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Wild Ginger

1401 Third Ave. Send to Phone
Contemporary Pan-Asian cuisine served with style.
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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly
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Wild Ginger Restaurant Review

: Wild Ginger serves Pan-Asian cuisine with a modern flair. The large dining room has high-backed wooden booths offering an appearance of privacy. Two full-service bars serve late into the night, especially on Mondays when there’s live jazz. Start with an assortment of satays: grilled chicken, beef and prawns, lamb and rabbit. All arrive glistening with complementary marinades, are seldom overcooked, and have their own intriguing dipping sauce. Squash and sweet potato stew might also begin a meal, or order a spicy Malaysian seafood bouillabaisse. Our choice among the five curries is the Dungeness crab, although the Fragrant Duck is equally enticing with its crispy, deep-fried skin redolent of cinnamon and star anise, plus companion steamed buns and plum sauce. A full bar and a solid wine list add to Wild Ginger's pleasures, as do desserts such as coconut gelato or chocolate torte.

User Ratings & Reviews for Wild Ginger
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Underwhelming, over priced and wildly hyped.
by MJFoodie on Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:02 am
Before eating at Wild Ginger last night, I read many reviews from over the years, and all recent reviews raved. Sadly, all those bad reviews from years ago are just as accurate now as they were then.

My group of 5 ate family style, ordering a smattering of things, including the 'recommended' 7-flavor beef, along with some more traditional foods like the Chicken Phad Thai.

Across the board, the food lacked any real flavor at all. The Phad Thai noodles were over-cooked, and the beef didn't even have 1 flavor, much less the 7 we were promised.

In the end, the nearly $300 bill was paid and we left, without a word about the food. I think we all felt that we'd been duped, and too embarrassed to admit it to each other. I sincerely wish we'd stuck with one of Seattle's truly worthy establishments, instead of being fooled by hype.

In closing. Save your money, save your time and most of all save your taste buds from being disrespected.

Wild Ginger is Wildly regrettable.
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