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Wild Ginger (Williamsburg)

Food: 4.894.89
Atmosphere: 4.114.11
Service: 4.444.44

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212 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn   NY 11211
(718) 218-8828

Veg level:

Vegetarian (mostly vegan)

Menu indicates vegan items

Price Range:

$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $10-$15)

Accepted Payments:

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Mon-Fri 12pm-11pm; Sat & Sun 12pm-11:30pm


Between North 5th and North 6th Streets. L train to Bedford Avenue.

Delivery notes:

Wild Ginger (Williamsburg) delivers.

Within 20 blocks. $8 minimum order.


Only non-vegan item is a dairy milk option for beverages. Different owner then other two Wild Gingers and not Kosher.

Bookmark and Share The information on this page was last updated on November 4, 2010.

User Reviews of Wild Ginger (Williamsburg)

Averaged user ratings:

(1 star = lousy; 5 stars = great)
Food: 4.894.89
Atmosphere: 4.114.11
Service: 4.444.44
  • Review by earthkin on August 20, 2010:

  • I went there a couple weeks ago when taking my omnivorous parents out to eat. The food is very tasty, and I can tell that great care is taken in its preparation (though I did recognize some of the mock meats as having come from Mey Wah.) However, I have to give them a lower rating for service, because this restaurant in particular is very unclear about which foods are spicy and which are mild. There are no stars or red type on the menu, like other places do as standard practice. My mom had to return her dish because it was very spicy, when nothing in the menu indicated it would be (actually, it was spicier than my dad's intentionally-spicy dish.) She asked for a more mild dish instead, which still ended up being fairly spicy. Mine was fairly spicy as well, which I didn't prefer, but I wasn't surprised. So, this is a great restaurant for those who are not spicy-intolerant.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 33
  • Review by veganmarcy on October 14, 2009:

  • FYI this applies to their Cobble Hill location, but seems like it could apply to all their locales - their soy cheese is NOT vegan, it has casein (milk product) in it. It's not marked on the menu as such, I had to ask for them to read their soy cheese label. They were happy to do so, but I just wanted to warn anyone having (for example) the soy cheese-stuffed wontons at a "vegan" restaurant. There was also an item marked as having whey (milk product) and you should specify whether you thai iced tea/coffee is made vegan or non-vegan. Hope this helps!
  • Review by ryanxvxrage on April 18, 2009:

  • The Best asian food I have ever had.
    really friendly and a nice cozy atmosphere.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 44
  • Review by JamesR on February 3, 2009:

  • Aside from the location, which makes me want to slash my throat and let the blood pour onto the streets, Wild Ginger was pretty good the few times I've been there.

    The hot and sour soup is the best anywhere in NYC in my opinion. They cut fresh mushrooms for the soup, making it a wonderful experience. Everything else I've had has been good as well. This style of menu gets a little tiresome, but whatever, it's ok from time to time, and with a soup like this they can win me over. The food rating is for the soup, because although the other dishes are good, the lack of creativity if these restaurants makes me sad.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 44
  • Review by juls on January 21, 2009:

  • This place is awesome. I've ordered delivery from there twice, and last week I got to dine in for the first time. My boyfriend and I split three apps: Indian pancakes with curry dipping sauce, spring rolls, and steamed dumplings. All three were delicious, especially the Indian pancakes - to die for. Probably not the best dumplings I've had (I like Tacu Tacu better) but still good. Then we split the General Tso's "chicken". OMFG so good. Out of all the vegan General Tso's I've had, this one was the best. So close to the real thing. For dessert we split the Pumpkin Cheesecake which was also fabulous. The service was great too! They were very quick to fill our water and were very attentive. The ambiance is nice too. Overall, this place is effing stellar. Go there.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by xmotormanx on April 20, 2007:

  • Well, there it is, right on Bedford, a new vegan restaurant for Brooklyn. Hooray!!! Get down!!! Too bad its in hipster hell but whatr you gonna do. So is Foodswings moreorless and Bliss and...yep thats it. Your options are few. Now there is one more. You win! This is sort of how I feel about vegan restaurants near me in general. If you, Mr.Restaurant Owner, provide a new vegan food option which is still affordable enough to be an option, even if that option sucks a little in some regard, you've atleast given it the old college try and we're stoaked. We're probably going to eat there! I sure did!

    The food is actually pretty righteous. It costs way too much for what it is (just-above-simple, tasty with middle-of-the-road execution) but I'm only 25% offended, which is about par for New York restaurants. It doesn't look cheap and guess what it's not. The lunch specials are a decent deal though at about $8 or so. I tried the Black Pepper Seitan (it seemed the most metal thing to order) and low and behold, it was nicely textured and proportioned and delievered the agressive pepper whallop it had promised. The rice contained some kind of foreign non-rice object, either a bean or a pinenut, in an attempt to class things up. Actually it just seemed stupid and uninspired. But that's ok. There was broccoli advertised with it, which turned out to be a broccoli STALK, not flower, cut obscurely with a mandolin. Less forgiveable, were the hell is my broccoli, no one likes the stalk they like that absorbant little head which loves to soak up chinese food sauce. But the seitan itself carried things through and overall things were cool. I really just came for some fake meat anyway. This place has lots of it and it wears it nosily on the sleeve, ex: "Basil Soy Protein", not Basil Chicken or whatever.

    One other time I was treated to a huge meal here. I actually thought it was delicious, we were sharing everything and each thing I had was really nice. It was right when it opened, we picked unwittingly from the menu and everything we had was really good. I was enjoying myself bigtime until I saw my friends' bill and thought "that was deffinetly tasty but there is no way I would pay that myself". So my general feeling about this place is that I would be ALL OVER IT if it was maybe a couple bucks less for everything. Get grandma to take you! She'll think nothing of it and you'll be stoaked! I recall the Seaweed Salad being scrumptious.

    I agree with that comment above about the decor feeling pretty forced and phoney. It is. There's something about it, you'll see what I mean when you get there. Decor is never a dealbreaker for me but I suppose this is worth mentioning. Feels a little flimsy. Whatever.

    Service: Actually is pretty great! They're good at leaving you alone for a long time if you've come solo and that appears to be your deal, and to a group they're attentive but not oppressively so. It's very un-stylized and laid-back without being jerky and for me this is a bonus.

    Go Wild Ginger! Get yourself some non-sucky japanese beers, drop back your entrees $2, give me my broccoli and WE'RE TOTALLY PALS!
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 55
  • Review by sewster on March 28, 2007:

  • I ate there last week and it was excellent. A fine veg destination in a neighborhood with many Thai places that are just so-so. I had the Black Pepper Seitan, and the spring rolls. It's sort of quiet and low key, but it's really nice inside. Yum!
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by Red Lurcher on January 25, 2007:

  • Tasty! The salads are great, as are all the hot dishes I've tried. Wild Ginger fills an important niche between the greasy over-processed VPs and the overpriced pretension of Gobo. This is what Zen Palate should be. The Williamsburg location feels very similar to the Manhattan Wild Ginger. If you like it there, you'll like it here.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by Andrew Phillip Tipton on December 23, 2006:

  • The food here is really tasty, and the waiter was pretty good. (but not much personality.) The only food complaints: there was a lot of stems in my gai lan, instead of the good leafy part. And as far as I can tell no pumpkin in the pumpkin stew. But again it was very tasty.

    The decor is kinda phoney....and not very warm feeling.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 22
    Service: 44
  • Review by rswa5 on December 20, 2006:

  • Great! We loved the Mango Soy Protein and the Black Pepper Seitan. Fresh veg, not overcooked, aromatic sauces.

    FYI: I was there last night, and they're not BYOB, now-they've got got sake, Asian beers, and French and domestic wines. We had a nice Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55

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