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Wild Ginger SLU Unveils Its Huge Satay Bar Shortly

The pan-Asian restaurant’s third location opens on the ground floor of the McKenzie Apartments August 18

A bird’s eye view of various Thanksgiving Asian-influenced dishes from Wild Ginger, including noodles, rice, and vegetables.
A spread of pan-Asian food at Wild Ginger. The new SLU location has a similar menu but some new items.
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Classic downtown restaurant Wild Ginger opens its third location — a South Lake Union expansion in the luxury apartment development McKenzie, on 8th Avenue and Blanchard Street — for dinner August 18. The modern, airy space features custom lighting and art, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an outdoor patio.

The new restaurant, called Wild Ginger McKenzie for its position on the ground floor of the McKenzie building at 2202 8th Ave., will serve the same pan-Asian favorites as the original (seven flavor beef, fragrant duck, and Sichuan green beans) plus some new dishes. Its focal point will be a huge satay bar where cooks will grill meat skewers over open flames. Diners will have access to a larger variety of satays here than at Wild Ginger’s other two locations (downtown and Bellevue), plus a long list of dipping sauces.

Owners Ann and Rick Yoder’s downtown flagship, which opened in 1989, has received praise in particular for its massive wine list, including recognition from the prestigious James Beard Foundation. The South Lake Union restaurant will have a smaller wine list, plus some original cocktails.

On August 22, the restaurant will roll out happy hour, lasting from 3 to 6 p.m., and lunch will start August 27. The restaurant plans to add weekend brunch later in the year.

Only a couple more weeks 'til we're open! Who's excited?!

Posted by Wild Ginger McKenzie on Thursday, August 2, 2018

Wild Ginger

1239 Park Street, , CA 94501 (510) 263-8128 Visit Website

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