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Red Ginger

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237 East Front St, Traverse City, MI
231-944-1733
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 289
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  • 111
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ambience and an Attitude

Cheerful and exotic, eager to satisfy everyone's pallet, the wait staff are as sophisticated as the food. We enjoyed a variety of sushi and came away satisfied with the choices we'd and anxious to add others the next visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
TCMargaret
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Traverse City, Michigan
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Traverse City, Michigan
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Cheerful and exotic, eager to satisfy everyone's pallet, the wait staff are as sophisticated as the food. We enjoyed a variety of sushi and came away satisfied with the choices we'd and anxious to add others the next visit.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Red Ginger in Downtown Traverse City was the best restaurant for a group of girlfriends wanting to eat a bunch of small plates and sushi! We made a reservation online a month in advance. My favorite sushi roll was the chef special and my favorite small plate was the calamari.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

That's what I think about this place. It costs about $5 per bite. It's expensive. When you're spending a lot of money, your sushi rolls should not be cut thin and really wide, and definitely should not unwrap! (mine have twice) That seems amateurish. The flavors are good. This place is noisy and a bit of a"scene". But people like... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely dinner at Red Ginger with a great, friendly serving team of Mitchell & Liz. The restaurant/bar had a lively atmosphere and the food was top notch. Our group enjoyed the potstickers & sushi special as appetizers and entrees of halibut, tuna, and the Vietnamese shaking beef. You definitely need a reservation to eat dinner here and although... More 

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Boyne Falls, Michigan
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Service is a huge factor in a great dining experience. We had two gentlemen waiting our table (Randy & Josh). Randy did an amazing job and really answered any questions we had to the best of his ability. We'd love to have him as our server anytime. However, Josh came off as rude. Nearing the completion of our dinner I... More 

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Another great trip to this restaurant! We had a few cocktails and appetizers at happy hour and enjoyed them thoroughly. Friendly and informed staff + a great environment!

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Muncie, Indiana
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I know, you go to this part of the country for the fish. Well, do yourself a favor and eat at Red Ginger! We didn't know anything about this place but were in the mood for sushi so we went. We were seated on the back porch which was wonderful because it was quieter than the main part of the... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Red Ginger provided the best meal of the week on another fine culinary adventure in the Traverse City area. I had the fish special on risotto and it was GREAT!. I have not had a bad meal here yet. We also had a sushi roll starter which was very tasty. Red Ginger is one of my favorites in Traverse City,... More 

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Service, is TOPNOTCH, and fast. No complaints about no staff, slow staff etc. They are on it here. Food, amazing. Love the hot stone filet and the potstickers. A must if you are visiting.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great food, very trendy place. Wine list is excellent. A foodie place with great sushi and rolls. I ordered a kale salad which I would recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 237 East Front St, Traverse City, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 231-944-1733

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?