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Red Ginger

237 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2620
+1 231-944-1733
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (281 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (36 reviews)
“thai curry” (28 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
237 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2620
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Red Ginger is a level ahead of most restaurants in Traverse City. It has excellent food, a unique menu, excellent service, and 'dress-up" atmosphere. An excellent date or special event space - or just a great place to eat.

Thank Stephendpalmer
Dan M, Owner at Red Ginger, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Menu is a little strange. It took us a little longer than normal to choose our dinners. Food was ok but not what I expected. I'm not sure well come back.More

Thank Lacy B
Dan M, Owner at Red Ginger, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are sorry that you found our menu a bit odd and not to be what you expected. We strive to make everyone's experience exceptional. Please talk with Ernest next time you are in so he can ensuure we meet your expections and you leave...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was so fresh and beautifully presented, as well as expertly prepared. We shared an appetizer and split an entree for a small up-charge that included an extra piece of lobster. Enough food to fully satisfy both of us. The service was great...More

Thank Debra B
Dan M, Owner at Red Ginger, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for the nice review! We appreciate your patronage!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met my sister-in-law for a delightful dinner. She had calamari dish that she felt was very good, and sushi plus a couple of glasses of wine. I had two different sushi dishes and a glass of Bonobo wine. The restaurant was busy with families, young...More

Thank LDueweke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place serves some of the best food in traverse city and the lines and waits are seriously long. If you don’t have a reservation, good luck. The sushi is hands down the best around.

Thank john v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here for our anniversary and the staff was SO considerate and accommodating. I had stated some preferences when I made our reservation through OpenTable and the Manager, Ernest, not only made sure our preferences were met but also that our expectations were exceeded....More

Thank Jen P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The special dish of the day was lobster fried rice. Two of our party ordered that and it was spectacular with half a lobster tail. I had duck curry, which basically was two roasted duck legs with a curry sauce and very nice coconut rice....More

Thank Progenitor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went in about 940pm. They close at 11. They were busy and hoppin! There is a dress code of business casual for main dining but that didn't hinder us. Our server was Teri. Her attention to detail was impeccable, her personality had flair. She...More

Thank Anna D
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Red Ginger was a great sushi experience. The menu is broader than sushi alone, but I went with the rolls tonight. The specialty rolls were creative and flavorful. Most were between $12-16, which is comparable to most quality sushi restaurants I’ve visited. The service is...More

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 17 May 2018

While shopping in downtown TC my wife and I wanted to take a little break and grab a snack, I pulled up several locations close to us on my iPhone, the Red Ginger was actually my second choice, fortunately for us my first choice didn't...More

Thank Matt L
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Questions & Answers
11 March 2017|
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Response from dealwatcher2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but not the happy hour food
Sandra A
27 June 2016|
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Response from Robert A | Reviewed this property |
No, but they have "small plates" that would be appropriate for children. Basically they're just smaller versions of the other dishes. No hot dogs or PB&J however.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2620
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-944-1733
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