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Ginger Root Restaurant

136 Adams Street, Newton, MA 02458
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Ranked #148 of 228 Restaurants in Newton
Price range: $15 - $20
Sun 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian
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English first
Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

To put it bluntly this is not good food. The Chicken with Cashews was totally tasteless, the Lo Mein was below average and the Spring Rolls had a funny taste. Dumplings and Chicken Fingers were good but they don't make it worth it. Also the interior of the place is terrible years ago when it was Ru yee it was... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Although I've eaten in this restaurant in the past, this is my first experience with NEW chef, NEW owner, completely NEW menu. It's essentially a brand NEW restaurant (though name is preserved). My wife and I loved it. Food tasted like the more expensive gourmet Chinese restaurant. My wife has a gluten-allergy which can be challenging in a Chinese restaurant,... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Ginger Root is a good option for when you're randomly craving chinese take out. Although it might be a little pricier than other take out spots, the quality matches the price. The menu offers good specials for lunch... Recommended

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Boston, Massachusetts
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110 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I've been struggling for a year to find a Chinese takeout place in my neighborhood that didn't cater to drunk college students. Finally I've found one! Ginger Root is more expensive than many of the places in the area but it's worth it for the quality of the food. The specials are about $10 each and come with rice and... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We ordered a variety of dishes and the quality was consistent all across the board. Crispy lemon chicken, moo shu pork, and beef and vegetables were all OK. But the outstanding feature of this place was the friendliness of the staff. The waiter/reservationist went out of his way to chat about common interests and at the end, he brought dishes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Both luncheon specials we ordered were all rice and little bit of the actual dish on the side.Greasy chicken wing appetizer tasted funny. Large wonton soup for $8.00 was supposed to have mushrooms but there was not a single one in it, very few peapods sliced in tiny strips and few beansprouts. Overall not a good value for the money.... More 

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Additional Information about Ginger Root Restaurant

Address: 136 Adams Street, Newton, MA 02458
Phone Number: 617-928-3337
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Asian

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