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Travelers' Choice2023
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₱1,471 - ₱2,942
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Asian, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After a day of exploring we couldn’t have asked for a better spot for dinner. The cocktail list was well thought out, higher end spirits, the tapas menu had something for everyone. The Tuna is to die for, our server Valentina was there when we...needed her but she didn’t bother us when we didn’t. The desert menu was simple but very good, they also had, for the area, a good wine list.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed April 27, 2024

Lovely relaxed outdoor treehouse spot with wonderful food. We enjoyed every dish... but the mushroom crostini was surprisingly good and our family fave, we ordered it twice. Drinks were delicious as well.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed April 26, 2024

We loved everything about this restaurant. From Ann the host/chef/owner to Gerado, the manager - service was excellent. The food was out of this world - creative delicious and healthy. The setting, oh the setting - tree top dining on a multi level patio -...magical. We went two of our three nights.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 16, 2024

We loved the look and feel of the restaurant, and the staff were friendly and helpful. The tables were clean, and far enough apart to maintain some privacy in conversation. The restrooms were also clean. Sadly, we did not find the food as appealing, with...the grudging exceptions of the mahi mahi, filet mignon, and the Mongolian ribs. The firecracker shrimp were nicely sized, but a bit overcooked and rubbery, and there was far too much of the sticky sauce, which was overly sweet (and I typically like sweet sauces) but nicely spiced, but the other flavors within the sauce did not mesh well at all. I managed to eat 1 or 2 of the shrimps. The Thai Red Curry Beef was not as described; rarher rhan shredded beef, it was finely ground and formed into a soft, mushy, meatball shape that resembled (and smelled) like canned dog food. The pickled onion on top of the 4 small servings of meat was tasty, though nothing could save those unsavory balls of soft, nearly pureed, beef. As mentioned, my husband somewhat enjoyed the ribs, filet and fish, but he said that there was too little to satisfy his hunger. Since we both were still hungry, we decided to risk dessert, because we had seen some of our fellow diners' orders, and they looked delicious. The pound cake I ordered was very dry and tasteless. The berries sprinkled on it were pretty good, though, so I picked those out, but left the majority of the cake. My husband's pavlova was also tasteless, and he didn't like the sauce, but he also liked and ate most of the berries. I am not sure what was going on with the staff that night, but time after time we and other diners were approached with the wrong plates, and we also watched two of our plates being given to those at a nearby table, and then sent back to the kitchen... and then seemingly brought right back out and given to us, which we found unacceptable. The staff were plentiful and friendly, though seemingly out of sorts and perhaps new hirees. The bill was quite large, and we left feeling hungry and depressed, and also quite puzzled about the 5 star ratings so many had given this restaurant. It's all about the food for me, and I can't give this food higher than a 2, since only some of the most basic foods were the only ones we found edible.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed March 17, 2024

Tapas restaurant with outdoor seating. Definitely need reservations. The food was all excellent. Drinks were just okay.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 1, 2024

What an amazing dinner! It was like being in a classy treehouse! Great atmosphere, attentive staff, nice music. The Asian fusion tapas were beautiful and delicious. On the expensive side but worth it.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 24, 2024 via mobile

Super amazing. Wow. We were here years ago Pre Covid. So happy it’s still here. Incredible food and service. Every single plate was incredible. We had Kevin as a server and he was amazing. Well worth it. The prices are average but not crazy ....Make a reservation!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 20, 2024

This is a must if you are in the area. It's such a cool vibe. The staff were amazing and helpful with their recommendation. We quickly ordered a few drinks and some items to start. We took our time trying all the different options they...had and loved every single dish more than the last. Ginger is by far our top restaurant in the area and can't wait to go back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 18, 2024

An elegant spot for dinner! We loved the food as the menu was very different from other restaurants we had tried! The service was also great!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 16, 2024

This is a wonderful restaurant with a varied menu with the freshest food we had the whole time in country. The service was excellent, and the prices were lower than at the resorts. You can tell the chef really cares about what comes out of...the kitchen.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed February 6, 2024 via mobile

Even though this restaurant is on the main road, they have created a treetop open deck that is enchanting. But it’s the food that brings us back here every time we are at Playa Hermosa. Every tapas is delicious and presented beautifully. The menu choices...are creative Asian fusions with many seafood choices. For four people, we had firecracker shrimp, ginger rolls, Tuna, sea bass , red curry beef on plaintain , whipped cheese, French bread and shared pavlova and chocolate lava cake for dessert. The server was informative and brought out the dishes individually as they are prepared. The owner was on site overseeing the operation and friendly to talk to. Her original Canadian roots made us proud! Make a reservation, settle into a night with friends and enjoy this special find!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 3, 2024

Last night in CR and we decided to try the #1 rated place in Playa Hermosa. We have been to just about every other restaurant in this town and enjoyed them all ordering every kind of seafood you can think of. Ginger is a complete...departure from CR food. It is sophisticated, small plates exquisitely prepared in Asian Fusion style. This has nothing to do with CR traditional food so don't compare them. The closest comparison I can provide is the Tamarind premium restaurants on the Holland America pinnacle class ships. Don't expect to leave stuffed to the gills. We ordered 4 dishes plus butter naan bread and a chocolate lava cake plus 2 glasses of wine and the bill including tax was $108. this is expensive for dinner in Playa Hermosa but worth every bit. The open air deck, professional service and sophisticated ambiance stand alone. If you are on a budget, this is not the place for you but if this restaurant was in Seattle, double the bill, if you are lucky. If you want great CR food for less, consider my other reviews of Playa Hermosa beachfront restaurants.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 26, 2024 via mobile

Wow is all I can say. Great tapas, creative menu, great service. Made another reservation for next week. My new favorite restaurant in Playa Hermosa!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 21, 2024 via mobile

This was a great way to close our trip to Costa Rica! We were recommended to go to Ginger from our Air B&B hosts and so glad we did! Ginger’s atmosphere was cool. We were sat outside under the trees and the light wind was...nice. At times the wind would pick up and we lost a menu, chopsticks and a napkin so based on weather would have preferred to sit under the cover. The service was great for the first half of the meal, but as it got busier it seemed our server forgot about us which really slowed the service. In total our meal took 2.5 hours. (35+ minutes for the lava cake to be delivered ) The owner came up to check on us which was nice. We enjoyed our visit so the wait was fine, but I would recommend immediately putting in the next food order when they drop your plates each time to speed things up. Now the food…fabulous! We had multiple items served throughout the night including naan bread, goat cheese, ginger rolls, tuna tartare, firecracker shrimp, Mongolian ribs, red curry beef and lava cake. If I were to go back I would love to try the Asian tacos! The items I definitely recommend are the ginger rolls, ribs and red curry beef. Yummy! Highly recommend during your trip to CR!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 13, 2024 via mobile

Beware if you have food allergies. Both the waitress and manager don't care. I mentioned about sesame seed allergy. Tuna tartare comes out with bunch of sesame seeds which I returned. Another food shouldn't have sesame seed in it. My daughter ate it and developed...symptom right away. After carefully looking at the food it contained little trace of sesame. After awhile she developed severe symptoms to the point she had to go to the restroom to throw up. I mentioned this to the staff. But, no one even bothered to ask if she's ok nor offered help. We stopped our dinner quickly, paid and left.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5