About Ginger 108
Southern Cuisine with a Touch of Asia
Ginger 108 is an eclectic Southern Grill that infuses flavor from two contrasting cultures, the East and West. This collision of ingredients provide Chef Khymi and her team a palate for innovative dishes that are prepared with a Southern flair while leaving a contemporary choice for global ingredients. The menu is comprehensive and alluring. Dishes are authentic and bold. Ginger 108 delivers an elegant, yet fun, informal dining experience. Its sleek modern décor, large glass windows and bamboo accents provide an unmatched atmosphere that parallels its gourmet cuisine. Specialty drinks accentuate the variation of ingredients used in many of the dishes. Everything is thoughtfully prepared from scratch keeping true to its roots using the most natural, organic and sustainable ingredients available.Ginger 108 is one of Kinston’s newest restaurants and is part of the revitalization of the City center and the Arts and Cultural District.
Contemporary Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary Southern
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is plenty of parking on the street as well as public parking lot behind Mother Earth Brewing and down on Gordon Street.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ginger 108 Ratings and Reviews
A CHEF creates here! Not a huge menu, bu ...
A CHEF creates here!
Not a huge menu, but extremely creative. Everything we tried was wonderfully prepared. Delicious tates you never thought of. Probably not for the meat and potatoes person.
From teen agers to old timers - we all loved it.
Birthday dinner for wife. Just two of u ...
Birthday dinner for wife. Just two of us. Overall a very positive experience. Had a table near the bar. Couple of men at bar talked so loud that every table could hear them. Dinner selections excellent. I had scallops, wife had crab cakes. Both were good but scallop dish was far superior. After dinner we were not sure why we had been much more frequent diners at C and F. We will be back at Ginger 108 and soon. There were many menu options we want to try. Not so at the upscale place. Seems like they are more interested in impressing customers with the names of the entrees than with their taste and never are there numerous entrees that made our choice difficult. Waitress was very helpful and responsive. Another good thing is that the noise level was not overbearing.
We came celebrating one dear to us. Ever ...
We came celebrating one dear to us. Everyone ordered something different so we had a great menu tasting! My second visit but was sure I wanted to bringy foodies to your place. We all loved it. Even the picky kid enjoyed theac n cheese. Thanks to our waitress for helping us celebrate even with a teething one year old.
I ordered the shrimp and grits (SnG), an ...
I ordered the shrimp and grits (SnG), and I was surprised at the size of the meal in relation to the price and taste. I always order shrimp and grits every time it is available at any restaurant we try for the first time so I'm very particular with SnG. Sadly, I will not order that meal again as I was little disappointed with it. But I digress, besides my gripe about the SnG, my wife and I were pleased with our dining experience.
Looking forward to eating there because ...
Looking forward to eating there because we were told this was a previous chef from the Chef & the Farmer. No complaints with the quality of service we received. But the flavor of the entrees was lacking and the fingerling potatoes in my husband's entrée were actually cold. We live in Raleigh but were raised in Eastern NC, thrilled to have quality restaurants in this area but more work needed on this one.
Ginger 108 is a fantastic blend of Japan ...
Ginger 108 is a fantastic blend of Japanese/American dishes. The service was amazing, as was the food! My husband and I ordered the shrimp sliders & wontons for an appetizer and both were delicious. For dinner we shared a few of their sushi rolls and couldn't have been happier with them. It was the first sushi my husband actually tried and liked. We've been back since then and all the food we've gotten has been amazing! Definitely a hidden gem in Kinston!
Food was great
Seven of us ate and had cocktails. The specialty drink was especially good- got the blueberry marqarita with basil and it was very good. We had a combination of various "small plates" and various "large plates. Every single dish was good from the sushi to the steak skewers and the scallops were the best I've had in a long time. My only complaint would be some of the dishes were not hot when we got them but they were still excellent. This is not a quick in-and-out restaurant but a leisurely dining experience. The new Japanese lounge with the Sushi bar is very unique and restful. I'd recommend it for after work socials, intimate dinners, or group dinners. I will definitely go again.
Overall excellence: menu, ambiance, service
Especially liked the varied menu, seafood including crab cakes, and rack of lamb. Both served tasty and well prepared vegetables and potatoes or rice. Servers were friendly and professional. One of the best places to eat in Kinston.
The food was outstanding. Everyone at ou ...
The food was outstanding. Everyone at our table got a different entree. Each one was beautifully presented with excellent flavor and food parings. Considering they didn't seem busy, we waited a very long time for our food so I wouldn't expect to dash in here and grab a bite. Plan to take your time and enjoy the company of your dining partners. I considered Ginger 108 a "plan b" because we couldn't get in the Chef and Farmer but it was equally as good with larger portions. As a result, Ginger 108 will probably be "plan a" going forward.
Great atmosphere and ambience, a rare find in most small town restaurants. The recent Friday evening visit found the restaurant understaffed, but overall, the experience was notable. The noodles with shrimp dish was excellently prepared. I also enjoyed the side order of macaroni and cheese. Lots of young aduts entered for dinner while I was there.
There is Another Great Restaurant in Kinston, NC!
We came to Kinston, NC from Dallas, TX to visit the very popular PBS "a Chef's Life" restaurant of A Chef and A Farmer, which we have already reviewed! We were staying two nights and our hotel recommended Ginger 108 for the second evening. It was wonderful! I would call it upscale, creative Asian! The Shrimp Sliders was one of the best ever and my entrée was a great Seared Diver Scallops with ginger squash and mushrooms! My husband's pork chop was equally delicious! Their food was a really great blend of wonderful dishes with an Asian twist. The service and ambiance were wonderful and don't forget the dessert! We highly recommended Ginger 108!
Great Restaurant for a small town
Ginger 108 has great food and is a wonderful find for a town as small as Kinston. They have good service and the restaurant has a fantastic ambiance. I would recommend this to anyone that loves good food and a great atmosphere!!!
Excellent and unique
The décor is very striking, peaceful, and enhances the experience. We had some small plates and some large plates. The scallops were perhaps the best, as was the gingered bok choy(greens). The large plate portions were large and we ended up taking half home with us. Service was excellent and attentive.
Love this restaurant!
I have dined at Ginger 108 several times, I had out of state guests and wanted them to experience one of our small town's better restaurants. We totally enjoyed our evening at Ginger 108. The atmosphere was wonderful. Our server was very professional and cordial. The only small criticism we had was that the service was a little slow. However, the food was well worth the wait!
Another bright spot in downtown Kinston
went on a Saturday night. No troubles with the reservation. Yellowfin tartare appetizer was excellent and shared by the 3 of us. The surf and turf sushi roll was so good we ordered another and our other roll with salmon and a small piece of collard leaf was very good also. The crab cakes were very good, not excellent. Service was very good. Attentive but not hovering. finished off with dessert in to-go boxes to take down to Mother Earth and complete the night. This 2-3 block area of Kinston is one of my favorite places to go for a night out. with Mother Earth, Ginger 108, Boiler Room, Chef and the Farmer, and Olvera Street Taqueria you can't go wrong.
one selection was over salted and another was over cooked. one selection (salmon) was fine, and i would order it again. the poorly prepared items were taken off the tab but the experience was disappointing. cannot recommend until quality control in the kitchen is improved.
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