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.
Yeah, so the set up is cool. You can create your own sauce - they do have recipe cards from ones they suggest and others customers have created in order to guide those with no culinary experience. Great choice of products, but I didn't feel after they grill guys cooked it up the food was that hot. Also, I think it needed more sauce than I used. The server advised to make sure to use a lot, more than we thought we would need, so maybe I didn't get enough. I felt the price of the meal was more than the quality of the meal. As a family of four with four meals, an appetizer, and a glass a wine we paid close to $60. --- I don't mind paying that much for a good meal, but I thought this was average at best. no so great.
Great Food! and I mean GREAT! and Great Prices.... I mean GREAT! How the owners had enough humbleness to create an upper scale restaurant environment, yet make it cozy enough to relax, AND not break the wallet, I'll never know. I hope that it doesn't change and I hope to get back there ASAP!!!!! Way to go Ginger Bistro!!! See ya soon!!!!