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Blue Ginger

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$$ - $$$
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241 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
+61 2 9818 4662
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun 18:00 - 22:30
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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143 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

You enter through a unique wooden door into quite a spacious room. There are couple tables all along each side plus a very long communal table in the middle. The service was impeccable. Your water glass will never be empty. The entrees of salt & pepper squid & prawn dumplings were enjoyable & a good size. When did entrees all... More 

Thank julie k
Bedminster, New Jersey
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Blue Ginger's signature dishes, as indicated on the menu, are all excellent but there's one dish that deserves to be added to the list. The fried eggplant stuffed with prawns is outstandingly tasty and succulent. It comes piping hot in four good sized semi-circular pieces and is excellent for sharing. Highly recommended.

Thank Bedminster31
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a lovely restaurant... we hade the pork belly buns, salt and pepper soft shell crab for entree, which were delicious. For mains we have the sambal prawns and the short ribs which were amazing. The food here is always wonderful and the service is pretty great as well. Cocktails are awesome as well, Yum!

Thank NatSpratt
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283 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everybody in this restaurant seemed to be having fun. Many clients were local of serial repeat business, evident in the way they know the staff and the way the staff reacted. I know why they keep coming back! Marvellous fusion food, a bit of Asian mixed with a bit of Australian, add a touch of inspiration and finish it off... More 

Thank Iain S
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate dinner here and were completely blown away with the food. Entrees were excellent we had a steamed pork and shiitake mushroom dumplings and the stuffed eggplant with prawns delicious !! For our mains we had the Wild Barramundi in a Blackbean sauce these dishes were also beautiful. Service was good. We booked in advance I did see a... More 

Thank amandaok69
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169 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Went here for dinner on NYE. Food was as good as ever. Service was friendly and helpful. Great little local.

Thank Kazza59
Birchgrove, Australia
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Always good. Great atmosphere. Reasonably attentive staff, without being intrusive. The betel leaves with salmon were so tasty. I love the texture and vegetal freshness. So too the wagyu spring rolls. Salt n Pepper calamari the highlight. Outstanding. The beef ribs also delish. Szechuan scallops were perfectly seared, moist and tasty. The pad Thai chicken is particularly tasty. The wine... More 

Thank Boodar
Balmain, Australia
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131 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Initially we were located in the front of the restaurant on the large table near the door despite one of our group having hearing problems and having requested a 'quiet' table. We were moved to the rear of the restaurant and then seated next to the only other group in that whole area. Why do restaurants do that? Is it... More 

Thank Ozziemovers
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Dinner on Sunday 18 December 2016. I have not been for some years. The place has changed hands and is efficiently run by some charming Thais. The food id as good as ever and they have wisely kept the famous Salt and Pepper Squid. Its noisy but given the quality of the food, BYO and the good service, its well... More 

Thank urqu17
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14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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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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, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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