Wild Ginger, a Seattle institution long renowned for its upscale Asian food and extensive wine list, has announced it will relocate its Bellevue location to a significantly smaller space.
The Wild Ginger outpost at The Bravern closed April 1 in preparation for the move. The restaurant will reopen in Lincoln Square South in downtown Bellevue, at 508 Bellevue Way, on April 9 for dinner and April 17 for lunch.
Owners Rick and Ann Yoder, who also own the Wild Ginger and The Triple Door in downtown Seattle plus three Wild Ginger Kitchens throughout the area, sought out the smaller, more centrally-located spot rather than continuing their lease at The Bravern.
"The Bravern was a little bit slower environment, we were looking for an area with a little more foot traffic," Rick told the Puget Sound Business Journal. "We were doing OK, but long term, I felt like I wanted to be closer to this part of the city." The Yoders are exchanging a 14,000-square-foot location for a 5,900-square-foot one. The new digs will seat 165 diners and hold a bar and two private dining rooms.