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Purple Ginger

East Village
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507 E 6th St, New York City, NY 10009-6618 (Avenue A)
11:15 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:15 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:15 am - 11:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Eight different dishes, including apps, were each hot, fresh, and delicious. Great vegan and vegetarian options. Surprised and pleased.

Thank LiveaboardDC
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

First I'll confirm that everything we ordered was tasty and fresh. While I love Chinese food, the difference between it and Thai/Vietnamese is clearly evident here as there is little oil used and fresh garnishes provided (basil, lemon, sprouts). The main issue is price. The tom kha kai at $4.50 was delicious and good value but the Vietnamese Noodle Soup,... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Good, not great food, poor service. Too bad. No wonder the place is largely empty. Though around the corner from where I live, I will never go again.

Thank Walter P
Dundas, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Just had the calamari with beef pad thai. They were both fantastic and the service was friendly and quick

Thank Mike S
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The biggest mystery about Purple Ginger is why it isn't packed every day of the week. In a city with a lot of good Asian food, this place stands out. I have returned again and again, and have yet to be disappointed. The crispy fish entree is one of the best fish dishes I have ever had. The chef has... More 

Thank Carole B
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Easy thai restaurant in the heart of NY with delicious vegetarian dumpling and awesome Pad Thai!!!!! Like!

Thank Nevernaya
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We ate here the first week this place was opened in 2012 and were very impressed with the quality of the food, the service and the atmosphere. Just paid another visit. Table of twelve. Again, excellent service and great food. Purple Ginger is like Asian fusion with a twist of Thai. I will return.

Thank king238
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We usually head over to Mini Thai Cafe that serves the same menu but this weekend we made a discovery. The plates were consistent and maybe a little on the spicier side which I enjoyed but my significant other did not. 40.00 of food gets you a free bottle of wine. We got a chilean wine, it was full and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Chinese, Thai
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:15 am - 11:00 pm
11:15 am - 11:00 pm
11:15 am - 11:00 pm
11:15 am - 11:00 pm
11:15 am - 11:00 pm
11:15 am - 11:30 pm
11:15 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 507 E 6th St, New York City, NY 10009-6618
    (Avenue A)
  • Public Transportation: B
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: 212-228-9688

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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