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Wild Ginger Cafe

2380 Main St, Ste G, Cambria, CA 93428-3431
805-927-1001
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Ranked #30 of 42 restaurants in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Asian, Pacific Rim
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This place was recommended by someone at my hotel and it was absolutely delicious. I don't eat meat but, there was lots to choose from on their menu. The place is very cute inside. But, the food... best Thai food I've had outside of Thailand. I ate until I couldn't fit anymore.

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Schweinfurt, Germany
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

2 meals ran us 40.00, it wouldve been less than 20 anywhere else. Factor in that we are in a small coastal town....ok fine. My husbands food was OK, overly spicy forvus, but tasted decent. He had hunan beef. I had sesame chicken, it was awful, dried out chicken. Really gross. The best part of the meal was the fresh... More

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washington state
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134 reviews 134 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a small place with heart. The food was such a welcome respite from the Mexican and fast food options available. Tucked away in Cambria beyond the district you might see as "town" is this little spot with delicious flavors and expertly spiced Pacific Rim Fusion dishes. This is no Chinese or Thai place, it is more Singaporean Cuisine... More

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Irvine, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This would be a five star choice if the service were not so slow. It's tiny, with two chefs (one is the owner) in the kitchen, a bus boy and one overworked server who also served as cashier. Three of us ordered very small dishes: two bowls of delicious soup, a curried chicken puff, a plate of steamed vegetables and... More

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Ripon, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Walked to the Wild Ginger Cafe from our motel on the recommendation of the desk clerk. Small cafe and rather full so we sat outside under a propane heater and enjoyed the fresh air. Food was very good, service was a bit slow.

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Wilmington, Vermont
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135 reviews 135 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place is a high end high class nook in Cambria which offers an eclectic mix of cuisines, all wonderfully prepared. We hapened to stop in one day after looking through an array of menus at our Cambria hotel. While the restaurant has physical limitations (a small seating area with a larger kitchen area) the owners put out great food.... More

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We started with the soup a little spicy but good. I would skip the samosa but the main dishes were great. This small 7 table restaurant is a must try while your in town. If your not into comfort food at the pub or the sow's ear you need to come here the flavors are fresh the place is fun... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We visited for dinner on a holiday weekend when every restaurant in Cambria was teeming with visitors. Wild Ginger has indoor seating for 20 and space for maybe 12. My chair was actually part way across the front door! The Pan-Asian menu is small, but everything except desserts was cooked to order. The vegetarian entree was a butternut curry that... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We love all types of Asian food and after being in USA for a week we were ready to sample Asian USA style. We left very disappointed. We were a party of six who all had different meals from both the restaurant's classic menu to the specials ranging from soup to seafood to chicken to pork to duck. Only one... More

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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

You don't have that many dining choices in the West Village, so I guess this was a pretty decent experience, but not a place that would last in any big city. We had 5 appetizers... there was nothing wrong with any, but nothing to jump up and down either. The menu is small, sort of Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese with some... More

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