Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle
Our family’s favorite restaurant - always is WILD GINGER! No matter how many new places open, hands down- best food, service, and overall deliciousness is at WG!
We are visitors to Seattle and found it difficult to find the front door—signage was poor. Though the building is interesting, the restaurant wasn’t a warm and friendly place in either atmosphere or staffing. The hostess and server were cordial and efficient but did not create a memorable experience that would lead us back. The food was delicious.
Service was prompt and food was excellent.
Fabulous server. Wish I could remember her name! She was very accommodating to all our needs. Outstanding entrees. Tuna was excellent!
I’ve loved this restaurant for decades but felt badly let down by their inability to seat us on time. We arrived at 6.00 and were not seated until 6.40 with a show at the Benaroya to attend. Even the waiter thought it was going to be touch and go. The always-good food duly arrived but was not enjoyed as it should have been. Too much stress and a splendid evening was undermined expensively.
We enjoy Wild Ginger as one of our go to places when we.attend performances at Benaroya Hall. The food is exceptional with great service. We feel very fortunate to dine here for special occasions!
Rob was very attentive and polite. We have been to Wild Ginger on numerous occasions and know the menu well. We spent well over 2 hours just enjoying our mother/daughter day, and never felt rushed to move along. We love the Wild Ginger. Not only for special occasions, but for all occasions. Thank you Rob for another great experience, and day to remember!
when for dinner after work. food was great and service was excellent! would come back in the future
I went to dinner with a friend before attending a concert at Benaroya. I read some of the reviews the day of the show and was dismayed to see so many negative comments. I've lived in Seattle almost 30 years, and had been to Wild Ginger several times, but not in the last couple of years. We went anyway because I wanted to give an old Seattle classic a chance. We were not disappointed--the food was great, the service excellent, and we had lots of time to sit (unhurried by our waitress) and talk before going across the street to Benaroya. Yes, it is a little pricey, but for downtown Seattle I think it's about right.
We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.
Wonderful menu, exceptional service and great value!
Great food, great service.
As always the food and drinks were fabulous. The waitress acted like she didn’t really want to be there. This was highly unusual. Typically we have great service.
Wild Ginger has been a favorite since it opened and after a recent not-so-great experience it was a delight to remember how good the restaurant can be. Prices are VERY reasonable for a number of excellent dishes and the tastes are marvelous. Especially enjoyed an eggplant-tofu dish and a spectacular soup with lobster dumplings.
It's very handy to Benayroa, and I've been off and on over the years. This night's experience wasn't stellar. Had to go find our waiter, but he did well after that. The food was good, but Seattle has so many good Asian fusion type restaurants, it was nothing special. Then it seemed overpriced to me. I'll go back, and would recommend, and try something different.
Ambiance, Service were Very Good.
But, unfortunately, foods were too salty(too much soy sauce in it..?). I will
However, I will visit again when I go to concerts at Benaroya Hall. And then, I will try other menu (not with soy sauce).
We showed up at 7:50 for an 8:00 reservation, around 8:10-8:15 they sat us. Our server was kind and attentive - but the kitchen then took 60-70 minutes to prepare our 3 dishes. She checked in multiple times to apologize and say our orders should be up next, but after doing that 3-4 times with no food coming out she removed the 3 entrees from our bill. The food was good - just 45 minutes later then expected. I’ve been coming here for over a decade and this was the first time they fell flat. I felt guilty that I picked the place and my 2 friends had this as their first impression. The low service rating was for overall service, not our server. Again she had no control over the hosts or kitchen. She was the only good thing about the entire experience.
Seemed to be low on staff but they hustled to get everyone seated and once at our table, everything was great
I reserved a table online, a lots of people who were waiting, no place to seat. Kithchen wsa very slow, we were able to order just starters and wated for them for 20 min. I found the experience hectic and not pleasant
This restaurant is not what it used to be. We have been coming here since before they moved to the current location. The food is still good, but the service was awful. They were overwhelmed by the crowd at the front desk and in the restaurant. They are located across from the Seattle Symphony and so very popular before concerts. In other words, the crowd we experienced is something they see all the time and something they can predict. We got stuck at a table upstairs in a far corner of a balcony. We were left at the table for a long time with no appearance of a waiter. Glasses of water took about 20 minutes to show up, despite several people telling us they were on the way. I suspect they were pumped from some exotic well fed directly from the Cascade Glacier. We each ordered a glass of wine -- apparently, they now age the wine when you order it because this also took an eternity. As mine was red, it arrived 10 minutes later than the white ordered by my wife. The menu is a fraction of what it used to be -- but the food is still quite good. The service, however, is so slow and every request has to be repeated at least twice. This is the second or third time that we've had a similar experience before a concert -- but it will be the last.
Great food service and drinks prior to the Bowie celebration. Highly recommend Wild Ginger.
We used to love Wild Ginger but this visit, the food was not great. The Sea Bass and the green beans were good but the Thai Seafood noodles were sticky and came out after all the rest of the meal was almost done. The Green Papaya salad was just spicy hot, not flavorful and spicy. Additionally, when we asked the waiter some of the ingredients in the dishes, he answered various things that we knew was not correct so he didn't really know what he was serving. Not sure if we will be back in the future.
Went for Valentine' Day as friends have recommended Wild Ginger (a bit surprised they didn't do anything special for this important holiday). Found it too be a bit pricey and riding on it's past reputation and awards as food was simply OK (it's a fusion of multiple Asian cuisines that seems to try too hard to deviate from the norm) with the lobster and prawn dumpling soup being one of the dishes we really enjoyed. The wine menu has received awards and accolades but is definitely on the expensive side. We were surprised to be told that they normally only allow one round of wine by the glass samples although the server did bring us a sample of the third glass before we ordered a carafe to share. Also said we would look at the desert menu but think she misheard us and brought the check but overall she was friendly and attentive. The host/greeting team was super friendly and organized despite it being busy so that was nice. This restaurant would need to re-invent itself in other city markets but I guess for the Seattle it works.
pricey and plain food. My dish came cold and noodles sticking and clumpy. Appetizers pretty good. We pay for the ambiance.
Our server was amazing!
Food was great as always.
We had a great dinner. The duck was awesome and the variety was great. Fun Bar crew and great sommelier was very knowledgeable
Friendly, wonderful service.
Food was very good with nice presentation.
But two of our party had large pieces of red chilies that created a very spicy dish, which was not what they ordered.
We'll be back.
The meal was okay but nothing special and certainly not for the price. Our service was fine also nothing extraordinary. The restaurant itself is large and the ambiance is as one would expect for that type of restaurant.
Servers were a bit overwhelmed. They took some time to take our order.
Remains my favorite place to eat before going to a concert at Benaroya. Friendly, efficient, professional service and the food is consistently delicious.
We have dined with you several times, and always pleased, but the other eve. fell short. We have had "drunken chicken" at Monsoon, and loved it. Yours was simply cold sliced chicken with a dip, mediocre!
Good good and good service. Always a good choice for a business dinner.
I made my reservation two weeks in advance and was seated at the far end of the restaurant in a corner. This was a special event, the Chinese dragon new year dance. The gift promised was lack luster and the Chinese dragon was mainly on the main floor out of our view. The food was mediocre at best. Wait staff was good. I told myself I wouldn’t be back after the marginal buffet we went to previously, however the new year celebrations looked fun. I was disappointed again. Sorry, but I won’t be back.
This was one of our favorite restaurants until this last visit. Went there for dinner before
the symphony. Concert was at 8pm so we made reservations for 6:30pm. We were seated on time
but we were not acknowledged by anyone for 20 minutes. Food was finally served an hour after being seated giving us 15 minutes to finish before we had to leave. Must praise the host AJ for noticing us and finally having a server come to our table. Other than that, really unhappy and will think twice about going back.
This is usually a great place. We went for a special occasion on Saturday. Our reserved table was not ready. Drinks took 25 minutes. Slow, slow service. Some food came out while the others at our table had to wait for a long time to get their entrees. Hopeful that this was an isolated situation.
Food is absolutely outstanding and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The service was excellent, the restaurant well run. The only thing to consider is that bar drinks are quite expensive.
That did not deter us however, and we will return to the Wild Ginger again and again.
I have been a fan of Wild Ginger for years both when it was in its original setting and now in its current location. It is a "go-to" restaurant for us and especially convenient for events we frequently attend at Benaroya Hall. We like dining on the balcony as it is a bit quieter than on the main floor. The food is outstanding, the waitstaff well informed and responsive and the food beautifully presented and delicious.
Food was exceptional...noodle dish and tuna was first rate
We came down from Bellingham to go to the theater. The service is impeccable (although we do come from Bellingham, so our bar is pretty low)... but I’m FROM Portland, so I do know what good service should be like ;) Everyone is courteous, professional, prompt, respectful and friendly... absolutely no complaints. Food was amazing, so delicious, fresh, hot... perfect. We ordered pot stickers, green papaya salad (my fave), four flavors beef, chicken pad Thai, drunken chicken, green chicken curry, bok Choi, omg all so very good. Four flavors beef was my second favorite. This place is worth the drive, even if we aren’t going to the theater. We’ll be back soon!
Excellent food, satisfactory experience.
Food is thoughtfully conceived and carefully prepared: I'd characterize it as comfort food takes on the main categories of pan-Asian dining. The chicken chiew salad and the Siam sea bass salad were both nicely sauced and very tasty. The Mongolian noodles have a little spice kick and were also quite good.
Servers were very willing but somewhat inexperienced (par for the course in Seattle these days).
Background music was inappropriate but low enough volume that it didn't mar the experience, just did not add to it.