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Wild Ginger Restaurant Review: A Seattle pioneer in promoting upscale Pan-Asian cuisine, Wild Ginger serves its dishes with a fine-dining mindset. High-backed wooden booths offer an appearance of privacy. 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. Two full-service bars pour late into the night, especially on Mondays when there’s live jazz. A solid wine list adds to Wild Ginger's pleasures, as do desserts such as coconut gelato or chocolate torte.