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Blue Ginger

1/10 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-867 1777
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dumplings” (36 reviews)
“chicken” (34 reviews)
“pad thai” (21 reviews)
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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

We visit the coromandel most long weekends, if we ever pass through Whitianga and Blue ginger is open we stop off for dinner! The food is consistantly great with a fun atmosphere. I had the most amazing yellow seafood curry ever - with greated coconut...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank jaelk2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

always a joy to visit this restaurant, food is always great service good and a real treat for lunch or dinner

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lorrainec160
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had one night in Whitianga and wanted a fresh meal in a nice atmosphere. This restaurant ticked both boxes. I had a Pho which was excellent. The staff is very social and I got to meet A Swedish countryman working as a chef at...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 60FK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blue Ginger was recommended by a friend who used to live in Whitianga. We had to go to say hi to Stu and Bex, whose place it is. They gave us a very noisy and friendly welcome, along with half of the clientele present! Food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank John T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's difficult to find a table at Blue Ginger, and it's easy to see why once you've eaten there yourself. We showed up at 6:15pm and already the place was so packed we had to sit on barstools while we waited for a dinner table...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TeamIan
Reviewed 7 November 2018

East meets West with sensational result. A must try is the Bang Bang Chicken Mango Salad. Good that there is no booking but would love to be able to bring a bottle but guess this means that there is more of a quick turn around....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank georob24
Reviewed 4 November 2018

This a a little gem! Asian street food at its best, I'd be eating here every day if I lived in the area! eat in cafe style or take away. no licence but not an issue. Lovely greeting on arrival, great service and the best...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank watermarkstudios
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

What an amazing meal we had for lunch today. I have a serious crustaceans allergy and the team went out of there way to make sure I could have a safe lunch. Flavours great, portions good and we totally enjoyed the food. Thank you for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Flyer57987874454
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We sat outside on a table on the pavement. The sun was shining and we enjoyed the plates of dumplings. The pork ones were especially delicious but everything was good, and not too expensive. In sitting for a good vegan place to take my vegan...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RBerry163
Reviewed 15 October 2018

They had very innovative and creative menus, and the food was of a very high standard. Very happy with the portion size as well, which we weren't able to finish! Will gladly come back!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Prasadfam
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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$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 8:00 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
9:00 AM - 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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