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Blue Ginger Restaurant

$$ - $$$, Asian, Thai
1/10 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-867 1777
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dumplings” (31 reviews)
“pork” (18 reviews)
“penne” (13 reviews)
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Polynesian, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1/10 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Blue Ginger had been recommend by a friend who is friends with the owners. We were not disappointed, the food was delicious. Nice cosy little restaurant with great food. Good menu and good prices. The curries are hot. The seafood sizzler I gad was great,...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really liked the food and reasonably priced. Nice healthy options .Only downer was I got my main before I was half way through my entree. Meant my main was a bit cold by the time I got to it. I will try it again...More

Thank Rhys H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weve been here several times since moving to whitianga to eat in and to take away. The food is soo full of flavour. A Vietnamese, Thai, Asian Fusion of deliciousness. The mains are easily big enough for two and the dumpling starters are a favourite....More

Thank ElementsWatersp0rts
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

EXCELLENT throughtly recommended. We have smoked fish wontons the dumplings spring rolls and spicy chicken wings... was amazing. I'd go back to get more smoked fish wontons. The girl serving was really nice. See you again soon.

Thank Renee I
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The food was ok but not amazing. It was also very expensive - if it was cheap I may have given three stars. But I can goto nearly any sushi restaurant back home and pay half the price for a meal that's larger and most...More

Thank Anthony C
BecksMu, Owner at Blue Ginger, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Hi Anthony, Sorry you had such a mediocre experience, but I don't think you dined with us! We don't have sushi on our menu. The sushi restaurant in Whitianga is called Umino Hoshi. We serve Vietnamese/SEAsian fusion food in very generous portions.

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Pad Thai and Korean sizzling beef more than enough for two hungry diners. Nice to have an alcohol-free experience for a change. We'll be back!

Thank Jerzei B
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Amazing Asian fusion restaurant. The kapow chicken, pad Thai and dumpling are phenomenal. The poke bowl is also a must try with an array of beautiful fresh ingredients, however so watch for the large amount of wasabi on this dish, can catch you unawares. Regardless...More

Thank food_killer96
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Went to blue ginger for diner tonight. Pork and fenel dumplings pork and prawn dumplings pork belly and beef rendang.A truely grest meal with the rendang the best I have eaten.We have travelled malaysia and indonesia extensively and this is the best rendang I have...More

Thank V2791FLtonyf
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Our host at our B & B recommended this restaurant and we certainly not disappointed.Even though this is not a BYO and alcohol is not allowed it didn't matter. If you like a curry then you should try Blue Ginger

Thank Bruce_Lorraine
Reviewed 24 April 2017 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!...More

Thank BeanCase T
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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
Kids, 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
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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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