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Review of Red Ginger

Red Ginger
Ranked #94 of 455 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: US$9 - US$29
Cuisines: Sushi, Chinese, Wine Bar
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: World class Chinese cuisine and sushi located in the Melbourne Square Mall. For elegant Chinese cuisine, look no further than Red Ginger.
Reviewed 3 February 2014

Another tailored-to-American-tastes Asian restaurant. I ordered Pork Pad Thai, but it was so salty as to be half-German, and missing one main ingredient--beansprouts. Can you imagine Pad Thai without beansprouts? My partner ordered Shrimp Fried Rice and it was served in a plate the size of a turkey platter. Not the way Asians eat rice. We had to request rice bowls and serve ourselves. Then there was this man in black, a bouncer type, watching us for the longest time and only when I starred back at him did he go away. And there were other employees walking around looking at the guests and doing nothing. It was Saturday evening and busy but they all seemed totally disorganized and it took twenty minutes to get served and ten minutes to pay our bill. When I went to the men's room, which was next to the kitchen, it sounded like a fierce hockey game going on in there.

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2  Thank Albarelli
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

how long i have waited for this restaurant to open...almost empty when i got there..the people in front of me were told be patient and we will seat you--they finally left so i assumed she would seat us then--after we were waiting for 10 minutes---then she said sorry you dont have a reservation we cant seat you!!what about the people that left!!THE RESTAURANT WAS EMPTY!!! i even went to the manager he looked i was bothering him....my mother is 92 and she was so looking forward to this....she was all dressed up in an oriental outfit,,,we would up going to sekora just down the street!!!yay!!! we loved it!!!thanx red ginger for being rude!!!

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3  Thank marnold61
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

This has been a great experience having the BEST Chinese food in a long time for us.

This is located in the Melbourne Square Mall in the backside. Plenty of parking at all hours plus handicap parking in front.

As soon as you walk in it has a nice soft decor and met by the smiling Hostess who will seat you or you can sit at the bar just for drinks of all kinds or sit and have Sushi at the Sushi bar. Sushi is made fresh right in front of you.

There is plenty of seating areas, comfortable seating, lighting, and a wide screen TV that shows movies of "The Best of China." We have to sit and face the monitor every time we go.

Red Ginger also has two rooms in the back for large parties or for business. Each room can be closed from the other.

"Lunch Specials" is from 11am - 3pm and is the best time for a good inexpensive meal but if you don't make it than you still get a great meal with MORE food and cost a bit more.

They are open 7 Days a week, Happy Hour is 4pm - 7pm everyday ; )

Also, Red Ginger has take outs and they deliver within 5 miles radius of the restaurant.

So far we have eaten here four (4) times and each time was a surprise because of the different dishes we both order and don't forget the "HOT MUSTARD SAUCE!"

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Thank Joe C
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

This is a new location of a well-known local asian restaurant. This one opened in the Melbourne Square mall, and did a beautiful ground-up renovation. It is really nice inside, with a bar, sushi bar, banquette seating, and a meeting room for groups. My wife had snow shrimp, a tasty fried shrimp entree with a citrusy cream sauce, I had imperial beef, a shredded crispy beef in a sweet and sour sauce. Both were good, staff friendly and attentive. With one glass of house Merlot, the bill was $45 for two including 20% tip. The only minor point for me were some temperature issues with my food, not enough to complain about, I ate everything. My wife has a large group going there next month, might do an update afterwards. This is a welcome addition to Melbourne's restaurant choices.

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Thank peterthegreatmlkj
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redgingers2012, General Manager at Red Ginger, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2014

Thank you so much for the great words! Your praise certainly is appreciated. So often weforget to say "Thank You" and "It is our pleasure!"when it really is our pleasure.

Thank you again.

Jeff Napier
General Manager
Red Ginger Melbourne Square Mall

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Reviewed 30 December 2013

The inside of the restuarant has been nicely done and feels modern complete with bar and sushi bar area. A Chinese and Japanese mix on the menu and lots to choose from. Service was excellent, food was very good and the price is very reasonable. We had lunch specials that came with a choice of soup, salad, egg roll and drink. One slight miss was too much breading on the sweet and sour shrimp. Recommend you give this place a try. I would return!

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Thank BluePlate-Now
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