St. Paul >Food & Dining > Red Ginger China Bistro
5999 Rice Creek Pkwy, St. Paul, MN | Directions 5512645.123838 -93.185131
Neighborhoods: Arden Hills - Shoreview
Great service, great food – Placed an order for delivery. The food came within a half hour. It was fresh and tasted great! Will be my new place for Chinese take out. Yum!
Reopened and delicious – I really enjoy going there because their buffet has a lot of variety and it is about 2 minutes from where I live. The prices are very good. It is easy to miss as it is right before the entrance to 35W and on a strip mall which is very small. It is definitely worth the trip.
Re-Opened Sept. 28, 2009 – Under new ownership, and staff, same great menu items with some additions as well as lower prices.
Their closed – Unfortunately Red Ginger at this location has closed due to the County Road J bridge being torn down and taking so long to be rebuilt. My wife & I ate there a lot.
I hope service has improved – My husband and I used to go to Red Ginger once every couple of months on the weekend to see my favorite jazz band Chill 7. The last time we were there, almost a year ago, we sat ourselves in the bar area and waited...and waited...and waited. We sat for 10 minutes without so much as an acknowledgement that we were there. There were only 4 other tables with customer's at the time! Even the band noticed because they made a comment as we were walking out the door. We haven't been back since. It's a shame. I love Red Ginger. The food is fabulous. It was so nice to have a place where you could enjoy dinner, cocktails and jazz without having to go downtown.
Not very authentic – This is more of a trendy place that sells Americanized Thai food. Not spicy enough. Many of the vegetables used incorrectly and they put canned peas and carrots in their fried rice. Yuck!
Give this place a try! – This place is excellent. We've been there on several occassions for drinks and appetizers and ended up staying for dinner twice. The service is excellent. The food is wonderful and the prices are great. There are a group of regulars there that are great people. They are always up at the bar and will talk to anyone. It's a great place - check it out sometime.
Too Slow – The service was very slow. We were not seated promptly in additional to that we waited for some time to get our orders taken. It took about one hour for our food to come out and the place was not even busy!!! I ordered a drink and never recieved it. The waitress said that she put my order in but the bartender was busy so that's why my drink wasn't made yet, then 20 minutes later she comes back and asked what I ordered. What a LIAR! I would not go back to that restaurant, the dishes are overpriced for food that doesn't even taste as good as the ones I make.
Great Asian Food with a Hidden Treasure - the BAR! – Since I moved to Shoreview in 2003 I have been a frequent patron at the Red Ginger. EVERYTHING on the menu is excellent! Try the Pineapple rice - a culinary masterpiece! Recently the Red Ginger has added live entertainment on the weekends. They have popular Jazz and Rock bands that start around 8:00 in the bar. No cover and great service! Great place for all ages to come and hang out after dinner! The bartenders know how to make almost every drink around and offer up great conversation if you are sitting at the bar. The owners of the restaurant often come around to chat with customers and make sure everything is to your liking. It is a great small town feeling asian restaurant with an excellent big city asian menu. Red Ginger can compete with any of the five star resturants, and you don't have to deal with city traffic to enjoy it!
Asian classics populate the menu at this noodle shop in the northern 'burbs. – In Short
Inside this hidden strip mall find is a small, soothing space dominated by cherry-wood tables and big, comfy chairs. Clientele consists of workers from nearby businesses, making the daily lunch buffet bustle. The menu doesn't stray from familiar selections, sticking to basics like chicken lo mein and spicy Szechuan beef. Vietnamese salad (with chicken or beef) features lettuce, basil, cilantro, bean sprouts and peanuts on a bed of vermicelli.
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