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Blue Ginger

1/10 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-867 1777
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Fusion, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1/10 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!!! Just wow! My tastebuds are still dancing joyfully from the memory of our dinner there! An unassuming entrance but the food more than makes up for it. We arrived on a Tuesday evening and were greeted promptly. Our waiter was happy to share what...More

Thank Deb S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious fresh food. The only reservation I had was, being told it was a 10 minute wait and ended up being 40 minutes. Would definitely go back though.

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a pad Thai meal here, food was fragrant with plenty of chicken, nuts, veg and noodles. Atmosphere relaxed. Excellent front of house service. Overall very good

Thank travellersruislip
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Ate at Blue Ginger 3 times during our holiday on the Coromandel - fantastic food, great friendly service and relaxed vibe. Delighted to be shown a separate vegan menu with good variety of choices. Well done everyone at Blue Ginger - we will be back.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Outstanding Thai food. Had three dishes, Pad Thai, Crispy Sqid, & Red Duck Curry. All excellent. Helpings were very generous. The service was wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant

Thank Geoffrey S
Reviewed 11 February 2018

This place was recommended to us by a local (who dismissed the other Asian restaurants as "too much sugar" etc.) - and it was a very good recommendation! This may well have been one of the best Asian (Thai) dinners we ever had. The freshness...More

Thank Alfred V
Reviewed 5 February 2018

I stayed her for two days so ate at the restaurant in the evenings. they offer a variety of food including local cuisine. The restaurant is on the river and offers a relaxing atmosphere. the only negative is that the bar closes at 9pm which...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

I wasn't charged the price advertised on the website and when I queried it, the staff member was disinterested at best. I wasn't impressed. On opening our food I thought the meal was overpriced. $24 for a box that was mostly noodles. I won't go...More

4  Thank JoseReader
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Relaxed eating, great selection of Asian foods and although not for me there was a separate and interesting vegan menu. No alcohol but plenty of juices and other interesting drinks. Coco lala= iced coconut coffee, yum.

Thank badcarnz
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Everyone needs to go and experience Blue Ginger. Ticks every box... we walked in and were greeted by the most fabulous music, even more fabulous host and the atmosphere amongst the staff via see thru kitchen was delightful. Then came the food ... best food...More

Thank lsjb2013
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Karen M
4 July 2017|
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Response from Morbidrook | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm pretty sure it wasn't licensed but their is a pub straight across the road if you need to grab a bottle of wine or some beer, cheers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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