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8657 San Ysidro Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020-3644
408-847-2625
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice restaurant next to outlets

I always go to this restaurant when outlet shopping in Gilroy. It is not affiliated with the outlets, but is in the building next door to the outlet building 4 which houses the Gap. The restaurant has a variety of Thai and Chinese dishes which are flavorful and reasonably priced. I had the basil... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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Central CA
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128 reviews 128 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I always go to this restaurant when outlet shopping in Gilroy. It is not affiliated with the outlets, but is in the building next door to the outlet building 4 which houses the Gap. The restaurant has a variety of Thai and Chinese dishes which are flavorful and reasonably priced. I had the basil chicken and my sister had some... More 

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Benicia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Driving through Gilroy this week on route to Paso Robles, my friends and I stopped for lunch midway. We found this gem and decided to give it a try. A great lunch. Busy place, comfortable surroundings, and large portions. The three of us split an order of potstickers, and two different lunch entrees with steamed rice. More than enough. And....the... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went to Ginger Cafe for chicken noodles with bak choi, three small hedgehog custard buns, and some black bean balls with sesame seeds. The mie was excellent and the vegetables were fresh. It was so good and so reasonably priced that we went out of our way to visit Gilroy and Ginger Cafe for porcupine buns, coconut spicy soup,... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Was shopping till late and had our dinner here...ordered a fried rice and fried noodles.....so delicious.....the portion is huge....the waiter was honest to point out the portion of the food is huge......just right for a family of 3......must try....

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Gilroy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

This place is alway consistently good. Tonight was over the top good. The service is always friendly. Two of us shared the dim sum appetizer, a large rice, each of us had one item off the menu and each had one cocktail and the bill came to $80. Seems a little steep but everything was cooked perfectly. I guess I... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Incredibly good food and reasonably priced. The portions are large and we ended up having to take our leftovers home. It seemed a little weird having such a trendy restaurant located in the middle of an outlet mall, but I would definitely go out of my way to eat here again.

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Northridge, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were shopping at the Gilroy outlet mall and came in for lunch.Great food and service. Don't be put off that it's part of the outlet mall-eat here!!

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Hollister, California
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47 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I liked the vegetarian "chicken" (probably seitan) and vegetable rolls we shared as an appetizer. My vegan friend had to request changing nuts for tofu twice on her entree. The selection of dishes for vegetarians or vegans seems large to me compared with surrounding area restaurants. The wine list is good. The menu is extremely varied and maybe they are... More 

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Carmel Valley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The food is alright at the Ginger Cafe but nothing special. The have recently changed their menu in a big way, and not for the better! The selections are limited, specially for the vegetarians and pescatarians. They are not very accommodating for food allergies or substitutions. Today's visit was just as disappointing as the last time. The service was merely... More 

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Stopped in for lunch in a party of three. Setting is quite nice and relaxing and conveniently located amongst the Gilroy outlets. We all had lunch specials; the mango chicken in a coconut milk and cashew preparation was sweet and full of flavor. The hot and sour soup was OK, but everyone's rice was on the cold side. The Mongolian... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8657 San Ysidro Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020-3644
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gilroy
  • Phone Number: 408-847-2625

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

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