter was very aware of the time constraints of the symphony crowd, took our order promptly, and was attentive throughout the meal. The food was fantastic. When I return (which I definitely will) I will order the Seven Flavor Beef again - the mix of flavors was outstanding. Prawn satay is a good choice. Kung Pao Chicken = average. Price is reasonable. Atmosphere is spacious yet inviting.

Pros: Food. Service.

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The waiter was cold and standoffish. After we ordered he didnt visit the table once and we had to call someone else to get our bill. The food was exactly what you would get at a PF Changs with a markup for a downtown location. We decided to try some curries and signature dishes on the menu but they lacked flavor and the potions were tiny. If you are looking for authentic ethnic food or just a bit of flavor, this is not the place for you.

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★☆☆☆☆

The waiter was cold and standoffish. After we ordered he didnt visit the table once and we had to call someone else to get our bill. The food was exactly what you would get at a PF Changs with a markup for a downtown location. We decided to try some curries and signature dishes on the menu but they lacked flavor and the potions were tiny. If you are looking for authentic ethnic food or just a bit of flavor, this is not the place for you.

Pros: None

Cons: Ambiance, Service, VALUE

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I had the monk curry and loved it! It was the perfect amount of spices, mixed with nuts, tofu, and veggies. The only thing was the waiter was extremely condescending, not letting my friend order what she wanted (pad thai with ONLY chicken, he seemed to think she would be paying too much for such simplicity), and making me feel like an idiot when I asked how they made gluten. So come into this restraunt expecting great food and attentive service, but bring your patience as well!

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★★★★☆

I had the monk curry and loved it! It was the perfect amount of spices, mixed with nuts, tofu, and veggies. The only thing was the waiter was extremely condescending, not letting my friend order what she wanted (pad thai with ONLY chicken, he seemed to think she would be paying too much for such simplicity), and making me feel like an idiot when I asked how they made gluten. So come into this restraunt expecting great food and attentive service, but bring your patience as well!

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