My husband and I love Asian food, so when I saw a gift certificate offer for Ginger Bistro I jumped on the chance to try out a place we hadn't been to before. There's a lovely, relaxed atmosphere inside Ginger Bistro that works whether you want a casual meal or something more sophisticated. Our server, Roderick, may have been the nicest, most helpful waiter I've ever had. He was also funny, polite and able to anticipate our needs without being at all cloying, and helped to make our meal pleasant and enjoyable. The food here is really amazing. My husband and I ordered several appetizers, including Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Cheesy Rangoon and Kim Chee Seafood Soup, which I added a photo of. The Rangoon was fried to perfection and had just the right gooey sweetness in the center. The addition of scallions there was a nice, unexpected touch. The soup was better than I was expecting, with a nice bunch of shrimp, scallops and lobster meat, plus shredded veggies and a nice broth. It was hard to pick a main course, because everything sounded so good on the menu, but I finally settled on the Curry Fried Rice (see pic). The portion was huge, but it was hard to stop eating when I got full because it was so good. This included shredded carrot and nice bits of fried egg and onion. You can also add one of four different meats. I went with the BBQ pork and was surprised at how good it was with the curry sauce of the rice. It was incredibly flavorful without being overly salty or greasy. Always a plus! My husband ate the Bulgogi Beef Rice Bowl (see pic). As someone who likes a well-cooked egg, I was intially turned off by the over easy deal plopped on top. After my husband cracked it open and I tasted it, though, I got over it. It was amazing! Almost better than my rice, and so different from anything we'd had at other Asian places. The beef was perfect: tender, juicy, seasoned and without an ounce of gristle or fat globs. The combination of beef, rice, veggies, egg and Korean hot sauce was hearty and filling. If you've never been to Ginger Bistro, don't worry. Go, eat and enjoy. This is certainly a good place to visit if you need to know your money will be well spent.
10633 Page Avenue, Ste BSt. Louis, MO 63132
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The food at Guo Bin is quite delicious, however, the service isn't exactly customer focused. On my last visit, the owner submitted their daily batch of credit card sales before all customers were finished. When it was time to pay our bill we were told we would have to wait 20 minutes to pay by credit or we could pay by cash. With $1 short of cash in our pockets, we were told to go to an ATM or wait the 20 minutes. Why didn't they ask us to pay early? Or, why didn't they wait until all diner's were finished with their dining experience before they submitted their batch? That wasn't made clear to us either and we never received an apology for our inconvenience. Late night diner's beware: although they close at 10:30 on a Saturday night, their credit system closes at 10:15 and bring cash or you'll find yourself driving to an ATM to find some.
This place has been downtown for a long time. They recently relocated down the street a bit. The place is larger and much cleaner (SE corner of Tucker/Locust, look for the red awning). Several years ago, a friend took me for "cheap chinese" as he called it...Chinese Wok. They have all of the normal Chinese dishes but my favorite is the Hot Braised Chicken with Boneless Chicken. The sauce is spicy, but not hot. You get either Crab Rangoon or an Egg Roll with the meal (and a fortune cookie). I usually drink water and the meal is about 6 dollars. It's certainly enough food for a lunch. The people have always been nice and helpful...sometimes remembering who I am and knowing exactly what I'm going to order. They were closed for about a year when they moved and I really missed the food!