Ginger Cafe Sunnyvale - Chinese Fusion Food

ginger cafeWe love asian food, especially Malaysian, Thai and Fusion-Asian cuisine, and I'd been having the craving to try vegetarian Dim-Sum since quite some time now. Looking around for recommended options, I couldn't have found a better place than Ginger Cafe in Sunnyvale! I had heard good reviews about this cafe's branch in Gilroy and it sure looked nice in the pictures, so when my colleagues offered to treat me to a birthday lunch, I chose to give this place a shot. And I have to tell you, it was truly worth its while! Ginger Cafe is hidden in a tiny but extremely busy complex across the street from PF Chang's in Sunnyvale. With an inviting ambience, great prices and better than average food, its a great choice for lunch options or to grab a quick bite, followed by a smoothie at Smoothie King next door!

Ginger Cafe offers eclectic chinese fusion cuisine, with a modern twist on classic asian entrees. With a modern upscale decor, with bold colors and soft lighting, as well as lovely asian-style lanterns hanging on the walls, it has an instantly inviting appeal. Authentic oriental artifacts, including large Buddha heads are tastefully placed high up in wall-brackets, adding a soothing and peaceful asian touch to the decor. The unsymmetrical table settings with sofas and high-backed chairs add their own charm to the fusion look. The staff looks helpful and friendly as well.

They call their food as Asia Pacific Rim Chinese Cuisine, which basically means asian-chinese food made with ingredients that combine the traditional taste with the freshness and natural flavor of local ingredients. The Dim-Sum is the highlight here, and they have more than 15 choices just for dim-sum on their menu. We tried the Veggie dumplings and they were simply wonderful. The Blue Crab dumplings and the Vietnamese Shrimp rolls were a hit with my colleagues. Lunch is served from 11 am to 3 pm and ranges from 8-10 bucks, which is a great price for the portion that they serve. The Lunch has an extensive menu with loads of vegetarian options. The Crispy Tofu & Eggplant in Garlic Sauce were excellent, while my friends enjoyed the Mango Chicken and Satay Three Delight. The Dinner menu is a lot more extensive, with loads more entrees for seafood, beef, chicken and vegetarian. A long list of soups and appetizers as well as salads make it a worthy meal.

They also have a nice collection of wines and cocktails, with some interesting drinks like Mudslide, Tamarind Margharita and Zombie. Desserts are normal, nothing quite extraordinary about them; just the regular asian sweets. They also have a 2- person menu where you can choose your appetizer, rice, 2 main course dishes and dessert for one price from $32-$40. The service is prompt, and the waiters are really friendly. The biggest drawback of this restaurant is the location, as there is a very small parking place and in lunch time, it took us 10 mins to find a spot. Other than that, I don't have any cons for this place. But its not an authentic chinese food, its more like fusion cuisine, so don't expect traditional chinese food.

Ginger Cafe offers decent food at a very fair price. The ambience, large range of options in food and friendly service will tempt you to visit this place again. You can surely add Ginger Cafe to your Sunnyvale lunch-place options. We enjoyed our lunch a lot, and I'll definitely be going back for dinner!

398 W El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 736-2828
Ginger Cafe

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Arundathi said...

thanks for the review - will tell my friends about it - wish i was still there and i could go try it out for myself! :)

Uma said...

Wow, this restaurant looks cozy. Love to visit some day. Thanks Mansi.

Mythreyee said...

Thank you so much for the review. This week we will surely visit this place. The place is just a mile or two away from where I live. Thanks a bunch. I love to try fusion food that is vegetarian.

Anonymous said...

Definitely going to try this! Sounds great, thanks for the recommendation. I arrived here just 3 weeks ago and doing an internship for an online catering service at the moment, so really interested in the good restaurants! Thanks a lot!