Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle
We showed up at 7:50 for an 8:00 reservation, around 8:10-8:15 they sat us. Our server was kind and attentive - but the kitchen then took 60-70 minutes to prepare our 3 dishes. She checked in multiple times to apologize and say our orders should be up next, but after doing that 3-4 times with no food coming out she removed the 3 entrees from our bill. The food was good - just 45 minutes later then expected. I’ve been coming here for over a decade and this was the first time they fell flat. I felt guilty that I picked the place and my 2 friends had this as their first impression. The low service rating was for overall service, not our server. Again she had no control over the hosts or kitchen. She was the only good thing about the entire experience.
I reserved a table online, a lots of people who were waiting, no place to seat. Kithchen wsa very slow, we were able to order just starters and wated for them for 20 min. I found the experience hectic and not pleasant
This restaurant is not what it used to be. We have been coming here since before they moved to the current location. The food is still good, but the service was awful. They were overwhelmed by the crowd at the front desk and in the restaurant. They are located across from the Seattle Symphony and so very popular before concerts. In other words, the crowd we experienced is something they see all the time and something they can predict. We got stuck at a table upstairs in a far corner of a balcony. We were left at the table for a long time with no appearance of a waiter. Glasses of water took about 20 minutes to show up, despite several people telling us they were on the way. I suspect they were pumped from some exotic well fed directly from the Cascade Glacier. We each ordered a glass of wine -- apparently, they now age the wine when you order it because this also took an eternity. As mine was red, it arrived 10 minutes later than the white ordered by my wife. The menu is a fraction of what it used to be -- but the food is still quite good. The service, however, is so slow and every request has to be repeated at least twice. This is the second or third time that we've had a similar experience before a concert -- but it will be the last.
Great food service and drinks prior to the Bowie celebration. Highly recommend Wild Ginger.
We used to love Wild Ginger but this visit, the food was not great. The Sea Bass and the green beans were good but the Thai Seafood noodles were sticky and came out after all the rest of the meal was almost done. The Green Papaya salad was just spicy hot, not flavorful and spicy. Additionally, when we asked the waiter some of the ingredients in the dishes, he answered various things that we knew was not correct so he didn't really know what he was serving. Not sure if we will be back in the future.
Went for Valentine' Day as friends have recommended Wild Ginger (a bit surprised they didn't do anything special for this important holiday). Found it too be a bit pricey and riding on it's past reputation and awards as food was simply OK (it's a fusion of multiple Asian cuisines that seems to try too hard to deviate from the norm) with the lobster and prawn dumpling soup being one of the dishes we really enjoyed. The wine menu has received awards and accolades but is definitely on the expensive side. We were surprised to be told that they normally only allow one round of wine by the glass samples although the server did bring us a sample of the third glass before we ordered a carafe to share. Also said we would look at the desert menu but think she misheard us and brought the check but overall she was friendly and attentive. The host/greeting team was super friendly and organized despite it being busy so that was nice. This restaurant would need to re-invent itself in other city markets but I guess for the Seattle it works.
pricey and plain food. My dish came cold and noodles sticking and clumpy. Appetizers pretty good. We pay for the ambiance.
Our server was amazing!
Food was great as always.
We had a great dinner. The duck was awesome and the variety was great. Fun Bar crew and great sommelier was very knowledgeable
Friendly, wonderful service.
Food was very good with nice presentation.
But two of our party had large pieces of red chilies that created a very spicy dish, which was not what they ordered.
We'll be back.
The meal was okay but nothing special and certainly not for the price. Our service was fine also nothing extraordinary. The restaurant itself is large and the ambiance is as one would expect for that type of restaurant.
Servers were a bit overwhelmed. They took some time to take our order.
Remains my favorite place to eat before going to a concert at Benaroya. Friendly, efficient, professional service and the food is consistently delicious.
We have dined with you several times, and always pleased, but the other eve. fell short. We have had "drunken chicken" at Monsoon, and loved it. Yours was simply cold sliced chicken with a dip, mediocre!
Good good and good service. Always a good choice for a business dinner.
I made my reservation two weeks in advance and was seated at the far end of the restaurant in a corner. This was a special event, the Chinese dragon new year dance. The gift promised was lack luster and the Chinese dragon was mainly on the main floor out of our view. The food was mediocre at best. Wait staff was good. I told myself I wouldn’t be back after the marginal buffet we went to previously, however the new year celebrations looked fun. I was disappointed again. Sorry, but I won’t be back.
This was one of our favorite restaurants until this last visit. Went there for dinner before
the symphony. Concert was at 8pm so we made reservations for 6:30pm. We were seated on time
but we were not acknowledged by anyone for 20 minutes. Food was finally served an hour after being seated giving us 15 minutes to finish before we had to leave. Must praise the host AJ for noticing us and finally having a server come to our table. Other than that, really unhappy and will think twice about going back.
This is usually a great place. We went for a special occasion on Saturday. Our reserved table was not ready. Drinks took 25 minutes. Slow, slow service. Some food came out while the others at our table had to wait for a long time to get their entrees. Hopeful that this was an isolated situation.
Food is absolutely outstanding and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The service was excellent, the restaurant well run. The only thing to consider is that bar drinks are quite expensive.
That did not deter us however, and we will return to the Wild Ginger again and again.
I have been a fan of Wild Ginger for years both when it was in its original setting and now in its current location. It is a "go-to" restaurant for us and especially convenient for events we frequently attend at Benaroya Hall. We like dining on the balcony as it is a bit quieter than on the main floor. The food is outstanding, the waitstaff well informed and responsive and the food beautifully presented and delicious.
Food was exceptional...noodle dish and tuna was first rate
We came down from Bellingham to go to the theater. The service is impeccable (although we do come from Bellingham, so our bar is pretty low)... but I’m FROM Portland, so I do know what good service should be like ;) Everyone is courteous, professional, prompt, respectful and friendly... absolutely no complaints. Food was amazing, so delicious, fresh, hot... perfect. We ordered pot stickers, green papaya salad (my fave), four flavors beef, chicken pad Thai, drunken chicken, green chicken curry, bok Choi, omg all so very good. Four flavors beef was my second favorite. This place is worth the drive, even if we aren’t going to the theater. We’ll be back soon!
Excellent food, satisfactory experience.
Food is thoughtfully conceived and carefully prepared: I'd characterize it as comfort food takes on the main categories of pan-Asian dining. The chicken chiew salad and the Siam sea bass salad were both nicely sauced and very tasty. The Mongolian noodles have a little spice kick and were also quite good.
Servers were very willing but somewhat inexperienced (par for the course in Seattle these days).
Background music was inappropriate but low enough volume that it didn't mar the experience, just did not add to it.
We arrived early for our reservation and went to the bar for a glass of wine. The bartender was very friendly and we told him about our upcoming dinner reservations. The restaurant was very busy and he went to check on our table for us. At the appropriate time he actually seated us. Our waiter was very helpful explaining the menu and made suggestions. The food and the service was just excellent and I was surprised how reasonable the check was.
Still the best and greatest restaurant in Seattle. Perfect before a performance of the Seattle Symphony.
As one who remembers the countless exciting visits and outstanding food at the oldWild Ginger on Western Ave. and the early days in the Benaroya neighborhood, I have reached the regrettable conclusion over the past several visits that Wild Ginger has decided to cash in on mass market profits and sink to culinary mediocrity. My wife and I were disappointed. Her enthusiasm was not encouraged by the fact that her high sensitivity to food bacteria kicked in with drama within 30minutes after eating (probably bad mollusks). The two positives were a caring waiter and convenient location.
Most of the food was tasty, although not all. Much of the menu was more spicy than one of us liked. They would adjust to your desired level, but reactions to spice are different. The location and service worked well for us with a concert at 7:30 pm.
Started going here when it was a little hole in the wall Satay Bar. They’ve developed and grown into a really good restaurant. I’ve only been to the downtown location and it never fails to please.
Duck entree was incredibly small. Did you run out of duck that evening or do you have a new chef? Seems it was half of what it typically is and the green beans were way spicer than normal. Will try again but not the same experience that I have had there in the past.
I highly recommend Wild Ginger. Great ambiance and amazing food! Have the scallops and you won’t regret it. Perfect location.
Food is great, but on our last visit we had super slow service. We had tickets to a show, which our server knew, but it still took him 20 minutes to get the tab to us after we finished eating.
Fantastic experience. Please give our wholehearted thank you to our servers. We had a birthday and they brought cake and wine. It was truly exceptional and the food was delicious. What a treat. Our servers made it a wonderful experience. Please recognize and thank them!!
Server great. Good delicious
I lived in Indonesia for some time, and while I found your Sayur Lodeh to be well-seasoned, it really needed more SPICE. Also, the amount of rice delivered for two people was pathetically inadequate. Service was very slow when we requested more, and the additional spoon we asked for never did arrive.
However, the food was pretty good, the drinks were very good, and the atmosphere pleasant, if a bit loud.
Maybe they lost our order and the kitchen never got it? Took over an house for our food to arrive and two of the entrees were room temperature. Our waiter was great and very nice.
Symphony night with the family - close to Benaroya Hall, great food & atmosphere!
Read some reviews that were positive and decided to try - but it was very disappointing. The potstickers were blah and the prawns that were recommended were not good at all - thick batter and little flavor - McNuggets would have been better. Will not return.
We had family in town that was staying in Seattle. We met them down there and heard good things about this restaurant.
Un repas délicieux et un service gauche et particulièrement désynchronisé avec les étapes du repas. Le tout malgré ces maladresses aurait été passable. Ce qui a été horrible a été de me faire servir un café préparé de toutes évidences en matinée ?