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Wild Ginger

Asian Restaurant$$$$
Seattle Central Business District, Seattle
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  • Allen A.
    "The 7 flavor beef and fragrant duck are great signature dishes."(10 Tips)
    Theresa B.
    "Hanoi tuna with baby bok choy is our favorite."(4 Tips)
    Anna
    "Try the Rama Setu with the Buddha rolls!"(4 Tips)
    Cecily O.
    "Seafood Thai noodles and panang beef curry"(3 Tips)
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  • Keri G.
    Keri GarelJuly 20, 2015
    The Panang Beef Curry has set the bar for how I want my beef cooked in every dish for the rest of my life. Also a wealth of carefully considered vegetarian and vegan options. My boyfriend rejoiced.
  • Nick G.
    Nick GreifSeptember 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best restaurants in downtown and good value for the quality. Has its own vegan menu as well. Squash soup is incredible. Salads are good. Avoid Buddha Rolls. Chopper Red is best beer.
    Upvoted Sep 11
  • ImpulseWine.com
    ImpulseWine.comMarch 11, 2013
    Don't forget that Wild Ginger has one of the biggest wine lists in the state! Aside from great Bordeaux, they also have amazing Rieslings. Try one with the Seven Elements Soup
  • Diana S.
    Diana SMay 26, 2012
    Laksa is delish, and traditional. The small size is perfect for 2 people. Also, if you get a noodle dish, def get a small as it will feed at least 4 people - massive portions!
  • Brook S.
    Brook ShelleyNovember 8, 2016
    Tasty duck, and I particularly liked the dumpling soup. Closes a bit early (as seattle places are apt to do), but the bar is a great spot to snag a bite alone.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistMay 16, 2012
    If you love lamb you've hit the right spot my friend. The menu features an Indonesian-style roast that's been marinated for two days. Talk about juicy... Read more
  • Carolina M.
    Carolina MilanesiMarch 14, 2014
    All the food is just amazing hard to pick just one. Main are enough for 3 if u get the large. Their mojitos could do with a but more booze in them
  •  ℋumorous
     ℋumorousMarch 13, 2012
    If you are visiting town, the Wild Ginger Fragrant Duck with a pint of Porter is the way to go.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeDecember 8, 2010
    Fantastic food even though it's been gringo-ized for the general population. The other tipsters are correct... The 7 flavor beef and fragrant duck are great signature dishes. Spring rolls are so so.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BilboApril 26, 2015
    The prawn/pork fried rice and duck buns were great. And get the tangerita!
  • Bite Squad
    Bite SquadMarch 26, 2014
    Indonesian-style roast lamb is to die for! Try for reservations thought, busy spot! Bite Squad delivers your favorite Seattle dishes. Use CHECKIN on bitesquad.com for $10 OFF!
  • FoodSherpas.com
    FoodSherpas.comAugust 26, 2011
    Seattle is one of the best US cities for high quality Asian food. And when it comes to Thai and Satay bars, Wild Ginger is one of the best. The "must try" is their famous Fragrant Duck.
  • Marissa S.
    Marissa SolomonJuly 11, 2012
    Killer Siam wraps. Chicken Kung Pao was so tender and flavorful. Green beans rocked and delicious Poet's Leap Riesling.
  • Ben C.
    Ben CoffeeSeptember 10, 2014
    Excellent duck, delicious scallops, and extraordinary wine selection. Friendly service; good for large groups
  • Adam O.
    Adam OBrienSeptember 15, 2014
    The mussels were the best we've ever had, and the otak otak
  • Alex R.
    Alex RandowOctober 8, 2014
    Great wine selection! I had Cambodian style Salmon which was outstanding. Good atmosphere, great service.
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveJune 8, 2012
    Food blogger Jenny of Jenny on the Spot recommends Wild Ginger’s Buddha roll or Thai noodles with prawns, squid, and mussels.
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel ReichertSeptember 17, 2014
    I've been here a number of times now. It's always delicious and the staff is always some of the friendliest.
  • Jon B.
    Jon B.September 3
    Only stopped in for a pre-dinner drink. Was impressed with their cocktail menu, and selection of wines by the glass.
  • Namitta S.
    Namitta ShankarOctober 27, 2012
    Messed up my order and got a non vegetarian dish instead of a vegetarian dish on my table. Was compensated with a free entree. Loved the stir fry vegetables. Pricey as hell. (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Simon R.
    Simon RitchieJanuary 26, 2010
    Whilst the meals were mildly spiced, the way the meals were prepared and the flavours of the meats enhanced, this placed surprised me immensely. Try the sea bass, or spicy tuna dish, both are divine.
  • Wine Spectator
    Wine SpectatorMay 1, 2012
    This Wine Spectator Grand Award winner (as of 2009) showcases California, Burgundy, Washington, Bordeaux, Italy and Germany among its 2,000 wine choices. Corkage is only $15.
  • Katie Y.
    Katie YamadaJuly 23, 2015
    Everything is delicious.... the portions are rather small so don't be afraid to order more thank you think!
  • Seattle Happy Hour
    Seattle Happy HourMay 10, 2012
    #HH Everyday @WildGingerRes from 3-6pm & late night Mon-Thurs 9-10pm, Fri - Sat 10pm -12am (food until 11) http://ow.ly/aOycT
  • Colin B.
    Colin BodellFebruary 21, 2010
    Veg. Pad Thai. Awesome. Roti is not on the menu at Wild Ginger but is available from the Musicquarium. Ask your server to send a runner for a couple of hours and tip well!
  • Paige C.
    Paige CroninSeptember 13, 2015
    Amazing Asian fusion dining in downtown Seattle. Try the spicy green beans!
  • Marcia
    MarciaOctober 13, 2013
    Nice atmosphere, good food, excellent service. Love the wild ginger fragrant duck.
  • Carlos P.
    Carlos PalmeroOctober 28, 2010
    Drink: Wild Ginger Martini. Appetizer: Thai Chicken Satay. Main course: 7 Flavor Beef. Definitely a must if you are in Seattle.
  • Tara B.
    Tara BMarch 21, 2013
    Don't miss the tuna!! Great place for sharing. Everything was fantastic.
  • Ricardo H.
    Ricardo HernandezOctober 28, 2015
    Good food but expensive. You can get higher or same quality in some I-District restaurants for half the price.
  • Bill C.
    Bill CaplesJune 28, 2015
    Seattle standby, Americanized Asian that tasted excellent with very good service.
  • Princess d.
    Princess de JesusMarch 5, 2016
    Duck with dumplings is superb. Must order.
  • Gloria F.
    Gloria FortuneApril 1, 2015
    The emerald prawns are to die for, and I love the peasant satay.
  • Bridgitte!
    Bridgitte!November 26, 2016
    Excellent Thanksgiving Dinner! Comfort lighting. Professional Staff.
  • George S.
    George SebastianMay 23, 2015
    The prawn fried rice was amazing. They did the prawns really well.
  • Cecily O.
    Cecily OsborneJuly 17, 2011
    Seafood Thai noodles and panang beef curry are delish as well as the mango daiquiri :)
  • d b.
    d bDecember 18, 2009
    You must try: the tuna bruschetta and the fragrant duck. For those who like sweet cocktails, the mango daquiri is a favorite. As usual, I'll stick with Manhattans.
  • Quiterightlv
    QuiterightlvFebruary 28, 2011
    I left the oscars to eat this? Don't believe these phonies! Duck is bland, hanoi tuna covered in dill very overpowering and black bean chicken.. My goodness the brown rice excited me more!
  • Mike G.
    Mike GrafhamApril 4, 2015
    The duck is great at both this and the Bellevue location
  • Theresa B.
    Theresa BrownAugust 28, 2013
    Amazing food! Hanoi tuna with baby bok choy is our favorite.
  • Jen C.
    Jen CunninghamMarch 28, 2016
    I sat at the bar during lunch and the thai noodles were delicious!
  • eVm
    eVmMay 12, 2013
    Sea bass with the Peanut glaze and herb. And like everyone else said, get the beans.
  • Carol B.
    Carol BraleySeptember 9, 2012
    Hot & Sour soup is very tasty, spicy, & filling; would definitely order again.
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BalterAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You must must must try the Chilean seabass. Both preparations are delicious.
  • w l.
    w lDecember 13, 2015
    Peasant's chicken is awesome and so is the beef Panang.
  • Patricia F.
    Patricia FélixApril 4, 2015
    Everything!! Great Duck and pad Thai delicious sticky rice
  • Pete M.
    Pete MartinJune 25, 2012
    The seven spice beef is unbelievable. Get the larger portion, however, unless you are not very hungry.
  • Hester P.
    Hester ParksSeptember 14, 2014
    Try the sea bass with green mango salad. Yummie!!
  • Jennifer O.
    Jennifer ONeilMay 25, 2013
    Need a beverage? try the Mccollum. A tequila drink. Complex. Amazing.
  • Steph S.
    Steph SMay 1, 2011
    Try the Lamb Rendang, it's authentic and delicious! Could've given the Laksa a miss.
  • Kimberly R.
    Kimberly RizzoApril 19, 2014
    The BEST pad Thai I've ever had. Seriously. Omg.
  • Kishan G.
    Kishan GanapathiMay 23, 2015
    The Buddha veg rolls and the Rama Setu are pretty good.
  • Jim S.
    Jim SwimmJanuary 27, 2011
    If you don't get the Cambodian-style mussels (if they're available) you are a damn fool! Wow!
  • Pierre S.
    Pierre SMarch 31
    I liked the crispy duck in buns. Lamb was good too.
  • Anson K.
    Anson KlockFebruary 1, 2010
    delicious satays : lemongrass chicken and mountain lamb are my favorites. and we almost always get the fragrant duck with soft buns Read more
  • Marta D.
    Marta DevisJuly 9, 2016
    Good food, mongolian noodles really good!!!
  • Tina V.
    Tina VaamondeSeptember 25
    I wish they had not pared down their lunch menu. I miss some of the old favorites.
  • Quentin S.
    Quentin Staes-PoletJuly 21, 2010
    Superb Fusion food. One of the best place for a good meal in Seattle. Not to be missed.
  • Meg B.
    Meg BucklerApril 18, 2013
    Crazy people watching - loved it. Awesome gluten free menu won me over.
  • Anna
    AnnaJuly 7, 2013
    Try the Rama Setu with the Buddha rolls!
  • Yashar S.
    Yashar ShayanSeptember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The wine list and the Sommelier team here are fantastic!
  • Marin M.
    Marin McElhanyApril 6, 2013
    Mark is the best sommelier, such great stories!!
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HallAugust 9, 2014
    The duck buns are to die for.
  • James T.
    James TJanuary 22, 2013
    Excellent, the 7 flavor beef is to die for.
  • Brendan O.
    Brendan O'LearyOctober 21, 2014
    The Vietnamese wings were nice and sticky!
  • Joanna B.
    Joanna BurtonJune 26, 2014
    Great options for vegetarians!
  • Austin G.
    Austin GriggsFebruary 3, 2013
    Oolong tea goes great with lamb, yes it does. Do not bring your 9 year old sister. Bad call.
  • Kim H.
    Kim HJuly 19, 2013
    Mandarin Chicken, and the Seabass are the best meals.
  • Nathan C.
    Nathan CrippsOctober 31, 2012
    Seriously. Get the Duck - its fantastic
  • Angelique S.
    Angelique SApril 4, 2010
    Fragrant Duck Awesome, fantastic pot stickers. Try the Seven Element Soup, and do wear the bib!
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle AndersonDecember 22, 2014
    Get the the duck, you won't regret it!
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MakelaJune 11, 2012
    The Sichuan green beans are amazing!
  • Michael A.
    Michael ArmijoJune 9, 2014
    7 Flavor Beef & kale were quite delicious! :p
  • Diana F.
    Diana F.November 5, 2012
    Happy Hour everyday 3-6! Pot stickers nmnmmm
  • Gregg C.
    Gregg CochranSeptember 22, 2014
    Mandarin Chicken, green beans, and pad thai
  • Noelle O.
    Noelle OliveiraJanuary 17, 2013
    The fragrant duck is AWESOME!!
  • Derrick D.
    Derrick DeeseMarch 27, 2015
    Thai noodle will give you a new outlook on life.
  • willow b.
    willow blooJanuary 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Request Seamus as your server. Let him do all your ordering. *amazing!*
  • Justine B.
    Justine BelloMay 13, 2013
    The Hanoi Tuna was excellent. But the scallops were just OK.
  • Omer C.
    Omer CohenOctober 16, 2012
    I dare you to find a bartender without a beard! :)
  • Rachel P.
    Rachel POctober 13, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Siam Lettuce Wraps. They're my favorite thing on the menu... and I've tried most of the menu. :)
  • Mel L.
    Mel LandquistMarch 23, 2015
    Everything is perfect here.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Tom Douglas, chef of Brave Horse Tavern, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Black bean crab. Read more
  • Megan T.
    Megan TedescoDecember 21, 2009
    Literally everything on the menu is delicious but I highly recommend the Crispy Thai Catfish
  • Gordon D.
    Gordon DefalcoMarch 27, 2015
    Pad Thai, potstickers, bartender
  • Rich G.
    Rich GarrisonSeptember 22, 2011
    Sea bass with mango is awesome
  • Quiterightlv
    QuiterightlvFebruary 28, 2011
    Seriously, im more asian authentic then this menu has to offer in greatness.
  • Lee
    LeeDecember 17, 2010
    You MUST get the duck, it is amazing.
  • Mohinish V.
    Mohinish VinnakotaDecember 13, 2011
    Lamb satay is the best! :)
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MJuly 23, 2011
    Mongolian noodles + mandarin chicken = perfection
  • Wilhelm B.
    Wilhelm BierbaumJune 30, 2013
    Get the duck. It's amazing.
  • Paul G.
    Paul GagnonApril 19, 2016
    Two disappointing were Squash and Sweet Potato soup and the Rama Setu ... flavors were very bland. We left us feeling a bit eh?
  • M M.
    M MMay 31, 2016
    Red curry. Mango sticky rice
  • Hrushikesh M.
    Hrushikesh ManeNovember 1, 2013
    Definitely seven flavor beef.
  • Marc H.
    Marc HoppersApril 22, 2016
    Everything's great.
  • Chiara S.
    Chiara SiasatAugust 23, 2010
    The duck is delish! So are the Satay's.
  • Joli
    JoliOctober 16, 2012
    Mongolian Noodles!! sechzuan green beans!
  • Cayden F.
    Cayden FeiferOctober 26, 2013
    If you come to Seattle and you don't eat here.. you're trippin.
  • Tammy M.
    Tammy McCrayMarch 11
    A little pricey for lunch but good
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel K.November 17, 2011
    upselling to the extreme, but the food was quite good
  • Boris
    BorisFebruary 3, 2012
    Get one of the soups!
  • Pierre F.
    Pierre FontechaApril 11, 2012
    The seafood is delicious.
  • jan h.
    jan hubertOctober 25, 2014
    A seattle institution just gets better
  • Kimson H.
    Kimson HarperOctober 8, 2011
    Vietnamese spring rolls really good....service however was very very slow
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SavchenkoMay 3, 2014
    Wonton soup is a must!
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SchiebelMarch 12, 2010
    Fragrant Duck & Seven Flavor Beef are a must! Read more
  • Julien G.
    Julien GuellecJanuary 27, 2014
    Just excellent !
  • Larry S.
    Larry SaylorOctober 26, 2010
    Where should I go for goo Indian food in Seattle near The W?
  • Dave J.
    Dave JoyMarch 24, 2011
    My fav is the Black Pepper scollops
  • J R.
    J RichardApril 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    pick your favorite 3-4 satays with a great bottle of wine
  • Aaron R.
    Aaron ReganMay 14, 2013
    Hope you don't have anything to get to after because the service is S-L-O-W.
  • Brandon E.
    Brandon EbelOctober 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Sea bass is off the hook
  • Sadey D.
    Sadey DarlingMarch 6, 2014
    Was served a cold dish of half cooked chicken. And charged for it after I sent it back. Disgusting. Our waiter was an asshole.
  • Røbert A.
    Røbert AndersonJune 1, 2011
    Try the Seven Flavor Beef
  • Karmen N.
    Karmen NovakOctober 29, 2015
    Nice padthai.
  • iris j.
    iris jinSeptember 19, 2016
    longest wine list in the states, average taste
  • Mary S.
    Mary SAugust 30, 2014
    Really great thai
  • C D.
    C DJune 6, 2011
    any satays + sichuan green beans
  • M M.
    M MMay 31, 2016
    Mango sticky rice
  • Joe H.
    Joe HageJanuary 2, 2010
    Treat yourself to an appetizer at Wild Ginger. Excellent cuisine and service.
  • Brandon T.
    Brandon TuckerOctober 14, 2011
    7 Flavor Beef. Don't get the ginseng margarita.
  • Huahua Y.
    Huahua YaoJanuary 2, 2010
    great place for mushroom, asian fusion style food
  • Hiten V.
    Hiten VasaJune 30, 2013
    Rama Setu and Aaron
  • Megan R.
    Megan RadomskiJanuary 25, 2010
    Bit disappointing. Appetizers very good, but mains were under-spiced. Would be great for someone eating Asian for the first time.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica CoxDecember 18, 2010
    The Pear Martini is delish!
  • Brandon E.
    Brandon EbelOctober 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sea Bass is off the hook
  • Beatriz D.
    Beatriz DiazDecember 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try a lemon drop made with their Ginger infused vodka!
  • Thomas T.
    Thomas TidwellMarch 28, 2011
    Great food, SLOOOOW service
  • Kimberly
    KimberlyAugust 9, 2010
    The seared tuna is great!
  • Sean
    SeanAugust 24, 2010
    The fried green beans are delicious with any meal.
  • Mel R.
    Mel ReyesJune 7, 2011
    Absolutely awesome food!
  • Kimson H.
    Kimson HarperOctober 8, 2011
    Very disappointed in food....not at all good, under seasoned and not authentic!!! This was a VERY expensive mistake....
  • Chandler R.
    Chandler RothbardOctober 27, 2010
    Keeping it real local...check it out
  • Matt L.
    Matt LewisFebruary 22, 2011
    Try the duck.
  • Seth Y.
    Seth YatesDecember 11, 2011
    Really poor service.... Waited, and waited for simple appetizers to come out... 45 mins between each
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SchutzerMarch 20, 2010
    The little Saigon cocktail is lovely.
  • Vince R.
    Vince RotondaJanuary 5, 2010
    Three words- panang beef curry!
  • Dustin H.
    Dustin HodgeJanuary 28, 2010
    Sit by the window and witness a drug deal.
  • Holly
    HollyNovember 8, 2013
    Meh. Thought it was going to be better. Food was warm, not hot.
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CarrollAugust 20, 2009
    Try the Hanoi Tuna - yum!
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonNovember 19, 2009
    EVERYone says I need to go. Plotting Friday dinner.
  • Tycia b.
    Tycia belcherJuly 26, 2010
    Princess prawns!!!
  • Julia V.
    Julia VolonakisJune 24, 2010
    7 flavor beef!
  • Chris D.
    Chris DownieAugust 29, 2009
    Get the 7 Flavor Beef. It's amazing.
  • Pedro R.
    Excelente servicio, el salmón sabroso, la sopa de nudles excelente
  • Salvador A.
    Salvador AmFebruary 4, 2016
    Muy buen sabor y buen precio por la cantidad de comida que ofrecen
  • Patrícia T.
    Patrícia TavaresMay 30, 2015
    Almoçamos aqui, é gostoso, mas nada D+! 👍🏻 👍🏻
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