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Wild Ginger Cafe

Asian, Thai, Pacific Rim
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2380 Main St, Ste G, Cambria, CA 93428-3431
805-927-1001
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Small Gem in Cambria CA

When we visit Cambria CA, we always have a meal at the Wild Ginger Cafe. It is small - but mighty when it comes to delicious Asian food. This time I had the soup special, an Indian lentil soup and the sesame chicken. Everything was fresh and tasty. For dessert, I had the raspberry mango crisp... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Sagelady5523
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San Diego, California
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Bozeman, Montana
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144 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now I have written hundreds of reviews with over 54,000 likes and helpful. While in Cambria, we chose Wild Ginger based on TA reviews. The service is unbelievably bad. Waaayyyy understaffed. It took almost 20 minutes to get our drink orders - water and iced tea - and she got that wrong!! We were there for almost 80 minutes!!! Food... More 

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Thank gerronimo
Cambria, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tiny place at the south end of town. Great mix of flavors. Everything made fresh. Nice people run it.

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Thank smef2013
Camarillo, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The owner/chef gets her ingredients from the farmers market. Everything on the menu is unique and sounds amazing. I had the Singapore Chicken Satay with peanut sauce and the Wild Chicken salad with peanut dressing. It was ALL amazing. Make sure you save room for dessert! I had the passion fruit sorbet and it was freshly made just a few... More 

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Thank almary2002
Upland, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

We have been here three times in two months and have enjoyed every meal. She has daily specials that never disappoint. The food is fresh and creative. Soups, pastries, entrées, and desserts are all worth the visit. Services is friendly and dependable.

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Thank mariept
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We love, love at hai cuisine, so we were excited to spot Wild Ginger on Trip Advisor with decent ratings. So we gave it a shot. Lunch time, we were the only two in the house at that time, small, cutely decorated. Nice selection on the menu too. Decided on chicken satay appetizers, eggplant curry and pad Thai. All the... More 

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1 Thank docheffe
Cameron Park, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Had the whole fish special. Fried just right so that the small bones and skin are edible and the flesh is moist. Flavors off the chart. Wonderful raw or fresh vegetable and fruit as sides. Can't match this at home.

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1 Thank David C
Santa Barbara, Ca
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Wild Ginger is a one of a kind Asian fusion cafe. Deborah Mok, the owner and chef, is a creative soul and a fun person. She's likely to come over to your table and ask about your dining companion's earrings or sweep the crumbs from your table if you are eating in a particularly messy way. She treats people as... More 

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1 Thank spaventa
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

When we visit Cambria CA, we always have a meal at the Wild Ginger Cafe. It is small - but mighty when it comes to delicious Asian food. This time I had the soup special, an Indian lentil soup and the sesame chicken. Everything was fresh and tasty. For dessert, I had the raspberry mango crisp which was awesome (can... More 

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1 Thank Sagelady5523
Reston, Virginia
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217 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

The food here is just like Singapore it is an amalgamation of multiple cultures. There could be Indian Malaysian or British food. The dishes are good and the atmosphere is nice but if you're expecting mainstream cuisine this is not it. Owner is great and cares about your experience

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1 Thank pillowandfork
Cambria, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

As a local, I patronize this restaurant a few times a year. I also love to take visitors here. It's small, but scrumptious and the chef will accommodate your dietary requests. Great place, good atmosphere and yummy food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2380 Main St, Ste G, Cambria, CA 93428-3431
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: 805-927-1001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?