Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle

4.4
4602 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
The food at Wild Ginger spans the Pacific Rim from China to Indonesia. We pride ourselves on offering traditional dishes from these distinctive regions and insist on house-made ingredients. Chefs make spicy chili sambals, fresh coconut milk, delicate egg noodles, and our pungent oyster sauce all from scratch. To achieve the sublime flavors of the East, there is no substitute for the time-honored customs of these rich and ancient cultures.
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and service was spot on. We enjoyed this quintessential Seattle Classic.

AW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely outstanding. Loved our waitress and can't wait to go back!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with excellent wine and food recommendations. Loved the duck and beef specialties. Plenty of room. Very attentive staff. Will definitely return.

CW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Lamb Chops were amazing. Our server had a ton of personality. Overall a great meal.

O
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I usually love wild ginger but this time the food was sub par and the service wasn't that great. Really disappointed.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great menu and wine list.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Arrived with a reservation, had to wait 30 minutes. Service was spotty, food just ok. South Lake Union was way better. Front desk flustered but rude about the whole reservation situation.

LM
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 1

What a disappointed. Great ambiance except we were sat in a room in the very back with 3 tables that looked nothing like the restaurant. More like a cafeteria. They messed up two of our four orders and completely forgot the sides. The food came out at all different times. Was just bad.

RA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best restaurants I've eaten at. Everything we ordered was delicious and cooked perfectly! Lots of unique flavors.

SC
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful food and wine experience. The wine guy was just wonderful, knowledgeable, and so approachable, and based on our requests, and answers to questions he asked, made great recommendations and selections for us. The desserts were amazing, especially the flourless chocolate cake. We enjoyed the green chicken curry and other dishes we ordered, but felt they could have used a touch of heat. A five star experience for sure. The serving staff was truly impeccable.

AY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The Thai Fusion dishes are put together well. I especially recommend the changing/seasonal menu, although I wouldn't leave without trying the upscale lobster/shrimp wonton soup!

c
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

A decent menu of Pan Asian fare is marred by inconsistent service and an unimaginative dining space. The downtown location doesn’t help either. Cocktails were well conceived with Asian ‘touches’ and well executed.

S
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great restaurant. First ate here in 2010, didn’t get back until 2018(we live on the east coast). We were worried it wouldn’t be as good as we remembered. No need to worry, it’s still terrific. Especially recommend the green beans and the chicken pot stickers, but everything we’ve tried has been good.

MP
Portland
42 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Hard to believe they are celebrating 30 years in Seattle. They have not lost a beat with their amazing variety of some of the best protein and sauce combinations. Best to share with a big group. Saute's are fabulous and make sure to get their lettuce cups. Sichuan green beans are a must as are Thai spring rolls.

PW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wild Ginger never disappoints , great food , good and friendly service and a nice atmosphere.

S
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

I want to preface this with a compliment: food was delicious, kitchen nailed it. The rest is not positive. My boyfriend & I are experienced bartenders/servers ranging from dive bars to Zagat-winning 5 star establishments. We know what level of professionalism & service is expected across the entire spectrum. Wild Ginger's prices/wine menu reflect a slightly higher caliber. We had a 7:15pm reservation 2 top. Arrived & were told to wait (understandable if busy). We told the hostess we're fine to sit in the bar--she told us to wait while she checked if it was busy. I've never heard of a bar be on a wait--we waited, she returned & told us to wait for the table. My boyfriend walked over to see if any spots at the physical bar were open, which there were plenty (albeit dirty). She scoffed/rolled her eyes at us for walking to the bar giving attitude when we said "never mind" on the table. What she could have done was see spots were open at the bar & either 1) have a busser clean two seats or 2) taken away dirty glasses and wiped it down herself. Teamwork is what makes a restaurant successful. This is lacking. A female server cussed & cursed F-bombs our entire visit every time she came to the well because the bar was backed up on orders. Fine to do in private but even though I'm sitting at the bar I'm still dropping the same amount of money as those at a table. Shut your foul mouth when you're near guests! Organization, speed & efficiency of the bar were lacking. Dirty glassware was piled up next to the well (& our seats) & rarely removed. Everything you need to make your drinks should be in close proximity to the speed rail. Bartenders need to learn to prioritize & work smarter not harder. You can pour wine into glasses while a beer is filling up on draft. Prep & make 2 cocktails at once. Don't yell at me for the wine # because you forgot it. Wine presentation by Somm was Chili's caliber. Very disappointing for such great food! The kitchen deserves the tips not FOH.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always pleasant and good food.

AK
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wild Ginger delivers a consistently positive experience. Food is prepared to perfection, decor is clean, modern, comfortable. Service was outstanding. Not too intrusive, and efficient. Wild Ginger is one of the best dining experiences possible in a city filled with outstanding culinary offerings.

l
Nashville
47 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Food is creative and continually good. Normally excellent service.This trip we had someone on 2nd shift and brand new. Should have been better trained when paying several hundred dollars for dinner.

SP
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this place a good for eating the food. I am very fond of gum boot chitons, but have never eaten one and most likely never will. tardigrades can survive most anywhere. thank you for allowing me to participate in this survey.

f
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Attentive service and tasty food, as expected. If you
Ike Asian fusion, Wild Ginger should not dissapoint!

EG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I would encourage the chefs to have more vegetarian options available.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent. The food arrival was extremely slow.

RW
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit Seattle every year and make the Wild Ginger one of our stops for dinner. The duck buns are an every year event as well. Everything on their menu is delicious and the service is excellent

D
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The service in the bar was so so, then numerous minutes went by before a waiter, busboy or anyone came to our table once we were sat. It was not a busy night when we were there. Their duck was 5star, but a noodle dish was dry & it had little flavor, which by the time the waiter inquired we were 3/4 done with it. I only kept eating it because I was hungry after a full day of travel.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food wasnt quite as spicy and complex as we remember from year's ago. Presentations were nice but not overly exciting. Obviously the "business casual'" recommendation (requirement) on the web site needs to be deleted. And I still want to know whatever happened to higher quality restaurants having tablecloths?

a
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was quite tasty

DR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always try and dine at the Wild Ginger when we come to Seattle for a show. Whether it is at Benaroya or The Triple Door, Wild Ginger is part of the plan.

JO
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding and the service was better. Wild Ginger was recommended to us, and we were not disappointed

LU
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. Service was not very good, but the food & mood of the restaurant more than made up for it!!! Everything we ordered was spot on!!!

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As a single diner I was provided excellent service not only by my server, who was busy, but by the server @ adjoining table. Never had to ask for anything & timely with beverage refills. Food was excellent as I remembered from past visits. Already recommended Wild Ginger to others @ Amazon where I was working this past week. I am in the food business and Wild Ginger was a home run.

G
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The interior is terrible, no ambiance and very stale. The food is marginal. This place has definitely jumped the shark. I visited 24 yrs ago when it first opened in the original location and it was spectacular. It’s very tired now and in the midst of so many great options in Seattle I won’t return.

TM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had dinner with some visiting friends. It was 8 of us. The food was great so was the service.

A
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and ambiance. Went for my birthday and the waiter brought a slice of cake that was delicious

DK
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely evening with great food and drinks. Went with friends from Michigan because it is a fab Seattle dining experience near their downtown Hotel.

GS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m a fan for life and Wild Ginger NEVER disappoints in any measurable category!

S
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect experience. I had Lobster and Prawn Dumpling Soup and Green Curry, my date had Thai Passion Tofu. We shared these, as well as an order of Chicken Potstickers. We arrived early, and it was packed by the time we left, but we were lucky to get a seat along the windows of Third Avenue in the corner room. My date is going back tomorrow to have lunch with a friend, and I think she's going to order the Fragrant Duck. The Mango Palmer I had as my drink was very sweet, which is fine because I only had one. Expect it to taste very mango-ey, it is not an Arnold Palmer with a hint of mango.

EP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Still great 15 years after first visit... had an amazing thai sea bas

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was sooo good. We were in town from Dallas, Tx and after eating our way through some seafood decided we needed something else. Don’t let’s the simpleness of the menu let you miss out on this amazing restaurant. Highly recommend

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