One of downtown Traverse City’s oldest restaurants is still one of my favorites. It’s the first restaurant I can remember visiting in Traverse City. The food is always fresh and you’ll always get friendly service.
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After hearing so much about the Red Ginger restaurant in downtown Traverse City, it was about time to check it out. I was meeting a few friends and looking forward to a fun time. The atmosphere was fun with a nice design and flow to the space. It was a weeknight and the restaurant was mostly filled with professionals having drinks and dinner after work.
The server was polite and not hovering. He was there when we needed him and we felt comfortable taking our time and catching up.
The reason for the Red Ginger’s excellent reputation. The food was presented beautifully and it tasted as delicious as it looked.
There are items on the menu that seem a little high, but there are plenty of choices to order on a budget as well. It’s just one of those places that you could spend more than you hoped to if you’re not paying attention.
From the Red Ginger Menu
wok tossed white shrimp, chicken, sugar snap peas, carrot, peanuts also available with shrimp, chicken, local organic tofu
Minced Chicken in Lettuce Wraps
minced chicken breast, shiitake mushrooms, Chinese vegetables, hoisin sesame sauce, crisp lettuce jammers may be prepared with locally made organic tofu for vegetarian option
I had the Kung Pao and my friend had the lettuce wraps. Both were excellent.
237 EAST FRONT STREET
TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN 49684