Spicy Ginger Asian Cafe
8806 Bandera Rd Ste 101, San Antonio, TX 78250
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Chinese
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Below Average
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I have never be sooooooooo dissatisfied with food and service that I wanted to tell as many people as possible............until today!!!! The owner of this restaurant should be kept in the office or at home, not providing service because she does not understand what it means to serve! I would rather eat from the garbage than give this restaurant another dime of my money!
I'm Singaporean and usual not a fan of fusion Asian restaurants. A few friends of mine started going to this place after our weekly ride. it's got a good combination of Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, typical and not so typical Asian dishes. everything is made very fresh and the prices are reasonable. it's now one of my favorite restaurants. i go there once a week. i recommend the duck green curry and the asparagus soup. The staff is very friendly. I recommend this place to everyone. By the way, it's not a "Thai" restaurant. The owners are Chinese from Hong Kong. There are dishes there inspired by many Asian cultures
Spicy Ginger Asian Cafe, in my opinion, is a decent place to eat. It is very affordable. The food portion is a good amount for the price that you paid for. The drive-thru is a plus. I haven't seen any thai place that has drive-thrus. There are a variety of food choices from the menu.
Structurally, the restaurant itself lacks some ambiance effect. The tables and chairs are not very comfortable. The walls are bare. You can see-through the ceiling. It really feels like eating inside a warehouse - literally. I asked for a fish sauce and I can definitely tell that it has been watered down (my husband told me that it is probably due to the strong smell of this sause and that the place is simply catering to American customers - makes sense I guess). But if you want something quick and different - and this place is definitely worth a try.
My husband and I have had take-out many times at this restaurant. The food is delicious, and the drive through is very convenient. However, my whole family (parents and two small children included) decided to dine in last night. We stopped by to get the kids some chicken nuggets because we knew the menu was not kid-friendly. We asked the owner if it was ok that our kids eat the nuggets while all the adults ordered from their menu. The owner promptly pointed to their policy sign, which stated that no outside food was allowed. I can understand that policy, but with two small children (if you have kids, you know their taste buds do not necessarily agree with ethnic cuisine), I thought they could make an exception since we had 4 adults who would be ordering from their menu. The owner was adamant that she would not allow it. Again, I can understand setting a precedent in front of other customers. If they let us break the rule, they would have to bend it for others. However, the restaurant was completely empty. That left an incredibly sour taste in our mouths. She was rude and unapologetic. Even though my parents and husband and I agree that the food and ambience were excellent, we would never return. In a nutshell, they lost out on 4 paying customers (forever) just because two little girls could not eat the food.