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Wild Ginger Cafe

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2380 Main St, Ste G, Cambria, CA 93428-3431
+1 805-927-1001
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
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North Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Loved the name and from the menu we wanted to eat here but when we looked in, the place looked small, unappealing and there were no other people in the restaurant. Other places nearby looked busy so we went there instead. Need to improve their decor/image!

Thank Elizabeth181717
Madison, Wisconsin
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234 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I ordered the Vietnamese pork with mango salad the first night. It was so good, I wanted to lick my plate. Cam back the next night and had the daily special - lobster chili rellens - mmm good. The place is very small and some of the seating is stool height which I hate. But it attractively decorated and the... More 

Thank lfabian47
San Luis Obispo County, California
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

My wife and I just ate there last night. Debra couldn't have been more charming. Food was really good. Different flavors, sweet, sour, savory all in one dish. Had a salad with green papaya, shrimp, lettuce, cucumber, peppers, peanuts, and a wonderfull dressing. The pork belly main was delicious and my wifes salmon was great. Have been going here for... More 

Thank M K
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We just visited Cambria after spending two months in San Francisco, and the Wild Ginger Cafe in Cambria is better than all but one of the places we ate in the city. We had the chicken curry and the red snapper specials, and they were fantastic. We had our dog with us and ate on the patio; the vibe was... More 

Thank Scottygch
Sparks, Nevada
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131 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I've eaten in hundreds of restaurants during my life, from greasy diners to a few gourmet restaurants. The delicious meal I was served at the Wild Ginger Cafe took me by surprise. I wasn't expecting anything special. We were just looking for somewhere to eat. One of the specials was Braised Pork Belly. It arrived with a blend of five... More 

Thank Douglas R
Urbana, Illinois
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113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This tiny restaurant is set up like a deli counter with a few tables. I don't think there's a restroom for the patrons- no space! That said, this is a sit down resturant with very innovative Asian-inspired menu options, presented beautifully. They make their own sorbet, which we had to try, of course. The proprietor is extremely friendly, and obviously... More 

Thank Cello12345
Foster City, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

There's more seating outside on the patio than there is inside the cute little café. This would be a good place to eat outside with your dog. The food is presented beautifully and smelled fantastic. My sister and I ordered from the regular menu and the daily special menu. The dishes did not disappoint. Fresh and tasty, but I did... More 

Thank mle94403
Cambria, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Owner and food designer Deborah and chef Alfredo deliver beauty to eye and palate and with a consistency that has turned us into regulars. Enchanting from the street, the enchantment deepens as you enter the intimate space and catch exotic aromas and read the board of daily specials. There are stalwart menu items that are hard to avoid, but then... More 

Thank tomcochrun
Pasadena, California
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Although I had been given the names of several restaurants by friends who have spent time in Cambria, this was not one of them and I can only think that they hadn't discovered it yet. The Asian fusion menu had my mouth watering before I ate. There was a delicious vegetarian butternut squash soup that was heavenly, and I had... More 

Thank 134paulinef
San Luis Obispo, California
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Teensy tiny interior, but has some patio seating too. This restaurant features innovative, fresh, elegant Thai type ethno-mix foods that are served with flair. I love it.

Thank SLL009

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2380 Main St, Ste G, Cambria, CA 93428-3431
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-1001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?