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Wild Ginger

#42 of 3,118 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Thai, Korean
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1401 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 (Third Avenue and Union Street)
(206) 623-4450
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 395
    Very good
  • 149
    Average
  • 53
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

A friend heard I was going to Seattle and said I HAD to go here for the satay. I am glad I took his advice. It was somewhat strange going there alone (in Seattle for business), I might have felt more comfortable at the bar. Prices good, but I did not get a main meal. Looking at others around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Tunbridge, Vermont
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I know, I know. A lot of people will cry heresy at any knock put upon this Seattle institution. I get it. I too was taken by the hysteria of "amazing" Thai and Asian fusion when I first tried Wild Ginger a couple years ago. And I fully expected it to live up to its reputation when I went again... More 

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Tunbridge, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A friend heard I was going to Seattle and said I HAD to go here for the satay. I am glad I took his advice. It was somewhat strange going there alone (in Seattle for business), I might have felt more comfortable at the bar. Prices good, but I did not get a main meal. Looking at others around me,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a Seattle staple, where the locals go for great food. You would be hard pressed to order something bad but I strongly recommend the duck! I get it every time I come here!!! Be sure to make reservations and perhaps take in the Triple door for entertainment afterwards or visit the Art Museum beforehand!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ate the steamed buns with crispy duck, the lettuce wraps, the bok chop and green curry. All delicious. Our server was fun and the sommelier gave us a free wine note class age replacing the first wine bottle we didn't like. He was charming and would let us feel bad.saying it was not with drinking a wine you do not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

First time visit. The service from our waiter and staff did not meet the even the expectations of the above average food. Very underwhelming waiter with no interest in serving. We had several appetizers and also ordered a family style plate of green curry to split for two of us. When it came we thought it was the smaller lunch... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

My fiancé and I have eaten here several times over the years and we never fail to experience some kind of disappointment. Tonight, my meal was delivered at least 5 mins prior to my fiancé's. That was pretty outrageous considering mine was a salad and could have waited until his was ready to bring to the table. Also, service people... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Fantastic fresh Asian fare and atmosphere. I highly recommend doing family style with entries like 7 flavored beef, Hanoi tuna, duck, black peppered scallops, and crispy green beans. You will not be disappointed!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Both times I have eaten here have been fantastic. Once was several years ago upon completion of my AA/high school graduation, and once was this past summer. Both times the staff was really responsive to our requests and knew their way around the menu and didn't hesitate to recommend dishes. It is a bit on the pricey side, but the... More 

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Ventura, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Downtown Seattle. No view. We were quickly seated and our waitress was charming. The place is very busy but all the waiters seems to be enjoying their jobs. Pot stickers were good, Mongolian Noodles very good. Seven season beef excellent. Barbequed shrimp devine. The green beans a must try. All in all a nice experience. Pricey so bring your wallet.... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This restaurant seeks to adhere to the culinary traditions of the Pacific Rim, and great pride is obviously taken with the meals, which are nicely presented. It is not a particularly expensive restaurant by Seattle standards, as well. For instance, a pot of hot tea is only three dollars, and the smaller portion of squash and sweet potato soup is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1401 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
    (Third Avenue and Union Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: (206) 623-4450

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Thai, Korean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 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?