Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle

4.3
4066 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 4:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Holiday Hours: Labor Day :: 3pm - 9pm, Christmas Eve :: 11:30am to 9:30pm, Christmas Day :: Closed, New Years Day :: 4:00pm to 9:00pm
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Phone number
(206) 623-4450
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin Chiang
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Catering
Rise beyond the conventional with catering from Wild Ginger. Whether you are planning an intimate dinner or a reception for hundreds, we can help create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Union Street
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Parking details
Valet is located on Union Street, available Thursday, Friday and Saturday for $10. Parking is also available at several garages in the area.
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Public transit
Major bus line is right out front on 3rd Avenue.
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Entertainment
Check out The Triple Door right next door to us on Union Street for live bands and performances every night.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Treat your loved one to a special meal at Wild Ginger Seattle this Valentine's Day. Our family style menu, award-winning wine list, and accommodating yet unintrusive service combined with the ambiance of our space will make for an intimate night out.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 4066 People Are Saying
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VR
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wild Ginger has been a favorite since they were near Pike Place Market. It is across the street from Benaroya Hall and within walking distance from two cinema theaters. On several bus routes and the light rail station- University St. Perfect spot for good food, good service, stress free ways to get to when playing around in our beautiful cosmopolitan city.

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IG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We are regular customers and ordered our favorite Laksa soup. It was different this time: more spicy and had really strong tomato flavor, not enough noodles and fish. Just very different so we were disappointed because we came specifically for this soup.

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EB
Omaha
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When our waiter learned that we enjoyed hot food, he brought out two little cups with extra spicy goodness. Great food, even better service.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

We went to celebrate my birthday

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We we’re disappointed in our meal and the service last night, after many previous positive experiences at the restaurant.

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A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Overpriced for mediocre food and service. There are better places in Seattle to eat!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with a different twist

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JS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It had been about 9 yrs since dining in downtown Seattle. Hard to find entry to restaurant. We watched many others try to locate the entry while dining. Food good!

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d
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

delicious interesting food and such professional service

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n
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. Always on top of their game.

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BA
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. Make reservations.

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S
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Wild Ginger has always been exceptional. I have never been disappointed. The food is extraordinary and the service outstanding. I love eating at the Wild Ginger.

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KA
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Busy place but efficient. Good food and drink. Excellent when you have limited time

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b
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous. Server was very attentive, but unobtrusive.

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C
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was overpriced and no better than you would get at a fast casual dining place. Very ordinary. Duck was over cooked. Noodles in the seafood dish were mushy. Potstickers were generously sized but blah.

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GB
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great for family style Asian dinning. Good downtown location, good food and ambiance. Would recommend for most occasions.

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JH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and near the 5th Avenue.
Parking next door for a reasonable price

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NJ
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Very savory tastes. Perfection. We love this place.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went swell

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GH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Restaurant not at the level it once was. Maybe just an off night but the scallops which are one of my favs just not as good as normal. Too bad.

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AB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

A good go to for large parties and generous portions to share.

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S
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I brought my friends from out of town here for an early dinner. We were the first party seated, which was great because we wanted a quiet place where we could catch up with each others' news. We were seated at a booth that was nice and cozy. I started with a hard cider that was excellent; not too sweet. They shared a carafe of chardonnay.
None of us wanted a large meal, so we ended up ordering soup. I had the seafood soup in a coconut turmeric, which came in a large bowl and was delicious! I had enough left over to take home for lunch the next day. My friends ordered a won ton soup that was similar in price, but half the size, and unremarkable.
The server was very friendly and attentive. I felt she was pushing us to order many dishes and many courses, but she wasn't rude.
When we left, the seats were full and the noise level was high. If you want to converse, I recommend coming earlier and getting a booth. The upstairs tables for 2 look fun.

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C
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite restaurants in downtown Seattle.

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BE
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sommelier assisted with the perfect wine pairing for our dinner selection.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Did not get seated until 45 minutes after reservation
Seated at table by window which was very cold

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CG
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant was over-booked, perhaps understandable for New Year's Eve, but waiting a half hour or more past your reservation is never a good start. Food and service made up for it though, as they were first rate. Would certainly recommend for those seeking an innovative food experience and not afraid to pay for it...

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was divine. Staff was very friendly and honest. Beautiful presentation and great service. Good drinks and large wine selection. Very busy for New Year’s Eve so I was glad we had reservations. Made for a great date.

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DW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food quality and portion size just doesn't live up to the hype or the price, not when there are countless Asian restaurants in the area. We thought the shrimp special my wife ordered was an appetizer. It was not. Though the food came out quickly, the server showed zero interest in providing quality service, even going so far as to tell us to "remind her" that we want more drinks with our entrees. Dessert order was taken without even asking if we wanted coffee or any other drinks. Every time she came by to drop something off or pick something up, it was like a flyby. She was busy. I get it. But when a couple is spending $130+ tip, a little courtesy is in order. At one point, we actually had to wonder if this was one of those "no tips needed" restaurants, that's how poor the service was. This was our first time back in a few years. We had really fond memories, but doubt we'll be back.

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RL
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Slow to be seated, even with reservations it took 15 minutes plus

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S
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went here for dinner on New years eve. Our starters came out surprisingly fast. The other food took a bit longer but the restaurant was pretty busy. Friendly service and good food. I will definitely be back.

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R
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

New Year’s Eve Had a 6 pm reservation arrived 25 min early, seated right away. Food was wonderful. Everyone loved what they ordered. Service was exceptional Thx. Will be going back

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VB
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our party of 5 ate at Wild Ginger on New Year's Eve. We arrived early and were immediately seated. Albert, our waiter, was attentive and informative about menu items. He gave good suggestions for a variety of plates to share and the quantity that should be ordered. Food arrived promptly and was delicious. I recommend the duck buns, scallops, 7 spice beef, prawns, green beans and the coconut gelato. Service got a littler slower as the restaurant filled up. A great evening and would highly recommend both the restaurant and server.

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DC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall, good ambiance. Had a nice window table. The food was a bit bland (needed spice) but highly recommend the green beans!

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AR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have patronized Wild Ginger many times but this is our first review. WG is our number one go-to for an excellent dinner before a concert at Benaroya. Everything is first rate and the menu is always appealing and interesting. Keep it up folks!

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BE
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoy the menu choices which are very diverse. The atmosphere is relaxed and unhurried. Service is efficient and professional. I have experiences slow down in service when the kitchen is slammed, but it's worth the wait.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Waiter and sommelier were extremely attentive. So fun to share a variety of plates.

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M
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The waitress was attentive but un obtrusive and the food delicious.

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KB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Friendly service and very tasty food, and good value for lunch.

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BT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

kitchen was too busy and took too long to deliver food.

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DO
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was for my husband’s birthday-/ there were 7 of us. Gina was our server and she did a great job. All the food was wonderful. It couldn’t have been a better party. Thanks, Wild Ginger!

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