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Ginger Cafe

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8657 San Ysidro Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020-3644
+1 408-847-2625
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Fernando, Trinidad
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Excellent Chinese food with a wide selection. Sited in the outlet mall so good place to wind down and have a good meal

Thank Austin T
Paso Robles, CA
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408 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Ginger Cafe has lunch specials, in addition to a wide-ranging menu. The Shanghai Noodles were our favorite! The Tom Yum noodle soup was also very good but spicy. Skip the dim sum sampler - - only 2 of 5 were steamed and the deep-fried items were very heavy and not appealing. A highlight was the excellent service.

Thank paso57
Gilroy, California
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378 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Another favorite go to restaurant, from dim sum to pad Thai, they have a broad range of asian styles with signature fusion dishes, love the carmelized garlic prawns (this is Gilroy).

Thank Norma W
Gilroy, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

I returned a noodle dish because it was too salty. Silly me! I thought they would remake it with less salt, they rinsed off the noodles and brought them back to me. I didn't even get apoligie when I brought it to the managers attention.

Thank Gthang5
Galena, Illinois
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336 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

I read the reviews and thought I would stop in and give this place a try. As far as sushi goes, they have one roll. If you go in during happy hour you can get a beer or glass of wine free with the roll. The roll is okay. I also ordered the crab meet cheese puffs/wontons. They were missing... More 

Thank Burns57777
Morgan Hill, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

I have been aware of Ginger Cafe for many years and finally decided to try it, primarily due to the Trip Advisor and Yelp reviews which are largely positive. My experience today leads me to question what the other reviewers consider good and authentic Chinese food. The restaurant is clean and decorated pleasantly enough; the staff are friendly enough but... More 

Thank axiom2016
Gilroy, California
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

This Restraunt has great food. Not typical Chinese food. It has a little different flavors . But everything I have eaten here is yummy. Happy hour is a great time to have a nice cocktail and all their appetizers are 1/2 off. (They do not have watered down drinks) I love the chicken roll wraps. Might be saying name wrong... More 

Thank lovetotravel140
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233 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016

The Ginger Café is located in the middle of an outlet mall. It is nicely decorated. My wife and I enjoyed the Ha Gao (which sere very full of shrimp), the Blue Crab Dumplings and the Beef Chow Fun. The Lobster Dumplings did not seem to have much lobster and were not as tasty as the other very delicious dumplings.... More 

Thank TJFLG42
Jakarta, Indonesia
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820 reviews
436 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 694 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2015

We can't praise Ginger Cafe enough. We visited again after our March visit and found many menu items replaced or changed. For instance, the custard filled hedgehogs seem to have been replaced by custard filled baby pig buns. Our picks, in order of deliciousness, are the coconut cassava bars topped with caramelized walnut and mango chicken, but everything was well-priced... More 

Thank Staidthere
Incline Village, Nevada
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

Stumbled on this restaurant on a shopping trip. I ate light. Just ordered Lettuce Cups with minced chicken. Hearty portion, with great taste and texture. I was impressed that even though the restaurant was not busy--mid-week night--two of the filled tables had Chinese people on them.

Thank 1952LAB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Asian, Chinese, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8657 San Ysidro Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020-3644
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gilroy
  • Phone Number: +1 408-847-2625

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?