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Gingergrass

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1284 Barrington St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Y5, Canada
902.425.8555
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Lovely little restaurant serving fresh and tasty Thai/Vietnamese food...
Lovely little restaurant serving fresh and tasty Thai/Vietnamese food. Enjoy a delicious well presented meal served by an entertaining staff.
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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great pho.

I really enjoyed their beef pho, a daily lunch special. Would have given 5 out of 5 except the lack of air conditioning on a hot and very humid day. If you go for lunch be sure to arrive before noon as the place gets busy early. A great sign of a good restaurant when the locals love it. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Paul D
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  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I really enjoyed their beef pho, a daily lunch special. Would have given 5 out of 5 except the lack of air conditioning on a hot and very humid day. If you go for lunch be sure to arrive before noon as the place gets busy early. A great sign of a good restaurant when the locals love it. I... More 

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Grafton, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were extremely underwhelmed. Tamarind tofu had a lovely sauce but the tofu was not fried crispy and few vegetables were incorporated; a Vietnamese combo plate included Chinese-style egg rolls, nothing spectacular, and the blandest of baked chicken with no sauce or marinade at all. Expected better Asian offerings in the middle of Halifax.

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We stopped in here after having been given a dark table at a trendy restaurant down the street. We left the trendy place when it became evident we were not trendy enough for any service... and passed Gingergrass ... and the food looked great! This is not a "high dining" experience. Gingergrass is just about serving you great Thai food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

When I come to Halifax, I have to stop here for a lunch or dinner. Always excellent. Never had a bad experience.

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A friend of mine had eaten at Gingergrass and really liked it. Walking around in downtown Halifax, we came upon it by accident and decided to have lunch there. The place is unassuming and like many other Asian restaurants, rather basic. Unfortunately, since it has been a while since our visit, I cannot remember which dishes we ordered. As I... More 

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St. John's
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Used to come here when I was in university 25 years ago. Every time I visit halifax, I make it a point to eat there! I'm never disappointed! Still a great deal - quite inexpensive specially for the area.

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Hull
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Good quality Thai / Vietnamese food at a reasonable price. It seemed to close rather early but this seems to be a feature of many Canadian restaurants.

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Halifax Region, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Had yellow curry with chicken and shrimp! Nice and spicy accompanied with an unfamiliar beer much like Sapporro. Great price, service, and food! Great for a quick bite!

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We went here with 2 friends last night and it was wonderful the Combo plates we had the Green Beef Curry and the Pineapple Curry was fantastic the quants huge and service was fast. The have a lot of Vegetarian options as well. Do recommend you try this place out just across from Bearlys on Barrington.

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Oxford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Something for everyone, great food, good service. A busy spot at lunch and dinner time. They also offer take out. So many options to choose from and a nice selection of combo and group menu choices, if you just can't decide.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1284 Barrington St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Y5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: 902.425.8555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

Lovely little restaurant serving fresh and tasty Thai/Vietnamese food. Enjoy a delicious well presented meal served by an entertaining staff.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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