Ginger

We try Ramada Jumeirah's new Asian venue Reviews

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It’s unfortunate that, after years of planning, building and interior design, the newly opened Ramada Jumeirah looked dated the day it opened. Its unintentionally retro lobby, which leads to Asian restaurant Ginger, isn’t the most enticing prelude to a meal. However, the enthusiasm of the staff goes some way to compensate for this.

Guests are treated to a moreish finger bowl of coconut shavings spiced with lime kaffir on arrival, which they can pick at while perusing a menu that offers staples such as tom yum koong, alongside yum nuea salad – a colourful mound of cherry tomatoes and shallots, which prop up a delicate row of tender beef strips. Mains include pla neung ma now (steamed sea bass with lime) and goong mang korn phad pong (curried lobster that also happens to be the chef’s special). Most dishes are wholly enjoyable, though it has to be said there’s a disappointing discrepancy between appearance and flavour at Ginger.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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Details

  • Location: Ramada Jumeirah Hotel, Satwa, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 702 7030
  • Travel: Al Mina Road
  • Website

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

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Posted by: nadim on 03 Jul ' 12 at 08:16
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

maybe the best asian restaurant to eat in dubai!! and for the value it is un-be-li-ev-ab-le !!! im sorry but its very bad review by the Editor......

Posted by: Steven Blashard on 14 Nov ' 11 at 12:08
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I read the review and decided to see for myself as i live in the area.
WOW. I love Asian food and eat out quite a bit, however, this was better than i could have imagined. For starters i ordered the Wasabi prawns and my wife ordered Thai Fish cakes.... absolutely amazing. The taste of the wasabi prawns was just right, not too much wasabi, just enough to give you the warm sensation in your mouth.
For mains we ordered to share the Weeping Tiger (Beef) and Steamed Seabass. Once again the aroma that followed the food once placed infront just made our mouths water. This said, the taste again was to die for. Seasoned perfectly and the sauce that came with each dish was amazing.
Definately somewhere i will be going back to, quite regularly. I am glad i saw this place for myself.

Posted by: Martina on 28 Oct ' 11 at 18:00
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I actually found it a nice place for friends gathering, coz it felt relaxed and informal. Food was great, I had tried wasabi prawn in other places(coz I love Japanese food) and I thought it was nice but this was amazing. I had the duck salad which I shared with my partner and wow, it was really good. portion wise it just perfect, I'd definetely will try something else next time. superb

Posted by: Michelle Smith on 25 Sep ' 11 at 06:54
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I love Thai food and for me this is one of the better Thai (Asian) restaurants in the area and very well priced.
As the hotel is new & a bit quiet the waiting staff for a little too in your face. However, not to ruin our meal my husband very politly mentioned to the waitress that we don't like fuss and that if we had any problems with the food we'd tell them. Done, didn't get hassled once after that.
So far i've enjoyed the beef in black pepper sauce, green curry, weeping tiger, prawn spring roll (starter) and the nasi goreng.
I'd certainly recommend it

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