I went to Thai Ginger just over 2 weeks ago for lunch with some coworkers. My expectations for this place weren’t too high because it was lunch, and at this point I would have devoured Twinkies doused with curry. The restaurant itself at lunch was as expected: restaurant was packed with business folks chatting each other up doing their darndest not to talk about work. Well, maybe that’s just me.. I spend a more than enough time talking about work at work, I don’t need it to be me + food + work.. just me + food.
Our waitress was very nice, attentive and I’d go as far as saying almost flirtatious but since the average tip here is much higher than Vancouver, it feels like she was giving me what I would eventually pay for. Wow, this makes me sound like a food John. Anyway, they were offering some lunch specials, one in particular included all your basic Thai necessities, those basic Thai necessities (Pad Thai, Chicken & vegetables, spring rolls and rice) forget about your worries and your strife. I opted for the Yellow Curry with Pork slices, also on the lunch menu and both for about $10-14 dollars.
The curry was good, I finished every last bit it of it and the flavour of the curry wasn’t too savory, which usually causes me to stop midway through the meal because my tastes buds have stalled. My companions enjoyed their meals too, but the free soup that came before our main dish had mixed reviews. I wasn’t a huge fan, but food is food is energy for the rest of the day. In the end I would definitely come back for another lunch, but if I want a full fledged meal, at least judging from the lunch menu, I would rather swing by Typhoon (Seriously, you Vancouverites need to check this place out, they offer something a little more than Thai House, which is sadly the only “accessible” Thai place that comes to mind when I think about my hometown.)
Overall, 3.5/5 for the fun atmosphere and the good food.
Thai Ginger (Redmond)
16480 NE 74th St
Redmond, WA 98052