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Blue Ginger Restaurant

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1/10 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-867 1777
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Vientiane, Laos
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on TripAdvisor recommendations as craving some flavours of Asia. Pros: tasty authentic meals, chilled casual dining, funky decor, easy and friendly service. Dumplings were delish, as was the kapow chicken but the highlight was the red duck curry from the specials board! Cons: chilli oil needs more chilli less oil.... only thing we could come up with.... More 

Thank BeanCase T
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely casual place to eat, good coffee and the food is really interesting, very fresh, not heavy. Service is great. went back a 2nd time!

Thank J P
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is wholesome and large plates of well cooked and presented food. We loved the Asian theme and left very happy. No alcohol just to warn you but don't let that stop you going for a night off.

Thank Ed C
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely suprise in Whitianga. There is quite a range of dishes from different se asian countries and the quality of food was great. Lots of fresh ingredients & mouthwatering flavours! My wife had Banh xeo & i had a Pad Thai and both were winners

Thank LUXE_Aus
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I recently dined here and the food was great. I had dumplings and San choi bow and both were great. Some of the best fusion food I have ever had. Service was friendly and prompt. Highly recommended.

Thank Morbidrook
Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow.... I heard it was good but didn't expect such an amazing textural , flavorsome meal as we experienced tonight . This is the hidden gem in whitianga and if you don't stop here to eat while you are staying here you are crazy. It is going to be hard to top this meal. only wish I lived closer so... More 

Thank NatFrequentTraveller
Whitianga, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Blue Ginger many times and I love it. Each time I have had something different and I have never been disappointed. I raved to a friend about how good their Pad Thai was as it tastes so fresh and so I took her there to try it. She didn't like it so took me to her... More 

Thank TJThomasPWhite
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

As soon as we found out there were dumplings in Whitianga we knew we had to try them. THey were so yummy and the sauces were fantastic. Also had teh pad thai which was very good

Thank caitlinpoppy
Oxford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A wonderful place to eat! We had the pork belly noodles and vegetable green curry, both of which had great flavours especially from the fresh herbs (so nice to see a good handful of coriander...). The best Asian meal we ate in NZ!

Thank NflashG
Portland, Oregon
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

It doesn't look like much but the food was fantastic! The fusion of different flavors had our tastebuds buzzing. We had chicken dumplings in broth, kapow chicken bowl, and San Choy bowl. Everything was fresh and tasty! You want to get there before 8pm as they will cutoff service. I feel bad for the sad latecomers who were turned away.

Thank mokemo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Polynesian, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/10 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-867 1777
Blue Ginger Kitchen is a casual eatery featuring fresh, vibrant Polynesian Asian Flavours cooked by a small team of passionate chefs. Dine-in or Takeout in our Blacksmith Lane Kitchen.
Blue Ginger Catering are wedding & event specialists, catering in the greater Mercury Bay area for 12 years.

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