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Ginger Cafe

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398 W. El Camino Real, #114, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (Mathilda Ave)
+1 408-736-2828
11:00 - 22:00
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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189 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hmmm, our dining experience this past Sunday, was just kind of, well, off... We make it a point to visit this restaurant whenever we're in the area visiting family, but this last time, things just didn't seem up to par. It's as if they had a new cook, or something. And it wasn't just me, my brother took a bite... More 

Thank Todd G
Sunnyvale, California
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I have been to Ginger Cafe several time. Menu is quite extensive, everything is fresh and made to order. It means that some dishes take a few extra minutes to prepare but it's well worth it. Lobster dumplings are wonderful, so are basa dishes, hot pot rice with Chinese sausage and casava cake, to mention just a few of my... More 

Thank dbsubscribe777
San Francisco, California
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289 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I saw their menu on Uber eats & really like their presentation so I bought my child to have lunch at the restaurant. The restaurant is nicely decorated with Asian details. It was around 1 pm on a Saturday afternoon & the restaurant was about 70% full. We had the half chicken lunch special, lobster dumpling, sea bass dumpling &... More 

Thank Minnie Y
Burlingame, California
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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Very good Chinese and Vietnamese food and the service is very good too. The place is very nice and ample parking spaces. Good selection of foods.

Thank siroos h
Portland, Oregon
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

I had "mango chicken" and it was one of the more bizarre things I've had. It was a creamy sauce (like cream of mushroom soup) with chicken and mango. The fried rice was about what you'd get at Panda Express but fresher. The decor looked like what you'd see in P. F. Changs, according to the people I was there... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Very good food. Attentive service. Nice ambiance. Good lunch menu. Mid-range prices for Silicon Valley. Only real downside is the tiny parking lot. Recommended.

Thank Avtar K
Boston, MA
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152 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Although from the outside this place does not overly impress you, they can cook up a storm here. The menu is endless from the all-day Dim Sum options, to vegetables, to fish, to meats and desserts. Some items are clearly Chineses, some are Thai..definitely an Asian fusion place. Most items are for sharing..this is clearly how they expected you to... More 

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Healesville, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Wait service a bit slow. Forgot several times our request at the start of our sit down. Food when it did come was hot and very large serves which was great. Party of 3 all enjoyed the meal. Place was overly hot with fans above in the extremely high ceiling did nothing to cool anyone. Tables need spacing away from... More 

Thank Riarua
San Jose, California
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

This is a family favorite since we discovered it about five years ago. Its extensive menu covers every Asian cuisine, its preparations are beautiful and its food is delicious, often surprisingly creative. The prawns with walnuts are especially noteworthy, and its offering of vegan choices is long and varied. The wait staff is pleasant, efficient, unobtrusive and helpful in selecting... More 

Thank 198maribethh
Sunnyvale, California
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Variety of menu options available representing different countries in Asia. Some of our favorites: the coconut soup, any of the veggie options with the fake meat (actually quite tasty, try the faux lemongrass chicken), dim sum. They have mixed drinks for those interested.

1 Thank AdventureHiker94087

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Chinese, Asian, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
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: 398 W. El Camino Real, #114, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
    (Mathilda Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: +1 408-736-2828
Chinese Cuisine with Southeast Asian Influence

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