I wrestled with this rating. My first experience at Wild Ginger yesterday was better than a 3 but not quite a 4.
Service: 5 stars. The two guys working our table were excellent servers; very friendly and attentive but unintrusive and professional.
Rather standard, but clean. Nice music at a perfect volume. Plenty of locals, with some of them doing take-out only. The booth seats are hideous with a generic floral pattern you'd find in your great-aunt's attic, but at least they're not torn or scary-looking. Spacious. A large group (12 or so) set up a table near us.
Food: Flavors were good. The Hot & Sour soup was ENORMOUS - even split between the 3 of us, we didn't finish the whole thing even though it was pretty good. I really like the egg rolls as they were fresh and crispy; for $2.50, you get 2 that are halved. I enjoyed my Green Curry and my fiancé liked his Pad Se Eew; his dish wasn't drowning in sauce and had the expected flavors (not Chinese in any way, thankfully).
Now, the bad. We both ordered hot. We should have gotten Thai Hot (or killer hot) because our regular hot did not have any heat. Ok, we did detect it a little, but I would have called it "mild" and nowhere near hot. And like other reviewers have said, they don't put in much meat. I typically don't eat a ton of meat to begin with, but I felt that for the size of the entrees, there should've been more pieces.
Bottom line: if you're craving Thai food on the west side, this is a decent place. I've had better Thai at other COS locations, but this is alright. I had read reviews beforehand and was a little nervous, so it was a pleasant surprise that I enjoyed Wild Ginger more than I thought.
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