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Blue Ginger

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241 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
+61 2 9818 4662
Sun 18:00 - 22:30
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for dinner with another couple and we were shown to our table and ignored for about half an hour. We ordered our food and it was quite bland and the size of the meal was quite small compared to other Asian restaurants I have been to. The price was higher than most though...not impressed, lack of service, low... More 

Thank Maximillian R
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I'd heard so many good things from friends, I had to check this place out for myself. The food is delicious, I highly recommend the angus short ribs - the meat melts in your mouth and bursts with flavour. There is so much on the menu you will have to go back to sample it all. It's a more pricey... More 

Thank Sarah W
Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We made a reservation to celebrate our weddings anniversary. The welcome was friendly and we got a table in the backend of the restaurant. Service friendly and quick, food beautiful, very tasty and a nice selection to choose from. I would recommend for anyone who goes there to go for BYO as the wine selection per glass is pretty average.... More 

Thank 904marj22
Genoa, Italy
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The real test of a restaurant is time. If you go back, and it was just as good s the first time you went, then is just as good the next time, and the time after that, you've found a gem. Blue Ginger is such a place, and I would particularly recommend the chicken rendang. Everyone does beef rendang, but... More 

Thank 10richardv
Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The menu at Blue Ginger has dishes they do best - unlike other Asian restaurants where they try to dazzle you with how many ways they can cook chicken, prawns, and the like. There's plenty of dishes to select from, so we select a mix of favourites and new dishes to try. The prawn rice paper rolls, the soft shell... More 

Thank AnthonyCordato
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

An excellent place for a great meal. Pork Belly and Crispy Skin Chicken were amazing. Service was great and staff were personable!

Thank Nancy G
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Expensive for what it was. It's winter and it's cold and dark in the restaurant with no heating. Poor value. Dishes with MSG. I wouldn't go back. There are much better Asian food out there for much lower prices, and more authentic.

1 Thank SydneysiderCS
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

The great thing about Blue Ginger is that it is a trusted winner. Great food. Good service. BYO and a consistently great experience over many years. Their specials always offer some interesting twists to the menu. If you're going as a couple or a small group, I prefer to sit out the back. The front is great for large groups... More 

Thank HellieD_12
Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Midweek dinner with friends. Blue Ginger was relatively busy in a nice setting - an old bank building with attractive decor and high ceilings. Entrees of Betel leaf with Trout, sang choy boa and Salt and pepper squid all had great flavour combinations and were well presented. Mains of Sticky pork ribs (boneless) and Crispy braised pork belly were substantial,... More 

Thank TheTouringWineLover
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Saw a voucher in the Entertainment book. Sounded interesting and reviews were very good. Visited on a Sunday evening, (day prior to Anzac day) without a reservation at approx 7.30pm. Place was 70% full. By 8.30 – 9pm people were still streaming in and out Room spacious, a little noisy, but certainly bearable. Started off with the duck pancakes $5.00... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Balmain>  > Balmain
  • Neighbourhood: Balmain
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9818 4662

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

Staying in Balmain

Neighbourhood Profile
Take the ferry to the inner west suburb of Balmain and be enchanted with this picturesque and eclectic waterside area. A stroll down Darling Street will take you on a tour of coffee shops, boutique delicatessens and shops offering wholefood products and organic cuisines. Yoga studios abound, and live music emanates from the hotels at night. As the place where the Australian Labor Party formed in 1891, Balmain has commonly been known for its “working class culture”. It has evolved into a health-conscious heaven with a laid back attitude, offering one of the most vibrant food and bar scenes in Sydney.
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