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Wild Ginger Cafe

2380 Main St, Ste G, Cambria, CA 93428-3431
805-927-1001
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Ranked #33 of 43 restaurants in Cambria
Cuisines: Asian, Pacific Rim
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Redlands, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We ate here about four years ago and enjoyed it so much we returned that week. Forward to June '14 p, we are visiting Cambria again and decide to do take-out. Absolutely awful! Cold, pasty egg rolls. Pad Thai mush. One dish so spicy it was in edible. For the price we paid we should have just taken it all... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The creative use of fresh vegetables and fruit with traditional Asian dishes was a real delight. Where else would you get lightly sauteed brussels sprouts, barely steamed carrots, and fresh halved apricots complimenting Korean spareribs on a bed of noodles with sides of slaw and freshly grated horseradish? They cook to order, so sit back and enjoy your company while... More

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The World
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250 reviews 250 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

At Wild Ginger, we had a lovely Singaporean server who had lived in Cambria for 4 years. We had one green papaya salad with shrimp (a daily special) and one large ($8.50/ 16 oz.) soup of the day which was curried butternut squash. The salad had nice tasting fresh herbs and was very good. The soup was very tasty and... More

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northern California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I was so surprised to see so many bad reviews. We stopped for lunch and had an amazing meal. Yes, it was pricey. Yes, the service was a bit slow but the waitress was very pleasant and the food was worth waiting for. My husband had the tom Kha soup and loved it although for me it would have been... More

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Cambria, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It has been several years since my wife and I dined here, and we hoped the quality of food and presentation had improved. We were disappointed. Dishes for two came to $40. Portions were small, dry and relatively tasteless compared to meals in Bangkok and Vietnam. Entrees are dominated by veggies and sliced fruit. "Where's the beef" applies here. The... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

An appetizer and one dish came to $37.00. Including $6:00 for a plate of plain, overlooked vegetables. I edible. The food was extremely poor, flavorless, overlooked noodles, shredded chicken and I suspect the set up had been used before.

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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