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Ginger Cafe

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8657 San Ysidro Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020-3644
+1 408-847-2625
11:00 - 22:00
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Gilroy, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Been here several times and each time it did not disappoint. Excellent food. Great selection. DELICIOUS! Service is a tad "spotty" at times, but it has never been a problem. Highly recommended.

Thank gchesnutis
Santa Cruz, California
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91 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Went to the cafe for a late lunch after going to the outlet stores. It's kind of a run of the mill place with average food, but the soup was far too spicy for my taste. (I don't like hot stuff) Service was not up to par, and not a restaurant that I will go back to for lunch or... More 

Thank Ken B
San Fernando, Trinidad
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Excellent Chinese food with a wide selection. Sited in the outlet mall so good place to wind down and have a good meal

Thank Austin T
Paso Robles, CA
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419 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Ginger Cafe has lunch specials, in addition to a wide-ranging menu. The Shanghai Noodles were our favorite! The Tom Yum noodle soup was also very good but spicy. Skip the dim sum sampler - - only 2 of 5 were steamed and the deep-fried items were very heavy and not appealing. A highlight was the excellent service.

Thank paso57
Gilroy, California
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382 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Another favorite go to restaurant, from dim sum to pad Thai, they have a broad range of asian styles with signature fusion dishes, love the carmelized garlic prawns (this is Gilroy).

Thank Norma W
Gilroy, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

I returned a noodle dish because it was too salty. Silly me! I thought they would remake it with less salt, they rinsed off the noodles and brought them back to me. I didn't even get apoligie when I brought it to the managers attention.

Thank Gthang5
Galena, Illinois
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360 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

I read the reviews and thought I would stop in and give this place a try. As far as sushi goes, they have one roll. If you go in during happy hour you can get a beer or glass of wine free with the roll. The roll is okay. I also ordered the crab meet cheese puffs/wontons. They were missing... More 

Thank Burns57777
Morgan Hill, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

I have been aware of Ginger Cafe for many years and finally decided to try it, primarily due to the Trip Advisor and Yelp reviews which are largely positive. My experience today leads me to question what the other reviewers consider good and authentic Chinese food. The restaurant is clean and decorated pleasantly enough; the staff are friendly enough but... More 

Thank axiom2016
Gilroy, California
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

This Restraunt has great food. Not typical Chinese food. It has a little different flavors . But everything I have eaten here is yummy. Happy hour is a great time to have a nice cocktail and all their appetizers are 1/2 off. (They do not have watered down drinks) I love the chicken roll wraps. Might be saying name wrong... More 

Thank lovetotravel140
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243 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

The Ginger Café is located in the middle of an outlet mall. It is nicely decorated. My wife and I enjoyed the Ha Gao (which sere very full of shrimp), the Blue Crab Dumplings and the Beef Chow Fun. The Lobster Dumplings did not seem to have much lobster and were not as tasty as the other very delicious dumplings.... More 

Thank TJFLG42

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8657 San Ysidro Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020-3644
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gilroy
  • Phone Number: +1 408-847-2625

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?